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After a Dragon Boat Sinks in New York’s East River, 19 are Rescued — And 2 Are Engaged

This past Sunday, the 19 members of the Azumi Rowing Club found themselves in a wet and rather chilly situation when their dragon boat overturned in New York City’s East River. Dragon boats are Chinese-designed rowing boats that are often used for racing. This one, in particular, has been used during New York’s Hong Kong […]


The Yankees Beat the Red Sox, and the Fans are Hurting in More Ways Than One

Walk into any hospital and you’ll find a variety of fans: AC fans, exhaust fans, fans to cool the IT equipment, and laminar fans (a fan that can circulate as fast as 300 times per hour!). But — baseball fans? That’s been increasingly the case at hospitals near Fenway Park, as the summer has seen […]

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Update: the Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, But Not For Long…

The Federal Reserve just put off the most anticipated announcement of the year, again. The Fed will not raise interest rates — at least for now. On Thursday, September 17, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen confirmed many investors’ suspicions that interest rates would remain close to zero, if only for a few more weeks. […]

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De Blasio Announces Major Plan To Expand Computer Science Education in NYC Public Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a speech this morning on New York City education standards, calling for a greater emphasis on computer science programs in order to better prepare students for the growing tech-focused job market, regardless of students’ race, ethnicity, or financial standing. The mayor’s speech was delivered to an invite-only audience of approximately […]

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Manhattan Robberies Not Connected, NYPD Reports

According to a recent story from NBC News, NYPD have arrested the man responsible for five attempted bank robberies, as well as one successful bank robbery, in Manhattan early last week. The suspect, Michael Sancinella, 42, has been charged with six counts of robbery, according to the NYPD. Sancinella was seen on video surveillance cameras […]


Young Long Island Student Arrested After Video Taping a Police Officer

Long Island college student Thomas Demint, 20, is being charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest after recording an interaction with police officers that involved the arrest of two of his friends and their mother in Hauppauge, NY, during a family feud. During the eight-minute video that Demint took of the interaction, his […]


NYC Real Estate Mogul Charged With DWI After Crashing His Porsche and Killing His Friend

  Sean P. Ludwick, a 42-year-old New York City real estate developer, was charged on August 31 for driving while intoxicated, after an accident resulted in the death of a passenger in his car. Ludwick was driving a 2013 Porsche convertible on Rolling Hills Court East, located in Noyak, according to The East Hampton Star. With […]

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New York’s First Crowdfunded Hotel-Condo Hybrid Is Ready to Open

Plenty of people have seen crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter. Everything from new inventions to movies has been finances by regular people. But now a new building opening up in New York has also received the same treatment, only at a much greater scale than donating a dollar or two here and there. AKA […]


Harlem Man Smuggles Cocaine into City by Disguising Drugs as Children’s Toys

Do you want to build a blowman? According to the New York Daily News, high-level drug smuggler Albert Fortosa of Harlem was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy and drug possession after authorities traced colorful children’s birthday gifts filled with cocaine back to the 24-year-old. The drugs were disguised in kid-themed wrapping paper and included in […]


Researchers Found That Trauma Can Literally Alter the Genes of Your Offspring

When people survive horrific or traumatic incidents, it isn’t uncommon for them to develop mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. But according to new research conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, enduring such trauma and stress could literally alter the shape of your chromosomes, increasing the likelihood […]