Author Archives: Patrick Clark

Packing up the Aqueduct racetrack

Flea market vendor Mike Thai discusses the closing of the 30-year-old flea market that has convened on the front parking lot of the Aqueduct racetrack. To read more about the $380 million deal to install slot machines at the racetrack, … Continue reading

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Toys for Tots Run Brings Out ECCA’s Best

Classic car buffs got into the holiday spirit last weekend, as the Queens-based East Coast Car Association held its 12th annual toy run to benefit St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 14. About 110 cars and motorcycles departed from … Continue reading

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Prospect Park West bike lane survey results

A month ago, I asked New Yorkers what they thought of the new bike lane on Prospect Park West. While the sample size is small, the survey mostly confirmed my assumptions. Cyclists and pedestrians were likely to favor the bike … Continue reading

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Swim Strong Foundation aims to stop drownings, keep kids fit

The Swim Strong Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes water safety and physical fitness by providing beginner and competitive swim lessons at affordable rates. Continue reading

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Prospect Park West bike lane—Love it or hate it?

I wanted to create a survey to see how other New Yorkers experience bike lanes, and thought I would restrict my query to the one-summer old example along Prospect Park West—which offended the motorist in me on a recent Sunday drive. Continue reading

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What do you think about glue traps?

Last week I confessed to taking a certain amount of satisfaction in killing house pests. Continue reading

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Death Wish: The Infestation

Is it sick to take pleasure in killing house pests? Continue reading

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Honey, we’ve got raccoons

On Monday, my City Council member made headlines with a new law requiring the city to catch and remove raccoons upon request. I’ve never given much thought to the masked critters, but a quick poll revealed some dramatic reactions: Continue reading

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