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NYC is Abuzz about Locally-Grown Food, but will Jobs Follow?

by Karina Ioffee, Kieran Krug-Meadows, Nick Loomis and Geneva Sands-Sadowitz Eating local is in. New York City farmers’ markets are busier than ever and more restaurants are featuring produce from places like Westchester County farms and cheeses handmade in Brooklyn. But at a time when unemployment continues to rise—nearly 9 percent in April—can locally-grown food […]

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Posted in City Proposals, Multimedia

Broadway Walks: Bloomberg Plans Pedestrian-Friendly Zone

As New York City Councilman Tony Avella says, nobody drives in Manhattan for the pleasure of it. They drive there because they have to. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is adding to the aggravation of some of those drivers through his proposed changes to Broadway as part of the “Green Light for Midtown” pilot program.

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Posted in City Proposals, Manhattan, Politics