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The Book Reader: ‘Backstrom’

ny1.com — We are used to seeing books turned into movies, but these days it's a little less common to see them adapted into television series. In late January, Fox debuted "Backstrom," a police procedural set in Portland, Oregon, which was inspired by a series of Swedish mysteries, and it is fascinating to see what gets lost in translation.

FDNY: Electrical Cords to Blame for Chelsea Apartment Building Fire

ny1.com — Firefighters say electrical cords are to blame for a fire at an apartment building in Chelsea Thursday morning. The fire broke out in a second-floor apartment just after 11 a.m. It spread to the third floor before firefighters put it out. Those inside the building were able to get out safely.
Jan 30, 2015

So @NY1 forgot a W in this fire story from my neighborhood. What block, street? ny1ne.ws/i7yPjQ There’s a lot of them.

In The Papers 1/30/15

ny1.com — NY1 VIDEO: Retired "Price is Right" host Bob Barker weighs in on the city's horse carriage ban. Among some of the stories Pat Kiernan looks at "In The Papers" this Friday, January 30, 2015.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @NY1: Bob Barker on the city horse carriage ban. Among some of the stories @patkiernan looks at today #InThePapers ny1ne.ws/3GphF5

Teachers Gear Up to Fight Back Against Cuomo

ny1.com — The teachers' union says Governor Andrew Cuomo is attacking its members and their profession, and on Thursday, the teachers geared up to fight back. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. The teachers' union is acting like an organization under siege.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @NY1: NY1's @LindseyChrist explains why the teachers' union is acting like an organization under siege: ny1ne.ws/1Ypr3v

Bronx Assemblyman Gains Momentum in Bid to Succeed Silver as Assembly Speaker

ny1.com — Carl Heastie of the Bronx is gaining plenty of momentum in his bid to become the next speaker of the state Assembly. Before throwing his annual winter party for his fellow Bronx Democrats, Heastie spoke exclusively to statehouse reporter Zack Fink.
Jan 30, 2015

Heastie on talking to the media: "I think I'm going to have to, unfortunately" ny1.com/nyc/all-boroug…

Ice Skating a Cool Way to Stay Fit

ny1.com — Over the next month NY1 is taking a look at ways to keep kids healthy and fit. For some, staying in shape means hitting the ice for skating. NY1's Roger Clark visited Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers where the ice is hopping bright and early.

NY1 Online: Queens Assemblywoman Talks Speaker Candidacy

ny1.com — The New York Times Close Up with Liz Robbins on the developmentally challenged, Sat. 10 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. *On Stage Across America featuring an interview with Sting and a look at "Constellations," on LOD channel 1020.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @InsideCityHall: Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan joined Errol Louis to discuss her candidacy for Assembly speaker: ny1ne.ws/etLMYc pic.twitter.com/nWlloeyJRX

Preventing Tax-Related Identity Theft

ny1.com — When preparing to file your taxes this year, there are some steps you can take to make sure your identity and your tax refund are safe from thieves. Time Warner Cable News' Tara Lynn Wagner filed this report.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @TaraLynnWagner: It's #TaxIDTheft Awareness Week. On @NY1, @ellenstark of @MONEY has tips to protect yourself, your SSN and your $$! bit.ly/1wENZgq

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NY1: Protect yourself from tax-related ID theft with these tips from @TaraLynnWagner & @EllenStark ny1ne.ws/dbSs8q http://t.co/x…

Jan 29, 2015

It's #TaxIDTheft Awareness Week. On @NY1, @ellenstark of @MONEY has tips to protect yourself, your SSN and your $$! bit.ly/1wENZgq

Morelle Set to Fill Sheldon Silver's Shoes

ny1.com — Assemblyman Joseph Morelle is poised to fill Sheldon Silver's shoes, at least temporarily, and if he wins the job on a permanent basis, he'd be the first upstate Democrat to serve as speaker of the state Assembly in more a century. NY1's Bobby Cuza takes a closer look at the Rochester-area lawmaker.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @bcuza: Not so fast, Heastie? Joe Morelle says "many colleagues in New York City" are supporting him for Speaker. ny1ne.ws/SejGEg

