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Mother charged in death of 9-year-old NYC girl

The mom of little Shalom Guifarro has been charged in the death of the 9-year-old Brooklyn girl, cops said Monday. Shemene Cato, 48, is facing charges of murder, manslaughter, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon after the young girl was found dead Sunday, cops said. When cops responded to the Crown Heights apartment at about 1 p.m., Shalom was severely bruised and unresponsive, police sources said. Cops had previously been called to the apartment more than a dozen times for domestic disputes, but not for child abuse, sources said. Neighbors told police about hearing “constant arguing” coming from the apartment, sources added. The Administration for Children’s Services has never been called to the apartment, officials said.  The city medical examiner ruled the girl’s death Monday a homicide as a result of multiple force trauma. The Post reported earlier on Monday cops were questioning the woman, who is a city employee, after the girl was found with “extensive bruising” along with bug bites, a wound and swelling on her head.  A sibling told cops Shalom was spanked and put in time out by the mom. 

Yankees' Cortes deactivates account after old tweets surface

BALTIMORE --  New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes said he deactivated his Twitter account after screenshots surfaced Sunday of tweets from a decade ago that included racial slurs. Cortes appeared to be quoting rap lyrics in at least some of the tweets, and he did not seem to be...
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103-year-old Brooklyn woman’s birthday is celebrated with 470 wishes

Last weekend, a 103-year-old Brooklyn Sheepshead Bay woman received a pleasant surprise, arranged by her son, who lives in England. Kingsborough Community College alumna Fran Koch, a donor and co-founder of the My Turn Program, received a surprise package from the many people who know her at the college as well as students from P.S. 206, which is also in the Sheepshead Bay area.

Bison leave Bronx Zoo for Native American tribe

NEW YORK -- Six majestic American bison have been transferred from the Bronx Zoo to a Native American tribe in the Southwest. The animals were sent to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, where the tribe has been building its herd for four years. The breeding program at the Bronx Zoo has actually been going on for more than 100 years."As early as 1907, the Bronx Zoo was breeding bison for reintroduction. In fact, the very first reintroduction took place here in Oklahoma when we sent 15 bison to the Wichita Reserve Bison Refuge," said Dr. Patrick Thomas, general curator and associate director of the zoo.The bison are special because they are pure bred without any DNA from crossbreeding with cattle. Nearly 200 bison are now roaming free on 3,000 acres of tribes' ancestral land.

Actor Alexander Skarsgård’s Galley Kitchen Doesn’t Feel Small Thanks to This Cabinet Style

Notoriously cramped and dark, galley kitchens get a bad rap. However, Alexander Skarsgård figured out how to maximize light and minimize visual clutter in his just-listed East Village penthouse. Real-estate firm Compass gave us a look into The Northman star’s soon-to-be-former New York City home, up for sale for $2.6 million, and we couldn’t help but notice that his kitchen cabinets are the top selling point.

Kosher Slushies and Snacks: SL’SHology Opening in 5Towns

Earlier this past year, SL’SHology opened inside the Roosevelt Field Mall. Having gained a quick following, the snack bar will soon open its second branch, this time in the 5 Towns. SL’SHology will occupy the storefront next to Jerusalem Pizza on Central Ave. Kosher Slushies, Italian ices, and...

More is More! Paloma Elsesser’s Miaou Collection Launch Party Celebrates Size Expansion in Style

While walking across downtown Manhattan to celebrate the highly anticipated launch of Paloma Elsesser’s first collection for Miaou, it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet seen any of the clothes. And then I looked up. A poster of co-designer and campaign star Elsesser in a playful patchworked corset greeted me on the corner of Broadway and Prince Street. She is everywhere and for good reason. Seen on the runways for top houses like Chloé, Marni, and Michael Kors, to name a few, and splashed across bigger than life billboards at international airports and city centers, the former Vogue cover star and current Victoria’s Secret brand ambassador is never not on a mission to push boundaries.

Rousteing Returns to NYC, Delvaux in Dubai, Nordstrom in the Hamptons

Click here to read the full article. OLIVIER’S RETURN: It was hard to miss the Balmain party in Manhattan Wednesday evening. Turning off Madison Avenue and onto 59th Street, the sidewalk in front of the boutique was painted highlighter yellow, which not only illuminated the party’s entrance from blocks away but also gave attendees a buttercup-like effect on their faces once they arrived. It was anything but subtle, which felt perfectly on brand for the celebration. People in club-ready looks — Balmain, of course — strutted down the street as they approached the store. Lea Michelle, Tommy Dorfman, Nina Agdal and...

New Kosher Mediterranean Restaurant in Queens: Cafe Premiata

Cafe Premiata recently opened on Main Street in Queens joining dozens of other restaurants that line the block. The cafe serves upscale Mediterranean cuisine featuring elegant pasta, pizza, and fish options. The menu options at Cafe Premiata are a blend of traditional and trendy dishes. Dishes that veer classic include...

A New Whole Foods Market Location Is About to Open in Manhattan

New York City's famous NoMad neighborhood is soon getting its share of quality, locally-sourced groceries. Whole Foods Market NoMad is set to open its door to the public on June 1. It will be located at 63 Madison Avenue, just between 27th and 28th Street. With a sprawling space of 54,000 square feet, the store will offer more than 1,000 items locally sourced from New York and the surrounding area. Christopher Manca, Whole Foods Market's northeast region's local forager, will be responsible for the selection, which will be hand-picked directly by him.