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  1. How public schools are failing foster kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | New York Post

    It's been six years since Vanessa took in her brother's grandchildren, but it is only in the last couple of weeks, with their start at a new school - Immaculate Conception in Astoria - that she knows "everything will be all right." Thanks to a scholarship from the Children's Scholarship Fund, they are finally in a "quiet" and "loving" school.


  2. The original 'Deuce' was a 1975 TV movie called 'Hustling'Read the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | New York Post

    "Cleaning Up Hell's Bedroom" describes the comings-and-goings at the Hotel Raymona, the "pross vans" that picked up the prostitutes off the streets and brought them for booking at Midtown North - and the connection between the city's underworld to the mainstream. Sheehy developed her articles into a book called "Hustling" that was filmed as an ABC TV-movie in 1975.


  3. Inside the NYC schools critics call 'failure factories'Read the original story

    Saturday Sep 2 | New York Post

    At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools - which enroll nearly 10,000 kids - have been part of the mayor's signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction.


  4. How a DJ went from seedy Brooklyn backrooms to headlining festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 31 | New York Post

    This weekend, the legendary New York DJ Danny Tenaglia will play in front of tens of thousands of raging dance-music fans at the Electric Zoo Festival on Randalls Island. But it's a far cry from his humble beginnings, DJing backrooms in bars in Williamsburg, where he grew up.


  5. Showtime hit with $5M suit over spotty Mayweather-McGregor streamsRead the original story

    Monday Aug 28 | New York Post

    The real loser in the Mayweather vs. McGregor match-up may be Showtime - which was just hit with a $5 million class-action Manhattan lawsuit by angry viewers. Customers gripe that their $99.95 subscription to live-stream the highly-anticipated fight was disrupted because of pay-per-view issues.


  6. The very specific things New Yorkers hate, by neighborhoodRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 24 | New York Post

    New Yorkers love to hate. But not all New Yorkers hate the same things equally, according to new data from the dating app Hater, which matches people based on their mutual dislikes.


  7. 'Summer of Hell' isn't over for commuters yetRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 23 | New York Post

    A train with mechanical problems at DeKalb Ave. in Brooklyn caused a morning of massive delays Wednesday along eight subway lines. The B, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R lines were running with delays as of around 9:20 a.m. and some lines had service changes - leaving sweaty straghangers stranded on sweltering subway platforms.


  8. The secret, surprising lives of NYC's hottest subway performersRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2017 | New York Post

    In the summer of 1997, Paruz was a ballerina who sold merchandise at Broadway theaters when she decided to play her saw for pedestrians during a lunch break. "After 10 minutes [of busking], there was as much money in the box as I was making at work that day," Paruz, 40, said.


  9. This brand new movie star has been in prison 8 timesRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2017 | New York Post

    A 1973 soul classic by Bobby Womack blasted from the speakers of a beer garden in Astoria. Buddy Duress jumped up and sang along: "Across 110th Street/Pushers won't let the junkie go free."


  10. How gorgeous summer days can actually make you miserableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | New York Post

    Roy Cohen has never liked summer. Growing up, he had no desire to join in with friends who spent their vacation months playing outside.


  11. NYC developers hope cool graffiti can sell hot housesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | New York Post

    But this work is inside, at the 864-unit Mercedes House rental in Hell's Kitchen. It begins on a wall behind the front desk, curls around a corner and over a mail room, and ends near an elevator bank.


  12. Inside Beverly Hills' ritziest new hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | New York Post

    It's not easy to steal the spotlight in La La Land, but the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills - a glamorous new build that opened a few weeks ago at a reported cost of $200 million - has done just that. The city's movie stars, models, NBA giants, agents and Rolls Royce-driving ladies who seriously lunch are flocking to its 12th-floor rooftop lounge and pool, where the panoramic views are nearly as jaw-dropping as the people-watching.


  13. Malliotakis meets with voters while de Blasio steers clearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | New York Post

    While Mayor de Blasio is laying low - with no public events listed Saturday through Monday - presumptive GOP mayoral nominee Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis pounded the pavement in Queens and Manhattan to drum up votes. Malliotakis, who became the likely Republican candidate last week after real estate millionaire Paul Massey dropped out of the race, started the day at Bagel and Co.


  14. Contractor involved in Astoria construction mishap suspendedRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | New York Post

    The Buildings Department on Wednesday suspended a Queens-based contractor - and was shutting 60 of its construction sites - following a multiple-floor collapse at an Astoria site that left three workers seriously injured. Ideal Builders and Construction and its construction superintendent, Fazal Hassan, were suspended pending an administrative trial as a result of the June 20 mishap at 31-25 28th Road.


  15. Paul Massey proposes to cover city highways with parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | New York Post

    GOP mayoral hopeful Paul Massey is trying to make himself the "green" candidate - with a proposal to cover over parts of the BQE and Cross Bronx expressways with leafy new public parks. "Green growth will replace expressways with greenways across New York, providing neighborhoods with desperately needed parks and public spaces," said Massey.


  16. 'Julius Caesar' interrupted again by pro-Trump protestersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | New York Post

    The Public Theater's anti-Trump rendition of "Julius Caesar" was interrupted yet again on Sunday - with two protesters storming the stage this time, including one who shouted: "Liberal hate kills!" Javanni Valle, 26, of Brooklyn, and Salvatore Cipolla, 28, of Oceanside, LI, were arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct following their Sunday evening stunt at Shakespeare in the Park. The incident came during the show's final performance in Central Park - and just two days after a similar protest unfolded at the outside venue.


  17. Citi Bike in talks to expand to the Bronx and Staten Island 0:0Read the original story

    May 17, 2017 | New York Post

    Citi Bike officials are negotiating with the Department of Transportation to expand into the Bronx and Staten Island - this time, without any taxpayer dough. To do that, Motivate, the company that operates the service, is asking city officials to waive some fees such as money it shells out for lost parking meter revenue.


  18. Forget mani-pedis - now moms and daughters bond over Botox 0:0Read the original story

    May 6, 2017 | New York Post

    Every four to six months, 52-year-old Eva Slikas takes the subway from Astoria to Long Island City for an outing with her 35-year-old daughter. The pair then hops on the 7 train and heads to Midtown for a day of eating, shopping - and cosmetic procedures.


  19. Cops search for vandal spray painting gay slurs and - Obama' 0:0Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | New York Post

    Cops are looking a vandal who spray painted the words "Obama" and "Fagg-t" on 15 different walls in Queens over the past few months. The vulgar graffiti artist allegedly defaced buildings near the intersection of Newtown Avenue and 30th Avenue in Astoria more than a dozen times between March 11 and May 1, according to police.


  20. Grand Central guide suspended for giving 'off-limits' tours 0:0Read the original story

    Apr 17, 2017 | New York Post

    The MTA has suspended its Grand Central Terminal guru for allegedly giving secret, forbidden tours of the commuter cathedral, sources said. Dan Brucker worked for the MTA for three decades, most recently guiding tourists through "off-limits" areas at Grand Central, including a power station, a control room and secret rails that carried former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's limo underneath The Waldorf-Astoria hotel.


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