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The 3rd Annual Village Voice Choice Streets Food Truck Event 2The Village Voice is proud to present our third annual Choice Streets Food Truck tasting event on May 7, 2014 (rain date May 9) from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. More than 20 food trucks will board Pier 86 of  The Intrepid for a night of food, music, and fun.

The 3rd Annual Village Voice Choice Streets Food Truck EventGeneral admission tickets are $50, but for $60 you get early entry at 7:30 and for $70 you get a VIP ticket with an hour’s worth of early eating, a…

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Netflix Is Set to Raise Prices in the Coming MonthsNetflix will be raising their monthly subscription fees for new users by $1 or $2 “later this quarter.” If you already are signed up, you’ll have a “generous time period” to enjoy your $7.99 per month rate before you too will see your costs go up sometime in July. Netflix has been crushing it lately with both original programming and adding programming to the streaming service. Netflix’s…

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Upper West Yard Sale NYCDo you have a ton of stuff in your apartment that you definitely don’t need? The 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association is holding its annual yard sale on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On 103rd street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. They’re also looking for vendors, there are approximately 66 spaces available. $40 for residents of the Block Association and $55 for all…

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Whiskey Tours at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!

Brooklyn Navy Yard to Host Whiskey TastingBrooklyn Navy Yard will be a prime spot for anyone who loves whiskey, photography and futuristic plots. The Yard is opening its doors to the public for a slew of quirky tours that allow visitors to taste moonshine and bourbon from the city’s oldest distillery, get access to the yard’s most photogenic sites.

Whiskey Wars! takes place on May 18 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. and costs $15. Seasonal…

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Harlem’s Restaurant Row To Offer Food Trucks And Vendors

Everyone loves a good food truck and that’s why the food truck movement has been taking over New York City.

Harlem’s Restaurant Row To Offer Food Trucks And Vendors

Everyone loves a good food truck and that’s why the food truck movement has been taking over New York City.


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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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Oligarchy in America?

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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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Oligarchy in America?

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Queens “Beer Week”

Queens residents are raising a glass for “Beer Week” which runs today through April 27th. There are special events happening all over the borough but the big kick-off party is Saturday night at…

Queens “Beer Week”

Queens residents are raising a glass for “Beer Week” which runs today through April 27th. There are special events happening all over the borough but the big kick-off party is Saturday night at…


Lego To Open Flagship Store On Fifth Avenue This Summer of 2014

Toy Company Lego is getting ready to open their first New York City flagship store on 5th Avenue. 

Lego To Open Flagship Store On Fifth Avenue This Summer of 2014

Toy Company Lego is getting ready to open their first New York City flagship store on 5th Avenue. 


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Queens StartUp

KeyMe LocksmithKeyMe is a New York City-based startup that is revolutionizing the locksmith industry – is turning the key on a national expansion. The company operates key-making kiosks in local stores, and has just bagged $7.8 million in funding that it will use to add hundreds of kiosks across the country within the next 12 to 18 months.  There are currently KeyMe  kiosks in three city stores: 7-Eleven at…

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Snowdonia Beer Tasting TripMove over wine lovers and calling all beer lovers for a beer-themed road trip. The Brew Bus, presented by Snowdonia, is a full-day tasting event on May 10, starting with a visit to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford, NY. “It’s sort of just like a winery tour” said Snowdonia’s marketing director Matt Callahan but you’ll be drinking beer.

Tickets for the full-day event cost $65. The…

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A Taste Of Sunnyside’ Food Fest to Be Held Under 7 Train Tracks

Sunnyside TastingA food festival that showcases the best eats in Sunnyside is getting ready to set up shop under the 7 train tracks. The Taste of Sunnyside will take place outdoors for the first time on May 20, when more than 20 local restaurants will offer up samples of their food beneath a tent on Queens Boulevard, under the elevated 7 line between 45th and 46th streets. The food fest will be the first…

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Lottery apartments now available in Harlem on West 117th Street

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If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing in Harlem, a batch of apartments are available at 24 West 117th Street

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If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing in Harlem, a batch of apartments are available at 24 West 117th Street. The apartments are being lotteried out by NYC Department of Housing.…

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Uptown Restaurant Week Returns

WHIN and Dine  WeekWashington Heights and Inwood are taking a second crack at restaurant week, and this time they’re doing things differently. The organizers of May’s “#WHIN and Dine” week are falling back to the traditional prix fixe dinner package and offering three-course meals for 26.95 during the two week celebration of uptown food, which runs from May 12-23. The full list of participating restaurants has not…

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Mets Baseball Tickets $3.50Are you a New York Mets fan??? In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Shea Stadium have rolled back prices to the 1964 box seat price of $3.50. The games are on Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20 in the Promenade Reserved for $3.50 and Baseline Box seats are going for $19.64. LINK 

 

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