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Source: Global News

Blind runner and his guide dogs make history by finishing New York City half marathon

Today 06:05 GMT

A blind runner and his three guide dogs made history on Sunday by completing the 2019 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon without the assistance of another runner.

Thomas Panek, president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was the first-ever blind runner to complete the race while being led by a relay of three guide dogs. The Labrador retrievers, Waffle, Westley and Gus, took turns guiding the 48-year-old towards the finish line, a feat the human-canine team completed in just under two-and-a-half hours.

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Source: Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez is Gotham's 'biggest villain' in Amazon HQ2-NY debacle

Today 04:14 GMT

According to a newly published poll from Siena College, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seen as New York's "biggest villain" when it comes to Amazon's decision to spurn New York and pull part of its second headquarters out of Long Island City.

AMAZON BLASTS OCASIO-CORTEZ, SAYS 'WE DON'T WANT TO WORK IN THIS KIND OF ENVIRONMENT'. For its part, Amazon specifically cited Ocasio-Cortez's negativity as one of the reasons for its decision to no longer build one-half of its HQ2 in Long Island City.

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Source: Common Domain

Luxury Launches in New York City Feature Sky-High Buildings, Notable Architects and Amenities Galore

Monday 16:20 GMT

Amenities: Curated art gallery, residents’ club with spa-like touches, a rooftop meadow designed by ODA New York, and shared outdoor space with vegetable garden.

Developers/architect: United Management in conjunction with Certes Partners/RKTB Architects. Amenities: 24-hour attended lobby, fitness and yoga studio, parking, pet spa, cellar, roof, bicycle and storage units, as well as children’s amenities.

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Source: The Guradian

'Laughter is the great unifier' – behind the incredible life of Molly Ivins

Today 06:05 GMT

Ivins died of cancer in 2007, at the age of 62. Now, she is the subject of a documentary, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, which is making its way around the festival circuit after showing at Sundance and SXSW.

After Pat Buchanan delivered an infamous speech at the 1992 Republican convention, couching the struggle with Democrats in terms of a “cultural war”, columnist Molly Ivins wrote that it “probably sounded better in the original German”.

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Source: Fox News

On Saint Patrick’s Day: I'm grateful for this Irishman who changed the world

Sunday 11:45 GMT

On this Saint Patrick’s Day, I’m grateful for the life of “Dagger John” – an articulate Irishman whose life and ministry stands as a model to those of us who feel a similar call to shape the world, not by power but through the strength of personal relationships.

Everybody’s heard of Saint Patrick, the British-born missionary whom we celebrate today and who’s credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

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Source: Fox News

Another Biden gaffe Former VP claims he's 'most progressive' Dem 'running'

Monday 10:49 GMT

There has been much speculation on whether Biden will launch a presidential run and enter the already crowded field of Democrats looking to unseat President Trump.

In recent weeks, Biden has taken heat from his own party, most recently for his kind words for current Vice President Mike Pence. "The world's worst dictators are using [the president's] own words to justify their own abuses of power," he added.

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Source: Common Domain

New York’s super mall Hudson Yards opens this weekend — and here are the reviews so far

Saturday 11:45 GMT

It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers, restaurants, apartments and office buildings on Manhattan’s west side.

“If New Yorkers take to the Shed and eat at the mall, Hudson Yards may come to seem less like some gated community in Singapore,” Kimmelman wrote for the New York Times.

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Source: The Guradian

Coney Island, baby: New York wait for pro rugby ends with win over Toronto

Sunday 13:34 GMT

Rugby United New York (RUNY) had beaten the Toronto Arrows 24-20 with what one local writer, perhaps looking at the football-formatted scoreboard, called a “game-winning drive with no time left”.

Or if not soil, turf or damn-near sand: the Coney Island beach was also the backdrop to the American lock Nate Brakeley’s try and two conversions from the fly-half, local boy Chris Mattina. John Quill scored it, an Irish-born flanker writing his name in New York history after another Irishman turned US Eagle, hooker Dylan Fawsitt, scored the first and second tries on home soil.

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Source: Fox News

Witness calls police to report kidnapping, turns out to be music video

Sunday 16:19 GMT

In the Facebook post, police advised, "If you are going to be filming your music video up in the mountains this weekend, please do not do the following: Pretend to kidnap and duct tape your victim, victim pretending to break free and getting out of trunk, have a shovel, use a handgun."

Police said a driver was traveling on Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains when they called the San Dimas station to report what they believed was a kidnapping in progress.

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Source: The Guradian

Forget 'machine for living in' – Hudson Yards is a machine for investing in

Saturday 09:54 GMT

The developers of Hudson Yards, a multi-towered mega-project sprouting upward from the far west side of Manhattan, would like us to believe that its phase-one opening on Friday will be a milestone in New York City history.

Hudson Yards is being built by two firms, Related and Oxford Property Group; while Related is a standard developer, Oxford is the real estate arm of the Ontario municipal workers’ pension fund.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump era proves a boom time for political publishing

Sunday 07:08 GMT

Trump aside, there is further reason for optimism in the political publishing genre, with publishers noting that sales of classics are also up (George Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism sold more than 20,000 copies, slightly ahead of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto which came in 15th, selling almost 16,000 copies).

After two years in office Donald Trump has finally taught book publishers what cable news and the newsprint industry already knew: political journalism is great business and such a huge moneymaker that it may be eating into other publishing genres.

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Source: Common Domain

Monet’s ‘Meules’ Returns to Market for First Time in 33 Years, With a $55M Estimate

Saturday 10:49 GMT

For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit www.djreprints.com.

The painting was acquired directly from Monet’s art dealer in the 1890s by Bertha and Potter Palmer, wealthy Chicago philanthropists and art patrons. Bertha Palmer was said to own nearly 90 Monets during her life, most of which she would sell shortly after their acquisition.


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