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Underground dance dangers in New York City warehouses

Battle of Diller Island Goes Another Round, With a Pier 55 Appeal

Pier 55, the long-planned $200 million performing arts center on a new pier in the Hudson River, is not dead yet. (The New York Times)

Underground dance dangers in New York City warehouses

An undercover investigation into potentially dangerous underground dance raves reveals New York City is falling short on efforts to prevent a “Ghost Ship warehouse” type fire like the one last December in Oakland, California. (WABC)

Man’s attempted joyride on dump truck takes deadly turn

A 29-year old man was crushed and killed by a dump truck near Times Square Monday evening when an attempted joyride turned deadly, cops said. (New York Post)

Bed-Stuy Biggie Mural to Stay After Landlord’s Change of Heart, Artist Says

The owner of a building emblazoned with a two-story mural of the Notorious B.I.G. has reversed his decision to remove the mural after an outburst of anger from hip-hop heads and Bed-Stuy residents.(DNAinfo)

Bed-Stuy Biggie Mural to Stay After Landlord’s Change of Heart, Artist Says

In an open-air heroin den in New York City’s South Bronx, the opioid epidemic plays out in plain view

There are several known heroin hot spots in Mott Haven and Hunts Point, but “the hole” is the most notorious. (The Daily News)

Old Bronx Borough Courthouse will be reborn as a Success Academy

The charter school is set to debut its space in August 2018. (Curbed)

Old Bronx Borough Courthouse will be reborn as a Success Academy

Perv gropes woman, young girls at Queens shopping center

A man groped a woman and three girls at the SkyView Shopping Center in Flushing, Queens, authorities said Monday. (New York Post)

Perv gropes woman, young girls at Queens shopping center

Masaryk Towers Path to Grand St. Settlement Will Remain Closed, Letter Says

A heavily trafficked pathway through a housing complex that for years had been used by seniors and youths to access services and programs at Grand Street Settlement will remain shuttered despite a collective outcry from locals. (DNAinfo)

Elite Brooklyn school won’t change prom date over Ramadan conflict

Students at elite Brooklyn Tech HS petitioned to change the date of their senior prom next month because it conflicts with the Muslim observance of Ramadan — to no avail. (New York Post)


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