Monthly Archives: December 2010

Parochial Pests: At-Risk Schools

By next year, more than 3,000 parochial students from schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island will have to find a new school if the Archdiocese of New York proceeds with a plan to shut 17 schools in the … Continue reading

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Days of Holidays’ Pests

If we’re honest with ourselves, the holiday season isn’t always so warm and fuzzy. It brings along its own annual pests too like shopping, annoying music, and travel, just to name a few. I put up a survey on-line, asking … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Joe. Hello Hipsters!

Joe may be long gone, but Camel is hoping hipsters can pick up right where he left off. The cigarette company is coming under fire for focusing on the cities where the cool kids live. The Break Free Adventure Contest features … Continue reading

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The Lost Decades of The Second Avenue Subway

The construction of the Second Avenue Subway line has made news since it broke ground three years ago because of its delays and harsh effects on local businesses and residents. But the Second Avenue Subway has been making headlines for … Continue reading

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Ruins of New York City

The reinvention of Times Square is complete. At least that’s what the New York Times reported today, and in the midst of a historic neighborhood change in Coney Island, this might be a sore spot for all of those who … Continue reading

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PETA’s Over the Top Tactics

The famed animal rights organization PETA (PEople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was back in the news this week in New York. The group is know for its often outrageous and controversial public protests for animal rights, but this … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Heroin Use On the Rise in Central Harlem

When Harlem AIDS doctor, Diana Williamson was charged last August as “queenpin” of a $1 million Oxycontin/Medicaid fraud ring, it was clear “hillbilly heroin” or Oxycontin was making inroads into urban areas. According to data released by the New York … Continue reading

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A history of the leakers at Wikileaks

Perhaps the United States government’s biggest pest — not bed bugs — is the independent site Wikileaks. The site, started by Julian Assange in 2007, has been posting leaked government and businesses documents submitted to them. Last month, the website … Continue reading

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Where to go and what to do, with a stroller in tow.

It’s the holiday season in New York City. A time to enjoy all the sights and sounds this beautiful city has to offer. From the magical Macy’s holiday window display to the tree at Rockefeller Center, New York is home … Continue reading

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