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Chirlane McCray Appoints New Chief of Staff, Deputy to Replace Noerdlinger

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - The executive director of Gracie Mansion has been chosen as First Lady Chirlane McCray' s new chief of staff a month after the embattled Rachel Noerdlinger stepped down. Roxanne John, who joined the administration in September, will assume her new job while continuing her Gracie Mansion work.
Dec 19, 2014

#UPDATE: .@Chirlane picks new chief of staff Roxanne John and deputy, Jackie Bray dnain.fo/1wL7QPi @DNAinfo via @fractenberg

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Cuba Decision Gives Fraunces Tavern Bombing Victim's Son Hope for Justice

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - For Joseph Connor, whose father was killed in the terror bombing of Fraunces Tavern 40 years ago, President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba gave him hope that there could finally be justice for his dad.
Dec 19, 2014

Cuba Decision Gives Fraunces Tavern Bombing Victim's Son Hope for Justice via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1wL92Cq

Dec 19, 2014

RT @weiss_murray: @SDNYnews Will most wanted NYC terrorist be extradited from Cuba now? A victim's son hopes so after 40 years. dnain.fo/1v8T54B

Dec 19, 2014

@NewYorkFBI Will most wanted NYC terrorist be extradited from Cuba now? A victim's son hopes so after 40 years. dnain.fo/1v8T54B

Dec 19, 2014

RT @weiss_murray: .@NYPD Will most wanted NYC terrorist be extradited from Cuba now? A victim's son hopes so after 40 years. dnain.fo/1v8T54B

Dec 19, 2014

RT @weiss_murray: @SDNYnews Will most wanted NYC terrorist be extradited from Cuba now? A victim's son hopes so after 40 years. dnain.fo/1v8T54B

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Metropolitan Avenue Turns into 'Michelin Road' With Fine Dining Restaurants

dnainfo.com — QUEENS - For decades Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills was full of old-fashioned mom-and-pop stores, where locals would shop for anything from used furniture and floor tiles to wheelchairs and auto parts.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @DNAinfoQNS: Wafa's, Danny Brown, Eddie's: See why this Queens street is dubbed "Michelin Road." dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… pic.twitter.com/TFZZ2uTTKz

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What Happened in New York This Week: 10 Stories You Need to Read

dnainfo.com — MIDTOWN - This week in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed a JetBlue flight, Brooklyn hip-hop star Bobby Shmurda was one of more than a dozen people arrested in a guns and narcotics investigation and police canceled their holiday parties because of the ongoing Eric Garner protests.

WBEZ Producer's Comedy Show Flips the Script on Chicago Politics For Laughs

dnainfo.com — BUCKTOWN - There are a lot of reasons I like Justin Kauffman. I have more hair than he does, for one thing. But I respect him because the guy's a double threat - something of a bi-polar news junkie.

Landlord Refuses to Move Man With PTSD and AIDS to Quieter Studio: Lawsuit

dnainfo.com — HELL'S KITCHEN - An affordable housing landlord refused to move a resident with AIDS and post-traumatic stress disorder to a quieter apartment despite threats to his health, according to a lawsuit filed by the state. In the suit, filed Dec.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @danielleiat: landlord disclosed illiterate tenant’s HIV status to neighbors, NYS dept of human rights says: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @RosaGoldensohn

Dec 19, 2014

landlord disclosed illiterate tenant’s HIV status to neighbors, NYS dept of human rights says: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @RosaGoldensohn

Dec 19, 2014

RT @katie_honan: Affordable housing landlord refuses to move man with AIDS and PTSD to a quieter studio: lawsuit. dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… @RosaGoldensohn

Dec 19, 2014

Affordable housing landlord refuses to move man with AIDS and PTSD to a quieter studio: lawsuit. dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… @RosaGoldensohn

Dec 19, 2014

.@rosagoldensohn, continuing to kill it @dnainfo: Landlord refuses to move man with PTSD, AIDS to quieter studio dnain.fo/1JfFQIR

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RECIPES: Spiked Warm Drinks Will Elevate Your Holiday Party

dnainfo.com — NEW YORK CITY - If you're looking to liven up your holiday party's drink options but don't want to go as far as city mixologists by making cocktails with chili oil or spruce needles, try serving a warm spiked drink.
Dec 19, 2014

Some warm fancy drink ideas for your winter cocktail party, courtesy of the perfectly-named @efrost1: dnainfo.com/new-york/20141… via @DNAinfo

Dec 19, 2014

RT @efrost1: Hot-buttered rum: the drinking woman's bulletproof. dnain.fo/1C8dnTe Drink recipes for your Friday. @DNAinfo

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These 2 Million Worms on the South Side Could Save the Planet, Owner Says

dnainfo.com — BACK OF THE YARDS - From inside a funky-smelling semitrailer wash bay, Ed Hubbard evangelizes the power of the humble earthworm - those slimy, slithering wonders capable of chomping away at food waste. "We didn't know how much a problem waste is.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @bycaseycora: Worms! Ed Hubbard & his 2 million co-workers @NLRWorms have big plans for #Chicago food waste. dnain.fo/1sO2dAo http…

Dec 19, 2014

Can a bunch of worms save the world? This Back of the Yards recycler thinks so dnain.fo/13kA6wm

No White Christmas for New York, Forecasters Say

dnainfo.com — MIDTOWN - If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, best not wake up. Far from the traditional frosty image, Christmas Day is going to be sunny with balmy temperatures of 46 degrees - 15 degrees higher than last year, according to Accuweather.com.
Dec 19, 2014

everybody blame @tkapp20 RT @DNAinfo: Sorry, guys. We're probably not going to have a white Christmas. dnain.fo/1x534y3

Dec 19, 2014

Dangit RT @DNAinfo: Sorry, guys. We're probably not going to have a white Christmas. bit.ly/1v8job4

6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

dnainfo.com — Friday, December 19 After three years of renovations, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum - the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to design - has finally reopened. The museum's home, the Carnegie Mansion, located on New York City's Museum Mile, was home to steel baron Andrew Carnegie and his family.

