Posts Tagged ‘Daily News’

Columbia Freshman Dies After Falling Out of 114th Street Building

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A Columbia student fell to her death from her dorm last night in what was originally reported as an accident but is now being treated as a possible suicide. Martha Corey-Ochoa, who was 18-years-old, fell from her 14th floor dorm around 11 p.m., reports Gothamist. The freshman’s dorm was on 114th Street in Manhattan. Columbia’s [&hellip
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Did the NYPD Use Excessive Force on Darius Kennedy in Times Square?

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By Alissa Fleck By now everyone in the City has heard about the shooting by the NYPD of a knife-wielding man in Times Square this weekend. After the incident, officers did what they could to control the flow of information, reported Gothamist, including seizing onlookers’ phones and cameras. Despite their best efforts, tons of witnesses [&hellip
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Armond White: Knight Rises, Culture Falls

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Anne-Hathaway-in-The-Dark-Knight-Rises-300x177 How Internet fanaticism over The Dark Knight Rises overtakes film culture Already, The Dark Knight Rises has caused movie media to embarrass itself. Those front page headlines in both the Daily News (four stars) and New York Post (four stars) are heralds of film journalism’s decline into boosterism. It’s happened before and will happen again. [&hellip
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Uprising at McCarren Park Pool: Is Anyone Surprised? Neighbors From the 80s Would Say “NO”

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At this point, the surprise at seeing Greenpoint’s McCarren Park Pool linked to aggression in the headlines has seriously worn off. At the risk of downplaying the gravity of the violence, the pool is becoming something of a sitting duck. (by Alissa Fleck) On Tuesday, police actually required backup to deal with chaos at the [&hellip
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Protesters Show Up Outside Romney Hamptons Fundraiser, Condemn His “Koch Problem”

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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared at three private fundraising events in the Hamptons this past weekend, raising a total of approximately $3 million, and causing quite a stir among protesters. Billionaire David Koch hosted one of these notable fundraisers at his shorefront home, reports ABC News. Oil tycoon Koch has come to be known as [&hellip
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Interview with Charles Barron

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Barron1-224x300 Councilman Charles Barron lost his bid to become a congressman by a nearly three-to-one margin to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Tuesday’s primary. He was not too happy about it. But when we reached him on Friday, Barron was looking toward the future and throwing a few jabs at the city’s political establishment. City & State: [&hellip
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Clyde Williams Cites Momentum As He Casts His Vote in Primary

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Williams with his family. Photo by Jon Lentz. Clyde Williams, a candidate for the new 13th Congressional District who has been overshadowed by incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel and another challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, cast his vote in the Democratic primary this morning in Harlem. After voting, Williams said he was confident he could come from behind and win today’s primary, pointing to [&hellip
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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Turn Himself In

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Four-year NYPD veteran Richard Haste is being indicted on manslaughter charges after fatally shooting an unarmed teenager in the boy’s Bronx home. Haste is expected to turn himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office tomorrow following the grand jury’s decision, the Daily News reports. In early February, Haste followed the victim, Ramarley Graham, into [&hellip
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Hasidic Police Recruit Fired for His Facial Hair

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NYPD trainee says he was kicked out of the academy for refusing to trim his beard     It was a hairy situation on Friday. Fishel Litzman, a Hasidic NYPD recruit, just a few weeks away from finishing his training, was forced to leave the police academy on Friday because his beard was too long, [&hellip
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