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Did Operation Safe Cycle ma...

Did Operation Safe Cycle make the streets of New York any safer for bikes?

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Only data and time will tell, but it would have be nice to see smarter enforcement.

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on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:20 PM
The Planet Needs You! Help ...

The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

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As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat. We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels, destroy even more habitats, plants and animals and make

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on Aug 26, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Remembrances: 10 Gritty Vin...

Remembrances: 10 Gritty Vintage Photos That Capture 1940s New York City

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One of New York City's most beloved street photographers passed away last week at the age of 98. Rebecca Lepkoff, as the story goes, first got into photography after she worked as...

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on Aug 25, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Thousands rally in New York...

Thousands rally in New York over chokehold death

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Many show their support for Eric Garner, who died after a cop used a banned tactic.

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on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Thousands march in New York...

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