NYC to pay homeless people's rent if they leave town, 25-year sentence for samurai-sword landlord killer, more

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The city is offering to pay homeless families' rent for a year if they move out of town (WNYC)

Take a peek inside Goosebumps author R.L. Stine's Upper West Side apartment, which he renovated extensively to fit a pool table (New York Times)

A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing his Kensington landlord with a samurai sword (Brooklyn Paper)

The subway system's general inaccessibility to people with disabilities is made worse by chronically broken elevators and escalators (NY1)

De Blasio passionately fought Walmart's bid to open a store in New York City six years ago, but now, as mayor, he's all but begging small-retailer killer Amazon to set up its second headquarters here (Gothamist)

Felonious former Staten Island congressman Michael Grimm is planning to run for his old seat again (Staten Island Advance)

Two remaining sections of the old Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up this Sunday morning (DNAinfo)