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Billionaire Would Consider a Northern NJ Casino

by Associated Press

Moyan Brenn, Flickr 

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City.

   Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry forum in Las Vegas, the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation called the East Rutherford site "a very attractive place" for a casino. The area is home to the Meadowlands sports complex where the NFL's Jets and Giants play, as well as the Meadowlands race track, just outside New York City.

Morning Brief: October 2

by Kris Venezia

Geoff Peters, Flickr

The dollar slice on the end of the block is never, usually, a bad choice, but there are some new restaurants popping up in New York City. Check out some of the new places around the Big Apple for a different take on dinner. [NYC GO]

Need to Know

Turkey has said that defeating ISIS is now one of their top priorities. [NBC News]

Morning Brief: October 1

by Kris Venezia
Fall weather.

Ed Schlpul, Flickr

Now that it is October, the temperature will continue to drop as the leaves start to change colors all over New York City. The good news - fall is a great time to get creative when it comes to dressing up in the Big Apple.

Meet the Westminster Dog Show's Two New Pups

by Blaine Kaniewski

Photo Courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club.

In the world of dog shows, the competition just got tougher. The Westminster Kennel Club is introducing two new breeds this year. They're called the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla, and they're the two freshest faces among the show's 192 competing canines.

Morning Brief: September 29

by Kris Venezia
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

Keith Allison, Flickr

The New York Yankees and New York Mets finished their seasons on Sunday, and unfortunately for New York baseball fans, neither team was able to make the playoffs. The Yankees will miss one of the greatest players in the team's history as Derek Jeter announced that this would be his last season. After a tough season, the Mets can look forward to next season when star pitcher Matt Harvey will return after missing the entire

NYC Named Nation's Most Vegan-Friendly City

by Associated Press

Kenneth Hegemeyer, Flickr

Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.

   The famed skyline was rendered in vegetables on Wednesday as part of an award given by an animal welfare group.

   The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York was the nation's most vegan-friendly city.

   To mark the occasion, PETA commissioned the vegetable skyline, complete with a Chrysler Building made of radishes.

Thinking Pink: Tracing the History of Sweet 'N Low

by George Bodarky
Sweet 'N Low factory

George Bodarky, WFUV

Sweet ’N Low is ever present in our society.  You’ll find the zero-calorie sweetener in coffee shops, in little glass trays at the diner, and in the company kitchen.  But, what you might not know is Sweet ’N Low was born and raised in Brooklyn -- by the same family that’s still tending to it today.

ACL Injuries on the Rise in Teen Athletes

by Kris Venezia

Jenna4m, Flickr

All this week, WFUV News is looking at a concerning trend affecting baseball players of all ages, from Little League to Major League Baseball. Today, we shift gears and look at an injury affecting young athletes in all different kinds of sports. 

Research shows more teen baseball players are having arm problems and needing elbow surgery, but there's another serious injury impacting young athletes in multiple sports. 

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