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A gaily decked-out Borough Hall was filled with close to 200 of Brooklyn’s “Golden Couples” on Friday, as Borough President Eric Adams celebrated romances that have lasted for 50 years or more. … Full Article

A different kind of heavy metal in the Gowanus Canal

Several dozen competitors from around the world took turns Sunday hurling a sacrificial banjo into a polluted urban canal to see who could throw it the farthest. … Full Article

New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories

New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership. … Full Article

Monday April 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Runners Partake in Color Run Near Eiffel Tower: People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower on Sunday. The Color Run is a 3.1-mile run where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton celebrates West Point Day

Two historic military institutions, the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, joined together for a day and invited the public in to have a look behind the scenes. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Stringer: City animal shelters mistreat animals

City Comptroller Scott Stringer reported Sunday that New York's overcrowded animal shelters kill some sick dogs and cats, and refrigerate carcasses near medicines administered to living animals. … Full Article

Cuomo to be first governor to visit Cuba as ties reopen

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. … Full Article

U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced. … Full Article

Drug strategy agency mixing health, safety proposed in NYC

A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a lawmaker plans to formally introduce Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. … Full Article

Golden calling on residents to protest water rate hike

Residents will have even more reason to take short showers, water the plants less frequently and turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth in the morning. The city is planning to raise the water rates starting in July. … Full Article

Thursday April 16, Our World In Pictures

GERMANY — Giraffe Calf Explores Outdoor Enclosure: A young giraffe named Nakuru falls into the water after it could not stop running during its first exploration of its outdoor enclosure in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg on Thursday. … Full Article

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