New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

Adding some clout to NYC's highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner…

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NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

When NYC's city-wide soda ban goes into effect next Tuesday, coffee-drinking New Yorkers might find themselves feeling burned as well. Macchiatos, lattes, frappes and other sweet…

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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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"Green" Dry Cleaners May Signify Neighborhood Gentrification in NYC but Buyer Beware

A natural dry cleaner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you've noticed "natural", "green" or "organic" dry cleaners popping up in your neighborhood, it may be a sign that the area is…

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NYC Pig Owners Fight to Keep Their Beloved Pets, Wilbur and Petey

NYC Pig Owners Fight to Keep Their Beloved Pets, Wilbur and Petey

Danielle Forgione and her family love their pig Petey, who is named after her brother who perished in a motorcycle crash last year. But the New York Health Department is citing…

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were…

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New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

Exactly one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators are working on passing a new gun control proposal that they hope will…

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg Discusses How We Can Better Adapt for Extreme Weather Disasters in This Week's New Yorker

Sociologist Eric Klinenberg Discusses How We Can Better Adapt for Extreme Weather Disasters in This Week's New Yorker

Via Imgur In the 10 weeks since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast and claimed 131 lives, there has been much discussion about the failures in infrastructure that left…

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NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

New York’s Suffolk County has become the first one in the United States to ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain Bisphenol-A (BPA). The legislation, called the…

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2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by…

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Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

(cc) Randy Le Moyne Photography Since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast two weeks ago, many parts of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach - which are home to around 80,000…

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NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg announced NYC Restore, a new initiative to create one-stop locations that connect residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy with the services…

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Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg sets an example by donating his own blood. Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across New York, but it also did serious damage to the city’s blood supply.…

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6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

1. Thawing frozen food can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens, so the Health Department recommends throwing away any perishable foods that were in your freezer.…

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

GET TO HIGHER GROUND We New Yorkers are known to be brave, but sometimes the smart thing to do is to just abandon ship. As you can see from this evacuation map of the city, many areas…

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

Photo © cliff1066 Survivors of the September 11th attacks can now breathe a little easier. Just in time for the anniversary of the tragedy, the World Trade Center Health…

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PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch

PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch "Artists Against Fracking" Group

At the conference, Sean explained that New York governor Andrew Cuomo has the choice to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling and hydrofracking in New York State.…

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Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

©NatalieMaynor To commemorate its new location on 57th Street in Manhattan, Whole Foods has donated 57 salad bars to public elementary schools in NYC. The supermarket giant…

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The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

NYC's green carts - you know, those vendors you see on street corners selling fresh fruits and veggies? - are a wonderful source of healthful food for New Yorkers, and now there's even…

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Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

A few weeks ago, we brought you sad news that two of Pale Male's bird babies had taken ill after eating rat poison and now the story has taken an even more upsetting turn. After…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From…

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Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Horvath found two of Pale Male and his mate Zena’s three babies feeling under the weather, and immediately suspected rat poison was the cause. Many hawks dine on rats, which could…

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New Study Shows That NYC Surprisingly Has Lower Lung Cancer Rates Than Upstate New York

New Study Shows That NYC Surprisingly Has Lower Lung Cancer Rates Than Upstate New York

Cigarette photo via Shutterstock Upstate New Yorkers might see more stars and breathe fresher air, but according to a new report, they also have a higher rate of lung cancer than New…

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