Tag Archives: New York City

A Concert In Your Living Room — D.I.Y. House Shows

Matt Kozial, a singer-songwriter from Linden, N.J. wasn’t sure what to do. Even though he was scheduled to perform that night in Brooklyn, he couldn’t get in the venue – someone forgot to give him the apartment number. Kozial wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ice Skating Season Returns in Manhattan

As the holiday season kicks off in New York City, some of the Manhattan’s most popular ice skating rinks have already opened. One rink, however, will remain closed this winter. Battery Park City on Ice, which debuted last winter on … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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Rebels With a Cause: Fight the MTA

These days, you can’t seem to talk about nuisances and pests of New York without mentioning the MTA. If you are like me, you are probably dreading the proposed fare hike on unlimited metrocards starting in January 2011. Don’t get … Continue reading

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After Years of Neglect, Fixing the East River Esplanade

On the Upper East Side, a narrow strip of parkland flanked between the East River and the FDR Drive offers prime views of Queens bridges, water and sunset. Sinkholes and cave-ins along the path, however, (like this one this past … Continue reading

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Pay to Play: New York City Open Mics

New York City has some of the most famous comedy clubs in the world, and dozens of smaller clubs spread through out the city. My roommate does stand up comedy and when he moved to New York this summer he … Continue reading

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Should Pet Owners Be More Scared of Pests?

Lots of people love their pets, and in a blog devoted to pest problems I think it is only right to include our pets. Having a pet can sometimes prevent- and other times cause- a pest problem. So if you’re … Continue reading

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Staten Island Community Board pushes to displace deer

Staten Island Community Board Two has requested the New York State Department of Environmental reconsider their decision against transferring the deer population on the Island to other parts of New York State. According to a 2008 study by the DEC, … Continue reading

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