Post Tagged with: "New York City"

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Protestors hit the streets to fight Trump

Trump came to the city to address the United Nations and tell world leaders to reject “globlism” and adopt his “America First” style of governing. But for the protestors, his style is just not working.

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As the ban on plastic bags approaches, New Yorkers are ready to see them go

Although paper bags are easier to recycle and decompose, the answer to which option is better for the environment is complex and depends on a number of other factors, such as the amount of energy necessary to produce them, the resources used, and the number of times the bag can be reused.

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Parents and children bond at climate march

“This is the most pressing issue of our time and it’s gonna affect our kids more than it affects us, so we thought we absolutely had to be here, “said Marisa Wolfson, an Upper West Side, mom of two. 

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Youth raise their voices against climate change

 With the majority of the crowd in their teens, the calls to action that echoed through the streets were more so pleas to an older generation in hopes of creating a better future.

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Warren rallies in front of thousands of progressive voters

Hundreds of attendees wore Warren’s campaign t-shirts and others wore manifestos for the progressive issues they hold dear.

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Ban on flavored vape could hurt NYC smoke shops

Following a recent ban in Michigan and a call from President Trump for a federal prohibition on certain vaping products, Cuomo pushed the state for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes. 

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Growing up in the aftermath of 9/11

To these young people, the events that followed 9/11 are part of history.

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A different reality for the city’s minorities after 9/11

Alam said Muslim women  in his community, including his mother, were afraid of wearing their Hijab out in public for years after 9/11. 

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NYC paid vacation bill could be a big burden on small businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a campaign event. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. Getting paid to go on vacation might seem like a win-win situation. But in New York City, a new policy proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio has sparked a conversation about who loses out when paid time off becomes a requirement. New York City could soon be […]

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NYC Taxi Drivers Feel Powerless in Battle over Congestion Prices

Driving in Manhattan will soon become an expensive proposition. The budget approved in Albany in late March will introduce congestion pricing to New York City. Under the new plan, drivers passing south of 60th Street in Manhattan will be charged a toll that could range from $11 to $25 per trip.   But the new tax  isn’t the only measure […]