Top NYC news: Man exonerated after 25 years in prison; city may have to lay off 22,000 workers; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 25, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in New York City.

Shocking video shows homeless man attacked with firework in New York City

Horrifying video from New York City shows a homeless man being attacked with a firework.

Read the full story on ABC11 WTVD.

New York City man exonerated after spending 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit

Samuel Brownridge was wrongfully convicted for a 1994 murder in St. Albans, Queens.

Read the full story on ABC News.

Pandemic may force New York City to lay off 22,000 workers

"We are runnig out of options here," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, referring to the economic impact of the outbreak. "That is the blunt truth.

Read the full story on The New York Times.

Iconic NYC McDonald's in Times Square closes for good

If you're a tourist in New York City, or even a harried local trying to get across midtown Manhattan, you've seen it, or maybe eaten in it — the giant McDonald's on 42nd Street in Times Square with the Broadway-style marquee. 

Read the full story on NBC10 Boston.

Brooklyn Bloods members slapped with federal charges for brazen gun warfare

Seven members of a Brooklyn Bloods street gang called the Elite Assassin Millas — including the crime outfit's reputed "godfather" — were busted Wednesday for terrorizing East New York with a campaign of gun violence, racketeering and murder, officials said.

Read the full story on New York Post.

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