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Harlem boosts in homes and biz help put it on the map

Harlem has become one of Manhattan's hottest neighborhoods.

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Quietly, Harlem has become one of Manhattan's hottest neighborhoods.

Rent prices for Harlem apartments have gone up over the last year as home hunters found an abundance of inventory going for relatively reasonable rates, real estate experts said.

The nabe's popularity is furthered by an onslaught of new stores and restaurants as well as its uniqueness and history, according to residents,...

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Cause of death for celeb fashion designer inconclusive for now

Fashion designer Michele Savoia

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The autopsy of celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia, whose body was found in the Hudson River on Sunday afternoon, was ruled inconclusive by the city medical examiner.

Further tests, including toxicology analysis, will be performed to determine what led to the death of Savoia, 55, who was last seen around 4 a.m. Thursday leaving trendy Chelsea night club Marquee, said a spokeswoman for...

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No more! City to get hit with more snow Tuesday

A man walks through the snow on February

(Credit: A man walks through the snow on Feb. 13, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Spencer Platt/Getty))

The city is bracing for more rough winter weather, with two to four inches of snowfall expected today.

The National Weather Service predicted the snowfall to start between 3 and 5 a.m. It was likely to become a rain-snow mix by late morning, winding down completely in the afternoon.

"It looks like it will impact the morning commute," said Joey Picca, a meteorologist for the National...

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NYC running group to support Russia's LGBT community

A member of the Front Runners club displays

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Forget marathons — these New Yorkers are running all the way to Moscow, sort of.

Since Jan. 25, Front Runners New York, an LGBT running group, has been hitting the streets to support those in Russia who are coping with anti-gay laws and violence.

Timed to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Front Runners’ original plan was to collectively run 4,664 miles, the distance between...

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Police seek suspects in robbery, assault

Photograph of suspects in the robbery of a

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The NYPD Monday released surveillance video of four teens accused of robbing a 74-year-old man in Brownsville and sending him to the hospital.

The victim was attacked near his apartment in the Van Wycks Houses on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. He was hit in the back of the head with an unknown object andhis wallet, containing $150 and credit cards, was stolen. The surveillance video shows the four...

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New Yorkers are burning for legal weed

A majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana.

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New Yorkers say it is high time for the state to legalize medical marijuana and personal possession of weed, according to a poll released Monday.

A Quinnipiac University poll said 88% of New York state voters want medical marijuana legal and 57% support adults being allowed to possess a small amount of weed for recreational use.

"Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters,...

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Bode Miller defends interviewer over questions about late brother

Bode Miller at the Winter Olympics on February

(Credit: Bode Miller at the Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. (Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein))

Winning an Olympic medal is an emotional experience no matter what - but for American alpine racer Bode Miller, who took home the bronze for men's super-G yesterday, the victory was overshadowed by an even more emotional interview.

In a post-race exchange, NBC's Christin Cooper moved Miller to tears with questions about his brother, snowboarder Chelone Miller, who died last April at age 29...

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Shuttle service to help Greenpoint ferry riders

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

(Credit: The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lindsay Lief/Twitter))

East River Ferry riders in Greenpoint whose nearby landing collapsed during last Thursday's snowstorm will still be able to ride the waves thanks to a ride on a shuttle bus.

The free service will bring Greenpoint residents from the East River Ferry stop at India Street to the N. 6th Street stop in Williamsburg, starting Tuesday, for at least two weeks, the New York City Economic Development...

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Body found in Hudson River believed to be that of missing fashion designer

Fashion designer Michele Savoia.

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A body found in the Hudson River by the NYPD scuba team is believed to be that of the missing celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia.

Savoia, 55, who lived on a yacht moored in the river near Pier 59, had been missing since 3:54 a.m. Thursday, when he was last seen leaving the trendy 10th Ave. Marquee nightclub in Chelsea.

The scuba divers, working in frigid conditions, found the...

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Simon Cowell: Baby Eric makes me feel 'love and pride'

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Simon Cowell is a proud dad of a baby “Idol.”

The British “X-Factor” creator and girlfriend  Lauren Silverman, 36, gave birth to baby Eric on Valentine's Day at Lenox Hill Hospital.

“I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.” Cowell, 54, tweeted Sunday with a photo of him holding his sleeping infant to his chest.

He also tweeted a family photo that included Lauren...

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