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Politician Screams, ‘No Ice Cream!’

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Politics, Posts

When the folks at 5 Boroughs Ice Cream, a Queens-based mom-and-pop shop boasting flavors inspired by New York’s vibrant neighborhoods, decided on a combination they felt best captured the taste of Staten Island, they may have made an unfortunate choice. Many Staten Islanders are less than pleased with “Staten Island Landfill,” a combination of vanilla [&hellip
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Plain Weird Sexual Predator Arrested

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Another bad, bad man is thankfully off the streets. A UPS manager and former NYPD recruit from Staten Island has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault for paying a high school girl at least $500 to let him pierce her flesh with pins and Bic pens. The girl was assaulted numerous times and suffered [&hellip
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To Serve and Protect… Its Financial Ass

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

The NYPD is in the middle of a trademark infringement lawsuit against NYPD Pizza, an Orlando-based pizza chain accused of "intentionally and purposefully" designing its logo to look like the department’s shield and building its pizzerias to resemble police precincts—complete with bills that look like summonses. Pretty sweet, huh? The showdown between the city and [&hellip
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Frank Gehry Does Playgrounds

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

In a city where MBA housewives push thousand-dollar strollers and newborns kick feet clod in designer baby booties, it should come as no surprise that our pampered tots will soon have the chance to mingle at a playground designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. On Monday night, Mayor Bloomberg and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian [&hellip
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Hotel Bandit Meets Nude Linebacker

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

The NYPD is on the lookout for the hotel bandit, a man suspected of preying on poor, innocent tourists (if there is such a thing)  in their Manhattan hotels. Back in April, the alleged lowlife followed a nine-year-old Atlanta girl and her parents into an elevator at the downtown Millennium Hilton. He then forced the [&hellip
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Falling Angel

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Yesterday, we told you about illusionist Criss Angel’s most recent publicity stunt, in which the David Blaine-wannabe had 24 hours to escape from a four-foot by four-foot concrete-encased glass cube suspended 40 feet above Times Square before it came crashing to the ground. Well, surprise! It seems the Houdini-ite has miraculously succeeded. Reuters is now [&hellip
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