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‘We Need To Come Together With One Unified Voice‘: Photos From 2019 Women‘s March Events In NYC

For some who attended the Women‘s Unity Rally in Manhattan‘s Foley Square Saturday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s speech was the highlight. "Justice is not a concept we read about in a book," she said. "Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe." [ more ‘ ]

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Video: John Mulaney & Pete Davidson Talking About ‘The Mule‘ Was The Best Thing On SNL

Saturday Night Live returned from winter break last night with host Rachel Brosnahan, but the best thing by farand I really mean by farinvolved a different guest. Former SNL writer John Mulaney joined Pete Davidson for a hilarious, esoteric discussion of Clint Eastwood‘s insane movie The Mule during Weekend Update (while also touching on Davidson‘s suicidal message last month). [ more ‘ ]

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Second Person Dies Following Hammer Attack At Brooklyn Restaurant

A second person has died from injuries inflicted by the hammer-wielding man who stormed a Brooklyn restaurant earlier this week, authorities said on Friday. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: Why Isn‘t There A Subway To Staten Island?

Because fatbergs keep growing, check out today‘s end-of-day links: Wu-Tang Clan docuseries, RIP Jimmy Blanco, Staten Island subway dream, Yelp reviewers, Sony & R. Kelly part ways, Chris Christie hates Jared Kushner, and cat strikes a pose. [ more ‘ ]

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After Years Of Frustration, Loft Law Advocates Have High Hopes For Reform

For the first time in two years, city loft renters living in illegal industrial spaces are seeing their best possible chance of getting the law to recognize and protect them. While the first law to grant legal status to loft inhabitants was enacted in 1982, that law and subsequent amendments have since expired. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Health Department Rolls Out Letter Grades For Food Carts And Food Trucks

On a bustling stretch of Delancey Street Friday morning, NYC Health Department officials detailed how they are moving forward with assigning letter grades to all food carts and trucks. At the press conference, Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot confirmed that the department would be issuing the grades to 5,000 food carts and trucks over the next two years. [ more ‘ ]

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Brace For Subway Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, E, F, J, M, N, S, And W Lines This Weekend

New York City may be turning into a frozen tundra or something this weekend, but some of you will still be venturing into Arendelle. Here are your weekend subway changes, courtesy of the MTA. (N.B.: Monday, January 21st, is Martin Luther King Day, but subways will run on a regular weekday schedule.) [ more ‘ ]

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Brooklyn D.A. Seeks Special Prosecutor To Take Over Tangled ‘Rape Cops‘ Trial

The tangled case of two former Brooklyn cops accused of raping a handcuffed teenage girl in their custody in 2017 took another sharp turn on Thursday, when the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s office, which is prosecuting the officers, asked to be taken off the case and replaced with a special prosecutor. [ more ‘ ]

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City Housing Agency Accused Of ‘Unlawful And Devastating‘ Discrimination Against Domestic Abuse Survivors

Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s housing agency is facing allegations of "unlawful and devastating" discrimination against domestic violence survivors, after a Brooklyn woman claimed that she‘s facing eviction because she divorced her abusive husband. [ more ‘ ]

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Airport Safety Specialists Warn Of Long-Term Risks From Shutdown

Mark Dunlap, a PASS Region 1 assistant, said new airway transportation systems specialists must first go to Oklahoma City, where they spend years getting trained on complex systems and machinery. This is then followed by an apprentice program with someone guiding them onsite until they pass their certification exam. [ more ‘ ]

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People Are Ready To Riot Grrrl Over Bikini Kill Ticket Scalping

We were all very excited when it was announced earlier this week that the original lineup of DIY punk band Bikini Kill, the quintessential ‘90s riot grrrl group, would reunite this spring for a handful of shows. One of the two NYC-area shows was scheduled for Terminal 5, the cavernous Midtown Manhattan venue nobody seems to like, but hey, at least there were two shows (the other is at Brooklyn Steel). Plenty of tic

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Airline Safety Specialists Warn Of Long-Term Risks From Shutdown

Mark Dunlap, a PASS Region 1 assistant, said new airway transportation systems specialists must first go to Oklahoma City, where they spend years getting trained on complex systems and machinery. This is then followed by an apprentice program with someone guiding them onsite until they pass their certification exam. [ more ‘ ]

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Parts Of Hudson River ‘Saturated With Junk‘ From Tappan Zee Bridge Demolition

The east anchor span of the Tappan Zee Bridge, made useless with the introduction of the Mario Cuomo Bridge, was demolished on Tuesday, to the delight of implosion fans gathered along the Hudson river (and watching the video stream online). Contractors did put nets into the river to catch debris... but it seems like not all of it made it into the nets. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: They Really Got Trump This Time!

