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Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

Subway Inn, Old-Time Dive Bar, Faces Eviction

by Associated Press, Deepti Hajela
Subway Inn

Kristine Paulus, flickr

A dive bar that's been open on Manhattan's Upper East Side for almost eight decades is facing eviction, and the family that owns it is asking for help to keep that from happening.
 
The owners of the Subway Inn on 60th Street near Lexington Avenue say they got a call last month telling them building owner World-Wide Holdings Corp. wanted them out by Aug. 20.
 
World-Wide owns much of the block where the bar is, across the street from Bloomingdales.

Still Cool to be a Cop

by Jeff Coltin
Law enforcement explorers at Fordham

Explorers during morning exercises, Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Police officer has always been one of the coolest professions, up there with astronaut and rock star. But is it still that way in New York City?

Morning Brief: August 6

by Jeff Coltin
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, HomieG34, wikimedia

News that a man was hospitalized in New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital with ebola-like symptoms played very differently in the city’s various newspapers.

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