'Garbage Hat Lady' Sells Trash Hats for $450 Each | Extraordinary People | New York Post



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College Professor Lives Double Life As Fire-Eating Acrobat | Alter Egos | New York Post



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Jones-Rooy fell in love with acrobatics while teaching in Shanghai, China. Now, like any true New Yorker, she takes the subway between gigs. “Circus makes you feel like a superhero,” she told The Post. “You’re waving fire around, you’re defying gravity, you’re balancing crazy stuff.”

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3 Ways Students Cheat To Get Into College | New York Post



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Body Painter Makes Naked People Disappear Into Famous Places | New York Post



Her stunning photographs — which sell for $99 to $2,000 — feature models who are scantily clad or even completely naked. “In New York, we have the Top Free Act, so men and women can be topless,” she told The Post. “And if it’s for the purpose of art, people can be fully nude.”

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Inside The Worst Train Crash in US History | Crazy Interesting Posts | New York Post



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From 'Inside the worst train wreck in NYC history' - https://nypost.com/2018/08/27/inside-the-worst-train-wreck-in-nyc-history/

Exactly one century ago this year, though, the Q and S station was the site of the worst mass-transit accident in New York City history. Today, the crash’s legacy impacts straphangers on a daily basis but has no physical marker, save a handful of burial records and a rumored bump in a wall.

On Nov. 1, 1918, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers went on strike. So, with hardly any training, 23-year-old Brooklyn Rapid Transit employee Edward Luciano became a scab motorman. That evening, after toiling on the job for 10 consecutive hours, Luciano was assigned to drive a rush-hour Brighton Beach Line train (today’s B and Q line) home from Manhattan to the edge of Brooklyn. It was dark by then, the strike had caused delays, the line was a challenging one, and Luciano was unfamiliar with it, exhausted and intent on making up for lost time. Disaster awaited.

Luciano lost control of the train almost immediately, not versed in the complex braking maneuvers necessary to ease the wooden five-car train along the stretch’s steep, curving tracks. His driving was so erratic that passengers exited in droves during the preceding stations, emptying the train by half. Still, 400 straphangers were inside when tragedy struck.

Driving the train at such a rapid clip that it was unable to brake for a station on its route, Luciano took a hairpin S-curve in a 6-mph zone at 44 mph. The train jumped the track and crashed into a concrete wall.

The wooden car roofs were sheared off. Glass from broken windows impaled bodies. The screams carried to the street, where a ticket seller called for the police. BRT electricians, not knowing the third rail had been ripped up in the wreck, assumed deliberate damage from union members and restored power — electrocuting dozens of survivors limping to safety. Ebbets Field became a makeshift hospital for the hundreds of injured. In all, the death toll clocked near 100.

Luciano, physically unscathed, ran home in hysterics.

According to a series of graphic New York Times headlines, the crash was heard a mile away. “Thousands seek friends,” blares one line. “Rescue hindered by jam of debris in narrow tunnel — hardly a soul escapes from first car,” and “Scores killed or maimed in Brighton tunnel wreck; first car crashes into tunnel pier and other cars grind it to splinters.”

A historic and sensational case was brought against the BRT following the accident, marking “the first time railroad management was brought to account for a fatal accident,” according to Stan Fischler’s “Uptown Downtown: A Trip Through Time on New York’s Subways,” which includes a deeply researched account of the tragedy, including firsthand stories.

In response to the cry for improved safety measures, “trippers,” a concept still in use today, were implemented to prevent trains from speeding and running red signals. The “dead man’s switch” was also birthed in the aftermath of the wreck: Should a motorman die, or let go of the controls for some other reason, a dead man’s switch will bring the train to a halt.

While the waves of change in the wake of the catastrophe are difficult to measure so many years later, it is easy to count the physical remainders, as there are hardly any. Malbone Street was rechristened Empire Boulevard, the old name too full of death. The BRT went bankrupt the very next month and eventually returned as the BMT, or Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.

Off Empire Boulevard, though, there’s still a one-block stretch called Malbone Street. No plaques adorn it or the police precinct a block away in memoriam; only for those who know does the little strip feel somewhat ominous.

