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  1. Rego Park Woman Killed by Her Son Laid To Rest 5 Months LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | DNAinfo.com

    The Medical Examiner 's office released the body of Lyubov Gorbunova, 58, Sunday, after verifying her identity through DNA confirmation last week, spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said. Gorbunova, a home health aide from Uzbekistan, was killed Sept.

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  2. Stringer: Mayor Needs to Work More With Community on Homelessness, HousingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | DNAinfo.com

    Comptroller Scott Stringer is often cited as one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's toughest potential challengers to his re-election bid this year. But even as Stringer seemingly dismissed the idea of running for mayor during an hourlong interview with reporters and editors from DNAinfo New York, he offered strong criticisms of de Blasio's management style on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, two of the city's toughest challenges.

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  3. City Needs Higher Standard, Transparency in Shelter Contracts: StringerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | DNAinfo.com

    The nonprofit operator of a shelter where two girls were scalded to death by a malfunctioning radiator is a "bad actor" that may deserve to lose all of their city contracts, Comptroller Scott Stringer said. Speaking during a sit-down with DNAinfo New York reporters and editors recently, Stringer said it's unclear why the Bushwick Economic Development Corporation was allowed to keep the contracts for eight shelters that it manages after the deaths of Scylee Vayoh Ambrose, 1, and Ibanez Ambrose, 2 in The Bronx.

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  4. Cuomo Orders State Vehicles Painted Blue and Gold to Boost Profile in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | DNAInfo.com

    In another sign of Cuomo's efforts to increase the state's profile in New York City, all state vehicles have been getting makeover paint jobs showcasing the colors of the Empire State along with the words "New York State" emblazoned in capital letters on their sides. From police cars to dump trucks to snow plows to tow trucks, the state has been transforming the vehicles into dark blue with reflective gold trimmings, especially the ones operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state's Bridge and Tunnel Authority, where tens of millions of people pass every day.

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  5. How Trump's New Deportation Rules Could Affect New York City ImmigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | DNAinfo.com

    The Trump administration's plans to more aggressively enforce immigration laws have many worried they may face deportation even if they haven't committed a crime. Obama's focus was on undocumented individuals who had been convicted of a violent or serious crime.

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  6. Kosciuszko Bridge Will Be Blown Up This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | DNAinfo.com

    The Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up and carted off in segments this summer, the state's Department of Transportation said. The implosion is the next step in a massive project to dismantle and replace the span over the Newtown Creek.

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  7. Pols Want New Eligible Income Formula for Affordable HousingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | DNAInfo.com

    Astoria and Long Island City's Sen. Michael Gianaris and Rep. Brian Barnwell want to create income bands for affordable units funded with 421-a tax breaks or other subsidies to be based on the median income from the zip code where a project is based, according to a bill proposed last week, as previously reported by the Real Deal. Under the current requirements, prospective tenants' eligibility for affordable apartments - and rents that are charged - are based on the Area Median Income, or AMI, calculated by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses incomes of residents in the five boroughs, along with the more affluent areas of Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties.

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  8. Meet Darryl Strawberry at DICK'S Sporting Goods' Grand OpeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | DNAInfo.com

    Baseball fans will get a chance to meet baseball superstar Darryl Strawberry during the grand opening weekend of DICK'S Sporting Goods ' first Queens store on March 11, the chain announced. The retailer will open its location at 73-25 Woodhaven Blvd., on the border of Forest Hills, Rego Park and Glendale, on March 8, followed by grand opening celebrations held March 10 to 12, the retailer said.

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  9. Woman Sucker Punched by Stranger Outside Queens Deli Dies, NYPD SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | DNAinfo.com

    Eve Gentillon, 69, suffered severe head injuries after Richard "Kwasi" Springer punched her in the face on Oct. 15, police said. She died last Saturday.

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  10. Bull Dies After Hourslong Police Chase Through Queens, NYPD SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | DNAinfo.com

    The animal broke out of a slaughterhouse on Beaver Street in Jamaica about 10 a.m. and was free for nearly two-and-a-half hours before finally being cornered at 115-43 158th St., police said.

