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Mayor de Blasio Flexing Muscles Over Domino Sugar Development

Mar 02, 14 Mayor de Blasio Flexing Muscles Over Domino Sugar Development

Posted by in All, Real Estate

In what John H. Mollenkopf, director of City University’s Center for Urban Research says “is curtains up on the first act of the real-estate drama for the new administration,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding more space for affordable housing to the $1.5 billion development proposal along the waterfront in...

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DIVAS Developing App to Help Girls Cope with Life’s Intimate Questions

Feb 24, 14 DIVAS Developing App to Help Girls Cope with Life’s Intimate Questions

Posted by in All, Technology

The Digital Interactive Visual Arts and Sciences (DIVAS) for Social Justice organization works hard to teach youth in under-served neighborhoods how to use today’s technologies to promote social change. Their latest undertaking, under the DIVAS “Imaging Ourselves” program, is to create a mobile app which will answer the most...

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Todd Meister the Dietician Weighs In On Tetris Diet

Feb 21, 14 Todd Meister the Dietician Weighs In On Tetris Diet

Posted by in Health, New York

A new fascinating article published in the journal Appetite takes a look at how a certain unusual item just might help you lose weight. The item? Tetris. We found this so fascinating that we’ve invited dietician Todd Meister for an exclusive interview to discuss the Tetris diet phenomena. Is it true? Can it be validated? Let’s find...

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New Ice Rink Disappointing Skaters

Feb 16, 14 New Ice Rink Disappointing Skaters

Posted by in All, Sports

The week before Christmas last year saw the grand-opening of the $74 million LeFrak Center at Lakeside. During its opening first month alone over 40,000 skaters came to enjoy the beautiful new facility, which consists of 26 acres and 2 separate ice rinks. Unfortunately it has not been smooth skating at the center. One of the rinks...

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Rabbi Tully Bryks, Devin Rose and Raghad Ebied on Finding Love

Feb 10, 14 Rabbi Tully Bryks, Devin Rose and Raghad Ebied on Finding Love

Posted by in All, Health

Although there are still some societies that practice polygamy, it seems that the thrust of history is towards monogamy. Especially in more westernized societies the majority of the population seeks stable relationships with only one special person with at least the initial desire that the connection last a lifetime. This...

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Snow Plows Cause Damage Across New York

Feb 09, 14 Snow Plows Cause Damage Across New York

Posted by in All, New York

In at least two instances last week snow plows were responsible for serious property damage. The first incident happened early last week at a Sheepshead Bay car dealership and was recorded on the store’s surveillance video. Employees opening the dealership arrived to find the front window broken. The video taken automatically while...

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Daniel Straus HealthBridge Exec, Announces Upcoming Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Feb 08, 14 Daniel Straus HealthBridge Exec, Announces Upcoming Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

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CEO Daniel Straus, HealthBridge Management, announced earlier this month that he was aiming towards the goal of raising at least $1 million for the company’s Valentine’s Ball scheduled for February 12. This annual evening event supports The Valerie Fund, an organization which benefits thousands of children in New Jersey and the...

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Diversity Trumps Academics in Brooklyn Elementary School

Feb 02, 14 Diversity Trumps Academics in Brooklyn Elementary School

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Mary McDonald, principal of PS 139 in Ditmas Park, along with school officials have decided to discontinue several in-school programs which were designed to focus on accelerated learning for gifted students. The programs are being phased out in order to promote more diversity in the school, seeking to improve academic standards...

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