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News & Features Plumb Beach Bike Path Destroyed By Hurricane Ida
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It only took the city more than five years to slap down a mere 450 feet of asphalt, but the obliterated bike path running between Plumb Beach and the Belt Parkway is finally complete. Tipster Stephen Arthur sent us this photo of the near-complete path back in December. According to our last e-mail followup with the…

News & Features Source: NYC.gov
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launched the country’s largest municipal identification program yesterday morning – and residents from all five boroughs can now apply for an ID card that will allow individuals to open bank accounts; access all city buildings; receive discounts on prescriptions; land free one-year memberships at museums, concert halls,…

News & Features Donovan-702x495
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Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been named the Republican candidate for the not-yet-called special election to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. The Staten Island Advance reports: Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Party bylaws allow the chairman to be…

News & Features Hookah
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The city is cracking down on hookah sales, and they may be coming for Brooklyn next. As City Council proposes a bill to limit the sale of hookah supplies in stores, the city’s Health Department has moved to shut down a dozen hookah bars frequented by college students in Manhattan and Queens, after finding that they were illegally serving sheesha containing…

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In the wake of his unexpected guilty plea to one count of tax fraud, Congressman Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress, effective January 5. Initially, the congressman said he would continue to serve despite his guilty plea, and would only resign if a conviction left him “unable to serve,” implying jail time, but apparently changed his mind after a…

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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

Opinion gasprices-585x579
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BETWEEN THE LINES: The law of gravity dictates that whatever goes up must come down. But, when it comes to consumer prices that rule seldom applies. Even so, for the time being, it is relevant. For weeks, drivers have received a premature holiday gift every time they fill their vehicle’s gas tank, as prices have…

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