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  1. Clown Haunts Brooklyn’s Green-Wood CemeteryCreepy and tasteless.
  2. New York Tourist Boat Comes Across Sight That Customers Probably Can’t Un-SeeCops pulling a dead body out of the water.
  3. New York Beachgoers Fail to Appreciate Nazi Symbol BannerA good way to ruin a sunny day.
  4. Brooklyn’s Escaped Pregnant Tarantula Was a Big LieSorry! 
  5. Pregnant Tarantula on the Loose in BrooklynPenelope is said to have escaped from her South Slope home this week. 
  6. Park Slope Neighbors Find the de Blasios’ Sidewalk Junk DisappointingBut wish they’d snagged the Reefer Madness poster.
  7. Street Named for George Carlin Accidentally Includes a ChurchThanks to a clerical error that will take months to fix.
  8. World’s Tallest Residential to Stop at 1,775 Ft.The World Trade Center (née the Freedom Tower) is 1,776 feet.
  9. Times Square Elmos May Soon Need License to Creep People Out and Harass TouristsA city councilman has drafted a bill. 
  10. Madonna’s Jury Duty Is Way Better Than Your Jury DutyBelieve it or not, the pop star got special treatment.
  11. NYC Has More Tourists Than Ever, But They Aren’t Spending Enough MoneyAt least according to the city’s tourism chief.
  12. New Yorkers Are Fed Up With the Ice Cream Truck’s Joyous JingleThey’ve filed 7,031 complaints in the past four years.
  13. Robbers Pulled Off Noisy Heist While People Were Distracted by FireworksSneaky.
  14. Man Stopped for Driving the Wrong Way Also Had Assault Rifles, Scary NoteAnd a bottle rocket. 
  15. Freak Garbage Truck Accident Kills Woman Trying to Save Her DogJust the worst.
  16. Queens Residents Encourage Their Kids to Shame Homeless PeopleThere are better ways to protest.
  17. Even Spike Lee’s Wife Teases Him About Kickstarting Gentrification in BrooklynThis is because of you,” she says. (Humblebrag?)
  18. At Least 14 People Shot on Another Violent Summer Night in NYCTwo were killed. 
  19. Man With Knife in His Back Has a ‘Cool Demeanor’The folk hero speaks.
  20. Gentrified Brooklyn Terrorized by Purse-Stealing Old LadyThe unassuming 68-year-old struck in Park Slope and Fort Greene.
  21. Fisherman Catches (and Releases) Baby Great White Shark Near Rockaway BeachThe little guy has a long life of terrorizing humans ahead of him.
  22. Street Vendor Stabbed by Man Whom Entire Neighborhood Was Already Afraid Of He used scissors.
  23. Broken Scaffolding Leaves Terrified Workers Dangling Above Midtown SidewalkJust try to look at the footage without feeling a little sick.
  24. Teen Girls Went on a Monday Morning Mugging SpreeOne hour, four victims. 
  25. At Least 6 People Hurt When Truck Crashes Into Bed-Stuy DeliThe building seems to have gotten the worst of it.
  26. Sinkhole Opens in Williamsburg Street, Fails to Swallow Nearby CarsIt’s still scary, though.
  27. At Least Two Drivers Hit People With Their Cars and Fled the Scene This WeekendOne of the hit-and-run accidents killed a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome.
  28. World Trade Center Trying a New Security Boss After Parachuting IncidentThe guy who protected the Super Bowl.
  29. New York City Humans to Recommence War on RatsA battle as old as time. 
  30. Midtown Has an ATM That Dispenses Gold BarsPrices update every 60 seconds based on the market!
  31. Prospect Heights Weed Farm Goes Up in SmokeThere was a fire.
  32. Scenes From Hillary Clinton’s Visit to the Union Square Barnes & Noble [Updated]She chose a bright pink pantsuit for the occasion.
  33. Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Ice Cream Truck?At first glance everything looks fine, but …
  34. Cop Shot Through Hat, 15-Year-Old Shot in Back During Gang ClashAn ugly night in the Bronx.
  35. Kicked Cat Ready for a Home Where He Won’t Be Kicked AgainA happy ending.
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    Three-Alarm Fire Delights Midtown TouristsMeanwhile, a person who works in the building called it “hell.”
  37. Man Stabbed on Subway Platform in ChelseaHe’s in stable condition. 
  38. The Obamas’ Guide to NYC: Why the First Family Should Probably Move to BrooklynThe president is reportedly eyeing New York City after the White House. We’ve got some ideas.
  39. NYU Now Fighting With Neighbors UptownJust for a change of scenery.
  40. Artist Offers ‘Free Kim Jong-un Haircuts’ in BrooklynSeven people actually went for the “Dear Leader.”
  41. The Winklevoss Twins Probably Just Bought a $14.5 Million Soho TriplexWhile making a Game of Thrones reference.
  42. Did Someone Set Up a Bicyclist Booby Trap in Prospect Park? For some reason, the NYPD doesn’t want to know.
  43. De Blasios Blogging Their Move to Gracie MansionChirlane McCray is posting the details to Tumblr.
  44. 13 People Wounded in Weekend ShootingsThe unfortunate relationship between nicer weather and increased violence continues.
  45. Woman Says She Was Locked in Park BathroomIck.
  46. Pedestrian Attacked by Flying Buzz Saw Air conditioners aren’t the only things that just fall out of the sky.
  47. Kids Injured After Firecracker Explodes on School BusSave it for the outdoors.
  48. First Week of Summer Begins With 2 StabbingsThree people were hurt.
  49. There Were 8 NYC Shootings on Memorial DayTwo people were killed and seven injured within six hours. Plus, two were shot earlier.
  50. David Schwimmer Helped Solve an East Village CrimeThe actor’s security camera captured a fight.
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