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Jaden Ramos, son of fallen NYPD officer, pays tribute to his dad on Facebook

amny.com — Live updates: Boyce updates on fatal cop shooting Police: 2 NYPD cops fatally shot execution-style The teenage son of fallen NYPD police officer Rafael Ramos -- one of two officers fatally shot in Brooklyn Saturday -- has paid tribute to his father on social media.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Rafael Ramos' son, 13, wrote a tribute to his dad on Facebook: "I will always love you and I will never forget you" bit.ly/13pDmXb

Two NYPD cops shot in Brooklyn

amny.com — Two New York City Police officers were shot and critically wounded in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, a police source said. An NYPD spokeswoman confirmed the shooting happened in Brooklyn, but declined to release additional details. A high-ranking police official said preliminary information indicated the officers were sitting in a patrol car when a suspect walked up and shot them ambush-style.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @amNewYork: UPDATED: Two NYPD officers were "assassinated" while in their patrol car in Brooklyn today bit.ly/13oQbl2

Dec 20, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Two police officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn and the shooter is also dead, NYPD said bit.ly/13oQbl2

Dec 20, 2014

RT @amNewYork: UPDATE: Both NYPD officers shot earlier today have died, police sources said bit.ly/13oQbl2

Matzoball NYC: For some Jewish New Yorkers, Christmas Eve means hooking up

amny.com — On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a nice Jewish boy? Matzoball, an annual dance for Jewish singles on Christmas Eve, hopes so. Andy Rudnick, who refers to himself as the Chief Matzo Ball, started the event in 1987 after bartending at a nightclub during his time at Boston University.

Bobby Shmurda lawyer slams gang charges

amny.com — The attorney for Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, whose song "Hot Boy" featuring his "Shmoney dance" went viral this summer, said his client was being railroaded for street talk, denying his involvement in shootings and drugs sales.
Dec 18, 2014

Rap video "pointed us in the right direction... It chronicled what they were doing out in the street" amny.com/news/bobby-shm…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @danrivoli: Bill Bratton, Rap Critic: Bobby Shmurda case "really points out the very insidious nature of a lot of this music" amny.com/news/bobby-shm…

Dec 18, 2014

Bill Bratton, Rap Critic: Bobby Shmurda case "really points out the very insidious nature of a lot of this music" amny.com/news/bobby-shm…

Best movies of 2014

amny.com — Leaving aside the strange and troubling end to the year in film, when a Seth Rogen comedy somehow set off a geopolitical crisis, 2014 offered your everyday assortment of quality independent films, smart and probing documentaries and just enough from the major studios to avoid succumbing to the total despair of one franchise after another.

NYC Council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

amny.com — 10 NYC senior pets for adoption What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.

Lockdown at Jamiaca, Queens high school caused by masked students

amny.com — Jamaica High School was locked down Thursday afternoon when two students wearing ski masks were mistaken for intruders, officials said A lockdown was announced around 1 p.m. on suspicion that intruders got into the school.
Dec 18, 2014

Students trying to sneak back into Jamaica HS caused a lockdown amny.com/news/lockdown-…

Second Avenue Subway's first phase nearly finished

amny.com — Upcoming, ongoing and future MTA megaprojects The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway is three-quarters of the way done now that construction crews have finished the shell for the 86th Street station, the MTA announced Thursday.
Dec 18, 2014

...with Phase I RT @amNewYork: East Siders... good news! The Second Avenue Subway is nearly finished: bit.ly/1Jc4Fp7

More MTA riders could mean more OT for workers

amny.com — The surge of riders packing themselves onto crowded trains may force the MTA to give overtime to platforms conductors who get trains moving faster. MTA chief Tom Prendergast likened the heavy ridership -- cracking six million riders a day 12 times in September and October -- to a pot of boiling water about to bubble up to the rim.
Dec 18, 2014

Stations are getting so crowded at rush hour, MTA is exploring OT for workers to help people on/off trains amny.com/transit/more-m…

Christmas lights in Queens and Brooklyn

amny.com — The light-bright houses of Dyker Heights, may get the tour buses during the holiday season, but there are some other shining standouts worth a trip this year. We visited three mesmerizing houses in Queens and Brooklyn that deck the halls and then some.
Dec 18, 2014

Stories behind impressive Christmas lights in Queens and Brooklyn @amNewYork amny.com/lifestyle/chri…