Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Where to Get Hurricane Relief Effort Updates

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20121103095839-A6tkGi2CQAABBlP Electricity was restored to parts of the Lower East Side and East Village on Friday, and hopefully all of Manhattan will have power soon, but relief efforts are far from over. Look to the links below for continually updated coverage on relief efforts in your area. Twitter:  @FEMA  @RedCross  @RedCrossNY  @ConEdison   FEMA.gov/Sandy  NYC.gov   RedCross.org  [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Spider-Man The Book—Insight Into a Closed World or Capitalizing on Failure?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

The New York Times announced this week Glen Berger, the playwright of reported media circus “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” signed on with Simon & Schuster to pen a book about the “most controversial musical in Broadway history.” It was also the most expensive, according to the Times. Berger was charged with helping rewrite the [&hellip
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Claims He Asked Vito Lopez to Resign

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

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now claiming he asked Assemblyman Vito Lopez to step down following accusations against him of sexual harassment in the workplace. These claims follow evidence in recent weeks Silver agreed to pay $100,000 to settle workplace harassment claims made against Lopez. Silver also stripped Lopez of his Assembly chairmanship, reports Gothamist.  [&hellip
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Con Ed Guessed on a Bunch of Electricity Bills This Summer Based on Rudimentary Math

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Via Wiki Commons The New York Times is reporting Con Ed may have overcharged numerous electricity consumers this summer because of limited access to meters during the lockout. Many customers were charged more than ever despite, in some cases, being out of town for much of the summer. (by Alissa Fleck) At first, reports the Times, Con Ed [&hellip
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The Botched Spanish Fresco Restoration: Ageism in the Art World?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive

“Despite Good Intentions,” states the headline of a New York Times piece about the elderly woman in Spain who performed an amateur “restoration” of a century-old church fresco, “a Fresco in Spain Is Ruined.” Good intentions or not, the woman destroyed a priceless, irreplaceable work of art. 80-year-old Cecilia Gimenez took to the more than [&hellip
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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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The David Rakoff Canon: Works You Should Know by the “This American Life” Master

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

How does one do—notoriously pessimistic and humorously insightful essayist— David Rakoff’s work justice? How does one begin to fumble for the words to embody his literary range? Rakoff, who just passed away at the age of 47, wrote and spoke in a way that so remarkably reflected our uncertain collective reality—in his profundity, in his [&hellip
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Soda Ban Debate Sees Its First Action

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Proponents and opponents voice their opinion regarding Bloomberg’s unique proposal The debate over Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban raged on Tuesday, having started at 1 p.m. but lasting over 80 minutes past its initial expected ending time, the New York Times reports. Representatives from the board of health, union advocates, consumer advocates, health experts politicians, even a [&hellip
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