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Huge Underwater Canyon Near New York City Could Become a Marine Sanctuary

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The Biden administration this week announced its intent to designate a new marine sanctuary about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of New York City. The Hudson Canyon is a large underwater canyon more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

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New York City Passes Landmark Bill to Ban New Gas Hookups

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Gas will soon be a thing of the past in New York City, thanks to a bill passed on Wednesday by the City Council. It’s a historic bill, one that puts the weight of the largest city in the country behind a growing movement to ban gas and electrify everything. Read more.

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Bird to Offer Accessible Vehicles for People With Disabilities in New York City Pilot

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Bird, the scooter and bike sharing company, is launching a pilot focused on offering accessible mobility vehicles for people with disabilities to rent in New York City this summer. Read more.

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New York City Is Offering the Monkeypox Vaccine to Men Who Have Sex With Men

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The New York City Health Department will begin offering the monkeypox vaccine preemptively to men who have sex with men and have had multiple recent partners. Appointments are available as soon as Friday. Read more.

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You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

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The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers.

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New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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Speaking on a first-floor wing (known as the ‘MakerSpace’) of Tandon’s 6 Metrocenter building in Brooklyn, Glen described a cross-borough investment of $6 million by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME).

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Apocalypse Whenever: New York City Sends Quirky Nuclear War PSA

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Sometimes it feels like we’re closer than even than to the end of the world , and apparently New York City Emergency Management feels the same way, as the city department released a nuclear attack survival guide. Read more.