Gary Kane

Senior Editor

gary.kane@metro.us

Man critically wounded leaving book launching party in Manhattan

A man leaving a book launch party for an erotic novella was shot and critically wounded early Sunday morning in Manhattan, police said.Robert Lowman, 44, was shot six times in the chest and abdomen at about 1 a.m. as he stood on the sidewalk on West 22nd Street in the Flatiron District,...

Monday, October 17, 2016, 3:28 AM

Domestic violence shelter offers safe haven for family pets

A second women’s shelter in Harlem is offering safe haven for the dogs and cats of families torn apart by domestic violence.The Urban Women’s New Beginnings shelter on Wednesday opened an area where residence can play with their pets as part of the People and Animals Living Safely program sponsored...

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:45 AM

Philly rated top city for Halloween candy-cravers, real estate firm says

Carve the pumpkin and don the Trump mask! Philadelphia is the top city in the nation for trick-or-treating, declared a real estate database company.Each year, the Zillow Group crunches the numbers to determine which cities are best for sweet-toothed children and adults on Halloween.Philadelphia...

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:28 AM

City Hall proposes regs designed to reduce teen smoking

Retailers inclined to start selling cigarettes and tobacco products will face tougher city regulations under proposals being consideredby City Hall.The city will boost the permit fee for the sale of tobacco products to $300, under the proposal. Currently, the fee is $50.The fee change would take...

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 1:44 AM

Woman set up fake agency to bilk new homeowners, state AG says

A Philadelphia woman is accused of scamming new homeowners by charging them for a service the city provides for free, according to a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the state Office of the Attorney General.The lawsuit contends that Wanda D. Rogers operated a fictitious government office she...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:41 AM

City may permit more food trucks, street vendors

New Yorkers might a new wave of food trucks and carts on the streets soon, as the City Council considers legislation to gradually double the number of food vendor permits issued by the city.The proposal calls for spreading the new permits over seven years, giving 600 more street vendors the right...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:03 AM

Tenants at Harlem public housing complex forced to cook on hotplates

More than a thousand residents of a public housing complex in Harlem have been forced to cook on hotplates for about six weeks because gas lines have been shut down for repairs.Tenants at the Grant Houses on Amsterdam Avenue told the Daily News that they haven’t been able to use their stoves since...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:42 AM

Brooklyn district attorney dies, days after disclosing cancer diagnosis

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson died Sunday, only days after announcing he had been diagnosed with cancer, his family said in news release.Thompson was 50 years old.“As a man of intense faith, I intend to fight and win the battle against this disease,” Thompson said in a news release...

Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:31 AM

State plans to offer Medicaid coverage for youth gender treatment

Transgender youths will soon qualify to receive Medicaid coverage for hormone treatment under a proposal announced by the state Health Department.The agency intends to amend the Public Health Law to allow Medicaid payments for youths to be treated for gender dysphoria, a diagnosis in which a person...

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:14 PM

Pence declared debate victor in Metro readers poll

Metro readers apparently felt put-off by anaggressiveSen. Tim Kaine and overwhelmingly proclaimed Gov. Mike Pence the winner of the vice presidential debate in the Metro Readers Poll.In the unscientific poll, 95.3 percent of the readers who participated said the RepublicanIndiana governor prevailed...

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:30 PM

Mayor's approval rating leaps, poll says

Mayor Bill de Blaisio’s approval rating reached a 17-month high in the aftermath of his handling of last month’s bombing in Chelsea, according to a recent poll.Forty percent of registered New York City voters who participated in the poll feel de Blasio is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as mayor...

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:01 AM

Trump scrambles to counter report suggesting he hasn't paid income taxes for several years

Donald Trump’s campaign staff went into overdrive Sunday in an attempt to recover from a front-page New York Times revelation that the Republican presidential nominee likely avoided paying federal income taxes for several years.Bucking the long-held practice of presidential candidates to release...

Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:15 AM

Commissioner: 'contagious gunfire' possible in take-down of attacker

Philadelphia police officials intend to review the death of a man who viciously attacked five people and then gunned down by nine officers who fired 109 shots at him.Police Commissioner Richard Ross told news reporters on Friday that the number of rounds fired was unusual and suggested that “...

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:49 PM

Zoo invites visitors to stinky exhibit

Hold your nose an enjoy a rare botanical treat.Franklin Park Zoo officials announced Sunday that the so-called corpse flower has bloomed and will be on display.The flower, which zoo staff dubbed “Pugsly” will remain in bloom for only 24 to 48 hours.The plant, Amorphophallus titanium, is commonly...

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:56 PM

State DCR official resigns after reports of vehicle misuse

A top official at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation has resigned after being accused of inappropriately using the siren and emergency lights of his state vehicle.DCR Deputy Commissioner Matthew Sisk stepped down from his $112,000-a-year position Friday, a department spokesman...

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:26 PM

NYC considers providing free lawyers to tenants facing eviction

It’s a familiar scene in New York City Housing Court: An attorney for a landlord argues his case while a tenant facing eviction stands silent, clutching a few documents.A majority of City Council members want to change that scenario.The council on Monday conducted a hearing on a proposed bill that...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:32 PM

Woman, 20, charged with murder in stabbing death of mom walking baby

A Brooklyn woman faces a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of a 22-year-old mother whose child sat nearby in a stroller as the killing occurred, police said Wednesday.Shenia Williams, 20, of Saratoga Avenue, is accused of stabbing Joann Beauzier in the chest just before 1 a.m....

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 9:33 PM

Officers find body in trunk of burning car near JFK airport: NYPD

Officers responding to a report of a car fire in a parking area near John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered a body in the trunk of the vehicle, authorities said Sunday.Firefighters were extinguishing the fire just before midnight on Saturday when the officers arrived at the scene, a...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 2:04 AM