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Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers
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Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers

Con Edison will begin providing renewable energy to low-income customers in 2018 following today’s approval of a plan to place solar panels on company roofs and grounds. Con Edison expects to begin installing the first panels on properties in Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County. In this initial phase, Con Edison expects to install enough panels […]

A Ton of Ivory will be Crushed in NY's Central Park
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A Ton of Ivory will be Crushed in NY’s Central Park

New York State will destroy more than one ton of illegal elephant ivory in Central Park at a high-profile, public event on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.   The event is being organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), with support from Tiffany & […]

Harlem's Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years
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Harlem’s Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years

Cove Lounge, the Food Network award-winning lounge featuring premium cocktails and dining experiences is owned and operated by Harlem royalty, Alyah Horsford-Sidberry,  of the multi-talented, three generations of Harlem Horsford family. Recently, the Harlem hotspot celebrated its five-year anniversary with an event produced by Musa Jackson Productions. The celebration included 1990s theme inspired by New […]

Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage
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Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage

Winners Announced in the  2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York
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Winners Announced in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York

  The 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards have been announced. The Restaurant Spotlight Awards showcase and recognize those in the restaurant industry that serve the highest quality food, place their patrons first, and use innovative approaches to continually deliver the best customer service. The awards were open to any restaurant in New York State, including bars, food […]

The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America
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The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America

Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of our nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. The partnership includes the Army’s participation at the 31st annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference being held recently in New Orleans. Photos by:    Ron […]

Harlem Arts Stroll
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Harlem Arts Stroll

Harlem Arts Stroll is an innovative collaboration of galleries, art spaces and businesses in West Harlem from 110th Street to 160th Street from Lenox to Amsterdam Avenue showcasing art from June to October 2017 featuring curated work of artists, designers and makers on the Third Saturdays of each these months: It involves Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Harlem […]

New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs
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New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs

In a new survey commissioned by AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, spending quality time and gifts of words out ranked giving material gifts as expressions of gratitude for Black family patriarchs. The survey, which polled African Americans ages 18 to 65, also revealed that while nearly 72 percent […]

New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants
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New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Health Department have announced a new citywide campaign at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln to promote safe sleep practices for families with infants, building on a community-based training initiative that has seen over 12,300 New Yorkers trained on approved Safe Sleep practices since January 2016. […]

De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules
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De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all New York City chain food retailers offering prepared foods, or “restaurant-type foods,” will be required to post calorie counts on menu boards. In addition, chain restaurants and retailers will be required to have full nutritional information – not just calories – for standard menu items available on site, […]

93% of Restaurants Earn An "A" Letter Grade as Violations Plummet
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93% of Restaurants Earn An “A” Letter Grade as Violations Plummet

The NYC Health Department has announced that restaurant letter grading has improved food safety in New York City as more restaurants than ever before are earning an “A” grade at the beginning of their inspection cycle. Greater compliance with food safety standards has coincided with a marked decrease in reported salmonella infections, which often result from […]

BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino's
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BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino’s

BCAGlobal’s Global Food & Wine Experience is a much-anticipated culinary, wine, and spirit event. The marquee celebration, dedicated to creating a learning and networking experience, is the only major food and wine event in the nation specifically honoring diversity. This gathering of the largest businesses representing the foodservice industry will take place in a timely […]

Con Edison Paying Incentives for Electric Vehicle Owners
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Con Edison Paying Incentives for Electric Vehicle Owners

Owners of electric vehicles in New York City and Westchester County can earn e-gift card rewards and get valuable information about their charging habits by participating in a new Con Edison program. Con Edison and FleetCarma, a company that specializes in electric vehicle technology solutions, are seeking participants for a program called SmartCharge New York […]

“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year
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“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year

Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, New York City’s wildest beer festival – “Brew at the Zoo” – is returning for an encore on Friday, June 16. Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting event will feature more than 40 craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, […]

Report on Driving & Dangerous Driving Behaviors Among NYC Adults and Teens Has Been Released
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Report on Driving & Dangerous Driving Behaviors Among NYC Adults and Teens Has Been Released

  The Health Department today released a new Epi Data Brief on driving and dangerous driving behaviors. The report, “Driving and Self-reported Dangerous Driving Behaviors in New York City,” provides statistics collected for the first time on the number and characteristics of adults who drive in New York City, as well as estimates of adults […]