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New Manhattan cashpoint machine takes the cake



A NEW cashpoint machine in New York really takes the cake.

The 24-hour cupcake-dispensing “ATM’’ on the Upper East Side allows New Yorkers to buy fresh, gourmet goodies with the push of a button any time they want.

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New fat stat shows diet fizz drinkers eat more


FAT Americans who drink diet beverages are likely to eat more than those who have sugar drinks, a new survey reveals.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University analysed data from a U.S. survey of 24,000 people over a period of 10 years. People who were overweight or obese generally consumed the same amount of calories a day no matter what they drank, but those who chose diet drinks got more of those calories from food. Continue reading ‘New fat stat shows diet fizz drinkers eat more’

News stand man back in business


ONE of Manhattan’s most famous news stands is back in business.

Jerry Delakas, who has appeared on “Sex and the City” and in TV ads, was locked out for 11 months from the Astor Place stand he has run since the 1970s. Continue reading ‘News stand man back in business’

How hygienic is your Chinese takeaway?


TAKEAWAY food from Chinatown looks so cute in those little cardboard boxes – but how hygienic is it really?

Forty-nine percent of Chinatown restaurants received a “B” grade or lower from city Health Department inspectors, compared with 20 percent of eateries across all of Gotham, according to Crain’s New York Business. Continue reading ‘How hygienic is your Chinese takeaway?’

Banksy loses fight to save New York graffiti “mecca”


STREET artist Banksy has lost his fight to preserve a famed New York graffiti mecca.

A Brooklyn federal judge has ruled that 5 Pointz – a derelict Long Island building known to graffiti artists all over the world – must come down. Continue reading ‘Banksy loses fight to save New York graffiti “mecca”’

Picture of subway kindness goes viral


A MOVING picture of a young black man sleeping on a Jewish man’s shoulder on the New York Subway has gone viral.

When Isaac Theil let a sleepy stranger take a little catnap on his shoulder, it was because “I simply remembered the times my own head would bop on someone’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day,” he recounted to Tova Ross of Tablet Magazine. Continue reading ‘Picture of subway kindness goes viral’

Bathroom attendants are “worse than squeegee men”


BALTHAZAR owner Keith McNally’s decision to sack his bathroom attendants is good news for customers, says New York Post columnist Steve Cuozzo.

Now that the great Soho restaurant is attendant-free, Cuozzo argues that people will actually return to their tables with cleaner hands. Continue reading ‘Bathroom attendants are “worse than squeegee men”’

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