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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Monday, Oct. 15

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Monday, Oct. 15

    What to Know

    • A firefighter was seriously injured while putting out a blaze inside a Bronx apartment where officials say there was a marijuana grow house

    • A man was charged with assault as a hate crime in a beating of a Jewish man in the middle of a Brooklyn street, officials say

    • No more late nights at the Coffee Shop on Union Square

    Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 

    Happy Monday! Grab that umbrella. There will be showers around for much of the day, especially during both commutes. Highs will reach the upper 60s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. FDNYer Hurt in Fall Battling Fire at Marijuana Grow House

    A firefighter was seriously injured Sunday while putting out a blaze inside a Bronx apartment where officials say there was a marijuana grow house, the FDNY says.

    The injured firefighter fell off an extension ladder after the fire broke out on the top floor of a three-story building on Mayflower Avenue in the Pelham Bay neighborhood, the FDNY said. It was under control by 9 p.m.

    The firefighter, who hasn't been identified, suffered back and leg injuries and has 12 years on the job. He fell 30 feet to the ground after falling from the ladder. He was taken to Jacobi Hospital to be treated and is in serious, but stable condition.

    Read more here.

    2. Man Charged With Hate Crime in Brooklyn Beating: Police

    A man was charged with assault as a hate crime in a beating of a Jewish man in the middle of a Brooklyn street on Sunday morning, officials said.

    Farrukh Afzal, 37, of Staten Island, was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime, criminal mischief and harassment, the NYPD said.

    Police said they found him beating a 62-year-old man at 46th Street and 13th Avenue in Boro Park.

    Read more here.

    3. Go-to NYC Coffee Shop Closes Doors for Good

    No more late nights at the Coffee Shop on Union Square. 

    The restaurant closed its doors for good at two a.m. Monday. The Brazilian-American restaurant was the go-to place at 16th and Union Square West for nearly 30 years. 

    The owner tells Forbes the restaurant was done in by rising costs of rent and wages. 

    Read more here.

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