Megan Fu

New Yorkers confess how far they've gone for a booty call — literally

With the so-called cuffing season in full swing, booty calls may be few and far between. Even with the ease and convenience of dating apps, the sheer geographical size of the New York City area paired with the perpetually unreliable MTA can make for a difficult late-night hookup. But with a little...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 3:29 PM

Emergency Call Buttons: Outdated system or necessary protocol?

Scattered across the city, you’ll find 15,000 emergency call boxes. But the rusty, red towers and worn-down ornate units with paint peeling off the sides typically go unnoticed by passersby. Rachel Stone, 22, works around Union Square and passes the call boxes on her way to and from work...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:00 AM

Cranberry Tunnel shut down this weekend, first of 40 weekends

The 1.6 mile tunnel that carries the A and C trains between Manhattan and Brooklyn under the East River will be shut down in both directions this weekend. This will mark the first of 40 non-consecutive weekends of repairs to fix integral components heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the MTA wrote...

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 2:04 PM

Manhole cover rips through floor of an MTA bus, injures woman

A manhole cover tore through the floor of an MTA bus in the Bronx Tuesday, injuring a woman in the seat above it, according to reports.About half of the plate, weighing as much as 300 pounds, broke through the floor, ripping through plywood and rubber, the Daily News reports.As the driver was...

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:18 PM

Taxi cab driver to pay $25,000 in fines and compensation after refusing to pick up black family

Taxi driver Baqir Raza has to pay $25,000 in fines and compensation, a city administration judge ruled last week, after he refused to pick up a black mother and her two daughters outside Macy’s in Midtown but let two white passengers into his cab.Raza told Cynthia Jordan,57, that he was off-duty...

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:08 AM

Woman says she was drugged and raped at a Lower East Side bar

A 25-year-old woman claimed she was drugged and raped by an employee in the bathroom at the Lower East Side bar Happy Ending, Gothamist reports. Pepper Ellett went to Happy Ending at around 1 a.m. and says she was followed by a male employee into the bathroom and raped.“I believe I may have been...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 3:49 PM

NASA images show dark side of the moon

NASA is on a roll this summer. First with the New Horizons spacecraft sailing past pluto, then with the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCVR) images of Earth, and then discovering the Earth-size planet Kepler 452-b in a constellation called Cygnus.Now, a camera aboard DSCVR, captured a view of the...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:31 PM

Officer rescues bear cub from tree

A bear cub that got stuck in a tree high above ground in Windham Mountain Village, New York, was rescued by Environmental Conservation Officer Anthony Glorioso Tuesday morning, said the Environmental Conservation office.A video of the heroic mission shows officer Glorioso go up and attempt to free...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 11:11 AM

Man counting cash in Central Park nearly robbed at knifepoint

New York City police are on the hunt for a would-be robber who brandished a knife at a 31-year-old man who was counting money on a log in Central Park.The botched robbery happened around 3:50 p.m. Saturday at East Drive and East 109 Street, police said.The victim told police the suspect approached...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9:25 AM

PHOTOS: Gay Staten Island man says four NYPD cops beat him outside his home

A 30-year-old gay Staten Island man claims he was pulled out of his Staten Island home, thrown to the ground and beaten by four New York police officers responding to an early morning noise complaint.The officers yelled a number of homophobic slurs at Louis Falcone at 5:30 a.m. on June 19 during...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 2:21 PM

Gwen Stefani parts ways with Gavin Rossdale, kids remain top priority

Married rockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are separating but have made it clear that their kids come first, despite their hectic music careers."While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:14 AM

How to live greener in New York City

Everyone wants the earth to be in a long-lasting stable condition; however, living in an environmentally friendly way in New York City can sometimes appear to be more work than it’s worth.That's why the New York Department of Sanitationhas taken the lead to make living a greener life in New York as...

Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:36 AM

Man shoots armadillo, bullet bounces back and grazes his jaw

After trying to shoot an armadillo that wandered onto his property at around 3 a.m., a Texas man ended up in the hospital when the bullet ricocheted off of the animal and hit him in the face. Cass County, Texas officials say the man suffered a graze wound to the head and was airlifted to a nearby...

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:38 PM

Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing on gulf course

A Coast Guard helicopter pilot made a precautionary emergency landing on a Staten Island golf course on Sunday.The four-person crew made the decision to land at the Richmond Country Club when the helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City was experiencing mechanical issues"Our flight mechanic...

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:12 PM

Bill Nye reads mean tweets to help promote Kickstarter campaign

Everyone's favorite science guy took to YouTube to read mean tweets written about him. Bill Nye, 59, faced his online critics to help promote a Kickstarter campaign raising money to to create a documentary about the poplar children's television show host.Documentary filmmakers David Alvarado and...

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1:03 PM

Summer Streets offers something for everyone

At 6:45 a.m. 12 eager New Yorkers waited in line for the 270-foot water slide at the Vita Coco Beach at Foley Square at the first day of this year’s Summer Streets. Along with Slide the City, Vita Coco Beach on Saturday offered a number of hammocks and lawn chairs underneath palm trees to relax,...

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11:47 AM

Fourth person died as result of Legionnaires' outbreak

A fourth person has died as a result of theLegionnaires’ outbreak in the Bronx. All the deceased individuals were older adults and had additional underlying medical problems, officials said.As od Sunday, a total of 65 people have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Department of...

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:04 AM

Rosie's Theater Kids offers theater and SAT classes to low-income students

On Wednesday, a show at the Maravel Arts Center had a little bit of everything, from Tegan and Sara to Malala Yousafzai to Maya Angelou.The performers came together as part of Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids), a non-profit performing arts organization launched in 2003 by founder Rosie O’Donnell and...

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 11:15 AM

Bratton: I'm not retiring any time soon

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton assured New York City Wednesday that he had no plans to retire and he wasn’t going anywhere soon, NY Daily News reports.In an attempt to debunk speculation and rumors that Bratton is looking to leave at the end of Mayor De Blasio’s first term, Bratton quoted Mark...

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:38 AM

Brooklyn man sentenced for shooting, killing good friend

A Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for shooting and killing his good friend in December 2013 because he believed he was romantically involved with his sister.The defendant, 25-year-old Johnny Velez-Garriga, was sentenced Wednesday by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil...

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:46 AM