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Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Bike Path Killings

Same Manhattan jurors will decide whether to sentence Sayfullo Saipov to death

(Newser) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Thursday found a 34-year-old man guilty of murder in the deaths of eight people who were run down on a bike path along the Hudson River by a pickup in 2017, making Sayfullo Saipov eligible for the death penalty. Whether he receives the death...

Fox Meteorologist Says Teens Beat Him Up on NYC Subway

'Where's the city?' asks Adam Klotz

(Newser) - Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz says he is doing OK after being beaten up by teenagers on the New York City subway over the weekend. But he has some questions, including, "Why is the weather guy on the train trying to stop crime in the middle of the night?"...

Rare, Welcome Sight in Bronx River: Dolphins

At least 2 are spotted in the New York City waterway for the first time since 2017

(Newser) - 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...

New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

Claim on Joe Rogan Podcast Sparks a 'Bone Rush' in NYC

Gold miner John Reeves says mammoth bones were dumped in East River in the 1940s

(Newser) - Ask people what you might find buried in the muck at the bottom of New York City's East River and they'd likely say "mob boss" before thinking of mammoth bones. But several groups of treasure hunters have taken to the waterway in recent weeks after hearing a...

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

(Newser) - 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...

New York City Nurses Return to Work
New York City Nurses
Return to Work

New York City Nurses Return to Work

Three-day strike end at two hospitals

(Newser) - Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals ended a three-day strike Thursday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that union officials said will relieve chronic short staffing and boost pay by 19% over three years. Nurses began returning to work Thursday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore...

NYE Attack on Police May Have Been Motivated by Islamic Extremism

Trevor Bickford faces attempted murder charges over NYE attack

(Newser) - A man accused of attacking police with a machete near New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve was arrested on charges of attempting to murder police officers, authorities said Monday as they continued to investigate whether he was motivated by Islamic extremism. Trevor Bickford, 19, also faces...

Three NYPD Officers Attacked With Machete on NYE

Two were hospitalized but expected to recover; suspect was shot and wounded

(Newser) - A man wielding a machete attacked three police officers at the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City, authorities said, striking two of them in the head before an officer shot the man in the shoulder. The attack happened a little after 10pm about eight blocks from Times...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Mom's Attempt to See Rockettes Stymied by Facial Recognition

Kelly Conlon says she was booted from Radio City Music Hall because of where she works

(Newser) - A mother and attorney from New Jersey is warning about powerful companies' use of facial recognition to target perceived enemies after the technology helped get her kicked out of a show at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Kelly Conlon was escorting a Girl Scouts troop to a...

Only One US City Makes Top 10 Travel Destinations

New York squeaks in at No. 10 on Euromonitor International's list; Paris comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - Recovery from the pandemic for the travel industry is a work in progress, but inbound arrivals around the world increased by more than 80% this year in terms of numbers of trips, CNN notes. That means people are breaking out their passports again, and some cities are drawing travelers in...

'Nightmare' Fire Destroys 30 Years of NYPD Evidence

Forensic evidence in unsolved crimes lost in Tuesday's blaze at Erie Basin Auto Pound

(Newser) - A New York Police Department warehouse burned Tuesday morning and along with it "the possibility of justice in untold cases," the New York Times reports, as "troves of evidence gathered over decades" were damaged or destroyed. The Erie Basin Auto Pound in Brooklyn held impounded vehicles, forensic...

Rat-Hating NYC Mayor Fined Over Rats at His Property

Eric Adams appeared before his own employee to contest $330 fine

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a well-known hater of rats. In October, amid rising complaints about rats, the city announced plans to push back the time residents are allowed to put out their garbage bins on trash night in an effort to deter the rodents; just days ago,...

After Tiff With NYT, a New Broadway Show to Close

Producers of 'KPOP,' first Broadway play about Koreans by Koreans, cite 'casual racism' in review

(Newser) - Sunday is the last day to catch KPOP on the Great White Way, per an announcement of what Playbill calls an "unusually abrupt" closing. The musical, which opened Nov. 27 at Manhattan's Circle in the Square Theatre, tells the story of a group of Korean pop superstars who...

Comedian Has Survived 26 Days So Far on Just $100 in NYC
Comedian Has Survived
in NYC Nearly a Month
on Just $100
in case you missed it

Comedian Has Survived in NYC Nearly a Month on Just $100

Frankie Hoy's journey has gone viral on TikTok

(Newser) - How long could you survive in New York City on $100? So far, comedian Frankie Hoy has made it nearly a full month. Hoy, who first moved to the Big Apple from California last year, started posting videos to TikTok in early November about his challenge to himself to live...

NYC Job Will Pay Up to $170K, but It's a 'Daunting' One

Mayor Eric Adams' administration seek 'somewhat bloodthirsty' rat czar

(Newser) - Now that New York City is required to reveal salaries in most of its job listings, there's one for $120,000 to $170,000 recently posted by Mayor Eric Adams' administration that might catch everyone's eye—but it's a "daunting" one, per the AP . The city...

NYC's Plan: Up Involuntary Hospitalizations for Mental Illness

New directive relies on expanded enforcement of existing law

(Newser) - Citing a "moral obligation" to address a mental health crisis that is visible on his city's streets, NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday that first responders have been directed to hospitalize more people who are mentally ill involuntarily. The New York Times reports the announcement represents a change...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Be Car-Less

You don't need wheels to get around San Francisco, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - In some places, not having a car could adversely affect everything from employment opportunities to how you spend your downtime. LawnStarter wanted to see where a vehicle isn't as necessary for your daily routine, so it looked at the 200 largest cities in the US to measure their standings...

An 82-Foot Symbol of Christmas Is in Place

Rockefeller Plaza gets its annual tree in New York City

(Newser) - An iconic sign of Christmas arrived in New York City on Saturday as a crane hoisted an 82-foot Norway spruce into place at Rockefeller Plaza, where the 14-ton tree will be festooned with thousands of lights and topped with a star encrusted with millions of crystals. The Christmas tree will...

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