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NY Gets Closer To Doing Something About Robocall ‘Scourge‘

I‘m not sure what happened to the National No-Call Registry, but I must assume it went up in flames because I for one get robocalls all the time, despite having repeatedly registered my number over the years. (It‘s still around, it just doesn‘t work.) The robots interrupt constantly, their methods-for example, deploying familiar area codes, perhaps to make you think someone you love has suffered an acci

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A Feel Good Garbage Story: Sanitation Workers Help Man Find Wallet He Threw Away

A man who realized that he accidentally threw away his wallet in a Manhattan trash can last week was reunited with his credit cards and cash on Monday after the Department of Sanitation held the truck for days. [ more ‘ ]

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Once Overlooked, East Harlem Wins Nomination To National Register Of Historic Places

East Harlem, historically one of the city‘s vibrant immigrant gateways, is headed for a coveted spot on the National Registry of Historic Places after years of preservation efforts by local community groups. [ more ‘ ]

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Elitist ‘Country Club Cannabis‘ Pop-Up Mysteriously Appears On The LES

If you happen to be walking around the Lower East Side this week, you may spot a new "Country Club Cannabis" pop-up at 2 Rivington Street. Along with "COMING SOON" notices, the signs on the windows demand to know, "ARE YOU WORTHY?" Probably not, and that‘s fine, but we are skeptical. [ more ‘ ]

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Measles Outbreak Prompts State Of Emergency In Rockland County

With 153 reported measles cases since October, Rockland County has declared a state of emergency for the outbreak. Anyone under 18 years old who has not been vaccinated for measles will be banned from public places, like schools, houses of worship, shopping centers and restaurants, starting at midnight. [ more ‘ ]

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The Transit Museum‘s ‘Nostalgia Train‘ Is Rolling Into Grand Central Once Again

While commuting to work on the C train every morning, I typically listen to a revolving playlist of punk songs that I cherished during my teens and early twenties. While these songs undoubtedly still rip, you could conceivably call this daily ritual of mine a "Nostalgia Train." [ more ‘ ]

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NYers Welcome ‘Fresh‘ Young Mayor Running For President

Two mayors have emerged from the already overcrowded sea of Democratic presidential candidates: In one corner, we have South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, or plain old "Mayor Pete," just a casually relatable guy. In the other, we have NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who-unlike Buttigieg-has not declared his candidacy but has busied himself checking the requisite boxes. You can only choose one, so, who will it be? [ more

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Early Addition: Watch Elizabeth Warren Run To Catch A Train In Penn Station A Real NYer

Because Elizabeth Warren could run laps around Trump, check out today‘s midday links: Jussie Smollett charges dropped, 2019 Name Of The Year bracket, NJ ‘Alien‘ production, upsides of having a nemesis, ‘Jagged Little Pill‘ argument, and doggy pre-rinse cycle. [ more ‘ ]

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Check Out This Coyote Stalking Its Way Through Central Park

A coyote was spotted in Central Park on Sunday, a pretty rare sight, even amongst 840 acres of park land, a spokesperson for the Parks Department told Gothamist. [ more ‘ ]

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NY‘s Marijuana Legalization Push Is In Jeopardy

For much of his time in office, Governor Andrew Cuomo was dismissive of the calls to legalize recreational marijuana. He once derided weed as a gateway drug and only seemed to pivot when Cynthia Nixon ran a long-shot primary against him last year. Now Cuomo is a convert to the cause and a newly empowered Democratic State Senate appears ready to make New York the eleventh state to legalize marijuana. [ more ‘ ]

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Tacos, Tamales & Margs At Lively New Red Hook Bar, The San Pedro Inn

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Woman Who Fought Off Sexual Assault On Brooklyn Street Says ‘Nobody Cared‘

A woman who was repeatedly groped on a Brooklyn sidewalk earlier this month says that witnesses to the assault did nothing to help her as she fought off the assailant. [ more ‘ ]

