This week's Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).VIDEO
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.
Dancing the Hokey Pokey at weddings will be different after N.Y.'s gay marriage law kicks in, said one of the gay comedians in our round-up.
Untreated Sewage from an uptown treatment plant was being dumped straight into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire, prompting warnings to kayakers and beach-goers. DNAinfo reports.