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UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

‘Staggering’: New York virus death toll rises above 1,200

A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as the number of deaths in the state from the outbreak climbed quickly. Mayor Bill de Blasio …


Governor: New York City schools to close to fight coronavirus

New York City is closing the nation’s largest public school system, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus.


Smart move or grave mistake? NYC keeps schools open

As schools across the U.S. shut down in hopes of helping to fight the coronavirus, New York City officials are arguing just the opposite


Administration freezes study that considered a NYC sea wall Trump called ‘foolish’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been overseeing a six-year, $19 million analysis of what steps New York and New Jersey residents living along the Atlantic Ocean’s coast to …


Family: Man stabbed in Hanukkah attack may have brain damage

The family of a man wounded in the Hanukkah stabbings north of New York City says he may have permanent brain damage and be partially paralyzed for the rest of …


Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Wind could ground big balloons at NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

New York City’s big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons, which have caused mishaps and injuries in …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

NYC commuters enjoy Thanksgiving feast on subway car

Thanksgiving came early for a group of New York City commuters who enjoyed a holiday feast on a subway train.


Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped …


Just in time for skating season, Trump’s company scrubs his name from N.Y. ice rinks

At two of President Donald Trump’s oldest businesses - a pair of ice rinks in Central Park, which Trump has run since the 1980s - Trump Organization employees did something …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul’s upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can’t get a fair trial.


NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner

After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of the black man whose dying …


NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death

An administrative judge on Friday recommended firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man whose dying pleas …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Financier Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck early this week while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, a person …


Videos of water being dumped on police officers create stir

Cellphone videos of people brazenly dousing uniformed New York Police Department patrolmen with water have sparked outrage and led police officials to urge the force not to tolerate the behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

New York’s mayor fended off criticism Monday for being in Iowa campaigning for president while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage.


No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without …


Fans cheer World Cup champs as leaders on and off the field

Adoring fans lined New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field – and as …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan’s Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Thursday, just a few hot dogs …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after gay community uprising

Thousands of people have converged on New York City’s Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

50 years after the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. has made huge advances but still has unfinished business.


Cuba Gooding Jr. charged with groping woman at NYC club

Cuba Gooding Jr. was arrested Thursday and charged with forcible touching after a woman accused him of groping her at a New York City night spot.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Helicopter pilot killed in Manhattan skyscraper crash

The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.