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N.Y. Congressman Wins Re-Election Despite Federal Indictments, Threats

N.Y. Congressman Michael Grimm Wins Easy Re-Election Despite Federal Indictments

Originally posted 11/05/2014 12:15PM

Despite his facing a 20-count federal indictment and an upcoming trial, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm easily won his re-election bid to Congress on Tuesday, the New York Post reported.

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World Trade Center Opens for Business 13 Years After 9/11

World Trade Center Opens for Business 13 Years After 9/11

Originally posted 11/03/2014 12:15PM

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business – marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.

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And the N.Y.C. Marathon Winners Are ...

Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany Win New York City Marathon

Originally posted 11/02/2014 12:25PM

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon.

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Credit: Richard Drew/AP
Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

Originally posted 10/23/2014 09:25PM

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making him the first case diagnosed in New York City.

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Filed Under: Ebola, Health, New York

VIDEO: A Spa in the N.Y.C. Subway? Improv Everywhere Supplies Some Comedic Relief

Originally posted 08/11/2014 04:45PM

It's sweltering. You're stuck on public transportation. But wait – what's this? A full-service day spa in the middle of the NYC subway system?

Improv Everywhere earned internet infamy with flash mob pranks such as the No Pants Subway Ride and When Harry Met Sally in Real Life, both of which made people stop in their tracks to watch something bizarre happen. This time, however, Improv Everywhere is supplying a less abstract public service: relief from the heat.

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Pez Dispensers Buried on N.Y.C. Beaches Give Out $100 Bills

UpdatePosted 08/05/2014 08:10AM

Pez Dispensers Buried on N.Y.C. Beaches Give Out Hundred-Dollar Bills

Originally posted 08/04/2014 10:40AM

Pez dispensers buried on New York City beaches this weekend contained something even sweeter than candy: cold, hard cash.

The backers of the popular Hidden Cash movement filled three dozen of the devices with $100 bills and scattered them for a scavenger hunt Sunday in Brooklyn's Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

One lucky boy found a Superman-shaped dispenser good for two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S.

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Credit: Courtesy FDNY Foundation
Sound the Alarm! N.Y.C. Firefighter Calendar Features First Woman of the Month

New York City Firefighter Calendar to Feature First Woman

Originally posted 07/16/2014 11:30AM

Danae Mines is redefining the meaning of "pinup girl."

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Like a Juror: Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

UpdatePosted 07/08/2014 12:00PM

Today We Learned That Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

Originally posted 07/08/2014 11:25AM

When you think of Madonna, there are all kinds of phrases that immediately leap to mind, word pairings like "Material Girl," "boy toy" or "pointy bra." Now you can add "jury duty" to that list. Sort of.

The 55-year-old pop star did report to a Manhattan courthouse on Monday morning to perform everyone's least favorite civic duty – but she was treated like, well, Madonna. According to the Associated Press, she was immediately taken into the clerk's office instead of having to wait in the jury assembly room with everyone else who'd received a summons in the mail.

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Filed Under: New York, Madonna, Tom Hanks
Credit: Terrence Jennings
Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

Caught in the Act

Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:30AM

Spike Lee took a break from the basketball court Monday night to kick off the American Black Film Festival with a private dinner at his New York home.

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Credit: Merelyn Bucio/NYC SALT
Faces of New York as Seen Through the Eyes of Talented Teens

Faces of New York as Seen Through the Eyes of Talented Teens

Originally posted 06/03/2014 04:45PM

The Big Apple is known for its array of stunning sights and spectacles, but, like any city, it's the people of New York who make the metropolis shine. NYC SALT is a nonprofit dedicated to training young eyes to capture the individuals and moments that give the city its pulsating excitement.

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