Parents to Flood 311 With Street Safety Demands After Student Killed by Car

dnainfo.com — KENSINGTON - Parents from two Brooklyn schools plan to flood 311 with complaints about unsafe streets on Friday because they're fed up with the city's lack of action on the issue, PTA leaders say. Parents at P.S. 230 and P.S.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @buttermilk1: Parents fed up with unsafe NYC streets & deaths of students are planning "to flood 311 with complaints” today. http://t.co…

Dec 19, 2014

Schools Flood 311 w/ Street Safety Demands: ‘Parents have been ignored…We need to become more aggressive' dnain.fo/1Cc1qt8 @transalt

Vintage Menswear Shop Opens in Red Hook With Military and Classic Styles

dnainfo.com — RED HOOK - A vintage menswear shop is making a statement in Red Hook with military fashion, outdoor gear and dapper coats. Wooden Sleepers, a shop at 416 Van Brunt St. that opened last month, is catering to men's fashion needs with a "carefully curated collection of men's vintage," said founder and owner Brian Davis.
Dec 19, 2014

MT @DNAinfo: Red Hook has a new vintage menswear shop that focuses on vintage &outdoor gear: dnain.fo/1v0k9lr pic.twitter.com/3gHRbMvFI5

Dec 19, 2014

RT @DNAinfo: Red Hook has a new vintage menswear shop that focuses on military vintage and outdoor gear: dnain.fo/1v0k9lr pic.twitter.com/TiBiDCwEoV

Dec 19, 2014

@menstyletoday Vintage Menswear Shop Opens in Red Hook With Military and Classic Styles via @Dnainfo dnain.fo/1v0k9lr

As Leo Faces Brother Rice, Fathers and Sons on Different Sides of the Gym

dnainfo.com — MOUNT GREENWOOD - The rivalry between Brother Rice High School and Leo High School often divides families. It's common for graduates of Brother Rice, at 10001 S. Pulaski Road in Mount Greenwood, to have fathers, uncles and grandfathers who attended Leo, at 7901 S. Sangamon St.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @DNAinfoCHI: The rivalry between Brother Rice and Leo high schools on the South Side goes way, way back dnain.fo/1AB0HRb pic.twitter.com/imMnmUvAHE

Dec 19, 2014

Went to a Rice-Leo game a few years ago. Saw like 10 Rice friends — and all our Leo dads dnain.fo/1AB0HRb pic.twitter.com/a0y6vQdViW

Bobby Shmurda's GS9 Crew Charged in 24 Shootings, 1 Murder: Investigators

dnainfo.com — CIVIC CENTER - Rappers Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel and 13 other members an East Flatbush street gang were indicted Thursday in connection to dozens of shootings, including the 2013 murder of a rival gang member, and operating a drug and gun ring, prosecutors said.
Dec 19, 2014

.@BobbyShmurdaGS9’s crew by the #s: 24 shootings, 1 murder, 21 weapons, $2 million bail dnain.fo/1x3Kc2y @DNAinfo via @fractenberg

Dec 19, 2014

Member of #BobbyShmurda's crew played Barclay’s Center hours after a shooting involving a rival gang, DA says: dnain.fo/1x3Kc2y

Brooklyn Dollar Vans Offer Free Rides This Saturday

dnainfo.com — CROWN HEIGHTS - There's no such thing as a free ride - except for lucky dollar van riders in Brooklyn this weekend. On Saturday, two van companies, Blackstreet Van Line and Royal Rose, will offer complimentary rides to anyone they pick up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open House Agenda: 3 Apartments to See This Weekend

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - While buyers can certainly get more for their money with apartments and houses in the outer boroughs - though that's no longer the case in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods - there remain great deals to be had in Manhattan. Here are three that caught our eye this week with open houses on Sunday.

Neighbors on Edge Over Heavy Security for Proposed Marijuana Dispensary

dnainfo.com — WEST RIDGE - The security plan for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary includes armed guards, inch-thick armored plating, a plethora of cameras and facial recognition for patients. And the proposed heightened security at the strip-mall storefront has some residents on edge. "The location of this is not great," resident Estlin Feigley said.
Dec 19, 2014

Why does a medical marijuana dispensary need steel armored plating and armed guards? dnainfo.com/chicago/201412…

Dec 19, 2014

Armed guards, facial recognition technology, armored walls — is this too much security for marijuana dispensaries? dnain.fo/16zb8vi

Woman in Custody For Assaulting Officers During Brooklyn Bridge Protest

dnainfo.com — MANHATTAN - A Crown Heights woman is being questioned over the attack that left one NYPD lieutenant with a broken nose during an Eric Garner protest o n the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. Officers executed a search warrant at the woman's apartment Friday morning and found evidence that may link her to the attack, sources said.

'Pot Baron' Asks City Officials to Allow Her to Open Jeff Park Dispensary

dnainfo.com — JEFFERSON PARK - A woman dubbed a "pot baron" told city officials Friday the medical marijuana dispensary she wants to open near Lawrence and Milwaukee avenues would benefit the community. Euflora Health Center, which is owned by Jamie Perino , has asked city officials for a special-use permit to open a dispensary at 4760½ N.
Dec 19, 2014

UPDATED: Proposal from 'Pot Baron' to open Jeff Park dispensary approved by city officials dnain.fo/13IOlfu @DNAinfoCHI