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Jumper dies in Times Square, drawing large crowds and blocking traffic.

amny.com — A man's body was lying behind a large digital billboard in Times Square for nearly two days before he was discovered Thursday, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, appeared to have jumped off the balcony of a 42nd Street building, landing behind one of the digital billboards on a building that houses a movie theater, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Madame Tussauds, and Modell's Sporting Goods.
Dec 18, 2014

Man lies dead behind billboard on Times Square building and no one notices for almost 2 days bit.ly/1zCkVvk via @amNewYork #nyc

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Fashion Week evicted from Lincoln Center, according to court settlement

amny.com — New York Fashion Week will have to find a new venue next September as part of a settlement between the city and a park watchdog group, who sued the city over the bi-annual event's use of land at Lincoln Center. The Parks Department agreed on Dec.

Rikers will be sued by U.S. Department of Justice for treatment of teen inmates

amny.com — The U.S. Department of Justice moved on Thursday to intervene in a class action against New York City, following a civil rights investigation into the treatment of male teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex. The move by Manhattan U.S.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @amNewYork: BREAKING: Federal authorities plan to sue NYC over treatment of teen inmates at Rikers bit.ly/1z0U7Rs

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Fracking to be banned in upstate NY by Andrew Cuomo

amny.com — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his administration will block drilling for natural gas using a technique called horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which environmentalists have warned is a threat to public health, but upstate residents saw as a much-needed boost to the economy.

'The Interview's New York premiere canceled after threats

amny.com — The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @amNewYork: The NY premiere of "The Interview" has been canceled due to threats from hackers bit.ly/1wFKRVW

East River bridge tolls: group touts support for plan as MTA hunts for money

amny.com — As state and transit officials figure out how to pay for fixing and expanding the transportation system, a group says it's got the plan that will do the job and has the support of New Yorkers.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @amNewYork: On today's cover: A new poll finds widespread support for tolls on the East River bridges bit.ly/1yY1b1d pic.twitter.com/cPnN97NB6a

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nicolegelinas: .@danrivoli deserves a Pulitzer for featuring a Brooklyn driver who wants to pay to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. amny.com/transit/east-r…

NYC skyscrapers - am New York

amny.com — More than any other style of architecture, the skyscraper defines New York City's skyline. Over the decades, these tall buildings, which teem with industry and ingenuity, have reached new heights to mirror the ambitions of their developers.

Meow Parlour, NYC's first permanent cat café, opens

amny.com — City cat fans have a reason to start purring. The Big Apple's first cat café, Meow Parlour, opened Monday at 46 Hester St. on the Lower East Side. Co-founder Christina Ha greeted guests amid cats both sleepy and skittish, noting that her own generally aloof kitty, Mr. Socks, woke her up with nuzzles and some cuddling; a "good omen" since Mr. Socks "doesn't like" her.