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Central Park advocates battle skyscrapers over shadows

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(Credit: Central Park advocates say new skyscrapers hurt its quality of life. (Warren St. John))

A couple of new skyscrapers have already cast huge shadows on Central Park, and the greenspace's advocates say they are worried that this vertical trend will drive people away.

Hundreds packed a meeting held by Manhattan's Community Board 5 on Wednesday night to speak out against the developers of One57, which is set to be the tallest residential building in the city at 75 floors when it opens...

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Justin Timberlake cancels MSG gig at eleventh hour over illness

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An ailing Justin Timberlake had to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden less than three hours before he was supposed to take the stage last night.

Timberlake, who rescheduled the show for Friday, apologized on Twitter.

"There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday," Timberlake tweeted. "I am truly sorry to everyone that...

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4 World Trade Center to host charity run up race

One World Trade Center stands with 4 World

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Runners looking to test their vertical limits can set their sights on 4 World Trade Center.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation began enrollment Tuesday for a charity stair race up the 72-story skyscraper on April 3.

Interested applicants can chose to run to the 72nd or 54th Floor or opt for the virtual climb and take the elevator to the top of the building that opened in November.

Runners...

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Westchester photographer reported missing in Mexico

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A Westchester family is asking the public to help find their missing kin who was lost while traveling through Mexico last month.

Harry Devert, 32, was a month into his motorcycle trip through Mexico when he disappeared on Jan. 25, according to his mother, Ann.

Devert is a photographer and planning to write a book about his travels from New York to the edge of South America and seemed...

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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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Al Roker bashes mayor's school decision on Twitter

Al Roker hosts NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's

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Al Roker was anything but sunny when it came to Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to keep schools open during the nor'easter Thursday.

The "Today" show weatherman, who is at the Sochi Olympics for NBC, showed his fury against hizzoner on Twitter, criticizing him for his decision not to close schools because of earlier weather predictions.

Roker, whose children attend public schools, argued...

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Pregnant mother dies, baby saved following accident with snow plow

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A pregnant woman was killed Thursday morning in Bay Ridge by a private snow plow, but doctors were able to deliver her baby, officials said.

Doctors at Maimonides Medical Center performed an emergency C-section on Min Lin, 36, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The boy, who was "nearly full term" weighs six pounds, six ounces and was listed in critical condition, Eileen Tynion, Maimonides's...

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More New Yorkers side with Cuomo on Pre-K plan: Poll

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(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo meet in Albany. (Philip Kamrass))

When it comes to funding universal pre-K in the Empire State, most New Yorkers are on team Cuomo.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Empire State voters preferred the governor's plan to fund early education with state money over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative, which would raise taxes on those who make $500,000 or more a year, by a 47% to 37% margin.

More New Yorkers...

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Tom Brokaw reveals cancer diagnosis

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Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he is fighting cancer.

The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor revealed on the network's blog that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August. Although Brokaw said he was keeping details about his disease private among his family, he said the prognosis is positive.

"With the exceptional...

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Hoffman's diaries reveal fight to beat addiction: Report

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(Credit: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2013. (Nina Prommer/EPA))

Entries in journals found at Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment showed the late actor was trying hard to kick the heroin habit that allegedly cost him his life, according to a report.

NYPD investigators found two diaries inside the 46-year-old's West Village apartment where he detailed his battle with drugs, according to NBC News.

The diaries make mentions of drug deals and alleged rehab...

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