The records at Green-Wood Cemetery hold the gory details of the crash’s impact on individual bodies. In the flourishing cursive handwriting of a cemetery office clerk, a November 1918 ledger includes 13 entries in which the place of death includes “Malbone Street” or, in one case, “BRT accident.” The listed causes include multiple fractured skulls, alongside the victim’s age, place of birth, last address and grave lot.

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'Luca Two Times' is Instagram's 11-Year-Old Food Review Prodigy | New York Post



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From 'This kid knows where to find the best Italian food in NYC' - https://nypost.com/2018/07/10/instagrams-favorite-food-critic-is-just-11-years-old/

He has more than 10,000 Instagram followers, hangs out with chefs, photographers and podcasters and gets his tab picked up by local restaurateurs.

And he’s 11 years old.

The kid in question is Luca Marconi, a fifth grader who, under his Instagram handle @LucaTwoTimes, is also a big-talking food reviewer. For the last year, the cuddly Williamsburg, Brooklyn, boy has been a tireless chronicler of all things edible.

“This burrata bounces the flavor out, makes it much better,” he declares in one video. Later, he says, “This chicken tenderloin is fire!”

Whether he’s reviewing grilled squid or ice cream, Luca’s enthusiasm is all encompassing.

“He eats everything,” says his 47-year-old mom, Lucia Marconi. She says Luca comes by his appetite honestly: Not only does she, a native New Yorker with Italian roots, cook at home, but his dad, Michele, is a 54-year-old pastry chef from Teggiano, Italy, which the family visits each summer.

Luca first came into the spotlight while dancing on an Instagram video shot by family friend Sabino Curcio, 28, who runs Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe, a Brooklyn deli. That video caught the eye of Curcio’s friend, Nicolas Heller, the self-described “unofficial talent scout of New York City,” whose @NewYorkNico Instagram account has 134,000 followers.

“[Heller] texted me saying, ‘I want to meet him. This kid is special,’ ” Curcio tells The Post.

‘People like him so much because he’s so natural and funny about it.’
The three got together last June at the panini shop, where Heller suggested Luca review a sandwich while the seasoned Instagrammer prompted him to talk about it. “He really got all the talent out of me,” Luca says of Heller.

In a medium known for being carefully curated, Luca’s boyish excitement stands out.

“People like him so much because he’s so natural and funny about it,” Lucia says of her third and youngest child. “He’s a cute, little Italian boy who loves food.”

Luca reviews whatever restaurant catches his eye; often it’s a restaurant owned by Curcio’s friends, who sometimes provide free chow. Unlike his Instagram handle — that “twotimes” comes from “Goodfellas,” a flick he’s never seen — Luca does one take only. Curcio coaches him through it, focusing the easily distracted performer by asking guiding questions.

Luca’s weekly posts often feature friends twice his age. Then again, his brothers are 10 and 15 years his senior. Luca believes that’s made him “more mature and more intelligent.”

His mom agrees. “He has a good mind for an 11-year-old,” says Lucia, who works for the city’s Department of Education. “And he knows that school comes first.”

He’s also humble. At last week’s barbecue celebrating Luca’s reaching his 10,000th Instagram follower, “the first thing he did,” Curcio says, “was thank me and his mom.”

Going forward, Luca has big plans. For his 11th birthday in June, he received his own iPhone X, so he doesn’t have to post from his mom or Curcio’s phone anymore. “The hard work paid off,” says Luca, who makes no money from his reviews.

He also has academic aspirations. “I want to be a lawyer, because I want to help my community and make sure they’re safe,” he says.

Till then, there’s middle school, which Luca enters in the fall. Like all things in his life, he’s excited to jump in and take a bite. Or, as he says, “Come on, guys, let’s eat!”

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Michael Cohen Testimony (Live Stream Recording) | New York Post



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6 Comeback Kids Who Overcame Adversity and Beat the Odds | New York Post



"Awesome kid dances days after getting a life-saving heart transplant" (June 13, 2017): https://nypost.com/video/awesome-kid-dances-days-after-getting-a-life-saving-heart-transplant/
Amari Hall danced from his hospital bed just six days after receiving a new heart. The dancing 16-year-old’s life-saving transplant took place at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Now Amari may be hitting the dance floor in no time.

