Manufacturing Sector

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    August 13, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    March 12, 2014


    Cut loose at Red Bull Studios

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    August 14, 2013

    Bread and Bakers on the Rise at Hot Bread Kitchen

    Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013


    Red Bull Music Academy 
gets wavy with Mykki Blanco and Le1f

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    April 18, 2013

    Dan Savage's Husband Poses In His Underwear

    Terry Miller--who happens to be sex advice columnist/activist/TV personality Dan Savage's husband--has posed in his underwear for the Mr. Turk fashion label.

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    April 11, 2013

    When Something Is Love/Hate, Do You Love It Or Hate It?

    Lots of plays and movies enter into the category of "love/hate"--i.e., people worship at their feet or find them utterly repellent, but no one thinks they're just OK. For example, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Twilight, and The Tree of Life come to mind as classic love/hate movies, ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012


    Tom Shillue takes his show to Brooklyn

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    June 7, 2012

    Ice Cream Love and Tomorrow's 10 Best

    Like most kids, I grew up eating ice cream. I also kept detailed, running lists of new flavor ideas, played between the lines of an ice cream factory during production, and made bets with my brother who could stay the longest in the walk-in freezer (bad, bad, terrible idea).

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    April 4, 2012

    Vanilla Shortage Could Cause an Increase in Ice Cream Prices

    Fancy ice cream could get even more expensive due to an increase in price of one of its crucial ingredients, vanilla. The price of vanilla has risen by 20 percent in the past two months, a trend that market analysts say is due to a combination of bad harvests in the countries that produce vanilla an ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012


    Grow organic food locally (real local)

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    January 9, 2012

    Food Industry Wants to Keep Dioxins in Your Dinner: Report

    It's always good to know that the people who raise the nation's livestock and sow the country's crops really want to put health first. Or not. A group of top U.S. food producers has recently protested the Food and Drug Administration's upcoming demands for tougher dioxin limits in nutritional stap ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Steve Jobs Portrait Already in National Portrait Gallery

    The deification of recently deceased Steve Jobs continues apace. A 1982 portrait of the Apple chief by Diana Walker is now being displayed on the first floor of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. It's a pretty amazing photo:

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    September 8, 2011

    Today in Dessert: Vendy Awards, Schweddy Balls, More Sweets for St. Marks Place

    Ben & Jerry's​There's some news rocking gently nudging the dessert world this morning...

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    July 5, 2011

    Joey Chestnut Consumed an Ungodly Amount of Preservatives Yesterday

    ​We're guessing that cancer-linked preservatives weren't on Joey Chestnut's mind when he scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. But even if he was remotely concerned about the amount of nitrites he was consuming, the labels on Nathan ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011
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    June 9, 2011

    Prepare For Greater Sugar Highs: The London Candy Company Will Soon Sell Candy Bar-Flavored Cakes

    Robert SietsemaComing soon in cake form​Candy is dandy, but what about candy-flavored cakes? Pretty effing rad, don't you think? British sweets shop the London Candy Company will be making life even sweeter, since it'll soon be adding candy-bar-flavored cakes to its roster of sugary delights ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011


    Fast for at least a day, you'll need the room

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    April 20, 2011

    Brad Pitt and Other Celebs Shilled for Food Before They Were Famous

    George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Frito-Lay Tops Food Truck Promos with Times Square Test Kitchen

    Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.​Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Shocker! Cartoons Make Food Taste Better to Kids

    ShutterstockNow doesn't that look tasty?​According to a new study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children think foods with cartoons on the packaging taste better than foods which don't. Using the same cereal in different boxes, researchers had the kids sample both and ra ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 27, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 35 A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me By Paul A. Du Brul I am a member of a minority group. I have lung disease. Every morning and night, I sit before a small gray and blue machine with a white pl ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rob ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Counterfeit Cigarettes Just One More Reason to Quit Smoking in New York

