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New York City Phone Line Lets People Anonymously Apologize for Their Wrongdoings

It’s a sorry state of affairs in New York City.

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See Crazy Photos From Coney Island’s New Year’s Polar Bear Swim

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's swim looks like a great time. People in costumes, swimming, having fun. We probably should've gone, but there was that whole hangover thing to deal with. Which makes us wonder, does jumping into the freezing Atlantic ocean cure a hangover? If so, we're totally there next year.

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New York City Board of Health Weighing a Ban on Large Movie Popcorn

Look out, New Yorkers — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Board of Health aren’t just after your large sodas. Now they want your bucket-sized popcorn and jumbo milkshakes, too.

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Move to New York, You’ll Live Longer

New York City may be grimy, congested and teeming with more than 22 million people, but a new report by researchers at the University of Washington say it’s actually a very healthy place to live.

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Amazing Card Trick! Can You Figure It Out?

I got this in an email from a friend...usually they are boring, stupid or both! This one however, I had never seen and frankly it's pretty cool!

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Strange But True — It’s Illegal to Jump Off a Building in New York City

There are a lot of crazy laws out there that don’t make a lot of sense at first glance. One such law is a statute in New York against jumping off of a building more than 50 feet tall. And what’s the penalty for such an infraction?

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Modern Day Prospector Finds Gold Rush in ‘Them New York City Streets’ [VIDEO]

San Francisco, 1849.  Alaska, 1897. New York City, 2011? Is there a new gold rush in the Big Apple?

There is for Queens native Raffi Stepanian, who literally struck gold after discovering he could make up to $300 a day by ‘mining’ the sidewalks in Manhattan’s Diamond District for the tiny bits of gold, platinum and rare gems that fall from the clothes of workers when they leave their shops.

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Scratch-and-Sniff Book Lets You Take a Whiff of New York City

Ah, New York City. The sights and smells are like nowhere on earth. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty and take in the aroma of hot dogs? Or fish? Or, um, sewers?

Showcasing the Big Apple in all its olfactory glory is the goal of a new scratch-and-sniff book called ‘New York, Phew York,’ illustrated by artist Tim Probert and inspired by author Amber Jones’ experiences in the city.

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New York City Reacts to News of Bin Laden’s Death [PHOTOS]

The world was brought to a standstill late Sunday evening when President Barack Obama confirmed that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives in Pakistan.

Yew Yorkers quickly in Times Square and at Ground Zero to celebrate the President's announcement.

We’ve pulled together photos from this truly historic day. Check them out now.

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Lightning Strikes New York’s Empire State Building Three Times [VIDEOS]

There was a major thunderstorm that raged through New York City on Tuesday night. The rain came pouring down and the thunder slammed loudly throughout the night.

A lot of dogs were hiding under beds, children were scared, and adults were pretending not to be. The storm was so crazy that New York's most famous landmark, The Empire State Building, was struck by lightning at least three times -- and even cooler than that, it was caught on video!

Watch it happen, along with nine more lightning-strike videos of famous buildings after the jump.

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Presenters Revealed For Rock Hall Inductions

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed who will induct the Class of 2011:

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