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Harlem Armory declared safe for kids — despite lead dust

The Harlem Armory is safe for kids, officials insisted Monday — even though there are plans to clean out lead dust from the the state-owned structure. About half the building is used for recreational programs run by the Harlem Children’s Zone. State officials provided more details of the lead abatement program Monday night after The…

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Patient punched pregnant EMT worker in the stomach: cops

An on-duty EMT in the late stages of pregnancy was hospitalized after a drunk patient punched her in the stomach, police said Monday. The 32-year-old EMT was treating a drunk man outside Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall on 12th Avenue in Harlem around 3:30 a.m. Sunday for a cut to his wrist and intoxication. When…

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Kids spent decades playing in lead-tainted Harlem building

Harlem kids have spent the past decade playing in a state-owned building now targeted for a $2.2 million lead cleanup and they’re still romping around there — as officials refuse to reveal any details about the potentially dangerous situation. The state has already begun paying a New Jersey company to clean out toxic lead from the…

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Destroyer

Nicole Kidman deservedly landed a Golden Globe nomination for her unforgettable performance as the picture's hard-boiled heroine.

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Crazed man strips naked on truck in Harlem

A naked man jumped on top of a box truck in Harlem on Friday morning — dancing, screaming and strutting his stuff to a group of shocked onlookers, witnesses said. “He was dancing, he took his clothes off, he showed all his body for everybody,” said Samaruddin Azizi from the nearby Wonder Fried Chicken and…

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Ben Is Back

Film Review by Kam Williams   Addict Unexpectedly Arrives Home for Christmas in Dysfunctional Family Drama Holly (Julia Roberts) and Neal (Courtney B. Vance) are raising a family in a quaint country home in upstate New York ostensibly far removed from the sort of woes which plague the inner city. It’s Christmas Eve, and we meet Holly in church where ...

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Green Book

Film Review by Kam Williams   Black Pianist Tours Segregated South with White Chauffeur in Road Trip Dramedy Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) was a promising prodigy whose formal training in classical piano began when he was admitted to Russia’s prestigious Leningrad Conservatory at the age of 9. Because he had the misfortune of being raised in Florida in the Jim ...

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The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2018

by Kam Williams   Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop 10 Best Big Budget Films 1. Crazy Rich Asians 2. Widows 3. Bohemian Rhapsody 4. Green Book 5. Vice 6. Black Panther 7. Destroyer 8. The Hate U Give 9. Love, Simon 10. BlacKkKlansman Big Budgets Honorable Mention 11. Ready Player One 12. Beirut 13. The ...

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