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Rodents winning NY rat race, but humans fight back

NEW YORK (AP) — Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark. Sticky traps scattered around the tidy, fifth-floor walkup yield as many as three rats a night, what she believes is just a fraction of the invading …

In urban revival beer creates small business hubs

NEW YORK (AP) — To see how a small business can transform a neighborhood, just follow the barrels. About 30 years ago, beer lovers wanting to create their own drinks started taking over abandoned old buildings in rundown city districts, refitted them with tanks, kettles and casks, and started churning …

Where Wal-Mart Failed, Aldi Succeeds – NYTimes.com

While Wal-Mart revives its plans to get into New York City, a giant German retailer has slipped in relatively unnoticed. In February, with virtually no opposition — a Queens politician even showed up at the grand opening in Rego Park, Queens — a discount retailer called Aldi opened its first …

Escaped cobra recaptured at Bronx Zoo – latimes.com

The young Egyptian cobra, discovered missing Friday, is ‘alive and well,’ says a Bronx Zoo official. Someone posing as the snake on Twitter created a flurry during the serpent’s nearly weeklong cage-free spree. via Escaped cobra recaptured at Bronx Zoo – latimes.com.

Deadly Egyptian cobra missing from Bronx Zoo – CNN.com

New York (CNN) — A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York’s Bronx Zoo, prompting the closure of the zoo’s reptile house until further notice. Staff was alerted Saturday that the adolescent Egyptian cobra was missing from an off-exhibit enclosure, according to a statement from the zoo. Staff members …