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  1. Batard, Michael Anthony, and New Yorkers Win Big at the 2015 James Beard AwardsRead the original story

    1 min ago | Eater

    As usual , New York City restaurants and chefs took home a lot of medals at tonight's James Beard Awards in Chicago. Here's the list of all the local champs who took home the gold: Outstanding Restaurant: Blue Hill at Stone Barns Outstanding Baker : Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery [Note: this is the first time this award has ever been given.

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  2. Gun Found in Connection With Shooting Death of NYPD OfficerRead the original story

    57 min ago | Your News Now

    Police have found the gun they believe was used in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old NYPD Officer Brian Moore. at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after his family decided to take him off life support.

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  3. Uber Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Skift

    Uber began playing by the rules early on in New York City, which is one reason why its service in the city is better than in other markets. And by playing by the rules, it has still put pressure on the entrenched yellow cab industry to improve and modernize.

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  4. NYC boosts transportation funding, but agency now wants moreRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

    The city will announce this week it's bolstering its capital contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - but, mere days before that increase is unveiled, the MTA is asking for more. City officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio's upcoming budget will include $125 million a year for the next five years for the MTA, the nation's largest commuter transportation network.

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  5. De Blasios Noticeably Absent From NYC Philanthropic EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | News Max

    The New York City philanthropic community is reportedly offended by the lack of attendance at charity events by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray. The city's first couple will skip the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala Monday night for the second time since de Blasio took office, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

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  6. Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoricRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files." Geller, 56, is head of an organization called the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

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  7. New York city police officer dies of wounds from shootingRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The New York City police officer who was shot in the face and chest while on duty two days ago died Monday, officials confirmed. The officer, Brian Moore, was the first police officer killed in the line of duty since December, when two uniformed New York City police officers were ambushed in Brooklyn, also a borough of New York City.

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  8. NYC mayor backs tech initiatives with big bucksRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CNET News.com

    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wants to make sure all New Yorkers have access to high-speed Internet so that they are prepared to take advantage of the jobs that tech startups are creating in the city. The mayor announced Monday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference here that New York City will spend $70 million over 10 years to build a Wi-Fi network that will make broadband universally available to 8.5 million New Yorkers.

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  9. Shop for a cause at petiteSHOP at The Foundling for National Foster Care MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    One of New York City's oldest and largest nonprofits, The New York Foundling , and the founders of Kids Fashion Week , petitePARADE, are teaming up to host a kids' fashion pop-up in honor of May National Foster Care Month. petiteSHOP at The Foundling: A Children's Charity Pop-up will be open for the first three weekends in May, and New Yorkers can shop top designers while supporting The Foundling's mission to help disadvantaged NYC children and families, 11,000 of whom are children in the foster care system.

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  10. 'Hamilton' Gets Best Musical Nod From New York Drama...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Deadline

    'Hamilton' Gets Best Musical Nod From New York Drama Critics' Circle; 'Between Riverside And Crazy' Best Play Of 2014-15 The New York Drama Critics' Circle this afternoon named Lin-Manuel Miranda's exuberant, rap-inflected show Hamilton as the best musical of the season. The show recently ended its sold-out run at the Public Theater and will move to Broadway this summer, with performances beginning July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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  11. 70 years ago: VE Day marks end to WWII in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    This Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo shows a copy of the New York Times published on May 8, 1945. Photo: Rick Bowmer On Wednesday, Julia Kennedy Cochran, daughter of former AP Paris bureau chief Ed Kennedy, holds a copy of the New York Times published on May 8, 1945, at her home in Bend, Ore.

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  12. With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' PolicingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KWBU-TV Waco

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio , City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other NYPD officers address a news conference on Jan. 5. There is debate surrounding the citywide increase of low-level crime enforcement, otherwise known as the broken windows approach to policing. Police departments across the country are under pressure to rethink their most aggressive tactics - and it's not just flashpoints like Ferguson and Baltimore.

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  13. Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New York activist who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's... The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights... NEW YORK - In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."

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  14. 25-year-old NYPD officer dies after being shot in the headRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    A 25-year-old officer with the NYPD died on Monday after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car. Officer Brian Moore had been in a coma since Saturday night when he underwent surgery for "severe injuries to his skull and brain."

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  15. NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced deadRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Carlsbad Current-Argus

    This undated photo released by the New York City Police Department shows officer Brian Moore. Moore died Monday, May 4, 2015, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, a City Hall official said.

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  16. British artist pokes fun at contemporary artRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    When the British artist Grayson Perry was selected in 2003 for the Turner Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious art awards, he showed up at the ceremony wearing a dress. That very public display of his cross-dressing is an integral part of his persona - outrageous but amiable, eccentric but unthreatening.

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  17. Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riotsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

    It should have been a proud moment for TV: drawing in millions of viewers willing to pay big money for a much-hyped sports event, while at the same time showing the clout traditional media still holds. It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.

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  18. FDNY's 150th Anniversary draws Brooklyn neighbors to local firehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    Saturday's FDNY open house "was an extremely successful event," Capt. Lawrence Garda of Engine Co.

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  19. May 4, 2015 - New York public power utilities receive state awards to ...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Public Power

    Three public power utilities in New York are among the recipients of the first phase of the NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition. Bath Electric, Gas & Water Systems, the Village of Sherburne, and the Village of Westfield Electric Department will each receive an award of $100,000 to launch feasibility studies before beginning construction of microgrids in the communities they serve.

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  20. Not the time to back away from broken windowsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | SILive.com

    New York City is once again rattled by gunplay, including the murder of an NYPD officer and the shootings of two seniors by dirt bike-riding assailants here on Staten Island. They are fresh reminders that now is not the time to abandon broken windows policing, not a time to de-criminalize minor offenses, not a time to second-guess successful policing strategies that have made New York the safest big city in America.

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