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Baby Buggy Delivers Help For Kids

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Josefina felt overwhelmed as she and her taxi-driver husband struggled on his $20,000-a-year earnings to support their 4-year-old son and 3-month-old daughter.

“I was very sad,” said Josefina, 37. “I don’t have a lot of money. I’m not working now.”

Recently separated and already raising two children on a minimum-wage salary, Teresa, another Bronx mother, gave birth to a daughter in March.

Then came along a savior for both women: Baby Buggy, a charity started in 2001 by comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica.

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Things Looking Up Under The FDR

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Underneath the fume-laden FDR Drive near Rutgers Slip, the city is planning two new pavilions where ping-pong, aerobics, tango and karate could become the norm.

The community-centric outdoor plazas would be added to the promenade that winds along Manhattan’s southeastern shoreline, amid the thump of vehicles speeding over expansion joints.

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“L” is For Love Train

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

A world seethes beneath New York where love-seeking straphangers interact with stolen glances between jostling bodies.

Those who enter that world at the L train’s Bedford Avenue stop in Brooklyn take to the Internet more often than riders on any other line to turn furtive eye contact into trysts.

In romance fever’s high-season— the two weeks before and after Valentine’s Day — 421 men and women posted to the “missed connections” thread on craigslist.org hoping to connect with a stranger they chatted with or made eye contact with underground.

(To see maps of the missed connections, click here.)

The Bedford Avenue stop sparked 16 of those postings — the most for any station servicing a single line.

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Million Tree Plan Takes Root

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The city is giving the concrete jungle a makeover: Some 1,000,000 trees are slated to be planted across the five boroughs over the next nine years.

Officials say the Million Tree NYC campaign will boost the number of trees in the city by 20%. The city has raised some $600 million in seed money to fund the greening effort.

Bike Fans Peddle Traffic Plan

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Fight To Save Anti-Slavery Site

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Weak Dollar Hurts Family Abroad

Friday, April 18th, 2008

A Prescription For Confusion

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Sushi Booms On Staten Island

Friday, April 18th, 2008