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DA won't charge cabbie who struck tourist at Rock Center

(Craig Ruttle)

(Credit: (Craig Ruttle))

The Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday that it will not pursue charges against the cabdriver who struck a British tourist in midtown.

A spokesperson for District Attorney Cy Vance said the DA's office spent two months investigating the Aug. 20 incident at Rockefeller Center, in which Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon allegedly drove erratically after squabbling with a bicyclist...

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Theater review: 'A Bed and a Chair' -- 3 stars

"A Bed and a Chair"

(Credit: "A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair")

Revues of Stephen Sondheim songs generally don't work. Given how carefully integrated his songs are into the shows for which they were originally written, they lose impact in a different context.

Yet "A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair," which marks an unusual collaboration between Sondheim and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, manages to provide a great deal of vibrant entertainment...

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New York Comedy Festival hits New York City

Stephen Colbert will be pushing pistachios in a

(Credit: Stephen Colbert)

The beginning of November has become the funniest time of the year in New York. For its 10th year, the New York Comedy Festival is staging events across the city, ranging from performances by stars like Kathy Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik and Charlie Murphy, to dozens of showcases for up-and-comers. Here are a few events to keep an eye out for:

Stand Up for Heroes

For the seventh straight...

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Cops, NYU officials try to figure out how student got stuck in gap

Lafayette dorm gap

(Credit: Firefighters had to rescue an NYU student from this confined space. (FDNY))

As an NYU student recuperates from serious injuries from getting trapped in a gap outside his Lafayette Street dorm, his classmates and officials are trying to piece together how he got into the space to begin with.

Asher Vongtau, 19, remained in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center Monday with a fractured skull, pelvis and other injuries, according to the FDNY. Firefighters rescued...

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Sandy postponement, Boston attack push NYC marathoners to go the distance

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After Superstorm Sandy forced the shutdown of the ING New York City Marathon in 2012, runners said they were anxious to get back to the starting line this year, but no one expected that a terror attack in another city would be on their minds.

The Boston Marathon bombings in April killed three spectators and injured more than 200 other participants who were near the finish line.

New York...

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