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City Awards $17 Million to Wrongfully Imprisoned Brothers

Jan 13, 15 City Awards $17 Million to Wrongfully Imprisoned Brothers

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Robert Hill, Alvena Jennette and Darryl Austin, all half-brothers, will receive $17 million as compensation for spending 60 years in prison between the three men. Their convictions for murder, all made during the crime-laden 1980s, were overturned in May by State Supreme Court Justice Neil J. Firetog. All three cases involved the...

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Angry Police Issuing Tickets and Making Arrests at Reduced Rate

Jan 04, 15 Angry Police Issuing Tickets and Making Arrests at Reduced Rate

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The issuance of summonses and certain types of arrests have drastically fallen in the aftermath of the assassination of officers Ramos and Liu last week. Only one ticket was given in the two precincts most affected by the murders, for a quality of life infraction. That ticket was issued in the 84th precinct, the district where the...

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Thousands Pay Last Respects to Murdered Police Officer

Dec 28, 14 Thousands Pay Last Respects to Murdered Police Officer

Posted by in All, New York

On Saturday thousands of mourners came to pay their last respects to Rafael Ramos, one of last week’s two murdered NYPD police officers. The funeral took place at the Christ Tabernacle Church for the 40-year-old married father of two. Ramos was assassinated along with his partner, Wenjian Liu, 32, while they were sitting in their...

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Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

Dec 24, 14 Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

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In early December of this year a group of 70 people came together to talk about finding ways to create a community of healing and mutual support. The venue was a kick-off event for the Hilltop Cares Foundation, chaired by Marjorie Kaufman. In attendance were alumni, parents, school administrators and students of the Horace Mann...

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Landmark Brooklyn Bank Building Now for Sale

Dec 21, 14 Landmark Brooklyn Bank Building Now for Sale

Posted by in All, Real Estate

The stately neo-Roman former Dime Savings Bank of New York building is about to make its debut on the real estate market, offering up some wonderful fantasies about what that space can become. Owned by JPMorgan Chase, some say the building could sell for as much as, or even more than $100 million. Situated at 9 DeKalb Avenue, the...

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Premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Dec 20, 14 Premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Posted by in Art, Entertainment

Movie buffs out there will be excited to know that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered.  Directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Bovens and Guillermo del Toro, it’s the third and final installment of the three-part film. The film adaptation comes from the widely popular book...

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Gift Idea: CD Shir by Shlomo Rechnitz

Chanukah is here and for New Yorkers out there looking for a unique last minute gift, this might be just the thing. Well known Los Angeles philanthropist Shlomo Rechnitz is clearly talented outside of his business ventures, and has recently created a new CD entitled “Shir.” The songs were composed by Shlomo Rechnitz and include 18...

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Celebrities to Attend Super Pet Adoption Event

Dec 14, 14 Celebrities to Attend Super Pet Adoption Event

Posted by in All, New York

Beginning on Friday, December 12 and continuing on until Sunday, December 14, New York’s Best Friends Animal Society will be holding the first event of its kind in the city, the New York City Super Adoption event. The Animal Society is bringing together over 800 dogs, cats and rabbits for people to choose from to bring home and...

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