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New York To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana
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New York may soon be joining a group of states, most recently Colorado, that have loosened their laws regarding the use of medical and recreational marijuana. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans to announce, this week, an executive …

New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is planning an executive action that would allow limited use of marijuana legally in the state. Cuomo, who had long resisted legalizing medical marijuana, seems to be coming around as other …

How Is Winter Storm Hercules Affecting You?

With winter upon us, it is inevitable that the season will bring storms, ice, snow, and all-around chaos at some point during its allotted months. And 2013 is no exception. Mother Nature has mixed up a large helping of significant …

New York Gun Control Laws Upheld In Court
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A federal judge has upheld most of New York’s gun control laws. Judge William M. Skretny said in today’s ruling that the restrictions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines was in line with the “state’s important interest in public safety,” …

Lotto Winner Finds Ticket Among Leaves

You may have heard the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Well, it’s a phrase that came to life when Rosales Martinez, age 27, found a winning lottery ticket in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Martinez came …

Mayor of New York’s Daughter – Doing Drugs?
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The New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 19 year old daughter, Chiara de Blasio, has explained to the world in a YouTube video released today, Christmas Eve, about her struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression most of her life. Rumors …

E-Cigarettes Have Been Banned In New York
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On Thursday, the New York City Council voted nearly unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places. The ban includes restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas. E-cigarettes were developed to be an alternative to smoking …

New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes
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Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the …

Trooper Cunniff Dies After Thruway Car Accident

New York state trooper David W. Cunniff passed away Tuesday after sustaining injuries from an interstate crash that happened late Monday night. Cunniff, 35, was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on exit 27 of I-90 after pulling over a vehicle …

Teen Parents Allow 2-Year-Old Son To Smoke Pot
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What is it that drives some people to experiment on defenseless people or animals? How about their own children? An abundant curiosity paired with immense carelessness? In Mayville, New York, two teenage parents and a grandfather decided it was worth …

Cancer Scam: Woman Uses Donations To Buy Heroin
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The holiday season tends to have a way of making people feel more open and generous. Whether donations are going to the little red buckets beside bell-ringing Santas, church fundraisers for Christmas dinners, or to Toys for Tots programs, people …

New York City: Christopher Walken Isn’t Walkin’

An epic selfie revealed a memorable experience for two New York residents on November 19. When “Sergio P.” and “Ash K.” noticed that Academy-Award winning actor Christopher Walken was unable to flag a taxi cab on Columbus Avenue, they offered …

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Amazon Online Sales Tax Lawsuit Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Amazon Online Sales Tax Lawsuit
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Online sales tax – is it constitutional? That’s the question Amazon wanted an answer to when it petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its argument against New York state regarding the state’s right to collect sales tax from purchases made …

Metro-North Train Derails In New York [BREAKING]

A Metro-North train derailed early this morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River leaving two dead and many injured. Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, informed us that five out of the seven cars, coming South …

Spartacus Claims His Coffee in New Movie Reenactment

Theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people responsible for the annual “no pants subway ride“) today took its movie reenactments to Starbucks with a Spartacus-themed prank. The trope had actors planted throughout a Manhattan Starbucks. One ordered a drink, giving his …

Misty Copeland: Unlikely Ballerina

Misty Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the world of ballet. She is a self-proclaimed traditionalist and purist when it comes to ballet, and she has contributed a new face to the art, as a biracial woman …

Macy’s Parade Under Fire. Again.

Remember when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was a whimsical trip for the imaginations of generations of childhood viewers who loved to watch giant Snoopy and giant Charlie Brown float down 34th St.? Remember when people didn’t have time on …

Wild Turkey Revenge: Flocks Crowd NYC Neighborhood

Wild turkeys have been flocking to Staten Island for years, where residents are having to go out of their way to avoid encounters. Some residents are fed up, while others welcome the whimsy of the impromptu natural attraction. However, the …

Harry Potter Searches For Platform 9 3/4 in New York Subway Station

For the past two months, theater troupe Improv Everywhere has been releasing a series of humorous real-life recreations of famous movie scenes. Movies such as Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Rocky II have all been recreated in …

John Stewart Gets Pizza from Chicago Mayor Emanuel

John Stewart is in deep (dish) trouble in Chicago. After his Chicago-focused rant on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show“, he may have lost numerous viewers from the Windy City. His rant was in response to the anger surrounding the decision to …

‘When Harry Met Sally’ Scene Recreated With 20 Women
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I called it. When performance troupe Improv Everywhere (the group responsible for the annual “no pants subway ride“) began its Movie in Real Life series with the run from Rocky II, I stated my hope that it was only a …