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  11. A Recent History of Animals That Made a Run For Freedom in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    The bull who got loose in Jamaica Tuesday and led NYPD officials on a chase for several hours before eventually getting caught is just the latest Big Apple animal to make a run for it in recent years. From a cobra that slithered out of The Bronx Zoo and a kangaroo that broke out of a Staten Island yard to a sheep that went on the lam in Brooklyn, it really is a jungle out there: Freddie the steer - named for Queen singer Freddie Mercury because he just wanted to "break free" - escaped from Archer Halal Live Poultry on Archer Avenue and 165th Street on Jan. 21, 2016, and ran through the streets before police finally caught him in a nearby parking garage and returned him to the slaughterhouse.

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  12. VIDEO: Adriano Espaillat Comes Under Fire After Replacement Joins the IDCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | DNAInfo.com

    Newly elected Congressman Adriano Espaillat came under fire during a town hall over the weekend from locals angry about his chosen state senate replacement, Marisol Alcantara's choice to join the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference . Alcantara is one of nine Democrats - including Queens' Jose Peralta and Brooklyn's Jesse Hamilton - who have broken away from voting with their party to periodically cast their votes with Republicans, to the frustration of their Democratic constituency and former colleagues.

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  13. Dumpling Spot Replaces Smaller Xi'an Famous Foods on Bayard St.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | DNAInfo.com

    Weeks after the unveiling of a new, larger Xi'an Famous Foods just steps away from the flagship Bayard Street location, proprietors of the famed noodle joint have transformed their former smaller outpost into a dumpling eatery. Dumpling Spot is now in soft-opening mode at 67 Bayard St., according to Xi'an Famous Foods chief executive Jason Wang, with a grand opening slated for Feb. 25. The new spot is serving up hot deals on dumplings in flavors such as pork and cabbage, vegetable, chicken and chives, and "Three Treasures" - a dumpling stuffed with pork, shrimp and chives.

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  14. Renderings Revealed for New Union Square Tech HubRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | DNAInfo.com

    New renderings released Friday revealed the glossy new Union Square Tech Hub slated to replace the massive P.C. Richard & Son store on East 14th Street. The 258,000-square-foot center at 124 E. 14th St. will include a job-training facility and flexible workspace for local startups, the mayor's office said.

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  15. City Files Amicus Brief to Oppose Trump Refugee BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | DNAinfo.com

    The city, along with 33 other municipalities representing a total of 23 million people, filed an amicus brief Friday supporting a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban against some refugees and immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries. The Trump Administration has said it would not appeal a federal court ruling that blocked his executive order banning some refugees and immigrants from entering the United States - instead planning to file a new version .

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  16. Queensboro Oval Will Be a 'Dingy' Park Without Tennis Bubble, Players SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | DNAInfo.com

    Tennis players who've so far remained quiet about a proposal to remove a tennis bubble from an Upper East Side park showed up in droves at a community meeting demanding that their space be left alone. Neighbors of the for-profit Sutton East Tennis Club 's practice bubble - which has occupied the Queensboro Oval, a one-acre city park under the Queensboro Bridge at East 59th Street, since 1997 - have recently been pushing the city to convert it into a multi-use space.

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  17. Here's Where Millennials Are Moving in With RoommatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | DNAInfo.com

    The No. 1 neighborhood for Millennial New Yorkers looking to share the burden of rent is Astoria, according to data from roommate app Roomi .

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  18. School Bus Driver Charged After Hitting 11-Year-Old Girl, NYPD SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | DNAInfo.com

    A school bus driver who struck and hospitalized an 11-year-old girl was arrested under the mayor's "Vision Zero" law, police said Thursday morning. Shneur Brownstein, 28, has been charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care after the yellow school bus he was driving struck the girl as she crossed Nostrand Avenue near St. Johns Place on Wednesday afternoon.

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  19. These Are the Hottest Neighborhoods When Looking for Love - or an ApartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | DNAinfo.com

    The hottest neighborhoods for rental searches in the city are also home to the most sought-after people on one popular dating site. The West Village, for instance, was the most popular neighborhood in 2016 for renters looking for new digs - and its residents were also twice as likely to attract a potential date, according to real estate search engine Streeteasy , which partnered with the dating app Hinge to analyze trends in the hunt for both apartments and romance.

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  20. Sen. Hamilton Defends Switch to IDC, Dismisses Backlash as 'Disingenuous'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | DNAinfo.com

    Three months since Brooklyn representative Jesse Hamilton broke off from the main Democratic caucus in the state senate, critics and constituents are criticizing the move with negative flyers, protests and a threat to picket his birthday party. Hamilton joined the Independent Democratic Conference, or IDC, just before the November election , making the switch to the Republican-aligned group with relatively little fanfare.

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