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New York City Among the Worst Cities for Drivers, According to New Report from NerdWallet

According to a new report from the popular online finance, education, and health magazine NerdWallet, New York City, the city Alicia Keys calls the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” has earned itself the distinction as the worst city in the United States for drivers. The report notes that with the average annual insurance […]

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NYPD Prioritizes Cases of Animal Abuse and Neglect, Increases Vigilance

The New York Police Department (NYPD) and the ASPCA have recently partnered to raise awareness and crack down on cases of animal abuse and neglect throughout New York City. According to a July 9 AM New York article, the NYPD and ASPCA held an event at Tompkins Square Park Tuesday, July 8 to encourage the public to […]

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New York City Business Community Welcomes an Increasing Number of Israeli Startups

According to CNN, there’s an interesting business trend happening in New York City — about 10 new Israeli startups are joining the community each month. This has been a recent trend. In 2013, When Guy Franklin began working at Israel Mapped in NY, there were approximately 60 such startups in the city. Now, there are […]

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New York City Apartment Blaze, Caused by Air Conditioner Cord, Ends in Tragic Death of FDNY Firefighter

A Brooklyn apartment fire ended in tragedy last week, and it turned out that a damaged electrical cord was to blame. The apartment, located in Williamsburg, was a cluttered mess, which neighbors described as “overstuffed” and difficult to enter with too many electronics running at once. The apartment’s owner, Angel Pagan, insisted that his air […]

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Wine Before Root Canals? In New York City Dentists’ Offices, It’s a Reality, and It Might Be Illegal

A visit to the dentist can be scary for some, whether it’s a routine checkup or a major surgery. Two dental practices in New York City, however, is aiming to eliminate that fear in his patients — with wine. Dr. David Janash of Park South Dentistry has begun offering patients a complimentary glass of red […]

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NYC’s ResQWalk Releases New Fundraising App to Help Homeless Animals

After a successful $20,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, ResQWalk, a New York City-based animal charity foundation, has released a new mobile app. The ResQWalk app allows users to walk while using it, earning funds for their favorite animal rescues based on how much distance they travel. Not only will this help people get healthier using […]

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Residents of New York City, Tri-State Area Warned Against Dangerous Heat Wave

As Tropical Storm Arthur continues to move up the eastern seaboard, bringing sweltering heat with it, New York City officials are warning residents to take extra precautions against heat-related illness during July 4 weekend. On Wednesday, July 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito are […]

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Social Media’s Role in Marketing Reconsidered by Companies and Marketers

Many companies are learning that gaining a mass following on any social media site isn’t necessarily the same as making actual sales, according to a June 23 Wall Street Journal report. After several years of putting money into social media marketing strategies, more and more marketers and companies have grown more concerned with the bottom line. And, […]

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Construction Skills Program Has Helped to Create Numerous New York Jobs, Says Columbia

Do work programs successfully achieve their aims of training a workforce and creating local jobs? A new study by Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, titled “Expanding Opportunity For Middle Class Jobs in New York City: Minority Youth Employment In The Building and Construction Trades,” explores the role of the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for […]

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Gambling Psychology Behind the Bergen County 29

Money laundering, racketeering, illegal gambling– Bergen County, New Jersey just got a little more interesting. A investigation which started back in February culminated in early June with proof of 29 adults participating in an online sports gambling ring which allegedly accrued about $3 million in a year. The investigation shows that the participants were very […]