Staten Island Dump May Get Windmills to Give New York Renewable Energy

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Wind and solar energy are probably the two coolest "human tricks" that we've pulled in the past 100 years. We've all seen the commercials for wind energy that feature cars speeding through plains (or deserts), past rolling hills studded with beautiful white towers. Gorgeous! And solar energy? Those panels look like something straight out of X-Men. The problem is that they're never really seen around New York City. We're sure there's some high-rise popping up on the LES that features huge windmills on top that will piss everyone off, but until that comes, we may have to rely on Staten Island lawmakers. The New York Daily News reports that S.I. officials are planning to turn part of the Fresh Kills landfill into a space for the city to get some much needed renewable energy.

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Livery Cabs Should Be Able to Pick Up Passengers Already

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Livery cabs are often the great savior of the drunken Brooklynite struggling to trek their way home. Like Jay-Z said, New York has its "yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab" (holler back), and there should be no reason not to try them all, right? The thing is, they're not legal to take. New York 1 reports that, "More than 1,100 summonses for illegal hails were issued by the TLC in March alone -- four times as many as were handed out in February." Is this the end of livery cabs as we know them or is there a solution on the horizon?

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You Get What You Pay For: Staten Island Ferry Crashes Into Dock (UPDATED)

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It's running almost constantly, provides a beautiful view, and best of all, it's free. But the magical Staten Island Ferry had a little mishap this Saturday morning, when it crashed into the dock, injuring multiple people. Hopefully no one using the ferry to trek to work on this rainy Saturday morning was hurt and just a few rotund tourists with bad balance bumped their heads. Better yet, we hope everyone's okay!

(BreakingNews is reporting that ten to twelve people up to 60 people have sustained minor injuries. Everyone wants in on the lawsuit action. Or at least free ferry rides for life, right?)

More updates as they come, or you could rush to your television and turn on the local news. Tell Sue Simmons we said, "hey, girl."

UPDATE: It seems the incident was indeed a bit more serious than when it was originally reported, as ten people with minor injuries. (It initially sounded much more like a "bump" than a "crash" and thus, still room for jokes! Sorry, all.) The Post, in their typically measured style, is reporting that the "terrifying collision rocked the terminal," and left 37 hurt, in conditions from "moderate" to "stable." More here.

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