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45 min ago | DNAInfo.com

Look at the 3-Borough View from the 40 Penthouses at 388 Bridge St.

The tallest building in Brooklyn recently put 40 penthouses on the market with sweeping views of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn as well as a lounge with fireplaces and other high-end amenities, officials announced. The units, which vary in size from 1,144-2,371 square feet, are located on floors 45 through 53 of 388 Bridge St. , near Willoughby Street, with prices ranging from $1.742 million to $6 million.

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4 hrs ago | SILive.com

Jason Mraz on Staten Island: Five-borough tour stops at St. George Theatre Saturday

How much: $22, 46.50 and $72 at Ticketmaster or the box office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. STATEN ISLAND - Jason Mraz is incorporating the title of his biggest hit to deliver a special message to New York City: "I'm Yours" The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's "Five Boroughs Tour" - a residency or sorts in celebration of his new album, "YES!" - is making its way to the borough's historic St. George Theatre this weekend. The 37-year-old singer-songwriter, who's based in San Diego, attended Manhattan's American Musical and Dramatic Academy for a year-and-a-half in the 1990s.

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9 hrs ago | NY1

For You: St. Albans Residents Terrified of Accident-Plagued Intersection

A dangerous intersection in one Queens neighborhood has residents begging the city for help. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

New York Post

The first great novel of Queens

Suddenly, after centuries of neglect, the borough of Queens is on the literary map. This is something genuinely new in the annals of New York City literature.

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New York Daily News

New York City Football Club eyes Queens for new stadium

English midfielder Frank Lampard participates in a soccer clinic with young players in July after he was introduced as a member of the New York City Football Club. Soccer fans in Queens could soon have something to cheer that's a little closer to home - but for now local leaders are crying foul.

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Law.com

Judge Rebuffs Bid to Overturn Conviction in 1994 Murder

A Harlem man who was convicted of a fatal 1994 shooting in Far Rockaway, Queens but always maintained his innocence received a fair trial that was free of eyewitness misidentification or misconduct by police and prosecutors, a Queens judge has ruled.

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StreetsBlog.org

NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,300 Pedestrians and Cyclists in July, and Killed 18

Twenty-eight people died in New York City traffic in July, and 4,571 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [ PDF ]. As of the end of July, 80 pedestrians and cyclists were reported killed by city motorists this year, and 8,380 injured, compared to 90 deaths and 8,958 injuries for the same period in 2013.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Alan Safier to Star in Say Goodnight Gracie at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns , written by Rupert Holmes and directed by Michael White . The show will be at Queens Theatre on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm.

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CBS Local

Police: 3 Arrested Following Police Chase May Be Behind More Robberies In Queens

A police chase following a robbery in Flushing, Queens overnight ended in a fiery crash and with three people under arrest. As 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa reported, police received a 911 call of a reported robbery and raced over to a 7-Eleven at 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard.

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NY1

Three Sought in Queens Jewelry Store Robberies

Officials say on Friday September 5, the three suspects held up a jewelry story on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park.

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New York Daily News

Queens robbers end car chase in flames: cops

Three men who allegedly robbed a Queens convenience store crashed this Nissan into the deli after leading cops on a high-speed chase, police say. Three gun-toting goons were busted early Tuesday after robbing a 7-Eleven in Queens and leading police on a wild car chase that ended with a fiery crash into a deli.

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DNAinfo.com

Queens Moms Start ZUMBA Classes for Parents at Local Schools

Lunch tables were folded up and pushed to the side at P.S. 148 recently as nearly 20 pairs of feet stepped and shimmied along to bachata and reggaeton music, led by enthusiastic instructors who shout out encouragement and instructions in Spanish. The lunchroom at the school on 32nd Avenue has turned into a gym, but it's not the students who are getting a workout - it's moms, grandmas, a bus driver and one dad who stayed around after dropping their kids off at school to do Zumba .

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Newsday

Cops: Queens man promised jobs, scammed commuters out of cash

A Queens man was arrested Monday and charged with defrauding commuters he met at the Hempstead bus terminal while posing as a bank employee, police said. Nassau County police said Dominick Stewart, 25, of 170-30 130th Ave., was arrested in Hempstead at 2:47 p.m. after an investigation by Hempstead Village police, Nassau Third Squad and Crimes Against Property Squad detectives.

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Crain's New York Business

TF Cornerstone reaches $1.4B, 3K-unit milestone

TF Cornerstone reached 100% occupancy in its final building along a stretch of Long Island City, Queens, waterfront this week, signaling the end of a $1.4 billion, decade-long effort to add nearly 3,000 residential apartments to the area. The final leases were in 46-10 Center Blvd., the newly opened 585-unit building that is the last of six towers the firm built on 21 acres of former industrial property.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

New York Business.com

Exec pitches Brooklyn, Manhattan skyway

The East River Skyway, proposed by CityRealty's Daniel Levy, would connect Brooklyn to Manhattan via an aerial gondola system. The head of a New York City real estate data and listing site is set to propose Tuesday at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan.

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Crain's New York Business

New tour navigates Long Island City eateries

A new three-hour culinary jaunt through Long Island City is giving visitors a taste of the neighborhood's best offerings. The brainchild of two Queens natives, "Local Finds: Queens Food Tours" gives participants a chance to sample six of Long Island City's most unique restaurants during a mile-and-a-half stroll that also offers a slice of the neighborhood's industrial past and present-day transformation.

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Architect Online

An Ode to Breuer's Brutalist Whitney as the Museum Relocates to its New Downtown Hub

Long before I knew or cared that the Marcel Breuer-designed Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was an architectural masterpiece, long before the term "Brutalist" entered my vocabulary, I loved it. As a teenager from the suburbs, I stumbled upon it, and came to think of it as my museum, a place where I could attend screenings of obscure movies that no one else I knew would possibly want to see.

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New York Daily News

Teacher accused of sex with students gets psychiatric treatment, lawyer says

Joy Morsi, 39, who allegedly had sex with two teenage boys who attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, missed a court appearance because she was being tested for psychiatric disorder, her attorney said. She is due back in court Oct. 6. The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16-year-old students is having her head tested, it was revealed Monday.

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the masses with his carousels, shooting ranges and rides like the Whip and Tickler during the early part of the 20th century.

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The Times of Israel

Messianic and Kiruv missionaries to rumble in Brooklyn

A mezuzah hangs on the doorframe of a certain three-story gray building in Midwood, a heavily Orthodox section of Brooklyn. The structure is neither a synagogue, nor a traditional Jewish center.

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