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Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend

Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend

By Josh Wolford July 29, 2014

Fresh off its kinda victory on Friday in New York City, Lyft launched in all five boroughs to much fanfare. Unfortunately, high demands coupled with an underwhelming workforce and newly-imposed regulations made getting a Lyft driver a real headache in …

NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving 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 …

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 …

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship Stuck

It was a tense scene on Sunday when 4,500 passengers and crew aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship “Breakaway” found themselves stuck. According to the New York Daily News, the Breakaway had some steering problems as it came in to …

Reddit Helps Find Missing Mom with Alzheimers in NYC Reddit Helps Find Missing Mom with Alzheimers 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 …

1989 NYC Murder Conviction Overturned Tuesday

After 25 years in prison, Jonathan Fleming walked free after being wrongfully convicted of murder in 1989, reports the Associated Press via Yahoo!. Fleming was convicted in 1989 of Darryl “Black” Rush’s murder. Rush was shot in Brooklyn during an …

NYC Grocery Bag Fees Will Charge Ten Cents

The New York City Council introduced a bill today that will require a ten cent fee for all grocery bags, both paper and plastic. “Plastic bags are a problem. Our goal has to be to reduce the use of plastic …

NYC Grocery Bag Fees of Ten Cents Per Bag Proposed

In a move that will probably surprise no one, city council members in New York City are considering legislation that would charge fees to customers who receive their items in paper or plastic bags while shopping. The NYC grocery bag …

AMC Sticks a Bunch of Walkers In NYC Sidewalk Grates AMC Sticks a Bunch of Walkers In NYC Sidewalk Grates
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I wouldn’t call it a phobia, but I really hate walking on top of sidewalk grates. It’s not that I ever imagine a horde of zombies walkers busting through, grabbing my feet, and pulling me down to entrails town – …

‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On

USAirways Flight 1549 landed into the Hudson River five years ago after being struck by birds. Images of passengers exiting the plane are still reminiscent today. Fortunately, the quick-thinking ingenuity of Pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles led to the …

Watch This Devil Baby Freak Out Some New Yorkers Watch This Devil Baby Freak Out Some New Yorkers
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This “viral” prank is part of a marketing stunt for the new film Devil’s Due, set to open this Friday. I’ll just get that out of the way. That by no means makes it any less funny, however. Take a …

Anthony Bourdain to Open NYC Food Market Anthony Bourdain to Open NYC Food Market

Last week the New York Post’s Page Six broke the exclusive news that chef, author, television personality and overall food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain plans to open a large-scale food market in New York City. Known for his vast knowledge of …

Melissa Mark-Viverito: Speaker Of  The NYC Council Melissa Mark-Viverito: Speaker Of The NYC Council
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Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected Wednesday as the new speaker of the New York City Council. She replaces Christine Quinn to become first Latin American to hold citywide office. “I hope that as young Latinas and Latinos are witnessing this moment, they …

New York Gun Control Laws Upheld In Court 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,” …

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 …

Two Women Are Caught Twerking on Subway Tracks Two Women Are Caught Twerking on Subway Tracks
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What’s the first thing that pops in your head when you’re taking public transportation, namely the subway? If it’s not, “Hey, we should twerk on the subway tracks,” then you might not be able to run with the two girls …

NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21 NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21
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Young smokers living in New York City are going to have to leave city limits to purchase a pack of cigarettes thanks to the new law Mayor Michael Bloomberg just signed. The law, which goes into effect in May 2014, …