PROTECTING YOGA STUDIOS

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Last year, yoga studios received letters from the state’s Education Department demanding licenses for instructors and promising stiff fines for violations. The state since dropped the regulation after a bill was introduced to protect yoga studios. But the legislation sponsored by State Sen. Eric Schneiderman and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal recently passed both legislative chambers, [&hellip
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Bellini Burglarized

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A former employee at Bellini, a restaurant at 483 Columbus Ave. near West 83rd Street, was arrested for breaking into the premises. Police said that Feb. 28 at 12:30 a.m., Victor Gutirrez-Velazquez, who had been fired five weeks earlier, was arrested after witnesses spotted him in the kitchen. Gutirrez-Velazquez, 30, allegedly entered with a stolen [&hellip
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Caught Red-Handed

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A man was arrested Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. after he was spotted breaking into a seventh-floor apartment through the window. Jeffrey Ziernicki, 35, cut both his hands on the broken glass trying to enter the apartment, on West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue. Cops said that two witnesses saw Ziernicki from their apartment windows [&hellip
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Update: Homeless Hostel Plan Compromise

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UPDATE  MARCH 3, 2010 Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito has brokered a compromise with the Department of Homeless Services regarding the use of a West 107th Street hostel as emergency homeless housing. In order to accommodate a growing homeless population and quell community opposition, the West Side Inn Hostel, at 237 W. 107th St., will continue [&hellip
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Where Has All the Moo Shoo Gone?

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No sooner had I buzzed in the delivery guy from Sura Thai Kitchen than my children were circling like sharks for the kill. Releasing the fragrance of Thai basil and peanut oil from plastic containers of Pad Thai and Pad Se Ew, I suddenly realized I was part of the trend sited by Village Voice [&hellip
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Fence Gets Funds

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Long standing plans for a new fence to ring the I.S. 44 schoolyard got one step closer to reality after the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District announced a new infusion of funding Feb. 11. The BID received a $350,000 capital grant, arranged by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, to cover most of the project’s cost. The [&hellip
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