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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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39 Confirmed Zika Cases In Brooklyn, Schumer Urges Congress To Pass Emergency Bill

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 03:35 pm
(Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Flickr)Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Congress to pass a $1.9 billion emergency funding bill to combat Zika virus after health officials reported the number of confirmed cases in New York City has almost tripled since May. According to the latest health department figures, there have been 233 cases of the disease in New York City [...]

Tattooed Thief Snatches Bike From Neighbor’s Porch

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 12:55 pm
(Photo provided by an anonymous reader)A neighbor is asking for help catching the tattooed thief who stole a bicycle from his friend’s porch last week. The NYPD confirmed the bicycle was snatched from a home on East 29th Street, between Avenue X and Avenue W, in the morning on July 6. The bike is valued at $560, police say. The neighbor, [...]

Leesa Is The Cool New Mattress That Just Made Your Move A Lot Easier (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Jul 12, 2016 12:51 pm
White backdrop in room with concrete floorIf you’re planning a move to Brooklyn now that summer is here the thought of dragging your old, lumpy mattress along sounds ridiculous. If you buy a Leesa mattress delivered directly to your door for free compressed in a box there’s then there’s no lugging it up stairs or around tight corners- no need to break [...]

The NYPD Wants You To Weigh-In On Police Body Cameras

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 11:14 am
Photo: Dave Hosford / Flickr)The NYPD wants to know your opinion about the police body camera pilot program. The police department plans to increase the number of officers wearing cameras from 60 to more than 1,000 and expand the program in 20 precincts across the city. But before the final policy is drafted, the NYPD released a survey, calling [...]

Morning Mug: “There Is No Greater Agony Than Bearing An Untold Story Inside You.” — Maya Angelou

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 07:00 am
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