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A 15-year-old boy fell four stories to his death in Crown Heights Thursday afternoon when he failed to clear the gap while jumping between two adjacent rooftops, the Daily News reports. Tyhreek Riley was the first of the group of kids on the roof to jump. Sadly, the gap was too wide, and he fell […]

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Just ahead of the funeral on Saturday morning, more than 100 friends, family, and elected officials gathered at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill on Friday night for the wake of Akai Gurley. Over 100 people attend the wake for Akai Gurley at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/K0pyR0klB3 […]

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On Thursday, a finback whale washed up on the shore of Smith Point County Park in eastern Long Island. Unlike the other mysterious animal death this week, there were no visible signs of injury. NBC reports that the 58-foot whale was in a state of advanced decomposition and was probably dead for a very long time, […]

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No. Tony Soprano did not die at the end of The Sopranos, because the dude who created an ambiguous ending in an imaginary world said so. […]

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Delaware Governor Jack Marshall has signed the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act,” guaranteeing access for heirs and executors to digital assets like social media profiles and data on mobile devices. The act originated with the Uniform Law Commission, and now Delaware has become the first state to make it law. Though tech giants […]

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Andy Henriquez died in his solitary confinement cell from a torn aorta, in severe pain, while guards ignored his and other inmates’ cries for help, DNAinfo reports.  After a shocking report detailing institutionalized abuse, rights violations, a “culture of violence” and frequent medical emergencies experienced by young inmates at Rikers Island, other cases of systemic corruption are being brought to light, […]

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A disturbing video the New York Daily News posted on its website Friday shows a plain-clothes police officer choking a Staten Island man, who later died. The video, captured by a civilian bystander, begins with 43-year-old Eric Garner telling the cops he “didn’t do shit,” and that he was “minding his business.” The tension escalates […]

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The new website POBA: Where the Arts Live offers to “promote and preserve the creative work of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies.” Hyperallergic explains: At a starting annual rate of $49.95, the web-based nonprofit essentially provides a platform for grieving families (and estate managers or anyone else […]

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Joanna Ebenstein is petite, soft-spoken and bookish. She’s also a woman who traffics in death. “I don’t actually think it’s morbid at all to think about death,” she says. “I think it’s really weird not to.” ANIMAL recently visited Ebenstein’s Morbid Anatomy museum, which she founded and curates in Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Ebenstein, 42, […]

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Jose Duran, the truck driver who died yesterday after a dislodged manhole cover crashed through his windshield in the Bronx, was the 100th victim of traffic incidents, according to tallies kept by the WNYC. Their stats count half of the victims killed to be pedestrian. Five were bicyclists. It’s difficult to tell whether Mayor Bill de […]

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