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Man arrested at Trump Tower tells Secret Service he has meeting with Ivanka Trump

A man donning a bulletproof vest and carrying two small knives was arrested in Trump Tower on Thursday afternoon. The New York resident told U.S. Secret Service officers that he was a U.S. senator and he had a meeting with Ivanka Trump, one of President Trump’s top assistants as well as his...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:12pm

Turnstile jumping won't land you in the slammer

Maybe you’ve jaywalked, smoked a little marijuana or had to pop-a-squat behind a parked car Friday night because you really had to pee. We’ve all broken some laws, but New Yorkers who are guilty of subway fare evasion won’t be arrested under a policy change in the Manhattan DA...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:31pm

New Yorkers' new obsession with activated charcoal food is everything unicornfood isn't

New Yorkers are trading in the glittery, pastel hues of the unicorn food craze for something darker: charcoal foods. And they’re pitch black. The color comes from the — you guessed it — activated charcoal, which is the byproduct of burning coconut shells, wood, or other...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:47am

Bill Cosby to be retried on sex assault charges in November: judge

(Reuters) - Entertainer Bill Cosby will be retried on charges of sexually assaulting a former employee of his alma mater in November, five months after his first trial on those charges ended in a hung jury, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:07pm

'Boogie Down' Bronx Zoo returning to Animal Planet for season 2 of 'The Zoo'

“The Zoo” debuted on Animal Planet in February with 1.1 million viewers tuning in to get a glimpse into the life of the animals at the Bronx Zoo and the interactions with their caretakers. The subsequent seven episodes averaged more than 1 million viewers, making it Animal Planet's...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:14pm

Pedestrians struck by vehicle near Boston airport, several injuries reported

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - A vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians near the taxi pool serving Boston's Logan International Airport on Monday, sending at least 10 people to hospitals with injuries, authorities said. The incident appeared to be an accident, most likely caused by the...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:36pm

Boston's got a big bug problem -- here's how to avoid the bites

Bostonians won’t be the only ones enjoying a bite during backyard barbecues this over Fourth of July weekend, according to a new study Boston is one of the buggiest cities in America. With the warm weather, also comes mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, ants and other creepy, crawly and sometimes...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:45am

De Blasio program Ladders for Leaders breaks record: Mayor's office

An important part of President Trump’s campaign was the promise of jobs and finding a good job with proper healthcare can be a challenge. Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office celebrated tripling the number of summer jobs for vulnerable youth, including LGBT youth. On...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:02am

It's confirmed, Boston drivers suck the most

You can blame Boston traffic all you want, but it’s no secret Boston, and on a greater scale, Massachusetts, drivers suck, and a recent Allstate study really drives the point home. Boston ranked dead last out of 200 major U.S. cities, according to the study, which was based on Allstate...

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 9:29am

Are fireworks legal in New York?

As Americans get set to celebrate the Fourth of July, the anniversary of America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, families stock up on hot dogs, hamburgers and macaroni salad. Other big Independence Day purchases often include fireworks, but pyrotechnics aren’...

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 1:42am

Unique tattoo helps NYPD identify headless body found in Brooklyn

A distinct tattoo helped police tentatively identify a headless body found in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Channel earlier this week. The mother of the woman told officers in the 76th Precinct that she recognized the tattoo after the NYPD released a photo of the Sanskrit tattoo asking the public for...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:50pm

Animal Planet show debuts with story of chimp 'Raised Human' in NYC

A pet pig turned into a pet cause for New York City politicians when Wilbur, a potbelly pig living in a home on Staten Island, was ratted out and had to leave his family. But so-called exotic animals weren’t always illegal in the city and, on Saturday, Animal Planet will tell the story of one...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:05am

Fire in Greenwich Village causes injuries; Rages on

A fire in Greenwich Village tore through a six-story apartment building on Wednesday evening and led to a firefighter being treated for minor injuries and two subway station closures as crews battled the blaze. A spokesman for the FDNY said the blaze at 60 E. 9th St. in Manhattan started...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:03pm

Bill Cosby town halls are 'not about sexual assault,' publicist says

Update June 26, 2017: Publicists for Bill Cosby announced on “Good Morning Alabama” last week that the fallen TV dad would host town halls this summer to teach young men, particularly athletes, how to avoid sexual assault allegations. “The town-hall meetings are not about sexual...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:19am

Summer jobs for vulnerable youth tripled: Mayor's office

While one study shows that those in New York City’s LGBTQ community still face employment discrimination despite “big strides,” Mayor Bill de Blasio is celebrating the number of summer jobs for the city’s “most vulnerable children.” The Center for Youth...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:57pm

Alleged Brooklyn threesome killer: ‘I threw my life away for a f—ing lie’

Update, June 26: The man accused of the grisly murder of a participant in a Brooklyn threesome “was stunned” when he learned the tryst involving his girlfriend was consensual. Christopher Membreno said his girlfriend called him alleging that she had been raped in Park Slope on...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:53pm

New York celebrates Pride: Photos

Rainbows, tutus and colorful flags took over Fifth Avenue on Sunday for New York City’s annual Pride March; this year, the LGBT march carried a distinct air of protest in addition to celebration. New York City is home to one of the oldest and largest LGBT pride demonstrations in the world....

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:51pm

Arrest made in last week's shooting near Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Update, June 23, 11:23 a.m.: Police have arrested a man in connection to last week’s shooting near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Brooklyn resident Jonathan Cordoba, 29, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, criminal possession...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:33am

Cyberbullying tackled by new student film, town hall initiative

In the New York City metro area, nearly 50 percent of teens said they have been the target of cyberbullying while eight in 10 teens know someone who has been a victim of a cyberbully, according to city data. City officials and their partners announced a joint initiative on Thursday to remind...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:32am

CEO of 'Safr' ride-hailing service for women arrested on embezzlement charges

The CEO of Boston-based Safr, a ride-hailing app that provides a “safer” alternative for women riders, was arrested last week on charges he embezzled $2 million from the U.S. Virgin Islands Government. Syed Zain Gilani, 43, was arrested at the company’s Harrison Avenue...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:32pm