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City Worker Gets 20 Day Suspension for Using Robot Voice to Answer Phone

dnainfo.com — NEW YORK CITY - A longtime city Health Department worker was suspended 20 days without pay for answering customer-service calls in a robot voice.
Oct 31, 2014

Amazing: City Worker Gets 20-Day Suspension for Using Robot Voice to Answer Phone via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1wMnDel pic.twitter.com/iSfgTj0ZNP

Oct 31, 2014

"City Worker Gets 20-Day Suspension for Using Robot Voice to Answer Phone”: dnain.fo/1wNVNA1

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New York City worker's droid imitation was good enough to fool callers and get himself suspended for 20 days dnain.fo/13p01U9

Oct 31, 2014

City suspends guy 20 days for answering Health Dept. customer-service calls in a robot voice (via @rachelholliday): dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Oct 31, 2014

City Worker Gets 20-Day Suspension for Using Robot Voice to Answer Phone via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1wMnDel

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If Nik Wallenda Falls into the Chicago River, Could He Survive?

dnainfo.com — RIVER NORTH - All right, admit it, you're wondering: Would Nik Wallenda survive a fall into the Chicago River on his high-wire act set for Sunday? Without a tether or a net, Wallenda plans to walk across a tightrope 50 stories high - from the top of Marina City's West Tower to the top of the Leo Burnett Building on the other side of the river.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @PeterNickeas: No. RT @DNAinfoCHI: We know you're — would Nik Wallenda survive a fall off his tightrope if he lands in the river? dnain.fo/1q8ptly

Oct 31, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: We know you've been wondering — would Nik Wallenda survive a fall off his tightrope if he lands in the river? dnain.fo/1q8ptly

Oct 31, 2014

No. RT @DNAinfoCHI: We know you're — would Nik Wallenda survive a fall off his tightrope if he lands in the river? dnain.fo/1q8ptly

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Chicago Halloween Snow Is First 'Measurable' Snowfall on Oct. 31 on Record

dnainfo.com — CHICAGO - Yes, that was snow. That precipitation that fell on your windshield on your morning commute was indeed snow flurries. The 1/10 of an inch, in fact, marked the first "measurable" snowfall on record for a Halloween in Chicago, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Bill Nelson.

City Dentists Buy Back Halloween Candy from Sugar-Loving Kids

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - Too much Halloween candy can be a dangerous thing, especially in the eyes of a dentist. That's why 17 dentists across the city are offering to buy back the sugary, tooth-decaying treats from kids.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @bgittleson: A bunch of NYC dentists are holding a buyback program -- for Halloween candy (via @the_zim): dnain.fo/109y54D

Oct 31, 2014

TOOTH-CLEANING HUMANS DENY CORN SYRUP MORSELS TO SMALL UNRIPENED HUMANS. BEEP BOOP dnain.fo/1tHuG96 @DNAinfo

Police Ask Stores to Crack Down on Egg Sales to Minors Before Halloween

dnainfo.com — EAST HARLEM - Local police officers are launching a preemptive strike on Halloween mischief. Capt. Thomas Harnish of Harlem's 25th Precinct has asked local retailers, including grocery stores and art supply stores, to restrict the sale of large quantities of eggs, spray paint and other items that could be used to cause mayhem on Halloween night.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @JournoGoose: The @NYPD25Pct is helping curb Halloween vandalism by asking stores not to sell large amounts of eggs to minors dnain.fo/1tnfNqS

Oct 31, 2014

The @NYPD25Pct is helping curb Halloween vandalism by asking stores not to sell large amounts of eggs to minors dnain.fo/1tnfNqS

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Exhibit C: Police ask stores to crack down on egg sales to minors ahead of Halloween: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

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RT @EH_Preservation: Stores Crack Down on Egg Sales to Minors Before Halloween. 21 & older signs appear in local bodegas http://t.co/EWaueA…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @toreyvanoot: NOT THE ONION: Police Ask Stores to Crack Down on Egg Sales to Minors Before Halloween via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1wJPMn3

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Logan Square 'Twin Towers' Plan Divides Locals: 'You Can't Stop The Market'

dnainfo.com — LOGAN SQUARE - A proposal to bring a pair of "twin towers" to a booming Logan Square block had residents worked up Thursday night, but some community leaders had some real talk for them: the growth of the popular neighborhood cannot be stopped. About 200 people filled Candela Restaurant, 2451 N.

