All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York’

NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state and national government, are calling it an epidemic. To combat the so-called epidemic, America’s biggest city has just announced funding …

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The Market For Tragedy: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Right now you can buy a $110 talking Osama Bin Laden action figure on eBay if your heart so desires. If you don’t want to waste your money, you have the option to download for free the Super Columbine Massacre RPG video game; the game “delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day …

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Ground Zero Victims Moved To 9/11 Museum

The remains of 1,100 unidentified 9/11 victims were moved from the New York Medical Examiner’s office to a repository at Ground Zero on Saturday. Forensic experts had been working on identifying victims from the almost 8,000 bags of remains, however only 41% of the 2,753 victims have been identified and only 4 were positively identified from the remains in the …

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Leelee Sobieski Shows Off Second Pregnancy At Dior Cruise Fashion Show

Actress Leelee Sobieski is expecting another child. On her way to the Dior Cruise show in Brooklyn, New York, she wore a floor length blue cobalt dress, which was part of the fashion line she was attending. What wasn’t part of the line was a little bead bracelet which spelling “Mommy.” The Daily Mail reported she was spotted with Margot …

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Google Shopping Express Expands To Two More Areas

Google announced on Monday that it is expanding Google Shopping Express, its same-day product delivery service, to Manhattan and West Los Angeles. So far, it has only been available in the Bay Area and the Peninsula & San Jose area. “Suddenly realize that you’re designated snack mom tomorrow and don’t have time to run to the store?” writes Jenna Owens, …

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Perfume Internet Advice: Avoid Counterfeits & Carry It In Your iPhone Case

For the Spring season, the internet has began dishing out perfume advice. Some of the advice is typical, but a lot of it can be eye opening or downright bizarre. First, stealing or making counterfeit perfume can not only be a social faux pas, it can get you arrested. On Wednesday, CBS reported that two men were arrested in New …

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NYC Subway Derailment “Sparks” Inspection – And Friendly Connections

A New York City subway train derailed Friday morning while passing through a Queens tunnel. Involving six of the middle cars out of an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway train, the incident reportedly left 19 of the 1,000 passengers injured. While four of the injuries were deemed serious enough to require hospital transport, there were no reports made of body …

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New York Hotels Will Never Change If Airbnb Isn’t Allowed To Flourish

New York hotels are notorious for being ridiculously expensive. Well, they are if you have your eyes set on one of many extravagant locations seen in film throughout the years. For the person staying in New York on a budget, you can either get a room in a crummy hotel on the outskirts or stay in somebody’s house via Airbnb. …

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Jillian Michaels Joins Rally Against Horse-Drawn Carriages

Jillian Michaels, the tough-as-nails trainer on “The Biggest Loser”, may appear to be unmovable when it comes to emotions on the competitive show, but in real life, she’s a soft-hearted animal lover. The reality show star joined a rally on the steps of City Hall in New York City on Monday in protest of the use of horse-drawn carriages along …

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NYC Tunnel To Nowhere: What’s It For?

A $185 million, federally funded tunnel is being built on Manhattan’s West Side. Where does this expensive tunnel go? Well, right now nowhere. The tunnel is being built to lead to two new commuter rail tunnels that are not yet built, but may be in the near future. The tunnel may go unused for a while and may seem like …

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Reddit Helps Find Missing Mom with Alzheimer’s in NYC

I’ll be the first to admit, when someone says “reddit is on the case!” I tend to cringe a bit. We all remember that unfortunate situation shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings were the reddit sleuths took it upon themselves to figure the whole thing out. We know how that ended. But sometimes the crowdsourcing works. Yesterday, a New York …

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The NYPD’s Twitter Campaign Ended Up Like This

Twitter campaigns for organizations and businesses don’t always turn out the way they were intended. On Tuesday, @NYPDnews, the official New York City Police Department’s Twitter account, attempted a social media outreach that ultimately back fired, asking: “Do you have a photo with a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our …

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