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March 30, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 55 Degrees.

The Upper West Side Carbon Squeeze group, which looks for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, holds its second event on Monday: “The second Carbon Squeeze event will feature Colin Beavan, No Impact Man. Colin and his family spent a year unplugged from the grid, producing no trash, traveling exclusively by human power, and buying NOTHING (except local food). Join us to hear Colin’s tips for squeezing carbon out of your personal life” At Goddard Riverside, 593 Columbus Avenue. Free Admission.

Symphony Space on 96th Street is hosting a special series of Cutting Edge Concerts “every Monday in April, beginning this Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. Contemporary chamber music, world premieres, and more. Each concert is $20 bucks – $15 for students and seniors.”

The city is considering cutting pre-K classes to accommodate more Kindergartners. (DNAinfo)

Spring is here! Where to see wildlife in the city. (Metro Focus)

The New York City unemployment rate spiked to 9.6% in February, the highest level in 20 months. The share of adults in the city who were working hit a two-year low. Thank goodness we reelected such a business-savvy mayor! (NY Times)

At least two groups have made bids to open a new restaurant at Tavern on the Green, and neither is naked Donald Trump. (NY Times)

Success Academy wants to gobble more space in existing Manhattan public schools. (DNAinfo)

A state ban on synthetic marijuana went into affect yesterday, and one local store owner who sold it is happy about it. “It’s not good for health. They should take it off the market,” said Mohamed Alzokri, who runs A&M Candy on 89th. Then why did he sell it? (Daily News)

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