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Central Park advocates battle skyscrapers over shadows

Central Park Shadows

(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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City looking at way to curb rising number of Apple product thefts

iPhone 5

(Credit: iPhone 5 (Getty Images))

As thefts of Apple products rise in New York, the NYPD and the City Council are thinking differently to curb the surge.

During a hearing of the council's Consumer Affairs Committee Monday, the NYPD said there were 16,000 thefts of Apple products last year, accounting for 14% of all crimes in the city in 2012.

To curb the trend, the council is mulling a bill that would mandate that all...

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