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  1. 48,000 Students With Disabilities Not Getting Help They Need, DOE AdmitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    The Department of Education admitted Wednesday that more than 48,000 of its special needs students did not get the legally required help they were entitled during the past school year.

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  2. Ellen Barkin Finds Burglar Lurking on Her West Village Balcony, Sources SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Actress Ellen Barkin came face to face with a burglar lurking on the balcony of her West Village home, law-enforcement sources said. The Bronx-born movie star spotted the man outside her third-floor balcony near West 12th Street and Sixth Avenue around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, sources said.

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  3. Driver Mows Down Teen Who Threw Eggs at His Car on Halloween, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A man drove his minivan onto a sidewalk to mow down a 17-year-old who had been with group of teens throwing eggs at his car on Halloween night, police said. Keith Richard, 50, was in his Dodge minivan when he got into an argument with the teens, who had tossed the eggs at his vehicle near Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street about 8:20 p.m., police said.

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  4. Williamsburg's Controversial Pfizer Rezoning Approved by City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Months of rowdy protests, shutting down public meetings and civil disobedience proved in vain Tuesday afternoon, as the City Council voted to green light a controversial apartment complex for the Broadway Triangle area of Williamsburg. The City Council voted to approve Williamsburg developer The Rabsky Group 's plan to build a sprawling, eight-building, 1,146-apartment complex with 287 units of subsidized housing, green space and ground-floor retail on long-vacant land formerly owned by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer at 200 Harrison Ave. on the border of Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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  5. Driver Killed in Crash While Exiting Williamsburg Bridge, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A driver died after crashing his car into a concrete barrier near an exit of the Williamsburg Bridge, officials said. Jean Caliste, 29, of Jamiaca Hills, was driving off the Williamsburg Bridge on the Brooklyn side at around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when he lost control of his 2017 Ford Fusion near the intersection of South Fifth and Havemeyer streets, slamming into a concrete barrier and causing the car to flip over, police and sources said.

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  6. Group Tries to Save 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' Author's HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local historical society is digging into the crayon box to save a home where a famous children's book author lived - which was coincidentally purchased years ago by the Queens Borough Public Library with plans to tear it down and expand. Long before he illustrated "Harold and the Purple Crayon" in 1955, David Johnson Leisk, known as Crockett Johnson, lived with his family at 104-11 39th Ave. in Corona in the early 1900s, according to the Corona-East Elmhurst Historical Preservation Society He spent his elementary and high school years in an apartment inside the white two-story Italianate house before the 7 train was built and when the block was called Ferguson Street, according to the preservationists.

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  7. Queens Vape Shop Sues Rival for Sabotaging E-Cig BusinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The owner of an Astoria e-cig store is suing a competitor for waging "a continuous campaign to interfere" with his business by fraudulently racking up charges on his company credit card, trying to bribe vendors into divulging information about his operation, and even tearing down advertisements for his shop to replace them with ads for the rival store, a new lawsuit says.

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  8. NYPD Recruit Dragged in Hit-and-Run Outside Police Academy, Officials SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    An NYPD recruit was seriously injured when she was struck and dragged by a truck driver who then fled the scene outside the Police Academy in College Point on Monday morning, officials said. The 35-year-old woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was hit by the truck as it made a right turn onto Ulmer Avenue off of 28th Avenue around 6 a.m., NYPD officials said.

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  9. 45 MPH Winds to Lash City After Weekend Rain Dumps 3 Inches, NWS SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Winds gusting up to 45 mph will lash the city throughout the day Monday after a weekend storm dumped about 3 inches of rain on the five boroughs, officials said. The fast-moving, low-pressure system soaked Central Park with 3 inches of rain Sunday, forecasters said.

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  10. $200/Hour Tutor and Others Making Gifted and Talented Test Prep FreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    There's a lot of focus lately on changing the city's high school admissions process to improve diversity at elite schools. But many experts believe that before kindergarten, the system already starts separating out the top performers and families with the time or money to get extra help for their kids to succeed.

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  11. Coney Island Detectives Indicted for Raping Teen: SourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Two narcotics detectives accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in their custody have been indicted on rape and bribery charges stemming from the incident, sources said Friday. They are expected to turn themselves in for arraignment next week, according to the New York Post , which first reported the indictment .

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  12. Diving Pool Advocate Jumps Into Race to Unseat Astoria CouncilmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local real estate agent who's been pushing the city to restore the long-shuttered diving pool in Astoria Park has jumped into the race for the neighborhood's City Council seat. "I am basically running against the machine," said Springer, who grew up in the Marine Terrace apartments near Astoria Park.

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  13. Police ID Third Suspect in Deadly Robbery of Elderly Bed-Stuy CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Police identified a third suspect in a violent Bed-Stuy home invasion that left an elderly man dead earlier this month, a top NYPD official said Friday. Howard Morris, 43, of Brooklyn, was caught on surveillance video carrying a lockbox containing $5,000 that police believe was taken during the crime, according to the NYPD.

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  14. City Had Millions to Buy Out Sandy-Damaged Homes, But Most Didn't Want ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Joe Granite moved into this waterfront home at Staten Island's Great Kills Marina 20 years ago and had lived through his fair share of floods. "That first night I cried because I was overwhelmed," he said.

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  15. Forest Hills' New Paris Baguette Won't Serve Espresso Thanks To StarbucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A RadioShack that closed earlier this year after more than four decades on Continental Avenue will be replaced by the bakery-cafe Paris Baguette in December, but the neighboring Starbucks is blocking the new store from selling certain varieties of coffee, its owners said. The South Korea-based eatery will launch its new outpost at 107-06 Continental Ave., between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street, sharing the building with vitamin store InVite Health and Starbucks .

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  16. Real Estate in Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods Booming Despite Risks, Study FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Hurricane Sandy -hit neighborhoods across the five boroughs are being flooded with new development - even as many plans for coastal resiliency haven't been completed, a new analysis finds. The 2012 storm, the worst in the city's history, caused catastrophic damage along the coast, and the storms could continue with sea level rise and climate change, officials say.

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  17. 5 Years After Sandy, Here's How NYC is Spending Billions in Federal AidRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Hurricane Sandy hit the city after dusk Oct. 29, 2012, killing 44 people, flooding entire neighborhoods and subways, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of residents. Thousands of homes were damaged or completely destroyed by the flooding, wind, and fires that broke out at the height of the storm.

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  18. Elite High Schools Should Ditch Admission Test to Increase Diversity: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    In order to end racial disparities at the most selective public high schools, a new study calls on the city to dramatically change how students are admitted by potentially throwing out the standard admissions test and instead accept the top 10 percent of students from all middle schools citywide. A study from NYU's Metro Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of School released this week suggests that factors such as race and socioeconomic status should be considered in the admissions process for the city's nine most elite high schools, which include Stuyvesant and Bronx Science.

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  19. Absentee Landlord Threatens to Fence Off Harlem Community GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The absentee landlord of two vacant lots on West 122nd Street wants to boot a 30-year-old community garden to cash in on the neighborhood's booming real estate market. Three weeks ago, gardeners who spent years turning the abandoned, rat-infested lots into a bustling community garden were abruptly told to clear out.

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  20. VIDEO: Man Critically Injured in Shooting Outside Queens Bodega, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A man suffered life-threatening injuries when a gunman opened fire on him outside a Kew Gardens bodega, police said. The 46-year-old man was blasted once in the buttocks in front of 71-06 Kissena Boulevard, near 71st Avenue, following a dispute inside a deli about 9:50 p.m. Monday, the NYPD said.

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