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"It is now five days after the storm and many streets remain unplowed. Mayor Bloomberg said every street in New York has seen a plow at least once, but even today as I walk through my district, that is not the case. I still have many constituents that remained locked in their homes.  Either Mayor Bloomberg has not been informed of these facts or he has made a conscious decision to deceive to the public about the plight of NYC residents." 

After the brutal blizzard of 2010 that has kept so many of us indoors why not ring in 2011 in style. We suggest celebrate at the Cupping Room Cafe. Located in the heart of SoHo it is warm, charming, chic and delicious. (Coincidently, also all qualities that are required in my friends.) With its embracing attitude it is a local favorite and a genuine experience. Gather your loved ones for  a post night on the town brunch you'll never forget.  

Free Babeland Silver Bullet vibes for the first thirty customers who resist sleeping in and hustle down to Babeland to take advantage of their 25% off New Year's Sale. They'll throw in free coffee, too. Happy New Year!

Sandra Bernhard is priming her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth to ring in the New Year. Sandra's brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart. Sandra's show is fresh, crazy and real. She inspires and invigorates. See her New Years Weekend and rave!

Fracking is shorthand within the oil and gas industry for “hydraulic fracturing,” a process in which drillers blast millions of gallons of water, sand and hazardous chemicals at high-pressure into sub-surface rock formations to create fractures that facilitate the flow of recoverable oil or gas.

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City’s year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit.

Columnist Henry J. Stern and artist, blogger Suzannah Troy both express their opinions on the SAIC Scandal. While Stern grazes the accussed’s relationship to Bloomberg, Troy flat-out insinuates him. Take a look at both views after the jump.

Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes.

Take a trip to the 92y foran evening of laughter and merriment at this extra festive, yet non-denominational, edition of Comedy Below Canal™. Featuring a line up of comedians including Elon James White (Countdown with Keith Olbermann) ,Rachel Feinstein (Last Comic Standing finalist), Todd Barry (Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, The Wrestler) and more.

 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of JEFF ATKINS, a/k/a “Ja Rule,” 34, to one count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, relating to his possession of a loaded firearm that occurred on July 22, 2007, on the Upper West Side. Jeff Atkins Will Be Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison; Will Have to Register As a Gun Offender.