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06.10.15 Bucky Turco

New York’s highly restrictive, not-cool-at-all medical weed program is expected to be enacted on January 1st. But for some patients, that’s just not soon enough. On Tuesday advocates asked lawmakers in Albany to pass emergency legislation allowing access to the healing properties of cannabis now. For many parents whose children are suffering from seizures, this […]

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01.26.15 Prachi Gupta

If you thought you could weather this horrendous storm by sitting in your underwear and ordering Seamless every few hours, you were wrong. Effective 11 PM tonight, Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all “non-emergency vehicles” from New York City’s roadways. This, you may be surprised to learn, includes food delivery bikes. The mayor appeared […]

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01.08.15 Rhett Jones

It seems that the economic benefits legal weed has always promised are already coming for one industry: lobbyists. According to Capital, one insider is calling the coming medical weed industry in New York the “Lobbyist Employment Act of 2015.” That’s because hundreds of manufacturers are expected to compete for just five licenses to manufacture the medicinal ganja […]

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12.24.14 Bucky Turco

Florida, the nation’s largest old people relocation center and a place that sucks, just became the third most populous state in the United States, knocking New York into fourth place. According to the latest census figures, the Sunshine State is putting numbers on the board. The New York Times reports: The numbers, which reflect population […]

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11.25.14 ANIMAL

On Tuesday evening, New York City continued to show solidarity with Ferguson. Following the announcement that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the fatal shooting of Mike Brown, protests have erupted around the nation. ANIMAL’s Bucky Turco has been live-tweeting from the scene in NYC, where protesters are marching through the streets. It […]

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11.12.14 Rhett Jones

Henry S. Farber, an economist at Princeton, has performed an exhaustive study of NYC’s taxi data and weather patterns over the last four years and he thinks the research has produced a pretty good explanation for why it’s so hard to get a cab in the rain. Using a small subset of the enormous amount […]

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10.29.14 Prachi Gupta

Crime in New York has gone down, but misdemeanor arrests are on the rise, concludes a comprehensive report [PDF] that culls through New York state and city arrest data from the past three decades. The New York Times reported on the 114-page study, put out by John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Tuesday, describing […]

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10.15.14 Marina Galperina

And the city’s official Ebola treatment center is… Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital! The city’s 10 other public hospitals sigh in relief. The New York Times reports that Bellevue has prepared four isolated, single-bed rooms for any upcoming confirmed or high-probability infection cases, as well as a separate blood sample testing facility on the premises. The staff is prepping vigorously, […]

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10.14.14 Marina Galperina

The results of a year-long feasibility study for the QueensWay are being presented today. The $120 million project would develop the disused, overgrown Rockaway Rail Line into a park resembling the High Line. The proposal has been tailored specifically to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to like it by satisfying “both his traffic safety and park equity agendas,” reports Capital […]

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10.08.14 Rhett Jones

New York is experiencing the largest wave of new condo development since 2006. The city needs condos. They have to need them right? They’re everywhere! Even though no one is living in the luxury apartments, demand is high. In Manhattan, you have record-setting skyscrapers going up to house the super-rich. In Brooklyn, you have countless […]

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