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3-Year-Old to Play at Carnegie Hall After Becoming Youngest Elite International Music Competition Winner

Brigitte Xie, 3, will be one of the youngest people to ever perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. 

The performance:  The young pianist from Ridgefield, Conn., became the youngest first-place winner of the Elite International Music Competition earlier this spring, which landed her a performance in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in November, according to New York Post.

NYPD, Scuba Divers, K-9 Continue Search for Missing 80-Year-Old Man Last Seen in SI Park

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The NYPD deployed personnel from its scuba team and the Emergency Service Unit K-9 Division as the search continues for the 80-year-old man in Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, New York.

The details: Je Park appeared to “vanish without a trace” while visiting the park with his daughter, Jean, and 6-year-old granddaughter on May 27, Staten Island Live reported.

NY Judge Orders Nursing Agency to Pay Filipino Nurses $1.56 Million for Threatening Them With Fines

A New York federal judge ordered a nursing agency and recruiter to pay $1.56 million on Tuesday, for threatening the Filipino nurses they brought to the U.S. with large fines if they prematurely left their jobs.

Breach of contract: Prompt Nursing Employment Agency LLC, which conducts business as Sentosa Services, was found to have violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and broken its contract with threats to harm the nurses financially, reported Bloomberg Law

NYC Mayor Announces Initiative, Partnership with Six Organizations to Tackle Hate Crimes

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deborah Lauter, executive director of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC), officially launched the Partners Against the Hate (P.A.T.H.) FORWARD initiative that will help tackle hate crimes in New York City.

The initiative will consist of a partnership with six anchor organizations selected by the city to help reduce bias crimes and expand reporting and services for victims, an announcement explained on Thursday.

Commuters, Subway Operator Save Asian Man Thrown Onto Train Tracks in Queens

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Commuters and a quick-thinking subway operator saved an Asian man from certain death after he was thrown onto train tracks in Queens in New York on Monday morning.

The incident: Local authorities are looking for the suspect who pushed the 36-year-old victim onto the southbound tracks at the 21st-Queensbridge Station at around 7:45 a.m. just as an F train was arriving, reported NBC Bay Area