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Deal reached on future of LICH

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday announced a settlement over Long Island College Hospital that will allow a new health care provider to take over the money-losing facility.

SUNY wanted to cut loose the Cobble Hill hospital, run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. A state Supreme Court judge, however, had barred SUNY from going forward with plans to close LICH. SUNY reopened...

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Get into the Winter Olympics spirit with these drinks specials

The Sochi Gold at World Bar

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The Winter Olympics may be winding down soon, but it's not too late to get into the spirit of the festivities. These Manhattan bars and restaurants are serving up specialty cocktails and deals in honor of the Sochi games. But you can't wait too long -- these specials are available now until the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The World Bar

Located fittingly across from the United Nations,...

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Column: Google, Microsoft make peace with their partners

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It was in 2010 that the mobile era first began to take after a soap opera -- the year that Steve Jobs called Android a "stolen product," and pledged to destroy it. That spring, Samsung Electronics released the first Galaxy S smartphone, which would later become the subject of a contentious legal battle with Apple. It was also in 2010 that the smartphone patent war went global, with the number of...

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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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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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East River Ferry dock in Greenpoint collapsed

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

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

A ferry dock in Greenpoint fell into the water Thursday morning, cutting off service there for East River Ferry riders.

The walkway for customers detached from the dock at India Street around 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for New York Waterway, which operates the East River Ferry. Service at the Greenpoint dock has been suspended through the afternoon. The East River Ferry was still...

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

De Blasio and Cuomo

(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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Police identify two dead inside Brooklyn apartment

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The NYPD Monday identified a young couple found dead in a Crown Heights apartment Sunday night.

The deaths of 26-year-old Sara Boudreaux and 28-year-old Geoffrey Boos appeared to be drug related, an NYPD spokesman said. The bodies were fully clothed and there were no signs of forced entry, trauma or injuries, according to the spokesman. The medical examiner's office will determine a cause...

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2 arrested in Hoffman drug probe released on bail

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

Two of the three people arrested on drug charges in the aftermath of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman were released on bail Thursday, with their attorneys denying that either one knew Hoffman.

Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin released on her own recognizance Julianna Luchkiw, 22, an art student of 302 Mott St., who faces misdemeanor charges of possessing cocaine,...

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NYPD probes link between drug suspects and Philip Seymour Hoffman

302 Mott St. is seen in New York,

(Credit: The building at 302 Mott St. on Feb. 5, 2014. (Bryan Smith))

Police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman executed search warrants at a Chinatown apartment building Tuesday evening, seizing heroin and marijuana and arresting three men and one woman.

An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday police have not uncovered any direct links between the drugs recovered during the raid at 302 Mott St. and the death of Hoffman,...

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