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  1. EDITORIAL: Is 'New York values' a synonym for anti-Semitism?Read the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Washington Times

    Modern America is an ethnic minefield, and everyone must mind his step. It's getting more dangerous as the presidential campaign moves toward crucial primaries in the bigger states.

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  2. Controversy Surrounds Democratic Candidate Chosen for Sheldon Silver's SeatRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | DNAInfo.com

    The choice for a Democratic nominee for Sheldon Silver's former State Assembly seat is being called "undemocratic" by some critics. A small group of Democratic Party leaders chose Alice Cancel Sunday as the Democratic candidate who will vie for Silver's seat in a special election on April 19 - but some are calling her candidacy a win for the same old-school power brokers that supported the disgraced Silver.

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  3. Gibson slams Cuomo, sets up committee for possible run for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Times Herald-Record

    Republican Rep. Chris Gibson called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday for "bullying" and for keeping a reported $700,000 book advance while calling for state lawmakers to limit outside income. Gibson, a retired Army colonel not seeking re-election for the 19th Congressional District, made the statement as part of his announcement that he'll begin raising an estimated $20 million for a possible run for governor in 2018.

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  4. 5 hidden costs of owning a brownstoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Silicon Alley Insider

    There are few buildings more iconic in New York City than the classic brownstone, a type of building that emerged in the 1830s, when a new urban middle class of New Yorkers sought a home that looked fancier than brick and was more durable than wood. Brownstone, which is a type of sandstone that gets its dark brown color from high concentrations of iron, was readily available from New Jersey and Connecticut quarries, making it a convenient option for new construction.

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  5. Schenectady County, N.Y. resident being tested for possible Zika virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WIVB-TV Buffalo

    This 2006 file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. The The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, announced new guidance for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.

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  6. Mayor Shuns Southern Brooklyn's Transit Needs In Favor Of Fancy Streetcar, Pols SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Sheepshead Bites

    Elected officials slammed the mayor's plan to build a fancy streetcar along the East River waterfront for offering further proof the city is willfully neglecting the transportation needs of southern Brooklyn residents. Following Mayor Bil de Blasio's State of the City speech last week, in which he pledged $2.5 billion towards a streetcar line linking Astoria, Queens, to Sunset Park, a coalition of local politicians issued a joint statement panning the proposal.

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  7. NY Senate confirms Republican ex-prosecutor for top courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | White Lake Beacon

    The New York Senate has confirmed the nomination of former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia to the remaining vacancy on the state's highest court. Garcia, most recently a partner at a New York City law firm, was the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan from 2005 to 2008.

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  8. Bloomberg admits interest in third-party 2016 run: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | New York Daily News

    Michael Bloomberg's interview with The Financial Times marks the first time the former New York mayor has publicly admitted his interest in a 2016 run. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, rumored for weeks to be mulling a third-party 2016 run, admitted in an interview published Monday that he is "looking at all the options" when it comes to a presidential bid.

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  9. Indian Point radioactive leak: Radiation leaking into water at 'alarming' levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Examiner.com

    In Buchanan, New York, highly radioactive water overflowed out of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially called for an investigation.

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  10. Roundup: Planning L.A.'s NFL stadium, trouble at George...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Los Angeles Times

    A rendering of the aerial view of the proposed NFL stadium for Inglewood by the architectural firm HKS of Dallas. A rendering of the aerial view of the proposed NFL stadium for Inglewood by the architectural firm HKS of Dallas.

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  11. New York State Senators Push For Laws To Restrict ScalpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Back in 2001, when the highest-priced Broadway tickets would go for around $100 each, THE PRODUCERS introduced the concept of premium tickets, were at least 50 of the best seats in the house would sell for $480, with unsold seats eventually reverting back to the standard price. The idea was to discourage scalpers from buying large quantities of tickets and selling them for huge profits, but as the years went on and premium seating became a standard practice, customers proved willing to pay astronomical sums for the hottest shows in town, and while scalping was illegal in New York, the Internet made it easy to buy high-priced seats to sold out shows from out-of-state resellers.

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  12. Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside payRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Chronicle Newspaper

    Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Feb. 1. The Siena poll shows the overwhelming majority of voters, 89 percent, think corruption is a serious problem in Albany. Two-thirds say it's a serious problem among legislators from their own area.

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  13. Opening Ceremony Is Collaborating With Pearl River MartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Racked

    The Year of China at Opening Ceremony features a surprise New York institution: Pearl River Mart. Opening Ceremony highlights a specific country each year by collaborating with labels from that nation and has timed this release to the Lunar New Year, according to WWD , with a roster that includes Anna Sui and Vivienne Tam alongside the soon-to-be-shuttered emporium known for its affordable Asian-influenced home accessories.

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  14. 'Orange Is The New Black' Actress Brings The Gay Military Struggle To The StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Switched

    "Orange is the New Black" actress Catherine Curtin sees her latest project, "Burning," as a way to speak out against the injustices still faced by gay and lesbian service members in the U.S. military. The off-Broadway play, which opened Feb. 7 at the Theatre at St. Clement's in New York, is a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's 1897 drama, " Cyrano de Bergerac ."

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  15. Shinnecock Vote To Join Medical Cannabis IndustryRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Freshnews

    In a historic vote among its members this weekend, the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted in support of plans to construct a medical cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary on tribal land near Southampton. Tribal members voted 71% to 29% to approve the project and pursue designation from the State of New York as a provider for patients in the state's Medical Cannabis Program.

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  16. After disrupting the taxi industry, Uber is now crushing the bike-courier businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Crain's New York Business

    David Santos had never worked as a bike messenger before he signed up in September with UberEats, the lunchtime meal-delivery service Uber launched in Manhattan last spring. Santos, 36, started out making deliveries on his days off, but when he lost his job as a porter at a homeless shelter in Brooklyn in October, he began riding full time for Uber and has worked almost every day since.

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  17. GOPa s Gibson moves closer to governora s run with committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WTEN-TV Albany

    Republican Rep. Chris Gibson is moving closer to a run for New York governor with the formation of a committee that allows him to raise money for a possible campaign. The three-term congressman from the Hudson Valley filed papers for an exploratory committee Monday with the state Board of Elections.

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  18. Kim Cullen Named New Executive Director of New York Live ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | BroadwayWorld.com

    New York Live Arts, New York's dynamic center for dance and the performing arts under the artistic leadership of world-renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones , appoints Kim Cullen as its new Executive Director. Cullen began working for New York Live Arts in 2014 as the Producer of the 2015 Live Ideas festival curated by Laurie Anderson and joined the organization in the summer of 2015 as Interim Executive Director.

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  19. Maine family to appear on reality show 'Strange inheritance'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Bangor Daily News

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - John Green says his family has always been very "humble" about his ancestor Andrew Haswell Green and the treasures passed down from the man known as the "Father of Greater New York." On an episode of Strange Inheritance, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 on Fox Business Network, Green, of Kennebunk, and his sister Lisa Green, who lives in Colorado, will share their family's story.

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  20. Coney Island boardwalk landmark fight gains momentumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    Two Brooklyn lawmakers are putting some muscle behind their calls for the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island as a landmark. have introduced a resolution calling on the LPC to grant landmark status to the boardwalk and have gotten 49 councilmembers to sign on to it.

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