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5 Best MMA and Martial Arts Studios In New York

While supporters of mixed martial arts continue to wrangle with legal channels to get New York State to overturn its current ban on the professional sport, those who are interested in MMA and traditional martial arts may find programs throughout the city to learn and train safely. As attitudes about MMA — particularly its merits as fitness and self-defense training — change, more programs will no doubt become available to New Yorkers. Few could compete with these, the best of the best, right in New York.

04/21/2012

United Nations headquarters - New York, NY (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Announces Plan With U.N. To Complete Manhattan Greenway

The last major gap runs from 38th to 60th streets on the East Side.

10/06/2011

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Abbas Backs Down, Won’t Call For Immediate Vote On Palestinian Statehood

President Obama said in public what he is also saying in private — that a Palestinian state can only be achieved by the Israelis and Palestinians going to the bargaining table and tackling the hard questions that face them.

09/21/2011

The United Nations complex is seen on the East Side - New York, NY - Apr 16, 2008 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

UN General Assembly Means Frozen Zones, Traffic Headaches

With most of the world’s leaders in town for the annual gathering, security is ramped up. That means frozen zones, escort convoys and more.

09/19/2011

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Manhole Fire Near Queensboro Bridge Leads To Building Evacuations

CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis was live at the scene and reported that workers hit a gas line and some electrical lines while working on a trench around 3 p.m. Friday. That caused an explosion that came up through a manhole.

07/29/2011

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hudson Valley State Senators Want East River Tolls Instead Of MTA Payroll Tax

Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.

04/26/2011

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

East Side Neighborhoods May Restrict Pub Crawls

A community board in a bar-heavy section of midtown Manhattan may soon put restrictions on organized “pub crawls.”

03/26/2011

Lou Reed is seen in Estoril, Portugal - Nov 5, 2010 - Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images

Lou Reed Helping NY’s Japan Society Raise Disaster Relief Funds

In the four days since establishing its earthquake relief fund, the Japan Society has raised more than $700,000.

03/17/2011

A sign indicates a bus lane - New York, NY - File / Photo: CBS 2

Cameras Keep Watch Over Manhattan Bus Lanes

If you’re caught on camera in a bus lane during restricted hours, you can be fined by mail for between $115 and $150.

11/22/2010

US President Barack Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly September 23, 2010 at UN headquarters in New York.  Obama beseeched the world Thursday to back his Middle East peace drive, warning of more bloodshed in the Holy Land unless Israelis and Palestinians make peace within a year. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s City Visit Met With Mixed Reaction

The presidential appearance at the UN meant presidential gridlock on Manhattan’s East Side Thursday,

09/23/2010

President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. Wednesday (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Announces New U.S. Approach At The U.N.

President Obama told a U.N. conference that the U.S. is changing its approach to development to focus less on spending money and more on really helping countries develop.

09/22/2010

Ahmed Sharif

Cabbie: ‘Are You Muslim?’ Leads To Night Of Horror

He never thought this fare might be his last. Ahmed Sharif picked up a college student on Tuesday night –and it nearly cost him his life.

08/25/2010

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