Jay-Z, Oprah Visit Grandmother's House in Bed-Stuy

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By Brian Ries
|  Monday, Aug 10, 2009  |  Updated 7:37 AM EDT
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Jay-Z, Oprah Visit Grandmother's House in Bed-Stuy

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 31: Jay-Z performs on stage during the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival at Liberty State Park on July 31, 2009 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Five suspects who savagely beat a 22-year old Pratt student into a coma were captured on surveillance video trying to use the victim's ATM card. [The Local]

This video of a giant waterslide jump really had me convinced for a second there, but like all great Internet videos, me thinks this one's an ad too. [NY Post]

Jay-Z brought Oprah to his grandmother's stoop in Bed-Stuy yesterday. They hung out on the steps, visited the Marcy Projects, and took pictures. Click through for photos of the pair. [Rap Radar]

A hot dog vendor outside the met can keep slingin' buns thanks to a former rival. [Gothamist]

In a crazy turn of events, A family staying in an abandoned church was exposed when a cab driver slammed into the building while he was choked by a passenger. [1010 Wins]

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