MTA Employees Fake Subway Inspection, Possibly Endanger Passengers

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Offenders charged for tampering with public records In an ongoing chain of MTA laziness, ten MTA employees have been charged with filing fake subway inspections, the Daily News and other news outlets report. “Failing to properly inspect the subway system can lead to delays in service and, potentially, endanger the safety of subway riders,” District Attorney [&hellip
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NYPD Officer Hit by Ferrari Suing Driver for $10 Million

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Hundreds of deadly drivers go free every year in New York City because NYPD protocol limits investigations into crashes which do not appear life-threatening. While no violent incident ever has its upswing, it seems reality star Stephanie Pratt’s boyfriend Julien Chabbott ran over the foot of just the right person to be forced to pay [&hellip
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NYU to Make Bobst Library Suicide-Proof

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New paneling along stairwell aims to prevent potential jumpers It seems the ‘2031 plan’ isn’t the only alteration NYU is making to its urban campus— they’re also making adjustments to the storied Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, and for an eerie reason. To preclude the possibility of more suicides inside its library, the school will be [&hellip
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Russian Feminist Punk Band Found Guilty, New Yorkers Protested in Anticipation

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By Alissa Fleck Pussy Riot supporters worldwide will be disappointed to hear this morning’s news. Just before 8 a.m. EST, David M. Herszenhorn, the New York Times reporter based in Moscow, reported members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were given a guilty verdict on charges of hooliganism for an impromptu anti-Putin concert put [&hellip
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Greyhound Looking to Corner Cheap Chinatown Bus Market

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You may recall the early June fiasco when several Chinatown bus services were shut down by the government, which cited serious public safety hazards on those carriers. Now, Greyhound, cited by many Chinatown bus riders as overly pricy and un-flexible with regard to drop-off points, is looking to corner that market. Spokespeople for Greyhound clarified [&hellip
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Two Maseratis Stolen in the City, Reminiscent of Blockbuster Film “Drive”

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There are some Maserati-loving thieves on the loose in the City, and they’ve gotten totally bold. (by Alissa Fleck) This week alone, two Maseratis have been filched from their respective owners, Gothamist reports. One case involved a recent Florida transplant to the City, who was driving his ritzy ride around Times Square at 5 a.m., [&hellip
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One Queensbridge Community Vigilante Knows How to Raise a Stink with Authorities

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Raymond Normandeau, press secretary of the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Council in Queens, was tired of the conditions in the Queensbridge housing project where he has lived since 1973, and decided it was time to engage in a little community activism. While he may no longer be a member of the Astoria ambulance corps (or small [&hellip
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Where to Get Fit in the City: Best (and Cheapest) Gyms in NYC

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Some city gyms have all the bells and whistles, while others take the no-frills approach. Then there’s the whole continuum in between. You can find just about anything you can dream up in NYC, but ultimately what you want from a workout is a personal choice. Furthermore, what may seem thrilling at signup, can quickly [&hellip
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Man Dies in Swimming Portion of Ironman

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An unidentified 43-year-old man died Saturday morning during the swimming portion of New York City’s first Ironman triathlon, reported the New York Times. The swimming stage, the first of the race, includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River. The Times reports two people also died swimming a NYC triathlon last summer. John Korff, an [&hellip
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