Tammany Hall declared city landmark

Tammany Hall declared city landmark

November 5, 2013
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New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to approve the former Tammany Hall building for landmark status on Oct. 29. The building’s architectural style and connection to the Tammany Hall political machine that dominated New York City politics during the 19th and early-20th c... Read more »

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

November 4, 2013
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The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Ma... Read more »

Runners participate in NYC Marathon with heightened security

Runners participate in NYC Marathon with heightened security

November 4, 2013
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The New York Police Department sealed off part of Central Park West. Travelers exiting the northwest side of the Columbus Circle subway station were met by NYPD personnel and told to go back down the subway. “It is making us detour right now because we were supposed to go in on [65th Street],” said Ninni... Read more »

NYU Reacts: Shop-and-Frisk brings attention to racial profiling

November 1, 2013
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Complaints have been arising the last six months over department stores Barneys and Macy’s supposedly racially profiling African-American shoppers. These incidents have come to be known as shop-and-frisk. Most recently, Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old man from Queens, said the police detained him ... Read more »

Artists, residents grapple with potential 5Pointz demolition

Artists, residents grapple with potential 5Pointz demolition

October 28, 2013
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As aerosol artists continue their fight to stop the demolition of 5Pointz, the graffiti mecca and art center in Long Island City, Queens, the 10-day restraining order on the owners of the 5Pointz property and developers G&M Realty ends today, Oct. 28. Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall app... Read more »

Annual Pumpkin Fest attracts crowds to Central Park

Annual Pumpkin Fest attracts crowds to Central Park

Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer
October 28, 2013
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  Zombies, Frankenstein’s monsters, superheroes and many other characters attended this year’s annual Pumpkin Fest in Central Park. The sun was out on Saturday, Oct. 26, and attendees enjoyed live entertainment and various activities in celebration of Halloween. “NYC Parks Recreatio... Read more »

Subway cars may decrease future congestion

Subway cars may decrease future congestion

October 24, 2013
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Subway cars may become less crowded in the future. The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Needs Assessment for 2015 to 2034, released this month, describes future plans of the company, including the purchasing of trains with open gangways. Open gangways, like MTA’s articulated buses, un-ify a... Read more »

MTA’s Bus Time program arrives in Manhattan

MTA’s Bus Time program arrives in Manhattan

October 10, 2013
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The Metropolitan Transit Authority expanded its Bus Time program to Manhattan on Oct. 7, informing commuters about bus schedules depending on their borough and taking the stress and uncertainty of waiting for a bus out of the equation. The program, which is also available in the Bronx and Sta... Read more »

Gay hate crimes rise in New York City

Gay hate crimes rise in New York City

October 8, 2013
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Gay hate crimes have been on the rise in New York City, including one high-profile incident that occurred near NYU. On May 18, 32-year-old Mark Carson was fatally shot at point-blank range while walking in Greenwich Village. The New York Times reported that by May 2013, gay hate crimes in New York C... Read more »

Bloomberg unveils self-esteem campaign for young girls

Bloomberg unveils self-esteem campaign for young girls

October 7, 2013
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City Girls Project aims to foster young girls’ self-esteem and encourage positive body image. According to the project’s website, New York is the first city to implement this type of program. “The project aims to help girls believe their value comes f... Read more »

Film, TV industry booming in New York City

Film, TV industry booming in New York City

October 3, 2013
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  The growth of New York City’s film and television industry has accelerated over the last decade. Last year, 267 films were shot in New York City, a major increase from the 188 a year before. A record 27 television series are expected to be filmed in the city this season, according to th... Read more »

Councilwoman James wins NYC public advocate runoff

Councilwoman James wins NYC public advocate runoff

October 2, 2013
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New York City’s government finds itself still functioning amid the U.S. government shutdown. A runoff for the Democratic public advocate candidate was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 between New York City Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron. James won with 59.6... Read more »

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