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Akai Gurley's death ruled a homicide amid probes

amny.com — 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 amny.com/news/akai-gurl…

Cheap$kate: Best FREE events in NYC this week

amny.com — 'Tis the season for holiday window displays, and Bloomingdale's is unveiling its holiday windows in style, complete with performances by the cast of hit off-Broadway show, iLuminate, and Tony Award-winning singer and actress, Idina Menzel. Menzel will be performing works from her new album, "Holiday Wishes," as well as other favorites.

Phylicia Rashad mum on Cosby allegations at Manhattan event

amny.com — Phylicia Rashad was mum regarding the allegations about her former co-star at a Manhattan event last Thursday. The veteran actress, who played Claire Huxtable alongside Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show," from 1984 to 1991 was honored last week at a performance for the 20th anniversary of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater.
Nov 24, 2014

It speaks to the The Cosby Show's cultural power that this Cosby discussion feels incomplete without Phylicia Rashad. amny.com/entertainment/…

Chuck Hagel resigns as defense secretary, official says

amny.com — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation. Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the official said.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @amNewYork: BREAKING: Chuck Hagel will resign as defense secretary bit.ly/1HDbRdb

Police hunt robber in cab driver stabbing

amny.com — Police have released video of the man who stabbed and robbed a livery cab driver in Bushwick on Saturday morning. The driver was slashed 10 times in the face and stabbed twice in the chest when he refused to hand over cash to a knife-wielding thief he picked up on Sutter and Pitkin avenues around 11 a.m., according to police.
Nov 23, 2014

hack survives being stabbed and slashed a dozen times during robbery in Bushwick amny.com/transit/police… police released photos of suspect

Giuliani cites violence in black neighborhoods for 'heavy police presence'

amny.com — Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani invoked black-on-black crime to explain heavy police enforcement in black neighborhoods during a heated discussion about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri. On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Giuliani sparred with Georgetown professor and author Michael Eric Dyson after the former mayor said "93% of blacks are killed by other blacks."
Nov 23, 2014

Mayor Giuliani asked about city policing/race/Ferguson. But he wanted to talk about black-on-black crime instead amny.com/news/giuliani-…

City to study bike access on city bridges and buses

amny.com — The city wants to get more wheels on the city's bridges and buses. The Department of Transportation will undertake a study to improve bike access on the four East River bridges and the Harlem River bridges, Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told the City Council on Thursday.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @danrivoli: city to study how to get more bikes on bridges, putting racks on buses amny.com/transit/city-t… ICYMI

Nov 23, 2014

city to study how to get more bikes on bridges, putting racks on buses amny.com/transit/city-t… ICYMI

Nov 21, 2014

City wants more bikes on bridges, bike racks on buses amny.com/transit/city-t…

'King of the Egg Cream' podcast features Alex Karpovsky, Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin

amny.com — Classic met contemporary on Thursday night at the Russ and Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side. Well-dressed guests chomped on bite-sized knishes with spicy mustard and delicate slices of pickled herring on toasts. Egg creams were guzzled alongside gin and dill cocktails served in coupes.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @amNewYork: "King of the Egg Cream" is a podcast loosely based on the real history of Brooklyn's dessert bit.ly/1F97JO7 pic.twitter.com/0NIucL15C2

Nov 21, 2014

RT @georgiakral: .@alexkarpovsky on hip Jewish cuisine & the new "King of the Egg Cream" podcast he's in: amny.com/eat-and-drink/… http://t.c…

A,C tunnel from Brooklyn to Manhattan to be shut 40 weekends

amny.com — A and C train riders will get a taste of what straphangers on the R and G lines suffered through during repairs of the underwater tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Cranberry tube that carries A and C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn will go out of commission for 40 weekends starting next spring 2015, MTA chief spokesman Adam Lisberg told amNewYork.
Nov 23, 2014

MTA to screw up my Sunday work commute for 40 weekends next year to repair the A/C trains' underwater tunnels amny.com/transit/ugh-a-… ICYMI