What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

By Rosa Goldensohn on August 1, 2014 3:19pm 

NEW YORK — This week in New York, bullets flew, soccer coaches spread the word of God and a quiet local hero met the girl whose life he saved. Check out our coverage:

Mystery Boat Under World Trade Center Identified

The mystery of a boat unearthed beneath the World Trade Center site has been solved. Scientists used tree rings to trace the 18th-century origins of the ship’s wood, linking the boat to Colonial-era Philadelphia.

Greenwich Village Shootout Ends in Death of Accused Child Molester

DNAinfo was on the scene of a Greenwich Village shootout between law enforcement officers and an accused child molester on the run from California. Charles Mozdir, 32, was shot 10 times and killed inside Smoking Culture on West Fourth Street. An NYPD detective and two U.S. Marshals were shot in the takedown, but survived.

In Jackson Heights, Soccer Camp Comes With Surprise Sermon

A free soccer camp for kids in Queens comes with some Christian preaching, angry parents told DNAinfo. The soccer missionaries were following games with a 25-minute discussion of Jesus, unbeknownst to parents.

How to Pick Someone Up on the Subway

Still pining after that one-who-got-away by transferring at West 4th Street? Learn such moves as the over-the-shoulder glance and the last-minute phone number snag in DNAinfo’s roundup of expert subway pickup moves.

Wookie, the Dog Who Flew Off the BQE, Is Claimed

A Greenpoint man claimed Wookie, the pitbull who fell almost 15 feet off the BQE and was severely injured. Witnesses said the dog looked like he was thrown.

Could You Pass the New GED Test?

The state's new GED exam is much harder than its predecessor, teachers and students say. See how you would fare on the high school equivalency test by taking our quiz.

Humble Subway Hero Meets Girl He Saved

An NYU food service worker who pushed through a crowd of bystanders to save a girl who fell onto the subway tracks reunited with the girl recently, sharing a two-hour dim sum lunch with her and her parents in Flushing.

Dog Treats You Can Eat

A Bushwick man who loves sharing food with his pup, Guapo, is making dog biscuits that can be enjoyed by humans as well. Flavors like berry and mint are meant to appeal to both species.

5 Peaceful Spots to Recharge in the City

We found five quiet, peaceful places to rest your city-addled mind for a few hours, from sculpture parks to meditation spots. Walk a Brooklyn cemetery, try tai chi in Riverdale or see Staten Island's version of a Tibetan monastery.

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