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  1. Hottest Subway Stations in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NBC New York

    The hottest day of the year so far didn't just bring sweltering conditions to the streets in New York City -- subway riders suffered underground, too. Checkey Beckford reports The hottest day of the year so far didn't just bring sweltering conditions to the streets in New York City -- subway riders suffered underground, too.

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  2. Review: Colin Quinn Tells 'The New York Story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | NBC New York

    New Yorkers have become so wary of offending people that we're afraid to acknowledge our differences, Colin Quinn argues in "The New York Story," a sage and snappy stand-up outing now on the boards at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Jerry Seinfeld directs the hour-long tirade against homogeneity, which is based on Quinn's race relations-themed memoir "The Coloring Book."

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  3. Brooklyn Woman Completes Historic Swim in Support of Clean OceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | NBC New York

    A Brooklyn swimmer made the first known swim across the mouth of the New York Harbor Wednesday in support of keeping the waters around New York and New Jersey pollution-free. Open water swimmer Patricia Sener made the historic 17-mile crossing from Sandy Hook to Atlantic Beach, Long ISland in 11 hours, 8 minutes and 35 seconds according to Alan Morrison, a crew member who followed her in a boat.

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  4. Dozens of Health Violations Issued at NYC Public PoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | NBC New York

    Soaring temperatures and oppressive humidity sent New Yorkers in droves to the nearest swimming pool this week, but with the flood of water-seekers, some may wonder how city pools measure up in terms of safety and sanitation. The I-Team reviewed records of pool inspections and violations for all New York City Parks and Recreation Pools for 2013 and 2014.

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  5. Demonstrations, Vigils Mark 1 Year After Eric Garner's DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | NBC New York

    Several demonstrations were planned Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man whose death after being placed in a chokehold by police was recorded on amateur video and spurred protests nationwide. The solemn day began with Garner's youngest daughter, Legacy Miller, and her mother, Jewel Miller, releasing doves in front of the Tompkinsville store where Garner had his fatal confrontation with officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014.

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  6. Climbers on Williamsburg Bridge Spark ConcernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | NBC New York

    The sight of two people scaling the Williamsburg Bridge early Thursday sparked concerns among some witnesses on the ground, and police were called to the scene. Brooklyn resident Emily Bungert said she watched from her apartment window as she saw two figures climbing up the bridge, and then dangling from the concrete pillar high above the East River.

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  7. 8 Alleged Gang Members Arrested in NYC Mail Theft Bust: OfficialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | NBC New York

    Federal authorities arrested eight alleged gang members early Tuesday during a raid in Brooklyn, law enforcement officials tell NBC 4 New York. Department of Homeland Security agents and U.S. Postal Inspectors made the arrests at the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville, the officials say.

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  8. Despite Hundreds of Subway Fires, MTA Falls Short on Track CleaningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | NBC New York

    Trash-strewn subway tracks are havens for rodents and a prime cause of fires inside stations, which prompt thousands of delays throughout the transit system and fear among commuters disturbed by the billowing smoke. Despite this, an I-Team investigation found the MTA fails to meet its own benchmark for cleanings at more than 80 percent of its underground stations.

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  9. Hasidic Man Hit on Head, Punched in Possible Hate Crime: NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | NBC New York

    An Orthodox Jewish man was walking down a Brooklyn street when a man and woman hit him over the head several times with an unknown object Monday night, police said. The 65-year-old man was walking down Wilson Street at Whythe Avenue in Williamsburg just after 11 p.m. when he was approached by the man and woman, who hit him over the head with the object and punched him before running off, according to the NYPD.

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  10. JetBlue's First Direct Flight to Cuba Takes Off From JFKRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | NBC New York

    JetBlue officially began direct flights to Cuba out of New York's Kennedy Airport Friday, becoming the first major carrier to make the trip after travel restrictions were eased by the White House earlier this year and making passengers who got to be on the virgin flight feel like part of history. The Queens-based airline announced its plan to offer the weekly direct flights in May, but the first flight, on an Airbus 150-seat A320, was made Friday.

