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  1. New York Wheel's Massive, 2,200 Ton Legs Unloaded in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The 2,200 ton legs that will hold the giant New York Wheel were unloaded in Brooklyn on Tuesday, where they'll stay until they're installed in St. George. "We've had lots of milestones up until now, but this is the first one where you can actually point to something that's going to be part of the wheel," said Rich Marin , president and CEO of the New York Wheel.

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  2. School Safety Agents Gave Student Concussion During Arrest, Suit SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    School safety agents threw a teenage high school student to the ground face-first as he suffered a panic attack, pinning his head to the floor with a knee and giving him a concussion, a lawsuit claims. The 17-year-old student, who has a learning disability and an anxiety disorder, was placed under arrest at Curtis High School last year for being "disrespectful" to a teacher.

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  3. Neighborhood Streets and Plazas Could Be Redesigned in Plan to Reduce CrimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    City officials have recently explored the idea of redesigning streets, plazas and buildings in The Bronx and Brooklyn to prevent crime, DNAinfo New York has learned. Last spring, the Department of Design and Construction gave a presentation to the mayor's office and the NYPD that showed how swaths of Morrisania and Brownsville could be made safer through design tweaks that enhance "natural surveillance" - the concept that would-be lawbreakers are deterred from committing crimes in public areas when they believe more people are watching.

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  4. From Landfill to Park, Photo Exhibit Focuses on FreshkillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    "Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion," which opened this week at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge inside the St. George Ferry Terminal, features 12 photographs of the park taken over the summer as part of a photography contest, paired with shots of the site taken over several years. "We really took the approach of not just showing pretty photos but educating people about the park project and the site and its history of a landfill," said Mariel Viller, manager for programs, arts and grants at the park and the exhibit's organizer.

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  5. Citywide Ferry Boat Construction 'Moving Full Steam Ahead,' Mayor SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Construction of the fleet of 19 aluminum boats for the new citywide ferry service i s now underway, the mayor's office announced Thursday. The 85-foot-long ferries, which will each hold 149 passengers, are being built in shipyards in Louisiana and Alabama - with 12 boats slated to be complete for the project's expected Though Southern-made, final assembly of the boats will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the mayor said.

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  6. Iconic German Restaurant Closes to Become a BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The 83-year-old Staten Island German eatery Schaffer's Tavern , at 2055 Victory Blvd., was sold to Victory State Bank. It will be the financial business's sixth branch in the borough, the Staten Island Advance reported.

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  7. Readers Want 'Pizza Rats' as Staten Island Yankees' New NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The Staten Island Heroes came in third with 19 percent, followed by the Killer Bees and the Staten Island Rock Pigeons. The Yankees announced in June they were seeking a re-brand to help increase popularity of the team and get a separate identity from their big league partner the New York Yankees.

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  8. City to Spray Zika-Prevention Pesticide in Bronx, Staten Island WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Mosquito-killing pesticide will be sprayed in The Bronx and Staten Island on Wednesday, just days after a Brooklyn man was diagnosed with West Nile virus . Health Department workers will spray the Zika and West Nile-prevention pesticide from trucks on Sept.

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  9. Upscale Westin Hotel Coming to Staten IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The 175-room accommodation will be part of the $231 million Lighthouse Point project on the borough's waterfront, the developers announced Monday. Triangle Equities partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring the 190,000 square-foot facility to the project, dubbed Westin New York Staten Island.

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  10. 'Bridge Trolls' or 'Pizza Rats' Could Be Staten Island Yankees' New NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Staten Island Yankees could soon be cheering on the Bridge Trolls, the Killer Bees or the Pizza Rats . The ball team has narrowed down five choices for its new moniker - Killer Bees as a nod to hometown heroes Wu-Tang Clan , and the Bridge Trolls in honor of the spans that connect Staten Island and the rest of the world.

