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Merengue Legend Axed Promoters After They Helped Her Get Visa, Suit Says
Two Bronx music impresarios are singing the blues because their agency's top talent - a famed Dominican chanteuse who had been banned from visiting the United States - ditched them after they worked for years to get her a visa, a lawsuit says. Rafael Gil Taveras and Rafael Luna accuse merengue legend Fefita la Grande of ditching them for another New York concert promoter, Vidal Cedeno, after the State Department cleared her to enter the U.S. in May. They claim the kiss-off will kill their business and undermines their hard work in bringing her to the states after she was banned from entering the country for more than a decade.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
New York Daily News
Cuomo's wage board will consider pay raise for tipped workers
A wage board appointed by Gov. Cuomo will consider whether tipped workers in the restaurant and hospitality industries should get pay increases. ALBANY - Nearly a quarter million low-paid restaurant and hospitality workers who rely on tips could soon be getting raises.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Plan B Denied To 1 Out Of 5 Men By NYC Pharmacists, With Multiple Explanations Why
Many view the morning-after pill as a female issue. However, since potential fertilization and subsequent upbringing of a child as a shared responsibility between mother and father, wouldn't it only make sense that the distribution of Plan B also be a male issue.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
9/11 kin: Visitors need to see WTC site
The father-in-law of a victim says it's important for New York visitors to see the World Trade Center site. Larry Antigua was taut with emotion as he left Thursday's ceremony.
Man Shot in Harlem Nightclub Sues Reality TV Star Owner
A Washington Heights man and his cousin are suing Love & Hip Hop reality TV star Tahiry Jose after they were trampled and shot during a brawl in her now-shuttered nightclub, according to court records. Edward Gaskin, 22, claims he was shot in the hand and his cousin Shameeka Green, 27, suffered unspecified injuries when she was trampled by a frightened crowd during a massive fight at Suite 135 at 701 West 135th St. on March 31, according to court records.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Winners and Losers From Tuesday's Primary
The big headline after yesterday's election was the bite Zephyr Teachout took from the left flank of Governor Andrew Cuomo's primary win . While the governor dominates the agenda in Albany, there were also important developments for livable streets in down ballot races.
WNYC-AM New York
New York Allows Charters to Grow Inside Shared School Buildings
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said Wednesday that four charter schools could have space in public school buildings to expand, in the first real test of a new state law that preserves the right of charters to keep sharing city schools. Two of the locations, which have yet to be chosen, will go to Eva Moskowitz's Success network.
Espaillat re-elected to State Senate in slight majority over Jackson
Former City Council member Robert Jackson lost to State Sen. Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's primary elections. Jackson took 42.7 percent of the vote.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Park Slope Stoop
New PS/MS 282 Principal Rashan Hoke Is Ready To Build A Stronger School Community
When students return from summer break to PS/MS 282 on Thursday, a new principal will be welcoming them at the door.
Trottenberg: NYC Won't Be Dethroned as America's "Best Biking City"
Bicycling Magazine Publisher Zachary Grice, left, with Transportation Alternatives' Paul Steely White, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Bike New York's Ken Podziba, and Bicycling Magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill Strickland.
Uptown Assemblyman Denny Farrell Eyes Affordable Housing in Reelection Bid
He grew up near Riverside Drive in Washington Heights and has represented the area in the state Assembly since 1974.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
9 NYC Pre-K Sites Won't Open This Year; 36 Others To Be Delayed
Because of safety or health concerns, nine out of 1,700 pre-K facilities won't open this school year, and 36 others won't launch on time, city officials said.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Denies NYPD Was Directed To Back Off In Bronx, Brooklyn
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday categorically denied reports that City Hall ordered the NYPD to back off of policing some trouble spots in the Bronx and Brooklyn over the Labor Day weekend.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
New York Post
Washington Heights has citya s fattest schoolkids: DOE data
The latest data from the Department of Education's Fitnessgram assessment program show the neighborhood has the heaviest kids, with 47 percent listed as overweight or obese.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Real Deal
RockFarmer said to get $30M for Wash. Heights assemblage
RockFarmer Capital, an affiliate of Queens-based Douglaston Realty Management, found a buyer for a Washington Heights residential portfolio for north of $30 million, The Real Deal has learned.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Exclusive: Bridge to Connect Washington Heights to Highbridge
Folks who live in Upper Manhattan or Highbridge in the Bronx will no longer have to take a bus or car to cross the river, as by spring, city officials say the High Bridge will be open.
Joe Budden Turns Himself In, Then Is Released From Jail, Charged With Robbery and Grand Larceny
It's been a hectic 24 hours for Joe Budden. Jersey City rapper Joe Budden, who appeared to post a number of tweets from jail today, has been formally charged with robbery and grand larceny.
WNYC-AM New York
Four Things Low-Income Parents Can Do to Narrow the Achievement Gap
There was a stark message at a parent orientation in Washington Heights this week: low-income kids-- your kids-enter kindergarten less prepared than kids from upper-income homes.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
New York Daily News
Medieval Festival needs the help of 70 volunteers
Wizard Thomas Spitzer, 12 , Warrior Quint Spitzer, 46 and King William Spitzer enjoy themselves at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park in Innwood,New York.
The Jersey Journal
Jersey City rapper Joe Budden charged with robbery, grand larceny: NYPD
Jersey City rapper Joe Budden, who appeared to post a number of tweets from jail today , has been formally charged with robbery and grand larceny in New York City, authorities said.