Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

The State of Public Libraries

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Local libraries supportive of midtown renovations, speak out against budget cuts The New York Public Library system is facing major changes and not everyone is happy about it. The Committee to Save the New York Public Library (NYPL) has been rallying to stop the Central Library Plan, a plan to consolidate the Mid-Manhattan and the [&hellip
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Interview with Charles Barron

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Barron1-224x300 Councilman Charles Barron lost his bid to become a congressman by a nearly three-to-one margin to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Tuesday’s primary. He was not too happy about it. But when we reached him on Friday, Barron was looking toward the future and throwing a few jabs at the city’s political establishment. City & State: [&hellip
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Who’s Really Behind That Furry Costume? A Look at NYC’s Elmo Impersonators

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

An Elmo impersonator was arrested and subsequently hospitalized Sunday outside the Central Park Zoo for shouting, among other things, anti-Semitic obscenities at passersby. (by Alissa Fleck) An investigation into Elmo’s background uncovered the man, who gave the name Adam Sandler, formerly ran a Cambodian pornography site. Additionally, Gothamist revealed Elmo-gone-crazy-in-the-park is by no means an [&hellip
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop the Lawsuit

Written by Carib Guerra on . Posted in Arts & Film, Business, Downtown Social, Lifestyle, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Technology, TV

So, this website called Aereo just got sued by every major broadcast network. Why? Because Aereo lets you watch broadcast TV channels whenever you want. And unlike Hulu or Netflix, where it can be days/weeks/months before new episodes come out, Aereo is actually TV. Right there, whenever you like, on your browser, iPhone or iPad. Yes. Let’s be real: Nobody but Nielsen families watches TV [&hellip
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