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Thousands greet Trump in protest at Trump Tower

President Trump was received by shouting crowds as thousands gathered to protest his appearance when he arrived in New York Monday night. Trump has been under fire after failing to explicitly condemn white supremacists for violence in Charlottesville until just yesterday. Last night’s...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 8:08am

Trump protest NYC: Here's how to get involved

As Donald Trump returns to Trump Tower Monday for his first time since Inauguration Day, he’ll be greeted by thousands of protesters, angered by his refusal to denounce white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements in the wake of deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. As...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:50pm

Parking space brawl in Brooklyn turns into stabbing

Police are hunting for two suspects in an argument over a parking space that turned violent in Brooklyn on Sunday night. Just before midnight, witnesses say a man’s car had been obstructing the path of a homeowner’s driveway when the homeowner, 29, became enraged and searched for the...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:07pm

Amid fanfare, slain cop honored at Dominican Day Parade

During the festivities at Sunday’s Dominican Day Parade, a moment of mourning was shared by attendees who honored the fallen Detective Miosotis Familia. Familia, 48, was killed on July 5 when a gunman shot through the vehicle in which she was working in the Bronx in an execution-style attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:50pm

Trump to arrive in NYC Monday after protests at Trump Tower

President Trump is expected to arrive in New York Monday, just one day after protesters gathered in front of Trump Tower, with some denouncing him while others shouted back, echoing the tensions felt in Charlottesville. The president’s visit was originally scheduled for Sunday but was...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:41pm

Broadway's Alzheimer’s iPod Drive is music to patients’ ears

Since its inception, Music & Memory has provided more than 60,000 iPods to people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive or physical conditions. But the Long Island-based nonprofit’s work goes much deeper than the devices it provides to patients in more than 4,400 certified...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:05am

MTA and LIRR East Side Access cost and schedule continue to change

At the July MTA board meeting, it was announced that construction of the Long Island Rail Road East Side Access to Grand Central Terminal will fall behind several more months. This follows previous announcements of further delays in March. The completion date may slip once again by one year from...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:05am

'I just want to be mayor,' says third-time candidate Sal Albanese

Sal Albanese walks out of his law office in Manhattan’s Trinity Place and stops in front of the church next door. He is hoping to find a New Yorker with whom he could discuss his upcoming bid for mayor, but he greets a tourist instead, shaking hands with her and introducing himself as her...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:05am

One survivor in overnight Long Island hammer attacks

Only one survivor remained after a gruesome Long Island hammer attack in which a man beat to death his mother and sister and her friend, police said. Bobby Vanderhall, 34, first used the hammer to smash through the basement door of his mother’s home on Perry Street around 1:15 a.m. on...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:59pm

New Yorkers respond to Virginia violence with protest in Union Square

Protesters gathered in Union Square on Saturday in response to violence at a Virginia white supremacist rally just hours before. Black Lives Matter NYC assembled more than 100 activists in the square in downtown Manhattan to speak out against the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a car...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:52pm

Scofflaw bikeshare company wants to challenge Citi Bike in New York

More and more New Yorkers are taking to the streets on two wheels than ever before, thanks in part to the city’s contract with Citi Bike. But now a new bikeshare company hopes to give Citi Bike a ride for its money. San Francisco-based Spin was going to hold a pop-up demonstration in the...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:43pm

Long Island teen dies in freak accident with log during football practice

Tragedy struck a Long Island high school just weeks before the new school year when a football player was killed by a log during a team-building exercise on Thursday. Junior Joshua Mileto and four other players were holding a 10-foot-log above their heads during an off-season session at Sachem...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:52am

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

Operation Backpack gives city kids tools needed to succeed in school and beyond

Back-to-school time is the most wonderful time of the year for many parents (and even some kids), but not so much for those children living in shelters, who often go back empty-handed and unarmed for readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic. But thanks to Operation Backpack, more...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:57pm

City Council passes cigarette tax and ban on sales in pharmacies

Smokers will now have to shell out more cash to light up in New York, according to a bill passed by the City Council yesterday. The bill will push the minimum price per pack from $10.50 to $13 in an effort to force more people to kick the unhealthy habit. As an added measure, cigarettes will be...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:47pm

Cuomo gets on the tracks in hands-on tour of subway power system

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not typically spotted riding the subways, yesterday he got onto the tracks. Straphangers were surprised to look out from the windows of the D train and see the governor in the tunnels in a hands-on look at the failing power systems. During his visit, he announced that...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:42pm

Meet Pender, Philadelphia’s newest (and most adorable) therapist

After a lifetime of wanting a dog of her own, Philadelphia recreation therapist Liz Decina not only just got her wish, she also gained a new coworker at the same exact time. Last week, Decina and 2-year-old black Lab-retriever mix Pender graduated from Canine Companions for Independence on New...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:00am

These New York Hospitals are among the best in the nation

Three New York City hospitals have earned their place among the nation’s top 20 hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking. The study — in it’s 28th year —compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide ranking them in 25 specialties...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 2:21am

Stay in President Trump's childhood home for $725 per night

President Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates, Queens, is now listed on Airbnb, and you can book your stay right now. If you ever wanted to feel close to the president and get a sense of how he and his family lived, then now’s your chance. You can stay there for just $725 per...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:56pm

Council members call MTA chairman's absence from hearing 'disrespectful'

City Council members were outraged after MTA Chairman Joe Lhota skipped a hearing Tuesday to address the city’s transit crisis. Showing up instead was Ronnie Hakim, the agency’s managing director, who arrived to testify in front of a frustrated City Council searching for answers on how...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:02pm