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0:55 - "Boy with robotic arm can now play catch" (February 22, 2018): https://nypost.com/video/boy-with-robotic-arm-can-now-play-catch/
When Callum Miller discovered a charity that could make a robotic limb for his disabled son, Jamie, he was ecstatic. Then he discovered there was an 18-month wait list, and decided he would just build a limb himself. He used a 3D printer from eBay and designs he found on the internet, and 10-year-old Jamie can now throw a ball between his two hands.

1:57 - Brain-damaged toddler miraculously healed by oxygen chamber (July 25, 2017): https://nypost.com/video/brain-damaged-toddler-miraculously-healed-by-oxygen-chamber/
Two-year-old Eden Carlson made a full recovery after a drowning accident left the child brain-dead. After dozens of oxygen treatments at Louisiana State University Health’s hyperbaric chamber, the tot is walking, talking, eating and playing.

3:36 - #Albino kids whose arms were brutally hacked off are getting prosthetic limbs (June 9, 2017): https://nypost.com/video/albino-kids-whose-arms-were-brutally-hacked-off-are-getting-prosthetic-limbs/
After being attacked for their body parts in Tanzania, four children with albinism have received new limbs at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. This is the kids’ second visit to the U.S., thanks to the New York-based Global Medical Relief Fund, whose motto is “One Child at a Time.”

4:32 - #Baby born with cleft lip gets a second chance to #smile (October 22, 2018): https://nypost.com/video/baby-born-with-cleft-lip-gets-a-second-chance-to-smile/
Six-month-old Cam Martin was born with a cleft lip and palate. Because of this, the newborn was unable to breastfeed and had difficulty moving his mouth. But after his recent plastic surgery, he can finally smile.

5:20 - One-legged 'miracle' toddler climbs the stairs all on his own (July 9, 2018): https://nypost.com/video/one-legged-miracle-toddler-climbs-the-stairs-all-on-his-own/
After complications during his mother’s pregnancy, Lucas Bobakov was born with a massive blood clot in his leg that forced doctors to amputate it. That hasn’t held the little guy back, and his parents released this video of Lucas walking up the stairs all by himself at just 19 months old.

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$9M Gold Heist, Largest in US History, Dubbed The Perfect Crime | Crazy Interesting Posts | NY Post



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From UPI.com - https://www.upi.com/Archives/1983/02/11/Two-bandits-wearing-nylon-stockings-over-their-heads-burst/3641413787600/

"NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -- Two bandits wearing nylon stockings over their heads burst into a jewelry warehouse, tied up the owner and two employees and 'got away clean' with $9-million in gold, police said today.

FBI spokesman Chris Mazzella said the owner and two employees of Golden Door Jewelry Creations were tied with tape and gagged by the men, who fled with 900 pounds of gold bars, spools, chains and jewelry.

'They got away clean,' said Dade County police Sgt. William McArthur.

The armed robbers barged into the warehouse by a side entrance about 6:15 p.m. EST Thursday during a severe thunderstorm, Mazzella said.

Owner Shaul Crediniosu, 59, and two of his employees, Amir Michan, 24, and Alex Salamow, 49, 'were doing some work after hours' at the time the bandits struck.

Authorities said the door the bandits used was unlocked when they entered.

The men made Crediniosu open a safe, then threw a shirt over his head and bound him and his employees with tape, police said.

'We're thanking God right now that we're alive,' said one of the employees.

Police said the dollar value of $9 million tops a robbery of $8 million worth of gold and silver from a warehouse in Little River in March 1980.

Because the owner and the employees were bound, they were unable to observe the vehicle the men fled in, police said.

Police were notified of the heist about half hour after it occurred when one of the employees broke loose and called officers.

'They just worked the tape loose -- one of the victims did -- and he freed the others,' Ader said.

The FBI was later called into the investigation because of the large amount of money involved.

'The only thing I can say is that we are investigating and it was approximately a $7 to $9 million heist in gold,' said FBI agent Don Perusi. He said that no arrests had been made.

Police said that Golden Door refined, melted and sold gold, and manufactured gold jewelry."

