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  1. There are some problems with the Captain America statue coming to BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Silicon Alley Insider

    There's going to be a new, 13-foot-tall, one-ton bronze statue of Captain America in Brooklyn to celebrate the Marvel superhero's 75th anniversary and his birthplace. Except, there are some problems with that story.

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  2. Brooklyn DA: 'There is no backbone in Congress' to solve the national 'gun crisis'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In the wake of the high-profile shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas and a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando , gun violence in the US appears to be reaching crisis levels. Lawmakers aren't doing anything to solve the problem, according to Ken Thompson, the district attorney for Brooklyn, New York.

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  3. 3 people in New York have contracted Zika through sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Three New Yorkers have contracted the Zika virus through sex - including the first known case in the world of a woman giving the virus to a man, officials said. Officials say the man, who hadn't left the country for the past year, started to display Zika symptoms a week after having unprotected sex with a 20-year-old woman the day she returned from traveling to a country known to be a hotspot for the virus. 2 comments

  4. The 3 people arrested while driving to NYC with an arsenal of weapons ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A Pennsylvania trio drew national attention Tuesday when they were arrested en route to Manhattan toting a cache of loaded guns, knives, and body armor. Instead, the group told authorities they were anti-heroin activists on an alleged mission to rescue a teenage girl from a heroin dealer in a Brooklyn hotel, CBS reported Wednesday.

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  5. McDonald's is selling an international hit in the US for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Select McDonald's locations in New York and Seattle are now serving up a float made with Dr. Pepper and soft-serve ice cream. As part of our journey to build a better McDonald's, our franchisees have more flexibility than before to offer new menu items like breakfast bowls, Gilroy garlic fries and yes, the Diet Dr. Pepper Float," McDonald's spokesperson Terri Hickey told Business Insider.

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  6. Childhood friend who wrote a letter defending the ex-Stanford swimmer ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Childhood friend who wrote a letter defending the ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault is in a band - and now her shows are being canceled Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo Multiple venues have canceled indie band Good English's shows as a result of the letter that its drummer Leslie Rasmussen wrote in support of the ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault, The Gothamist reported. Last Thursday, a judge sentenced Turner to six months in a county jail, which some have decried as a slap on the wrist .

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  7. The name of New York City's largest bridge is misspelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2012 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - the longest in the USA and which ranks 11th in the world - has a massive mistake, according to a new campaign. And Robert Nash, of Dyker Heights, has started a petition to put the error right, as first reported by the Brooklyn Paper .

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  8. Why I left my Fitbit for a Pebblea S -a S and I'm never going backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    But not just any watcha S-a Sthe smartwatches everyone dreamed about as kids. Talk to your wrist and cool stuff happens.

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  9. Verizon reaches a 'very rich' deal that could end a massive employee strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    An agreement between Verizon and unions potentially ending a nearly seven-week strike includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday. The deal, which one analyst called "very rich" for Verizon workers, could be a prelude to the company exiting the wireline telecommunications business, transforming into a wireless internet business.

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  10. Photo essay: 'When my great-uncle liberated a Nazi concentration camp'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The bartender at the Communist-themed pub in former East Berlin scrunches up his face and readjusts his glasses. Lenin looms on the wall beside him.

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  11. GOLDMAN: Hedge funds are betting billions that these 16 stocks are going to implodeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Onlookers and officials watch the controlled implosion of the "Masbeth Holders," once the largest natural-gas tanks in the world, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York, July 15, 2001. In Goldman Sachs' quarterly "Hedge Fund Trend Monitor," the bank tracked the movements of 841 hedge funds in the first quarter of 2016.

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  12. Adidas sets sights on soccer stars in big U.S. driveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Adidas wants to sign dozens of deals with U.S. sports stars in coming years, hoping that will provide a more lasting boost to sales than the current fashion fad for its retro sneakers, its North America head told Reuters. Since falling into third place in the United States behind Nike and Under Armour, the German firm has regained some ground in recent months after raising marketing spending in the world's top sportswear market.

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  13. How retirement can be a family affairRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    When Anna and Anthony Iacono got married in 1972 at 23 years old, retirement wasn't the first thing on their minds. They traveled around the world, visiting places that their children would later marvel at in pictures.

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  14. A body with 'cement shoes' washed ashore in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    This undated image provided by the New York State Department of Corrections, shows Peter Martinez, whose body wound up on the rocky shore near Kingsborough College in Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, investigators said. At around 10:20am on Monday morning, a college student in Brooklyn walking along the shore of Sheepshead Bay made a grisly discovery: A human corpse with its feet encased in a block of concrete.

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  15. U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO ShkreliRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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  16. The Brooklyn-created 'bone breaking' dance movement brings...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    "Interstice" is an art film and exhibit that features flexing, also known as "bone breaking," a dance style created in Brooklyn, New York, that involves rhythmic contortions.

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  17. U.S. Treasury anti-laundering head to join HSBC: sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The U.S. Treasury Department's top anti-money laundering official is resigning to take what sources said on Tuesday was a top post at HSBC Holdings Plc , which is struggling to meet terms of an earlier settlement with the U.S. government. Jennifer Shasky Calvery announced she was resigning as director of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , which she has headed since 2012.

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  18. The US Justice Dept. no longer needs Apple to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, prosecutors said that investigators late on Thursday used that passcode to access the

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  19. America's biggest police department is using Facebook to take down its most dangerous gangsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    On November 12, 2014, a man arrived in Canarsie, Brooklyn, expecting to meet a young woman for a date he had arranged online. Instead, he was shot in the face by Tyreek and Shaquille Hayes, two members of a rival gang who had lured him there, a recent indictment alleges.

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  20. Trump, on Staten Island, finally gets his NYC homecomingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Donald Trump's political home in his native New York City is several miles - and a ferry ride - from Trump Tower. Staten Island, New York's self-proclaimed "forgotten borough," is a hidden bastion of Republicanism in of the nation's most liberal cities, separated from the rest of the city both geographically and politically.

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