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2 Men Accused of Interfering With Police Cop Choppers: NYPD


Police say they’ve arrested two men on felony charges after they allegedly interfered with NYPD helicopters in separate incidents last month, with one flying allegedly drone too closely to a department chopper…

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:18 am

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I-Team: 5-Year-Old Handcuffed in School


People who track such incidents say it happens more often than you might think. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:04 am

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Robbers in Masks, Brewers Jersey Target NYC Gym: NYPD


Animal control officials managed to shoot a bear with a tranquilizer dart after it climbed a tree near a northern New Jersey elementary school, camped out there for a bit and shimmied the 40 feet back…

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:58 am

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PHOTOS: Rainbow Room to Reopen


New York City’s Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen Sunday for brunch and Monday for dinner. The iconic nightclub at Rockefeller Center closed in…

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rainbow Room

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:56 am

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Teen Accused of Climbing NYC Skyscraper to Take Photos


A 41-year-old Queens man has been accused of stabbing a livery cab driver multiple times after getting in an argument with the victim last week, police say.

Photo Credit: AP

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:19 am

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Freak Brain Injury Makes New Bride Forget Wedding


Animal control officials managed to shoot a bear with a tranquilizer dart after it climbed a tree near a northern New Jersey elementary school, camped out there for a bit and shimmied the 40 feet back…

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:07 am

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Elusive Bear Cornered in 3rd Tree After Hours-Long NJ Chase


A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times by classmates trying to please a fictional horror character had feared the specter known as Slender Man before the attack, her mother said in an…

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:04 am

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Armed Robber Exposes Himself Inside Elevator: NYPD


Animal control officials managed to shoot a bear with a tranquilizer dart after it climbed a tree near a northern New Jersey elementary school, camped out there for a bit and shimmied the 40 feet back…

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:16 am

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New Video of UWS Sex Attack Suspect


Police are searching for a man who pushed his way into an Upper West Side apartment and sexually attacked a woman, authorities said.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:21 am

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Cabbie Stabbing


Police are looking to speak with a man in connection with the stabbing and robbery of a livery cab driver in Queens Thursday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:59 pm

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WNYW – NYC News

Hotel robbery victims chase suspect

The NYPD was searching for a man who broke into a hotel room in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. Two men staying at the Wingate by Wyndham on W. 35th St. woke up at 7:30 a.m. to find the robber taking their wallets and watches, said police.  The men chased the suspect down W. 35th St. where he ran into a building.  An active police search in and around the surrounding area was underway.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:45 am

Interview: Nas on ‘Illmatic’ 20 years later

Two decades after the release of his masterful freshman album “Illmatic,” Nas reflects on his early days in the documentary “Time Is Illmatic.” This film traces Nasir Jones’s footsteps as a hip hop hopeful in New York City’s Queensbridge housing projects before the record deal, before his love life made headlines, before his beef with Jay-Z. The movie offers a fascinating inside look at the famed Queensbridge music scene of the 1980s and 1990s from which Nas emerged.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:20 am

NYC cabbies strip down for calendar

Many New Yorkers depend on cab drivers on a daily basis. They take us to important meetings, to drop off our kids at school, and they even get us home safely after a night out on the town. But how many of us know what they look like? Now the front view can be seen all year long in the 2015 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:18 pm

Sister of Marathon bombing suspects in court

Amidst a crush of reporters and an activist shouting “Death to Al Qaeda” at her, Ailina Tsarnaeva hurried into criminal court in lower Manhattan with her boyfriend on Tuesday. Tsarnaeva, 24, of North Bergen, New Jersey, is the sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In court, she was charged with two counts of aggravated harassment for allegedly calling the ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend and threatening her. 

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:36 pm

Mayor de Blasio signs order expanding living wage law

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order expanding New York City’s living wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90. The significant expansion, which will cover thousands of previously exempt New Yorkers, fulfilled a campaign promise made by de Blasio, who became the city’s first Democratic mayor in a generation when he took office in January. 

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:01 pm

PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1

PATH passengers will need more cash to ride the trains between New Jersey and New York. Single-ride tickets will increase by 25 cents to $2.75 beginning Wednesday. A two-trip ticket will cost $5.50.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 6:57 pm

Teen reaches top of tallest residential building

When it’s completed early next year, 432 Park Ave. will be the tallest residential building in New York City. But that didn’t stop a teen from becoming the latest person to scale a tall structure in the city. The NYPD arrested Demid Lebedev, 17, of Jackson Heights, Queens after he climbed to the top of the building and posted photos of his escapade on Instagram. The so-called “urban historian” faces multiple charges including criminal trespass and reckless endangerment.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:20 pm

Crack down on bad taxi drivers

The number of tickets issued by the Taxi and Limousine Commission to cab drivers for safety-related violations has nearly doubled compared to this time last year. It’s part of the Vision Zero initiative to crackdown on traffic safety violations. The TLC which is in charge of regulating taxis issued the summonses for speeding, tailgating, ignoring stop signs and unsafely changing lanes. 4, 812 tickets were issued in 2014 through Aug. 31.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:15 pm

Embracing or rejecting the hug

On this night I didn’t have to ask to hug it out with a stranger in Grand Central. That no one slugged me and very few rejected my advances perhaps represents an example of the hug’s rise to prominence. In this age where we seem to regard handshakes, fist-pounds and high-fives as secondary greetings, tactics to avoid unwanted or awkward hugs would seem more valuable than ever before.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:04 pm

NYPD kills man with knife in Brooklyn

Police officers responded to a bloody scene at an apartment in Brooklyn and shot and killed a man, the NYPD said Monday evening. The officers had responded to a call about an assault at an apartment on Ocean Parkway in Kensington at about 7:20 p.m. when they saw a man run inside an apartment and get stabbed by another man, police said.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:30 am