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A Free Bite of the Big Apple

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

From Gala to Golden Delicious, thousands crunched local apples during New York’s Food Day. Visitors to the Union Square Greenmarket got a chance to join in on the kickoff crunch at noon or take a free apple for the road.

The third annual Big Apple Crunch promoted the efforts of New York State’s apple growers, who produce 30 million bushels a year.

Calming Local Ebola Fears

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Ebola virus was first detected in Guinea, West Africa, nine months ago. Since then, more than 9,000 people across the world have contracted the virus and 5,000 people have died from it.

The first confirmed case in New York – a doctor who recently returned from a medical mission – launched efforts to assuage concerns and educate the public on how the virus is spread.

Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital as authorities are retracing his movements in the days before his diagnosis – including a trip to a Brooklyn bowling alley.

Keeping an Eye on Kids’ Sight

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

At Steinway Eye Care in Queens, children’s glasses come in a wide variety of styles. 

“We’ve got rainbows, we’ve got balloons, we’ve got superheroes,” says Sam Pirozollo, the shop’s owner.

But for some kids who need glasses, the problem isn’t finding a pair they like, it’s about finding a pair they can afford. That’s where Tonya Daniels come in.

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Capitalizing on Cannabis

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

In July,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.

The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances.  Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.

With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.

Ebola Hits Home in Brooklyn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Caring for Caregivers

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

DenseCity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014