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About.com gets new look

crainsnewyork.com — About.com, the online network of "expert" guides that dates back to the dawn of the Web, relaunched Tuesday with a new look and new code. The top-to-bottom reconstruction is aimed at making its sites, on subjects ranging from travel to health to tech, easier to navigate, while also giving the property more of an identity-something About.com has lacked despite its long history and enormous traffic.

City shuts nine pre-K centers, delays opening 36

crainsnewyork.com — Updated: (AP) -- Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others. Administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that while the majority of sites have been cleared to open, safety and integrity concerns were behind the decision to revoke contracts at the nine centers, which were to serve 265 students.

Big buyer of retail properties ups its sights

crainsnewyork.com — A prolific buyer of mostly ground-floor Manhattan retail space is literally raising its sights, acquiring the residential real estate upstairs. Trevi Retail is acquiring four Upper East Side apartment buildings for close to $100 million, according to sources, diving into the city's hot residential market. The company is in contract to buy 420 E.

Brooklyn modular battle goes to court

crainsnewyork.com — Developer Forest City Ratner Cos. and the contractor for a modular residential tower at Atlantic Yards, the complex-to-be recently rechristened Pacific Park, have filed lawsuits against one another. The legal tussle comes a fter work stopped at the building last week.

Union chief mobilizes nurses to fight hospitals

crainsnewyork.com — New York's biggest nurses union last week won a round in its fight to protect jobs at failing hospitals when a court temporarily stopped the state from transferring emergency services at Long Island College Hospital. At issue: The union claimed LICH's unionized nurses were not being given priority for the few jobs that will be available when NYU Langone Medical Center takes over the site.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Barbara_Benson: Read the profile Jill Furillo of NYSNA @nynurses tried to kill because it reveals she was in a Communist youth group bit.ly/1nuLxFX

Sep 02, 2014

Union leader balks at questions about past affiliation with arm of the Communist Party crainsnewyork.com/article/201408…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @CrainsHealth: Read the profile Jill Furillo of NYSNA @nynurses tried to kill because it reveals she was in a Communist youth group bit.ly/1nuLxFX

Sep 02, 2014

RT @CrainsHealth: Read the profile Jill Furillo of NYSNA @nynurses tried to kill because it reveals she was in a Communist youth group bit.ly/1nuLxFX

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His buns are made of ramen

crainsnewyork.com — Keizo Shimamoto opened his ramen noodle takeout shop, Ramen.Co, in the financial district in April and almost immediately began generating about $5,000 a day in sales. "Considering that we really haven't advertised, weekday lunches are insanely busy," Mr. Shimamoto said.