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Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

461 Dean, world’s first modular residential building, opens in Brooklyn

461 Dean is full of firsts. The 32-story residential tower is the first modular, or sectional prefabricated, high-rise in the world. It’s also the first apartment building to open in Pacific Park Brooklyn, a 22-acre mixed-use community that links Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope and...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:42am

Karina Vetrano's accused murderer asked police to tell his mom he's sorry:Report

Update, April 18, 2017: Chanel Lewis, the man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on murder and sexual abuse charges. Prosecutors read statements in court that Lewis, 20, made to police, including asking...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:37pm

Train experts puzzled by broken wheels cited in two Penn Station derailments

Yet another train derailment on Monday at Penn Station has experts' wheels turning aboutthe apparent uptick in commuter train issues in the New York region recently, with four crashes occurring in six months.At around 9 a.m. on Monday, aNJTransit train carrying 1,200 passengers derailed at a slow...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:34pm

NJ Transit derails at Penn disrupting morning commutes

A slow-moving New Jersey Transit train derailed Monday morning at Penn Station, causing service disruptions and delays for travelers trying to get into the city during the morning commute.The cause of the derailment is believed to be a faulty wheel, WNYC reported. A NJTransit spokesperson was not...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:03am

Man convicted of murdering NYPD officer sentenced to life in prison

An East Harlem man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for gunning down a police officer in 2015, a case that angered city officials because the killer was on the streets and should have been jailed on a drug charge.Tyrone Howard, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder by a Manhattan Supreme...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:52am

Guardian Angel bedevils New York politicians

Curtis Sliwa emerged as a controversial figure in New York in the late 1970s as the founder of the Guardian Angels. He has parlayed his success as an activist into a career as a political commentator on television and radio. He took time between his radio shows to speak with Metro New York at the...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00am

Hard work ahead for advocates who convinced de Blasio to close Rikers Island

A dream that seemed unfeasible a few months ago — to close the troublesome Rikers Island jail — apparently will be realized because of the unrelenting advocates who turned a remote possibility into a priority in the space of a year.A new report about the jail’s ills released Sunday coincides with...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:27pm

Rikers Island will close: de Blasio

The Rikers Island jail complex will be closed, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday afternoon.“New York City has always been better than Rikers Island. I am proud to chart a course for our city that lives up to this reality,” de Blasio said.“Our success in reducing crime and reforming...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:46pm

De Blasio backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city's Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special panel's recommendation to phase out the violence-marred facility, the New York Times reported on Friday.A 27-member panel, which has been studying the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:27pm

Which team is the most popular in New York: Yankees or Mets?

Our long national nightmare is over. Well, maybe not, but at least it’s baseball season.With Opening Day around the corner, one question must be answered: Which New York team do New Yorkers love the most, the Mets or Yankees?The answer: Yes.A preseason poll released Friday found that the Mets held...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:47pm

Battered but unbroken, Brooklyn music label sees ‘new golden age of vinyl’

Hurricane Sandy battered much of New York City but one of its lesser-known victims was a Brooklyn music label specializing in rock and rockabilly sounds released on vinyl records.After the October 2012 storm roared through, Norton Records in Red Hook was flooded, its inventory destroyed and its...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

This is what New York's Waldorf-Astoria will look like in three years

Finally, details of the mysterious renovations that will shut down the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for at least two years have been revealed.Renderings of the refurbished lobby, the facade and key interior spaces were unveiled Wednesday. They show a faithfulness to the historical original design and art...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:20pm

Map shows most lead contaminated water fountains at NYC schools

Initials results from new testing for lead in New York City school water show potentially toxic contaminationat dozens of schools. However, city officials insist that all unsafe water is taken off-line.As a response to the water crises in Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, the city announced...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:56pm

Harlem artist's 'Foreign Postcards' divorces Arabic from fear

On any given Sunday, Jamila Hooker will be in her Harlem apartment with a magic marker in hand, making black swooping marks on postcards that she will mail to dozens, hundreds, thousands of people across the globe.All she wants in return is a photo of the recipient holding the postcard on which she...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Want free food? Chopt just opened in the Empire State Building

Hey New York, what’s better than this town’s food? This town’s free food! Chopt Creative Salad Company, specializing in “faraway flavors” and “local ingredients” is expanding your ways-to-nosh-for-free horizons.To celebrate the opening of its new Empire State Building location, Chopt said the first...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:55pm

Former Christie associates get prison terms for Bridgegate scandal

Two former associates of New Jersey Governor ChrisChristie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal that played a part in torpedoing the Republican's White House ambitions.Bill Baroni, 45, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:48pm

3 LaGuardia TSA workers injured by hazardous material: Officials

Three TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport were injured early Wednesday morning by what officials are calling “hazardous materials.”Around 6 a.m., the workers were exposed to the materials while inspecting a bag at a check-in area in Terminal B, ABC 7 reported.The workers complained of eye irritation...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:22am

10 Bonanno mafia family members arrested for racketeering: Prosecutors

Ten reputed Bonanno crime family members and associates were busted for an alleged loan sharking operation on Tuesday following the March 22 indictment of John J. Gotti, grandson of the “Teflon Don” and Vincent Asaro.One of the men picked up by authorities, Ronald Giallanzo, 46, is an acting capo,...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:44am

City of Refuge: African coalition stages refugee encampment in protest of Trump immigration policies

Tents began to pop up Tuesday morning in the cemetery at Trinity Church as people hurried into downtown offices. A quick glance would give the impression that the churchwas accepting refugees.That’s exactly what a coalition of refugee advocates, protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:14am