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Eating healthy in the heights

Individuals and organizations within Washington Heights are coming together to help the community combat obesity and eat healthier.

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Bar still fighting for space on a school yard

Located on 10th Avenue at the corner of 53rd Street is a derelict one story building being sought by the gay sports bar franchise Boxers. While currently doing business in Chelsea, Boxers is hoping to expand into Hell’s Kitchen’s burgeoning nightlife scene. However, the proposed location is sitting uneasily with parents in the neighborhood. The […]

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Historic Flatbush Temple Springs Back to Life

Temple Beth Emeth is trying to become a religious center by providing services like Jewish parenting classes, worship, sisterhood brunches, as well as avenue for local performing artists.

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Community Board 14 Dangerous for Traffic

Traffic statistics reveal that Community Board 14 holds the most dangerous intersections in Brooklyn. Residents say safety is jeopardized by a lack of ticketing and poor street design.

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New Senior Centers launching at Lenox Hill

The citywide Innovative Senior Centers program will be launching one of its first centers at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in January 2012.

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Mexicans Opt for Natural Remedies from Home

An unassuming little store in East Williamsburg provides ancient herbal medicines to the Mexican and Latino community.

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Flatbush Business District Looks to Murals

The Church Avenue Business Improvement District hopes that a state grant for murals will bring in more customers.

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Day Care Centers Face Elimination

Washington Heights Child Care Center and many other city-funded daycare centers citywide face possible closure next year. The city has announced eliminating funding for child care services due to budget cuts.

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Low-Income Kids Inspired by Science

The Coney Goes Green program helps prepare students, who are mostly in middle school, for science and environmental careers.

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Seniors Dance to Prevent Falls

Dancing is one of several social programs offered at the Marlboro Senior Center designed to help its 400 members over the age of 65 stay active.

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