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Vision Zero Action Plan

By: Daniela Franco

The Vision Zero Action Plan, introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, seeks to eradicate pedestrian deaths in the city.

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Riverpark Farm

By: Daniela Franco

The spectacular Riverpark farm, one of the largest urban farms in New York City, provides fresh-cut produce to the Riverpark restaurant for anyone to enjoy. With its unique garden, view from the East River, and ever-changing menus, this is a destination that that shouldn’t be missed.

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Vision Zero for a Safer New York?

By Deborah Lubanga

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths by lowering the citywide speed limit and cracking down on traffic violations as a part of the Vision Zero Action Plan.

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May 10, 2014 · 12:13 pm

Allie Kokesh– A Serious Comedian

Allie Kokesh is very serious when it comes to her life with comedy.

Allie Kokesh is very serious when it comes to her life with comedy.

By Wendy (Tzu-Shu) Shyu

Allie Kokesh is a comedian, who is deeply in love with improvised comedy. She now performs at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East in New York. On stage, she can be the funniest milk monster or a flying superwoman, but off stage, she is no more special than any other 27-year-olds, thinking about where her future will be, and working towards her dream.

Coming from San Francisco, Allie has been in New York for three years. Taking classes, performing, rehearsing, and working at various day jobs are all for the same goal of her life: to write and create something of her own.

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April Showers Brings May Flowers

Marilyn La Jeunesse brings you the latest weather report for your early morning commute. Today’s forecast will be overcast with a high chance of rain.

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April 9, 2014 · 10:14 am

Weather Forecast for Week of March 31st

by Ananya Bhattacharya

Cloudy with chance of rain throughout the week, with temperatures ranging from high 30s to low 50s.

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April 9, 2014 · 9:54 am

The City Bakery: Maury Rubin Brings Paris to New York City

Maury Rubin's City Bakery on a Monday morning.

Maury Rubin’s City Bakery on a Monday morning.

by Megan Zhang

The aroma of freshly baked pastries wafts through the restaurant’s entrance as one crosses the threshold of City Bakery in New York City’s Union Square neighborhood. The appetizing smell only makes it more difficult to decide what to order at the pastry counter, which showcases the bakery’s signature pretzel croissants, blueberry scones, and bran muffins. It’s hard to resist adding a steaming mug of rich and creamy hot chocolate—made from actual chocolate and topped with a giant homemade marshmallow—to the order.

The atmosphere of City Bakery at 3 West 18th Street in New York City immediately feels homey, inviting, and somewhat reminiscent of the 80’s, with old-fashioned jazz and swing music playing softly in the background. Old black-and-white photos of City Bakery’s early days deck the walls, along with old promotional ads for the bakery’s annual hot chocolate festival. One framed cartoon displays the words “Marshmallows Over Manhattan” and depicts a wintery scene with people playing in the snow in front of the Manhattan skyline. The bakery is lit with old-fashioned light-bulbs along the ceiling, reminiscent of an 80’s theater. The restaurant’s overall décor shows great attention to detail; there are pillars with an architecturally intricate and rather artistic design, and even the thermostat on the wall has a frame around it.

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