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Since his mayoral campaign, Bill de Blasio has talked a big game about making New York City's policies more reflective of its populace. Today, he brought that promise one step closer to reality, by announcing that NYC public schools will close in observance of the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. New York will become the largest school district in the United States to close in observance of the two holidays, joining districts in...
  According to a new report from the DEP, 40 New York schools have been deemed "persistently dangerous" and 17 of them are located in Brooklyn, reports Animal NY via News 12. "Second place" goes to the Bronx with 11 dangerous schools and all but 7 schools were in New York City proper. How did they come up with the rankings? A school's level of dangerousness was determined by measuring the number of reported violent and disruptive incidences...
Earlier this year, we were thrilled to share the news that Brooklyn Brewery was bringing a new outpost to the Culinary Institute of America. It seemed like it was a done deal, but apparently, if you want to brew beer on a college campus you have to have some kind of permission or something. Well, Brooklyn Brewery officially got permission this week! Yesterday, Governor Cuomo's office issued a press release stating that a new bill...
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly a year since autistic teen Avonte Oquendo went missing from his Long Island City school, launching an extensive citywide search which eventually ended with the discovery of his body on a beach in College Point, Queens in January 2014. The cause of death is still unknown. Since then, multiple kids who are very young or have special needs have managed to slip out of their schools...

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