Tag: New York

New York Squeezes Into Top 10 Least Obese States

We might still be able to slurp down a super-sized Big Gulp here in New York, but we —arguably—have a right to since a new poll has found that we are not the obese state. Mississippi takes the cake with a whopping 35.4% obese population. Americans overall are continuing to live unhealthy lifestyles; they do

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New Yorkers are becoming healthier

According to the Take Care New York 2012 report, New Yorkers are engaging in healthier lifestyles, resulting in an expectant lifespan increase to 80.9 years. New Yorkers are consuming less junk food, increasing their physical activity, and smoking less. Mayor Bloomberg, as often criticized for having a nanny-state approach, has put an end to smoking in

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Art showcases women have home in NYC

“Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it contains, art has become almost uniquely feminine. Beauty is woman, and also art is woman.” –      Rémy De Gourmont SOHO20 Gallery continues to showcase the impressive and unique talent of

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Shaping our students: Community Schools

By: Lauren Keating In the past few years, New York has begun to see a rise in community schools. A community school is a hub that is a partnership between the school and community resources. Not only are students being educated, but they also have access to both physical and mental health services, tutoring and

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The heart of the Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club beats on

By: Lauren Keating The ocean inhales and drags its liquid contents backward as its waves jump high and then crash to the shore with the ocean’s exhale. There is something about the ocean that is spiritual, but perhaps it is just the spirit of Coney Island. The freshness of life fills the air, as laughter

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Who will pick up the cost of Hurricane Sandy residential damage?

Hurricane Sandy smashed New York and surrounding areas with an overall death toll now at more than 110 fatalities. As of Sunday, about 120,000 customers in New York and New Jersey still struggling to rise above the darkness as they still remain without power. In an attempt to speed up recovery efforts for those displaced

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Hurricane Sandy was Photoshopped

New Yorkers have experienced the wrath of Sandy’s scorn.  While some took the forecast seriously, stocking up in supplies, or evacuated if residing in Zone A, others tried to weather through the storm. The intensity of the storm was well reported, perhaps some New Yorkers should have took this natural disaster seriously. But no matter

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NY Yankees steal bases and our hearts

The Yankees recently broke most New Yorker’s hearts after losing to the Detroit Tigers (8-1), in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, striking out the chance to make it to the World Series. Fans were disappointed again by the beloved team, the richest and most accomplished team in baseball. General Manager Brian Cashman

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Bloomberg to exit: Quinn may enter mayoral position

The reign of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will soon be coming to an end, as his third term comes to a conclusion. With this chapter of our city closing, a fresh and blank page lies ahead of us. The mayoral elections will be held in November 2013 and although City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn has

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New Yorkers make farming their passion

Living among the steel and skyscrapers, New Yorkers might think farming just simply isn’t a way of life here. When shopping for our food, many purchase chicken from brands like Tyson and National Beef Packing Co., probably never wondering where our food really is coming from. Although the lands of green pasture seem so far

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