Jan 29, 2015

RT @bcuza: Not so fast, Heastie? Joe Morelle says "many colleagues in New York City" are supporting him for Speaker. ny1ne.ws/SejGEg

CUNY Graduate Center Asks Professors to Stop Using Gender-Specific Titles to Address Students

ny1.com — The CUNY Graduate Center has asked professors to stop using gender-specific salutations to address students. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. No more Mrs or Miss. No more Mr. Even no more Ms. Starting this month, professors at the CUNY Graduate Center have been asked to refer to their students by name only and not use titles that relate to gender.
Jan 29, 2015

balanced @LindseyChrist segment on the CUNY salutation policy: ny1ne.ws/ECw73d

Dean Meminger - Criminal Justice Reporter

ny1.com — Dean Meminger is one of the city's most recognized reporters on the street with 20 years of experience covering news in New York City on TV and radio. In April 2011, he was named NY1's Criminal Justice Reporter.

Volunteer Ambulance Corps Set to Shut Down Following Building Collapse

Jan 29, 2015

Volunteer Ambulance Corps Set to Shut Down Following Building Collapse - ny1.com/nyc/queens/new… via @ny1

Queens Students Put Robots to Test

Jan 29, 2015

Queens Students Put Robots to Test in Borough-Wide Competition - ny1.com/nyc/queens/new… via @ny1 cc: @nycfirst #OMGrobots

Israeli President Visits NYC

ny1.com — The Israeli president visited New York Monday, meeting Mayor Bill de Blasio, holding an event in the Bronx and speaking before the United Nations. NY1's Josh Robin filed the following report. The Israeli presidency is a largely ceremonial post. Still, Reuven Rivlin's presence carries a prized symbolism.

DUMBO Arts Festival Organizers Say They're Scrapping the Event

Jan 28, 2015

What are we supposed to do after Atlantic Antic now? MT @NY1 Organizers of DUMBO Arts Festival say it won't return bit.ly/1yzFRhU

Assemblyman Agrees to Pay $9,000 Fine for Ethics Violations

ny1.com — A state assemblyman has agreed to pay a $9,000 fine to the city Conflicts of Interest Board for ethics violations. Erik Dilan, a Brooklyn Democrat, admitted that when he was a City Councilman, he voted three times to give tax breaks to a developer who was his landlord.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @InsideCityHall: Assemblyman Erik Dilan has agreed to pay a $9,000 fine to the city Conflicts of Interest Board for ethics violations: ny1ne.ws/4C8Nse

Frosty Relationship Between Mayor and Governor on Display During Storm

ny1.com — Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have never had a close relationship, and the storm only made it frostier. NY1's Grace Rauh filed this report. With a blizzard threatening to blanket the five boroughs this week, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have spoken to New Yorkers with one voice.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @NY1: Relationship between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio gets frostier with the #snow storm. WATCH: ny1ne.ws/KG28wP http://t.co/25aNdXJ5if

Jan 28, 2015

RT @NY1: Relationship between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio gets frostier with the #snow storm. WATCH: ny1ne.ws/KG28wP pic.twitter.com/25aNdXJ5if

Prospect Park Visitors Find Way to Enjoy Snow Day Despite Lower-Than-Expected Totals

ny1.com — NY1 VIDEO: The Blizzard of 2015 never came, leaving more than a few in Prospect Park upset on Tuesday, but nevertheless, folks found a way to enjoy the snow day. NY1's Mahsa Saeidi filed this report.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @MahsaWho: Here's a link to the @NY1 story I shot on my iPhone yesterday! So fun! ❄️⛄️watch: ny1.com/nyc/brooklyn/n…

NY1 Online: Wise Guys Weigh In on Silver's Fight to Keep Job as Speaker

ny1.com — NY1 VIDEO: Errol Louis talked about Sheldon Silver's fight to keep his job as Speaker and more with the NY1 Wise Guys: former Rep. Anthony Weiner and guest Wise Guys, former Assembly Speaker Mel Miller and former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @InsideCityHall: The #NY1WiseGuys weighed in on Sheldon Silver's future as Assembly speaker: ny1ne.ws/ZnetD7 http://t.co/IioHrJ8FsD