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    January 28, 2013

    Bloomberg's Flock of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Are Probably Coming to Eat Us

    Over the weekend, Mayor Bloomberg quite generously donated $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, bringing his total contributions to his alma mater to a whopping $1.1 billion. The Times has the exclusive story of Bloomberg's philanthropic track record, including fun mayoral trivia (he's 70! he c ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    October 12, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: A Festival of Lights; An Absinthe Tasting

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Diwali Brick Lane Curry House various dates Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights with Chef Karthik Kumar, who is running a special menu this week an ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Quick Hits

    99 Problems but a cookie ain't one His assailants in the Staten Island Election Night Hate Crime Spree have all pleaded guilty. Now victim Ali Kamara has been arrested for stealing a car. About 11 years ago 172 Stanton Street started to crumble. City officials hustled the tenants out and demolish ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    White Guy Gets Break

    While both Alain Robert (l.) and Renaldo Clarke (r.) climbed the stupid ladder-like facade of the New York Times building on June 5, their cases have been treated differently by the justice system, the Times reports. Though both had causes (global warming for Robert, malaria for Clarke) and neither ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    "If I am elected": McCain at the Clinton Global Initiative

    With Sarah Palin in attendance, John McCain gave opening remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative this morning. It turned out Bill Clinton was holding McCain's copy of the speech, and there was some humorous byplay between them about the mix-up. Maybe Clinton had read the address and wished to di ... More >>

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    May 15, 2007
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    September 21, 1999

    Unnatural Disasters

    How Humans Are Behind the Weather Weirdness