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FDNY Unions Protest Vaccine Mandate For NYC Workers, First Responders: ‘We Currently Have A Staffing Shortage As It Is’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City workers face an ultimatum Friday: Get vaccinated or be placed on unpaid leave. Thousands of them protested the vaccine mandate Thursday in front of the mayor’s home. FDNY unions hosted the demonstration outside Gracie Mansion. So far, 68% of FDNY members are vaccinated, along with 73% of the NYPD, and 65% of the Department of Sanitation. With the clock ticking down to Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline, many called the rally their “last stand.” “This is really an absolutely unnecessary threat to the lives of New Yorkers,” said Andrew Ansbro, president of the Uniformed Fire Fighters Association. “There...
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An Instagram-Famous Piglet Just Came Out as an Anti-Vaxxer

During These Uncertain Times (TM), celebrities have been trying to one-up each other by competing over who can post their most problematic opinions about the Covid-19 vaccine, thereby ensuring rapid cancellation. The latest to join the fray of freshly canceled anti-vax celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Offset and Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes is Penny the Fire Pig, a baby teacup pig and resident of the Engine 239 firehouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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Special Effects: New York Doctor Moonlights as Movie-Quality Makeup Artist

The last weekend in October always is one the busiest for Dr. Briana Calcagno-Davi. And that’s not only because the post-doctoral fellow in pediatric neuropsychology and adjunct professor at New York University is busy treating patients or teaching students. Rather, it’s appointments with Edward Scissorhands, Thanos and Gamora, a member...
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Red Hook bodega gets TikTok famous for these wild sandwiches

For famished customers in Red Hook, General Ock hits the spot. That’s the militaristic moniker of Rahim Mohamed, a 32-year-old bodega manager who has become TikTok famous for whipping up wild sandwiches inside Red Hook Food Corp at 603 Clinton St. With a can-do attitude of “you want it, I’ll...
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Jill Biden Had a Night Out at This Beloved New York Restaurant—And Thanks to a New Cookbook, You Can Make Their Pasta at Home

During her quick visit to New York, First Lady Jill Biden had dinner at a buzzy, beloved hotspot the city’s denizens know all too well: Don Angie. It’s far from the fanciest restaurant in the city—in fact, the intimate, West Village restaurant has made a name for itself because of its warm unpretentiousness—the red sauce is hearty, the lights are dim, and there’s not a white tablecloth in sight—as well as its famous pinwheel lasagna. (You’ve probably seen it on Instagram, or TikTok, or on your favorite food blog.)
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Big Joe shares his Favorite NJ Restaurants: number 8 in a series

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant is a “Jewel by the Sea”. I so enjoy the entire vibe of Rooney’s. Floor to ceiling views of the ocean, impeccably decorated and a staff that loves making the customer feel so special. Throw in a great seafood menu that pops with special dishes, a world class award winning wine list and your time at Rooney’s will be well spent.
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Tonal Is an All-in-One Home Gym With Up to 200 Pounds of Resistance, and I Got to Try It Out

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High Line creator to bring $350M wellness theme park to NYC

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