Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Walking Tour Through New York City’s Historic Lower East Side

If you have a few free hours and perhaps some calories to burn, consider embarking on one of New York City’s guided walking tours. Many are inexpensive or even free and some of them offer interactive history lessons on specific … Continue reading

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One Less Hour of Sunlight A Pest to Night Owls

Daylight savings time, a practice that dates back to 1883, was developed as a way to standardize time zones for the railway system. Since then the date on which we spring forward or fall back has shifted with the latest … Continue reading

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On Staten Island, the North Shore’s Nuisance is ‘Nothing’

The North Shore of Staten Island–believe it or not–once stood as a great commercial hub. Thriving maritime communities like Stapleton and Mariners Harbor once sustained local shops, motels and restuarants. But when the activity in New York Harbor slowed down, … Continue reading

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“If You Feed ‘Em, We Breed ‘Em” – Rid the Subways of Rats

With bed bugs stealing all the headlines lately, rats have been getting an easy ride in the ongoing debate on the most-hated NYC Pest. Now, however, New York officials have been cracking down on the best way to eliminate the … Continue reading

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Suspect Journalists

The last few months have seen an annoying trend of news reporters making news for the wrong reasons.  Today Keith Olbermann became the latest follower of this trend. Olbermann was suspended indefinitely today from his job as anchor of MSNBC’s … Continue reading

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2010 Election Machine Round-Up

Photo: Flickr User Patja This was an election week, and while there was some national tumult and a few surprises, most of the races in New York ended in utterly predictable results. Still, the usual political charge filled the air … Continue reading

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Pest News Roundup – Bedbug Edition

It’s been a busy week for bedbugs. They’ve been seen around schools and a world-famous hotel; they got mentioned in a tweet by the real AP Stylebook; and they even went out on Halloween. Find out more after the jump.

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Howie Hawkins and Proposition 19: A Coast to Coast Setback for The Legalization of Marijuana

I recently spoke with Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for governor of New York. Hawkins said that the legalization of marijuana would have a variety of positive impacts in New York. “The social reasons deal with fairness,” he said. “And … Continue reading

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When Cell Phones become Pests

Cell phones have become pocket-sized versions of PCs, and, some argue, work better than their larger brothers. They can provide directions, play music and videos when they work right. However, when they don’t work properly, they can become pests that … Continue reading

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New Yorkers: The Notorious Non-Voters

Frustration with Albany politics and a growing polarization of parties drove more New Yorkers than usual to the polls on Tuesday. As Republicans and Democrats battled for Congressional control, voters at P.S. 6 on the Upper East Side said they … Continue reading

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