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Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:50pm

Conservative billionaire Koch brothers unlikely supporters of DREAMers

Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, often referred to as the Koch brothers, are pushing Congress to pass a bill protecting DREAMers, undocumented young immigrants at risk of deportation since President Trump scrapped DACA. The Libertarian brothers, who have incredible influence on...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:49pm

This is the worst Tinder date EVER

Have you seen this dog? Maggie the 2-year-old Maltese was hanging out with her puppy-sitter in New Jersey when someone swiped her. Perhaps the photo we should be looking at is the suspect’s — he must have at least one on his Tinder profile. Police in Leonia, New Jersey, are looking...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:52pm

Where to watch the solar eclipse in Boston

For Bostonians the upcoming total eclipse of the sun will be more like a partial eclipse of the sun — Boston is about 15 hours from closest prime viewing locations in South Carolina. The solar eclipse will sweep across the United States at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 from Oregon to Georgia...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:52pm

Bronx man pleads guilty to promoting toddler porn

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to promotion of child pornography that depicted children as young as three-years-old being sexually abused. “The defendant promoted disturbing videos of young children — even toddlers — engaged in sexual acts,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel D....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:57pm

Are cockroaches making you sick?

Unavoidable in many buildings. Sneaky, creepy bastards. Embarrassing you in front of guests. Absolutely the worst. OK, fine, mosquitos might be the deadliest animal in the world, but cockroaches trigger visceral reactions from even the most bug-killing bosses. They might make you gag on sight, but...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Suspected police shooter found dead; Apparent self-inflicted wounds

Update, Aug 10, 7:36 p.m.: At the press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio commented on the "great attitude" of the wounded 30-year-old officer saying the officer has "a lot of spirit and a lot of energy." His partner was worried about him, but the mayor said they spoke to him as...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:39pm

Report claims anti-vaxxers on a whole 'nother level, fear vaccines cause autism in their pets

Rumor has it the anti-vaccine movement in Brooklyn has gone full-blown cray. Pets are a part of our families, but are some anti-vaxxers in the borough of hipsters and flagels refusing to vaccinate their pets because they are worried about autism in their animals? Veterinarians in the most...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Do you need Netflix when you can stream from NYPL for free?

Netflix who? Back in the day, hitting the library was an event as one reveled in the smell of paper and bindings and swam in unlimited access to CDs and DVDs. After Dewey and his decimals were booted, then came online catalogs. One could request a book, get an email when it’s available and...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:04pm

EXCLUSIVE: Porn site wants straphangers in its big red tube

RedTube (link NSFW), one of the leading porn sites, wants New York bodies to move through its big red tube. Literally. RedTube VP Alex Taylor asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he’d be up for allowing RedTube to sponsor a subway station as part of the governor's new corporate sponsorship program...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:49pm

Michelle Carter sentenced to 15 months, but won't see jail time until after appeals

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman found guilty of coercing her boyfriend to commit suicide via text messages and phone calls, has been sentenced to two and a half years Thursday, but there’s a chance she won’t spend any time at all behind bars. Convicted of involuntary...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:25am

'Fentanyl Kills' PSA released after two large opioid busts in one week

Responding to a surge of fentanyl, the highly potent synthetic opioid, on New York City streets, the city can expect to see a new public service campaign to warn the public of the heightened risk of overdose death. New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced on...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:12pm

Woman guilty of coercing boyfriend to kill himself via text message to be sentenced today

A Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Thursday for goading her teenage boyfriend into suicide with a series of text messages in 2014. Michelle Carter, 20, of Plainville was found guilty in June of involuntary manslaughter for urging her 18-year-old boyfriend,...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:50am

Woman indicted in SoHo apartment rental scam

A Connecticut woman was indicted on Wednesday for using a stolen identity and forged documents to apply for and obtain an apartment in SoHo. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced the indictment of Janet Lee, 42, who is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:51pm

Citi Bike 'pop ups' coming to the Bronx, Staten Island

Citi Bike “pop ups” are coming to you, the Bronx and Staten Island! Motivate, the company that operates the bike sharing company announced on Wednesday pop ups “in response to growing demand for five borough Citi Bike.” Residents in the Bronx and State Island will have the...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:26pm

NYPD makes the most pathetic drug bust ever and Twitter can't even

In a city where gangs still run city blocks and up to 10 percent of the population is using drugs at any given time, it makes sense for the New York Police Department to have a tough-on-crime mentality. Drug busts grab headlines when kilos of crack and heroin are taken off the streets and gang...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:13pm

Bronx District Attorney's Office giving 'Another Chance' for warrant forgiveness

The second annual summons warrant forgiveness program will be held in the Bronx for residents in all five boroughs to clear their records, the Bronx DA’s office announced on Tuesday. The “Another Chance” event, in partnership with the Office of Court Administration and The Bronx...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:37pm

Gutting Family Planning Program will have 'catastrophic impact on New Yorkers': Stringer

In the face of possible cuts to family planning and healthcare in Congress, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report breaking down the importance of Title X National Family Planning Program funding to New York City. Title X is the only federal program that provides dedicated funding for...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:26pm

Largest fentanyl bust to date seized in Bronx; Chicago man indicted

A Chicago man was indicted on Tuesday and authorities seized nearly 40 pounds of fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, from a neighborhood in the Bronx. Carlos Ramirez, 25, was indicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:25pm

Treat yo'self with free Citi Bike and Noosa Yoghurt

If you’ve put off giving Citi Bike a try, the bike sharing company is removing a barrier (read: excuse) by making Wednesday a free ride day thanks to a partnership with Noosa Yoghurt. Riders can enjoy a free ride and Noosa Yoghurt sampling events and breakfast bars located throughout...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 7:18pm