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Gang Yankees?

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts, Sports

The feud between Yankees and Red Sox fans may go back generations, but this is taking it a little far. A group of East Harlem parents is calling on the New York Yankees to stop selling official team hats that blatantly feature gang colors and symbols. Yes, you read that right. Gang symbols. The hats [&hellip
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City’s Schools Dangerous, Sober

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Education, Posts

Twenty-seven elementary, middle and high schools in New York State have been identified as “persistently dangerous”—up from 18 last year—and 25 of those 27 are located right here in NYC, according to a list released earlier today by the New York State Education Commissioner. “Persistently dangerous” schools are schools that report at least 60 serious incidents at [&hellip
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Last Chance To Catch Outdoor Films

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

Last night was the final installment of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, and despite the drizzling weather, cinephiles dutifully flocked to the lawn with picnic baskets, wine glasses and umbrellas in hand to catch the Hitchcock classic Psycho under the city lights. And while the turnout was nothing like last week’s showing of Casablanca, [&hellip
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Terror Report Warns Of Homegrown Threat

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Posts

The NYPD warned that New Yorkers are just as likely to be attacked by homegrown terrorists as foreigner-born extremists in a 90-page report released yesterday. The report, which is based on analysis of recent terror plots, provides “a roadmap to jihad” and details how “unremarkable” people with “ordinary jobs” can be transformed into terrorists. They “look, act, [&hellip
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Buddhists Free Seafood From Chinatown, Pets Not So Lucky

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

It’s been a crazy week for the city’s critters, from great escapes to abductions and death. We’ll start with the good news: On Sunday, a group of Amitabha Buddhists hoping to boost their karma released a scale-raising $7000 worth of seafood into the polluted Passaic River in New Jersey. The hundreds of frogs, eels and [&hellip
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Diners Rockin’ And Rollin’… And Rollin’

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the famed Moondance Diner’s little shimmy all the way to Wyoming. Owners Vincent and Cheryl Pierce planned to load the entire restaurant—once slated for demolition—onto a semi-tractor-trailer and to haul it to LaBarge, WY, where it would become the town’s one and only eatery. Though the [&hellip
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