Central Park bike rental vendors brawl

New York City isn’t a stranger to hustles. Of the latest to come up, illegal bike rentals in Columbus circle might have gone unnoticed if not for how ugly it has gotten. The word ugly might even be too light to describe it. Criminal at times, the illegal bike rental hustles have led to beat downs, in some cases drawing blood. Even a Parks Department enforcement officer was placed in a headlock in one scuffle involving an illegal vendor. http://dlvr.it/7Ghnlt

Abandoned independent films

Indie Collect is an organization working to find homes for thousands of abandoned independent films. For now they’re packed in like sardines at the Academy Award winning production facility Duart. Duart once worked on “Dirty Dancing,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and “Philadelphia.” http://dlvr.it/7Ghnhs

Protests over Klinghoffer production at Met

A mass demonstration unfolded at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night. Organizers say the stage production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which centers around the murder of Jewish cruise ship passenger, Leon Klinghoffer who lived in Greenwich Village, inspires terrorism. Met officials have disagreed with the anti-Semitism assertions. A statement from Klinghoffer’s daughters in support of the opera will appear in the playbill. http://dlvr.it/7GhnbN

Protests over Klinghoffer production at Met

A mass demonstration unfolded at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night. Organizers say the stage production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which centers around the murder of Jewish cruise ship passenger, Leon Klinghoffer who lived in Greenwich Village, inspires terrorism. Met officials have disagreed with the anti-Semitism assertions. A statement from Klinghoffer’s daughters in support of the opera will appear in the playbill. http://dlvr.it/7GgxmH

City, beverage industry hold meetings over sugary drink ban

City and health officials have reportedly met with members of the beverage industry about ways to limit the sale of large sugary drinks, a ban initially proposed by the Bloomberg administration in an effort to fight obesity.The American Beverage Association, which lead the lawsuit that stopped the ban by the Bloomberg administration, told the Wall Street Journal the meetings have been “cordial.” http://dlvr.it/7GgxlT

Protests over Klinghoffer production at Met

A mass demonstration unfolded at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night. Organizers say the stage production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which centers around the murder of Jewish cruise ship passenger, Leon Klinghoffer who lived in Greenwich Village, inspires terrorism. Met officials have disagreed with the anti-Semitism assertions. A statement from Klinghoffer’s daughters in support of the opera will appear in the playbill. http://dlvr.it/7Gg56B

Inside 432 Park Avenue

Fox 5 got a tour of 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in New York. Workers are wrapping up construction on the Manhattan tower that no one can ignore because it is changing the skyline. You can see it from nearly everywhere, even Long Island.  http://dlvr.it/7Gg52R

Protests over Klinghoffer production at Met

A mass demonstration unfolded at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night. Organizers say the stage production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which centers around the murder of Jewish cruise ship passenger, Leon Klinghoffer who lived in Greenwich Village, inspires terrorism. Met officials have disagreed with the anti-Semitism assertions. A statement from Klinghoffer’s daughters in support of the opera will appear in the playbill. http://dlvr.it/7GfFGZ

Cops: 3-year-old girl beaten to death over soiled diaper

A medical examiner said a 3-year-old New York City girl who police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather died of blunt impact injuries to her head and torso.¬†Spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Monday that Jeida Torres’ death was ruled a homicide. http://dlvr.it/7GfF8J

Central Park bike rental vendors brawl

New York City isn’t a stranger to hustles. Of the latest to come up, illegal bike rentals in Columbus circle might have gone unnoticed if not for how ugly it has gotten. The word ugly might even be too light to describe it. Criminal at times, the illegal bike rental hustles have led to beat downs, in some cases drawing blood. Even a Parks Department enforcement officer was placed in a headlock in one scuffle involving an illegal vendor. http://dlvr.it/7GdPny