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The Newark Star-Ledger
Wrong birth date engraved on former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's tombstone
NEW YORK - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Planet Fitness Opens Low-Cost 24-Hour Gym in Hell's Kitchen
HELL'S KITCHEN - Ultra-cheap gym Planet Fitness opened a new location on West 55th Street this week, bringing the low-cost, casual workout chain to the West Side.
NBC New York
"Spider-Man" Burglar Climbs Up Fire Escapes
Some residents in Washington Heights say a masked man they have dubbed "Spider-Man" is using fire escapes to burglarize one building after another.
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Vaudeville Gem Projects Bright Future In The Heights
Not many of the city's grand old movie palaces survived the age of the multiplex, but there are a few left including one in Washington Heights that is looking to once again welcome film lovers.
Grave Guy's Mistake Mars Ed Koch's Tombstone
How'm I doin'? If you're the guy in charge of engraving Ed Koch's grave stone, the answer is: Not too good.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Wildflowers loses power after gas main struck
Almost 230 homes in the Wildflowers senior community lost power for a couple hours Monday afternoon after a contractor with Tony Monaco Landscaping who was digging to plant trees struck a gas main.
New York Daily News
Ed Koch's tombstone bears wrong birth date
The grave marker of Ed Koch says he was born in 1942 rather than 1924, which would have made him a child during World War II, in which he served.
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Hole in the Hudson River Greenway in Washington Heights
A tipster sent us photos of what looks like a sinkhole in the Hudson River Greenway just north of 181st Street, in Washington Heights.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
New York Post
Her father's daughter
Apparently the folks at the National Security Agency aren't the only ones who know how to mine data to track down the bad guys.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
NBC New York
Brooklyn Girl Recovering After Being Hit by Stray Bullet
With the help of nurses, 11-year-old Tayloni Mazcyk sat up for the first time Thursday since being hit by a stray bullet on May 31. Tayloni Mazcyk has been recovering at New York Presbyterian Hospital and sat up for the first time Thursday, the first glimmer of hope the girl will not be permanently paralyzed.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
New York Daily News
'My Little Pony' feature film horses too hot to trot?
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
The Miami Herald
NY woman helps track suspect in dad's 1986 killing
Periodically, over the last few years, Joselyn Martinez would try to find information about the man accused of shooting and killing her father outside his restaurant on Nov. 22, 1986, when she was 9 years old.
Quinn Vows to Restore Funding for UWS Senior Center Facing 'Fiscal Cliff'
A group of "feisty" neighborhood seniors is celebrating a promise by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to restore funding for their beloved center and prevent it from permanently closing at the end of the month.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
New York Post
Classes to end at 6 p.m. for 2,000 kids
City officials have identified 20 public middle schools whose sixth-graders won't be hearing the dismissal bell this fall until 6 p.m. The schools - six each in The Bronx and Brooklyn, five in Queens and three in Manhattan - are participating in a pilot program that extends the school day by 2 1/2 hours.
Playground Remains Closed for Second Straight Year, Drawing Residents' Ire
Damon Sebastian can't wait to organize a basketball tournament for children at the Orville and Wilbur Wright playground in southern Washington Heights.
City Council Candidates Fight for Name Recognition in Redrawn UWS District
The shakeup in the fight to replace City Councilman Robert Jackson , whose seat will be vacated because of term limits, began in February when a district that used to include Inwood, Washington Heights and West Harlem shifted southward to include the northern stretch of the Upper West Side and reached only as far uptown as lower Washington Heights.
Bookselling: Word Up Finds NY Space; Marcus Books in SF Faces Eviction
Word Up Community Bookshop , the "completely implausible store" in Washington Heights, aka "upstate Manhattan," has successfully raised $60,000 on IndieGoGo from over 800 supporters.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Now Playing Onstage in New Orleans - Week of 6/09/2013
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE 6/14-6/14/2013 In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Weakened Andrea breaks Northeast rainfall records
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