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Steinway Pianos Sold to Private Equity Firm for $438 million

Monday, July 01, 2013

The famed piano maker Steinway is being acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for about $438 million.

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Helicopter Crash Lands in Hudson River, Five Occupants Survive

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff Sunday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured.

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City Council Holds Hearing on City's 911 Glitches

Friday, June 21, 2013

New York City officials said Friday they will investigate the error that lead to a delay in responding to a car crash where a 4-year-old girl was crushed.

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NJ Sen. Lautenberg Dead at 89

Monday, June 03, 2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89 from complications of viral pneumonia.

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Yankees and Manchester City Bringing 2nd MLS Team to NY

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two of the world's biggest sports brands are teaming up to bring a new Major League Soccer team to New York.

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Commuter Trains Collide in Connecticut

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, with about 60 people taken to the hospital, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities.

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Popular Psychologist Joyce Brothers Dead at 85

Monday, May 13, 2013

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

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Dinosaur Skeleton Repatriated to Mongolia

Monday, May 06, 2013

U.S. authorities in New York have returned a 70-million-year-old, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton to the Mongolian government.

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Jury Convicts Two Associates of City Comptroller John Liu

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Two former associates of a candidate seeking to become the city's first Asian-American mayor were convicted Thursday in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds.

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Bloomberg Defends Police Policies

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice and surveillance programs.

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Obama Vows Again to Close Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

President Barack Obama says he's going to try again to close down the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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NYC Recycling Program Now Includes Rigid Plastics

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City is expanding its recycling program to include such plastic items as shampoo bottles and food containers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday.

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Sisters of Boston Bombing Suspects Express Sorrow

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The sisters of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects say it saddens them "to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act."

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City Proposes Raising Age for Cigarette Purchases to 21

Monday, April 22, 2013

No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.

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Security Beefed up in NYC After Boston Explosions

Monday, April 15, 2013

The New York Police Department stepped up security at hotels, landmarks like the World Trade Center site, Times Square and other locations Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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Weiner Weighing Run for NYC Mayor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins Rocker to Campaign for US Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.

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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, Dead at 87

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. She was 87.

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Rutgers Athletic Director Resigns

Friday, April 05, 2013

Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director on Friday, two days after the basketball coach he hired was dismissed for abusive behavior during practices - actions that prompted nationwide outrage once a video went public.

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Connecticut Legislature Passes Gun Control Bill

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

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