Man Dies After Garbage Truck Drags Him Through Chinatown, Police Say

dnainfo.com — CHINATOWN - A man was killed Thursday night when a private garbage truck hit him and dragged him along Canal Street before driving away, police said. It was not immediately clear where the 59-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was initially hit.
Oct 31, 2014

Awful - Man Dies After Garbage Truck Drags Him Through Chinatown, Police Say dnain.fo/1u0L2Lb

Wanna Rent a Place by the 'L'? Here's What it Will Cost You

dnainfo.com — CHICAGO - If you want to live near the "L" but are tight on money, it's best not to look for a place in River North, Wicker Park or the Loop . The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in those areas? Over $2,000 a month.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: Snagging an apartment near an L stop is convenient — and pricey, study finds dnain.fo/1yLZUMw

Scene in the 'Hood: Lincoln Park, Old Town

dnainfo.com — LINCOLN PARK - Tag your 'hood on Instagram - #‎LincolnPark, #‎OldTown, #‎GoldCoast and/or @DNAinfoChi - to have your pics included our weekly round up. Check out last week's installment here. For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here:

Scene in the 'Hood: Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village Snapshots

dnainfo.com — WICKER PARK - Happy Halloween! Tag your 'hood on Instagram - #‎Wickerpark, #‎Bucktown, #‎Ukvillage and/or @DNAinfoChi - to have your pics included our weekly round up. Check out some scenes in Logan Square here.

Underground Wonder Bar Gets New Name, Looks Thanks to Reality Show

dnainfo.com — RIVER NORTH - If you're looking for the Underground Wonder Bar in River North, don't be fooled by the new name or look. As part of a reality show, the bar was given a makeover that might have some regulars doing a double-take. "New name, same wonder," owner Lonie Walker said.

St. Cornelius Parents, Teachers Relieved After School Avoids Closure

dnainfo.com — JEFFERSON PARK - Parents, teachers and church officials at St. Cornelius said Thursday they were grateful and relieved their school won't be among the six schools that will close their doors for good at the end of the school year. "We're still digesting the news," said the Rev.

Netflix's 'Daredevil' Series Covertly Filming in Williamsburg

dnainfo.com — WILLIAMSBURG - Marvel's Netflix television series "Daredevil" has been filming in Williamsburg and Greenpoint under the code name "Bluff," using popular dive bar the Turkey's Nest Tavern as the setting for a criminal's hangout, according to locals and film permits.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DNAinfo: .@netflix comic series @Daredevil covertly filming in Williamsburg using fake name: dnain.fo/1wMWpEq

Raven Theatre Plan Lighting, Facade Upgrades

dnainfo.com — EDGEWATER - The Raven Theatre plans to upgrade its facade, install new LED lights above its stage and bring in new carpet in a major makeover. Kelli Strickland, the neighborhood theater's executive director, said "the beautiful metal cut sign" at 6157 N. Clark St. will remain, but much more will change.

Edgewater Medical Center Garage Sold, But Main Buildings Will Remain

dnainfo.com — EDGEWATER - A prolific developer bought the Edgewater Medical Center parking garage this week, but has yet to buy the center's tall hospital buildings that neighbors said have become an eyesore and safety hazard to the surrounding community. A venture of MCZ Development, Sedgwick Acquisitions, LLC, closed on the property on Tuesday, according to state records.
Oct 31, 2014

The garage portion of the Edgewater Medical Center was sold this week. dnain.fo/10FbEp5

Veal Heart Tacos, Milagro Punch on Takito Kitchen's Day of the Dead Menu

dnainfo.com — WICKER PARK - Dia de Los Muertos, a festive remembrance of loved ones who've died, will take the spotlight at Wicker Park's Takito Kitchen this weekend. To get into the spirit of the holiday, the taco bar at 2013 W. Division St.

Open House Agenda: Three Apartments to See This Weekend

dnainfo.com — NEW YORK CITY - Finding three haunted homes with open houses to feature this Halloween weekend was near impossible, so instead we're featuring apartments with basement levels. Only these units, unlike basements often found in houses, are far from creepy. Considering an apartment with a subterranean level is one way to maximize your price per square foot.

Taste Pickled Pepper Wings and Kimchi Empanadas at Forest Hills Food Crawl

dnainfo.com — QUEENS - Foodies will soon get a chance to participate in the first ever food crawl in Forest Hills, an event organizers call "a culinary journey" through the neighborhood complete with dishes like pickled pepper wings and fried cheesecake. The crawl, scheduled for Nov.
Oct 31, 2014

Best tweet! MT @traceytully Making Peter Piper proud: Pickled Pepper Wings and Kimchi Empanadas in Queens Food Crawl dnain.fo/1wMoThA

Belmont Bypass 'Hasn't Been Promoted, It's Very Quiet,' Neighbors Say

dnainfo.com — LAKEVIEW - As Tuesday's election inches closer, Lakeview activists took to the street this week to slam the CTA's proposed Belmont Bypass. The $320 million project would add another track to the Belmont "L" station, which connects Red, Brown and Purple lines.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: Lakeview residents say the CTA's massive "Belmont Bypass" plan has flown under the radar dnain.fo/1sQC6BD pic.twitter.com/0MmyBY3v1R