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New York City Department Of Health Bans Black Foods That Contain Activated Charcoal

Restaurants in New York City will no longer be allowed to serve black-colored foods that contain activated charcoal. The New York City Department of Health cited rules by the Food and Drug Administration as reasons for the ban.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2018

Schools In New York Prevent Students From Using Vaporizing Pens By Installing Smoke Sensors

New York schools have decided to put in smoke detectors to help catch students using vaporizing pens during school hours. Once vape smoke is detected, an alarm goes off that alerts school officials.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018

NYC Sees The Largest Increase Of Tuberculosis Patients Since 1992

In 2017, a total of 613 verified cases of tuberculosis were recorded by the NYC Health Department. Among these, 14 cases were caused by a multidrug-resistant organism.

Public Health March 27, 2018

New York Stops Sending Its Poo To Alabama After Residents Complain

To avoid polluting the waterways around the city, New York City was sending some of its sewage to be treated in Alabama. Residents in Alabama didn't like that they were the recipients of the city's sewer treasures.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2018

Coyote Killed In New York City Tests Positive For Rabies: Second Coyote Still At Large

A coyote that was killed after going on a biting spree in New York City tested positive for rabies. The danger is not yet over though, as a second coyote also believed to be rabid is still on the loose.

Public Health March 5, 2018

New York Fears Australian Tourist May Have Spread Measles In Early February

New York City fears that an Australian tourist may have exposed people to measles earlier this February. The New York State Department of Health has issued a warning to those visiting certain hotels.

Public Health February 26, 2018

Million-Dollar Lottery Winner Dies Of Stage IV Cancer Weeks After Jackpot

A New York man died of stage IV cancer just weeks after winning the jackpot in a scratch-off lottery. Before he won, he was saving to have enough money for a long overdue checkup.

Medicine February 3, 2018

T-Shirt Ad For A Kidney Donor Succeeds, New Jersey Dad Finally Gets Kidney Transplant

A New Jersey dad took an unconventional approach in searching for a kidney donor by stating it on the T-shirt he wore to a theme park. Robert Leibowitz's story shows the power of social media and the kindness of strangers.

Medicine January 27, 2018

New York City Subways To Soon Accept Apple Pay And Android Pay, But Don't Throw Away Your MetroCards Yet

New York City subway riders will soon be able to use Apple Pay and Android Pay while traveling. Commuters eager to throw away their MetroCards should hold back, though, as the rollout of the technology will not start immediately.

Business Tech October 24, 2017

Bend Buildings, Not Laws: Plans For A U-Shaped Structure Could Change The Face Of New York

OIIO Studio unveils plans for the longest building in the world: a skyscraper in New York City that will bend to the NYC zoning laws.

Life & Style March 26, 2017

New York City Upset With Verizon, Sues The Carrier: Here's Why

New York City officials filed a lawsuit against Verizon claiming that the company failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement signed with the city nine years ago. Company officials, however, denied these charges made against them.

Internet March 14, 2017

An All-Seeing Donald Trump Zoltar Machine Is Telling America's Fortune Across New York City

An animatronic Donald Trump in the form of a Zoltar fortune-telling machine began appearing across New York City this week.

Viral October 12, 2016

Beware New York: Flying Cockroaches Are Coming To Skies Near You

Thanks to the hot weather, cockroaches are going to start flying around New York City. Hopefully, they won't land on anyone and ruin their day.

Animals August 15, 2016

New York City Council Approves Plan To Provide Free Tampons In Schools, Prisons And Shelters

New York City has become the first major city in the United States to approve a bill that would provide free pads and tampons to women in schools, prisons and shelters. It's a major victory for advocates of 'menstrual equity.'

Public Health June 24, 2016

Hot Summers In New York May Kill Thousands: How To Avoid Heat-Related Deaths From Climate Change

By 2080, extremely hot summers in New York City could result in the deaths of more than 3,000 residents, new research suggests. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening.

Earth/Environment June 23, 2016

Millennials' Best City: Philadelphia Ranks Best Place For Millennials To Work And Live

Move over, New York City: a new survey revealed that the best place fit for millennials to work and live is actually Philadelphia. Read on to find out why.

Feature | Culture June 16, 2016

Manhattanhenge To Light Up New York City On Memorial Day

Manhattan will be bathed in red light this Memorial Day as Manhattanhenge takes place in the Big Apple and around the world. What is this phenomenon, and what does it have to do with Druids?

May 28, 2016

Neighbors Are Encouraged To Tell On Unregistered Airbnb Hosts In Paris - And It's Not The Only City With Annoyed Residents

Paris residents can now access a portal to see who is really listed as an Airbnb host, as it joins the list of cities that has had enough of the room-sharing website.

Life & Style May 10, 2016

Stunning HD Video Of 1993 New York City And World Trade Center Surfaces, Capturing Lost Moments In Time (Video)

A series of stunning HD video footage of 1993 New York City has surfaced. The surreal images capture pre-millennial life through a modern lens and include rare high-def shots of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.

Internet April 27, 2016

Singapore Is Most Expensive City In The World

For the third straight year, Singapore is still hailed as the world's most expensive city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Meanwhile, New York City climbed the list from 22nd to seventh.

Society March 11, 2016

The MTA Releases Posters To Remind Subway Riders That Hoverboards Are Banned

New posters reminding commuters that hoverboards are banned by the MTA are seen in New York's subway stations.

