New York is The Unhappiest City

While New Yorkers are commonly classified as being rude and fast-paced, according to a new study, we are also unhappier than other city dwellers. The “Unhappy Cities” study administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the last few years asked participants, “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” The … Continue reading New York is The Unhappiest City

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Low-Income Senior New Yorkers Get $1.5 Million For Farmers’ Market Goods

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that $1.5 million will be distributed amongst low-income elderly New Yorkers. Part of the Senior Famers’ Marker Nutrition Program, people over the age of 60 will be provided with checkbooks worth $20 to buy fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers’ markets. There is reportedly 100,000 booklets that include five … Continue reading Low-Income Senior New Yorkers Get $1.5 Million For Farmers’ Market Goods

Diane Sawyer To Step Down from ‘World News’

Diane Sawyer is setting down from her position as anchor of ABC’s “World News,” but will still continue to contribute as a journalist through new programming and specials. She will be replaced by David Muir, ABC News President James Goldston announced today. "As much as she loved leading 'World News' to new heights ... Diane … Continue reading Diane Sawyer To Step Down from ‘World News’

Can You Give A Dog Ice Cubes?

Taking your pet pooch out will leave their tails wagging, but a hot-weather walk or run during the summer months leaves their tongues wagging for some ice-cold water. After a blog post, “NO ICE WATER FOR DOGS…PLEASE READ ASAP,” has been in the media spotlight, many are wondering if it is safe to give dogs … Continue reading Can You Give A Dog Ice Cubes?

Red wine resveratrol not linked to health benefits

Red wine and chocolate won’t help an unhealthy heart. A new study has found that there is no proof that resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine and chocolate, prevents heart disease, cancer, or could prolong life. The nine year study, led by Professor Richard Semba from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in … Continue reading Red wine resveratrol not linked to health benefits

Holy Guac-a-moley: Climate changes could cause Chipotle to cut guacamole from menu

The restaurant chain that supports sustainable agriculture may not be able to sustain increased food prices. There is no denying that I am a huge Chipotle lover. The mix of my favorite, fresh ingredients tastes divine, as spices scatter onto my tongue. My usual chicken bowl (with brown rice) is a meal meant for a … Continue reading Holy Guac-a-moley: Climate changes could cause Chipotle to cut guacamole from menu

Experts say death of pregnant woman hit by falling tree in Queens park could have been prevented

WPIX 11 New York

FLUSHING, QUEENS (PIX11) – A 60 foot tree remains on the very spot it fell on Sunday in Kissena Park.

The massive tree crasheddown and killing 30-year old Yingyi Li-Dikov.

A young woman’s death tragic enough, but she also six months pregnant.

Her devastated husband  collapsed in tears this afternoon, leaving flowers, stuffed animals and candles where he lost his young wife and unborn child.

“It was something that was an accident waiting to happen,” said Beverly McDermott, president of Kissena Park Civic Association.

Regulars to this park say they have complained to the city’s Parks Department for years about the condition of a number of trees in the area.

Carsten Glaeser, lives in this part of Flushing but is also an arborist.

Upon entering the park, he almost immediately spotted an issue that could one day pose a danger to the public.

“We’re looking at a severe cavity. You…

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