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NYPD Seizes Guns, Tiger Hook Swords In Queens Apartment Police executing a search warrant early this morning in Queens recovered an arsenal made up of a number of guns, ammo, and also a couple of extremely cool-looking swords.

‘Drunk’ cop stripped of his gun and badge A Bronx cop was stripped of his gun and badge amid allegations that he was drunk on the job and as a photo emerged of him passed out in the station-house locker room with his beer belly exposed.

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Williamsburg’s bizarro art space Standard Toykraft is closing The space, which was founded in 2012, served up heavily costumed variety shows, puppet performances and the occasional cardboard robot battle

New York’s Necessary New AIDS Memorial The New York City AIDS Memorial sits above underground tunnels, now filled in, through which bodies were transported out of St. Vincent’s Hospital during the AIDS crisis.

Bronx building owner where faulty radiator killed two girls is one of city’s worst landlords Moshe Piller, owner of this Hunts Point Ave. building in the Bronx, has been ranked among the city’s worst landlords.

Bronx building owner where faulty radiator killed two girls is one of city’s worst landlords

Brooklyn man shot and killed in his car was heading out on a fast food run with his friend A man shot dead while driving an SUV was just going out for fast food with a pal during the celebration of a friend’s birthday when a silent gunman opened fire, sources said.

Citi Bike rider seriously hurt when she’s hit by van A woman riding a Citi Bike on a Midtown street was seriously injured when a van plowed into her Thursday morning, officials said.

Woman dies at NYPD precinct after Staten Island DWI arrest A 34-year-old woman arrested on drunken and impaired driving charges was found dead in a holding cell at the 120th Precinct stationhouse in St. George early Thursday morning, police said.

Food & Drink

The Absolute Best Fried Chicken in New York: The Commodore The claustrophobic room continues to look as though it was put together by someone who had an obsession with the lost city of Atlantis and a credit line at a groovier, alt-universe Sears from 1972.

Openings: Maui Onion Maui Onion is New York’s latest addition to the poke craze, for now.

20 Bucket-List Dive Bars to Try Before You Die: Ear Inn The Ear started its life as the James Brown house in 1770, built for an African aid to George Washington, and later became a brewery, then a tavern, and a few things in between.

20 Bucket-List Dive Bars to Try Before You Die: Ear Inn

Fried Chicken Sandwich Heavyweight Fuku Prepares for Rumble in the Financial District Fuku, the restaurant that kicked off the chicken sandwich craze of 2015/2016, is getting a downtown spinoff at 110 Wall Street.

Local Color & History

When City Hall Park Was ‘The Fields,’ a Tumultuous Place in American History The name conjures up an image of pastoral tranquility, but the otherwise peaceful stretch of ground was to be the scene of momentous and sometimes violent events.

Real Estate & Development

Permits Filed for 19-Story Hotel at Flushing Point Plaza The 200-foot-tall building will hold 278,365 square feet of commercial space and 169 hotel rooms.

Foster + Partners will design 985-foot Hudson Yards skyscraper The 58-story building will take up an entire city block and so far investment management firm BlackRock has signed on to lease 850,000 square feet at the building spread out over 15 floors.

Foster + Partners will design 985-foot Hudson Yards skyscraper

Eight-Story, 22-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 308 East 106th St. It will include 1,357 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units, averaging 855 square feet apiece, on the second through eighth floors.

NYU unveils massive Mercer Street student hub The 735,000-square-foot building will include student and faculty housing, performance spaces, and classrooms.

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