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Trader Joe’s coming to Ave. A; Pols’ letters on deliveries keep coming

BY GABE HERMAN | As local politicians continue to press Trader Joe’s to restore its delivery service in Manhattan, the grocery chain said it is expanding its Downtown presence with a new location in the East Village. Trader Joe’s announced on May 13 that it would be opening a new store at 432 E. 14th St., […]

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping want the City Council to “cast out” Monsanto’s demonic spawn by passing Councilmember Ben Kallos’s bill banning chemical pesticides and herbicides in the city. The singing reverend, real name Bill Talen, and his choir protested in City Hall Park on May 8, to keep […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Assemblymember Richard Gottfried presented details of his single-payer healthcare bill to the Community Board 6 Health and Education Committee in late April. Gottfried — who chairs the Assembly’s Committee on Health — has sponsored the New York Health Act in the state Assembly since 1992. There now seems to be growing momentum […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With Lenox Health Greenwich Health having been open for five years now, the Community Board 2 Social Services Committee held a forum to get a better sense of how the emergency department is doing and engaging with the community. The healthcare facility is at 30 Seventh Ave., between W. 12th and 13th […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | CBD oil has been growing in popularity nationwide, which can be seen locally in the number of stores offering the cannabis-based product. In Downtown Manhattan, the oil can be found in shops like Dramatics NYC, at Fifth Ave. and E. 16th St., which offers back massages with CBD oil; CBD Oil Bros […]

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Enter a hospital, doctor’s office, adult-care facility or medical clinic and you are bound to encounter nurses. “Nurse” is a broad term used to describe most individuals who perform patient-based care in a variety of settings. A nurse’s duties and title will vary depending on his or her educational background and the certifications and licenses […]

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With several important residential, retail and healthcare projects well underway, not to mention plans for a cutting-edge tech center and digital training hub, the Union Square-14th St. district is undergoing a major transformation that will add to its proud reputation as one of Manhattan’s most dynamic districts. “All this activity on virtually every corner of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The city’s fourth annual Car-Free Day will be held Sat., April 27, on the heels of Earth Day the previous Saturday. Thirty blocks of Broadway will be closed to traffic, from Times Square to Union Square, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be programming at six rest stops along […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | It’s been five years since Northwell’s stand-alone emergency department opened in the wake of the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in April 2010. Now known as Lenox Health Greenwich Village, the E.D. is on Seventh Ave. between W. 12 and W. 13th Sts. The Social Services Committee of Community Board 2 will […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | State politicians recently gathered on the steps of City Hall to drum up support for a new bill that bans religious exemptions from vaccinations for any child who attends school in New York State. “Just a few decades ago, we assumed measles was defeated, but now it’s roaring back,” said state Senator […]

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