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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Kellner Sues Mayor & City Over MTS Opponents of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) have thrown up what could be their best-chance roadblock against the project. Assembly Member Micah Kellner announced that he has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council in the state Supreme Court on the [&hellip
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Incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel Links Himself to Obama on Primary Day

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel, who voted today in the Democratic congressional primary, is facing a challenge from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates. (Jon Lentz) After navigating through a crowd of reporters and photographers to cast his primary vote in Harlem today, Congressman Charlie Rangel sought to link his campaign to President Barack Obama. From the ongoing fiscal crisis and income inequality to healthcare reform and the high number of young people going to prison, Rangel asserted he was the [&hellip
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NYC Ranks 22 in List of Fittest US Cities

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Lifestyle

Bloomberg may think we need to cut our sugar consumption, but it turns out New Yorkers are only getting fitter. Last month the New York City metro area ranked 22nd in the American Fitness Index, a report released annually from the American College of Sport Medicine which looks at health and fitness in the fifty [&hellip
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Cell Phone Storage Companies Profit While Students Hurt

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Business, Posts

Is there a better target for robbery than a shady van filled with thousands of cellphones? That’s just one complication that arises when considering the city’s perplexing cell phone storage procedure for high school students. Cell phones are banned in city schools—probably with good reason—but students who attend schools with metal detectors, and want cellphones [&hellip
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Are Horse Drawn Carriages Coming to an End?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

They came from all walks of life, some in heavy horse suits despite midday June weather, to descend on the steps of City Hall and rally for an end to New York City’s horse-drawn carriages. (by Alissa Fleck) They are New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets (NYCLASS), as well as community members and [&hellip
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Rally Attendees to NYPD: End Fatalities & Maimings, Bring Dangerous Drivers to Justice

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The Transportation Alternatives group and community members rallied alongside Clara Heyworth’s widowed husband, Jacob Stevens, on the steps of City Hall this morning, calling on the NYPD to reform their investigations into violent car crashes. We recently reported on the case of Heyworth, a woman killed in a 2011 hit-and-run by a driver who was [&hellip
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Midtown Traffic Congestion Solution To Expand

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Midtown in Motion, a traffic system unveiled by Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials in July of last year, will be expanded due to its initial success in congestion reduction. The first phase of Midtown in Motion saw a 10 percent increase in travel speeds, the DOT announced in a press release yesterday. [&hellip
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If Cab Fares Increase, Will Drivers Pay More, Too?

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

taxi The Bloomberg administration is looking to raise fares for yellow cabs, but Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky last week declined to say whether the city would also consider a proposal to raise how much taxi fleets can charge drivers. “We’re going to have a public hearing May 31,” Yassky told City & State before [&hellip
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Giant Ketchup Bottle Pops Up in City Hall Park

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The Public Art Fund Strikes Again If you were passing by City Hall Park last Wednesday, you may have witnessed Mayor Michael Bloomberg casually eating popcorn in front of a 30-foot-tall ketchup bottle. Rest assured, your tap water has not been contaminated. Bloomberg was simply there to give the inaugural speech for Common Ground, the [&hellip
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If Cab Fares Rise, Will Drivers Pay More Too?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

The Bloomberg administration is looking at raising faresfor yellow cabs, but Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky this afternoon declined to say whether the city would also consider a proposal to raise how much the taxi fleets can charge drivers. “We’re going to have a public hearing May 31,” Yassky told City & State before [&hellip
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