Emily Johnson

'Poor door' debate heats up affordable housing debate in NYC

The "poor door" at Northside Piers separates affordable housing tenants from people who pay market rate. Credit: Bess Adler, MetroThe revelation that a new luxury apartment building on the Upper West Side was approved last month to include separate doors for its market-rate residents and...

Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:53 AM

Albany lawmakers limit state ivory trade

Elephants carved from illegal Ivory are displayed at an 'Endangered Species' exhibition at London Zoo in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)A new law will impose strict limits on the New York State ivory trade, banning the sale of most items containing ivory and rhino horn,...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:22 PM

Couple rows from Morocco to New York City

South African Riaan Manser, seen here on a previous expedition in Iceland, on Friday completed a 6,500-mile journey from Africa to New York City by rowboat. (Photo by The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)A couple from South Africa has completed a staggering feat even they themselves thought might...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 10:40 PM

First family makes a splash at Mermaid Parade

Credit: GettyMayor Michael Bloomberg may have worn a costume a time or two when the situation called for it, but he certainly never dressed up as a pirate to march in the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade surrounded by near-naked revelers in pasties and body paint.Yes, that was Mayor Bill de...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 9:32 PM

Machete attack in Brooklyn was gang-related: NYPD

Credit: GoogleThree young men were slashed by a man wielding a machete outside a Flatbush catering hall in the early hours of Saturday, police said, adding that the attack appeared to be gang-related.Police received a report at 2:19 a.m. that a fight between two groups at Afrika House on Bedford...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:18 PM

Cop who punched Occupy protester gets $120K disability pension

A Youtube screen grab show the moment Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona, right, punched Occupy Wall Street protester Felix Rivera-Pitre, left, in the face on October 14, 2011. Credit: YouTubeA cop who was caught on video punching an Occupy Wall Street protester three years ago has been granted a tax...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:42 PM

Mystery man steals steamroller from Bronx parking lot

A still from a surveillance video shows a man stealing a steamroller from a parking lot in the Bronx in April. Credit: NYPDPolice are seeking a brazen thief who walked into a parking lot in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx earlier this year, climbed aboard a steamroller, and drove off as...

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 7:59 PM

Man killed outside 'Mob Wives' bar in Staten Island

Credit: FileA man was killed in the early hours of Sunday during a fight outside a Staten Island bar made famous by VH1 reality show "Mob Wives," police said.Police responded to a call about an unidentified 46-year-old man found unresponsive outside the Drunken Monkey Bar and Grill in West...

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 10:32 PM

3 injured in Bronx subway slashing

Credit: Miles DixonThree people were injured and three were arrested after an argument over a subway seat in the Bronx on Saturday escalated into a slashing attack, police said.The incident began with a verbal dispute between two groups of people just before 7 p.m. on a northbound 5 train nearnear...

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 9:30 PM

Brooklyn cat kicked in violent viral video finds new home

King the cat has landed on his feet.A video posted to Facebook last month sparked outrage when it showed a Brooklyn man kicking a cat viciously about 20 feet through the air.But after receiving medical treatment and socialization,the one-year-old tomcathas been adopted, the ASPCA said in an update...

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 8:07 PM

2 women wanted in 7 train assault

One of the attackers, as seen in this image released by NYPD, is described as a 35-year-old woman with black hair in a ponytail. Image credit: NYPDPolice are seeking two women accused of punching and slashing a passenger on the 7 train in Queens last month.On May 24, a 22-year-old man got into an...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 10:45 PM

Mild hurricane year anticipated as season kicks off

(Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)Hurricane season officially kicked off on Sunday and while many New Yorkers are still anxious in the lingering aftermath of Sandy, meteorologists are anticipating a relatively mild season.There is a 50 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season in the...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 9:27 PM

Four people shot in Crown Heights park

Credit: FileFour people were shot in a Crown Heights park on Saturday night, police said,just one day after a fatal shooting ended the Brooklyn neighborhood's recent peaceful streak.An unknown shooter gunned down three men and one woman in St. John's Park around 8:10 p.m., police said.Two men were...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 7:42 PM

Joey Ramone Birthday Bash celebrates 40 years of the Ramones

The Ramones were founded 40 years ago this year. Credit: Getty ImagesIn 1974, a pair of brothers in Forest Hill, Queens shared a Yamaha acoustic guitar.But there was a problem. Mitchell Hyman was right-handed and his older brother Jeff was a lefty. So rather than restring the guitar every time...

Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:02 AM

De Blasio to deliver Internet Week keynote speech

Credit: Getty ImagesMayor Bill de Blasio is set to give the keynote speech at this year's Internet Week New Yorkwhen the technology convention openson Monday.This year's event comes as New York City seeks to assert itself as the east coast answer to Silicon Valley,with leading technology programs...

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:54 PM

Lower East Side woman found murdered in bathtub

Credit: File photoThe body of a murdered woman was found in the bathtub of her Lower East Side apartment on Saturday evening, police said.NYPD officers responded to a report of an unconscious woman at 115 Eldridge Street at 6 p.m. on Saturday.The woman, identified asMeilin Liu, 57, waspronounced...

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 8:07 PM

De Blasio, Sharpton join rally outside Nigerian consulate

Credit: Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de BlasioMayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton joined a group of activists who marched on the Nigerian consulate Sunday to pressure the country's government to rescue 276 young girls kidnapped by terrorists last month.De Blasio was joined at...

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 11:17 PM

Ex-Pataki aide Cahill challenges Schneiderman for Attorney General

Credit: FacebookRepublican John Cahill, who served as chief of staff for former Governor George Pataki, on Sunday formally announced his bid to challengeincumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman asAttorney General.Speaking in his hometown of Yonkers, Cahill promised to defend charter schools and to tap...

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9:39 PM

Suspect named 'Coward' hit victims with hammer from behind: NYPD

Credit: NYPDIt takes a certain kind of criminal to hit his victimsover the head from behind before robbing them, and police are searching for a suspect who appears to be well-named.The NYPD is searching for a 28-year-old man named Anthony Coward who is accused of robbing three people over a four-...

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 6:51 PM

No foul play suspected in death of missing Brooklyn man

Image credit: FacebookPolice do not suspect foul play in the death of Brooklyn fashion designer James (Jay) Ott, whose body was recovered early on Thursday from New York Harbor.The autopsy report is pending further investigation, the medical examiner's office said.Friends of Ott, who had been...

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 5:24 PM