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NYPD Confidential: Mayor put Bill Bratton in a tough spot with phone call

Mayor Bill de Blasio declared "end of story"

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was not notified of Mayor Bill de Blasio's midnight call to a deputy chief, inquiring about the arrest of a prominent black minister and supporter, until 6:30 a.m. the next day.

That means nearly seven hours passed from the time de Blasio called Kim Royster, the commanding officer of the police public information office, to ask about the arrest of Bishop Orlando...

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The evolution of Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake performs at The Staples Center on

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Justin Timberlake has always been a hot ticket at Madison Square Garden. But even JT fans who have been unable to land tickets to see him live have likely caught one of his shows at the arena: When he was a member of 'N Sync, their "No Strings Attached" tour was captured in the 2000 DVD "Live from Madison Square Garden," while JT's 2007 MSG show on the "FutureSex/LoveShow" tour also made it to home...

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Police seek suspects in robbery, assault

Photograph of suspects in the robbery of a

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The NYPD Monday released surveillance video of four teens accused of robbing a 74-year-old man in Brownsville and sending him to the hospital.

The victim was attacked near his apartment in the Van Wycks Houses on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. He was hit in the back of the head with an unknown object andhis wallet, containing $150 and credit cards, was stolen. The surveillance video shows the four...

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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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Shuttle service to help Greenpoint ferry riders

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

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

East River Ferry riders in Greenpoint whose nearby landing collapsed during last Thursday's snowstorm will still be able to ride the waves thanks to a ride on a shuttle bus.

The free service will bring Greenpoint residents from the East River Ferry stop at India Street to the N. 6th Street stop in Williamsburg, starting Tuesday, for at least two weeks, the New York City Economic Development...

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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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Simon Cowell: Baby Eric makes me feel 'love and pride'

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Simon Cowell is a proud dad of a baby “Idol.”

The British “X-Factor” creator and girlfriend  Lauren Silverman, 36, gave birth to baby Eric on Valentine's Day at Lenox Hill Hospital.

“I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.” Cowell, 54, tweeted Sunday with a photo of him holding his sleeping infant to his chest.

He also tweeted a family photo that included Lauren...

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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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