Archive for the ‘Health & Safety’ Category

Tribeca residents reflect on neighborhood’s history a decade after 9/11

Posted on September 20th, 2011 by Laurah Winder

Tribeca residents reflect on neighborhood’s history a decade after 9/11

The infusion of millions of dollars in federal funding has helped draw people to Lower Manhattan, fueling a surge in population.

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Curry Hill restaurants score low grades on health inspections

Posted on September 10th, 2011 by Sabrina Buckwalter

Curry Hill restaurants score low grades on health inspections

The name Curry Hill invokes thoughts of Indian food for some, but recently it’s been a hot-bed for poor restaurant grades.

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Superfund site cleanup finishes this summer

Posted on September 9th, 2011 by Amanda Fiscina

Superfund site cleanup finishes this summer

Town officials and residents are debating the future of the Farmingdale Liberty Site.

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School fights for outdoor space to get students off of street

Posted on September 3rd, 2011 by Bogdan Mohora

School fights for outdoor space to get students off of street

Four days a week at 11:30 a.m., roughly 300 middle school students descend on West 33rd Street for recess.

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Oil companies, city agree to clean pollution-plagued Newtown Creek

Posted on September 3rd, 2011 by Mark Lungariello

Oil companies, city agree to clean pollution-plagued Newtown Creek

More than 50 oil refineries lined the Newtown’s banks, as did glue and fertilizer factories, sawmills, and coal yards.

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Rooftop farm delivers bounty to Hell’s Kitchen

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by Brett Essler

Rooftop farm delivers bounty to Hell’s Kitchen

The Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project is a 1,000-square-foot farm in the middle of the city.

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Greene Hill Food Co-op ready for business

Posted on August 20th, 2011 by Lucas O'Neill

Greene Hill Food Co-op ready for business

The Greene Hill Food Co-op, which leased space at 18 Putnam Ave. last year, is eyeing a fall opening for its storefront.

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Organ donor advocates aim to expand New York registry

Posted on August 20th, 2011 by Sherrie Dulworth

Organ donor advocates aim to expand New York registry

New York state has almost 9,700 people waiting for an organ.

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A Greenpoint home food business flies below the radar

Posted on September 9th, 2010 by Anna Spinner

A Greenpoint home food business flies below the radar

Growing numbers of amateur cooks sell from home but violate health codes.

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A co-op plan sprouts in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Posted on September 9th, 2010 by Melissa Smith

A co-op plan sprouts in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens resident tries to improve her neighborhood’s access to quality food.

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Living

Crotona Park East and West Farms to get facelift

Crotona Park East and West Farms to get facelift

Twenty percent of the new development area will be reserved for affordable housing, according to the group’s proposal.

Politics

Harlem artist, neighborhood work to preserve murals

Harlem artist, neighborhood work to preserve murals

Many Harlem residents consider these gates a part of the neighborhood’s history.

Religion

Racial propaganda causes concern in Greenpoint

Racial propaganda causes concern in Greenpoint

White supremacist fliers were left under the windshield wipers of cars parked overnight in Greenpoint, but officials say their message is protected under the First Amendment.