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Hot Dog Eating Champ Released from Jail

Monday, July 05, 2010

(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

His black t-shirt bore the message: 'free Kobi' and today, a Brooklyn judge did just that. The six-time Coney Island hot dog eating contest winner, Takeru Kobayashi, was released ...

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Queen Elizabeth to Visit New York

Monday, July 05, 2010

New York officials are preparing for Queen Elizabeth's third trip to New York City.

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NYC Officials Prepare for Summer Heat

Monday, July 05, 2010

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s today, and exceed 100 degrees on Tuesday.

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Major League Eaters Trounced by Elephants in Bun-Eating Contest

Friday, July 02, 2010

(Photo by Michael Drury)

(Photo by Michael Drury)

It was man vs. beast at Coney Island today; three men squared off against three elephants in a hot dog bun eating contest. Although the elephants weighed in at four tons apiece and eat ...

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New York City Judge Sets Bail for 1 Accused Russian Spy, Denies Bail for 2 Others

Friday, July 02, 2010

A Manhattan judge granted bail to one person accused of spying for Russia and denied bail to two others after a prosecutor warned the defendants had plenty of helpers in the U.S. to help them flee.

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NYS Budget Delayed Again

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hours before the state's final budget bill was to be voted on, New York's Senate has shelved it until after the July 4th holiday.

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Council Approves $63B City Budget by 48-1 Vote

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The City Council has approved the plan Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn agreed to last week.

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A Sweet Business: Indie Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WNYC's Soterios Johnson spoke with the latest crop of indie ice cream truck vendors. Below are extended interviews with the owners of The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, MilkMade and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream.

Doug Quint, owner of The Big Gay Ice Cream ...

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New Voting Machines Under Fire

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A coalition of civil rights groups are suing New York's Board of Elections in federal court over what they say is a design flaw in the way new electronic voting machines are set up that could lead to thousands of votes being thrown out.

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Summer Swimming and Shaved Ice: It's Officially Summer Time in the City

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunset Park public pool open for summer season (Photo by Michael Drury)

Sunset Park public pool open for summer season (Photo by Michael Drury)

The city's public pools open for the summer season on Tuesday. At a poolside party at Sunset Park ...

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Watch Live: Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday at 12:30 ET for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Watch the proceedings here.

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Jamaican Drug Pleads Non-Guilty in NYC

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alleged Jamaican "Shower Posse" gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke plead not-guilty in a Manhattan court today, to charges that he conspired to flood the Eastern U.S. with marijuana and cocaine.

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Bloomberg Coalition Advocates Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CEOs of several major corporations are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a coalition pushing for changes to immigration policy.

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Truck Hits 172nd Street Station

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The MTA is reporting that a truck hit an elevated structure at 172nd Street and Southern Blvd. in the Bronx and that there temporarily was no service in either direction on the 2 or 5 trains between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and East 180th Street Station.

The MTA says it's all ...

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Packed Stores and Long Lines for Apple's Latest Release

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

The newest iPhone went on sale this morning, ...

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Fed Will Keep Rates Low

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Federal Reserve indicated that Europe's debt crisis poses a risk to the U.S. economy and pledged to hold rates at record lows to make sure the recovery stays on track.

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Judge Signs Settlement in WTC Health Case

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lawyers for the responders to the September 11 attacks will be back in court today to try to strike a deal that would end a seven-year legal battle over the toxic fallout caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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City Offers ‘Dollar’ Vans to Cushion Bus Cuts

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The city is launching a pilot project to allow private commuter vans to operate along some of the bus routes being eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Intexticated Drivers Beware

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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The NYPD is in the midst of a 24-hour crackdown on the practice on drivers talking on their cell phones.

Drivers who get caught talking or texting face a $130 dollar fine. The crackdown lasts until midnight. ...

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing.

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