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Man Shot by Police in Pink Houses, NYPD Says

dnainfo.com — EAST NEW YORK - An NYPD officer shot and killed a man in a "dimly lit" Pink Houses stairwell and investigators were still trying to determine what prompted the deadly gunfire and if the man was even armed, a police spokeswoman said.
Nov 21, 2014

BdB: “What happened in Ferguson is diff. than what happened on Staten Island is diff. that what happened in Brooklyn" dnain.fo/1uiIBxX

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfo: .@BilldeBlasio says officer who fatally shot man in East New York stairwell has been placed on modified duty: dnain.fo/1uiIBxX

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfo: .@BilldeBlasio says officer who fatally shot man in East New York stairwell has been placed on modified duty: dnain.fo/1uiIBxX

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfo: "This is a tragic situation... It does appear to be an accident,” @BilldeBlasio says of police-involved shooting: dnain.fo/1uiIBxX

Nov 21, 2014

The @nypdnews officer involved in Pink Houses shooting has been placed on modified duty, @BilldeBlasio says. dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

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Owners of The Good Fork Opening Korean BBQ and Karaoke Joint in Gowanus

dnainfo.com — GOWANUS - Fire up the grill and plug in the microphones - bulgogi and karaoke are coming to south Brooklyn. The owners of The Good Fork restaurant in Red Hook are opening a Korean barbecue restaurant with karaoke rooms and a bar and lounge in Gowanus, co-owner Ben Schneider told DNAinfo New York.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @fanellijames: “It’s bad enough that the Taylors lost their son in a terrorist attack. They now are being terrorized again.” dnain.fo/1xy12oj

Nov 21, 2014

RT @fanellijames: “It’s bad enough that the Taylors lost their son in a terrorist attack. They now are being terrorized again.” dnain.fo/1xy12oj

Nov 21, 2014

“It’s bad enough that the Taylors lost their son in a terrorist attack. They now are being terrorized again.” dnain.fo/1xy12oj

Nov 21, 2014

Good news: owners of Good Fork opening Korean BBQ & karaoke joint in #Gowanus. Bad news: not ’til next yr: dnain.fo/1AsGnUX @EaterNY

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Gowanus Rezoning Plan Envisions High-Rise Development

dnainfo.com — GOWANUS - Imagine a cleaned-up Gowanus Canal flanked by parks, high-rise affordable housing, a thriving manufacturing zone and an active arts scene. That's the ambitious vision that City Councilman Brad Lander will unveil to the public Monday when he announces the results of his Bridging Gowanus initiative, a 15-month effort to craft a proposal for how Gowanus should develop.
Nov 21, 2014

Learn more about Bridging Gowanus by visiting new website or going to 11/24 meeting w/ @bradlander: dnain.fo/1xy28Aq @prattcenter

Nov 21, 2014

.@bradlander envisions a clean Gowanus Canal flanked by parks and high-rise affordable housing: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @ReporterLeslie

Nov 21, 2014

Will that summer smell be gone?MT @DNAinfo: rezoning plan envisions high-rises along Gowanus. dnain.fo/1vvA0yl pic.twitter.com/7OxPsY8Nkv

Nov 21, 2014

CM Lander’s vision for #Gowanus: strengthen manufacturing, preserve arts, and allow some high-rise development: dnain.fo/1xy28Aq

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De Blasio Says His Wife Will Remain Central to Administration Despite Poll

dnainfo.com — CITY HALL-Mayor Bill de Blasio had a message for New York voters who believe First Lady Chirlane McCray should not be involved in helping to develop city policy: "She's just begun," de Blasio said Thursday at City Hall.

Macy's Propane Mishap Injures Four at State Street Store

dnainfo.com — CHICAGO - Four people were hospitalized Friday morning after a cooking mishap at Macy's on State Street, fire officials said. The Chicago Fire Department said the injuries resulted from the propane problem at the former Marshall Field's flagship at 111 N. State Street. Details to come.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: UPDATE: Propane mishap at Macy's that injured at least four people happened in the lower-level demo kitchen dnain.fo/1BUuJUz

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: UPDATE: Propane mishap at Macy's that injured at least four people happened in the lower-level demo kitchen dnain.fo/1BUuJUz

What's Your Uber Passenger Rating? Drivers Score Low for Drunk, Late Riders

dnainfo.com — LOGAN SQUARE - Ask Rubel Chowdhury if he's had any bad passengers after six months of driving for Uber and he'll probably tell you a particular story. "He was drunk and didn't know his own address.
Nov 21, 2014

Nice humblebrag, @tanveerali "he saw that a DNAinfo Chi reporter with a 5.0 rating requested a ride before accepting" dnain.fo/1vvqjQq

