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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Extra, Extra: The 'Free Hugs' Man In Times Square Punched A Tourist

Extra, Extra: The 'Free Hugs' Man In Times Square Punched A Touristvideo
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Nephew Of Senate Leader Dean Skelos Allegedly Assaulted A Reporter Outside Of Court

Nephew Of Senate Leader Dean Skelos Allegedly Assaulted A Reporter Outside Of Court

This guy grabbed my wrist and threw my phone pic.twitter.com/lHN1yPr44Y— Victoria Bekiempis (@vicbekiempis) May 12, 2016 A relative of former state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos apparently grabbed a reporter and threw her phone into the street... 
Trump's Ex-Butler Says Obama 'Should Be Hung For Treason'

Trump's Ex-Butler Says Obama 'Should Be Hung For Treason'

Trump and Senecal (via Facebook) Anthony Senecal, who served as GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's personal butler for 17 years, posted on Facebook this week that Obama is a "pus headed 'president' who should have been... 
The Long-Overdue Hudson River Tunnel Is Costing Taxpayers More Every Day

The Long-Overdue Hudson River Tunnel Is Costing Taxpayers More Every Day

(Amtrak) The Hudson River needs a new rail tunnel. Hurricane Sandy flooded and seriously damaged the existing tracks, which means that the 400,000 commuters who rely on taking NJ Transit and Amtrak into the city every... 
NYC's First City Park Syringe Disposal Unit Is Shaped Like A Daisy

NYC's First City Park Syringe Disposal Unit Is Shaped Like A Daisy 

(via Washington Heights Corner Project). A Manhattan nonprofit that provides health services to intravenous drug users unveiled the city's first public syringe drop box in any city park this week, located in the Haven Park Underpass... 
Brooklyn DA Drops Charges Against Mailman Who

Brooklyn DA Drops Charges Against Mailman Who "Resisted Arrest"

The Brooklyn DA’s office has dropped the charges against a postal worker who was harassed and arrested by four NYPD officers in Crown Heights two months ago. Glen Grays was delivering packages on President Street when the... 

Help Wanted: Gothamist Is Looking For A Full-Time Features Editor

Help Wanted: Gothamist Is Looking For A Full-Time Features Editor
Jake Dobkin / Gothamist Gothamist is hiring a full-time features editor to work out of our Brooklyn headquarters. The features editor is charged with assigning, editing, and publishing stories written by freelancers and staff writers. Requirements:... 
SNL's Pete Davidson Confirms Staten Island Priest Is An

SNL's Pete Davidson Confirms Staten Island Priest Is An "Absolute Monster"

Via St. Joseph by the Sea Yesterday, the Daily News revealed a shocking lawsuit that accuses Father Michael Reilly, the principal of Staten Island Catholic high school St. Joseph by the Sea, of creating a toxic... 

Early Addition: Social Media 'Influencers' Are Dead. Long Live Influencers. 

Early Addition: Social Media 'Influencers' Are Dead. Long Live Influencers. video
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Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Former Senate Leader Dean Skelos Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Dean Skelos arriving at court this morning. (AP) A judge sentenced former state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos to five years in prison and $500,000 in fines this morning following his conviction on bribery, extortion, and... 
FBI Is Raiding Orange County Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel

FBI Is Raiding Orange County Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel 

Federal agents are currently conducting searches in the ultra-Orthodox village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York. A spokeswoman for the FBI confirmed an ongoing search but declined to comment further. [Updates below.] #FBI and Orange... 
State May Use Eminent Domain To Seize Final Parcel Of Bushwick Inlet Park

State May Use Eminent Domain To Seize Final Parcel Of Bushwick Inlet Park

CitiStorage burning (Sheldon Chow). It's been over a decade since former mayor Michael Bloomberg promised 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park as part of a major Williamsburg waterfront rezoning initiative, grossly underestimating the cost of the relevant parcels... 
Another Brooklyn Man Arrested In Alleged ISIS Plot

Another Brooklyn Man Arrested In Alleged ISIS Plot

ISIL spokesman Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani encouraged "lone wolf" terrorist attacks just before the first arrests were made in this Brooklyn case. Yet another Brooklyn man has been charged in an ISIS recruitment plot that was thwarted... 
Map: Here's Where The NYPD Has Been Ticketing Legally Parked Cars

Map: Here's Where The NYPD Has Been Ticketing Legally Parked Cars

This pedestrian ramp at 575 Ocean Avenue racked up a record $48,000 in parking tickets in the last 2.5 years (Google Maps). Tired of being ticketed by the NYPD for parking in front of a pedestrian... 
Bronx DA May Investigate Alleged Abuses At State-Run Home For The Disabled

Bronx DA May Investigate Alleged Abuses At State-Run Home For The Disabled 

The Union Avenue IRA in the Bronx. (Google Maps) Staffers at a state-run home for severely disabled adults referred to it as the "Bronx Zoo" while smashing residents' heads into walls, denying them food, and botching... 
Unstable East Village Building Facade Closes Sections Of Third Avenue

Unstable East Village Building Facade Closes Sections Of Third Avenue

The 20-story St. Mark co-op (image via Google Maps) The brick facade of an East Village building came loose Wednesday, causing evacuations and the partial closing of Third Avenue. Bricks on the 15th floor of the... 

Cops Shoot Armed Man, Who Later Bites Officer, During Queens Traffic Stop

Cops Shoot Armed Man, Who Later Bites Officer, During Queens Traffic Stop
Via WABC 7 The NYPD says that an officer shot a driver who ran multiple red lights and aimed a gun at police officers during a traffic stop last night. The wounded suspect allegedly bit one... 

Extra, Extra: Here Are The Real Lyrics To J. Lo's 'I'm Real'

Extra, Extra: Here Are The Real Lyrics To J. Lo's 'I'm Real'video
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