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Popular New Adult Beverage Is Now Under Investigation (5.30.14)

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Phrosties, a booze-laced slushie delivered over social media, has taken New York City by storm. With names like Tsunami Sunrise, Irish Bomb and Volcanic Paradise, the rainbow-colored drinks sell for $10 each. Customers can only buy the drink by texting a number on the company’s Instagram page, and then after giving their own Instagram handle and address, wait for the drink to arrive, the CBS New York reports.

Law passed allowing guns in alcohol-serving restaurants (5.30.14)

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A bill to allow concealed firearms in businesses that serve alcohol cleared a critical hurdle Thursday as the state Senate passed the proposal without the midnight curfew that Senate Democrats had insisted on.

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Staten Island teens act out the sobering facts of underage drinking epidemic (5.27.14)

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Staten Island has the highest rate of teenage binge drinking and the second highest rate of adult binge drinking in New York City.

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Bronx Politicians push underage drinking crackdown ahead of '100 deadliest days' (5.27.14)

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Two Bronx leaders are calling for heftier penalties for underage drinkers caught with fake IDs, and it was no accident that they launched their campaign at the outset of summer.

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Shuttered Washington Heights lounge Apt. 78 set to re-open (5.21.14)

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A popular Washington Heights hotspot is set to re-open Tuesday after a five-day closure by police. Apt. 78 Cafe & Lounge was abruptly shuttered last week after it was busted for serving alcohol to underage customers and pouring drinks after hours, police sources told the Daily News.

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Lawmakers hear from experts on why heroin use is growing across New York state (5.20.14)

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As the heroin epidemic is rapidly gaining traction in areas all across the state, lawmakers are looking to absorb information from experts on ways to combat the troubling issue.

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Brooklyn substitute teacher and EMT caught selling heroin (5.20.14)

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A substitute teacher and an EMT have been arrested after being caught selling drugs. Lisa Testa and Joseph Meyer were arrested on Thursday after they were caught selling heroin and other narcotics. Brooklyn police reportedly caught the two as a result of an undercover sting operation, The New York Daily News reports.

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Marijuana dispensary hoax causes stir in Bed-Stuy (5.16.14)

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We've received several tips about flyers in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights for "The Brooklyn Medical Marijuana Dispensary." A banner hung at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Herkimer Street notes that a medical marijuana dispensary called "Piazza Del Popolare" is "Coming Soon" to that lot, its combination of bad clip art and the imprimatur of the official NYC government logo lending it a whiff of legitimacy.

College kids more likely to drive after toking than after drinking (5.16.14)

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College freshmen in a new study were less likely to smoke marijuana than to drink alcohol, but they were much more likely to drive after smoking pot or to ride in a car with a driver who had.

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Powdered Alcohol, The New Four Loko? (5.15.14)

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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has called upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately halt a new product from gaining federal approval.

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