Professor allegedly fired for reading racial slur from Mark Twain book

Professor allegedly fired for reading racial slur from Mark Twain book

In a twist worthy of Mark Twain himself, a St. John’s University professor has been fired for reading a passage containing the N-word from Twain’s anti-slavery novel “Pudd’nhead Wilson” in her “Literature of Satire” class. Hannah Berliner Fischthal, an adjunct instructor at the Catholic college in Queens for 20 years, uttered the N-word once during … Read more

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Teenage shark-throb tracked on the prowl in New York waters

Teenage shark-throb tracked on the prowl in New York waters

She’s a real catch! Just in time for beach season, Andromache, an 11-foot-long, 659-pound great white shark has taken up residence in New York and New Jersey waters. The electronically-tagged fish last “pinged” on May 11 off Montauk, and the day before off Long Beach Island, NJ, according to data from Ocearch, a nonprofit organization … Read more

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Photographer claims squatter invaded her Central Park South home

Photographer claims squatter invaded her Central Park South home

An accused squatter was arrested for harassment after allegedly invading the Central Park South home of an elderly photographer and former model who once palled around with Salvador Dali. “It’s been a dreadful situation,” said Bettina Cirone, 87, who has lived in her rent-stabilized one bedroom, 900-square-foot pad for 28 years. She met Song Sook … Read more

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NY Assembly allows puny $250K legal contract for Cuomo impeach probe

NY Assembly allows puny $250K legal contract for Cuomo impeach probe

The state Assembly has so far allocated just $250,000 for its sprawling impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo — enough for barely three weeks of full-time work by its team of outside lawyers, according to a contract made public Friday. Critics said the miserly move shows that lawmakers are short-changing the probe into the the … Read more

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Stranger slashes woman in unprovoked NYC attack: cops

Stranger slashes woman in unprovoked NYC attack: cops

A stranger randomly slashed a 21-year-old woman on a Harlem street, according to police.  The victim was walking at West 135th Street and Amsterdam Avenue around 8:10 p.m. April 25 when the assailant suddenly grabbed her from behind and slashed her back and shoulder without saying a word, cops said.  The suspect fled east on … Read more

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