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911 Calls in NYC Will Soon Draw a New 'First Responder'

NYPD says it plans on deploying drones in response to 'certain' emergency calls

(Newser) - If you call 911 in New York City in the coming months, drones may show up to assist as the NYPD's newest first responders. Per the New York Daily News , station houses in five precincts—including the one that covers Central Park, as well as three in Brooklyn and...

Dublin-NY Portal Antics Show Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Livestream connecting the 2 cities temporarily halted after 'inappropriate behavior'

(Newser) - An art installation that claims it's trying to create a "bridge to a united planet" via livestreams connecting cities on Earth has had to temporarily shutter one of them after the AP says it became "a magnet for boorish behavior." "The Portal" in New York...

Guy Randomly Punches Steve Buscemi on NYC Street

Actor is OK, but attacker has not been caught

(Newser) - Steve Buscemi was punched in the face in New York City last week in what the actor's publicist says was a random attack. Buscemi, 66, was on a street in Manhattan on Wednesday morning when it happened, the New York Post reports. "I saw he was with a...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Man Who Injured NYPD Officers in Terror Attack Gets 27 Years

Judge cites 20-year-old Travis Bickford's age, mental illness as reasons for leniency

(Newser) - A Maine man who admitted trying to kill three police officers with a machete in a terrorist attack near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve 16 months ago was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday. After the attack, which left one officer with a...

Gay Couple Sues Over Denial of IVF Coverage in a First

Class action seeks reimbursement for thousands rejected for benefit by New York City

(Newser) - Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto had planned to have children for a decade, since before they were engaged. They decided to employ in vitro fertilization, in which an egg and sperm are combined in a lab. Next, they'd turn to an agency to find a surrogate who would have...

Around 1 in 24 New Yorkers Is a Millionaire

City has more wealthy residents than any other, according to investment consultancy

(Newser) - New York City has more millionaires than any other city in the world, even before the price of their homes is taken into account, according to investment migration consultancy Henley and Partners. In its latest ranking , Henley says New York City has 349,500 millionaires, with a millionaire defined as...

Riot Charge Against Influencer Dropped

Kai Cenat apologizes for 'huge giveaway' that caused thousands to descend on park

(Newser) - Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office has agreed to drop charges against a social media influencer who may have underestimated his influence. Kai Cenat was arrested last year after he announced a "huge giveaway" of computers, PlayStations, and other items at New York City's Union Square. A crowd...

That's No Dog Spotted in NYC
That's No Dog
Spotted in NYC

That's No Dog Spotted in NYC

Runner's run-in with coyote puts spotlight on city wildlife

(Newser) - A man on an early morning run in New York City couldn't believe his eyes when he ended up in an expected staring competition with a "giant" city-dwelling coyote. Brett Cohn was running in Central Park, along the 72nd Street Traverse toward the Ramble, after 7am Saturday when...

NYPD: 14 Arrests Made in Random Attacks on Women

Chief of detectives says 50 women attacked in lower Manhattan so far this year

(Newser) - New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Monday that while it is not a new trend for women to be randomly attacked, he welcomes the new attention the issue is getting. Kenny said 50 women have been attacked by strangers in lower Manhattan so far this year,...

These Are the Most Diverse Cities in America

The top 3 all hail from Maryland, with Gaithersburg at No. 1

(Newser) - America is going through an "extreme makeover"—at least in terms of diversity, according to WalletHub , which took a peek at which major metropolitan areas rank highest in this regard. The site looked at more than 500 of the nation's biggest cities, scanning more than a dozen...

Man Who Self-Immolated Outside Trump Trial Dies

He's been IDed as 37-year-old Max Azzarello

(Newser) - A man who doused himself in an accelerant and set himself on fire outside the courthouse where former President Trump is on trial has died, police said. The NYPD told the AP early Saturday that the man was declared dead by staff at an area hospital. The man—IDed by...

After Court, Trump Campaigns at Bodega

He visits Harlem store where clerk fatally stabbed attacker

(Newser) - Fresh from a Manhattan courtroom, Donald Trump visited a New York bodega where a man was stabbed to death, a stark pivot for the former president as he juggles being a criminal defendant and the Republican challenger intent on blaming President Biden for crime. Trump stopped by Sanaa Convenient Store,...

Woman Awarded $35M in Strange Manhattan Door Shattering Incident
Woman Awarded $35M
in Strange Manhattan
Door-Shattering Incident

Woman Awarded $35M in Strange Manhattan Door-Shattering Incident

Glass door shattered over woman, leading to brain injury

(Newser) - Meghan Brown, then 27, was an analyst for JPMorgan in 2015 when, as she was leaving a physical therapy appointment in Manhattan, the glass lobby door suddenly shattered as she walked through it. The now-36-year-old was recently awarded a $35 million verdict after a three-week trial on the case, the...

Skyscrapers Actually a Good Place to Be in an Earthquake

Though earthquakes are rare in NYC, high-rises are built to withstand them

(Newser) - The ground rumbled Friday beneath New York City, home to famous skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. Though buildings that can reach above 100 stories might seem especially vulnerable to earthquakes, engineering experts say skyscrapers are built with enough flexibility to withstand moderate shaking, the...

East Coast Is Shooketh From Surprise Morning Quake
What We Know About
the East Coast Earthquake

What We Know About the East Coast Earthquake

Travel was snarled but no major damage or injuries have been reported after 4.8 quake

(Newser) - So far, there've been no reports of major injuries or damage as a result of the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that surprised the East Coast on Friday morning, with its epicenter near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. The AP reports that the temblor was felt by 42 million people, and...

Thousands Eligible for Payouts in NYC Hijab Mug Shot Lawsuit

City agrees to pay $17.5M in class-action suit filed by women forced to remove head coverings

(Newser) - If the New York City Police Department forced you to remove a religious head covering between 2014 and 2021, you could be in for a payout. The city has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by two Muslim women who were forced to remove...

NYC's Biggest Girl Scout Troop Faces Backlash Over Migrants

Troop 6000 has embraced the city's newest residents, but not everyone is happy about it

(Newser) - Once a week in a midtown Manhattan hotel, dozens of Girl Scouts gather in a spare room made homey by string lights and children's drawings. They earn badges, go on field trips to the Statue of Liberty, and learn how to navigate the subway in a city most have...

NYC's $15 Congestion Toll Is a US First

Most drivers entering Manhattan south of 60th Street will have to pay beginning in June

(Newser) - New York is on track to become the first US city with congestion tolls on drivers entering its central business district after transit officials approved a $15 fee for most motorists headed into part of Manhattan. Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesday voted to greenlight the congestion...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

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