Helicopter makes emergency landing in Hudson River

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UPDATED 6:29 P.M.: A family of four and a pilot in a tour helicopter escaped injury during an emergency landing in the Hudson River Sunday morning, according to authorities.

The helicopter went down at 11:58 a.m. -- 12 minutes after it took off -- at West 79th Street, according to the NYPD.

The Bell 206 helicopter, which belonged to the New York Helicopter charter sightseeing company,...

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'Condition' your pad for the summer

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It is officially hot out, and New Yorkers are looking for ways to cool down their cramped walk-ups.

When fans just won’t cut it, how do you decide which air conditioning unit is right for you?

“In New York City, every company … if you look at their box, they have some kind of chart that says if the room is this [big], you need this many Btu’s,” said Ranjit Singh, president of Long Island...

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Here's how to be safe in the sun

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It’s so easy to throw caution to the wind and hit the beach or pool without thinking about much except bringing your swimsuit, and maybe a towel. But taking care of your skin is important, and skin cancer is a real threat.

According to Dr. Marina Peredo, protecting your skin from cancer risks starting at a young age is one of the best preventive measures.

“If people get bad blisters...

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8 shot outside Brooklyn party

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Police are investigating a shooting at an East Flatbush party around 1 a.m. Sunday that injured at least eight people.

NYPD said four men and four women between the ages of 18 and 43 were hospitalized with gun wounds after the shooting in a yard of a residence on East 52nd Street and Clarendon Road. The number of victims could rise as the investigation progresses, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

There...

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Summer Cooldown: Where to swim and relax outside

Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn.

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School is out, the grills are hot and you are, too. It’s summer in the city! Luckily, we’re here to give you all the details on where to cool down while also enjoying the season, from pools to parks to beaches:

BEACHES Sandy Hook N.J. Route 36 and Ocean Avenue; sandy-hook.com Via the 35-minute Seastreak ferry ride (1-800-BOATRIDE), this seven-mile beach is an ocean lover’s dream. It hooks...

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NYC Pride 2013: Revelers cheer historic week

Marchers walk down 5th Avenue during the 2013

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The LGBT community has always come out in large numbers for the city’s annual pride parade, but with this week’s historic Supreme Court decision that gave them more rights, this year’s celebration was more akin to a victory jubilation.

Tens of thousands of revelers from all over the world packed Fifth Avenue and Greenwich Village to show off their pride and rejoice in the community’s new rights.

Janice...

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Column: Is the Apple and Samsung ‘slump’ good for competitors?

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For the first time in two months, Apple’s stock price dipped below the $400 mark this week, following some worrying sentiments about iPhone 5 from tech analysts.  

Oppenheimer’s Ittai Kidron lowered his quarterly earnings estimates for Apple to $35 billion in revenue from $36 billion, saying that “our checks [are] already showing signs of delayed iPhone 5 purchases.”

Jefferies also...

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Feelin' like a big hot mess? Here's where to chillax

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It really is the humidity.

Thirty New York City residents died from heat-related deaths in 2011 (the last year for which numbers were available), according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

At least some of those deaths were aggravated by the typically high humidity that afflicts NYC when the mercury soars. When both temps and humidity are high, the body can't cool...

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Avalanche take MacKinnon first in draft

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As expected, the Avalanche selected Nathan MacKinnon with the first overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft on Sunday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

MacKinnon, a fast center playing for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was projected to go No. 1 overall through the pre-draft process. He will turn 18 on Sept. 1....

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon chats with the heads of (RED) charity and The Moth storytelling series

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Do you remember waiting for your parent to tell you a familiar story, or do you blush when a loved one tells a story about what you’ve done in the past that you may not want to remember? Deborah Dugan, below, is the CEO of (RED) and is also on the board of The Moth, a storytelling series. (RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver and engages businesses and people in the fight against...

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