Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

Program Finds Seniors Ripe for Healthy Fresh Food

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Seniors, West Side Spirit

By Amanda Woods For some senior citizens on the Upper West Side, it may be difficult to take a trip to the Greenmarket and buy a few days’ supply of fruits and vegetables. With this in mind, Council Member Gale Brewer launched “Grow Green, Age Well” to help connect the elderly to locally produced healthy [&hellip
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Activists Rally Bronx Residents to Fight Stop-and-Frisk

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by longislandwins. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Stop and Frisk has long divided New Yorkers who disagree over what constitutes appropriate policing strategies in the protection of city streets from violent crime. In some neighborhoods where these practices are nothing short of commonplace, activists are as fired up as ever in their efforts to reform local law enforcement.   The polarizing Stop [&hellip
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Bloomberg Downsizing on Automobile Speeds: 13 Nabes Approved For Traffic Calming So Far

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

More than 100 neighborhoods around New York City have applied for “traffic calming measures,” according to a statement issued by Transportation Alternatives, after Mayor Bloomberg unveiled his new “slow zone” program. The Department of Transportation has so far granted 13 safe zones, which reduce the speed limit in designated neighborhood areas from 30 mph to [&hellip
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The Humor in Soda Ban Protest “Escapes” Bloomberg

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Eat & Drink, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town

“The humor kind of escapes [him],” Mayor Bloomberg says of the “Million Big Gulp March” in protest of his proposed soda ban. This weekend New Yorkers for Beverage Choices took to the streets to urge Bloomberg to let them put what they want into their bodies. Bloomberg referenced obesity and obesity-related deaths in the City, [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Jon Lentz Espaillat Eyes Senate & Concedes to Rangel City & State reports that State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who conceded defeat on Monday in his contested primary race against Rep. Charles Rangel, declined to say whether he would run for re-election to the state Senate. But Espaillat signaled that he [&hellip
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Coalition Against Soda Ban Trying To Amass Support

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Brooklyn flooded with picketers voicing opposition against Bloomberg proposal More contention against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban bloomed again this weekend, as the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices hit the sands of Brooklyn this weekend in effort to voice their opinion. Members of the coalition, along with supports of the coalition’s efforts, canvassed along Coney [&hellip
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Soda Companies Combat Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

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

New New Yorkers of Beverages Choice made to promote soft drink freedom It was welcomed by many New Yorkers when it was brought to our attention in May, but Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the purveyance of 16 oz. sodas has, with no surprise, angered soda companies, movie theaters, and restaurants. Major companies like Pepsi-Cola and [&hellip
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New McCarren Park Pool Having Problems With Fighting, Thievery

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

The park prior to renovations - photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Fight and thieves bringing negative reactions to the newly-renovated pool The newly reopened McCarren Park Pool is having a few problems more severe than the occasional toddler screaming. The park, amidst an array of criminal problems, was shut down for the second time since its $50 million opening last Thursday, The Huffington Postreports. After a [&hellip
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