FINAL PUBLIC POOL & BEACH DAY

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All 14 miles of NYC beaches will close after today. This is is your last chance to enjoy public beaches and outdoor pools before they're closed down for the season.

Lifeguards will be on duty at city beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before calling it a summer. Outdoor pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day for pools and beaches this summer also comes on Labor Day.

NO FRILLS FUN VACATION

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www.hovelstay.com

This an California based start-up that lists inexpensive and interesting places to stay for traveling college students. The organization has secured $1.2 Million US in Series A Funding from investors in London and Dubai leading their investments.

hovelstay.com allows the traveling student to find simple, sometimes unconventional, yet often affordable lodging while giving Hovel Hosts a chance to monetize free space.

All listings are priced under $99 USD. Hovels are conveniently located, catering to the college student's lifestyle and budget.

INCREASE USA PAY FOR LABOR DAY

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On this Labor Day, lets all take a moment to remember the workers who fought and died for better treatment , then lets address the largest labor issue facing our country on this holiday, which is the minimum wage. Let us all collectively demand that our Congressional representatives make this a top priority.

The 2008 financial crisis forced our national job market into a financial state of confusion, but some economists believe those days may be behind us.

ORCHARD BEACH INJURIES

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A lightning strike at Orchard Beach has injured three people. NYFD says the men were injured at nearby Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx this evening as the storms rolled through the area.

The lightning strikes occurred while heavy thunderstorms swept throughout NYC. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning arrived while many were participating in Labor Day weekend celebrations, which postponed U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens and forced the early end to Electric Music Festival on the East River.

DRINKING ALCOHOL

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Does your drinking alcohol put you at risk? Guidelines for low-risk drinking are based on the average level of consumption that increases the chance of illness, injury, or death. Every human body is different but in general health risks increase at the following levels.
For men:

Excessive drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

More than 14 drinks in a week.

For women and people 65 and older:

Excessive drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

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40 Million Americans are cleaning up following heavy rains and flooding. In NYC we've seen severe weather with possibly more to come.

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...

This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Aug 31 - Sep 6

Aug 31, 1980
Polish government signs accord with Gdansk shipyard workers. On this day in 1980, representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk. Former electrician Lech Walesa led the striking workers, who went on to form Solidarity, the first independent labor union to develop in a Soviet bloc nation.

Sep 01, 1864
Atlanta falls to Union forces. On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia, a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates retreated, destroying the city's munitions as they went. On November 15 of that year, Sherman's troops burned much of the city before continuing their march through the South. Sherman's Atlanta campaign was one of the most decisive victories of the Civil War.

Sep 02, 1969
First ATM opens for business. On this day in 1969, America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions. By the 1980s, these money machines had become widely popular and handled many of the functions previously performed by human tellers, such as check deposits and money transfers between accounts. Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail.

WRITING RIGHT AWAY

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Browse a bookstore's classics section and you're bound to read a preponderance of books by dead white rich men. These books are pretty great, but the NY Writers Coalition has dedicated itself to making sure an even wider and greater variety of voices is heard.

CITY ISLAND LOVING MEMORIAL

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City Island's favorite photographer arrived as a Mussel Sucker back in 1974 and like many others, fell in love with this tiny island seaport, where New England meets up with NYC. It was then when he decided to live and set up his now 40 year old fabulous Focal Point Gallery.

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