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  • ‘Smoking gun’ vs. Met Museum’s fees
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:56 AM

    Five people suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art, claiming they were strong-armed into paying for admission, say they have a “smoking gun” 1975 letter from the city proving that entry should be free.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Weird but true
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:04 AM

    Locking yourself out of your home is always embarrassing — especially when your residence is the governor’s mansion.
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley got stuck outside her state residence this week when she accompanied her kids outside while sending them off school — and the door closed behind her.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Katie captor dies
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:07 AM

    John Esposito, who kidnapped 9-year-old Katie Beers in 1992 and abused her in a Long Island basement dungeon, was found dead yesterday in his cell at Sing Sing, according to a report.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Yanks’ ‘say hey’ kid
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:28 AM

    She’s the most adorable Bronx — video — Bomber!
    As the Yankees fight for their playoff lives, manager Joe Girardi’s daughter gave everyone a welcomed bit of comic relief during the tense stretch run.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • ‘Hunger’ sequel fires up new clothing tie-in
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 12:39 AM

    Lionsgate steered clear of product tie-ins with its blockbuster release of the “The Hunger Games,” but the sequel is a different story.
    In the latest partnership for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the studio has struck a deal with upscale online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter to sell a line of clothing...

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  • LIRR ‘scammer’ jailed over threats
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 12:53 AM

    A gun-loving LIRR retiree charged in the $1 billion “gravy train” disability scheme threatened to kill a key witness against him — and now has to await trial behind bars, court records show.Former conductor Thomas Coscetta is “unhinged” and “has been engaging in an escalating pattern of intimidation and pattern...

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  • Another Cushman & Wakefield walkout
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:01 AM

    The talent drain from Cushman & Wakefield’s Manhattan office continues, as ace commercial broker Jared Horowitz is heading out the door to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
    Horowitz joined Cushman’s Midtown office in 2001.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • ‘Defamed’ NYU prof settles suit vs. Franco
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:04 AM

    The former NYU professor who slapped James Franco with a defamation suit last year has settled the case against the “127 Hours” actor, sources told The Post yesterday.In the spring of 2010, José Angel Santana gave Franco a “D” for playing hooky 12 out of the 14 times Santana...

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  • Robin & wife twerk it out
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:13 AM

    Twerking twosome Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke just can’t shake the harsh public glare — although it looks as if Robin is at least trying.
    The dirty dancers have made spectacles of themselves more than a week after their performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jesus saves!
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:19 AM

    It’s a miracle no one was hurt!
    A tipsy driver crashed his car through a Staten Island home yesterday, coming to a stop against a couple’s bed — just below a portrait of Jesus.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • He’s a smarter Alec
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:59 AM

    New dad Alec Baldwin thinks he may have a handle on fatherhood this time around.
    “I feel like this is really a second chance for me, in a way,” the actor said as he and yoga-instructor wife Hilaria posed for People magazine with baby daughter Carmen, who was born Aug...

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  • Hamptons $liver
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:06 AM

    A 1-foot-wide sliver of Hamptons waterfront property was sold for $120,000, after two Manhattan financiers got into a territorial bidding war over the tiny ribbon of beachfront property, according to a report.The narrow strip of land, which stretches 1,800 feet from the beach to the highway in...

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  • NYPD Daily Blotter
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:27 AM

    Manhattan

    Cops are looking for a thief who burglarized a Lower East Side apartment, authorities said yesterday.
    The crook stole jewelry and electronics from the home at Ludlow and Rivington streets while the victim was out between 9:30 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • $5M for jailed wrong man
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:28 AM

    Peekskill has approved a $5.4 million settlement with a man who spent 16 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The Peekskill Common Council approved the settlement with Jeffrey Deskovic on Tuesday night, the Journal News says.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Stick a fork in it
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 12:46 AM

    Martha Stewart’s stormy affair with JCPenney is ending — and she’s the one getting dumped.
    Stewart’s line of home goods at Penney, which sparked an epic courtroom battle with Macy’s, is getting scrapped for good by Penney CEO Mike Ullman, The Post has learned.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Special-ed ‘$ham’ kids under probe
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 12:54 AM

    Schools investigators are probing a Bronx charter school for allegedly billing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars for nonexistent special-education students, The Post has learned. The allegations against the South Bronx Classical Charter School were first raised by former employee Alexis Riley in a $1 million lawsuit filed in...

