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March 15, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Per Gothamist, a band of unnamed cyclists created illegal street memorials last night, remembering the pedestrians and cyclists struck and killed by vehicle drivers who were never charged. The marked spots bring attention to crashes that required no investigation, according to the NYPD. Where applicable, the memorials include the name of the victim, the date […]

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March 14, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Do you use the bus system? Do you feel like a total dumbass at your stop waiting for a bus that seems like it’ll never show up, even though it’s only a couple minutes before the scheduled arrival time which is entirely dependent on the consistency of bus drivers? Then you start worrying, “Maybe it crashed,” and […]

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March 13, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban is currently kaput, which is nice, but some eateries in the city are still (justifiably) pissed. Restaurants like Schnipper’s bought all these small beverage cups to comply with the dumb regulations, but those dumb regulations never happened. So now, there are 100,000 cups Schnipper’s can’t return or use, because they provide […]

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Samer Kalaf

There’s a dolphin in the East River! It’s just chilling there. Let’s hope it doesn’t meet the same fate as the Gowanus Dolphin: Becoming the inspiration for a terrible parody account on Twitter. Get out while you still can, East River Dolphin! If any of you make a parody Twitter account about this dolphin, we […]

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March 11, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Mayor Bloomberg probably has a sadface right now. New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled today that the soda ban planned to start Tuesday will be on hold and ignored. Tingling called the ban “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.” Furthermore, Tingling wrote: The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged […]

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March 8, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Mayor Bloomberg has showed his disdain for large sodas, but there are more things that grind Bloomberg’s gears. He thinks movie trailers are the worst. From Bloomberg’s interview with M Magazine: I sat through an hour of trailers, and every one was stupider than the other. And then there were these ads for video games […]

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March 7, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Noted blowhard Peter King will be participating in a two-round boxing match on Saturday in Wantagh. King’s opponent will be Josh Foley, a New York state kickboxing champion. To some extent, this bout is an attempt to get some press, but not totally. King’s known as a big fan of boxing. Regardless of the dog-and-pony-show […]

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Samer Kalaf

According to a 2012 survey by the Straphangers Campaign, subway stations’ conditions are pretty much the same or improving since the year before. The survey sampled 251 platforms at 120 stations. The only factors that got worse were water damage and graffiti, which was found at 27% of examined stations (up 7% from last year). […]

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March 5, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Inspired by visions of a more sustainable East River, Italian brothers Massimiliano and Emanuele Ercolani of DoKC Lab created these stunning designs for a New York City “water farm.” The drawings, with their lava-colored skies and minimalistic trees, have a very dreamlike quality to them — although the eco-structures they depict, like underwater hydroelectric generators, […]

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February 27, 2013 Samer Kalaf

New York will be joining Texas, Hawaii, Washington and California when the Public School Athletic League establishes a wrestling league entirely for girls, beginning in March and ending with a tournament in May. The plan is to have 16 teams for around 300 girls, spanning from all five boroughs. There will be 12 weight classes. […]

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