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Deserted NYC

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Americans are turning up the volume — and losing their hearing in the process.

As music lovers gear up for summer concert season, many are overlooking the dangers of prolonged exposure to thumping bass and blaring beats, where music in some venues and clubs can hit 115 decibels — far louder than a jackhammer.

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DenseCity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Meet Queens’ ‘Qustodian’

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Jeff Orlick gives Jackson Heights food tours under the moniker Jeffrey Tastes. He also has a second alter ego: The Queens Qustodian.

He’s less a superhero than a one-man cleanup crew armed with a box cutter. His target: Illegal street signs, among other urban blemishes.

Orlick patrols the neighborhood with a can-do spirit that’s both nervy and nonchalant. He’ll use a car jack to break the lock on a long-abandoned bike chain. He’ll slap “you park like an a—–e” stickers on cars with rears jutting out into the street. Or he’ll shimmy up a highway sign to cut down illegally posted ads.

As the Queens Qustodian, he wears a one-piece jumpsuit and a hat customized by the graffiti crew behind the olf Five Pointz graffiti Mecca in Long Island City. When he’s not giving tasting tours, curating the Viva La Comida food festival or cleaning up the borough, Orlick works a late shift in the control room at CBS.

Electric Cab Trials Losing Steam

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A Near Blackout of Electric Cabs

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Voices From a Vigil

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Ferrying Food From the Farm

Friday, November 8th, 2013

NYCity Snapshot: How Can the New Mayor Help You?

Monday, November 4th, 2013