Nov 21, 2014

RT @tanveerali: Chicago's @Uber drivers talked to me about rating passengers (and told me what my rating was too) dnain.fo/11KhEgO

Nov 21, 2014

Chicago's @Uber drivers talked to me about rating passengers (and told me what my rating was too) dnain.fo/11KhEgO

Polo-Playing 'Lady' Felon Wants Child Support From Family of 9/11 Victim

dnainfo.com — MIDTOWN EAST - A polo-playing ex-felon who says England's royal family gave her the title of "lady" is harassing the family of a Wall Street trader who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, claiming he fathered her love child, court papers charge.
Nov 21, 2014

A @fanellijames special: Polo-Playing 'Lady' Felon Wants Child Support From Family of 9/11 Victim dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @DNAinfo

Nov 21, 2014

Polo-playing felon wants child support from family 9/11 victim, claims victim fathered a love child dnain.fo/1zJihSW @fanellijames

Nov 21, 2014

RT @fanellijames: Is she a fraud or a polo-loving American who got the title of lady from royalty and had a lovechild with a 9/11 vic? dnain.fo/1zJihSW

Nov 21, 2014

Is she a fraud or a polo-loving American who got the title of lady from royalty and had a lovechild with a 9/11 vic? dnain.fo/1zJihSW

Angolan Death Metal Documentary Has New York City Premier

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - Angolan death metal is coming to Manhattan. Harlem-based filmmaker Jeremy Xido's documentary "Death Metal Angola," about the metal and hardcore scene in the post-civil war African country, starts a weeklong run at Cinema Village on Friday, with Brooklyn teen metal band Unlocking the Truth to play after Saturday night's showing.

Thief Trailed 88-Year-Old Man for 10 Miles From Casino Before Mugging Him

dnainfo.com — EAST ELMHURST - A determined ex-con followed an 88-year-old man more than 10 miles from the Resorts World Casino before beating him and robbing him of $1,000, according to police. Gregory Hillman, 58, first spotted the victim after he hit it big in the casino in South Ozone Park at 4:10 p.m.
Nov 21, 2014

A determined thief followed an 88-year-old man 10 miles in order to rob him of $1K in Queens dnain.fo/1p61tVa @katie_honan

Nov 21, 2014

From casino to a shuttle bus to the E train to a store to the Q47, this alleged thief really went the distance: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Nov 21, 2014

Robber followed his 88-year-old victim for 10 miles before taking #casino winnings from him dnain.fo/1uJ7BCe @DNAinfo @katie_honan

Nov 21, 2014

A determined thief trailed an 88-year-old man more than 10 miles from Resorts World, mugging him in East Elmhurst: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Nov 21, 2014

A determined thief trailed an 88-year-old man more than 10 miles from Resorts World, mugging him in Jackson Heights: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Cull Canceled After Staten Island Turkeys Find New Home

dnainfo.com — OCEAN BREEZE - The Staten Island turkeys will get a pardon after Thanksgiving this year. Up to 100 turkeys that live on the grounds of the South Beach Psychiatric Center will be collected and relocated to a private farm in Green County, NY, next month, the state's Office of Mental Health said.
Nov 21, 2014

Odd to celebrate the "reprieve" of a handful of turkeys a week before Thanksgiving: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @NMalliotakis: A happy ending for Staten Island's turkeys. In coming weeks they will be relocated to their new home in Greene... fb.me/7ael6L07J

Nov 21, 2014

#StatenIsland turkeys to get an after Thanksgiving pardon. Up to 100 will be relocated to an upstate farm: dnain.fo/1vvAep6 @DNAinfo

'When in Robe' Late Night Sauna Dance Party Has Neighbors Steamed

dnainfo.com — CLINTON HILL - The " When in Robe" spa parties, which combine booze, blow up toys, live DJs and saunas, has neighbors heated - with late night music and hoards of robe-clad party-goers smoking cigarettes and talking loudly outside their windows at all hours.
Nov 20, 2014

Be on the lookout for white-robed, cig-smoking, highly-exfoliated individuals carrying blow-up whales in #ClintonHill dnain.fo/14QA0xN

Nov 20, 2014

Bath robes, blow up toys, saunas, live DJs — THE NEW BROOKLYN dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @jupadhye

Nov 20, 2014

RT @jupadhye: Check out photos of this debaucherous "health spa" dance party that has neighbors heated. dnain.fo/14QA0xN pic.twitter.com/KfMMXNxT7y

Nov 20, 2014

RT @jupadhye: Check out photos of this debaucherous "health spa" dance party that has neighbors heated. dnain.fo/14QA0xN pic.twitter.com/KfMMXNxT7y

