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Major MTA Restorations, Expansions in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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by Adel Manoukian It’s long-awaited good news for Brooklynites and Manhattan residents. State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the MTA has made many service expansions and restorations in the two boroughs. The MTA will create a brand new Brooklyn Tech Triangle bus route which the senator and stakeholders will lead the effort for. Other [&hellip
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Designer Chain Daffy’s To Close All NYC Locations

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Photo by Bob B Brown, courtesy of Flickr Commons. by Adel Manoukian Designer duds retailer Daffy’s is closing all of its 12 NYC locations in the upcoming months. Spokesperson Michael McMullan released the news earlier this week to the Associated Press that the 51-year old chain has been going through much financial turmoil, having competition from similar chains, like Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Other [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

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A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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City Holds Contest, Wants to Cram More New Yorkers Into Tiny Spaces

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Remember Geico’s reality show spoof commercial “Tiny House”? It may be turning into even more of a reality for solitary New Yorkers who could find themselves living a little more like Alice in Wonderland after imbibing the growing potion. Or, the City could simply be updating itself to resemble living situations in comparable cities worldwide. [&hellip
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Representative Rangel Wins Primary Despite Redistricting

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Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, representing the congressional district primarily covering Harlem, won yesterday’s primary despite district redraws (occurring once a decade). The 82-year-old Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates in the congressional primary, with the New York Times calling it “the toughest re-election fight of his career.” Rangel’s victory gives him the shot [&hellip
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Manhattan DA Cy Vance Slams Current Marijuana Laws

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Cy Vance. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Senate Republicans may have killed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., still is calling for the legislative change. At an event held by the New York City Bar Association last night, Vance criticized the current law, which allows police officers to have [&hellip
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