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Video: Teen punched repeatedly by cop during arrest

A 16-year-old boy who was under arrest for allegedly attacking another person with a cane is seen on video being punched repeatedly by a police officer.  In the video, the cop is dressed in plain clothes. He approaches the boy who was surrounded by several other police officers in uniform who were putting him under […]

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9 Little Known Places to Visit in New York City (That Aren't Tourist Traps)

9 Little Known Places to Visit in New York City (That Aren't Tourist Traps) A real-life Mt. Doom, this vault is the world's largest storehouse of treasure. You can see its 7,000 tons of gold—5 percent of all that was ever mined, even more than Ft. Knox—which is now worth $ 273 billion. The vault […]

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Knicks president Phil Jackson gets defensive on Twitter

Phil Jackson got more defensive on Twitter on Thursday than the Knicks have been all season. Knicks Rss Article only

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Jeremy Kerley on playing Patriots: ‘It’s personal’

Despite his laid-back demeanor, there was a fire in Jeremy Kerley’s eyes. His tone was edgy and his sentences were clipped as he spoke about the challenge ahead: facing the Patriots. And the Jets slot receiver made his feelings known. Sports stories from Newsday

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Effort to Organize New Residents in Gentrifying Neighborhoods Takes Advocates Into Uncharted Territory

A new apartment building in Williamsburg (photo: Urban75.org) An initiative to organize new residents in gentrifying neighborhoods is raising concerns among housing advocates. While organizers are eager to bring more people into the tenant movement, the initiative is in sensitive territory – new residents, a.k.a. gentrifiers, are so closely linked to the process of gentrification […]

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Ailing Carmelo Anthony sits out loss to Bulls

Carmelo Anthony and Bulls guard Derrick Rose already had been declared out of the nationally televised game when TNT’s Charles Barkley offered his first analysis of the night. Sports stories from Newsday

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Raissman: James Dolan shouldn’t charge more to watch Knicks

As a musician, James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan must have a keen sense of timing. As a businessman, not so much. Knicks Rss Article only

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Extra, Extra: Never Go Full Meninist

Extra, Extra: Never Go Full Meninist

Because The Simpsons have embiggened language, check out today’s end-of-day links: Kanye West Xmas shopping spree, Boston Uber driver arrested for rape, meninists, ‘Cosby Show’ without Cosby, troll hunters, and Christmas penguins. Don’t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up […]

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Where your electronics go to die

Electronics seem to be on everyone’s list this holiday season. But the more new devices and TVs we get, the more old ones we have to get rid of. The New York City Department of Sanitation says last year about 38,000 tons of e-waste made their way to our local landfills, which means so did […]

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NYC Looks To Encourage Use Of Quieter Jackhammers

NYC Looks To Encourage Use Of Quieter Jackhammers NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There's a reason New York is the city that doesn't sleep: noise. There are trucks, sirens and, of course, jackhammers. Now the city is working to change its regulations to make jackhammer noise a little more bearable, WCBS … Read more on CBS Local

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Randy Levine: Chances of Yanks spending big ‘virtually none’

In other words, Yankee fans shouldn’t hold their collective breath on the Bombers signing free agent pitching ace Max Scherzer. New York News – NY Daily News

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Protestors young at heart & body

Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess Protests against police violence after officers in New York, Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere were able to avoid trials in killings of unarmed civilians. Young children have joined many of the demonstrations including these at a protest at Foley Square Dec. 4, above, and Grand Central Station, Dec. 6, right. […]

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Knicks Insider: With Carmelo out, Amar’e rejects day of rest

Recovery will have to wait for another day. Knicks Rss Article only

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Carmelo refuses to ‘shut it down’ as Knicks edged by Bulls

Anthony is questionable for Thursday’s game and he said the Knicks’ plight is causing him to resist the urge to rest his left knee. New York News – NY Daily News

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Just Do Art: The Winterfresh Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM Performed in a house known for being visited by considerably more than three ghosts, this Summoners Ensemble production of “A Christmas Carol” is faithful to Charles Dickens’ vision of how his 1843 novella should be presented to live audiences. Based on the author’s own […]

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