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04.16.15 Prachi Gupta

Chinatown’s beloved 169 Bar will stay open. The months-long ordeal between the City and the dive bar was settled in court Thursday morning, ANIMAL confirmed. “The case was resolved. We didn’t admit any guilt. We signed a settlement agreement with the city that didn’t involve shutting us down,” said Jesse Danoff, the lawyer representing 169 […]

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12.11.14 Rhett Jones

Hip-hop moguls came together on Wednesday to talk to Governor Andrew Cuomo about reforms needed in the wake of the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. Jay Z and Russell Simmons came together at Cuomo’s Manhattan office to talk about the specific changes that should be made to restore public confidence […]

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04.25.14 Andy Cush

Earlier this year, archaeologists dug up a series of centuries-old artifacts at City Hall, including a douche made of animal bone that dates back to the 1800s. Now, that douche has a new home in Midtown. A new space called the New York City Archaeological Repository, at 114 W. 47th Street, will hold the feminine hygine product […]

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02.19.14 Andy Cush

And no, it wasn’t Mike Bloomberg packing up the last of his things from his office. Ba-zing! DNAinfo reports: An excavation at the city’s political center has unearthed a 3-inch artifact that initially baffled archaeologists — until they realized it was one of the earliest documented feminine hygiene products in New York. “At first we thought it […]

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02.07.13 Julia Dawidowicz

NYC’s Public Transit Union really, really wants people to stop dying in the subway. While the MTA is busy working on some high-tech, costly solutions to prevent subway deaths — some of which will allegedly take decades to implement — the Public Transit Union has come up with an immediate plan of action: blood-splattered “Metro(death)Cards.” Yes, this is […]

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10.11.12 Andy Cush

Yesterday, the City Council began hearings on the Community Safety Act, a package of bills that would protect New Yorkers from unlawful searches by police, make profiling of any kind by officers illegal, and establish an Inspector General’s office that would independently oversee the NYPD. The hearing was as impassioned as you might expect for […]

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09.08.09 Will Sherman

A lawn-mowing robot is being tested at City Hall. While the Parks Department claims that none of their union workers will be replaced with machines, they will reassign them to groundskeeping jobs that a robot can’t do as efficiently, at least not yet. |NYDN| […]

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06.29.09 Will Sherman

The Public Art Fund’s latest installation doesn’t officially go on view until Thursday, but that’s not stopping whiners from getting started on the temporary work. In his new project, “Wall and Door and Roof,” British artist Richard Woods is decorating a door inside City Hall with an image of a door and wrapping the City […]

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