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  11. Fourth of July: What You Should KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | NBC New York

    Although we celebrate Independence Day on July 4 every year, that may not be the correct date of America's independence from Britain. In fact, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail hailing July 2 as the day people would celebrate America for generations to come.

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  12. Planned American-Flag Burning in NYC Park to Protest Racism Spurs ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | NBC New York

    The rally is getting mixed reaction. Ida Siegal reports. Hundreds of activists plan to set fire to the American flag at a Brooklyn park that memorializes thousands of Revolutionary War heroes Wednesday in protest of "systemic racism," drawing the ire of lawmakers and residents across the five boroughs.

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  13. Robbers Jam Gun in Woman's Mouth Near Mayor's Brooklyn Home: SourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | NBC New York

    Police are looking for a pair of violent robbers they say jammed a gun in a woman's mouth and chipped her teeth just a block from Mayor de Blasio's home in Brooklyn, sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York. The woman, a subway booth operator, was walking to the Fourth Avenue - Ninth Street subway station in Park Slope on Sunday when two men pulled up in a car and started walking toward her, the sources say.

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  14. Driver Swerves to Avoid Dead Cat, Slams into HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | NBC New York

    An SUV driver who swerved to avoid hitting a dead cat in the middle of a Brooklyn street wound up hitting the gas pedal, flying over a curb and across three lawns before crashing into a man and then plowing into a house, taking out a light pole along the way, witnesses and authorities said. "She tried to avoid hitting that cat and she just lost it," said witness Stephan Lamour, who watched the wild ride unfold through his Canarsie neighborhood.

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  15. Judge Allows NYC to Send 50 Sex Offenders to ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | NBC New York

    Melissa Russo reports. A judge has refused to block the city from sending 50 sex offenders to a Brooklyn shelter run by the Doe Fund, but shelter staffers say they're fighting back because they have no expertise in dealing with sex offenders.

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  16. NYC Man Allegedly Tries to Attack Feds With Knife in ISIS-Related Search: SourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | NBC New York

    The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a Staten Island man who allegedly tried to attack FBI agents with a knife Wednesday as they attempted to search his home in an ongoing ISIS-related investigation, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York. The arrest comes one day after it was reported a 20-year-old college student from Queens was arrested for allegedly scouting possible targets for an ISIS-inspired attack.

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  17. NYC College Student Arrested for Role in Alleged Terror PlotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | NBC New York

    A 20-year-old college student from Queens was arrested on Saturday by the FBI for allegedly scouting possible targets for an ISIS-inspired attack, law enforcement officials said. Prosecutors in Brooklyn charged Munther Omar Saleh with material support for terrorism.

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  18. Review: Rajiv Joseph's "Guards at the Taj"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | NBC New York

    Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's "Guards at the Taj," at Atlantic Theater Co., directed by Amy Morton. Two soldiers are asked to commit an unimaginable atrocity in "Guards at the Taj," a graphic new play by Rajiv Joseph now in a limited engagement at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater.

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  19. Amtrak Engineer Not Using Phone in Deadly Crash: NTSBRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | NBC New York

    The NTSB found that Amtrak train engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone at the time of the deadly derailment in Port Richmond that killed eight people. Investigators are still trying to determine why the train was going 106 mph in a 50-mph curve.

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  20. Amtrak Engineer Not Using Phone in Deadly DerailmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | NBC New York

    An NTSB report says the investigation into the deadly May 12 Amtrak derailment revealed that engineer Brandon Bostian, who manned the doomed train, was not using his cellphone or Wi-Fi at the time of the crash. Brandon Bostian, the engineer of the doomed Amtrak 188 Northeast Regional train that derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, was not using his cellphone while he manned the train, a National Transportation Safety Board report revealed Wednesday.

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