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The popular Coney Island Cyclone, a roller coaster ride at the beachfront amusement park, failed to give thrill-seekers the adrenaline rush they had hoped for on Sunday.   … 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
Montague Street Didn't Look Better, See Why

VIDEO: A look at how Montague Street remains fresh

In honor of our month-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Brooklyn Heights Press, we went to what we consider the epicenter of The Heights: Montague Street. … Full Article

Hikind drives early bird muni-meter idea to DOT

The early bird catches the worm, as the old saying goes. But drivers in New York City who get to their destination early often find that they can’t pay the muni-meter for their parking space because the meter doesn’t go into operation until 9 a.m. … Full Article

Monday Oct. 20: Our World In Pictures

INDIA — Officer Performs Daredevil Stunt Through Ring of Fire: A member of Shwet Ashw, the motorcycle display team of the Indian army, jumps through a fire ring as he performs a daredevil stunt during the platinum jubilee celebrations of Corps of Military Police in Ba … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio rents out his Brooklyn home

New York's First Family has rented out their Brooklyn home. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray confirmed they received their asking price of $4,975 a month. … Full Article

Pratt student jumps to her death in Brooklyn

An art student at Pratt Institute jumped from a Brooklyn residence hall late Wednesday, sources told the Brooklyn Eagle. An NYPD spokesperson said there was “no criminality involved.” Mareena Jacob, 20,  jumped from a terrace on Willoughby Ave. at about 6 p.m. … Full Article

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