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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Freestyle Love Supreme' Is Coming to Broadway "It's a secret more people should know about." The Broadway run of "Freestyle Love Supreme" is being produced by Mr. Kail, Mr. Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Jill Furman. It is scheduled to begin performances on Sept. 13 and to open Oct.

'Just Enjoy The Moment': NJ Fishermen Thrilled By Close Encounter With Great White Shark - A group of fishermen off the Jersey Shore coast had a close encounter with a great white shark that suddenly appeared Monday. The five Toms River fishermen were about 30 miles from the shore and nearing the end of a 13-hour day at sea, but the sight of a shark certainly woke them up.

Manhattan Family Terrified After Finding Intruder In Their Bathroom, Suspect Still On The Run The bizarre break in happened on June 12 around 7 a.m. when Shags Ahmed and her husband were still in bed. Police say the man - seen in neighborhood surveillance video - broke into the home through a back window. Ahmed's husband found the intruder. "My husband said call 911, I was crying, my hands shivering," she said.

DeGrom, Alonso Lead Mets To 10-2 Rout Of Braves The 2018 NL Cy Young winner allowed just five hits, struck out 10 and helped himself at the plate, leading off the sixth with a double and coming around to score. Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers off deGrom in the ninth, ending a bid for the second shutout and fourth complete game of his career.

Joe Biden Visits Stonewall Inn Ahead Of 50th Anniversary Of Gay Rights Movement The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president spent about 30 minutes at the New York City tavern. He mingled with patrons, went behind the bar and took selfies with visitors.

Homeless Man Arrested After Unprovoked Attack On MTA Subway Cleaner, Police Say The NYPD says Mike Ortiz, a 45-year-old homeless man has been charged with 2nd degree assault for punching the MTA worker inside a Harlem subway station. Ortiz was recorded by surveillance cameras at the 2/3 train station at 145th Street when got into an argument with a 59-year-old MTA cleaner.

Joe Biden's NYC fundraiser raked in a record-breaking amount of cash Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign raked in more than $500,000 in donations during a record-breaking fundraiser at the Manhattan townhouse of billionaire hedge fund manager Jim Chanos, according to a report on Tuesday.

Tracy Morgan's NYC Fender Bender Will Reportedly Cost Over $32,000 To Fix The bill has reportedly come in for Tracy Morgan’s pricey fender bender in Manhattan earlier this month – and it’s big enough to buy the car that struck him.

De Blasio seeks City Council support for Carranza amid racial divide Mayor Bill de Blasio's staffers scrambled this week to drum up support for his embattled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in response to several Big Apple lawmakers signing on to a letter calling the DOE boss divisive.

Photos appear to show sharks ‘lurking’ feet away from unsuspecting beachgoers Photos of the "scary" ocean encounter were posted on Facebook last Friday by Ginger Gilmer, who was visiting from Tennessee. "Why I go to the beach to get in the pool!" she wrote in the caption.

Tuesday's parting shot EV Grieve is the leading news, entertainment and lifestyle blog about the East Village of New York City.

Trump kicks off 2020 reelection campaign at raucous Florida rally "Together we stared down a corrupt and broken political establishment and restored government by and for the people," Trump told the crowd of 20,000 at the Amway Center in Orlando. He repeatedly slammed Democrats, notably President Obama and Hillary Clinton, prompting the crowd to loudly chant "Lock her up!

Officials: Couple Stole $771K From Special Needs Preschool For Personal Indulgences They allegedly used the money to pay for landscaping at their house, car and insurance payments, flowers, gift cards and other personal expenses. An audit of the school was conducted in 2015 after the State Department of Education received an anonymous complaint claiming Elsie Mosesman was a "no show" employee.

Police Seek Vehicle In Connection To Fatal Bronx Hit-And-Run Police are trying to find a vehicle connected to a fatal hit-and-run that happened in the Bronx on Sunday.

Another suspect arrested in connection to David Ortiz shooting Franklin Junior Meran was busted for allegedly renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo, authorities said. Ten other suspects, including the shooter, have already been arrested. Authorities are looking for at least three other suspects, including the man they believe paid the hit men.

Canadian man gets 26 years for aiding in murder of US troops in Iraq A Canadian man who aided in the 2009 murder of five American soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to 26 years in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday - despite objections from the victims' families.

Killing of Mobster at McDonald's Was Ordered by His Son, Prosecutors Say Anthony Zottola, 41, of Larchmont, N.Y., hired a member of the Bloods gang, Bushawn Shelton, 35, to kill his father and his older brother, Salvatore, prosecutors said. Mr. Shelton in turn outsourced the job to several other members of the Bloods, according to a new indictment in the case unsealed on Tuesday in the Eastern District of New York.

Borough President Katz Announces $65 Million Allocation for Queens Capital Projects June 18, 2019 By Meghan Sackman. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced today that she has allocated $65 million for capital projects throughout Queens in fiscal year 2020.

Florida cop found guilty of negligence after shooting autistic man, caretaker A jury deliberated for four hours late Monday before finding North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of culpable negligence in the 2016 shooting of caretaker Charles Kinsey, who was trying to protect 27-year-old Arnaldo Rios Soto.

FDNY: Steering Issue In Fire Truck Bucket Caused 2017 Accident That Killed Veteran Firefighter Veteran FDNY firefighter William Tolley fell five stories to his death while fighting a fire in April of 2017. A department investigation has now revealed there was an issue with the steering mechanism on the fire truck bucket Tolley was riding in.

1 Dead, 6 Injured In 2 Newark Shootings One person was killed in that incident. The male victim has not yet been identified. Two female victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Five minutes after that shooting, police received a Shot Spotter notification for South Orange Avenue near South 12th Street.

Joe Biden visits Stonewall ahead of 50th anniversary of uprising Joe Biden paid a visit to the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on Tuesday, ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement. The presidential hopeful spent about 30 minutes behind the bar taking pictures with customers and spoke about the importance of the historic tavern.

The Bronx to Get Its First Ever "Pride" Crosswalks This Week MELROSE - For the first time in Bronx history the borough will be getting rainbow "Pride" crosswalks and just in time for Bronx Pride and World Pride as the city celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The pride crosswalks will be painted on 149th Street at two locations on the north side of the street at Third and Melrose Avenues.

De Blasio Picks New NYCHA Boss Who Wants To Fly Home To Minnesota Every Weekend, Reports Say His name is Gregory Russ - the head of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority - and he's the man Bill de Blasio has settled on to cure NYCHA's multi-billion-dollar problems. From lead paint, to rats, to failing boilers - thousands of New York City residents have been forced to live in squalor thanks to the ineffective agency.

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