The Minority is the Majority at CUNY’s “Where I’m From”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

CUNY’s live taping of its first radio show on heritage and culture draws an eclectic mix of performers “This is a show for the New America, where the majority is the minority,” said Jesse Hardman when he introduced the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s first edition of “Where I’m From” at last weekend’s live taping [&hellip
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For Earth Day, 17 Shades of Green

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Urban Greenwalk Launches with 8 Day Green Initiative Event By Helaina Hovitz Urban Greenwalk, a new nonprofit designed to educate city folk on everyday green initiatives, took its first steps on Saturday, April 20, in 17 stores along Bleecker Street between Bank and Charles Streets. The initiative was born when downtown resident Steven McClure, 44, [&hellip
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Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Food Truck 4-25 The city council may limit mobile food vendors Food trucks have become essential elements to the workday lunch and the job force, but for Upper West and Upper East Side residents and businesses, they can be detrimental to quality of life. That’s why Council Member Dan Garodnick authored a citywide bill that would designate food [&hellip
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Bacon Brothers Sizzle in NYC

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Celeb_Bacon Brothers 2 Kevin and Michael Bacon, in their 17th year as bandmates, talk about their musical process, the experience of being onstage, and weird concert venue requests By Alexis Tarrazi Throw together a harmonica, mandolin, electric guitar and an accordion and you get FoRo SoCo. No it’s not the name of a new drink. It’s how celebrity [&hellip
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Thinking Beyond the Food Drive

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Innovative ways to fix the city’s hunger problem For many New Yorkers—and Americans in general—when they think of feeding the hungry, they think of scrounging through their pantries for canned goods to donate to food banks or helping serve food at a shelter over the holidays. And therein lies the problem, says the New York [&hellip
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Gang Members Indicted for Cocaine Delivery Service

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Forty one members of two narcotics trafficking rings have been indicted for selling and delivering cocaine, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced last week. Thirty three members of the “Blocc Boyz” gang, which is based in the Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side, are accused of using car services to deliver cocaine throughout Manhattan. [&hellip
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