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City to study bike access on city bridges and buses

amny.com — The city wants to get more wheels on the city's bridges and buses. The Department of Transportation will undertake a study to improve bike access on the four East River bridges and the Harlem River bridges, Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told the City Council on Thursday.

'King of the Egg Cream' podcast features Alex Karpovsky, Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin

amny.com — Classic met contemporary on Thursday night at the Russ and Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side. Well-dressed guests chomped on bite-sized knishes with spicy mustard and delicate slices of pickled herring on toasts. Egg creams were guzzled alongside gin and dill cocktails served in coupes.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @georgiakral: .@alexkarpovsky on hip Jewish cuisine & the new "King of the Egg Cream" podcast he's in: amny.com/eat-and-drink/… http://t.c…

New Yorkers aren't scared by possible Ebola outbreak: Poll

amny.com — A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that 56% of New York City residents are not concerned about a large Ebola outbreak in the U.S. Respondents also gave high marks to the elected officials for their handling of Dr. Craig Spencer's diagnosis last month and their initial protocol to quarantine every traveler who came from West Africa who was around Ebola patients added Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Maurice Carroll.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ChuckHolliday: I'm more scared of the showtime dancing guys RT @amNewYork: New Yorkers aren't really that scared of Ebola after all bit.ly/1xXuwvA

Nov 20, 2014

It's going to take more than an ebola case to scare New Yorkers. goo.gl/nehFnk

SantaCon Bushwick plans ditched, organizer says

amny.com — Organizers for SantaCon will continue searching for a neighborhood for the booze-fueled charity bar crawl, deciding to stay out of Bushwick, according to an organizer. For years, SantaCon has attracted thousands of day-drinking revelers decked in Santa costumes and holiday garb to neighborhoods like Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @danrivoli: SantaCon revelers won't be in drinking in Bushwick this year, but organizers still looking for new neighborhood amny.com/news/santacon-…

Nov 20, 2014

SantaCon revelers won't be in drinking in Bushwick this year, but organizers still looking for new neighborhood amny.com/news/santacon-…

Nov 20, 2014

Bushwick successfully defended itself against Santacon, but now every other NYC neighborhood braces in fear: amny.com/news/santacon-…

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Annie Leibovitz's 'Pilgrimage' at the New-York Historical Society

amny.com — From Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair and Vogue, Annie Leibovitz has photographed the world's most famous people, delivering some of the most iconic images in photographic history. But in a new exhibition by the legendary photographer, you won't find a single portrait.
Nov 21, 2014

By @keira_alexander RT @amNewYork Take a look at Annie Leibovitz's 'Pilgrimage' at the New-York Historical Society bit.ly/1F6a9wP

A,C tunnel from Brooklyn to Manhattan to be shut 40 weekends

amny.com — A and C train riders will get a taste of what straphangers on the R and G lines suffered through during repairs of the underwater tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Cranberry tube that carries A and C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn will go out of commission for 40 weekends starting next spring 2015, MTA chief spokesman Adam Lisberg told amNewYork.

De Blasio says he won't reduce wife's role, or staff

amny.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday rejected an opinion poll's finding that most New Yorkers don't believe his wife deserves a taxpayer-funded chief of staff or should have a major voice shaping public policy. He said he won't pare her role as his "top adviser."

New NightOwl app organizes NYC nightlife

amny.com — In a city with thousands of bars, it can be surprisingly difficult to decide where to go for drinks. NightOwl, a new app that hit the market last week, is here to help. The free app catalogued more than 3,000 bars across the five boroughs and organized them into categories such as "Whiskey," "Dancey" and "Can charge phone."
Nov 20, 2014

RT @HSenison: Don't know where to go Friday night? A new app NightOwl organized NYC bars in your area in categories bit.ly/1r1ZH2V in @amNewYork

Ramen pop-up Junie Dish open now in UES Tasti D-lite

amny.com — Junie Ishimori is keeping the Upper East Side warm this winter. Her pop-up, Junie Dish opened quietly last week, inside Tasti D-Lite at 222 E. 86th St. Yep, ramen in a frozen dessert shop.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @joshgNYC: Via @melissabethk, Junie Ishimori, who ran the amazing vegan ice cream shop Stogo, is back with a vegan ramen pop-up. amny.com/eat-and-drink/…

NYC's best movie theaters for cinephiles

amny.com — In this city, you can expect more from your movie-going experience.

