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Top NYC news: Elmo accused of groping girl; debate continues over biking, helmets in city; more

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in New York City.

Elmo accused of groping girl on school trip in Times Square

A man dressed as Elmo in Times Square allegedly groped a 14-year-old tourist who was visiting New York City with a school group over the weekend, police said. 

Read the full story on NBC LA.

New York City woman being held in Russia after arrest with medical marijuana

Audrey Lorber's congressman on Staten Island said, "No American citizen should be held in jail for a medical condition."

Read the full story on MSNBC.

Debate goes on over biking, helmets and rides through New York City

A bike battle is brewing in the city in the wake of increased cyclist deaths. Dr. Joseph Herrera, chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Mount Sinai Health System, spoke with CBSN New York's Jessica Layton about helmets and injury risks.

Read the full story on CBS New York.

How to follow (and listen to) Recode’s Code Commerce conference in New York City

Leaders from Walmart, The RealReal, Birkenstock, Uber, and more join us next week.

Read the full story on Vox.

Video of toddler 'besties' running toward each other, hugging in NYC goes viral

Two toddlers in New York City are warming hearts all over Facebook after one dad posted a video of these two "besties."

Read the full story on ABC30 Action News.


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