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Queens gift ideas: 9 of the borough's best gifts — It's 2014: We all have a few friends who bravely (eye roll) left Brooklyn behind and ventured north into Queens. And now they can't stop talking about how great Queens is. Add to that new-found pride with a gift from the best borough.

De Blasio: No comparison between Ferguson, New York City — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday the deaths of unarmed black men in recent NYPD incidents are not comparable to what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, nor are the states of police-community relations. He compared the violent unrest in Missouri after a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown with the simultaneous, but relatively calm, demonstrations in Manhattan.
Nov 25, 2014

protester reflecting on another tragic killing: "It's where the tears can't fall no more"…

NYC protesters await Ferguson grand jury decision: images — New Yorkers gathered to hear the grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael

Knives available at JFK restaurants beyond security — Steak knives with 5-inch blades of serrated steel are being handed out to passengers dining at two swanky steak houses located beyond security checkpoints at Kennedy Airport with no apparent effort to keep those potential weapons off airplanes. Newsday and News 12 Long Island, in repeated tests at Kennedy, were able to keep the knives at the end of meals.

'Babadook' movie review -- 4 stars — 'Babadook' movie review: A horror film that aspires to more than frights ROBERT LEVIN The best horror movies aspire to more than just scaring the audience.
Nov 26, 2014

The extraordinary BABADOOK, one of the best horror films I've seen, is out Friday. My @amNewYork review

Akai Gurley's death ruled a homicide amid probes — The city's chief medical examiner Monday called the death of an unarmed man at the hands of a rookie police officer a homicide. The medical examiner ruled that Akai Gurley, 28, died from a gunshot wound to the torso.
Nov 24, 2014

NYC medical examiner calls Akai Gurley's death by NYPD bullet a homicide as 2 probes get underway…

Food Baby NY eats better than you do! — New York's newest food critic has a limited vocabulary, requires a booster seat, and can't make his own reservations. But his opinions are oh so cute. Food Baby Matthew Chau, i.e. the 16-month-old son of Mike Chau, has taken Instagram by storm, amassing almost 10,000 followers since the account launched this past summer.