Where to get a flu shot in New York City
Oct17

Where to get a flu shot in New York City

Every year as autumn and winter approach, we know to expect a few things: that we’ll have to pull our jackets out of storage as the weather gets colder, we’ll see holiday decor pop up in stores, and we’ll be reminded to get a flu vaccine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is starting the push already. Cuomo launched a public awareness campaign this week urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated ahead of the 2018-19 flu season. “Getting a flu shot...

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Jack Osbourne opens up about his web series researching MS
Oct10

Jack Osbourne opens up about his web series researching MS

America has grown up with Jack Osbourne. The son of the rock and roll legend Ozzy Osbourne and TV personality Sharon Osbourne first came into our lives — along with his sister Kelly— in one of the first runaway success reality shows for MTV, The Osbournes, back in the early 2000’s. Since the show went off the air in 2005, Jack Osbourne has lived a full life including numerous thrill seeking adrenaline junkie themed television programs...

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Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’
Oct04

Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’

The opening of Brooklyn’s very first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ever closer — and Staten Island’s won’t be too far behind. After several months of construction, Citiva Medical is “in the home stretch and hoping to open in December,” Director of Marketing Amy Holdener told Metro this week. “We’re getting into the design element, the aesthetic to bring this to life for Brooklyn.”   Citiva will open its first city-based...

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Lacey Stone mixes humor with high intensity in her new workout project
Sep24

Lacey Stone mixes humor with high intensity in her new workout project

Catching your breath, not cracking a smile, is normally the top priority during a set of burpees, those agonizing push-up-to-hop-ups that terrorize gymgoers worldwide. Unless it’s celebrity trainer Lacey Stone tickling your funny bone with one-liners while pushing your body into its fat-burning zone. It quickly becomes easy to understand why the tough-love trainer on the hit show “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian” is one of the most...

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West Nile virus still a concern as summer ends in New York City
Sep05

West Nile virus still a concern as summer ends in New York City

Summer may be coming to a close, but don’t count out New York City’s mosquitoes just yet. Steamy temperatures help keep the buzzing bloodsuckers active and breeding — extending the season for them to carry and transmit the West Nile virus across the five boroughs. “The hot weather does have an impact,” said Mario Merlino, assistant commissioner at the city Health Department’s Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services. “We have an...

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