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Taxis Cruise into the Future

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The city Taxi and Limousine Commission surveyed more than 22,000 New Yorkers and asked them what features they wanted for the cabs of the future. The feedback included calls for easier accessibility, better passenger-driver communication – and nixing “Taxi TV.”

Meanwhile, the city recently announced three finalists in Mayor Bloomberg’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition: Ford, Nissan and Karsan USA. Proposed designs include cabs with glass roofs and built-in coolers.

La Marqueta Celebrates Rebirth

Friday, February 25th, 2011

“Sofrito, 10 dollars!” “Homemade applesauce!”

The shouts of vendors at La Marqueta competed with the screeching trains overhead as shoppers and merchants recently celebrated a renovation of the longtime market, tucked beneath the elevated Metro-North tracks between 111th and 116th Sts. on Park Ave.

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Schools Find New Life in Shared Space

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

A pair of bishops came to the East Village last week to bear witness to a marriage of convenience between two local Catholic schools.

St. George and La Salle academies — separate schools with long histories in the neighborhood — began sharing space last fall in an effort to relieve financial pressures that had threatened each institution.

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Hoopster’s Shot Scores on YouTube

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

With two seconds to go and his team down by two points, Manhattan College guard Michael Alvarado let fly a shot toward the basket, 65 feet away. It banked off the backboard, went in – and gave the Jaspers a one-point win at Marist College, sparking a wild on-court celebration and thrusting Alvarado and his team into a lasting digital spotlight.

Within hours of the Jan. 30 shot of a lifetime, Alvarado’s late-game heroics were all over TV, and Web replays were being viewed around the globe.

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Art Brings Life to Empty Storefronts

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

One School’s Struggle For Survival

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Team Plays Together, Stays Together

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Grandparents Raising Kids Face Cuts

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Rugelach King’s Sweet Reign

Thursday, February 17th, 2011