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On October 28th, 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened the doors of his dry good store on 14th St. and Sixth Avenue. He later acquired partners, moved up to a location on 18th and Broadway, in the posh ‘Ladies’ Mile’ shopping district, then died a few years later. But his legacy lives on with Macy’s turning […]

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Your chances of being killed at the “confusing and dangerous intersection of Atlantic, Fourth and Flatbush avenues” in Downtown Brooklyn will go down with news that “pedestrians will soon have 31 traffic-free seconds, up from the current eight seconds, to cross” the traffic heavy patch of street. |TBP| […]

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On Tuesday, analogy TV signals will be cut for a full three minutes and for the small minority of homes that aren’t equipped with digital technology, screens will go blank: “The test is a coordinated effort among broadcasters who will shut down their analog signals from 5:58 p.m. to 6:01 p.m. that evening. The trial […]

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To the delight of residents on South 4th Street in Williamsburg and around the city, the Department of Sanitation announced an increase in fines for thoughtless dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets from $100 to $250. No matter how utterly brainless some of these offenders are hopefully this will incentivize them to […]

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A judge has cleared the way for New York City Council members to vote for new legislation that would increase term limits so that Mayor Bloomberg could run for a third term. This is a complete departure from the past, when public referendums were employed to solve these issues with residents voting overwhelmingly in 1993 […]

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Chanel’s Pavilion in Central Park is nothing more than a glorified showroom according to this art critic: “[T]he pavilion sets out to drape an aura of refinement over a cynical marketing gimmick. Surveying its self-important exhibits, you can’t help but hope that the era of exploiting the so-called intersection of architecture, art and fashion is […]

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Their attendance records might suck, but at least some of the city’s kids are conscious about the need for more bike lanes with students from Hamilton Heights Academy and P.S. 28 adding cycle-friendly concepts to their ‘If I Were President’ project. A lot of the suggestions were spot on, except for the “I would shut […]

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A judge has ruled that NYC teachers can teach about free speech, but practicing it in schools is not allowed: “U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said the school policy of banning campaign buttons seemed to reflect a good faith judgment by the Board of Education about the impact of the buttons rather than an attempt […]

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At least one local politician has an idea to raise some money for the city thanks to the financial shit show on Wall Street. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn suggests NYC start selling or leasing its assets. One idea is to start selling ad space on the side of garbage trucks (again). Governor Paterson agrees […]

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Are bed bugs to blame for the recent increase in discarded mattresses around Greenpoint, Brooklyn? Could be. Either that or people are increasingly moving out of the economically depressed city, after all, this neighborhood isn’t likely to get any cheaper according to this post-recession map of the city. |NYS| […]

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