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He allegedly used bedding and towels to set fires at two New York City boutique hotels where he worked as security director for four years total. By Thomas Tracy , Vera Chinese AND Mark Morales / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, September 22, 2013, 7:33 PM Comment FDNY officials claim Mariano Barbosa set fires in New York City hotels so that they would temporarily shut down and he could go to a free hotel room and drink the afternoon away. Conflicting pictures emerged about a hotel security director in New York who allegedly set fires to get out of work, with a co-worker calling him a normal person as authorities gave new details about his four-year spree. Mariano Barbosa, 26, is being held on arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges and prosecutors revealed how he committed the crimes. Frank Franklin II/AP The Yotel Hotel in New York offers a luggage robot. Too bad a security director can’t also be replaced by an automaton, or the Yotel could have avoided several fires allegedly set by former security chief Mariano Barbosa. Barbosa lit up bedding materials in his first fire in February 2009 while heading security at the Soho Grand Hotel, according to court documents. Barry Winiker/Getty Images The Soho Grand Hotel in downtown Manhattan has the dubious distinction of being where former security director Mariano Barbosa allegedly set his first deliberate fire. At the Yotel Hotel, Barbosa used a towel in three separate incidents and bed sheets in two others from October 2011 to this month, court documents show. RELATED: CITY CORRECTION OFFICER WHO TORCHED BROOKLYN BUILDING CHARGED WITH ARSON Kendall Rodriguez Mariano Barbosa was arraigned Sunday morning in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges that he allegedly set series of arson fires in New York City hotels where he worked. A Yotel co-worker was stunned.

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As we noted earlier, re-aggravated the foot a little, more than likely out for Sunday. #nyg Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) September 20, 2013 Of the new injuries, the ones that are probably most concerning are those suffered by Hynoski and Baas. Hynoski was seen with his left arm in a sling after the Giants loss to Carolina. He was announced as having a fractured shoulder. Hynoski, who fought his way back from knee surgery, could be done for the season depending on the severity of the injury, especially if there was any cartilage or ligament damage done. Baas, who underwent multiple surgeries in the offseason, developed a neck issue for which he had an MRI on Monday, according to a report from Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger . Orralso reported that Snee was sent for an MRI on the hip he had surgically repaired in February. Taylor, who had been seen with his left arm in a sling following Sundays game, told reporters on Monday that hes been getting treatment for his injury. No longer in a sling, Taylor expressed confidence that he would be ready for Sundays game against the Chiefs. What Must Improve 1. The Offensive Line The Giants’ offensive line continues to suffer breakdowns in pass protection and in run-blocking.

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Andrei Kirilenko, Minnesota Timberwolves to Brooklyn Nets: Hell make a third of what he could have with the Twolves, but the Russian small forward is going to be an essential part of the Nets as a defensive leader and versatile reserve. Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports 14. Luis Scola, Phoenix Suns to Indiana Pacers: One of the most basketball-savvy power forwards in the game, Scola will take a bench role with the Pacers, happy to have been traded to a contender. Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports 15. Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings to New Orleans Pelicans: The 2009-10 rookie of the year was stuck in a rut with the Kings, but a sign-and-trade deal could give him new life with the emerging Pelicans. Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports 16. Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers to Phoenix Suns: After three years developing behind Chris Paul, Bledsoe was traded and could start at either guard spot for the Suns as a top scoring threat. Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports 17. Monta Ellis, Milwaukee Bucks to Dallas Mavericks: The enigmatic gunslinger didnt get the money he hoped for in free agency, but he landed with a Mavericks team that could use his scoring from the perimeter. Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports 18. Greivis Vasquez, New Orleans Pelicans to Sacramento Kings: An accessory in the Tyreke Evans sign-and-trade deal, Vasquez led the NBA last season with 704 assists (9.0 a game). Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports 19. J.J. Redick, Milwaukee Bucks to Los Angeles Clippers: After a half-season in Milwaukee, one of the NBAs best shooters will be a perfect role player for the contending Clippers. Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports 20. Jarrett Jack, Golden State Warriors to Cleveland Cavaliers: After finishing second in sixth man of the year voting last season, Jack will back up oft-injured Kyrie Irving for the now-loaded Cavaliers. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports 21. Robin Lopez, New Orleans Pelicans to Portland Trail Blazers: Overshadowed by twin Brook Lopez of the Nets, the defensive-minded center should be exactly what the Blazers need after starting J.J. Hickson last year. Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen 22. Jared Dudley, Phoenix Suns to Los Angeles Clippers: After five years of quietly establishing himself in Phoenix, the small forward should be a starter and key support piece for the contending Clippers.

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Firefighters walk amid the wreckage of boardwalk businesses after a fire swept through Seaside Heights almost a year after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal) Emmanuel Perrotin poses for a portrait in the New York branch of his gallery, Galerie Perrotin, among sculptures by Paola Pivi. Mr. Perrotin, 45 years old, is well-regarded in the art world for being quick to identify emerging talent. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal) New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly holds an AK-47 recovered in an undercover operation during a news conference on Thursday. Two men were charged with illegally selling more than four dozen guns to an undercover detective. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) A guest communicates through gestures while participating in a four-course silent dinner at Eat in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Sunday. It was a pilot run for what the restaurant hopes to make a monthly event. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) Seferino Cotzojay, assistant winemaker at Bedell Cellars, loads harvested grapes into a crusher on Wednesday. Mr. Cotzojay has been working at Bedell since 2005, when he answered an ad for a worker that had been posted in the local paper. (Gordon M. Grant for The Wall Street Journal) Michal Litwiniec, left, Marek Otwinowski, Pawel Czepukowski and Igor Gawlikowski, members of the Polish group Karbido, rehearse at their musical table, which has a bass attachment and hidden strings. The group performs in the U.S.