Hammer accuses cop of racially profiling him during arrest

MC Hammer

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MC Hammer took to Twitter in outrage over his arrest in Dublin., Calif., on Thursday.

Cops arrested the '90s hip-hop star for allegedly driving with expired registration and in a car that wasn't registered to him, a spokesman for the local police department said.

Hammer, who was released on bail, says he was a victim of harassment by a police officer....

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Scam calls are getting through N.Y.'s ban registry

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A rash of unwanted and deceptive robocalls to New Yorkers already on the Do Not Call Registry has resulted in a flood of frustration as fraudsters devise ever new ways to elude the law.

The scam artists are so clever "we can't find them," said Assemb. Linda Rosenthal (D-Upper West Side).

Some of the calls appear to be coming from outside the U.S. and from entities that are...

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Q&A: Craig Mayes, head of NYC Rescue Mission, on how to help the homeless

Craig Mayes, head of the NYC Rescue Mission

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Craig Mayes, PhD, 57, is the executive director of the New York City Rescue Mission. He lives with his wife, Chris, who is a pastor, in Gramercy Park.

What would you most like to see changed in NYC?

Could the mayor and the City Council please raise the temperature in the winter? We have 50,000 homeless people in NYC and it's too cold for them! But really, I wish that both the private...

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The co-op squeeze: Soaring maintenance fees pushing some owners out

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Spiraling maintenance fees at co-ops are becoming a major headache for some owners - driving some of them to cheaper pastures.

Annual maintenance fees per room on the East Side rose from an average of $3,457 to $5,606 from 2001 to 2011, according to the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums. On the West Side, fees jumped from an average of $2,784 to $4,671 per room over the same...

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Stray bullet being eyed in death of an elderly Bushwick man


Police are investigating the possibility that a stray bullet may have killed a 79-year-old Bushwick man in his apartment.

James Jackson was found unconscious by his live-in girlfriend in his Gates Avenue home about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, according to an NYPD source.

Jackson, who had a gunshot wound in the neck, was immediately taken by ambulance to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced...

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Woman slashed by boyfriend with cleaver in Chinatown domestic dispute: Cops


A 23-year-old woman was in serious condition Sunday after her boyfriend viciously attacked her with a cleaver in broad daylight on a Chinatown street, officials said.

Police say firefighters who were at a nearby firehouse saw the 28-year-old suspect drag the victim by her hair near Canal Street and Allen Street around 10:20 a.m. and start hacking her. The firefighters restrained the man before...

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Barry Manilow sets off Fanilow frenzy in NYC


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Those Fanilows sure are feisty!

Barry Manilow’s loyal fans were out in full force on a recent night at the restaurant TAO, where the legendary 69-year-old singer dined after performing nearby in “Manilow on Broadway.”

“Several groups of women were beside themselves trying to get to the table for photos and autographs,” a witness at the midtown hotspot told us. “TAO management...

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Uptown A train stations to close for FASTRACK this week

Fastrack work on the A line. (MTA/Patrick Cashin)

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The MTA will be shutting down the A train service at Washington Heights and Inwood stops for four nights this week as part of the FASTRACK repair program.

There will be no trains between 207 Street and 168 Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. Straphangers can take the No. 1 train or the M4 bus as an alternative.

During those hours, crews will be repairing tracks and signals....

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Two straphangers struck by oncoming trains over the weekend


Two more people were hit, one fatally, by subways over the weekend.

Sunday morning, a man was killed after jumping in front of an E train at the 23rd Street station, marking the fifth time in seven days someone was hit by a train.

Around 9:43 p.m. on Saturday, a man stumbled onto the tracks at the 161st Street D station when a southbound train came in, police said.

The train severed...

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Here's our Oscar night guide: Predictions, parties, food and more


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We pick who will/should win

After all the pricey campaigning, the hours spent sitting through lesser awards shows and the endless speculation about Ben Affleck's directing snub, Hollywood's biggest night has finally arrived.

Period pieces are the story at the 85th Academy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday. The Oscars are headlined by a Best Picture race that has come down to...

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