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New center opens to tackle domestic violence in Staten Island

In a response to the ongoing growth of domestic violence cases in Staten Island, one new center has opened its doors in hopes of becoming the beacon of light for individuals going through dark times and who are looking to reclaim control of their lives.First Lady Chirlane McCray cut the ribbon and...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 2:48 AM

Three alleged gang members indicted for murder of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay

Authorities have charged three men for the murder of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was shot last year as he walked down a Brooklyn street after attending a celebration.Gabay, 43, was shot in the head on Sept. 7, 2015 in front of the Ebbets Field Houses in Crown Heights while...

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:46 AM

Dept of Sanitation program makes it easier for New Yorkers to give, find second-hand items

Now when New Yorkers find that old sweater they no longer want or that office chair they no longer need, one new city program will help make it easier to give those items — and array of many others — a second life.The city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced on Monday the launch of...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:37 AM

NYC officially unveils Stonewall National Monument at Christopher Park

It is official. New York City is now home to the country’s first national monument honoring the country’s LGBT community and their ongoing fight for equality.One day before the 47th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising — a series of riots against a police raid at Greenwich Village’s TheStonewall...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 12:09 AM

NYC to be home to monument honoring Orlando shooting victims

In a show of love and solidarity, New York has pledged $1 million to memoralize the 49 victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that through an executive order he has launched a LGBT Memorial Commission that would work to create a monument in...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:06 PM

Dept. of Health directed staff to enter false results for water lead tests at NYC daycares: Stringer

As federal health officials confirmed on Friday that kids in Flint, Michigan had been poisoned following the contamination of the city’s water, an investigation has found that New York City failed to ensure water at day care centers were properly tested for lead.City Comptroller Scott Stringer...

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:31 AM

Obama designates national monument at park across from Stonewall Inn

History was made on Friday when President Barack Obama designated the first monument honoring the history of the LGBT movement in the nation, right in the heart of New York City.Just days before the Big Apple celebrates the LGBT community in what is expected to be the largest NYC Pride March in...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:55 PM

NYPD, Queens DA accepting illegal and legal firearms, no questions asked

In an effort to make the streets of Queens safer for all residents, the NYPD has come together with local officials to offer gun owners the chance to get rid of their weapons and get back some money — no questions asked.Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Councilman Donovan Richards are...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:42 PM

‘Project Runway’ designer talks creative HIV advocacy, being a NYC Pride March judge

For fashion designer Mondo Guerra, finding out he was HIV positive 15 years ago took him to a dark moment in his life, however now he uses his experience to help others get through their tough times — all while using his love for creativity.Guerra was diagnosed with HIV when he was 23 years old...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 2:30 PM

NY Liberty fans kick off Pride Night celebrations with locker room wedding

Other than championships, locker rooms usually don't host many celebrations.On Friday, though, a locker room in Madison Square Garden will be the backdrop for two diehard basketball fans who are tying the knot.Katrina Poulos and Michelle May are set to say their “I do's” inside the New York Liberty...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:15 AM

This year’s NYC Pride March will be largest, safest in history: de Blasio

As rainbow flags take over the streets of Manhattan to show the unity of the Big Apple this weekend, the city’s finest plans to keep all New Yorkers — and out of towners alike — celebrate safely.Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton came together with NYC Pride, organizers of the...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:46 PM

NYC gets C+ on small business friendliness

When it comes to cozying up to small businesses, New York State and New York City could both be a lot more friendly.Thumbtack, a hiring marketplace for professionals, released a report Wednesday that ranked New York as the fourth least friendly state in the country for entrepreneurs with an overall...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:30 PM

Here's more proof NYC is getting more expensive

New York City has moved up five spots in a listing of the world's most expensive places for expats to live, although it still didn't crack the top 10, and continued to trail last year's leader, Luanda, Angola's capital.According to consulting firm Mercer’s 22nd annual Cost of Living Survey, in the...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:48 PM

NYPD Mounted Unit cops chase, capture fleeing mugger

Even with a head start, one suspect — who allegedly punched and mugged a woman at a Manhattan subway station — could not get away from a cop duo and their trusted stallions.NYPD Mounted Unit Police Officer Andrew Youssef was assisting civilians with directions near Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:07 PM

Cornell Tech campus showcasing energy-efficient residential tower

As the Cornell Tech campus begins to take shape on Roosevelt Island, one residential tower — which will house graduate students and faculty— is stacking up as the first of its kind in the country.On Tuesday morning Cornell Tech and developer Hudson Companies offered a first look into the Passive...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:30 PM

Police offer $2.5K reward to find person responsible for severely injuring dog found in the Bronx

The NYPD is trying to find the person responsible for the abuse of a dog found earlier this month in the Bronx with severe injuries.On June 2 at about 6 p.m. police found a brown male boxer on the street near East 144th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue, according to authorities.The dog was found with...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11:23 PM

3 arrested with loaded guns, body armor at Holland Tunnel

A trio of “gun enthusiasts,” according to authorities, were arrested Tuesday morning as they attempted to drive through the Holland Tunnel with loaded guns, magazines, ammo, knives and body armor.The three suspects — two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s — were stopped around 8 a.m. by police...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:23 PM

Corruption charges against police officers 'dishonor' NYPD: Feds

A trio of NYPD officers and a Brooklyn business consultant found themselves in handcuffs Monday morning after federal investigators accused them of a string of alleged public corruption offenses including accepting bribes in return for special police treatment.U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:53 PM

Teen arrested for hate crime attack on man leaving Queens mosque

A 14-year-old boy was in handcuffs Monday after authorities arrested him for the brutal attack of a Muslim man last month outside a Queens mosque.According to the New York Daily News, the teen — who was not identified because of his age — was arrested for assaulting Mohamed Rasheed Khan on June 1...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:40 PM

Woman's throat cut while breaking free from attempted rapist: NYPD

Police have released surveillance video of a man they say cut a woman’s throat over the weekend as he tried to rape her on a Bushwick street.On June 19 at about 5 a.m., the suspect approached the 25-year-old victim from behind near Wyckoff Avenue and Starr Street, according to authorities.The man...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:28 PM