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A-Rod Joins 600-Homer Club

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The milestone is no longer a millstone for Yankee Alex Rodriguez, who hit his 600th home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays in the Bronx.

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New York's Declining Obesity Rate Bucks the National Trend

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A new report from federal health officials has found obesity is still on the rise across the country. But New York is bucking that trend.

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New York's Declining Obesity Rate Bucks National Trend

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A new report from federal health officials has found obesity is still on the rise across the country. But New York is bucking that trend.

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Conde Nast May Move to New World Trade Center Site

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Conde Nast Publications may move to the World Trade Center.

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Wyclef Jean May Launch Presidential Bid in Haiti

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

From Brooklyn to the presidential palace? That might be what rapper-turned-activist Wyclef Jean has in mind for his native country of Haiti.

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Conde Nast May Move to New World Trade Center Site

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Conde Nast Publications may move to the World Trade Center. That's according to an e-mail to employees that was obtained by WNYC, which said Conde Nast is "in active negotiations" to move to 1 World Trade Center, the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower.

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Morrie Yohai, Creator of Cheez Doodles, Dies at 90

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The man who created Cheeze Doodles, the crunchy, tube-shaped orange snacks, has died. Morrie Yohai's son, Robbie, confirmed that his father died of cancer at his Long Island home in Kings Point on July 27 at the age of 90.

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Teenage Suspect Arrested in Recent Staten Island Hate Crime Incident

Monday, August 02, 2010

Police say they've arrested a suspect in the latest alleged bias attack against Latinos on Staten Island. The NYPD says the suspect is 15 years old and is facing charges of second degree robbery, which includes assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.  

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Council Approves Redevelopment Plan for Domino Site

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The City Council has approved a plan to redevelop a section of Brooklyn waterfront where the renowned Domino Sugar refinery once stood.

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Bedbug Couch at Astor Place

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photo by Kathleen Horan

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NYC to Pay More Than $7M to Settle Sean Bell Wrongful Death Case

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The woman who was to marry Sean Bell before he was shot and killed by police on the morning of their wedding day is getting $3.25 million from the city to settle the family's wrongful death claim.

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Legendary Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Friday, July 23, 2010

Schorr, an award-winning journalist who reported on many of the most important stories of the second half of the 20th century, including the Cold War and Watergate and worked on the launch of CNN, has died. He recently appeared on The Takeaway to talk about how the news business has changed.

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'Bouquet Bandit' Busted in Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A robbery suspect dubbed the "bouquet bandit" because he held fresh flowers while stealing cash from a bank in Chelsea was arrested today at his home in Brooklyn.

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Newark's Booker Planning Layoffs, Furlough for Non-Union Workers

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he wants to reduce non-union city workers to a four-day work week, starting in late September, to deal with a $150 million budget gap. He's also planning on laying off 350 firefighters and police officers.

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City Grapples with Possibility of Losing $600 Million in Federal Funding

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When New York City lawmakers put together their $64 billion budget, they were hoping to get $600 million over the next three years from Washington in the form of Federal Medical Assistance Percentages, or, FMAP funding.

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British Prime Minister Concludes First US Trip with Visit to NYC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In his first trip to the U.S. since his election in May, British Prime Minister David Cameron is wrapping up his two-day stay here in New York.

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British Prime Minister Concludes First US Trip with Visit to NYC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

David Cameron is in New York today to meet with the heads of JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon, BlackRock and Citadel.

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NHL Rejects Record Contract With Kovalchuk

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NHL Commissioner Bill Daly has rejected a landmark, seventeen-year, $102 million contract with New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk.

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$19M Settlement Reached for Painting Stolen By Nazis

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The US Attorney’s Office has brokered a $19 million settlement for a piece of art stolen by the Nazis.

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Area Senators Urge Investigation into Release of Lockerbie Bomber

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey are urging Britain's newly-elected Prime Minister, David Cameron, to re-open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. Most of the victims of the flight were American.

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