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Try to Crash NYC
Nov 30, 2023 6:11 AM CST
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Try to Crash NYC Tree Lighting
NYPD kept demonstrators away from holiday event, with a 'handful' of arrests made
- Thousands converged on New York City's Rockefeller Center on a frigid Wednesday night to get close to the annual Christmas tree lighting—among them, a throng of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in support of Gaza. WABC reports that at least 500 protesters rallied outside the News Corp. building at 47th Street...
US: 'Defendant Conspired From
India' to Have This Man Killed
Nov 29, 2023 11:10 AM CST
US: 'Defendant Conspired From India' to Have This Man Killed
American prosecutors have charged an Indian man who they say tried to hire a hit man
- US prosecutors have charged an Indian man with trying to take out a hit on a US citizen living in New York City. In an indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors allege Nikhil Gupta, 52, paid someone he believed to be a hit man $100,000 to murder Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. The...
Visitors Fret at
Slime in NYC
Nov 4, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Locals Shrug, Visitors Fret at Bright-Green Slime in NYC
Freon? Plumbers' dye? 'Ghostbusters' fuel? No one seems to know
- What is it? Where did it come from? Is it dangerous? Those are the three questions Insider posed Friday after a strange, neon-green slime oozed into lower Manhattan this week, worrying tourists even as locals walked right past it without much concern. "So there's literal green sludge bubbling...
This Is the Most
Dangerous City to Drive In
Oct 24, 2023 5:43 PM CDT
This Is the Most Dangerous City to Drive In
Detroit is the most risky, while New York is safest, per SellMax
- There's a risk anytime you get behind the wheel, but driving in some places is more dangerous than others. Using stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SellMax looked at cities across the US, grouping fatality data based on speeding, DUIs, and other variables. The car-selling site found...
So This Happened
to a Parked
Oct 23, 2023 11:31 AM CDT
So This Happened to a Parked JetBlue Plane
Plane landed at JFK, then rocked back at a 30-degree angle during deplaning
- JetBlue officials say a plane rocked back with its nose pointed skyward after landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport because of a shift in weight on the aircraft, reports the AP . Videos posted on social media show Flight 662 from Bridgetown, Barbados, at the passenger gate...
Defiant Trump Arrives for Trial:
Americans Won't 'Stand for It'
Oct 2, 2023 10:19 AM CDT
Defiant Trump Arrives for Trial: Americans Won't 'Stand for It'
Former president is in New York City over lawsuit alleging business fraud
Updated with new details.
Donald Trump on Monday denounced the civil fraud case over his business practices as a politically motivated "scam" as he arrived defiantly in New York City for a trial in the lawsuit. "This is a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all...
Amid NYC Flooding,
Sea Lion Makes
a Break for It
Sep 30, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Amid NYC Flooding, Sea Lion Makes a Break for It
Creature was able to swim out of her enclosure as pool overflowed at Central Park Zoo
- The governor of New York and mayor of New York City urged everyone to stay home Friday amid chaotic flooding caused by heavy rains, but one party didn't get the message, or chose to ignore it. ABC News reports that a sea lion at the Central Park Zoo made...
NYC Local: 'Never Seen
Anything Like This in My Life'
Sep 29, 2023 1:20 PM CDT
NYC Local: 'Never Seen Anything Like This in My Life'
Gov. Hochul declares state of emergency in New York metropolitan area due to heavy rain, floods
- New York's governor has declared a state of emergency for the New York City area, as heavy rains brought flash floods Friday that were "shutting down entire subway lines, turning major roadways into lakes, and sending children to the upper floors of flooding schoolhouses," per the
Taylor Swift's NYC Apartment
Is Now Sophie Turner's Home
Sep 28, 2023 11:00 AM CDT
Taylor Swift's NYC Apartment Is Now Sophie Turner's Home
Singer has lent 'Game of Thrones' actor, 2 kids her Tribeca digs amid latter's split from Joe Jonas
- As the ugly Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner breakup wages on, a big name is helping Turner out on the living arrangements front. Page Six reports that Taylor Swift, who's been seen keeping the
Game of Thrones
actor company in the wake of her split with the Jonas Brothers singer, has...
On NYC's Labor Day Weekend,
a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'
Sep 2, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'
NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings
- Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...
