Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy

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The federal task force on rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations, many of which have [&hellip
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Bridge Party Leads to Arrests

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Every weekday, the Manhattan Bridge carries more than 450,000 New Yorkers on foot, bike, train and car between Brooklyn and Manhattan. But on Saturday night a crowd of partygoers turned a section of the pedestrian walkway on the 5,780-foot long span over the East River into an outdoor nightclub. Police say Sunday three New York [&hellip
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City Slows Plans for Pricey Apartments on Public Housing Land

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Officials are backing off a plan to lease land in some New York City public housing complexes for new, mostly market-rate rental buildings. New York City Public Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea said Friday the authority wants private developers to submit ideas for possible new buildings at eight housing projects in Manhattan. Originally, NYCHA had [&hellip
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Cars and Bugs and Iambic Pentameter

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot braves the city’s elements to bring free shows to the streets Acting in one of Shakespeare’s plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That’s just one of the challenges facing the cast performing “Richard III” this summer in a working outdoor municipal parking lot at the [&hellip
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Which Neighborhood Lights Up the Most?

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Whether you’re looking to avoid secondhand smoke or light up freely, some areas of the city are smokier than others Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the city, killing more than one New Yorker every hour—more than AIDS, alcohol, murder and suicide combined. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, New [&hellip
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‘Hood Happenings

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Thursday, Aug. 22 Lower East Side Youthmarket: fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. Also workshops on small business skills, nutrition education for young adults. Between Grand St. and Columbia St. Every Thursday until the end of November. 3 PM – 7 PM. www.grownyc.org Toddler Time with storytelling and playtime at Mulberry Street Library. [&hellip
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Rob Sheffield Gets Carried Away with Karaoke

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The Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author speaks about 99 Luftballoons, Bowery Ballroom, and spa-raoke Writer Rob Sheffield explains that karaoke is the only American pastime that rewards you for subpar performance – but that’s what makes it so fun. In his new book, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke, which [&hellip
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