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9-year-old boy dies after plummeting from Bronx apartment

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:03
A 9-year-old boy died Wednesday after plummeting from a Bronx apartment and landing on scaffolding, cops said. Distraught witnesses said the child fell from a window on the 26th floor of the River Park Towers on Richman Plaza.
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First Lady to open Anna Wintour Costume Center at Met

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:12
Michelle Obama will be in Manhattan on May 5 to cut the ribbon, in style, on the Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Man left fighting for life after Bronx beating

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:44
The victim was near the Grand Concourse at Rockwood St. in Mount Eden when he was pummeled by the pair at 1 a.m. Wednesday, cops said.
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Brooklyn bodega clerk 'nervous’ about return after nearly getting torched

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:28
A Brooklyn bodega clerk said he was lucky to be alive — but afraid to be back at work — a day after a free-loading firebug who was denied store credit chucked a Molotov cocktail into the store.
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A win for the workers

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:05
It only took a moment Wednesday for the Port Authority’s board of commissioners to vote unanimously that henceforth, thousands of contract employees at the airports shall be paid higher wages and benefits. Then the audience cheered.
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April 24: Racist tactics, skin sheets and plastic bags

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:00
Mahwah, N.J.: A while back, I took my girlfriend for a carriage ride. It was around Christmas. Everything sparkled, including her eyes.
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Charter network CEO pushes de Blasio to find homes for Success Academies

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:36
City officials said they’ve already located suitable spaces in former Catholic school buildings for two of the Success Academy schools, and they hope to identify a home for the third school by the end of the week.
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The work that really drives New York

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:16
Now that Mayor de Blasio has scored two high-profile wins that will make a long-term impact on the lives of working-class New Yorkers — expanding paid sick leave and securing funding for universal pre-kindergarten — it’s time to focus on the less flashy work of connecting New York’s unemployed with solid, good-paying jobs.
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Wright makes dream come true for double-amputee Mets fan

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:01
James Lozano's forever moment arrived at 3:45 Wednesday afternoon, when the double-amputee teenager from Queens blooped a batting practice pitch to short and took off around the bases at Citi Field, with his baseball idol David Wright chugging along behind him.
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Cop in Kimani Gray shooting to be honored

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:50
NYPD Sgt. Mourad Mourad, 31, who was involved in the fatal shooting of an armed Brooklyn teenager last year, is being honored by the NYPD Muslim Officers Society for “active” police work. A lawyer for the family of Kimani Gray criticized the group's decision to honor Mourad.
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SEE IT: Bruins goalie nearly hit by octopus

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:46
Tuuka Rask played like he had eight arms Tuesday night, perhaps inspired by the close encounter he had with an octopus before the Bruins goalie shut out the Red Wings.
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EXCLUSIVE: Landlord accused of trashing apartments to boot tenants hit with subpoena

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:30
A Brooklyn landlord who officials say is deliberately trashing apartments to drive out rent-regulated tenants was hit with a subpoena Wednesday by the Cuomo administration.
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De Blasio gets push to add cheaper apartments

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:30
Real Affordability for All — a coalition of 50 groups, including nonprofit developers, tenant groups and clergy — will issue a “policy platform” Thursday designed to influence the mayor, whom they backed during his campaign.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sex offenders skirting felonies could have tough time under bill

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:30
A bill making it easier to throw the book at repeat sex offenders has won the backing of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Under current law, a person can be hit with a felony if charged with three misdemeanor sex offenses within 10 years.
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Yankees Insider: What a relief... Mo sign safe

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:22
Pan through the visitors’ bullpen at Fenway Park today and you’ll notice there’s something missing. The white wood panel where Mariano Rivera signed his name with a note of thanks in his final game at the Boston ballyard isn’t there.
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Mets Insider: Hope in Granderson’s day

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:22
A round 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, Curtis Granderson sprinted out of the Mets dugout and on to the field. The Mets’ struggling right fielder joined Daniel Murphy and Bobby Abreu as they took extra batting practice before The Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Cardinals.
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Feinsand: In sticky situation, Pine-eda needs to get a grip, and so do the Yankees

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:12
Michael Pineda needs to get a grip. Not of the baseball, but of himself. Thirteen days after Pineda was caught by television cameras with a glob of what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand in a start against the Red Sox, the big righthander was back at it again.
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Victim of racial vandalism frustrated by investigation despite community outreach

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:05
Riverdale has rallied to show its abhorrence for repugnant, racially charged vandalism — even as the victim said he has become exasperated by the ongoing police investigation into the incident earlier this month.
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Raissman: YES voices get stuck in tar pit

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:04
A couple of innings after Michael Pineda, wearing a pine-tar necklace, was tossed at Fenway Park Wednesday night, David Cone, a Yankees Entertainment & Sports analyst, sent the pitcher a message.
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Perkins to heat up Harlem's pancake wars

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:00
Unbuckle your griddles! Tennessee-based Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery is opening its first Manhattan outpost on the Main Street of Black America and one block from rival IHOP.
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