Tag: New York City

Worst NYC Fire In 25 Years Kills At Least 12, Injures 4 People

At least 12 people, including at least three children under the age of 10, were killed in a fire Thursday night at a five-story apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City’s boroughs, officials said. Details about the deadly blaze — including the cause — remain unclear. Here’s what we know: A 1-year-old,…

Trump Tweets: New York City Attacker ‘Should Get Death Penalty!’

President Trump on Thursday morning said Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in Tuesday’s New York truck attack, won’t be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay but should get the death penalty. “Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system. There…

New York Judge’s Body Found Along Hudson River

The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first Muslim woman in U.S. history to serve on the bench, was discovered Wednesday floating in the Hudson River. Police said they are investigating what happened to the 65-year-old associate judge, the first African American ever to serve on New York’s state Court of Appeals. Her fully clothed body…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

National Weather Service Warns Of Powerful Northeast Snowstorm

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and New York starting Monday evening, as a powerful late-winter nor’easter approached, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of snow in some areas, with parts of Massachusetts possibly getting up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. Much of…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Trump Block Free Press From WH: CNN, Buzzfeed, NYT, Politico & LA Times

Several major news outlets found themselves blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing with Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media attempting to cover it. The New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Politico were among the…

Trump Plans To Hold Military Parades

One of the latest news about President-elect Donald Trump is that he will hold military parades while in office to be a “great cheerleader for the country.” Trump spoke at length about conveying the image of America as a great power, he said he considers it part of his job to show off the military’s…

NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted in…

Suspect in NYC Imam’s Murder Arrested [VIDEO]

Police have arrested and identified a man suspected of murdering an imam and his friend after they left a New York mosque on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said Morel shot both 55-year-old Imam Alauddin Akonjee…

Student’s Foot Blown Off in Central Park [VIDEO]

The FBI is now investi-gating an incident involving an explosion in Central Park in New York City that left a college student with a blown off left foot. Connor Golden, 18 years old, was climbing off a rock in the park when the explosion took place. Authorities now believe it was a homemade firecracker. The…

1 Dead, 3 Wounded at T.I.’s NYC Concert [VIDEO]

One person was shot dead and three others wounded Wednesday night as gunfire rang out shortly before a T.I. performance at the Irving Plaza concert venue in Manhattan. According to NYPD representatives, at least four people were shot just before the artist went on stage just after 10 p.m.—one 33-year-old victim died from his wounds,…

NY Reaches Deal for $15 Minimum Wage [VIDEO]

Workers in New York City will be the first to benefit, as they will have to be paid a minimum of $15 per hour by the end of 2018, up from $9 currently (and $10.50 for fast-food workers). New York is only the second state to agree on the $15 mark, following California. Businesses with…

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested [VIDEO]

The pharma CEO reviled for raising the price of life-saving drugs for personal gain has been arrested for securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, is accused of taking stocks from Retrophin Inc. to pay off unrelated debts. He started the biotech firm in 2011. Prosecutors say he made secret payoffs and set up fake deals.

At Least 12 Injured In New York East Village Explosion [VIDEO]

A preliminary suggests the at an East Village, New York, that injured 12 people was related to plumbing and gas work, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that work failed a Con Edison inspection hours before the explosion and 7-alarm fire. An initial investigation indicates the explosion at an East Village, NY, building…

Former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo Dies At Age 82 [VIDEO]

Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday. He was 82. Cuomo died 6 hours after his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was formally sworn-in to a second term.

Duke, Duchess of Cambridge to meet President in Washington [VIDEO]

Prince William and Kate start their whirlwind tour of New York City on Monday, one that could include mingling with the American version of royals. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Sunday for a three-day trip, their first to the Big Apple. — Prince William will split for a while Monday morning for a…

200 Arrested in NYC Protests [VIDEO]

Protesters across the nation swarmed city streets late Thursday to voice outrage and their demands for police and judicial reform in the wake of Eric Garner’s death and the refusal by a grand jury to indict the officer who put a chokehold on him. From One Police Plaza in New York City to Oakland, Calif.,…

Protests erupt following Eric Garner grand jury decision

Protests erupted in New York and other major cities Wednesday night after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Police estimated approximately 30 protesters were arrested in New York. The Justice Department has launched a civil rights probe into the case. Photo: Protesters shut down streets…

NYC doctor who tested positive for Ebola to be released

Craig Spencer, the first person in New York City to test positive for Ebola, is being released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Tuesday, sources tell The New York Times. Spencer was rushed to Bellevue by ambulance on Oct. 23 after reporting a fever of 100.3 to the authorities that morning.

‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Arrested

Several dozen protesters were arrested in New York’s financial district after hundreds of them, many clad in blue, occupied the corner of Wall Street and Broadway on Monday to protest what they saw as the financial sector’s role in promoting investments in planet-polluting industries. The “Flood Wall Street” protest kicked off with a rally in…

More Than 300K Join People’s Climate March in NYC

More than 300,000 people joined in the People’s Climate March in New York City, as organizers to claim it as the largest march for climate change on record. People from all over the continent and from a diverse array of backgrounds gathered at the Museum of Natural History for the start of the march, with…

New York City Hosts Climate Change March

The People’s Climate March scheduled to run over a big swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along…

Man and 3-year-old son dead from 52 floor building fall NYPD report

A man and his 3-year-old son plummeted to their deaths from a Manhattan apartment building, police said Sunday as they investigated what led to the tragedy. Authorities said they received an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the 52-floor building on the Upper West Side around noon. Officers responding to the scene found the 35-year-old…

Weiner Announces Candidacy For Mayor In Video

Anthony D. Weiner, once a rising star of New York politics whose career cratered over revelations of his sexually explicit life online, announced an improbable bid on Wednesday for the job he has long coveted: mayor. After a rocky re-emergence into public life over the past few weeks, marked by circuslike scenes of tabloid photographers…