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Starbucks to Launch Delivery Service and “Starbucks for Life” Cards

Starbucks announced earlier in the month that they intend to launch a mobile app that will allow coffee addicts to place their orders on the go, and now the company has gone a step further, announcing that will soon offer a delivery service and that 13 lucky cardholders will be selected to win “Starbucks for […]

Ebola and Chris Christie

Possible presidential hopeful and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has been criticized of late for enforcing a NJ Ebola quarantine policy on a nurse who recently returned from west Africa with what some considered sufficient symptoms to warrant concern. Kaci Hickox, after her release, claimed violation of her civil rights had occurred by forcing […]

Oscar de la Renta Has Passed Away

One of the world’s biggest fashion icons passed away last Monday after an extensive battle with cancer. Oscar de la Renta died in Connecticut at his home, according to his wife, Anette de la Renta. He was 82. De la Renta’s career spanned more than five decades. He rose to prominence during the 1960s when he […]

Poll: 79% Favor Legalizing Over-The-Counter Birth Control

According to a new poll that was released, Americans are favoring over-the-counter birth control by 70%. This number, which was provided by Reason-Rupe, no longer shows citizens being “on the fence” with the issue. Surprisingly, the man who implemented the original concept is a pro-life republican. Bobby Jindal (R) made a speech in 2012 stating […]

New York Begins Airport Ebola Checks

Alas! JFK airport has begun a screening process a screening process searching for anyone infected with the dreaded Ebola virus. Currently the disease has killed at least 4000 people. The flights which will be screened will be those originating in affected countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The screening process involves taking the temperatures […]

NYC Cop Under Investigation For Punching Teen

Anybody who has lived in New York for any amount of time can tell you that the NYPD has a tendency to get a little hands on sometimes. However, given the recent scrutiny of police practices in the wake of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, these types of incidents have been under a […]

Snug Harbor Has Become Staten Island’s Biggest Tourist Attraction

New York City definitely isn’t short of great tourist destinations, but surprisingly Snug Harbor has become one of the most popular. Probably because of the many cool destinations that the harbor has on offer. Including the immensely popular Chinese Scholar Garden. I’ve been there with Laurene Powell Jobs before, and I can attest to it’s […]

DEP Offers Up Cash For Green Additions to NYC Neighborhoods

The Department of Environmental Protection is trying to encourage New Yorkers to find creative ways to make their neighborhoods more environmentally friendly. Providing cash incentives for green additions to buildings throughout the five boroughs. The DEP has more than $5 million available in not-for-profit grants that they can provide for communities looking to spruce up […]

Tracking Devices Installed in NYC Phone Booths? Yes, And It’s Disturbing

The day of big brother is here. Those in a typical Manhattan phone booth should take heed. Big brother is monitoring your every move with New York City’s official blessing. Here is the deal: An advertising company has placed tiny tracking devices or beacons in advertising panels that are located in phone booths. The tiny […]

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