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2nd Body Found in NY Gas Explosion

Authorities had been looking for 2 missing men

(Newser) - Emergency workers found a second body today in the mass of rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan's East Village, police say. The names of the two dead were not immediately released; a medical examiner was to determine the identifications. Authorities had been... More »

After NYC Blast, Good Samaritan to the Rescue

Video shows Austin Branda helping woman off fire escape

(Newser) - After this week's explosion in New York City's East Village , stories emerged about New Yorkers going above and beyond to lend a hand. But one in particular generated a lot of interest—that of a Good Samaritan who climbed a fire escape to help a woman who was... More »

Hope Fades for Missing 2 After Blast in NYC

No sign of men in wake of East Village explosion

(Newser) - With two nights passed since an explosion leveled a building in the East Village of Manhattan, the chances of finding two missing men alive are getting slimmer by the hour. Families and friends continue to search for Moises Lucon, 26, who worked as a busboy at the Sushi Park restaurant,... More »

New Craze: $2.50 NYC Tap Water

East Village boutique hopes to spark 'water connoisseurs'

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever watched a cowpie float down a stream in Upstate New York, this idea is either long overdue or just the latest stab at capitalizing on New York City's thirst for clean drinking water: A couple of East Village entrepreneurs are now hawking none other... More »

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Faces Eviction

Jimmy McMillan getting kicked out of rent-controlled, NYC apartment

(Newser) - The founder of the "Rent is Too Damn High" Party believes he is facing eviction from his NYC apartment because … the rent he pays is actually too low. His landlord claims Jimmy McMillan, who has lived in the rent-controlled apartment since 1977, is in violation of his lease:... More »

Novel Appears Page by Page on NYC Lampposts

East Village fans have to work to read 'Holy Crap'

(Newser) - We've got another anonymous author in the spotlight, or at least the lamplight: Somebody is posting a novel page by page on lampposts in New York City's East Village, notes New York's Daily Intel via EV Grieve. So far, eight pages of Holy Crap have been taped up, with each... More »

Rent's Lease Up After 12 Years

7th-longest-running Broadway show closing June 1

(Newser) - Rent is preparing to close up shop and move out of the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway, its home since 1996. The cutting-edge rock adaptation of La Bohème was written by Jonathan Larson, who died at the age of 35 of an aneurysm the night of the final dress rehearsal.... More »

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