Man, 73, killed by private snow backhoe: Cops


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A man was killed Monday in Brighton Beach when he was struck by a private snow-clearing vehicle, police said.

Stanislav Chernyshov, 73, was crossing the street at Oceana Terrace around 11:54 a.m. when a backhoe that was pushing snow reversed and hit him, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 33-year-old operator of the backhoe...

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Bill O'Reilly grills prez in live interview


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President Barack Obama got defensive in his live interview with Bill O'Reilly yesterday as the Fox News anchor asked about some of his administration's failures, including terrorist attacks at the American embassy in Benghazi, which took place more than 16 months ago, and the launch of healthcare.gov.

"I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next plan," the president said....

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Woody Allen to address sex abuse allegations: Rep

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Woody Allen will be responding to recent allegations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, his representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

The rep told that website that Allen will be addressing the claims Dylan Farrow, 28, made in a New York Times op-ed piece regarding her alleged abuse by the director when she was 7 years old.

"Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue...

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Seinfeld drops hints about secret filmed project

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Jerry Seinfeld gave some more tidbits Thursday about the mysterious project that he's working on with his iconic sitcom's alumni.

The 59-year-old comedian appeared on WFAN's Boomer & Carton show to talk about the Super Bowl, but he was pressed to dish out more information about the filming that took place at Tom's Restaurant on the Upper West Side with Jason Alexander.

Seinfeld was...

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De Blasio joins Bloomberg's gun control coalition

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Mayor Bill de Blasio followed in his predecessor's footsteps Thursday by joining the Mayors against Illegal Guns coalition.

De Blasio said he agreed with the work done by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group over the years and promised to help push the federal government to create stricter gun restriction legislation.

"We are going to force this issue on the national stage to protect...

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Super Bowl Boulevard kicks off with huge crowds, stars, shows

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The energy generated by fans who packed Super Bowl Boulevard's inaugural day countered the bone-chilling cold temperatures yesterday.

Thousands lined up for free events along Broadway between West 34th and 47th streets, ranging from concerts and autograph sessions with NFL greats to obstacle courses and video games.

For fans young and old, the celebrations for Sunday's game between the...

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Apollo Theater announces funding campaign for future shows

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The Apollo Theater announced Wednesday a new initiative to take its legacy to the next level.

The theater, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, launched its 21st Century Apollo Campaign to raise $20 million to fund future artists, programs and shows that will be featured at the iconic 125th Street venue.

"We are so proud to continue expanding the work on our stages," said executive...

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New York State leads nation with domestic migration: Study


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New York State leads the nation when it came to losing residents, a new report finds.

Between July 2012 and July 2013, the state saw a net domestic migration of 104,470 residents while several states like Florida, North Carolina and Texas saw hundreds of thousands of newcomers during the same period, according to the report by nonprofit think-tank The Empire Center.

Although the study...

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NYU student found dead in dorm courtyard after apparent fall


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An NYU student was found dead in the courtyard of his dorm early Monday, university officials said.

Although the NYPD was still conducting its investigation, a spokesman for the school said it appears the freshman fell into the courtyard of the Third Avenue North dorm at 75 Third Avenue. His body was discovered around 3:20 a.m.

"Police and the university are looking into events preceding...

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Super Bowl Week kicks off in New York

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Whether Mother Nature interferes or not, the Big Apple is ready for some football.

This week, the NFL and the city will kick off the countdown to Sunday’s Super Bowl — being held for the first time in the New York City area, at MetLife Stadium — with a wide array of events, games and promotions throughout Manhattan.

Although the big festivities don’t start until Wednesday, the city began...

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