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Mario Batali settles harassment probe with $600,000 going to accusers

Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation into allegations that Batali, restaurant managers and other workers sexually harassed employees. The money will be split among at least 20 former employees of B&B Hospitality...
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Deadly drug-resistant ‘superbug’ now spreading in 2 cities, CDC says

More than 100 patients at a US nursing home and two hospitals have been infected with an untreatable fungus, including three victims who died, federal officials say. The ongoing outbreaks of the drug-resistant “superbug,” Candida auris, at a Washington, DC, nursing home and two Dallas, Texas-area hospitals were reported by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
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Man smashes bottle over NYPD cop’s head in ‘unprovoked attack’

An ex-con wearing a tie-dye T-shirt split a cop’s head open with a glass bottle on a Brooklyn sidewalk, and told the officer and his partner, “I’m going to kill you” when they busted him, authorities alleged Monday. The officer’s body-worn camera captured the sneak attack early Sunday morning, which...
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NYC woman busted for anti-Asian assault spree

A woman was arrested Thursday for an alleged hate-driven, anti-Asian assault spree that left four people injured over the course of several months in Queens, police said. Maricia Bell, 25, is accused of attacking three women — ages 75, 63 and 34 — and a 23-year-old man in four separate incidents in the borough beginning May 23, according to police.
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Community, creativity and caffeine: What coffee shops reopening means to New Yorkers

This article is part of Salon Food's "Coffee Week," a series of stories about America's favorite caffeinated beverage. On a mid-June evening, Buunni Coffee in Inwood, New York City, was packed with people for an open house to debut their new Ethiopian menu. Shop owners Sarina Prasabi and Elias Gurmu, who are from Nepal and Ethiopia, respectively, bustled through the crowd with bright smiles and samples of free food.
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You Don't Have to Be... JewBelong's Judaism Rebranding Project

Even a crusty, jaded critic of the advertising industry’s many creative, social and moral lapses like me, can be a sucker for a great ad concept. I’m not the only one here at MediaPost that has cracked a genuine grin over JewBelong’s current and past out-of-home campaigns on New York streets. We’ve already reported on the nonprofit organization aimed at educating both Jews and fellow-traveling Goyim like me about the faith and traditions.
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‘People Are Stretched Thin’: Some Florida Hospitals Seeing Record Number of COVID Cases

Despite data showing that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness from the Delta variant, some Florida hospitals are still being overwhelmed by virus patients who are mostly unvaccinated. The New York Times found two University of Florida hospitals in Jacksonville that are grappling with the highest number of COVID-19 patients they’ve had since the start of the pandemic, with growing fear over when it may actually end. “It’s very frustrating,” Dr. Leon Haley, chief executive of UF Health Jacksonville, told the Times. “Each day we continue to go up. There’s no sense of when things are going to curtail themselves. People are stretched thin.” Haley said 90 percent of patients were unvaccinated, while the remaining vaccinated population had comorbidities or were on immunosuppressant drugs.
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5 Questions You Should Never Ask During a Job Interview — and What to Ask Instead

Whether you realize it or not, the kinds of questions you ask a potential employer during a job interview can reveal a lot about you as a candidate. “First impressions matter, especially in job interviews,” says New York City-based psychologist and career coach Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, Ph.D. “Asking the right questions can demonstrate to an interviewer that you have thought deeply about the role and the organization where you hope to work.”

North Brooklyn Residents File Lawsuit Against NYC And National Grid To Stop Illegal Construction

Neighbors in Greenpoint living near National Grid’s large fracked gas storage depot on Newtown Creek have filed a lawsuit to stop construction of the company’s Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) Truck Load/Unload Station (“LNG Trucking Station”) and other illegal LNG trucking-related construction activities. Cooper Park Resident Council, which represents over 700...
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NYC mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa calls for more security cameras in parks following rash of attempted sex assaults

Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on Friday called on the NYPD to take high-tech surveillance cameras “off the shelf” and use them in city parks in the wake of a horrifying streak of attacks on women in an Upper Manhattan green space. Three woman were in Inwood Hill Park on Wednesday morning when they were attacked by a man who knocked one unconscious with a branch and threatened to ...