Has Bad News for
'Central Park Karen'
Jun 9, 2023 8:00 AM CDT
Appeals Court Has Bad News for 'Central Park Karen'
That court dismisses suit against firm that fired Amy Cooper after she called cops on Black birder
- In September, US District Judge Ronnie Abrams dismissed a suit from Amy Cooper—a white woman fired from her job after calling 911 on a Black bird-watcher in NYC's Central Park—against her former employer. On Thursday, an appeals court upheld that decision, ruling that Cooper's complaint, in...
Made NYC's Air
Worst in the World
Jun 7, 2023 11:40 AM CDT
Wildfire Smoke Made NYC's Air Worst in the World
Canadian wildfires have brought unhealthy air to much of the eastern US
- In New York City, officials have asked vulnerable people to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside—and it's nothing to do with COVID. Smoke from Canadian wildfires has made the city's air quality "very unhealthy," Mayor Eric Adams said late Tuesday, urging all...
New York City Enacts
'Homeless Bill of Rights'
May 31, 2023 2:46 PM CDT
New York City Enacts 'Homeless Bill of Rights'
A new law reaffirms New Yorkers' right to sleep outdoors, with restrictions
- New York Mayor Eric Adams allowed a “Homeless Bill of Rights” to become law over the weekend, reports the AP , a step supporters say will strengthen legal protections for the unhoused in a city struggling with a record number of people in its shelter system. The measure passed the...
College Prof Fired After
Confrontation With Journalists
May 24, 2023 3:07 PM CDT
College Prof Fired After Confrontation With Journalists
Hunter College's Shellyne Rodriguez chased after 'New York Post' reporter, photog with machete
- Hunter College adjunct professor Shellyne Rodriguez was initially embroiled in controversy over a viral video showing her cursing at anti-abortion students. But all that was overshadowed Tuesday when the 45-year-old was captured in another video chasing journalists with a machete. A reporter and photographer from the
New York Post
NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on
Leave After Weird Bike Incident
May 18, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on Leave After Weird Bike Incident
White woman appears to try to push Black man off Citi Bike he says he rented
- A Bellevue Hospital employee is on leave after an odd bike incident was captured on video. The woman, wearing NYC Health + Hospitals scrubs, is shown trying to grab a Citi Bike from a Black man while crying out for help, the
New York Post
reports. The man tells her...
New Yorkers May
Want to Take Shoes
Off Before Going Inside
Feb 25, 2023 9:30 AM CST
New Yorkers May Want to Take Shoes Off Before Going Inside
Researchers say there's a whole lot of fecal bacteria on the Upper East Side's sidewalks
- If you're a resident of New York City and already annoyed by the dog poop you spot on the sidewalks, you're not going to happy about the poop you're
seeing. It's definitely there, though, especially on the Upper East Side, according to Marymount Manhattan College...
Pigeon That Was
Dyed Pink Doesn't Make It
Feb 8, 2023 11:58 AM CST
Pigeon That Was Dyed Pink Doesn't Make It
Animal rehab group believes toxins in pink dye killed 'Flamingo'
- A pink pigeon found in Manhattan last week has died, apparently from the toxins in the dye that was used on it. "We don't know why this bird was dyed pink, although many of our followers have speculated that it was for a gender reveal party," Catherine...
New York Fans
Jan 30, 2023 10:35 AM CST
New York Fans Slam Landmark's 'Traitorous' Green Lights
Empire State Building was lit for Philly Eagles' NFC championship win; Giants, Jets fans were miffed
- The Empire State Building is known to take on different colors to celebrate or commemorate special occasions, and on Sunday night, New York City's most famous landmark was "aglow in Eagles' green," per CBS Philly . That's because the Philadelphia Eagles creamed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7...
Rare, Welcome Sight
in Bronx River: Dolphins
Jan 23, 2023 11:00 AM CST
Rare, Welcome Sight in Bronx River: Dolphins
At least 2 are spotted in the New York City waterway for the first time since 2017
- Parks officials in New York City sound pretty happy about two new visitors. "It's true—dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River this week!" tweeted NYC Parks, with an accompanying video. "This is great news—it shows that the decades-long effort to restore the river as...
Police: NYPD Officer Leaves
Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours
Jan 17, 2023 7:39 AM CST
Police: NYPD Officer Leaves Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours
Jackson Cheng, who reportedly admitted to $60K he didn't earn, to get partial pension anyway
- From May 2019 to October 2020, Jackson Cheng appeared on paper to be working hard in his role as an NYPD captain and member of the department's Asian Hate Crime Task Force. Now, he's a former police officer, after an internal affairs probe found that hundreds of the...
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