Community Board Wants Fashion Week Out of Damrosch Park

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200px-New_York_City_-_Manhattan_-_Community_Board_7_crop By Amanda Woods Community Board 7 wants Fashion Week to find a new home. Residents have long complained about the noise, removal of greenery and lack of access to Damrosch Park because of the many concessionaires that occupy the space throughout the year, all issues addressed in the Board’s resolution. And as locals see it, [&hellip
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NYC Food Carts: Behind the Scenes of New Regulations

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Business, Eat & Drink, Uncategorized

Despite the unappetizing nickname “street meat,” food carts are an extremely popular snack and meal option in the City. They range from basic coffee or pretzel carts to elaborate, gourmet food trucks with their own Yelp pages and faithful customers who have no qualms about waiting in line for—what could be—hours. Now the Department of [&hellip
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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Door In Queens Leads to Questions about Bicycling Safety

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It was an unfortunate day for an unsuspecting cyclist on Sunday when he hit a car door while riding his bike in Queens. The cyclist, 39, whose name is undisclosed, ended up dying at the scene. According to the New York Post, the cyclist’s jugular was punctured by his bike’s handlebars, and witnesses’ efforts to [&hellip
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Will the Elimination of Bottle Service Actually Make New York Clubs Safer?

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn called for an emergency meeting with the NYPD and the New York Nightlife Association following rappers Drake and Chris Brown’s infamous bar brawl at the W.I.P club in SoHo last Thursday. Quinn said she was “deeply concerned” by the incident, and added that existing guidelines and legislation surrounding bottle service [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Barbara Ciner, Life Lessons Before Kindergarten

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By Juan DeJesus Starting your kids on the right path at an early age is always a top concern for parents. So when parents decide to send their children to the Adults and Children in Trust program at St. John Divine, they can rest assured that Barbara Ciner will empower their children with the skills [&hellip
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Is the Euro 2012 Cup Plagued by Fears of Racism?

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Euro 2012 host countries Poland and Ukraine find themselves under close scrutiny as racism accusations intensify. The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has already opened several investigations as we approach the second week of the competition.   The controversy was sparked last month with BBC’s “Stadiums of Hate,” a documentary denouncing the presence of [&hellip
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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Turn Himself In

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Four-year NYPD veteran Richard Haste is being indicted on manslaughter charges after fatally shooting an unarmed teenager in the boy’s Bronx home. Haste is expected to turn himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office tomorrow following the grand jury’s decision, the Daily News reports. In early February, Haste followed the victim, Ramarley Graham, into [&hellip
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Ambition on the Esplanade: Exhibit Showcases Designs for Waterfront Development

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Uncategorized

Elaborate designs for East Side Esplanade now on display in museum exhibit By Rebecca Harris The shabby state of Manhattan’s East River esplanade, crumbling in age and plagued by awkwardly configured spaces, minimal amenities and deterioration due to a general lack of upkeep, has been a source of displeasure among East Siders for years. City [&hellip
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An Apple a Day For Dr. Oz’s Daughter

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Daphne Oz, co-host of The Chew, on healthy eating and her father’s influence By Angela Barbuti It’s before 10 a.m. and Daphne Oz has already eaten a lamb chop and sipped a mai tai. As one of the hosts on ABC’s The Chew, she spends weekdays in the kitchen, cooking with her co-hosts and contributing [&hellip
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Don’t Go Blind Tonight: Where to view the “transit of Venus” safely

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By Nick Gallinelli A few organizations are providing spots to safely view tonight’s transit of Venus   Unless you’re going to live for another 105 years (and if you are you probably can’t read this) tonight is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Venus cross the earth’s view of the sun. Tonight, a “transit of Venus” [&hellip
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