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Perhaps you've heard that the typically hyperactive art scene in our fine town slows down a bit over the summer, especially during the month of August. It's true, it does. Quite significantly, actually. One must spend a certain extended amount of time at one's summer home in the Hamptons, after all. Right? Right. Anyway, while it's very true that art matters do slow down a fair measure, a related truth is that there are still...
It’s easy to lose track of things like fresh air, wide open spaces and nature while traipsing around congested city streets, but New York actually has an abundance of trees and greenery that you'd notice if you ever slowed down and observed your surroundings once in awhile.  But to get a better picture of exactly how many trees line the city's streets, the Parks Department is crowdsourcing data for its Trees Count! 2015 project, a tech-savvy...
An estimated 825,000 New Yorkers don't currently have open checking accounts, while low-income, heavily minority neighborhoods like Mott Haven in the Bronx continue to be among the most bank-deprived and underserved communities in the nation, according to a new report issued by the New York City Comptroller's Office.  The report, which is called "Take It to the Bank," doubles as a financial-literacy initiative, as it combines research concerning things like neighborhood bank-concentration with handy facts about checking accounts, interest,...
New York’s City’s High Bridge, while currently in a dormant and closed-off state since the mid-1970s, is set to reopen to the public this summer, as a five year plan to rejuvenate one of the city’s oldest functioning relics nears completion. Although public hearings began over design concerns in 2010, construction on the new High Bridge commenced in August 2012, after a bidding competition granted the Schiavone Construction Co. responsibility over the building contract. The...

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