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Miss New York talks miss usa in 2015 for prep and more

  Thatiana Diaz is a first generation college graduate and this year's Miss New York. She has been competing in pageants since the age of 15 and works full-time as a beauty assistant at People en Español. With the Miss USA pageant just weeks away, Metro chatted with Diaz to...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:55pm

Army soldier allegedly stabs Marine in Veterans Day bar brawl: Sources

A Veterans Day brawl at a Turtle Bay bar ended with an Army soldier allegedly slashing a Marine in the back, according to witnesses and police sources. A group of men in Army fatigues was drinking at Turtle Bay NYC on Second Ave. near 52nd St. around 7:45 p.m. when an argument allegedly broke...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

Subway crimes are soaring, admits city's top transit cop

Less than a week after an NYPD transit cop was stabbed near a Coney Island subway platform, one of the city's top brass was forced to admit Monday that MTA crime was soaring. NYPD Transit Chief Joseph Fox said felony assaults on the city's subway and bus system have jumped 26.9 percent...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:48pm

Check it out: Dominican pride and female power dance down 6th Avenue in NYC

The Dominican Day Parade danced its way through Midtown Manhattan on Sunday with “honoring and empowering the Dominican woman" as its main theme. The parade was scheduled to begin at noon on36th Street and 6th Avenueand followed 6th Avenuethrough 52nd Street, CBS2 New York reported....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:43pm

Parking paradox: Law assigning hundreds of NYC spots to car-share servicesmeant to ease parking

Tuxedo-clad Gria Jacobs has been a chauffeur in NYC for three years, she said from behind the wheel of her Mercedes. For her, looking good while driving is easy. Parking is hard. Every year, Jacobson has to shell out $3,000 to $4,000 in parking tickets, the painful price of doing business. And...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:33pm

Manhattanhenge 2016: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

Photographers and photo enthusiasts get ready. Each year in May and again in July, New York City has the opportunity to experience Manhattanhenge - the phenomenal moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid and gives us the chance to catch a glimpse of the sunset from east to...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:38pm

MAP: Know your hurricane emergency evacuation zones in NYC

Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a category 4 storm and is considered to be extremely dangerous. According to the National Hurricane Center, the threatening storm is expected to increase its force after passing through the Bahamas in the next 24 hours. UPDATE: Hurricane Joaquin now '...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:23pm

Coalition of experts, LGBT community call for end to ‘discriminatory’FDA blood donation policies

Outraged at being denied the chance to donate blood for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, a coaltion is calling for and end to discriminatory policies related to AIDS transmission. The Blood Equality coalition – made up of medical experts, scientists and members of...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:18pm

FDNY rescues man who fell down subway grate in Queens

The worst fear of many New Yorkers came trueTuesdaymorning when a man fell a horrifying 20 feet through an open subway grate in Queens. The man, who was not immediately identified, fell through the grate near 24-20 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, after opening it to retrieve his keys....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:02pm

Meet Fresh 2 Life, two drummers who talk about respect and manners on the NewYork City subway

It’s 11:43 on a recent Friday morning, and the 4 train —free from rush hour congestion —is flying downtown to 86th Street from 125th Street. Ab’shalom ben’ Yisrael, 40, and Zu Naftali, 36, bow their heads and say a prayer to the powers that be to keep them safe as...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:11am

Second Avenue subway station debuts ahead of opening

The trains might not be running yet, but on Thursday Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the 96th Street station on the new Second Avenue subway. He also held an open house for New Yorkers to check out the stop ahead of the Jan. 1 opening, with MTA staff who were available to answer questions, and...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:26pm

SEE IT: New Yorkers bare it all for No Pants Subway Ride

Despite the freezing temperatures and recent snow fall, New Yorkers, along withtens of thousands of people in over 60 cities and 25 countries, took to the subway for the 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Organized byImprov Everywhere — described as a"New York City-based comedy...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:39pm

WTF is nude looping? Performance artist Matthew Silver explains

While New York Fashion Week was in full swing last weekend, a few other things were swinging outside Manhattan’s Rivington Design House during a public naked performance art piece. RELATED:Times Square topless ladies situation not like bad old days: Bratton Performance artists Matthew...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:05pm

(NSFW) Women go bare-chested to protest for equality in New York

"Free your breasts, free your mind!" The rallying cry of the gotopless.org activists rang out on Broadway as they marched bare-chested from Columbus Circle to East 47th Street on Sunday. New York City was one of nearly 60 cities across the globe to march on August 28 in GoTopless Pride...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:04pm

$1B Javits Center expansion to feature largest ballroom on East Coast

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is set to get a facelift — putting it ahead of the competition. After Wednesday’s announcement to transform Penn Station, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued on a roll Thursday morning as he announced the 1.2-million-square-foot expansion of the waterfront...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

Are New York City schools closed (February 9, 2017)?

All New York City schools have been closed due to expected heavy snowfall and treacherous travelling conditions. "Due to expected significant snowfall all @NYCSchools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Feb 9," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. Earlier, meteorologists forecast up to 12 inches of...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:21pm

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

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