There's less explanation for “80 Stings” as a title, though the drawing of a little blonde-haired bee on the single's cover art suggests that perhaps Beasley's name has led him to identify with the insect. (It should be noted, however, that bees have been claimed as rap avatars.) Beasley didn't respond to a …
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Track work at Penn Station is causing some Long Island Rail Road, NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak trains to be rerouted starting Monday. While the work to repair and replace the aging, problematic tracks in and out of Penn means some commuter trains will be rerouted, the impact on commuters, according to rail officials, won’t be as significant as the changes riders dealt with last summer. Transit Changes: LIRR | NJ TRANSIT | Amtrak For those who ride the LIRR, a total of eight trains will be affected on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma branches. Five of the 98 morning rush hour trains and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains will be rerouted. To ease the impact on riders, the rail road is adding five trains before and after rush hour and they plan to add cars to five trains to increase seating capacity. For NJ TRANSIT commuters on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line, five trains will be impacted — two during the morning rush and three during the evening peak. Mon, Jan 8 service on NEC & NJCL will be adjusted to accommodate Amtrak track rehabilitation work at PSNY. During this time, schedules will be modified. Other train lines will have adjustments. All customers are encouraged to check timetables carefully: https://t.co/ktpEYSf8B4 pic.twitter.com/Wne5V9tKN6 — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) January 5, 2018 Officials say Amtrak trains schedules will have minor modifications. The service changes will last through May.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate has been sentenced to time served for a gun charge. A judge sentenced Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on Friday and denied his attorneys’ request for a new trial for the conviction on illegal gun possession. Garcia Zarate will now be taken into federal custody. Garcia Zarate had been deported five times before Kate Steinle was fatally shot in 2015. San Francisco officials released him from jail several weeks before the shooting, ignoring a federal request to detain him for a sixth deportation in line with a “sanctuary city” policy. His acquittal reignited the furor of critics who say Steinle’s death shows the need for tougher immigration policies. (© Copyright 201 7 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast rewritten or redistributed.)
Released in July, the record details Mensa's battles with depression and his unlikely rise in the hip-hop world. Overseen by high-profile producer No I.D. (who earned a Grammy nod for his work with Mensa and Jay-Z's “4:44”), “The Autobiography” is an album befitting of a young artist with a lot to say.
Photo Credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Best of Burlesque Bring on the fishnets and feather boas! Four nights of shimmying stripteases come with the 15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival, kicking off this Thursday. Expect performers from near and far, including local favorites such as the World Famous *Bob* and Darlinda Just Darlinda, to bring the razzle dazzle. There will also be plenty of live music, comedy, and variety acts sprinkled in each evening. The weekend ends with the Golden Pasties awards on Sunday, where the boldest queens are crowned in categories such as The Catch And Release Artist Award (for burlesque’s serial dater) and The Rear Of The Year Award (for best booty, of course). Check out the full list of festivities and grab your tickets now. Photo Credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Towering Over Central Park There’s nothing like a bird’s eye view of Central Park — and a new proposed project will make it possible without a Fifth Avenue apartment. Design firm DFA has come up with the idea of building a 712-foot wooden tower in the middle of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The Central Park Tower, which looks quite skinny to avoid casting a major shadow over prime sun-bathing space, would double as an observation deck as well as a filtration device for the water. “DFA envisions a temporary landmark that is remarkably of its time to creatively transform the reservoir into one of New York’s boldest urban amenities,” said studio founder Laith Sayigh. “This conceptual project pushes the boundaries of what we perceive is possible in a city as dense, historic and environmentally vulnerable as ours.” It would inevitably be crowded with tourists, but these photos kind of make the climb seem worth it anyway. Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images Pony Up Don’t be surprised if Central Park smells more like horse droppings than usual — the Rolex Central Park Horse Show prances into Wollman Rink this week. Some of the biggest equestrian competitors in the world, including Georgina Bloomberg and Kent Farrington, will go head-to-head in show jumping, dressage competitions, trained exhibition acts, and more. And hey, you can head to the zoo for some more animals after! Purchase tickets to the action-packed $50,000 Arena Eventing competition on Saturday, or check out the full schedule of events here. Photo Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Work Out With a Pro Motivation is hard to come by when it’s time to head to the gym and get moving. Every excuse is out there — how many times has “I’ll start my workout routine tomorrow” or “I’m just not feeling great today” crossed your mind? Well, what if a professional athlete was watching you exercise? Would that get your butt in gear? MetroPlus Health Plan and AMP Radio are teaming up with Assemblywoman Pam Harris to bring Brooklynites a workout they’ll never forget, featuring New York Jets player Buster Skrine. This cornerback knows a thing or two about a worthwhile workout, so a meet and greet with him will kick this free community exercise session — featuring focus on cardio, strength, and dance — up a few notches. It all goes down September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kaiser Park in Brooklyn. Learn more about the free event here.
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