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Foreign Language High School Pushed By Parents

dnainfo.com — OLD TOWN - Keith Thomas's fifth grade twins are studying Mandarin Chinese, while some of their classmates at LaSalle Language Academy chose Arabic or Urdu. When it comes time for the twins and their peers to throw their names into the hat that is the Chicago Public Schools high school selection process, those years of language could be tossed out the window, some parents say.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @LaurenWorkingIt: Kudos @dnainfoCHI @paul_biasco for another great community feature: Foreign Language High School Pushed By Parents dnain.fo/1xYKUMt

Nov 21, 2014

Some CPS students take Arabic/Mandarin K-8 and have to drop it once they reach HS. Parents want to change that dnain.fo/1p5NSNs

Nov 21, 2014

Parents at CPS's language academies say there's no path to continue advanced language studies in high school dnain.fo/1p5NSNs

Citi Bike Drove Me Out of Business, West Village Bike Shop Owner Says

dnainfo.com — WEST VILLAGE - A bike shop on Charles Street is closing for good in December, and the owner says Citi Bike is to blame. HUB Bicycles owner George Bliss has been peddling two-wheelers in the West Village for nine years.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @BikeGuard: Bike shop owner & pedicab pioneer says Citi Bike put him out of business dnain.fo/1z3df2q by @danielleiat #CitiBike #b…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @JeffCMays: "They surrounded us w/ those things." @CitibikeNYC Drove Me Out of Biz, W. Village Bike Shop Owner Says dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… @danielleiat

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Wash_cycle: Citi Bike Drove Me Out of Business, West Village Bike Shop Owner Says via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1vsUzM1

Nov 20, 2014

RT @BrooklynSpoke: More places for people to safely park personal bikes would help small businesses like this one. #bikenyc dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

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Man Robs Pizza Deliveryman After Shoving Him Into an Elevator, Police Say

dnainfo.com — EAST VILLAGE - A pizza deliveryman was shoved into an elevator and robbed at the Lillian Wald Houses Tuesday night, police said. The deliveryman, 36, dropped off a pie at an apartment inside the building, located at 40 Avenue D near East Fifth Street, at 7:25 p.m.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @lishaarino: Man Robs Pizza Deliveryman After Shoving Him Into an Elevator, Police Say dnain.fo/1p5MN8B

Nov 21, 2014

Man Robs Pizza Deliveryman After Shoving Him Into an Elevator, Police Say dnain.fo/1p5MN8B

Shared Working Space Comes to East Harlem

dnainfo.com — EAST HARLEM - If you work from home or in coffee shops, there is a new alternative in the neighborhood. TEEM CW, a new shared work space at 1463 Fifth Ave. near East 118th Street, is trying to attract freelancers and small companies from East Harlem.

Bridgeport Diner Shooting Leaves Security Guard Wounded

dnainfo.com — CHICAGO - After shooting a security guard at a Bridgeport diner, robbers grabbed the cash register before fleeing, police said. Around 3:10 a.m., two men - one armed and the other unarmed - entered Kevin's Hamburger Heaven, 554 W. Pershing Road, and tried to rob the 24-hour burger joint, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Nov 21, 2014

Robbers grabbed the cash register after shooting a security guard at Kevin's Hamburger Heaven in Bridgeport Friday dnain.fo/1vvHYrp

Nov 21, 2014

Cops: Security guard at 24-hour #Bridgeport greasy spoon shot in the butt during struggle with robbers dnain.fo/1vvHYrp

Open House Agenda: 3 Apartments to See This Weekend

dnainfo.com — NEW YORK CITY - Price, is of course, paramount when searching for a home. But when perusing open house listings, it's often the eye-catching anchor images that determine whether someone will take the next step and go to an open house. These three listings had photos showing off distinctive features that caught our attention this week.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @DNAinfoQNS: 3 apartments to check out this weekend, including a sunlit 2-bedroom with a working dumbwaiter in Jackson Heights: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

'Fine Dining' Bar to Open in Carroll Gardens

dnainfo.com — CARROLL GARDENS - A neighborhood bar with a "fine dining" feel is opening its doors in Carroll Gardens early next month. "Travel Bar" is named after owner Michael Vacheresse's love of travel and his drink-mixing cases that are perched on the bar's shelves.

Nelson Algren Boosters Ring in 25th Year at Lottie's Pub Saturday Night

dnainfo.com — BUCKTOWN - Furthering the legacy of one of Chicago's most famous yet under-appreciated writers, the Nelson Algren Committee will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding on Saturday. Scheduled for 7-11 p.m. Saturday, the group's "One more look at where it began" celebration will take place at Lottie's Pub at 1925 W.