Thursday, March 27th, 2008
DUMBO’S got a brand new bag.
The DUMBO Business Improvement District is handing out free reusable canvas bags to the neighborhood’s 1,300 households – and some storeowners are offering shoppers incentives to use the environmentally-friendly sacks.
“The plastic bag situation is terrible for the environment, and we know that paper bags are equally as taxing,” said Anna Castellani, owner of Foragers Market on Adams St., where shoppers who bring a reusable bag now get 10 cents off their bill.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
Manicurists are biting their nails over the current economic downturn.
It may not be your ordinary economic indicator but spending at spas is down, according to customers and owners in Williamsburg.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Katia Frishman tried for four years to get pregnant and finally underwent in vitro fertilization, only to miscarry after three weeks.
The 37-year-old Upper East Side woman and her husband didn’t give up, but decided to supplement their efforts with a method rarely mentioned in Western fertility clinics: Acupuncture.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
Harry Houdini escaped from handcuffs, straitjackets and water-filled oversized milk cans – but the one thing he could never get away from was publicity.
Larry Sloman and William Kalush, authors of “The Secret Life of Houdini,” theorize that the magician was fatally poisoned by a vengeful clairvoyant on Halloween of 1926, and not felled by a ruptured appendix as long believed.
They want Houdini unearthed from his grave at in Ridgewood so tests can be performed.