Bee-Wrangler Called to East Village

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An NYPD detective is being credited with removing about 12,000 bees that suddenly appeared on an East Village street on Wednesday, June 5. WABC says Detective Anthony Planakis used his well-honed bee-wrangling skills to remove the hive from the tree it was attached to. He says the bees didn’t pose an immediate threat. But they [&hellip
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The Cronut Craze

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Crunchy, sweet doughnut-croissant packs Soho bakery By Leanne Italie Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got the Cronut. There’s a frenzy goin’ on for the croissant-doughnut hybrid that went on sale [&hellip
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‘Because I Said So’ Says This Soprano

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Actor Steve Schirripa outlines his philosophy on parenting (no matching tattoos or underage drinking in his house!) By Angela Barbuti Steve Schirripa proves that any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy. In his new book, Big Daddy’s Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look, he [&hellip
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Venture Backstage with the Stars

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The Theater District gift shop is a haven for musical-lovers By Laura Shanahan Sing along with me now: “Mem-reees, misty blah-blah mem-reees…” You got memories? Mad for music? Cuckoo for choreography? Over the moon for musicals? Bananas for Broadway? Stop me before I alliterate again. Have I got a store for you: Backstage Memories, a [&hellip
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It’s a Match

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Balance theory may explain why couples start to mirror each other By Kristine Keller The other day I sat on my favorite downtown bench gazing at the throngs of passerby. I spotted gaggles of girls entering my favorite café, all dressed similarly in summer fare – cut-off shorts and gladiator sandals – hair all cascading [&hellip
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Renting Out Rooms May Cost You

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Locals who list rooms and apartments on the travel site AirBnB could face serious fines from the city By Adam Janos David, a resident in a two-bedroom on Rivington Street, is just trying to make ends meet. He has no agenda to destroy affordable housing in the city. And yet recent actions by the city’s [&hellip
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Oblivious Walkers Cause Bike Woes

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Bike lanes mean new rules for the road. Look for cars and bikes. A woman talking on her cell phone on the corner of 86th Street and First Avenue steps into the bike lane on 86th Street without looking. A bike zooms past and just misses hitting her. She was lucky. Yet, accidents in which [&hellip
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Bike Share Blamed for $475 in Parking Tickets

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A New York University graduate student was hit with $475 in parking fines after workers moved her car to an illegal spot while clearing space for New York City’s new bike-share program. The New York Post reports that Patricia Preston left her car at a legal parking place in Manhattan on April 30. When she [&hellip
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