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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, July 13

Friday, July 13, 2018 

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1. 'Not Worth It!' Child Decries 4-Hour NYC Build-a-Bear Ordeal

Parents and children waited in line for hours outside a New York City Build-a-Bear workshop to cash in on the company's first-of-its-kind "pay your age" promotion only to be told they would not be allowed inside.

The same fate befell shoppers at every one of the company's workshops in the United States and Canada on Monday as Build-a-Bear Workshop, which had offered people the chance to pay their age for any stuffable animal, had to shut it down due to "extreme crowding" and potentially dangerous congestion.

At a Build-a-Bear workshop on 34th Street, parents with small children still waiting on line at 1:30 p.m. said they been there since 7 a.m. The line -- which stretched around half a block to Sixth Avenue -- was closed, but some patrons were still being allowed to trickle in.

Read more here.

2. "This Is Us," "Game of Thrones" and "Handmaid's Tale" Among Emmy Nominees

The 70th Emmy Awards nominees have been announced and HBO juggernaut "Game of Thrones" led the way earning a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations, including for best drama series.

The fantasy saga based on George R.R. Martin's novels is a two-time best drama series winner and back in the running for honors for its next-to-last season after a production delay kept it out of the 2017 competition. The previous high for "Game of Thrones" was 24 nominations in 2015. It got 23 nods in 2016 but wasn't eligible last year.

Upon hearing the news several Emmy nominees took to social media to express their delight.

Read more here.

3. For One Day Only, Head to the Beach in Manhattan

For one day only, you can hit the beach without ever leaving Manhattan. 

The Waterfront Alliance is opening up a normally off-limits beach underneath the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday as part of the City of Water Festival. 

You might not be cable to catch many rays from the spot, but you will get to see people try to make and test life-size paper boats. 

Read more here.

For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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