Daily Archives: February 27, 2020

Rare duck spotted in Central Park with plastic stuck on beak

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The New York City Parks Department is reportedly rushing to save a rare duck spotted in Central Park gagging on a piece of plastic. Bird watchers were excited to see the duck, known as the “common merganser,” and photos quickly spread on social media. One photographer captured a photo of the duck Saturday with a plastic ring jammed in its bill, preventing it from feeding.
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Crackdown proposed on delivery app fees in NYC

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DELIVERY APP CRACKDOWN: New legislation being proposed in NYC Council takes aim at apps like Grubhub and Seamless that deliver takeout throughout the five boroughs, and sometimes charge fees of up to 30 percent of the order. The proposed legislation would cap those fees at 10 percent.
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Rocker Billy Idol & NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio launch ‘War on Idling’

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WAR ON IDLING: Mayor de Blasio is joined by environmentalist and three-time Grammy nominated rock star Billy Idol to announce a “War on Idling” that includes a major new anti-idling campaign featuring Billy Idol, encourages New Yorkers to report idling in their own neighborhoods and get paid a portion of the fine.
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Woman dies 10 days after NYC ATM attack; 3 women sought

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Three women are wanted for questioning by police in the Bronx after a woman was attacked at an ATM and died 10 days later. Authorities say 43-year-old Tamara Sinclair was found dead inside her apartment on Thieriot Avenue last Friday morning. “She unfortunately got a blood clot and died from her injuries,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said. Ten days earlier, on the night of Tuesday, February 11, police say Sinclair was attacked as she tried to use the ATM at the Bank of America near the corner of Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road. “During that dispute, a struggle ensued,” Harrison said. “And she ended up breaking her ankle.”
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