Because BuzzFeed has another big scoop about Trump, check out today‘s midday links: Jack Dorsey interview, new Future album, corn allergies, ancestry DNA kit skepticism, UWS CBD love, obstruction of justice, and a shark carpet attack. [ more ‘ ]

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Cuomo‘s MTA Is ‘Neutering‘ Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

On Thursday night, two weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his surprise proposal to avert the long-planned L train shutdown, the MTA officially announced that it will be adopting the plan going forward-despite not having the support of several board members or a detailed, final engineering plan to present to them. [ more ‘ ]

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Friday Morning‘s Terrible Subway Commute Was Perfect For People Who Love Crowded Platforms

We were so close to getting through this week without a major morning commute delay...so close, and yet so far. On the other hand, if you‘re a fan of claustrophobic train rides, overly-packed stations, and frustrating delays with little communication, then this was another successful day traversing the subway system. [ more ‘ ]

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De Blasio‘s 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

The first full year of Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s war on e-bikes fell overwhelmingly on the shoulders of individual cyclists, not businesses who employ delivery cyclists, despite the mayor‘s promises that the "little guy" wouldn‘t be affected. [ more ‘ ]

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Interview: ‘Crashing‘s‘ Pete Holmes Doesn‘t Understand What Happened To Louis C.K. Either

Over the last decade, comedian Pete Holmes has launched a beloved podcast (You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes), a cult TV talk show (The Pete Holmes Show), a more successful TV show (on HBO), three comedy albums and four stand-up specials, including this year‘s Dirty Clean. The fictional "Pete Holmes" character he plays on HBO‘s Crashingwhose third season will premiere this Sunday, January 20thhas done... non

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City Threatens To Revoke Permit For Controversial Upper West Side Tower

In a blow to New York "supertall" developers, the city‘s Department of Buildings is threatening to revoke the permit for a 775-foot condominium tower on the Upper West Side, citing both a controversial design feature as well as safety concerns. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Inside This Year‘s Outsider Art Fair

Self-Taught Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art... whatever you call it, one of the largest and most diverse showcase of the stuff is happening this weekend in Chelsea. Once again setting up shop in the Metropolitan Pavilion, the 27th New York edition of the Outsider Art Fair offers a sprawling, sometimes chaotic gathering of 65 exhibitors from 37 cities and seven countries, with the work of hundreds of diffe

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NYPD: Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed On 4 Train

A woman was sexually assaulted and robbed on a 4 train in Brooklyn early Thursday morning-then she chased after her attacker as he fled the train. The man allegedly disappeared onto the trackbed, but now the NYPD has released video of the suspect emerging from the subway tunnel. [ more ‘ ]

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Proposal To Ban After-Hours Work Emails Faces Opposition From Bosses, De Blasio

A City Council proposal to give New Yorkers the right to not be constantly bombarded by work emails when they are not at work is facing pushback from private sector industries, who say that the law is at odds with New York City‘s inherently demanding work culture. [ more ‘ ]

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As De Blasio Touts Affordable Housing Milestone, Critics Says He‘s Failing The Poorest New Yorkers

In what is becoming an annual victory lap, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday once again congratulated his administration for breaking another record for affordable housing: a total of 34,160 affordable homes financed by the city in 2018. [ more ‘ ]

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Update: City To Be Encased In Solid Block Of Ice During Freezing Snowy Weekend

New Yorkers haven‘t forgotten that the city was somehow caught completely off-guard (despite touting how prepared they were days before) during the November snowfall that snowballed into a traffic nightmare. And with two snowstorms expected to hit the city over the next couple of days, the city is not going to stand idly by and allow another situation to occur that leads to 6+ hour long commutes. [ more ‘ ]

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