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Isaiah Martinez, a 15-year-old from Brooklyn, was shot in the foot Saturday for trying to cut the line at a Bushwick Foot Locker. Martinez was after a pair of Nike Foamposite Pro Yeezys, which was released over the weekend. The alleged shooter was 14. “There were people camped out for the sneakers and Isaiah tried […]

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If you’ve ever watched Planet Earth from end to end (as you should), there’s one particularly haunting time-lapse sequence which is burned into your memory: Cordyceps. Watch as insects are infected with a fungus that makes them go insane, kills them and then grows out of their dead bodies, like a surrealist horror remake of A Bug’s Life. Good news! […]

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The latest work in street artist JR‘s “Inside Out” series aims to remind military drone pilots that their victims are not faceless, anonymous specks, but people with lives and families. Often, they are children. This particular child, whose name was not released, lost two siblings and both of her parents in a Predator drone strike. A […]

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Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, frontman of GWAR, was found dead in his home yesterday. He was 50 years old. “Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known,” GWAR bassist Mike Bishop said of his bandmate. “He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. […]

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The explosion that rocked East Harlem yesterday, collapsing two buildings, has killed seven people. At least five people are still missing, and 60 are injured. “Those who are missing could well be safe in another location,” said Mayor de Blasio. “There’s a tremendous amount of anxiety, but suffice it to say that every effort is […]

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DNAinfo reports on the demise Tamara Blaine, who was allegedly killed after receiving silicone butt implants at a pay-by-the-hour hotel. Tamira Mobley, 28, was arrested Monday and accused of killing Tamara Blaine, who was found convulsing on a bed inside a second-floor room at the Liberty Inn Hotel, 51 Tenth Avenue, about 12:33PM July 8, police said. Blaine, whose […]

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Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative — the plan to reduce traffic fatalities to zero within ten years — has thus far been little more than a hopeful idea. This week, however, the mayor rolled out the specifics of how he intends to pull it off. Those include everything from indicators inside taxis that tell […]

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It’s not uncommon for taxi drivers to kill their passengers or pedestrians in a crash and get off scot-free, without even a suspension to their licenses. On the Upper West Side, a local community board is fighting that status quo. At a meeting this week, CB7’s Transportation Committee unanimously resolved that “any driver who kills […]

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At around 5:30 this morning, a man driving a stolen box truck crashed into a city bus at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street, killing William Pena, the bus driver, and injuring four others, including the driver of the truck. Police were pursuing the truck before the crash, and apprehended the driver at the scene. Pena was a […]

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According to a report by the Post, most cabbies who have been involved in fatal or serious accidents in recent years are still behind the wheel. The tabloid looked at 16 at all taxi crashes since 2009, and of the 16 that resulted in the death or maiming of a passenger or pedestrian, only two drivers had […]

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