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Survey reveals anger at private boarding school pants style.

Saggy Pants, originally a private boarding school style inspired by economist Adam Smith to raise underwear sales, has invoked the anger of many inner city parents as the trend has spawned imitators from Newark to Los Angeles. 57% of those … Continue reading

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Survey Said: People Find Food Laws Palatable!

The long-awaited results of our New York City food laws survey. Continue reading

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Babies In NYC Bars? The Results

The results are in: 25 people responded to the “babies in bars” conundrum starting October 16. And from the looks of it, 16 respondents didn’t seem to care if parents brought their kids into a bar.  That’s far more than … Continue reading

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Bedbug Survey Results

The bedbug results are in.
As of November 12th, only 2 of the 19 survey responders actually had a bedbug infestation in their own homes. Both of them were in Brooklyn and both were in the past 6 months.
About 3/4 of the those who did not have bugs themselves, knew someone who has and 40% say that this has affected the way they socialize with them.
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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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Diasporic Frustration.

For Haitian-Americans in New York City the question of choosing between Carl Palidino, Andrew Cuomo or Jimmy McMillian was not the main topic of debate this election season. The question is who to trust between candidates for the Haitian presidency. … Continue reading

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Orlando Test Slide Show

As global warming, shifting populations and war create a refugee crisis, regions of severe drought threaten to cause even more shifts in human populations.

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NYC’s Only All Female Mariachi Group Make Beautiful Music

Mariachi music originated in Mexico, consists of string, brass and wind instruments and is a genre typically dominated by men.  But rules are meant to be broken.  Enter Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York City’s only all female mariachi group. … Continue reading

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Creative Downsizing: A Piece of the Garment District Moves to Midwood

Leon Shpelfogel has been in the sewing machine business for more than 40 years. He started out working in his father-in-law’s Garment District shop, learning to build, repair and install the machines used by the then flourishing New York clothing industry. As the garment industry went into decline in the 60s and 70s, Shpelfogel’s business survived when many did not. Continue reading

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Meet The Mess

When Omar Minaya took over the day to day operations as Mets General Manager, he promised that his remake of “Los Mets” would deliver a championship. What happened instead? 3 straight division collapses, two lost seasons, a shady firing of … Continue reading

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