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Man Arrested For Attempted Williamsburg Rape, Thanks To Good Samaritans

A 21-year-old Bronx man was arrested for allegedly following a woman into her south Williamsburg apartment building and trying to rape her. After the NYPD distributed security camera images of the suspect, he was confronted and chased down by two people in Williamsburg who recognized him. [ more ‘ ]

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Video Shows Bus Driver Fatally Striking Citi Bike Rider

Last summer, Dan Hanegby became the first Citi Bike rider killed in the program‘s history, after bus driver Dave Lewis fatally struck him on West 26th Street. After NYPD sources initially said that Hanegby, 36, "swerved" away from a parked vehicle and into Lewis‘s bus, Gothamist found video evidence that contradicted this account. The Manhattan DA‘s office eventually charged Lewis with violating New Yor

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Councilman Sues City, NYPD Over Failure To Publish Subway Fare Evasion Data

Councilmember Rory Lancman, who sponsored the fare evasion data legislation that became law last year, believes the data will confirm that the NYPD‘s enforcement of fare evasion disproportionately impacts black and Latino men. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Is This The Best Showtime Performance In The History Of Showtime?

On the master list of polarizing subway events, Showtime ranks high. Some people perk up upon hearing the clarion call-iiiiiiiiit‘s SHOWTIME!!!-excited to watch dancers perform acrobatic feats of airborne bendiness on the car‘s greasy poles. Others (understandably) fear a rogue foot to the face, while still others fly into a rage when Showtime strikes, upset at the spacial inconvenience so many flying limbs i

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Video: A Magnificent Subway Showtime Performance For The Ages

On the master list of polarizing subway events, Showtime ranks high. Some people perk up upon hearing the clarion call-iiiiiiiiit‘s SHOWTIME!!!-excited to watch dancers perform acrobatic feats of airborne bendiness on the car‘s greasy poles. Others (understandably) fear a rogue foot to the face, while still others fly into a rage when Showtime strikes, upset at the spacial inconvenience so many flying limbs i

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Driver Fatally Strikes Woman Crossing Notoriously Dangerous Queens Intersection

A woman in her 50s was fatally struck by a driver while attempting to cross a notoriously deadly intersection in Woodhaven, Queens on Thursday morning. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: The NY Times Tries To Unravel Trump, Putin & The 2016 Election

Because the NY Times wants to unravel the 2016 election, check out today‘s midday links: NJ alligator, Cary Fukunaga directing Bond, Ian Buruma comments on leaving NYRB, ‘Big Lebowski‘ anniversary, new Dylan box set, and puppy gets some steps in. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: Texas Grandma Kills Alligator To Avenge Her Miniature Horse

Because Trump thinks finders keepers is an actual law, check out today‘s end-of-day links: the effects of megaplexes, RIP Arthur Mitchell, bitter Chevy Chase, are Muppets sexual, the truth about obesity, and a very good dog feeds his rabbit friends. [ more ‘ ]

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Ask A Reporter: What‘s Up With NYC‘s County Committees?

Ask a Reporter is an occasional series about civic engagement in and around the city. Do you have a question about how you can make a difference in your neighborhood, city or state? What about voting, the elections or navigating civic life in New York? Ask us! We want to help you get involved by answering your questions. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Watch Self-Absorbed New Yorkers Block The Subway Doors

One thing the MTA‘s 10-year Fast Forward plan won‘t fix is the etiquette of the average New York City rider. That is up to the rest of us. Including you, obliviously standing in the door as people are trying to get on and off that godforsaken train car. [ more ‘ ]

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Indicted NY Congressman Chris Collins Explains Why He‘s Still Running

Republican Congressman Chris Collins, who last month was indicted on insider trading charges by federal prosecutors, has re-entered the congressional race, despite initially saying that he would suspend his campaign. [ more ‘ ]

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Brooklyn High School Teacher Allegedly Coerced Minors Into Child Pornography

