Bloomberg releases controversial budget proposal

Bloomberg releases controversial budget proposal

February 11, 2013
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  Mayor Bloomberg’s recently released $70.1 billion proposal for the final budget of his mayoralty was met by much controversy. The 2014 budget does not include any tax increases, but closes a $1.1 billion deficit. City spending will decrease 1.1 percent, or $254 million, over the nex... Read more »

MTA may install platform barriers to curb subway deaths

MTA may install platform barriers to curb subway deaths

January 28, 2013
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In the wake of the recent spike in the number of deaths on New York subway tracks, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is once again considering implementing platform barriers. Fifty-four people were killed on subway tracks in 2012, a number that represents a five-year high. The MTA is evaluating solutions... Read more »

CUSP graduate program to hold first classes next fall

CUSP graduate program to hold first classes next fall

December 11, 2012
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NYU’s most recent graduate program will host it’s first class at MetroTech in Brooklyn come next fall. The program, Center for Urban Science and Progress, which will focus on training students to apply their skills in science and technology to solbuy cialis online no prescriptionve problems, is one of the winn... Read more »

New York state receives extension to create fracking regulations

New York state receives extension to create fracking regulations

December 3, 2012
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New York state failed to meet a Nov. 29 deadline to draft a new set of fracking regulations for New York, opting instead to grant a 90-day extension. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, is a process in which high pressure fluid is injected into the ground to fracture sedimentary rocks,... Read more »

City Council greenlights controversial Chelsea expansion plan

City Council greenlights controversial Chelsea expansion plan

November 27, 2012
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Live Blog In a nearly unanimous 41-1 vote, the New York City Council approved a controversial expansion to the Chelsea Market earlier this month that will double the building’s office space. The expansion consists of two large towers that will bbuy generic viagrae built atop the existing Chelsea Market ... Read more »

New York Aquarium to remain closed for rest of year

New York Aquarium to remain closed for rest of year

November 19, 2012
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Even though it has been three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, the New York Aquarium still faces numerous challenges. Jim Breheny, executive vice president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, said in a press release earlier this month that all 14 acres of the building were overtaken... Read more »

Nor'easter to hit east coast after Election Day

Nor'easter to hit east coast after Election Day

November 6, 2012
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Update: Wednesday, Nov. 7- 1:40 PM A High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Warning, and Winter Weather Advisory are in effect for the NYU area. According to the National Weather Service, the area can expect wind gusts up to 50mph along with rain and snow this afternoon. The mixture of rain and sno... Read more »

New York tech meetup reflects on Internet freedom

New York tech meetup reflects on Internet freedom

October 29, 2012
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The eighth annual New York Tech Meetup on Thursday focused on the post-election Internet policy. Andrew Rasiej, the chairman of the tech meetup, said the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act were “a wake-up call for the tech community” that showed people the importance... Read more »

Chelsea Market expansion proposal approved

Chelsea Market expansion proposal approved

September 18, 2012
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After months of heated debate, the City Planning Commission unanimously agreed upon a modified Chelsea Market earlier this month. The decision will be put to a final vote on Oct. 29. The proposed expansion, to be carried out by the Jamestown Management Company, will increase the size of the Chelsea... Read more »

Public invited to see long-awaited Lowline

Public invited to see long-awaited Lowline

September 14, 2012
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A duo plan to turn an unused trolley terminal into New York City’s first underground garden called the LowLine. James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, who co-founded the project last year, have been brainstorming and conducting research ever since. “The Lower East Side itself is one of our oldest and... Read more »