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Famous NYC restaurant with female head chef had a 'rape room'

One of New York City’s most prominent restaurants — and the launchpad for one of the country’s biggest female chefs — has a “rape room” where guests would terrorize female staff, former employees told the New York Times in a series of shocking allegations. The...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:21pm

Bill passed Monday will require all NYC public restrooms to have diaper changing tables

When New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal (D-Brooklyn) saw a father changing his baby’s diaper over a mall bathroom sink, it triggered two things: concern and a big yet rather simple idea. He noticed that men's public restrooms were not as equipped for childcare, and even still, women...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:27am

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Channeling his inner Kevin Bacon, perhaps, de Blasio repeals NYC Cabaret Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation repealing the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law. What is a Cabaret Law, you might ask? Have you ever seen the movie Footloose? No one in the town was allowed to dance until Kevin Bacon shook things up. So, I guess de Blasio is sort of the Kevin Bacon here...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:01pm

British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her. The civil lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble in U.S. District Court in New York accused Weinstein...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:35pm

Man sentenced for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of 2-year-old son

A man who murdered his girlfriend in front of their baby son and left the 2-year-old alone with the body for 10 hours has been sentenced, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Monday. Michael Stewart, who also goes by Kenneth Hall, from Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced 20 years...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:51pm

MTA buses, slowest in the nation, lost 100M passenger trips since 2008:Stringer

In the last eight years, the MTA bus system lost 100 million passenger trips, according to a new report released on Monday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country compared to other major cities —in some cases, one could walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:30pm

Ride into the past with the MTA Holiday Nostalgia Train

The holiday train. The vintage cars. The MTA holiday train. The shopper’s special. Whatever you call it, it’s back, but this year, with a celebratory twist. Ride back in time as you travel along the F subway line on the Holiday Nostalgia Train. Typically, the train runs from Queens to...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:03pm

Trump wants Jared and Ivanka to return to New York

President Trump wants daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to return to New York because they're being damaged by bad press.   "He keeps pressuring them to go,” a source close to Kushner told Vanity Fair.   Kushner has had a particularly hard time of late...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:26pm

New York Attorney General investigating fraud on net neutrality comment site

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that his office is investigating a scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission's online public-comment process on net neutrality via the use of thousands of false identities — but the FCC is not cooperating.  ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:06pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio updates the financial plan for fiscal year 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York City’s November Financial Plan Update for fiscal year 2018 and an updated four-year financial plan on Tuesday. City spending, which increased by $47 million in fiscal year 2018 and $59 million in fiscal year 2019, is entirely offset by $234 million in...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

Game of Thrones hacker indicted after trying to extort HBO

An Iranian hacker has been indicted for stealing information from HBO, including Game of Thrones Season 8 scripts, and trying to extort the network into paying $6 million in Bitcoin, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Accused hacker Behzad Mesri allegedly stole...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:43pm

Your guide to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation

Before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can get underway, its iconic balloons must be brought to life. The annual Macy’s balloon inflation ritual takes place Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22, packing in its own crowds for a fun evening watching the 17 gigantic balloons be inflated around...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Mother sentenced 18 years for smothering 20-month-old son

A New York mother has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for smothering her infant son, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced on Monday. Latisha Fisher, 38, will spend 18 years in state prison for smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Midtown Manhattan...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:09pm

Donations feeding 32,000 New Yorkers this Thanksgiving: Cuomo

New York State is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Company this Thanksgiving to help deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced on Monday. "New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:51pm

Avocado Rat living best life; Hails from Brooklyn... obvs

There was Pizza Rat.   LINK IN BIO - Master Splinter headed off to feed #TMNT A post shared by Matt Little (@mattlittle) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03am PDT And Mail Rat. And now, just as millennials have come in and taken over brunch with their avocado toast and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Your guide to the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting 2017

You might still have a bowl of leftover Halloween candy stashed in a cabinet. You probably don’t have a final guest list for Thanksgiving dinner. But winter is coming, sweet summer children, and with it comes Christmas in the city. Aside from Santa rounding up the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 2:06pm