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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms. High 66. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms. Low 57. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Long Island City Photography & History Walking Tour

Experience the architectural beauty and rich history of Long Island City through the lens of a fun, inspiring photography walking tour. Tours are led by “All New York Fun Tours.” Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

NYPD to create grand larceny unit

The NYPD is creating a grand larceny unit to address one of the fastest growing crimes in the city: identity and electronics thefts. Read more: NBC New York

Tourists win payout from NYC sightseeing companies

Millions of tourists worldwide could be getting up to $20 in refunds from hop-on, hop-off sightseeing operators accused of jacking up prices after monopolizing the Big Apple’s bus tour industry, court papers show. Read more: New York Post

David Paterson appointed Chair of NY State Democratic Party

Former Gov. David Paterson and all his baggage will now head the state Democratic Party. Read more: New York Post

AP: Inmate died after 7 days in NYC cell 

After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for seven increasingly agitated days in which he was denied some of his medication, clogged his toilet so that it overflowed, stripped off his clothes and tied a rubber band tightly around his genitals. Read more: ABC New York

9/11 families furious over museum party, planned cafe

Families of 9/11 victims have renewed their call to have the unidentified remains of their loved ones removed from the newly opened Sept. 11 Memorial Museum after it was revealed it was the site of a exclusive party Tuesday night. Read more: am New York

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