Gadgets February 25, 2016

Beijing Overtakes New York City As Billionaire Capital Of The World

Sorry Big Apple, China's Beijing is the 2016's 'Billionaire Capital of the World.' Despite its erratic stock market, China has more self-made billionaires than the U.S.

Society February 25, 2016

New iOS App Allows Users To Track Internet Service When On The Subway

Subspotting is a new iOS app that allows New York commuters to see where they have Wi-Fi service when riding the subway.

Apps/Software February 8, 2016

This Photographer Turned Bacteria From NYC's Subways Into Art

Photographer Craig Ward found inspiration for his latest artwork in the most unlikely of places: the notoriously filthy New York City subway service.

Animals January 29, 2016

New NYC Ban Keeps Hoverboards Away From Buses, Trains And Subways

NYC's transit authority has banned use of hoverboards on its transportation services under their prohibition of 'hazardous or flammable materials' — referring to the Lithium-ion battery that powers these two-wheelers.

January 27, 2016

Philanthropy Impacted Education Policy In New York City, Says Book Author

A political science and education professor says the field of philanthropy has significantly impacted public school policy in New York City. However, education philanthropy also faces some issues.

Legal January 24, 2016

Water Dispensers In Schools Help Kids Lose Weight: This Is How Water Can Help Combat Obesity

Installing water dispensers in cafeterias has been found to help reduce cases of obesity in New York City. These electronically powered devices are inexpensive and effective, experts said.

Life January 21, 2016

Report: Uber Doesn't Contribute To Traffic Congestion In New York City After All

According to a recent report, Uber doesn't lead to a higher level of traffic congestion, at least in New York City. The report was ordered after a disagreement between Uber and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Apps/Software January 15, 2016

Two Baby Boys Vie For Title Of NYC's First Newborn In 2016

Two baby boys were born in New York at midnight on Jan. 1 - one in Brooklyn, the other in Queens. Which one will win the city's coveted title of First Newborn for 2016?

Society January 2, 2016

Dipping Into New York's Waterways In The World's First Floating, Self-Filtering Pool

Architect Dong-Ping Wong is preparing to launch the world's first floating, self-filtering pool on New York's waterways.

December 16, 2015

102-Story Skyscraper With Fantastical Design Proposed For New York City

New York architect Mark Foster Gage presented his concept proposal for a 102-story skyscraper that features a regal, yet futuristic design.

Arts & Culture December 14, 2015

New York Salt Warning Rule Set To Take Effect At Chain Restaurants This Week

The new salt warning label rule in NYC applies to chain restaurants or those with a minimum of 15 establishments in the country. The salt shaker symbol will appear beside dishes with over 2,300 mg of sodium.

Life December 1, 2015

New York City Residents Unfazed As ISIS Threatens Times Square Attack

ISIS released a propaganda video, threatening New York City residents of attacks in Times Square and Herald Square, to name a few. They, however, remain unfazed.

Society November 20, 2015

How Marvel's Hell's Kitchen Compares To The Real World

Dark, dingy, danger-filled streets? Not around here, good sir...

Movies/TV Shows November 20, 2015

ISIS Video Threatens New York City But Authorities Remind: 'Be Aware, But Do Not Be Afraid'

In a new video released by ISIS, the Islamic State is threatening to attack New York City. Authorities have increased security not only in busy areas but also throughout the entire city.

Society November 19, 2015

Building A Solar-Powered Oasis Underground

An exclusive interview with the co-founder and creator of New York City's underground forest.

Energy November 16, 2015

Building A Solar-Powered Oasis Underground

An exclusive interview with the co-founder and creator of New York City's underground forest.

Energy November 16, 2015

Microsoft Opens Flagship Store On New York City's Fifth Avenue

The flagship store will be just a couple of blocks from Apple's store.

Apps/Software October 26, 2015

New York City Plants Its Millionth Tree, Ahead Of Schedule

New Yorkers swept past their original plan to plant a million trees in a decade. Fighting climate change one tree at a time, the city met its goal with two years to spare.

Animals October 22, 2015

Uber Aiming To Spread Service In New York

The ride-hailing service claims it could create 13,000 jobs and spark $80 million in fares if allowed to broaden its reach within the state to places like Long Island and parts of Upstate such as Buffalo and Rochester.

Apps/Software October 21, 2015

You Can Order A DeLorean As Your Lyft For 'Back To The Future' Day

Lyft is offering free rides around New York in DeLoreans in honor of 'Back to the Future' Day Wednesday. But where they're going, they're going to need roads.

FUTURE TECH October 19, 2015

NYC Taxis Will Test GPS-Based Meters, Ditch Taxi TVs To Fend Off Rivals

A new pilot program will test the reliance of New York City's taxis on GPS-based meters. The shift comes at a critical time as the likes of Uber and Lyft dig into the taxi cab system with their ridesharing models.

Society October 19, 2015

Commission Votes To Remove TV Screens From New York City Taxis

New York City's Taxi & Limousine Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a pilot program to place new credit card payment technology in cabs. This will remove those apparently much-maligned screens.

Gadgets October 15, 2015

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Bronx Kills 1, Sickens 12: Ill Residents Urged to Seek Medical Attention

One of the people in a new cluster of Legionnaire’s disease cases in New York City has died, according to health officials Sept. 30. The number of individuals affected by the outbreak, found in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, has climbed to 13 from seven last Monday.

Life October 1, 2015

New Cases Of Legionnaires' Disease In Bronx Causes Renewed Investigations

Health officials are investigating new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in the Bronx, which they believe is not linked with an earlier outbreak that occurred in New York City.

Life September 30, 2015

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