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19 min ago | The Straits Times

Sex museum gets New Yorkers in the mood

Shouts, giggles and selfies. Mildly titillating and lots of fun, bouncing around on giant inflatable boobs is the hit attraction of a hot and steamy New York summer.

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2 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Fashion One to Go Behind the Fashion Capitals of the World in New Series

Fashion One, the premiere fashion, entertainment and lifestyle international broadcaster, puts focus on the major fashion capital cities in a brand new special series.

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Related Topix: New York, Fashion, Oscar de la Renta, Designers

4 hrs ago | The Item

Thousands appear for NYC firefighter's funeral

Thousands of uniformed firefighters from across the country gathered Thursday for the funeral of a fireman labeled "a true hero" by the mayor.

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4 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

New Yorkers buy Old Wayne County Building

A New York investment partnership has bought the classic Old Wayne County Building in downtown Detroit, an architectural marvel that dates to the city's pre-automotive days, but has stood empty since Wayne County moved into the Guarding Building almost five years ago.

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5 hrs ago | Mashable

Lyft Won't Back Down After Threats by New York City Regulators

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company announced earlier this week that it will commence operations in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens on Friday, despite a failure to meet specific requirements from the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

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5 hrs ago | NY1

July 10th In NYC History

Today's New Yorker birthdays include boxing great Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta, born in 1921; former Mayor David Dinkins, born in 1927; and composer Jerry Herman, born in 1931.

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5 hrs ago | ProPublica

State to Pay Millions in Wrongful Conviction Case

A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

9 hrs ago | NY1

Mayor Holds Public Hearing Over Municipal ID Cards Inside Council Chambers

Supporters of the city's plan to create municipal ID cards lined up to speak at a hearing this afternoon that Mayor Bill de Blasio held in a somewhat unusual location - inside the City Council's chambers.

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13 hrs ago | NY1

State DOH Awards Hundreds of Millions to Hospitals Around City

The New York State Department of Health has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars to hospitals around the city to help them continue providing key services.

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18 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

The Water Tank Art Project Draws Inspiration through New York's...

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Beginning July 2014, The Water Tank Project is encouraging New Yorkers to look up and be inspired by New York City's iconic water tanks wrapped in artwork by some of the world's best-known artists and influencers, to draw attention to the global water crisis.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sierra

Clean Energy Victory in New York

This week the New York Public Service Commission announced that it will require the state to invest in more clean energy as part of its renewable portfolio standard -- and all thanks to action from the Sierra Club and nine other groups.

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Switched

New York Could Decriminalize Pot For More Than Just White People

A comprehensive new bill would ensure that marijuana in New York state is decriminalized not only for white people, but for all people, a group of progressive lawmakers said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

MTV

Fake Soccer Ref Is Giving Yellow & Red Cards To New York Tourists

There's a stereotype that New Yorkers are rude, but it's really just that good manners are a little different here.

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The Daily Beast

The Cupcake Boom Was Always DoomedBy Daniel Gross

The story of Crumbs-beloved business grows until competition gets hungry and consumers get full-is the story of the American economy.

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Financial Times

Garry Winogrand, Metropolitan Museum, New York

"I always say yes," Garry Winogrand laughed, when asked how he made decisions. This Whitmanesque figure, who hated to leave anything out, simply aimed his camera at the world and clicked.

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WHEC-TV Rochester

State officials warn against using lawn fertilizers with phosphorus

State environmental officials are reminding New Yorkers not to use lawn fertilizers that contain phosphorus.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Cuomo Maintains Huge Lead Over Astorino, Poll Shows

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 35-point lead over his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist poll-the first since the conclusion of the legislative session and the start of campaign season.

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Wall Street Journal

All Hail the Taxis: New Yorkers Will Now Have Both Uber and Lyft

Lyft said Tuesday it will start its app in the nation's largest city on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, first in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens where public transit options are more limited.

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Wall Street Journal

All Hail the Taxis: New Yorkers Will Now Have Both Uber and Lyft

Lyft said Tuesday it will start its app in the nation's largest city on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, first in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens where public transit options are more limited.

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South China Morning Post

'I want my money back!' Chen Guangbiao cries foul over fake UN philanthropy certificate

Chinese tycoon who took 250 homeless New Yorkers to lunch donated US$30,000 to foundation that claims connection to the United Nations Photo of Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao receiving a certificate from Patrick Donohue, who identified himself as the chairman of New York-based China Foundation for Global Partnership.

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