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Activists push to rename NYC park named after man with racist past

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There is a movement to rename one NYC park named after a man who is credited as the Father of Bronx Parks, but is also notorious for his racist views.
Activists (?) want to rename the 15-acre Mullaly Park in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.
“John Mullaly was a racist. He believed that Blacks were inferior and that New York should not be fighting to free Blacks in the Civil War,” one activist said.
Mullaly is credited for creating an area of six parks connected by three parkways. But there is more to his story. “He was an instigator for the New York City draft riots in which 11 to 19 New York City residents were lynched,” said Chauncey Young with Bronx Council for Environmental Quality. Highbridge residents and community activists gathered Thursday morning to demand the name be changed.

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Bronx shooting investigation: 2 found dead in car

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The NYPD is investigating after two people were found shot to death in a car in Bronx. It happened just after 1 a.m. Thursday on Sedgewick Avenue in the Highbridge section. Police say they were called to a reported “crowd condition” situation. Officers arrived to find two deceased men inside a parked car.
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3-story building collapse in Brooklyn

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First responders are on the scene after a three-story building collapsed in Brooklyn. The incident was reported at 338 Court St. just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A partial stop work order had been issued for failure to maintain the building and it appears to have been under construction. The building housed a gym called Body Elite on the first floor.
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Protesters clash with police outside NYC City Hall on day of NYPD budget vote

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The situation remained tense outside NYC City Hall after protesters clashed briefly with NYPD officers just before 6 a.m. Tuesday…
Police appeared to be working to keep the street in front of City Hall clear. The protesters have been camping out for about a week in City Hall Park, calling for the city to defund police. That protest grew out of the frustration with the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The tension on the street came on the day New York City Council is expected to vote on a city budget plan that includes a massive funding cut to the NYPD. Overall, the proposed budget calls for more than $6 billion in cuts citywide.
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