A Brooklyn public high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly coercing minors into sending him sexually exploitative content over the Internet. According to court filings, Jonathan Deutsch, 34, pressured teens and pre-teens to film themselves drinking their own urine, and to share full-frontal nudes. [ more ‘ ]

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NY Review Of Books Editor Ian Buruma Out Amidst Uproar Over Jian Ghomeshi Essay

The New York Review of Books‘ controversial "The Fall Of Men" issue has led to the fall of at least one man: editor Ian Buruma, who was widely criticized for publishing and then defending an essay written by disgraced Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, has left his position at the magazine. [ more ‘ ]

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Protesters Will March On Trump Tower Thursday To Demand Justice For Puerto Rico

Local community groups and those personally affected by Hurricane Maria will march on Trump Tower Thursday-the one year anniversary of the storm‘s landfall in Puerto Rico-as part of a nationwide week of action aimed at pushing the federal government to commit to a just and transparent rebuilding process on the island. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: The Interactive Museum of Illusions Opens In Chelsea

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NY Officials Are On A Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour

Dozens of people showed up to Boricua College‘s Bronx campus Monday evening to tell representatives from the State Health Department their thoughts on marijuana legalization. [ more ‘ ]

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West Village Neighborhood Bistro Caf Loup Has Been Seized By Tax Department

Caf Loup, the French bistro that has been a West Village mainstay for decades, has been shuttered after being seized by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance over unpaid taxes. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD Reveals Nine Prior Visits To Home Of Woman Fatally Shot By Officer

The woman who was fatally shot by a police officer on Monday night had been upset about not getting a prescription filled, according to her boyfriend, a retired NYPD sergeant who was not home at the time. Susan Muller was killed after allegedly lunging at officers with a 10-inch kitchen knife. [ more ‘ ]

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Brooklyn Diocese Reaches Historic Settlement With Four Victims Sexually Abused By Church Teacher

The Diocese of Brooklyn has reached a 27.5 million settlement with four men who were repeatedly abused by a religious teacher at a Roman Catholic church in Clinton Hill, the diocese said Tuesday. [ more ‘ ]

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Undercover Investigation Allegedly Shows Ticketmaster Secretly Encouraging Scalpers & Bots

Concertgoers are all too familiar with the maddening futility that comes with submitting to Ticketmaster in an attempt to score a hot ticket. No matter how quickly you click on "best available" and select the captcha images to prove you‘re not a bot, the bots beat you to it, with most high-demand events selling out instantaneously-with tickets emerging moments later on Stubhub and other secondary market scalping we

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I Ran For State Senate In Brooklyn And Lost. Here‘s What I Learned

They don‘t prepare you to give a concession speech. Outside of politics, what is the equivalent? You can‘t find it in writing, journalism, or teachingthe fields I worked in before embarking on the wonderful, if exhausting, odyssey of running for office in New York City. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Trump Regrets Not Firing Comey ‘The Day I Won The Primaries‘

Because Trump has no son, I mean, Attorney General, check out today‘s midday links: new Robyn album, NYC skyline gap, Corey Booker‘s presidential profile, marijuana lobster, and dog finds totally normal place to sit. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Man Has A Dastardly Genius Parking Hack

Whatever your feelings about the ethics of driving/parking/double-parking cars in the city may be, you have to respect a good lifehack when you see one. The motorist seen here seems to have developed a particularly memorable parking hackcheck it out belowin which he skirts the complex parking laws of the city by simply removing the parking sign. But there‘s a TWIST: it may not even have been a real parking sign to

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Eat Your Way Through New York With Our NYC Food Bingo Card

Last month, we presented our NYC Bingo Card, featuring squares filled with some beloved (and a few dreaded) New York City sights. A bodega cat, mismatched subway seats, Michael Shannon, a parade of E trains while you‘re waiting on a C, and so on. Now we‘re digging into the city‘s many quintessential food offeringsabove, behold our new Bingo card (larger version here), created by Brooklyn based artist an

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