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Wayne, NJ

Eli Manning joins ownership group of unlikely sports franchise

Retired New York Giants great Eli Manning is going from NFL football to a completely different kind of football. Manning announced on Wednesday that he has joined the ownership group of NJ/NY Gotham FC, a women’s pro soccer team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Giants senior vice president Pete Guelli will also be joining Manning as part of Gotham FC’s ownership group.
HARRISON, NJ
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Rotund NYC rat gets stuck in Brooklyn sidewalk: ‘RIP fatso’

He lost the rat race. A rotund rodent got stuck in a Brooklyn sidewalk while scurrying out from the underground — causing a pedestrian to accidentally step on its head and shriek in horror, a witness said Wednesday. “This rat couldn’t fit through the hole. RIP fatso,” Dylan Wells posted on Twitter, along with a photo of the ill-fated critter. Wells was walking to work at the Mediterranean restaurant Victor in Gowanus at around 11 a.m. Wednesday when he spotted the roly-poly rat stranded on Third and Atlantic Avenues, he told The Post. “I walked past it twice: the first time I had a debate...
BROOKLYN, NY

LEGO opens Harlem playground for 90th anniversary

NEW YORK -- The LEGO brand celebrated its 90th birthday with the unveiling of a brand new playground in Harlem Wednesday. Kids from Brotherhood Sister Sol joined in the fun for LEGO's inaugural World Play Day. "So much of the work we do with young people is about finding their voice, and a central way that you find voice is through play, through exploration," said BroSis co-founder Khary Lazarre-White. LEGO enlisted the eye of artist Hebru Brantley to bring to life a vision of adventure."Growing up, I didn't have many shining examples or many outlets for creativity," Brantley said, "so if I...
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Watch: Mets' Daniel Vogelbach hilariously uses 'Milkshake' as walk-up song

New York Mets DH Daniel Vogelbach has become a fan favorite in recent weeks, and that popularity likely grew during Wednesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Vogelbach to the Mets in July for pitcher Colin Holderman. Vogelbach served as the DH and batted fifth during...
QUEENS, NY

Bayonne Planning Board approves 18-story Silk Lofts tower

Bayonne has approved two major mixed-used residential and commercial buildings to be constructed as the next part of the Silk Lofts redevelopment. The Planning Board voted unanimously to approve the application to construct the redevelopments at its August 10 meeting. AMS Equities, LLC is the redeveloper for the site, located...
BAYONNE, NJ
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UPS Delivery Truck Driver Desperate for Fan Amid Triple Digit Temps Denied Due to Corporate Policies

A New York UPS driver was desperate for relief from his job amid the summer heat which has seen triple-digit temperatures over the past few weeks. As he turned in his vehicle for the night, he left a note for his boss to "install a fan" in the truck, to give him relief as the front compartment, often operated with doors wide open, can reach as much as 117 degrees on any given day in the hottest months of the year.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Yankees 3, Mariners 4: Shaky seventh undoes strong start, clutch homers

Yesterday, Madison recapped the dumbest game of the year, and while today’s didn’t quite overtake that title, it’s certainly in the next tier of dumb games. The Yankees only scored in one inning, Nestor Cortes was brilliant but the lead was squandered by a guy who shouldn’t be on the roster, and the Yankees lost the game, and the series, with a 4-3 final score.
SEATTLE, WA

Bill Gates, whose foundation funds polio vaccines, warns that the disease’s reemergence in New York is ‘a threat to us all’

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been a vocal advocate for stamping out polio for years. A once-eradicated disease has reemerged in New York, and it’s spooking health officials and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. On Aug. 4, New York health authorities announced they...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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