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A pizzeria helps relief with free pie

By Thomas Wengler • Nov 28th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

New Park Pizza has been a staple of Howard Beach for over 55 years. Noted for its brick-oven pies and for serving only plain and Sicilian slices with minimal choices of toppings, New Park has consistently been regarded as a must for anyone visiting the neighborhood for the first time. It’s rare to walk in [...]



Students opt for Sandy relief over vacation

By Kanwal Pervaz • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

When Hurricane Sandy tore across the Northeastern seaboard in the days before Halloween, the damage it would cause could not have been anticipated. Sandy’s destruction and impact to the city’s infrastructure caused schools across the five boroughs to close down for a full week, leaving students who were not personally affected with a choice: take [...]



For Brookdale residents displaced by Sandy, the worst is far from over

By Kristin Tablang • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

Editor’s note: This article was written in mid-November, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Northeast, life has finally begun to return to normal for most New Yorkers; subway lines are up and running, school is back in session, and the City no longer resembles a post-Apocalyptic ghost [...]



In Red Hook, displaced students wait for school to re-open

By Omar Atia • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City, leaving large swaths of its infrastructure in shambles, the city’s public school system was still clamoring to regain its footing. As many as 34,000 citywide public school students were forced to relocate to other buildings after the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy left their [...]



Sandy Snow

By Ian Murphy • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

On Wednesday, November 7th, a nor’easter struck New York and New Jersey, leaving residential areas blanketed with up to six inches of wet snow. This occurred just one week after Hurricane Sandy worked its way along the East Coast, a storm that left 185 people dead and thousands more with flooded homes and without electricity. [...]



A Community Mourns a Family’s Loss

By Roberte Varasse • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

The bodies of Brandon, age 2, and Connor Moore, age 4, were found on Thursday, November 1st in a marsh on Staten Island, days after being wrested from their mother’s arms as she attempted to flee Hurricane Sandy in her car. After holding hope to find them alive, the boys’ parents eventually faced the grim [...]



Two Public-Art Proposals for the Upper East Side

By Susana Pereyra • Mar 26th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

The Parks Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 8, which represents the Upper East Side, met earlier this month to discuss proposals for two art exhibitions along Park Avenue, as well as to brainstorm ideas for the development of more park land and open space in the neighborhood. The exhibition proposals were introduced by Jennifer Lantzas, [...]



With Subway Construction Come the Creepy-Crawly Critters

By Meredith Deacon • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: News

By Meredith Deacon Walk along Second Avenue on the Upper East Side and you can’t escape the signs. Sidewalks are chopped and jagged, local shops and restaurants are noticeably barren of customers, and dust and debris are scattered along the road. Construction workers are hard to miss in their neon-orange vests as they drill and [...]



Booze Before Books: Binge Drinking Booms on College Campuses

By Aissa Sow • May 1st, 2008 • Category: News, Public Affairs

Binge drinking culture is taking over college campuses across America with no sign of sobering up.