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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

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular?

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular? Now! #Rockettes prepping and primping in their dressing room before the show in 1937. #TBT pic.twitter.com/qgc5xADFY6 — Rockettes (@Rockettes) November 9, 2017 Schedule and tickets for Christmas Spectacular shows at Radio City...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:28pm

New York is No. 1 in energy efficiency, study says

Congratulations New York! You rank No. 1 in energy efficiency, according to a new study. (Massachusetts, you did OK, but Pennsylvania needs to step up its game.) You might be rolling your eyes at this news because of MTA issues, Penn Station problems and other mass transportation debacles,...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:13pm

Win a $100 Amazon gift card with Metro’s Trumpkin contest

Metro is launching its first-ever pumpkin-carving contest, and we have a theme: Trumpkins. In case you’re unfamiliar, a Trumpkin (also known as a Trump-o’-lantern) is simply a Halloween jack-o’-lantern carved in the likeness of President Donald Trump. All in good fun, really. So...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:44pm

Bronx man who slammed puppy on floor leading to leg amputation going to jail

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he abused a puppy, including slamming her against the floor causing a leg injury resulting in amputation. Roberto Martinez, 25, of the 900 block of Leggett Avenue will be sentenced to a year in jail, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

Your guide to the Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is a spectacle many look forward to as soon as the air turns crisp (or humid, with climate change and all that) and pumpkin spice lattes are cupped between the two mitts of basic b-tches everywhere. YAS. When is the Village Halloween Parade 2017? The Village...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 8:22pm

3 charged with plotting terrorist attacks in Times Square and subway

A Las Vegas-type of attack was thwarted by law enforcement in the summer of 2016 and the federal terrorism charges were unsealed on Friday. Officials announced the unsealing of federal terrorism charges against three men alleged to have plotted attacks on New York City during the summer of 2016 in...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:40am

NYPD beefs up presence following Las Vegas shooting

New Yorkers can expect to see an increased NYPD presence around the city in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. The department has deployed extra counterterror personnel to Times Square and other prominent areas of the city after Sunday’s shooting at an outdoor country music festival left at...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:14am