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Investigation Reveals Years Of Sexual Misconduct At Elite Saint Ann‘s School

Saint Ann‘s, a prestigious K-12 private school in Brooklyn Heights, has wrapped an investigation into decades‘ worth of employees‘ inappropriate behavior toward students. In a letter sent to parents and alumni on Monday, Head of School Vincent Tompkins and Board of Trustees President Mino Capossela said that out of 19 former staff and faculty members whose names came up during the inquest, investigators

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MTA Now Wants To Crack Down On Bus Farebeaters

After it pinned 225 million in lost annual revenue and declines in ridership on farebeaters, the MTA announced it would find new ways to prevent New Yorkers from riding the subways and buses without paying. [ more ‘ ]

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Walking Around Brooklyn With Assault Rifle Sticking Out Of Rolling Suitcase

A man was arrested in Brooklyn earlier this month for allegedly toting around a loaded semi-automatic AR-15 rifle in a rolling suitcase. When stopped by police, the man threw the suitcase, gun and all, at the cops, according to a March 12th complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. [ more ‘ ]

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How Orthodox Jewish Nurses Are Fighting ‘Anti-Vaccination Propaganda‘ Targeting Their Community

For Blima Marcus and her fellow ultra-Orthodox Jewish nurses, a 40-page booklet about vaccines that‘s been circulating in Brooklyn‘s Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods is Public Health Enemy No. 1. [ more ‘ ]

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Broadway Theatergoers Say They Were ‘Eaten Alive‘ By Bedbugs During ‘Harry Potter‘ Play

The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child allegedly has some bloodthirsty freeloaders in the house. A woman who attended a performance of the play at the Lyric Theatre last week says she and her husband were attacked during the performance by the dreaded "You-Know-Who": bedbugs. [Update from the theater below.] [ more ‘ ]

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State Assembly ‘Ready To Go Forward On Congestion Pricing,‘ Speaker Says

A day after several state legislators held an anti-congestion pricing rally in Manhattan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters that congestion pricing would be included in the budget that is due to be passed by this Sunday. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: Philip Roth‘s UWS Apartment Is On The Market (And His Stuff Is Still Inside It)

Because there was a plane in Times Square, check out today‘s end-of-day links: Philip Roth‘s UWS apartment, NJ marijuana collapses, Apple TV launches, subway kicker, and dog wants to hold your hand. [ more ‘ ]

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ICE Will Deport ‘Socialite Grifter‘ Anna Sorokin As Soon As They Can

Anna Sorokin has been in jail since she was arrested in October 2017, with authorities accusing her of posing as a wealthy German heiress while allegedly scamming friends, banks, and others out of 275,000. Now feds are ready to deport her if and when she is done serving time. [ more ‘ ]

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Why Is The MTA Painting Subway Stations During Rush Hour?

Between fare evasion, subway accessibility, that whole L train thing and the everyday struggle of making sure the subways keep running, the MTA certainly has a lot on their plate at the moment. So here‘s one small, very fixable thing: why are they painting subway stations during rush hour? [ more ‘ ]

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Allergy Season To Return With A Vengeance...And Soon!

Sneeze season, or Sneezon if you prefer, is upon us once again, having spent its winter hibernation period gathering strength for a harrowing spring. According to Patch, the East Coast can count on an especially allergic Sneezon in 2019, more allergic than anywhere else in the country, due in large part to the very wet but insufficiently snowy stretch we just weathered. I don‘t know about you but I feel personally

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Photos: Inside The Influencer Hour At OMG Dessert Goals

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Attorney Michael Avenatti Arrested, Accused Of Extorting Nike For Over 20 Million

Just after midday on Monday afternoon, Michael Avenatti, the attorney known for representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, tweeted about an upcoming press conference that would apparently reveal a bombshell scandal perpetuated by Nike. Less than 15 minutes later, he was arrested in Manhattanfor allegedly attempting to extort Nike for over 20 million dollars. [ more ‘

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