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Baba The Cosmic Barber Gave the World's Greatest Head Massage | Extraordinary People | New York Post



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How Alexander Hamilton's Sex Scandal Launched the New York Post | Crazy Interesting Posts



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From Wikipedia.org: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton #Reynolds_affair_scandal

"In the summer of 1797 Hamilton became the first major American politician publicly involved in a sex scandal. Six years earlier, in the summer of 1791, 34-year-old Hamilton started an affair with 23-year-old Maria Reynolds. According to Hamilton's recount, Maria approached him at his house in Philadelphia, claiming that her husband, James Reynolds, had abandoned her and she wished to return to her relatives in New York but lacked the means. Hamilton retrieved her address and delivered her $30 personally at her boarding house where she led him into her bedroom and "Some conversation ensued from which it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable". The two began an intermittent illicit affair that lasted approximately until June 1792.

Over the course of that year, while the affair took place, James Reynolds was well aware of his wife's unfaithfulness. He continually supported their relationship to regularly gain blackmail money from Hamilton. The common practice in the day was for the wronged husband to seek retribution in a pistol duel, but Reynolds, realizing how much Hamilton had to lose if his activity came into public view, insisted on monetary compensation instead. After an initial request of $1,000 to which Hamilton complied, Reynolds invited Hamilton to renew his visits to his wife "as a friend" only to extort forced "loans" after each visit that the most likely colluding Maria solicited with her letters. In the end the blackmail payments totaled over $1,300 including the initial extortion. Hamilton at this point was possibly aware of both Reynoldses being involved in the blackmail[ and welcomed as well as strictly complied with Reynolds' request to end the affair.

In November 1792 James Reynolds and his associate Jacob Clingman were arrested for counterfeiting and speculating in veteran back wages. Clingman was released on bail and relayed information to James Monroe that Reynolds had evidence that would incriminate Hamilton. Monroe consulted with Congressmen Muhlenberg and Venable on what actions to take and the Congressmen confronted Hamilton on December 15, 1792. Hamilton refuted the suspicions of speculation by exposing his affair with Maria and producing as evidence the letters by both Reynoldses, proving that his payments to James Reynolds related to blackmail over his adultery, and not to treasury misconduct. The trio were to keep the documents privately with the utmost confidence.

In the summer of 1797, however, when "notoriously scurrilous journalist" James T. Callender published A History of the United States for the Year 1796, it contained accusations of James Reynolds being an agent of Hamilton, using documents from the confrontation of December 15, 1792. On July 5, 1797, Hamilton wrote to Monroe, Muhlenberg and Venable asking them to confirm that there was nothing that would damage the perception of his integrity while Secretary of Treasury. All complied with Hamilton's request but Monroe. Hamilton then published a 100-page booklet, later usually referred to as the Reynolds Pamphlet, and discussed the affair in exquisite detail. Hamilton's wife Elizabeth eventually forgave him, but not Monroe. Although he faced ridicule from the Democratic-Republican faction, he maintained his availability for public service."

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Proud Dad Opens Up About His Miracle Baby's First Steps (Exclusive Interview) | New York Post



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Then one night, Bakana, who lives in Buffalo, New York, noticed that 11-month-old Lawren was standing without any support. “The couch that you see, she was holding on to it and she let go! When she let go, she was standing there for about a minute, and I ran and grabbed the phone, because I was like, 'Yo, I swear she’s gonna walk!' The moment, and Bakana’s joy, are captured in an emotional video.

After several months, he decided to share the footage online, for no reason other than he was just proud of his little girl. It turns out many other people were also touched by the video. “I posted it and next thing I know, it was like, 2,000 plays and told my girlfriend 'Babe, it’s gonna go viral, I already know it.'” Now, five months later, Lawren is running around like a champ.

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Snail Mail Pen Pals of 65 Years Meet for the First Time | New York Post



Watch their emotional meeting in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. “I’m going to cry,” Paulette Thibault said after laying eyes on her Scottish pen pal, Jean Hall, for the first time.

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Victorian Era Couple Live Like It's The 19th Century | Extraordinary People | New York Post



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Man Does 14,553 Push-Ups, One for Every Person Lost to Gun Violence in America | New York Post


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