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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Guidelines Could (Slowly) Reform NY's Controversial Yeshivas

New Guidelines Could (Slowly) Reform NY's Controversial Yeshivas

On Tuesday, the state released new guidelines that could force yeshivas to improve the quality of secular instruction offered to students.

Perforation Revelation: BOE Blames Election Day Debacle On New Ballots

Perforation Revelation: BOE Blames Election Day Debacle On New Ballots

'The experts tell me that it’s the perforation that’s the problem,' NYC Board of Elections Executive Director Michael Ryan says.

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Fiery Brooklyn Bridge Car Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

Fiery Brooklyn Bridge Car Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

The crash occurred on the Brooklyn side.

A Mysterious 'BING' Sound Has Been Haunting Bay Ridge

A Mysterious 'BING' Sound Has Been Haunting Bay Ridge

'It’s a metallic sound, repeating in a steady, thrumming beat. It’s both loud and muffled, like it’s something loud happening far away.'

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Karina Vetrano Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury And Mistrial

Karina Vetrano Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury And Mistrial

'After deliberating for the entire day we are split. It doesn’t seem like we can make progress. We feel that we have exhausted all of our options.'

Extra Extra: Trump Won't Let Reporter's Murder Get Between Him And Saudi Arabia

Extra Extra: Trump Won't Let Reporter's Murder Get Between Him And Saudi Arabia

Because Trump is really bad at doing crimes, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Lego Movie 2' trailer, Gritty social media, exorcism popularity, most British thing you'll see today, Dems to investigate Ivanka, and puppy gets prosthetic legs.

Will Staten Island Get A Wu-Tang Clan District Street Sign?

Will Staten Island Get A Wu-Tang Clan District Street Sign?

'Wu-Tang Clan put Staten Island on the map trough hip-hop, and The Wu deserves to be recognized with a street named for them in Shoalin.'

Video Allegedly Shows Staten Island Cop Planting Joint In Teen's Car

Video Allegedly Shows Staten Island Cop Planting Joint In Teen's Car

'It's really brazen and unbelievable, but it happens right there in front of you.'

Set All The Romaine Lettuce Ablaze

Set All The Romaine Lettuce Ablaze

Do you have romaine in your house? Burn it!

Map: Where To See Macy's 2018 Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation

Map: Where To See Macy's 2018 Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation

The Upper West Side around the AMNH will be super crowded!

Smoke From California Wildfires Causes Hazy Skies Over NYC

Smoke From California Wildfires Causes Hazy Skies Over NYC

If you were wondering why our smog coat seemed extra thick yesterday...

'MTA Museum' Pays Tribute To Butt Imprints, Bubble Gum & Other Everyday Subway Sights

'MTA Museum' Pays Tribute To Butt Imprints, Bubble Gum & Other Everyday Subway Sights

The 'curators' say they are trying to find 'pieces' that represent NYers' everyday lives and commutes, whether it's old pieces of bubble gum, dead cockroaches, or food and alcohol remnants.

Today Is Trans Day Of Remembrance

Today Is Trans Day Of Remembrance

For many transgender people, the constant threat of deadly violence is a real one, but hardly the only form of discrimination they face.

Plot Thickens In Alleged NJ GoFundMe Scam As Girlfriend Insists SHE Was Conned

Plot Thickens In Alleged NJ GoFundMe Scam As Girlfriend Insists SHE Was Conned

'I had no part in any of this, and I'm the one f*cking taking the fall!'

Stick To The Classics At The Sceney New Gupshup Near Union Square

Stick To The Classics At The Sceney New Gupshup Near Union Square

The atmosphere is a bit overwhelming, but there is some great food being served at this brand new Indian restaurant.

Early Addition: Amazon Employees Commit 'Insider Gentrification' In Queens

Early Addition: Amazon Employees Commit 'Insider Gentrification' In Queens

Because you would eat a Hot Cheetos turkey, check out today's midday links: Tom Steyer 2020, insider gentrification, Ivanka Trump personal email account, new Early Sweatshirt, depressing debt story, Chinese internet, and doggo does cannonball.

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Yes, Jeff Bezos will get billions of dollars in special dispensation, insisted Cuomo, but because that'll only be an estimated 10 percent of his company's total New York tax bill, taxpayers will still come out ahead.

NYPD: Woman Was Raped And Robbed Near Prospect Park

NYPD: Woman Was Raped And Robbed Near Prospect Park

The suspect tried to assault the woman repeatedly.

Bronx Man Arrested For Allegedly Writing Racist Message On African Burial Ground Monument

Bronx Man Arrested For Allegedly Writing Racist Message On African Burial Ground Monument

Authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for racist vandalism found earlier this month at the African Burial Ground Monument.

SantaCon's Annual Gathering Of Sauced Santas Scheduled For December 8th

SantaCon's Annual Gathering Of Sauced Santas Scheduled For December 8th

Said the little lamb to the blotto shepherd boy who fell into a garbage-strewn snowbank in Hell's Kitchen while attempting to urinate on top of a rat who may or may not be alive: do you hear what I hear?

Monday, November 19, 2018

Extra Extra: Who Bedazzled This Pigeon?

Extra Extra: Who Bedazzled This Pigeon?

Because social media is rotting some people's brains, check out today's end-of-day links: BuzzFeed's plan to save digital media, bedazzled pigeon, Rolling Stones tour dates, subway raccoon, embattled Nancy Pelosi, and sleepy puppy.

Virginia Man Arrested After Wind Whips Drone Into Barclays HQ

Virginia Man Arrested After Wind Whips Drone Into Barclays HQ

Remember: It's almost always illegal to pilot a drone in New York City.

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving week? We've got you covered.

Italy's Venerable Venchi Installs America's Largest Chocolate Waterfall In Union Square

Italy's Venerable Venchi Installs America's Largest Chocolate Waterfall In Union Square

The 140-year-old chocolate company from Turin opened its first NYC shop last week.

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