The numbers were awful. Almost a quarter of New Yorkers were overweight, and eight in every hundred were diabetic. In just two years, city residents put on 10 million pounds. The unsettling figures, unearthed in a 2008 study by the Department of City Planning, fingered real estate as a culprit: Too many New Yorkers lacked a supermarket. Around 3 million New Yorkers fell into “high-need neighborhoods,” the city’s neologism for food deserts and their cousins,
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A titan of the Long Island wine industry has died. Ronald Goerler Sr. passed away at the age of 95 at his home on Aug. 30 in Cutchogue, Newsday reported. Goerler founded Jamesport Vineyards in Suffolk County in 1980, marking the fifth winery in North Fork, which now has several dozen. Goerler founded his winery while running a family plumbing supply business; Crest/Good Manufacturing Company is still in the family, run by his son, Philip.
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Manhattan’s luxury market just had its busiest week-before-Labor Day in 15 years. Well-heeled buyers signed 23 contracts for residential properties in Manhattan asking $4 million or more last week, according to the Olshan Report, which tracks luxury contracts weekly. That makes last week the busiest final week of August since the report began tracking Manhattan’s luxury contracts in 2006. The previous record was 22 in 2014. “The numbers have been coming down,” said Donna Olshan,
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