Denise Blostein

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Game On: Irish Immigrants Head to the Bronx to Play Gaelic Football

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Each weekend, hundreds of Irish immigrants in the city gather to watch and play Gaelic football in Gaelic Park. The high intensity sport played on a patch of green on W. 240th Street...


Council Overrides Bloomberg Veto on Wage Bill

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The City Council voted Tuesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the so-called prevailing wage bill on Tuesday — meaning some building employees working at developments that benefit from city funds will soon earn more money.


Green Thumbs Get Flower Freebie in Manhattan

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Gardeners and flower lovers can score free tulip bulbs this week by visiting Greeley Square in midtown Manhattan. Daffodils and ivy are also up for grabs, on a first-come-first served basis, for New Yorkers willing to get their hands a little dirty.


Butterflies Flutter Across the Region in Abundance

Monday, May 07, 2012

Red admiral butterflies have been attracting attention all over the city and throughout New Jersey this weekend. Scientists agree that the abundance of these flower-loving creatures is an unusual occurrence.

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NJ Gallery Celebrates WPA-Era Art and its Modern Appeal

Friday, May 04, 2012

On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that ...


Probe Finds 1 in 3 Funeral Homes Violated Laws

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

One in three funeral homes in the city aren’t respecting New Yorkers’ right to have pricing information available, according to a city investigation released Wednesday.


Council Reevaluates Street Vendor Rules

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The City Council waded into the issue of how much street vendors should be fined for infractions large and small. There was a committee hearing on several bills, including one that would decrease the maximum fine levied on vendors from $1,000 to $250, and another that would revise the escalating fine structure.


City Backs Proposed Legislation to Regulate Budget Bus Lines

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Bloomberg administration is on board with proposed legislation that may eliminate the "Wild West" atmosphere of intercity buses that many officials say is wreaking havoc on city streets, especially in Chinatown.


Tax Day Protests Target US Corporations

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

About 100 protesters gathered outside Foley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan on tax day to rally against U.S corporations, which they claim do not pay their fair share of taxes.

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City Considering Elevator Safety Law

Monday, April 16, 2012

The City Council is considering legislation to help prevent elevator accidents like the one that killed an advertising executive in December.


Protesters Trash Bloomberg's Plan for Waste-to-Energy Plant

Monday, April 09, 2012

About two dozen activists on Monday protested Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to bring waste-to-energy plants that would generate energy from burning trash to New York City.

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Residents, Businesses Cry Foul Over Proposed Cuts to Lower Manhattan Group

Monday, April 09, 2012

City Council member Margaret Chin and representatives from Community Board 1 protested the governor’s proposed downsizing of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center.


Kids March to End Violence in Their Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

About 400 elementary school children from PS11, the Highbridge School, participated in a neighborhood march for peace Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx.


City Council Asks for Quicker Fix for Sinkholes

Monday, April 02, 2012

The upside to this year’s mild winter in New York City is that fewer potholes need to be fixed. But the downside is that it’s still taking too long to fix other problems, according to some City Council members.  


With Growing Studio, NYC Hopes to Steal the Scene from Hollywood

Monday, March 26, 2012

Studio executives in Hollywood just turned a shade greener. Or so Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes. He and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Steiner Studios chief Douglas Steiner and cast members from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire to cut the ribbon on five new soundstages at Steiner Studios.


Reality TV Show ‘Brooklyn 11223’ Dismays Some Bay Ridge Residents

Monday, March 26, 2012

When some Bay Ridge residents heard about a new reality show being shot on their turf, they were excited that their oft-forgotten corner of Brooklyn might steal the spotlight from...

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Council Pressures Cuomo to Back State Dream Act

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other members of the Council rallied in support of the New York State Dream Act at City Hall on Tuesday – increasing pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo to add the act to the budget.

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City Focuses on Green Infrastructure to Stop Sewage Pollution

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection wants to improve ways to prevent sewage from polluting local waterways during heavy rainfalls through a long-term plan involving green infrastructure.

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Plastic Wood OK'd for Part of Coney Island Boardwalk

Monday, March 12, 2012

The New York City Public Design Commission voted to replace a stretch of the Coney Island boardwalk with concrete and synthetic wood, after a tense hearing Monday in which residents and preservationists expressed their staunch opposition to the proposed plan.

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