DOT Launches New Campaign To Get Pedestrians And Drivers to “LOOK!”

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LaHood and Sadik-Khan point to the curbside warning. (Photo courtesy of Gothamist) The New York City Department of Transportation teamed up with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to announce the relaunch of the “LOOK” safety campaign. LaHood joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan this morning at the intersection of 42nd Street and 2nd to unveil the new advertisements and features of the campaign. The campaign, which originally launched in 2006, has [&hellip
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2012 Vendy Awards Hits Governor’s Island with Proud Chefs and Drooling Mouths

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Previous Vendy Award offerings. Photo by wallyg, courtesy of Flickr Commons by Nora Bosworth About 1,500 food lovers swarmed Governor’s Island on Saturday to sample two dozen food trucks for the 8th Annual Vendy Awards.  The grand prize went to the Piaztlan Authentic Mexican food truck based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which served their beef, pork and goat tacos to excited attendees. “This is my American [&hellip
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Liveblogging the First Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

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Foto-3     11:54 a.m.: Protestors gather at bowling green in front of National Museum of American Indian and Battery Park to report back on events before heading to next location. Protestors are wearing birthday hats and holding balloons to celebrate first anniversary. 12:05 p.m.: Occupy protestors invade battery park and form groups in front of [&hellip
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11-Year-Old Catches Piranha in Staten Island Pond

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Photo by Gregory Moine By Naomi Cohen An 11-year-old girl’s fishing trip turned dangerous when she fished a red-belly piranha out of Brooks Pond in Staten Island last week. “It was a fat, sassy fish,” Kaitlyn Crabbe’s grandfather Robert Crabbe, 63, told the New York Times. After a struggle with what she thought was a turtle, Kaitlyn showed her [&hellip
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Long-Awaited Broadway/Bleecker Street Transfer Still Awaited

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Photo by Mark Lyon By Naomi Cohen The Broadway-Bleecker Street transfer is now taking longer to open than all of the first part of the IRT in the early 1900s. After rumors of openings in June, then July, then mid-August, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking an oath of silence in finalizing a date. The project, over budget at $135 million, will [&hellip
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Record-High Vacancies and Rent Rates Suggest Lenient Leases in Winter

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Photo by Matt Hintsa By Naomi Cohen As Manhattan apartment rents are reaching an all-time high, landlords are signing fewer leases in a usually busy month. With vacancy rates averaging 1.19% in August—the widest rate since 2009—a breaking point may be approaching this winter, according to Gary Malin, president of City Habitats, the real estate company that published the report. [&hellip
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Woman Raped, Thrown from Rail by OWS Colleague

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Photo courtesy of NYPD By Naomi Cohen The NYPD reported Monday that a woman, 56, was raped and thrown off of the Pier 15 park railing after meeting a fellow Occupy Wall Street protester, 44, for this weekend’s anniversary festivities. She was found without pants or underwear, with a broken pelvis and right arm. The woman recognized the suspect, [&hellip
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NYC Board of Health Approves Soda Ban

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons by Nora Bosworth On Thursday, the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Bloomberg’s “soda ban”, which prohibits the sale of soda and other sweetened drinks in any container over 16 ounces. The average soda bottle actually exceeds this size, according to the New York Times. Bloomberg’s desire to curb the city’s obesity epidemic [&hellip
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