    Mmm mmm good.​Smokers just can't catch a break in this city. Not only are packs up to 13 bucks a pop, those prices may be driving a rise in the Chinese black-market cigarette economy in New York, the Post reports. Exotic! You could be smoking such delicacies as "yak hair" and "chicken dropping ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010


    A gin distillery grows in Brooklyn

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    May 11, 2010
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    March 2, 2010


    Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had more than JFK in common

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    January 19, 2010
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    November 25, 2009

    Murray's to Go Nationwide

    ​ Murray's is set to spread itself across the country like so much melted brie over toast: According to an article in Supermarket News, the 40-year-old cheese company is partnering with the Kroger Co. to open 50 store-within-a-store locations nationwide over the next three years.

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    October 30, 2009

    Levi Will Indeed Show Every Inch

    ​"Everything's gonna hang out. We're talking full johnson," Levi Johnston's manager told TMZ about the Playgirl shoot that Sarah Palin's worst nightmare is doing on November 16. Or maybe he meant full Johnston. In any case, that doesn't mean some shots might not include undies too, if just to ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Lulu & Mooky's Brings Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream to Allen Street

    Where liquid nitrogen ice cream is born.​They've been doing this sort of thing in Utah for awhile now, but until last week, New York was bereft of liquid nitrogen ice cream. Per Tasting Table, Lulu & Mooky's, which just set up shop on Allen Street, is now serving 50 flavors of the stuff, which ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Whole Foods Goes Back to Its Roots; Racy Burger Ads Embarrass Those Who Actually Sell Burgers

    ​To offset falling sales, Whole Foods is planning to return to its natural-foods roots. The chain will launch a "healthy eating" initiative this fall with cooking demonstrations and recipes, shifting its focus from gourmet eating. [Wall Street Journal] Fast-food chains have embraced racy adve ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009
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    April 17, 2009

    Obama Gets a Wine Named After Him; Jay-Z and his Crew Skip Out on the Bill

    Some sectors of the food industry have resorted to hiring state employees to do inspections in an effort to fill in gaps where current regulation has failed. But safety advocates warn that conflicts of interest could arise. [NY Times] PETA is calling for the mayor of Newark to ban new fast-food joi ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Bush Bails Out GM, Chrysler

    Despite earlier rejection of a similar deal in the Senate, President Bush announced $13.4 billion in "emergency loans" to Chrysler and GM, with another $4 billion on tap for February. "If we were to allow the free market to take its course now," the President said, "it would almost certainly lead to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    GOP to Motor City: Drop Dead (Updated)

    The Republicans will use their last remaining days of Senate power to screw the auto companies, killing a bill that would have shot the dying GM, Ford and Chrysler up with $14 billion in government cash. GOP Senators demanded wage and benefit cuts from the United Auto Workers, for which the union d ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008
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    July 23, 2008

    NY State's Latest Electronic Voting Machine Debacle

    New York State's new voting machines are failing in mass, two years after a federally mandated deadline for installing the machines for access by the disabled, and eight years after the Florida election recount debacle. Wired's ThreatLevel blog reports that New York State found flaws in 50% of votin ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    November 15, 2007

    How $2 Million Could Derail Open-Source Voting Machines in NY Elections

    These dinosaurs have got to go. But will the replacement voting machines be worse? By John DeSio A Long Island technology firm might just have the solution to bring fair elections, free from corporate greed and malicious manipulation, to New York State. And they’re willing to give it away for ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007
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    May 30, 2006

    Bliss Through Cheese

    Late bloomer taps into passion for goats

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    March 21, 2006

    The Trader Joe's of Cosmetics

    Míssha offers makeup at a bargain—if women will trust it

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    March 7, 2006
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    October 12, 2004
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    July 13, 2004

    The Rise Of The Machines

    From the left corner of the room, fears of an electronic-voting disaster

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    January 13, 2004

    Pulp Friction

    A New Hampshire Mill Town's Primary Concern: What Else but the Economy?

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    October 13, 1998
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    August 25, 1998

    All in the Family

    When blood and marriage bind lobbyists and politicians

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