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Articles about "New York Residents"

  • Gear up, New Yorkers: Your Subway Rides are Going to Get Costlier By Aby Thomas | December 14, 2012

    We always knew New York City was expensive, but it’s soon going to get a lot costlier. After months of discussion on four different proposals for its 2013 fare hike, the MTA has finally settled on a scheme that will increase prices across all card options. While some New Yorkers shook their heads at the hike to their cost of living in the city, other residents of the city saw it as an unavoidable increase, much like the rise in expenses they have been seeing in other parts of their daily lives.

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  • The 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief Rocks Out Tonight By Aby Thomas | December 12, 2012

    Today is 12-12-12 on the Gregorian calendar—a momentous date owing to the fact that the next time such an alignment of numbers will occur will be in the next century, that is, on January 1, 3001 (1-1-1). Given the memorable nature of the date, it is therefore fitting that we are going to see a one-of-a-kind concert play today at New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden, featuring A-list performers like Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi and more, all coming together on one magnificent stage.

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  • New Yorkers Head Out to Vote for America’s Next President By Aby Thomas | November 06, 2012

    After months of campaigning, bitter debates, jibes and chatter, Americans will finally be going to voting booths around the country to decide if President Barack Obama is going to get a second term, or if his contender Mitt Romney should become the next leader of the United States. It’s been a long, tough battle between the two of them, with both putting out expensive, well-orchestrated campaigns to put them in the White House for the next four years. Like the rest of the country, New Yorkers around the city headed out today to put in their votes for their favorite candidate.

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  • Long Way Ahead for NYC Recovery After Hurricane Sandy By Aby Thomas | October 31, 2012

    Halloween usually decorates New York City in a fun, festive atmosphere but today, the city doesn’t seem to be showing any of that. Hurricane Sandy struck the city on Monday night, and the aftermath of the storm has not been pretty. Destruction of houses, power outages, transit stoppages, flooding of buildings—the list of troubles caused by Hurricane Sandy is a long one, and therefore, it is no surprise that Halloween is the last thing on people’s minds as they try to get their city back on its feet.

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  • LOOK! Campaign Hopes To Make Crossing Streets Safer By Aby Thomas | September 21, 2012

    Words like "hectic," “bustling” and “busy” are often used to describe New York City streets. Navigating Manhattan’s roads and sidewalks is an art in itself, as anyone who has seen New Yorkers weave their way through tourists on the footpath and vehicles on the driveways will justify. Tapping away on smart phones, flipping through newspapers, eating a quick meal of Chinese takeout—these are just a few of things New York residents do while running across roads. Is it a talent? Maybe. Is it dangerous? Definitely.

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  • Alphabet City Changing By the Day By Stephanie Spencer | July 13, 2012

    Once rattled by crime and abandoned buildings occupied by the homeless, Alphabet City was one of Manhattan’s most disheveled locations during the 80s. Many residents didn’t see an upturn for the Lower Manhattan area, which many locals made it a point to steer clear of. However when Mayor Giuliani took office during the 90s, New Yorkers were pleasantly surprised to see a vast improvement. Suddenly streets were clean and safe enough for shop owners to establish stores for patrons to visit, and eventually developers caught on, realizing Alphabet City’s mass potential. It would have been unexpected, though, that Alphabet City would become one of Manhattan’s most expensive communities to live in, incorporating both lush convenience and an urbanely rugged environment reminiscent of the past.

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  • Bloomberg Proudly Announces the Makeover of Governors Island By Stephanie Spencer | May 30, 2012

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and fellow officials were proud to announce on Thursday that the city will begin a new construction initiative on Governors Island, a former military base in New York Harbor, that will bring exhibits and other amenities to complement the area’s history and be a wonderful addition to Manhattan’s ever-evolving architectural heritage. Governors Island has been serving as an active destination for Manhattan apartment residents since it was given to the city two years ago by the federal government.

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