Karina E. Cuevas

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Pets seek owners at Adoptapalooza

Dogs, cats and rabbits were the stars of today’s Mayor’s Animal Alliance Adoptapalooza Event at Union Square Park.Many were hoping to charm potential adopters and find a home."It’s a great event to be outside and what we really need is people to come out and adopt,” said Jane Hoffman,” president of...

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 8:40 PM

Former inmate credits Carnegie Hall music program for turning life around

Daniel Barthels never thought that such a small instrument as the violin would teach him so much about life.Yet that’s what happened when he learned to play the classical instrument as an inmate in prison.“It was easy to identify myself as being someone different [and playing a different instrument...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:57 PM

Latino immigrants to protest at Trump Tower New York

Latino immigrants from New York will rally at Trump International Hotel and Tower today.The group together with organizers from Make the Road New York is protesting Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant remarks.Related: Website lets you paint with Donald Trump's faceSince his presidential bid, Trump has...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:07 PM

Archdiocese of New York condemns reselling of tickets to see Pope Francis in New York

Carindal Timothy Dolan yesterday condemned the reselling of tickets to see Pope Francis during his Central Park procession on eBay and Craigslist.Thousands of people won the tickets through a lottery after the Archdiocese of New York, which together with the city administration offered them to the...

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:10 PM

Two women wanted in connection to assault on 10-year-old boy

Two women are wanted in connection to an assault of a 10-year-old boy in the Bronx.According to police, the suspects entered a grocery store located on 271 East 206th Street in Norwood on Aug. 19 and one of them got into an argument with the boy.RELATED:Two men charged with kidnapping after woman...

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:06 PM

Blind woman rescued by riders after falling in Wall St. station subway tracks

Commuters saved a blind woman after she fell onto the subway tracks at the Wall Street 2/3 stop this morning, officials said.RELATED:PHOTO: Woman snaps pic of D train pervertThe woman was walking down the stairs when she thought a train was in the station and stepped off the platform falling into...

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:03 PM

Manhattan District Attorney's Office aiding states to end rape kit backlog

Twenty states across the nation will finally eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits thanks to a $38 million grant awarded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhattan’s District Attorney announced today that 32 jurisdictions will receive grants ranging from $97,...

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2:53 PM

Visitors reminisce on the eve of the Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony

Visitors thronged to the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for Friday's commemoration of the terror attack that killed 2,977 in 2001.Similar to the last 13 years, there will be a name reading ceremony to honor those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.RELATED:Council bill could ground...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:21 PM

Commuters calm despite NJ Transit gate changes at Port Authority Bus Terminal

Approximately 33,000 commuters encountered changes in the NJ Transit gates at Port Authority today.So far the Port Authority does not expect any disruptions and are making sure commuters are well informed. “This morning has gone quite well,” said Neal Buccino, public information officer for the...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:01 PM

New York State fighting wage gap with new employer disclosure bill

New York State is fighting once again for wage equality and a bill to reduce the gap based on gender, race and ethnicity was introduced Tuesday afternoon.State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Deborah Glick announced that in order for companies to win state contracts, they must disclose...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:31 PM

The 2015 West Indian American Day Parade draws legions of spectators

Vast crowds of people proudly waved flags of their native countries as they lined up along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn to celebrate the West Indian American Day Parade on Monday.Spectators came from all over the nation to witness the 48th year of the largest Caribbean culture celebration in the...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 2:41 AM

Local immigrants celebrate chance to visit with Pope Francis during visit

A group of immigrants and refugees from organizations throughout New York City will have a chance to meet Pope Francis during his visit later this month.A group of 150 people were chosen through Catholic Charities and they will greet His Holiness at Our Lady Queen of Angels School as part of his...

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:48 PM

Campaign against sexual assault on campus launched in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threw another punch Wednesday in the battle against campus sex assaults.Cuomo launched the state's ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign, an initiative that highlight a new law against sex crimes.RELATED:Video: Obama's 'It's On Us' video urges sexual consent"New York is the...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:10 PM

More than 300 people protest NYU expansion in Greenwich Village

Over 300 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Tuesday to protest NYU's expansion plan and ask for financial accountability.Student and faculty groups from NYU, Cooper Union and the New School united with Greenwich Village neighborhood organizations demanding a stop to the constant real...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3:48 AM

Protest against NYU's expansion project happening today

A protest against New York University’s expansion plans will take place today at Washington Square Park from 4 to 6 p.m.NYU’s Student Labor Action Movement, NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee and others will demand that NYU stops it’s demolition project...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:59 PM

The West Indian Day Parade organizers accused of discrimination

The West Indian Day Parade organizers are being slammed with allegations of discrimination based on being a solely Trinidadian organization.According to Rickford Burke, head of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID), its membership slots are not open to individuals of other Caribbean...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2:55 AM

Black girls on bicycles tear down stereotypes of women of color

There’s a group of women taking the New York City cycling community by storm and making sure others like them know they are welcome.Black Girls Do Bike NYC (BGDB) is an organization of approximately 350 members, made up mostly of women of color from different ages and backgrounds throughout the...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 2:41 AM

Tombstone two-step: Lincoln Center's Silent Disco held in historic Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx

Putting a whole new spin to the phrase “dancing on someone's grave,” Woodlawn Cemetery hosted Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco event Sunday eveningMore than 200 partygoers grooved in the graveyard for the ulimate event celebrating Bronx Salsa Month.“What better place to have a silent disco at than the...

Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:06 AM

Two men died after being hit by cars in Queens on Saturday

Two men died after being struck by cars in Queens early Saturday morning, police said,A 34-year-old man, who was attempting to cross the Long Island Expressway on foot around 169th Street, was struck and killed by a 2015 Toyota Suburban, cops said.The driver tried to brake and swerve away, but...

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 10:44 PM

New York museum memberships up since IDNYC launch

Over 45,000 people have signed up for free museum memberships through IDNYC since it launched eight months ago.IDNYC cardholders have the option of signing up for a free one-year membership at any of the 33 participating institutions throughout the city.“New members are coming through their doors...

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:54 AM