Kevin Darden charged with murder in Bronx subway push that killed Wai Kuen Kwok

amny.com — The ex-con accused of pushing a Bronx man to his death was held without bail Wednesday evening, his second arraignment this month, authorities said. Kevin Darden, 34, was charged with second degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, who was shoved from the East 167th Street station in the Bronx on Sunday morning, police said.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @amNewYork: The man charged with fatally pushing a man onto the subway tracks is being held without bail bit.ly/1uyVwPO

Plastic bag surcharge in NYC: City Council divided

amny.com — A proposal to charge New Yorkers for using plastic or paper bags at stores divided council members Wednesday during the first public hearing onthe legislation. The bill, introduced by City Councilman Brad Lander, would charge a dime for every disposable bag a customer uses at a store as a way to reduce pollution and encourage shoppers to use reusable bags.

Bill de Blasio's uncompromising defiance

amny.com — The monthslong coverage and criticism of City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger ended this week when she temporarily stepped down from her post following the arrest of her young son. Mayor Bill de Blasio's support for Noerdlinger -- beleaguered by stories about her boyfriend's criminal past and her issues with creditors -- was politically expensive.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @EvanRThies: My thoughts on de Blasio's uncompromising style--and its costs--in @amNewYork column today: amny.com/opinion/bill-d… @azi @CelesteKatzNYC

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is too bloated

amny.com — 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is too bloated ROBERT LEVIN "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" suffers from a recurring problem that hampers single literary properties stretched over the course of more than one movie. It's too bloated.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @amNewYork: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" is just too bloated, writes our reviewer @Rlevin85 bit.ly/1BPZBFL

City Living: Flatbush is big in size and diversity

amny.com — Flatbush is, in a word, enormous. Within the Brooklyn neighborhood, which stretches from the southern end of Prospect Park to Brooklyn College and Avenue H, are several subsections (some say as many as 12). But its geographical size isn't the only reason why Flatbush is huge.

'Man spreading,' backpacks will be targeted in MTA transit manners campaign

amny.com — Riders: 'Man spread' on subways deserves public shaming Rude riders who unnecessarily take up space -- backpack wearers and "man spreaders" -- will get a refresher in transit manners. The MTA by January will launch a new awareness campaign to get people to take off their backpacks and sit properly on the subway in a time of record ridership and overcrowded trains, transit officials said Monday.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TransportNation: Let's give a Friday shout out to @danrivoli, whose manspreading story sparked the conversation NYC needs to have. bit.ly/1r4rCiX

Nov 19, 2014

people feeling need to point out women "manspread" on subways too: I've seen it every now and then. Men, every day amny.com/transit/man-sp…

Nov 19, 2014

If they wanted to write an article about me, they could've at least reached out for comment amny.com/transit/man-sp…

Nov 18, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Watch out, subway 'man spreaders' and backpack wearers. Your anonymous days may be numbered bit.ly/1yeEqrd pic.twitter.com/jTA3sy9Xj9

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NYC watch repairman in biz since the '40s

amny.com — Al Maddox, fixing watches in NYC since 1949 Tucked away in a closet-sized workshop in the Financial District is the ultimate expert on the New York minute. Al Maddox has been fixing and building watches in downtown Manhattan since 1949. Before the days of cellphones, horology was a common business as people needed their wristwatches to tell time.
Nov 19, 2014

Cool story "@pcatapano: Downtown watch repairman Al Maddox in biz in NYC since the 1940s @amNewYork amny.com/news/business/…

Nov 19, 2014

Downtown watch repairman Al Maddox in biz in NYC since the 1940s @amNewYork amny.com/news/business/…