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Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
He built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. An exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried - and just miles from Coney Island - looks at his creative genius.
The House last week quietly cleared a dozen bills renaming post offices, among them 90 Vermilyea Ave. in Inwood, which will become the Corp. Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building. Alcantara died at 22 in Baqubah, Iraq, in 2007.
Alas, gun control groups seem to have moved away from so-called assault weapons bans for reasons pro-Second Amendment groups have espoused for months; they're ineffective and represent a very small fraction of firearm-related homicides. Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America now calls such policy initiatives "nonstarters."
The congregation of the Burns Memorial Church in Queens, which is named after Rev. Thomas Burns , is splintered over a money battle.
Tottenville High School has implemented a strict dress code that's landed 200 kids in detention -- and incited rebellion among the kids. A strict dress code introduced by a Staten Island public high school principal has led to the detention of 200 kids - and a rebellion among some students and parents.
Driver John Browne was on his break and in uniform in Brownsville when he was slashed by a man in his 20s after accused Browne of looking at his girlfriend. The knife-wielding man was still on the loose.
A 24-year-old man was tragically struck by a car and killed Friday as he and his pals loaded a motorcycle onto the back of their truck in Queens, police sources said. The victim and his three friends were trying to put the disabled bike onto their red pickup truck parked on the side of Rockaway Blvd. near Brookville Blvd. in Brookville just before 7 p.m. when a maroon vehicle plowed into them.
An off-duty New York State narcotics agent carrying a Glock was arrested after a shooting on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Friday night left two people injured, New York City police said. The gun belonging to Victor Zambrano, 49, of Manhattan, went off as he was arguing with a woman he'd been drinking with earlier in the evening, police said.
Some wear buttons or maybe give a campaign donation, but on Staten Island, there is one clear way to show who you are supporting in an election: the lawn sign. NY1's Courtney Gross filed the following report.
A Brooklyn man admitted Friday to viciously stabbing a halal food cart worker earlier this year in Grasmere during a snowstorm and to mugging two other victims. Authorities allege Peterson, Keith Young, then 21, and Christopher Daniels, then 17, assaulted the victim at about 1:55 a.m. during the height of a raging storm.
The Department of Investigation says nine facilities serving about 400 children were involved, but none of them was part of the universal pre-K program. Separate investigations found that the day care operators lied about their credentials and filed false documents about training their employees didn't receive.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among those sharing memories of the late author and Renaissance woman artist Friday at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years. From a stage brightened by beds of white roses, it was a chance for friends and family members to pay tribute before hundreds of attendees and for the city itself to claim at least part of her legacy.
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