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Why NYPD's Philip Banks is stepping down

amny.com — Philip Banks, the NYPD's highest-ranking black officer, abruptly resigned Friday, throwing the police department's top leadership, at least for now, into disarray. The decision by Banks comes six weeks after the department's highest-ranking Hispanic officer, Rafael Piñeiro, was forced to retire by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Oct 31, 2014

NYPD's highest-ranking black officer feared he would be marginalized by "promotion." @amNYOpinion: #NYPDConfidential: bit.ly/1rGCHWc

Halloween in NYC: The city's scariest dishes

amny.com — While some may experience mouthwatering anticipation at the sight of a crisp pig's head on a plate, others may run away faster than a character in "The Shining." Scare your tastebuds this Halloween by trying some of New York City's most unique and unusual food offerings... they just might spook you with their deliciousness.

Rockaway ferry over after two years

amny.com — The ferry that has served the Rockaway community in the two years since Superstorm Sandy struck and knocked out its main subway line, will set sail one last time Friday night. The de Blasio administration is sinking the ferry service, having cited the high cost to the city and relatively low ridership, despite protest from residents who say it is a much needed transit option for the isolated community.
Oct 31, 2014

de Blasio admin. sinks Rockaway ferry, which started two years ago after Sandy.. last run tonight amny.com/transit/rockaw…

Food holidays in November

amny.com — November doesn't have to be all about Turkey Day. Almost every day in November brings a designated food holiday worth celebrating-- and we're talking nachos, cupcakes and so much more. Steff Deschenes' new book "Eat the Year: 366 Fun and Fabulous Food Holidays to Celebrate Every Day" helps us plan ahead for all the edible festivities.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Already over October? Here are the best food holidays to celebrate in November bit.ly/1E8x4sL pic.twitter.com/wE7OdxLZWA

'Nightcrawler' movie review - am New York

amny.com — 'Nightcrawler' is a seedy slice of L.A. noir ROBERT LEVIN Characters don't get more monstrous than Lou Bloom, the gaunt man with sunken eyes and a reptilian demeanor that is the heart of "Nightcrawler."

Halloween 2014 in NYC

amny.com — Halloween events, parties, food, history and more spooky stuff.

Islanders begin road trip with 5-0 loss in Colorado

amny.com — DENVER -- Jack Capuano made a surprising move to start Chad Johnson in goal Thursday night. It didn't change much for the Islanders, who had another ugly second period on their way to a 5-0 loss to the Avalanche, kicking off a grueling five-game road trip in the worst possible fashion.
Oct 31, 2014

Islanders begin road trip with 5-0 loss in Colorado nwsdy.li/1tXxrEq

Drill bit pierced F train subway tunnel in Long Island City

amny.com — A massive drill bit nearly hit an F train packed with about 800 riders Thursday when it busted into a train tunnel, according to the MTA. The drill bit, 10 inches in diameter, pierced the subway tunnel from the street as the Queens-bound F train rolled out of the 21st Street station in Long Island City around 11:45 a.m.

Flo Trend kickbacks for contracts: former city employees arrested

amny.com — Three former city Department of Environmental Protection employees were arrested Thursday for allegedly being lavished with gifts totaling more than $175,000 to ensure contracts kept flowing to a Texas water company.

Catcall video gets parodied by Funny Or Die

amny.com — Woman in NYC catcall video gets rape threats online In response to the now viral "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman" video, Funny or Die parodied the protagonist's account of street harassment in a video titled "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @amNewYork: A man walked around NYC for 10 hours and was not catcalled (laugh through your tears, ladies) bit.ly/103U1y6

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, says 'I'm proud to be gay'

amny.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose sexuality has long been the subject of rumors despite his insistence on privacy, announced he is gay in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Cook writes.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out in op-ed, writing "I'm proud to be gay" bit.ly/1p6edv6

MTA preparing for fare hike hearings

amny.com — Upcoming, ongoing and future MTA megaprojects Subway riders, get ready to crank up the outrage: The MTA will soon announce public hearings for fare and toll hikes next year to squeeze out hundreds of millions of dollars from passengers.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @katie_honan: I think most ppl just like tweeting to MTA spox MT @danrivoli: if you ever wanted to complain directly to the MTA, amny.com/transit/mta-pr…

Oct 30, 2014

I think most ppl just like tweeting to MTA spox MT @danrivoli: if you ever wanted to complain directly to the MTA, amny.com/transit/mta-pr…

Oct 30, 2014

if you ever wanted to complain directly to the MTA, fare hike public meetings are coming up amny.com/transit/mta-pr…

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'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown': Strange things you may not have noticed

amny.com — Who doesn't love "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?" (If you don't, you should be ashamed!) It's a timeless classic that spans generations with scenes that are ingrained in our memories, from Lucy pulling that football away from Charlie Brown, to poor Chuck getting denied candy while trick or treating.
Oct 31, 2014

It's Halloween, time to mull over some weird stuff in "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" @amNewYork amny.com/entertainment/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ryanchatelain: .@pcatapano notes "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is violent, sexist and promotes bad parenting. Fun read. bit.ly/1E6JFg7

Oct 30, 2014

.@pcatapano notes "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is violent, sexist and promotes bad parenting. Fun read. bit.ly/1E6JFg7

Oct 29, 2014

RT @amNewYork: Look closer at "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and you'll see some troubling things bit.ly/1tDBsMW pic.twitter.com/581u1PAlyA

Oct 29, 2014

'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown': Concerning things you may not have noticed @amNewYork amny.com/entertainment/…

Citi Bike's future path looking smoother

amny.com — After some bruising spills during its maiden spin, the Citi Bike program has dusted itself off and charted a smart new course that should revive its progress. The plan means two things for riders.More bikes.Citi Bike promises to double the number of bicycles in its racks to 12,000 by 2017.

Dog bars in NYC? Park Slope bar The Gate's owner upset over city's ban on pups

amny.com — The owner of a Park Slope bar popular among dog owners said he wants the city to allow his-four legged patrons back inside. Last week, the city's health department fined The Gate, at 321 5th Ave., for violating city code that forbids dogs from going inside eateries after someone called 311.
Oct 29, 2014

The owner of gate wants to bring pooches back to his pub. goo.gl/Xj6vB9

Sandy recovery: New Yorkers see progress but city still far from 100% back

amny.com — It's been a long two years for the New Yorkers affected by superstorm Sandy, but some who were waiting the longest for government help are finally starting to see it. Superstorm Sandy flooded streets, destroyed hundreds of thousands of properties, blacked out parts of the city and crippled subways.
Oct 29, 2014

It's been two years since #sandy and the affected communities saw huge progress in recovery. Still things aren't 100% goo.gl/U3R7np