DANIELA BERNAL

Spy on your pet with doggie cams

From dressing their dogs in matching outfits to pushing them around in a stroller, New Yorkers are notorious for spoiling their four-legged friends.But a new level of intensive pet devotion is popping up all over Manhattan: Businesses now allow pet lovers to keep an eye on their dogs even when they...

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:40 PM

Fifth person reports stepping on needle on New York City beaches

Today Metro ran a story about four people being stuck by hypodermic needles on local beaches in the past three weeks. And this morning the paper was contacted by a woman who said her son was stabbed by a needle this week as well.Little Gerard McManus was walking in the sand on Tuesday, July 24...

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:26 PM

Fourth person to step on hypodermic needle at New York beaches in three weeks

New York City beachgoers beware: A fourth person has stepped on a hypodermic needle in the past three weeks, according to the website NYC Parks Advocates.A female lifeguard was poked by a hypodermic needle at Rockaway Beach on Tuesday, according to Geoffrey Croft, one of the people who runs the...

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 1:24 AM

New York City raking it in thanks to gay marriage

Gay marriage is not only making couples happy — it’s making New York City money, and lots of it.City officials announced Tuesday, on the one-year anniversary New York's same-sex marriage law went into effect, that gay marriages across all five boroughs have generated $259 million for the city’s...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 11:15 PM

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. saves girls at beach

The city's chair of the public safety committee literally took safety into his own hands this weekend, diving into harsh waters at the Jersey Shore to rescue two little girls.A little after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. of Astoria spotted two little girls being swept out...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:52 PM

NYPD reopens cold case of dead toddler girl found in 1991

The NYPD re-opened a cold case Tuesday involving the remains of a toddler girl found stuffed in a cooler off the Henry Hudson parkway 21 years ago this month.In a sketch released by officials today, Jane Doe, renamed Baby Hope, is pictured with dark brown or black shoulder-length hair and bangs....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:14 PM

Rescue after boat overturned near Statue of Liberty

One person had to be rescued from New York Harbor this morning after their boat overturned near Liberty Island and The Statue of Liberty.At around 11:50 Tuesday morning fire officials got the call of a boat that had flipped over just south of Liberty Island. Authorities were able to rescue the lone...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 8:17 PM

Public hearing on soda ban Tuesday

Nearly 50 people have already signed up to voice their opinions on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban, at a public hearing held by the the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Tuesday afternoon.And on Monday the mayor voiced confidence in his highly controversial ban on soda and sugary...

Monday, July 23, 2012, 10:07 PM

JFK airport most likely in nation to spread contagious diseases, MIT study finds

John F. Kennedy airport is No. 1 — but not in a good way. A new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists JFK as the most likely airport in the nation when it comes to spreading extremely contagious diseases like SARS or the H1N1 flu virus.The study, released today by MIT’s Civil and...

Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:29 PM

Five killed in fiery Atlantic Avenue crash

Two children and three adults are dead after a gruesome car crash in Queens early Sunday morning at the intersection of Atlantic Ave. and the Van Wyck Expressway. Three survivors pulled from the crash are reported to be in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.The Mercedes-Benz SUV, which appeared...

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 11:39 PM

New York City tap water beats $2.50 filtered Molecule water in Metro taste test

Despite the city tap water’s already glistening reputation for being fresh and delicious, for two locals, it’s just not good enough.Co-owners Adam Ruhf, 32, and Alexander Venet, 41, opened a quaint water cafe in the East Village this week to offer New Yorker’s what they say is better tasting,...

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:53 PM

Report: 13-year-old girl punched by another teen at McCarren Pool

In yet another incident at McCarren Pool, a 13-year-old girl was brutally punched in the face by another teen girl just outside the pool last week, according to one New York City park advocate.According to Geoffrey Croft’s blog "A Walk in the Park," police have arrested a 13-year old and a 16-year...

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:14 PM

Other than Ikea, where are New York's favorite places to have sex in public?

A row of metal chairs behind the popular Ikea in Red Hook is the latest teen hook-up spot, DNAinfo reported Tuesday.“It’s condom central. The lawn chairs are a bordello,” the director of a local nonprofit told the site."I have a 5-year-old who plays hide-and-go-seek over there," she added. "Around...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 9:22 PM

PHOTOS: ASPCA saves the city's pitbulls

Monday was the second year anniversary of the ASPCA's "Operation Pit."As part of "Operation Pit," all New Yorkers are encouraged to bring their pits in to the ASPCA's Upper East Side animal hospital to be spayed and neutered — free of charge.The program offers the free service to any healthy...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 8:26 PM

You're in luck, Church Avenue: Last five stops on G train here to stay

Great news, G-train riders!The MTA is expected to spend millions of dollars revamping transit services across the five boroughs, including a permanent expansion of the G train to Church Avenue.“It’s hard to remember the last time we had good news about transit in Brooklyn,” said Public Advocate...

Monday, July 16, 2012, 9:56 PM

Daffy's clothing store to close

One of New York’s most popular discount designer stores, Daffy’s, will be closing all 19 locations, it was revealed Monday afternoon.Eleven of those stores are in the five boroughs.Shoppers browsing the Daffy's on Broadway in Lower Manhattan were shocked to hear the news today.“I was so surprised...

Monday, July 16, 2012, 9:01 PM

Anthony Weiner tries to re-insert himself into NYC politics

One of New York's most disgraced former politicians, Anthony Weiner, is flirting again. But this time it's with the idea of running for mayor.Sources told the the New York Post today that the former Queens congressman is "seriously considering" running for mayor, with public advocate as his back-up...

Monday, July 16, 2012, 1:03 AM

After Long Island boat horror, a call for passenger limits

In the wake of a tragic Fourth of July boating accident off Long Island, in which three children drowned, a U.S. Senator now wants stricter regulations for all recreational boats, no matter how big they may be.All recreational boats should be required to display their passenger limits, urged U.S....

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 9:26 PM

Unhappy Valley: Some Penn State grads call to take down Joe Paterno statue after Freeh report

Penn State graduates across the nation reeled Thursday, in the wake of the damning Freeh report alleging that iconic football coach Joe Paterno essentially turned a blind eye to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.Some former Happy Valley denizens are even calling for JoePa's statue on the...

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:14 PM

TLC votes to approve New York taxi fare increase

Get ready to fork over more for taxi trips! The nine-member Taxi and Limousine Commission voted at noon today to approve a 17 percent fare hike for New York's city taxi cabs.The fare hike was approved as six board members voted yes, two voted no and one abstained.The increase would go into effect...

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 5:32 PM