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Thousands march in New York City to protest police chokehold death

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By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Reverend Al Sharpton led thousands of chanting but peaceful activists in a march across Staten Island on Saturday to protest the death of Eric Garner, who died after New York City police put him in a banned chokehold last month. "If you can do it to him, then you can do it to any citizen and we are not going to be silent when that happens," ...

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on Aug 23, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Sharpton adapts adversarial...

Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man. Still, something about Sharpton's appearance with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton late last month left some observers, and possibly even some of the partici...

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on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Reducing NYC's carbon emissions one building at a time

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Buildings cause 75 percent of the city's GHG emissions. Reducing their energy use is essential to mitigating citywide emissions and lowering costs.

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on Aug 21, 2014 at 03:21 PM

New York City grand jury to hear police choke-hold case

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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City prosecutor said on Tuesday he will present evidence to a grand jury next month to determine whether anyone should be criminally charged in the death of an unarmed man who police put in a choke hold while arresting him. Daniel Donovan Jr., the district attorney in the New York borough of Staten Island, said in a statement that Eric Garner's ...

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on Aug 19, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Fall Tracking: New York's 25 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

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As Labor Day approaches, so too does the season of big restaurant openings. Between now and the end of the year, many new restaurants will make their debut. This fall will see the arrival of new projects from some...

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on Aug 19, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Expansion Wire: New York's ...

Expansion Wire: New York's Big Love Affair with D.C. Continues

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The years-long trend of New York chefs and restaurateurs opening up projects in D.C. continues with the upcoming, high-profile additions of restaurants from Daniel Boulud and David Chang at CityCenter. Eater National further explores the phenomenon in a report....

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on Aug 18, 2014 at 01:50 PM
Game of Thrones-inspired op...

Game of Thrones-inspired opera-TV mashup hits New York next year

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A night of opera music inspired by the wildly popular novels and HBO series Game of Thrones will be played by the One World Symphony next February, the Guardian reports. According to Sung Jin Hong, artistic director and composer conductor of One World Symphony, Game of Thrones lends itself to opera quite well.

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on Aug 17, 2014 at 09:20 PM

New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities; EPA Launches Equipment Loan Program to Help Community Organizations Collect Environmental Data (NJ)

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(New York, N.Y.) With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New Jersey community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The New York/New Jersey Baykeeper and Friends of the Bonsal Preserve have been using $25,000 grants to mo...

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on Aug 15, 2014 at 04:20 PM

EPA Provides $331,000 Loan to Remove 100 Tons of Contaminated Soil in Rochester, New York (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a $331,000 low-interest loan to the City of Rochester, New York to clean up abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding is being awarded under the EPA?s brownfields program, which helps communities assess, clean up, and re...

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on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:51 PM
In the New York Seascape an...

In the New York Seascape and Elsewhere, Shark Week Turns Our Thoughts to Vital Marine Habitat

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Last summer while enjoying a summer day at the beach in Montauk, my wife suddenly recoiled in fear as she spied a silvery fin cutting through the waves near shore. While the fin belonged to a dolphin, like many Americans she could not help but fear a shark attack -- a fear acquired four decades ago with the release of the film Jaws and exacerbated through years of scare-mongering videos.The ann...

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on Aug 15, 2014 at 05:50 AM