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Recent string of thefts affects NYU campus

Recent string of thefts affects NYU campus

Marita Vlachou, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Students are at risk of having their property stolen when they are in coffee shops or restaurants near NYU’s campus. Wallets, laptops and bags have been taken since February. This month alone there have been four thefts. Stern freshman Aayush Gupta had his backpack stolen during spring break at Argo... Read more »

Republican gubernatorial candidate discusses plans for New York

Republican gubernatorial candidate discusses plans for New York

April 18, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The 2014 New York gubernatorial race was in full swing last night as presumptive Republican nominee Rob Astorino spoke to the College Republicans at NYU. Astorino spoke to a full house of supporters including university students from NYU, Fordham, Columbia and Pace. Sebastian Albrecht travelled from Fo... Read more »

De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

April 18, 2014
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Ward Pettibone/WSN New York City Mayor and NYU alumnus Bill de Blasio examined city issues in a discussion moderated by fellow NYU alumna and Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo on April 17 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. During the discussion, which was sponsored by the... Read more »

Fish-borne infection infiltrates boroughs

Fish-borne infection infiltrates boroughs

April 9, 2014
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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that a skin infection is spreading through raw fish contaminated with Mycobacterium marinum in Chinatowns across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Thirty cases of the infection were reported in March. Since April 2, that number h... Read more »

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

April 4, 2014
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The New York City Council has proposed a bill that would mandate a 10-cent fee on all disposable plastic and paper bags used at grocery stores, aiming to make the city more environmentally conscious by promoting the use of reusable bags. If passed, New York City will follow the example of Washington, D.C.... Read more »

Measles outbreak infects New York City

Measles outbreak infects New York City

March 12, 2014
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The New York City Department of Health confirmed yesterday that the measles outbreak has increased from 16 confirmed patients to 19 in areas including Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. A department spokesperson said cases range from those who are 3 months to 63 years old. “Nineteen case... Read more »

On the Wire

On the Wire

February 7, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Playing Catch Up NYU, along with 110 other universities including Yale, Northwestern and Cornell, has been accused of breaking the law by telling students who are applying for financial aid that they have to pay to fill out unnecessary paperwork. Three Stern students won first place in a wine comp... Read more »

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

January 26, 2014
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In the minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, Bill de Blasio was sworn into office as the 109th mayor of New York City. One of the first challenges de Blasio has faced as the mayor of New York are the snowstorms. De Blasio made a statement advising caution due to the dangerous weather and temperatu... Read more »

Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

November 13, 2013
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The Talking Transition Tent opened in SoHo on Nov. 9 for New Yorkers to voice their concerns about any issue around the city to aid the transition from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Ten organizations started the transition tent to improve city policies and... Read more »

Both sides discuss future of 5Pointz at hearing

Both sides discuss future of 5Pointz at hearing

November 7, 2013
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A hearing at the Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Nov. 6 addressed the plan to demolish 5Pointz, a Long Island City graffiti haven, and build a luxury apartment building in its place. Judge Frederic Block, who presided over the case, said the hearing was an informal environment without a ju... Read more »

Universities collaborate to research storm impact on New York

Universities collaborate to research storm impact on New York

November 7, 2013
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Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the beginning of the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms and Emergencies, a research institute housed at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and Stony Brook University in response to Superstorm Sandy. A meeting that will address funding a... Read more »

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

WSN News Staff
November 6, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was elected the 109th mayor of New York City on Nov. 5, winning 73.7 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting according to The New York Times. “Progressive changes won’t happen overnight, but they will happen,” de Blasio said in his victory s... Read more »

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