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  • Parking on street not a good thing for Martha
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:04 AM

    Maybe she should have sprung for a parking garage. Domestic diva Martha Stewart’s car was broken into over the weekend in the West Village, where it was parked outside a condo she purchased for her daughter, sources said.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • You can’t handle the lines!
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:10 AM

    There goes “Johnny!”
    Acting legend Jack Nicholson is retiring from the movie biz after more than 50 years, according to Radar Online.
    The Oscar-winning star of “The Shining” — who hasn’t appeared in a flick since 2010 — is throwing in the towel because he can no longer remember his lines...

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  • Back-lash over ‘Fifty Shades’ duo
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:16 AM

    “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans are whipping up a storm of outrage over the yet-to-be-shot movie’s choice of leading actors.
    An online petition demanding that producers dump Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam has picked up more than 26,000 virtual signatures.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Assad used gas in panic
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:24 AM

    A panicky Bashar al-Assad ordered the horrific poison-gas attack last month because he feared Damascus was about to fall to Syrian rebels, an intercepted phone call revealed.
    A senior official of Hezbollah, whose fighters are propping up the brutal Syrian regime, was overheard saying Assad’s decision to use chemical...

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  • Lawsuit vs. Mann gets OK
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:56 AM

    A New Jersey judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit filed against the elite Horace Mann School by an alleged victim of sexual abuse can go forward. “The plaintiff has set forth reasonable arguments and good cause” to force the scandal-plagued Bronx institution to hand over documents and answer questions, Justice...

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  • Synagogue ‘arson’ blaze
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:07 AM

    A menorah was set on fire outside a synagogue in Brooklyn early yesterday.The five-foot menorah was burned at the Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington shortly after midnight, several hours before the beginning of Rosh Hashana, which celebrates the Jewish New Year.No one was injured in the suspected arson, which...

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  • Tom & Gisele’s eco chambers
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:13 AM

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is going as green as the Jets — he and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have built a stunning, eco-friendly mansion in California.
    The gridiron great went for the simple look at their Santa Monica manse, which, despite its $20 million cost and spectacular views...

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  • Bx. cops hunt foot fiend
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 02:29 AM

    A foot-sniffing sex fiend is on the loose after attacking two women in The Bronx, cops said. The man assaulted the first victim at 1:10 a.m. Friday in University Heights before removing her shoes and smelling her feet, according to police.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Son of a glitch!
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 12:45 AM

    It’s like déjà vu all over again for Nasdaq.
    Just two weeks after a technical glitch froze trading for nearly three hours, the exchange was hit again yesterday with problems in late-morning trading.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • $5M for jailed wrong man
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:00 AM

    Peekskill has approved a $5.4 million settlement with a man who spent 16 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The Peekskill Common Council approved the settlement with Jeffrey Deskovic on Tuesday night, the Journal News says.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • McDonell may helm J-school
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:02 AM

    The race to succeed Steve Shepard as the dean of the graduate school of journalism at the City University of New York has reached the finals — and former Sports Illustrated editorial director Terry McDonell is among the three finalists.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • An oasis of fear
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:12 AM

    Staying safe in this part of town is no walk in the park.
    Felony crimes — including rape and burglary — are up more than 10 percent year-to-date through Sunday in Central Park, according to NYPD statistics.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Co-op pool duel
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:13 AM

    Everybody out of the pool! Co-op owners at Chelsea’s posh London Terrace complex want to exclude renters from its indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool unless their management company coughs up $750,000 a year for splashing rights, sources told The Post.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bam: Wait, I forgot my ‘line’
    Thursday - 09/05/2013 - 01:25 AM

    WASHINGTON — President Obama took the eraser yesterday to his famous invocation of a “red line” on Syria.
    Seeking to depersonalize his plan for an airstrike against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons, Obama said the red line isn’t “something I kind of made up.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share