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1,580 troubled kids ran away from city housing facility

Troubled kids ran away from a crammed, city-operated housing facility in Manhattan more than 1,500 times in just over a year, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Monday, quoting recently… | Metro | New York Post

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‘Day by Day’ (by the fountain)

Some star power was assembled around the Washington Square Fountain on Monday for what was reportedly a 1972 “Godspell” cast reunion shoot for Vanity Fair. From left, Paul Shaffer, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and Martin Short. Also there, but not in this shot, was Victor Garber. The Villager Newspaper

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Minivan passenger in Bronx accident dies

An unlicensed driver was critically injured after he crashed his minivan in the Bronx on Tuesday morning, killing his passenger, cops said. New York News – NY Daily News

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Miss New York named Miss America for third year in a row

Miss New York named Miss America for third year in a row Miss New York was crowned Miss America 2015 Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that the nation's pageant winner hails from the Empire State. Kira Kazantsev, 23, of Manhattan, won the beauty pageant in Atlantic City after singing Pharrell … Read […]

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Cops who beat Bronx teen convicted of attempt assault

Jose Ocasio, 31, and Joseph Murphy, 29, went to work on 17-year-old Tyre Davis in February 2011 after he allegedly mouthed off at them following a disorderly conduct arrest. New York News – NY Daily News

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Letters, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Caffeine jitters To The Editor: There is a new Starbucks on Bleecker St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves., and I am dismayed. I feel this changes the unique character of Bleecker St. It’s only two doors from that lovely pastry shop Rocco that has been there for years. Don’t we have enough Starbucks locations? Marilyn Moorcroft Doesn’t […]

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Eating Along the A Line: Caribbean food in East New York

The A Train’s Euclid Ave. stop serves the neighborhood known as East New York, home to these three one-of-a-kind local spots. Each offer a taste from a different island in the Caribbean. Food / Dining – NY Daily News

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N.J. police, state trooper shoot suspect during chase: report

A high-speed chase in north New Jersey ended with one suspect being shot by Lyndhurst officers and a state trooper early Tuesday. New York News – NY Daily News

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Countess LuAnn de Lesseps selling Bridgehampton home

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” is in contract to sell her Bridgehampton home, at 280 Highland Terrace, for $ 8 million. Its original asking… | Real Estate | New York Post

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Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city’s lowest […]

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Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 […]

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NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college tuition money — along with driver's licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, The Post has learned. Read more on […]

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NYPD detective who lost toes in motorcycle wreck could face charges

EXCLUSIVE: A veteran NYPD detective could face departmental charges after he was assigned to drive to Long Island on official business but used his personal motorcycle without approval. New York News – NY Daily News

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Jacob deGrom ties MLB mark by striking out first eight Marlins

Perhaps prosperity really is just around the corner for the Mets, as they so fervently hope. In the meantime, they seem destined to be toyed with by some dastardly GPS system, sending them down the wrong streets. Sports stories from Newsday

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Letters, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Spinning wheels To The Editor: Re “Officials say wait yet another year to reopen bike path” (News article, Aug 28 – Sept 10): We have been cycling in the city for over 30 years and live in the Financial District. We were very distressed to read your article, “Officials say wait another year to reopen […]

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