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Subway performers rally against arrest of Brooklynite

Performers have flocked to New York City for years, pursuing plans to make it on Broadway or whatever stage the city has to offer.  However, many are taking to a different type of stage — a below-ground stage that has resulted in hundreds of performers’ arrests. … Full Article

Taxi workers rally for signs advising 25 years in prison for assaulting drivers

Members of the New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday afternoon in a final push for passage of the Taxi Driver Protection Act, calling for warning signs in yellow taxis, green cabs, liveries and black cars, before a full Council vote on Wednesday. … Full Article

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Brooklyn-raised Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.
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Wednesday Oct. 22: Our World In Pictures

HONG KONG — Stickers Cover Walls, Show Support for Hong Kong Protesters: Stickers with support messages are seen on a wall in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Wednesday. … Full Article
HIGHLIGHTS: SUBWAY PERFORMERS CHALLENGE NYPD ARRESTS

Subway performers challenge NYPD arrests

Subway performers, local volunteers and city officials gathered Tuesday in response to performer Andrew Kalleen’s recent arrest, which took place at the Lorimer Street/ Metropolitan Avenue subway station on Oct. 17.   … Full Article

Tuesday Oct. 21, Our World In Pictures

CUBA — Youngsters Wrestle ‘to be Like Mijain Lopez’: In this Oct. 18 photo, two young wrestlers compete during a practice session during a training session in an auxiliary gym, in Old Havana, Cuba. … Full Article

NYPD looking into arrest of Williamsburg subway performer

Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. … Full Article

McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance thanks elected officials for $1.3M gift for playground

McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance (MPNA), local residents and businesses who seek improvements at the historic 10-acre Msgr. McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, have reason to celebrate.  MPNA held a celebration on Oct. … Full Article

Advocates rally to eliminate ‘Sub-Minimum Wage’

Hundreds of tipped and low-wage workers and advocates, including fast food, car wash and other low-wage workers, rallied outside a Domino’s Pizza location in Harlem before marching to the second public hearing of Gov. … Full Article

Thousands join epic 39-mile Avon NYC walk to fight breast cancer

New York City was a sea of pink this past weekend, as nearly 3,000 participants joined in the epic two-day, 39.3 mile 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York, which raised $7 million for breast cancer research, screening, education and treatment. … Full Article

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