New York

Unvaccinated children face public space ban in NY measles outbreak

(Reuters) A New York suburb has banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, such as schools and shopping malls, as it fights the state’s worst outbreak in decades of the potentially deadly disease.  Rockland County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and said the...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:43pm

Powerball drawing climbs to $750 million

This year's biggest Powerball jackpot is almost one for the all-time record books. The prize for Wednesday's multistate drawing has risen to $750 million. No one picked enough correct numbers to claim $625 million last Saturday. The odds of winning are a totally doable 1 in 292 million. If...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:59pm

NYPD investigating recent rash of group ambushes, assaults

Surveillance cameras captured a group of men beating an Uber Eats delivery man in the Bronx — one of several recent group assaults on unsuspecting New Yorkers. According to police, the 36-year-old victim was making a delivery when four men pushed him off his bike, punched him and threatened him...

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:52pm

Attorneys say alleged mob boss murderer heavily influenced by internet hate speech

Defense attorneys said internet hate speech and hostile language from the White House influenced the Staten Island man accused of killing Gambino mob boss Frank “Franky Boy” Cali as they entered a not guilty plea in court on Monday.  “Hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including...

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:45pm

Presidential contender Gillibrand calls Trump a 'coward'

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand delivered a fiery repudiation of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday at the doorstep of one of his most famous properties, making it clear she will not pull her punches in seeking to replace him.  "President Trump is tearing apart the...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 8:02pm

Pastor convicted of hacking, insider trading gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former hedge fund manager who also worked as a pastor was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison after being convicted of insider trading on non-public corporate press releases stolen by computer hackers. Vitaly Korchevsky, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:55am

Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year

The loyal and dependable Labrador retriever hung on for the 28th year in a row to the title of America’s most popular dog in 2018, the American Kennel Club said on Wednesday. The top 10 dog breeds in the United States in 2018 remained unchanged from last year except for the rise of the German...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:18pm

Statue of Liberty climber sentenced to community service, probation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman convicted of trespassing and disorderly conduct after she climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal on July 4 last year to protest U.S. immigration policy was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and five years' probation on Tuesday. Therese Patricia...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1:11pm

Hudson Yards redraws New York skyline

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hudson Yards, a $25 billion complex of skyscrapers, shops and attractions reshaping the skyline on Manhattan's far west side, is throwing a coming-out party on Friday to mark the opening of New York City's newest neighborhood. With about a dozen glass-and-steel towers, a...

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:31am

Alleged Gambino crime boss shot, killed outside Staten Island home

(Reuters) - The reported crime boss of the New York Mafia's Gambino family, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, was gunned down in front of his Staten Island home late Wednesday, police and media said.  Cali, 53, was fatally shot multiple times to his torso shortly after 9 p.m. (0100 GMT on Thursday...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:27am

2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade: Route, Street Closures, Start Time

The 2019 New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 16 and about 2 million people are expected to attend the 258th annual parade to celebrate and honor Irish and Irish-American culture and heritage. If you’re planning to go to the parade or want to avoid the sea of...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:39pm

De Blasio tests the waters for presidential run in South Carolina

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the key presidential primary state of South Carolina this weekend, where he tested his message among progressive groups and said he would make a decision about entering the 2020 race "sooner rather than later." It's the second trip to a primary state in two weeks for...

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:50pm

Some 29 passengers hurt by turbulence on flight into New York: fire department

(Reuters) - More than two dozen people were injured by turbulence on a Turkish Airlines flight into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, according to the city's fire department and local media.  New York Fire Department initially said on Twitter that it was treating...

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:29pm

Flights resume at New Jersey's Newark airport after fire report shuts runways

(Reuters) - Flights at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport resumed on Saturday after the airport closed its runways due to reports of a possible fire in the hold of a cargo plane that was diverted there, officials said.  The aircraft was headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from...

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:57am

U.S. chef Mario Batali cuts ties with restaurants after abuse accusation

(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali on Wednesday said he had cut ties with his U.S. restaurants as he fights an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment. Batali has sold his shares in the 16-restaurant operation, including Babbo and Del Posto, to former partners Tanya Bastianich...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:56pm

De Blasio signs law to stop underground basement apartments in East New York

Some homeowners in East New York, Brooklyn will be able to take advantage of a pilot program to convert their basements into apartments beginning on Monday. The law, called the Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program, seeks to bring basement apartments out from underground, and Mayor de Blasio...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:19pm

Melting snow, road salt causing manhole fires around NYC

FDNY is responding to multiple reports of manhole fires Monday morning as the melting snow and road salt from the overnight storm is wreaking havoc on the utilities system. A call for a manhole fire at 826 Crown Street in Brooklyn came in at 9:06 a.m., the department confirmed, and firefighters...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:40pm

Williamsburg cyclist killed in hit-and-run is 5th NYC bicyclist death this year

Transit activists, City Councilor Antonio Reynoso and Brooklyn residents are gathering in Williamsburg on Monday evening to hold a vigil for Aurilla Lawrence, a 25-year-old bike messenger who was hit and killed by a truck on Thursday. Lawrence was riding her bicycle on Broadway between Marcy...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:38pm

The 2019 finalists for the nation's largest book club, One Book One New York

New Yorkers can’t agree on much, but once a year they come together to celebrate a book with deep ties to the city for One Book, One New York. Now in its third year as the nation's largest book club, the 2019 One Book One New York program highlights female authors all hailing from the New York...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:31pm

NYPD announces a five-point plan to address increases in gun crime

After another increase in gun violence last month, the NYPD has announced that it is launching a five-part program to combat the trend, including providing services to at-risk communities to prevent crime before it becomes necessary to punish it. "An increase in murders, shootings and rapes ...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:06pm