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Man critically hurt

in subway station

A 23-year-old man was in critical but stable condition after getting wedged between a train and a platform at the Times Square subway station early Wednesday.

The unidentified man was knocking on the door of a northbound No. 2 train leaving the station around 3 a.m. when he became stuck, police said. Cops used an air bag to rescue the man, who was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with injuries to his right leg. Trains were briefly rerouted.

Two men shot dead

on New Year's Day

After a record low number of homicides in 2013 in the city, police said two men were killed on New Year's Day in separate shootings.

The first happened at about 1:15 a.m. in Queens. Police say Julio Mora, 22, was shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers.

Police responded to the second incident about 3 a.m. in Brooklyn. Malik Bhola, 17, was also shot in the chest. He was hospitalized and later pronounced dead.

No arrests were immediately made.

There were 334 homicides in they city in 2013, the lowest number since accurate record-keeping began in the 1960s.

Snowy forecast alters parking plans

The city Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 1 a.m. Thursday.

The alert was sent for snow expected to arrive in the evening and continue through Friday afternoon.

The Department of Sanitation said it has loaded 364 salt spreaders and attached plows and tire chains in anticipation of slick roads. The Department of Transportation is suspending alternate-side parking regulations Thursday.

In addition, the Port Authority said extra personnel will be on duty to keep its bridges, tunnels, airports and the trains running.

Compiled with

wire service reports

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