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MTA bus driver arrested over fare fight

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An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a livery cab driver over a fare, according to police.

The ill-fated early-morning cab ride began around 3:30 a.m. on the northeast corner of Riverdale and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville. The driver, who the police identified as Jamelel Allen, allegedly refused to pay the 57-year-old hack and then punched him in the face...

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MTA on Saturday schedule for President's Day

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Buses and subways on President's Day will run on a Saturday schedule, while weekend work on the No. 7 line continues.

With a Saturday schedule in effect, there will be no express service on the No. 6 and 7 lines; no B trains; M trains running between the Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stops; and no Z train, with the J train running between Jamaica Center and Chambers...

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Powerball jackpot up to $400 million

The Powerball jackpot is now past $400 million.

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The Powerball jackpot is up to $400 million and may go higher by Wednesday night's drawing, according to the New York State Gaming Commission.

Saturday night's drawing yielded nine $1 million winners, including one right here in NYC, from the Khandaker Newsstand at 50 Fulton St.

The current roll up, which began on Dec. 28, is the fifth jackpot of $400 million or more since New York State...

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Jimmy Fallon takes over 'The Tonight Show' Monday

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Since 1954, more men have been president of the United States (11) and walked on the moon (12) than served as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show." Jimmy Fallon becomes only the sixth host of the weeknight talk show Monday night.

Because he's joining such select company, Fallon understands the legacy he is inheriting. That's one reason his version of "The Tonight Show" will look a lot like...

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Column: Help us, Aereo! Streaming TV is our only hope now

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Ugh.

If you're one of the millions of Americans fed up with the state of the cable industry, one story this week turned your stomach like a jar of sun-bleached mayonnaise.

Comcast, the largest cable company in the country, announced it would buy out Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable company in the country, for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal. Time Warner's 11 million customers...

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'Lego Movie' tops weekend box office

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 "The Lego Movie" collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 million over the Valentine's Day weekend.

"RoboCop," a remake of the 1987 science fiction film about a part-man, part-cyborg crime fighter, was third with sales of $21.5 million, according to studio reports.

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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'Much Ado,' 'King Lear' to headline Shakespeare in the Park

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While New Yorkers try to find the top of seemingly endless fresh snowdrifts, Shakespeare in the Park is gearing up for summer.

The 2014 summer season lineup, announced yesterday, is headlined by the comic "Much Ado About Nothing," starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, which runs from June 3 through July 6.

Next, John Lithgow will hit the stage as "King Lear" in a production running...

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MTA testing new digital touchscreens at Grand Central Terminal

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Subway riders at Grand Central Terminal will help determine whether the new digital touch screen information kiosks become a feature throughout the system.

After an initial five-machine, five-station pilot in 2011, the MTA partnered with two companies -- Control Group and CBS Outdoor -- to create digital information touchscreens for the expansion of the agency's On The Go digital kiosk program.

"We...

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Al Roker bashes mayor's school decision on Twitter

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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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