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BY GABE HERMAN | NYU’s College of Dentistry will host its annual NYU Oral Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 6, which follows a three-mile path through Kips Bay and the East Village. The walk supports the NYU Oral Cancer Center and the university’s Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, both at 421 First Ave., at East […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | While the West Village is one of the most tree-dense areas of the city, a new project aims to add even more greenery there and in other nearby neighborhoods by filling in tree pits that can’t accommodate trees. Speaker Corey Johnson, whose District 3 includes the West Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen […]

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BY GREG B. SMITH, THE CITY | This story was first published on Sept. 26 by The City. Mayor Bill de Blasio often boasts of his “robust” effort to eradicate lead poisoning in public housing, but a new report shows the city failed to check thousands of private apartments where nearly 12,000 children had elevated […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new study has found higher levels of cardiovascular disease among 9/11 first responders, and higher rates associated with spending more time at Ground Zero. The study, published this month in JAMA (the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association), examined the health of nearly 9,800 New York City firefighters who […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Seeking to make the city a little greener, the de Blasio Administration will retrofit nine city-owned buildings — including three in Manhattan — to reduce energy usage, it was announced on Sept. 25. The Sanitation Department’s Manhattan Garage 7 on 57th Street in Midtown, along with the Department of Homeless Services’ […]

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BY GREG B. SMITH, THE CITY | This story was originally published on Sept. 25 by The City. Stepping out ahead of long-promised action from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Wednesday proposed an emergency response overhaul for calls involving people with mental illness. The public advocate wants to create a new emergency phone number […]

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By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech and Gabe Herman |   FOOD Speakin’ of vegan…: The Hester Street Fair will hold a Vegan Food Fest on Sat., Sep. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a new venture at Hester Street Fair, which is celebrating its 10th year and will be partnering on this one with Cheff’ […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Following the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund being permanently extended by the federal government this summer, hundreds of Lower Manhattan community members attended a Sept. 16 informational seminar to learn about access to 9/11-related healthcare. Speakers at the event included officials and advocates, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and comedian Jon Stewart. The event […]

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BY HOWARD BRANDSTEIN | The coastal resiliency problem we are facing is precipitated by decades of decisions that did not address the core cause and problem. We should take this opportunity to act in a new direction that can address them. Over the past 10 years New York City has spent more than $150 million to […]

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BY LIZ SADLER CRYAN | It’s hard to miss the soaring 3-acre meadow that graces the top of Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. But green roofs — or living roofs, as they are also known — are also branching into residential neighborhoods, where homeowners with sturdy-enough roofs can enjoy their environmental and financial benefits. “Not only […]

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