Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

City Yoga Studios Feel Unfairly Targeted by Government Agencies

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By Alissa Fleck The New York Times recently reported yoga studio owners feel unfairly targeted by city agencies. Three years ago, New York State government proposed regulations requiring schools that trained yoga instructors to obtain licenses to do so. Eventually, yoga studios were exempted from the regulation, but the obstacles for studios only continued from there. [&hellip
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NYPD Patrolling Sikh Temples in the City in Wisconsin Shooting Aftermath

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

The NYPD is patrolling New York City Sikh temples as a precaution in the aftermath of a shooting in a Milwaukee Sikh temple that left seven people dead. Gothamist reports there is “no known threat” against any temples in the City, but officers are being cautious nonetheless. The blog also reports the Milwaukee shooter, 40-year-old [&hellip
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Video: Man in Ferrari Runs Over Cop While Trying to Evade Minor Traffic Ticket

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File this one in all things absurd and humiliating. Yesterday in Soho, a man in a Ferrari—reportedly the boyfriend of an MTV reality star, according to Gothamist—attempted to speed off while being ticketed by an NYPD officer. He didn’t get far though as, unfortunately, he managed to do even more damage in the process. The [&hellip
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CitiBike Implementation Potentially Delayed Over Software Glitches

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CitiBike has already faced heated controversy over placement of its docking stations, and the City bikeshare program hasn’t even launched yet. Delays in the implementation of CitiBike are resulting from faulty software, Mayor Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Now, Alta, the company in charge of the system, is reportedly asking CitiBank for $3.5 million ahead [&hellip
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Series of Storms Hitting New York Region Leaves Power Outages, Uninhabitable Homes

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The series of storms hitting the New York region this past weekend left destruction in its wake, causing at least one fatality and wreaking havoc on trees and residents’ power. Approximately 20,000 people lost power in the northern part of the state, reported WABC, while New York City and Long Island reported fewer outages, most [&hellip
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City Seeks to Crackdown on “Reckless” Delivery Bikes

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by Ed Yourdan. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan held a press conference to announce the DOT’s new education and enforcement program for delivery cyclists. The commissioner was joined by Council Members Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin, Dan Garodnick and Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, as well as some local restaurant owners, to introduce the efforts and explain [&hellip
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Why They Won: Democratic Consultant Bruce Gyroy on the Recent Cogressional Primaries

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Bruce Gyory Top Democratic consultant Bruce Gyory weighs in on the recent congressional primaries in our print issue out today: Pundits do a good job of assessing winners and losers after electoral events like the recent congressional primaries. Few are better, for example, than City & State’s First Read on Fridays. Yet while this last primary’s victors [&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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