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  11. The 2016-2017 NYC Public School Year Starts ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    All students except those in pre-K and those in kindergarten in District 75 will have a full school day. While children settle into their new classes Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Faria will tour schools across the five boroughs.

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  12. City to Spray Larvicide and Pesticide in the Outer Boroughs This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    L arvicide will be sprayed over mosquito breeding grounds in the outer boroughs Tuesday through Thursday, with a mosquito-killing pesticide being applied in Queens on Wednesday as part of Zika and West Nile viruses prevention efforts, the Health Department announced. Low-flying helicopters will drop VectoBac GS - a larvicide that kills infant mosquito eggs with a naturally occurring bacteria - in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the city agency.

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  13. New Homes' Driveways Would Feed Onto Pedestrian Crosswalk, BP SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Drivers would actually have to drive up a pedestrian crosswalk to access new homes planned on Staten Island, Borough President James Oddo said. Oddo called on the city to reject the application to build three single-family attached townhouses at 680 to 684 Van Duzer St. because their driveway would come out directly onto a crosswalk at the junction with Broad Street.

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  14. Major Heroin Ring Taken Down on Staten Island, Prosecutors SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    One of Staten Island's biggest heroin rings has been taken down after a two-year investigation that could send its accused kingpins to prison for life, law enforcement officials announced. Louis Carballo, 35, of Queens, and Joseph Brefo-Sarpong, 35, of Manhattan, were indicted for running one of the oldest and most profitable drug-trafficking networks in the borough, possessing and selling more than $75,000 worth of heroin in less than six months, District Attorney Michael McMahon said.

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  15. Dapper Serial Robber Held Up 6 Banks to Support Drug Addiction: ProsecutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A serial robber known for his rotation of fashionable hats robbed at least six Manhattan banks over a five-month span in order to feed a long-running heroin addiction, according to prosecutors. Joseph DiBenedetto, 34, of Staten Island, was arrested on Tuesday morning after unsuccessfully trying to rob a Popular Community Bank on the Upper West Side, bringing to a close a months-long robbery spree, according to police reports and court documents.

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  16. Oh Say, Can You See? Huge Flag Draped Over Staten Island Borough HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A huge flag has been unfurled on Staten Island's Borough Hall - and it literally puts the building in the shade. After months of complaining that the star-spangled banner wasn't waving, Borough President James Oddo took matters into his own hands by draping a 30-foot-by-20-foot flag over the front of the building.

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  17. Here's How Your Travel Plans May Be Affected This Labor Day WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    Subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day. Because of the J'Ouvert Parade , the Church Avenue 2 train stop in Brooklyn will be closed and bypassed from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Buses in the area will be rerouted.

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  18. NYPD to Hold Special Parade Downtown Marking 15th Anniversary of 9/11Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stand among family members of officers who died in the line of duty during an unveiling ceremony at the New York City Police Memorial Wall on October 11, 2012. This year, police officers and loved ones of people who were killed on 9/11 or succumbed to illness in the years following, will march to the memorial for a ceremony on Friday., Sept.

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  19. Hashtag Bar Shutters Again to Make Upgrades to Building and Change NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A beleaguered music venue suddenly shuttered again Monday this time to fix long-standing violations to the building with a new set of owners promising to turn the place around. Hashtag Bar, at 388 Van Duzer St. closed down after new owners - Jonathan Joseph and The Sign Guy owner Ryan Brehm - saw a backlog of violations from the city on the building and decided to make the upgrades all in one shot.

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  20. City Renting Rooms for Homeless Families at Woodside HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | DNAInfo.com

    The city is renting rooms at a Queens Boulevard hotel to house homeless families, according to the Department of Homeless Services - though the agency says there are no plans to make the site a permanent shelter. DHS is using the rooms at the Quality Inn between 53rd and 54th streets in Woodside to provide shelter for homeless families with children "who would otherwise be on the street," spokeswoman Lauren Gray said in a statement.

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