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'Ghetto' tours of Bronx ended after outrage
A New York company offering tours of Bronx neighborhoods has shut down after officials objected to its advertising that claimed to give visitors "a ride through a real New York City 'ghetto'," according to a statement from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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The Miami Herald
Tony-nominee David Rockwell reveals his first love
One clue to understanding how David Rockwell's mind works is by finding out what he collects.
6 hrs ago
New York Daily News
Amanda Bynes arrested after throwing bong out window
Cops busted actress Amanda Bynes on Thursday night after she tossed a resin-coated water pipe out of a high-rise apartment window in midtown, police sources said.
Thu May 23, 2013
Person of Interest Being Questioned in Death of 14-Year-Old Queens Girl
Cops were questioning a person of interest Thursday in connection with the death of a 14-year-old Queens girl, D'aja Robsinon , who was shot to death on her way home from a Sweet 16 party last weekend .
Weiner gets started stumping in NYC mayoral race
Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal.
Man Safe After 32 Days of Alleged Torture
A New York City businessman was rescued this week after being held for more than a month in an abandoned warehouse, where his alleged abductors tortured him for weeks in a plot to extort his family for millions in ransom, prosecutors said.
Three Men Arrested For Allegedly Abducting, Holding Queens Resident For Ransom
Three men have been arrested for allegedly abducting a Woodside resident and holding him ransom in a Long Island City warehouse, the Queens District Attorney's office said Wednesday.
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
Bronx 'ghetto' tours stop amid residents' outrage
A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under fire from an outraged neighborhood.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Afro American Newspaper
Suspect in NY Point-Blank Shooting of Black Man is Charged with Hate Crime
The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sunday to face a charge of murder as a hate crime.
Vermont farmer's lemonade stand a hit in Brooklyn
The truck carrying 96 gallons of lemonade rolled to a sloshing stop on North 7th Street in Brooklyn, the block that dead ends at the East River.
Eight Reported Attacks Against LGBT New Yorkers; What Should Be Done?
The number of reported violent hate crimes against LGBT people in New York continues to escalate, as the city's Anti-Violence Project is now investigating the assault of a transgender woman on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, NY.
Witness Who Helped Feds Bust Malcolm Smith Rents Private Island
Shady developer Moses Stern spent two weeks vacationing on this private island in the Florida Keys.
Mayor Bloomberg unleashes tirade against taxi boss
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly had unpleasant words for the chief executive officer of a taxi company who won a court case against the city.
Gospel Singer Files Suit Against McDonalds Over Chicken Sandwich
A gospel singer from Brooklyn is claiming her voice was ruined after she bit into a piece of glass while eating a chicken sandwich at McDonalds, and is suing the fast food chain.
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Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., in June 2011 - at the height of the sexting scandal that led to his resignation from Congress.
Library honors Carole King with US pop music prize
The 71-year-old singer-songwriter known for such hits as " A Natural Woman" and "You've Got A Friend" was awarded the nation's highest prize for popular music in a concert Tuesday.
Tue May 21, 2013
Judge rules Airbnb illegal in New York City
Bad news for Manhattanites who use Airbnb to rent out their apartments temporarily: New York City officials have ruled that the service violates an "illegal hotel" law.
Bloomberg and Kelly Address Media as Two Additional Anti-Gay Assaults are Reported
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the media today in response to the hate crime killing of Mark Carson and recent wave of assaults against the gay community that has seen two additional incidences in the past 24 hours.