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Business Almondine Rent
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We’re sad to report that the South Slope Almondine space (442 9th Street) is for rent. The bakery, owned by renowned chef, Hervé Poussot, has been shuttered since Sandy destroyed the kitchen in its Dumbo location. Friends and neighbors formed the group, Friends of Almondine, to help Chef Poussot rebuild, but it appears that the
Events almnodine flier TN
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As we mentioned a few weeks ago, South Slope’s Almondine Bakery has been shuttered since Sandy devastated their Dumbo kitchen. Friends and neighbors pulled together and formed Friends of Almondine to help chef and owner, Hervé Poussot, rebuild, and to date, the group has raised over $18,000. They’re not stopping there, though. This weekend, the best
Education Students
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Sandy may have brought local school kids an unexpected weeklong vacation, but it looks like they’ll have to pay the piper for those days come February. Schools Chancellor Walcott announced Monday evening that students will attend class February 20-22, previously scheduled as the last three days of winter break. Additionally, an early release day on
Transportation Battery Tunnel Flooded
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Good news for those driving into Manhattan this morning. Three weeks after Sandy dumped ridiculous amounts of water into the Hugh L. Carey/Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, both tubes are again open to traffic. Keep an eye on that gas tank, though, if you’re planning on using the car. Gas rationing remains in effect through Friday, November
News Obama Jersey Tour
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President Obama will be in the city today to tour communities ravaged by Sandy. If you’re planning on being in Staten Island or the Rockaways, definitely prepare for some traffic snarls. Photo via White House
Volunteering Armory1
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With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving approaching, it’s easy to forget that a number of evacuees are still housed down the street at the Armory. Volunteers (especially those who speak Russian or Spanish) are still needed for four to eight hour shifts tomorrow and Friday. Sign up online and help make our guests as
Sanitation Recycling
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Get those bottles out on the curb, because recycling pickup resumes on Sunday. From the Department of Sanitation: The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that it will resume storm delayed recycling collections of paper and cardboard, metals, plastic and glass on Sunday, November 11th.  Recycling collections on Sunday will start with
News Gas Lines at 30th Street
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In the face of gas shortages that he expects to last for several more weeks, Mayor Bloomberg is taking significant action so that drivers can buy gas only on alternate days. Beginning at 6am tomorrow morning, license plates that end with an odd number or a letter can only buy gas on odd days (such
News Athena
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Mother Nature’s quest to flatten and/or submerge New York City is entering round two today as Winter Storm Athena (had no idea they named winter storms until this morning) blows on shore. Although not nearly as intense as Sandy, Athena is definitely packing a punch with cold rain/slush, sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts