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CT New York NY Zone ForecastChron.comCT New York NY Zone Forecast for Sunday, December 17, 2017. _____. 185 FPUS51 KOKX 180841. ZFPOKX. Zone Forecast Product. National Weather Service New York NY. 341 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017. CTZ005-182230-. Northern Fairfield-. 341 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017 ...and more »
|Student Debt in the City - Inside Higher EdGoogle News / 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
Inside Higher EdStudent Debt in the CityInside Higher EdAmong New York City boroughs, the Bronx has the lowest percentage of residents with student loans. Bronx residents with loans tended to borrow smaller amounts than those living elsewhere in the city, and the Bronx has the smallest percentage of ...and more »
|Man Pretends to Help Elderly Woman With Groceries, Steals $2NBC New York / 1 h. 46 min. ago more|
A man who pretended to be a Good Samaritan by helping an elderly woman with her groceries ended up robbing the woman inside her own Manhattan apartment building, police say.Photo Credit: NYPD
|2 Hurt in Bloody NYC Subway Station Slashing: PoliceNBC New York / 2 h. 4 min. ago more|
Two people were slashed Sunday inside one of New York City’s busiest subway stations, police say.Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Unions fuming over plan to award damages in construction fatalitiesNew York Post / 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
Two powerful unions are demanding the City Council put the brakes on a proposal to create a sliding scale when awarding damages in construction-fatality cases. The bill, which is sponsored by outgoing Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, would allow judges to consider a “defendant’s financial resources” in determining penalties for construction violations that result in death...
|Former doctor denied late husband’s autopsy records — because she killed himNew York Post / 3 h. 15 min. ago more|
A former Queens doctor sued the city to gain access to her late husband’s autopsy records but was rebuffed — because she’s the one who killed him. Dr. Mazaltov Borukhova tried arguing that she had the right to review husband Daniel Malakov’s blood-sample results, as well as the ballistics testing and full toxicology report on...
|Diddy Wants to be the New Owner of the Carolina PanthersNew York Magazine / 3 h. 21 min. ago more|
The Carolina Panthers aren’t technically up for sale just yet, but Diddy wants it known now: as soon as they are, they’re his. “I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!,” the rapper and mogul posted to Twitter Sunday. Diddy clearly wanted to get his name out ... More »
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NY New York NY Zone ForecastArgus PressNY New York NY Zone Forecast. Story · Comments. ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 12:26 am | Updated: 12:33 am, Mon Dec 18, 2017. NY New York NY Zone ...and more »
|Republicans retain control of state Senate before budget showdownNew York Post / 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
Republicans in the state Senate will remain in charge to negotiate a $153 billion budget early next year despite a plan backed by Gov. Cuomo for fractious Democrats to unify and create a slim majority, The Post has learned. That’s because conservative dissident Brooklyn Democratic state Sen. Simcha Felder will continue caucusing with the Republicans —...
|Putin, Atlanta, UFOs: Your Monday Briefing - New York TimesGoogle News / 3 h. 59 min. ago more|
New York TimesPutin, Atlanta, UFOs: Your Monday BriefingNew York TimesFor five months, The New York Times tracked 21 public hospitals in Venezuela, where doctors are seeing record numbers of children with severe malnutrition. Hundreds have died. • John Rutter's carols are sung across the English-speaking world, but their ...and more »
|Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Renowned Art House Theater, to CloseNYT / Region / 4 h. 2 min. ago more|
The theater on the Upper West Side, operated by Daniel and Toby Talbot, has served as a springboard for foreign and independent films for more than 30 years.
|After Helping 2 Ailing Relatives, ‘It Was Time to Do Something for Me’NYT / Region / 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
While raising two children, Love Andujar spent years caring for her grandmother and her mother. In preparation for returning to the work force, she enrolled at a job-training center.
|Little left of once-expansive portfolio after another saleCrain's New York Business / 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
One of the last Manhattan buildings left in a once-expansive portfolio of city properties held by New York REIT is in contract to be sold to the investment firm JMC Holdings for roughly $47 million.... To view the full story, click the title link.
|BQX would capitalize on Brooklyn-Queens jobs boomCrain's New York Business / 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
To the editor: Greg David is right that the city should do more to capitalize on the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront and increase opportunity for all New Yorkers ("Why isn't the city taking advantage of... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Reliving New York's glory days of junk bonds and hostile takeoversCrain's New York Business / 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
Junk, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, recently opened at Lincoln Center. It is a fictionalized story inspired by the hostile takeovers and junk-bond financing that was... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Fast-Moving 4-Alarm Fire Rips Through Top Floors Of Apartment Building In The BronxCBS New York / 4 h. 8 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — At least two dozen families were picking up the pieces Sunday evening after an extra-alarm fire ripped through their Bronx apartment building and gutted the inside. As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, red hot flames and black smoke billowed through the sky as the fire engulfed the top floors of the 50-unit building – on Clay Avenue near 173rd Street in the Claremont section of the Bronx. The response level was raised to four alarms. “I took my dog and just ran out. It was very terrifying,” said resident Magali Negron. “There are a lot of kids in that building.” Residents woke up to the chaos, forced to evacuate mid-sleep just after 5 a.m. They were woken up by firefighters knocking on doors, yelling for them to evacuate. “We were looking outside because there was a, we heard glass breaking. Then when I went outside, all I smelled was fire. So then we ran downstairs and they told us to get out,” resident Valery Paredes said. “I was asleep and when I woke up I heard the glass shattering, and then as I’m looking out my peephole, I saw the Fire Department in the hallway and they knocked on the door and told me we had to leave,” said Rosaria Rivera. Many spent hours in the cold, wrapped in blankets as they watched their five-story building burn while speaking with the Red Cross. “That is crazy,” resident Rosaria Rivera said. “Now I have nothing. I don’t even know where to start from here.” Fire officials said the blaze broke out on the top floor, spreading quickly. It took 400 firefighters more than two hours to get the fire under control, spraying water and breaking through the roof to contain it as fast as possible. But the water damage was extensive. The top floors had been reduced to charred and burned walls, and the water damage affected the lower levels. Several people suffered minor injuries. The FDNY says one civilian was transported to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center with minor injuries. Additionally, authorities say two firefighters were treated on scene for smoke inhalation. “Very difficult fire. They made a very aggressive attack, but it was a rehab building where they had double ceilings on the top floor for firefighters to gain access to the cockloft, It requires a lot more,” said FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Richard Howe. “You’re pulling down one ceiling, then the other, and the fire was quickly spreading in the cockloft area.” There was a long way to go Sunday night to clean up the mess, with water still streaming out of the building. The inside of the building was severely gutted, and it was unclear late Sunday when the families would be able to move back in. The fire marshal late Sunday was investigating what sparked the blaze.
|CBS2 Exclusive: Upper West Side Restaurateur’s Family Speaks After He Is Shot DeadCBS New York / 4 h. 9 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Exclusive video released Sunday night showed the deadly shooting of a restaurant owner on the Upper West Side, as well as the suspect. The victim’s family also spoke exclusively with CBS2’s Lisa Rozner. Close to 1 a.m. Saturday, Damian Ramirez, 48, walked to his car parked outside parked outside his bar and restaurant, Manhattan Brew and Vine, on 109th Street near Columbus Avenue. Ramirez got to the driver’s side and quickly retreated as a person with a hoodie chased him with a gun. The suspect ran away after firing. Shortly afterward, the restaurant’s cook, Alim Yancey, ran outside. “I looked at him. He was just looking up and I was just like, ‘Oh God,’” Yancey said. Police said bullets pierced Ramirez, a father of five, in the torso. He was taken to Mount Sinai West Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Ramirez had owned Manhattan Brew and Wine for two years. He was also a boxing manager, advising Hall-of-Famer Winky Wright, as well as Muhammad Ali’s fighting daughter, Laila. “When I found out it was him, I didn’t believe it,” said employee Elvin Garcia. “For what reason?” said Ramirez’s frined Edwin Viruet. “That guy didn’t bother nobody, you know what I mean? He was a clean guy, you know?” A memorial outside the restaurant continued to grow late Sunday. The family said he was loved by so many and they cannot understand why anyone would target him “My dad was not one for confrontation,” said the victim’s daughter, Aurora Ramirez. “He was one that, you know, he avoided problems as much as possible.” “He was a good person and helped charity, go to church — working man,” said the victim’s brother, Ermino Benitez. “He never did nothing wrong; never arrested.” Ramirez usually closed up the restaurant with his wife, but Saturday morning was the one time they took separate cars. When asked what he was hoping for, Yancey said: “Like, something is done. I’m not worried about anybody getting killed. I’m just worried they find the person that did this, because you know what? It wasn’t worth it. Whatever it was, it wasn’t worth it.” “Now I’ve got to explain to my children why they’re not going to have a grandfather,” said Aurora Ramirez. The family had bene planning to spend Christmas together, but now they are planning Ramirez’s funeral.
|Man Wanted In Armed Robbery Of Pricey Yeezy SneakersCBS New York / 4 h. 11 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Sunday night for a bandit who robbed a teenage boy at gunpoint for some pricey sneakers right in Times Square. As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, sneakers passed hand to hand in the trading pit at Sneaker Con this weekend in Midtown. Teens were bartering for each other’s in-demand shoes, and one of the hottest brands was Adidas’ Yeezy sneakers. “People will do whatever they want for those shoes,” said Paul Mako. Police said just a few blocks from Sneaker Con on Saturday in Times Square, a 17-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint of his Yeezy sneakers – by a man he thought was going to buy them. Police say a man bid on the boy’s sneakers online, and then agreed to meet a 17-year-old in the mezzanine of the Times Square-42nd Street subway station at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue around noon Saturday. “Meetups, you can get hurt — but that’s never happened to me, because I meet up in safe locations,” said Mike Ainauzzi. “I’ve done plenty of Craigslist deals for shoes, but I prefer to do it in person,” said Daniel Tarallo. The victim told police that the suspect initially agreed to pay $340, but once he showed up said he needed to break a $100 bill and started walking down into the subway, asking strangers to make change. The victim followed him. Police said that was when the suspect showed the victim he had a gun in his waistband, took the kicks, and ran way. Shoe aficionados at Sneaker con said they are wary to sell over the internet, because you never know who is really on the other side of the deal. “There’s been countless stories where people have bought a pair of shoes, asked for the money back because they thought it was fake, and then just send over a brick and keep the shoes and get the money back,” said Joseph Ashaj. “It happens all the time.” “You’re never supposed to go alone, and always meet up by a police station or something,” Mako added. The suspect in the robbery is described as an approximately 6 foot tall, 190 pound 23-year-old Hispanic male. Anyone with information in regards to the robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
|CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Stepping In To Save Choking Cop At Staten Island DinerCBS New York / 4 h. 11 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island man helped save an NYPD officer who indicated he was choking while eating breakfast at a local diner recently. CBS2’s Erin Logan talked exclusively Sunday with the man, Rob Allegre, who is being hailed as a hero. Allegre still cannot believe what happened. Once he watched himself in action on the diner’s surveillance camera is when he realized he potentially saved an officer’s life. On Sunday night, employees were still talking about the morning shift a day earlier, saying it was a wake-up call for them. “I was seeing a police officer like hunched over like this with saliva coming out of his mouth, and I said, ‘Are you OK?’ and he started to pat his back like this, so I figured he was choking,” Allegre said. Allegre knew what he had to do. “I just started performing the Heimlich maneuver,” he said. “I gave him like three plunges to his stomach and I helped him out, and he started breathing again.” Allegre said the officer’s partner was right there behind him, making sure he was OK. “He went to the bathroom and cleaned up, and he came back and thanked me and everything like that, and it felt really good helping him out,” Allegre said. Allegre said people at the restaurant then treated him to breakfast, and then he called his wife. “My first reaction is was I couldn’t believe it. I said, ‘Wow, what did you say?’ I made him repeat it,” said Jennifer Allegre. “I’m very proud of him because first of all, I didn’t even know he knew how to do that.” Allegre, a regular at the diner, said he never actually thought he would be put in such as position. “I just knew the basics of it, so I just tried it and it helped. Yes, I know the Heimlich,” he said. “Everybody was just stand around and watch, and they were in shock. They just froze.” Employees said their shift was eye-opening. “I always see photos of the Heimlich in a restaurant, but I really think I never have to do this so,” said Ian Urcolini, who added that he is not trained for the Heimlich maneuver. Allegre said the officer later went back to his table and to his breakfast. It is called the Sloppy Breakfast – and for good reason, as it includes eggs, sausage, ham, potatoes and more with a lot of melted cheese around it. “I wasn’t planning on saving anyone that day, and it happened,” Allegre said. Both Allegre and the diner’s owner said they do not know the officer’s name. They were just happy to see him breathing.
|Stolen NJ Trooper Uniforms, Guns Possibly Used in RobberyNBC New York / 4 h. 30 min. ago more|
An unmarked SUV belonging to the New Jersey State Police was stolen, along with two weapons and state police uniforms that had been inside it, officials said Sunday.Photo Credit: Getty Images
|Man hospitalized after falling from ramp at MetLife StadiumABC 7 New York / 4 h. 35 min. ago more|
A man fell 15 feet down from a ramp at MetLife Stadium toward the end of the Giants-Eagles game on Sunday, police say.
|Push to equip subway stations with suicide vest scanning devicesABC 7 New York / 4 h. 37 min. ago more|
There is a new push from Senator Charles Schumer to equip subway stations with a device that can detect suicide vests. Right now the device is being tested in large cities across the nation - except for New York.
|89-Year-Old Woman Killed In Dyker Heights CrashCBS New York / 4 h. 37 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 89-year-old woman was killed and two others were injured and rushed to area hospitals late Sunday in a crash in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Around 2:45 p.m., police were called to 81st Street and Eleventh Avenue in Brooklyn. They learned that a 2009 Kia was headed east on 81st Street when it hit a 2013 Toyota Camry that was being used as a taxi and was headed north on Eleventh Avenue, police said. Police said the Camry then hit another vehicle, a parked 2012 Toyota. The 42-year-old taxi driver and the passengers – women ages 79 and 89 – were all taken to NYIU Lutheran Medical Center, police said. The older passenger – identified as Helen Malinowski of Brooklyn – was pronounced dead, police said. The other two victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the taxi – identified as Marlene Romero — was arrested for allegedly driving on a suspended license, police said.
|2 slashed in fight at Lower Manhattan subway stationABC 7 New York / 4 h. 38 min. ago more|
One of the busiest subway stations - Fulton Street in the Financial District turned into a crime scene as police dusted for fingerprints on a broom and gathered what evidence remained at the scene.
|The Highs and Lows of A Christmas Story Live!New York Magazine / 4 h. 59 min. ago more|
Aside from a few flubbed lines and sound issues, A Christmas Story: Live went off without a hitch. Well, except for one big hitch: the show itself.We at Vulture had never seen the stage version of A Christmas Story: The Musical, so this was our first look at it in ... More »
|Old Westbury home damaged by fire, official saysNewsday.com / 5 h. 3 min. ago more|
The cause of a two-alarm fire Sunday night that ripped through an Old Westbury home is under investigation, a fire department official said.
|Search Party Season Finale Recap: Dory Is Going to HellNew York Magazine / 5 h. 4 min. ago more|
In interviews about Search Party season two, the writers and actors often mention Hitchcock as a reference point. There’s definitely something to this comparison — the stylish costumes, the fragmented mirrors, Dory’s Vertigo-esque hallucinations — but there’s a crucial difference, too: Hitchcock’s protagonists were not the murderers, so you always ... More »
|Here Are Our Best Guesses About the Search Party Season-Two FinaleNew York Magazine / 5 h. 4 min. ago more|
Murdering is scary! The second season of Search Party has come to a close and miraculously managed to balance comedy, homicide, and good prints. Our woman Dory Sief, played by an increasingly distressing Alia Shawkat, is clearly in the middle of a breakdown, murdering her neighbor April after the latter ... More »
|Bratton: Terror Attacks In New York City Aren’t Going AwayCBS New York / 5 h. 13 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Terror attacks in New York City are not going away anytime soon, according to former police Commissioner Bill Bratton. Bratton spoke about the issue Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable” show with John Catsimatidis. He said there are specific reasons why New York remains a major target. “The idea is if you can attempt or succeed with a terrorist attack here, it has phenomenal ramifications around the world because the headquarters of all the major news companies are right here in New York,” Bratton said. Bratton called last week’s
|Cuomo announces $15M program to fight MS-13 gangNew York Post / 5 h. 15 min. ago more|
Gov. Cuomo announced an $11.5 million plan Sunday to combat the notorious MS-13 gang by enrolling at-risk youth in social and educational programs. The proposal aims to expand after-school programs and vocational training and provide gang-prevention education to students. “MS-13 is a scourge all across the country,” Cuomo said on WNYM/970 AM radio’s “The Cats...
|Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling teamPIX 11 / 5 h. 20 min. ago more|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Facing a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will sell the NFL team after the season. The team announced on Twitter that Richardson is selling the team, linking to a five-paragraph letter by the franchise’s only owner. “I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson wrote, saying he wouldn’t begin discussions until after the season. The Panthers, who lost in the Super Bowl two seasons ago, are in playoff position again. “I hope everyone in the organization, both on and off the field, will be firmly focused on one mission: to play and win the Super Bowl,” said Richardson, 81. Richardson’s letter did not directly address the investigation or allegations against him. The NFL awarded Richardson, a former player with the Baltimore Colts, an expansion franchise in 1993, and he has been the team’s only owner. “There has been no greater mission or purpose in my life than to have brought and NFL franchise to Charlotte,” Richardson wrote. “The obstacles back then were significant and some even questioned whether or community could or would support professional football. But I always knew that if given the chance the Carolina would rise to the occasion. And you have.” Richardson attended Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers at Bank of AmericaStadium and was photographed sitting beside his wife Rosalind in his luxury box. He did not speak to reporters. The NFL had no comment on the upcoming sale of the Panthers. “While I will no longer be the team owner, I will always be the Panthers Number One fan,” Richardson’s letter said. The Panthers are tied to Charlotte through June of 2019. The city of Charlotte and the Panthers reached agreement on improvements for the team’s stadium in 2013. The plan called for the city to contribute about $87 million for renovations to Bank of America Stadium in exchange for a six-year hard tether to keep the Panthers in Charlotte. The money is less than what the team was seeking for improvements of the stadium, which opened in 1996. Forbes estimates the Panthers worth at $2.3 billion. The Buffalo Bills sold in 2014 for $1.4 billion following the death of owner Ralph Wilson. Richardson and his ownership group paid $206 million in 1993 for an expansion team. Richardson’s announcement comes after a Sports Illustrated report Sunday that cited unnamed sources who said Richardson made sexually suggestive comments to women and on at least one occasion directed a racial slur at an African-American Panthers scout. The report states that the settlements came with non-disclosure requirements forbidding the parties from discussing the details. The NFL on Sunday said it has taken over the investigation of allegations of workplace misconduct. Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said Sunday the team requested the league take over the investigation for “transparency reasons.” The Panthers began play in 1995 but have never delivered on Richardson’s promise of winning a Super Bowl. They lost after the 2003 and 2015 seasons. Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney said he had never seen any evidence of Richardson displaying any sexual or racial misconduct in the workplace. “If this (sale) happens I think it is a significant loss for the NFL,” Hurney told The Associated Press. “I have the utmost respect for him as an owner. Our employees have the utmost respect for him. I came back because of the respect I have for him and for the organization he started and developed.” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said after Sunday’s win over Green Bay that Richardson has served as a father figure to him since his arrival in Carolina seven years ago. “For me I hope things don’t alter my thinking of Mr. Richardson,” Newton said. “But I do know that he has given me some things that I will forever be appreciative of.” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after the game it is important to let the process play out. “The only thing I can speak on is for what he has been to me as far as I’m concerned,” Rivera said. “A lot of you know I had a house fire, and he was there for (my wife) Stephanie and I. He was tremendous in supporting us. My brother passed, and Mr. Richardson was there and helped me get to the funeral and back. I can’t speak to anything other than that.” Richardson was hospitalized 2008, one month after receiving a pacemaker for heart problems. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2002 and was placed on a donor waiting list for a new heart. He received the new heart on Feb. 1, 2009, and has not had any known setbacks since. It has been a wild year for the Panthers organization. Team president Danny Morrison abruptly resigned in February. Richardson then fired general manager Dave Gettleman on the eve of training camp and replaced him with Hurney on an interim basis.
|A Prairie Home Companion Has a New Name Following Garrison Keillor’s RemovalNew York Magazine / 5 h. 25 min. ago more|
Where all the women are robust, all the men are attractive, and all the children are markedly superior to other children. While hosting A Prairie Home Companion in New York City Saturday night, current host Chris Thile reportedly revealed the long-running radio program’s new name: Live From Here. Minnesota Public ... More »
|How A Christmas Story Live! Tackled That Chinese Restaurant SceneNew York Magazine / 5 h. 31 min. ago more|
When families and “You’ll shoot your eye out!” obsessives gather ‘round the old flat-screen to watch Fox’s ambitious musical event, A Christmas Story Live!, they may notice a few adjustments to the beloved 1983 film that inspired the special.Unlike the original film — which starred Peter Billingsley as a boy desperately ... More »
|Power Failure at Atlanta Airport Snarls Air Traffic Nationwide - New York TimesGoogle News / 5 h. 37 min. ago more|
New York TimesPower Failure at Atlanta Airport Snarls Air Traffic NationwideNew York TimesATLANTA — A power failure at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday disrupted operations at the busiest airport in the world, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,150 departing or arriving flights and stranding travelers on ...and more »
|T.S.A. Machines That Detect Bombs Belong in Subways, Schumer SaysNYT / Region / 5 h. 43 min. ago more|
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York urged the federal government to speed up its testing of machines that can detect concealed explosives in crowded environments.
|One dead, two injured in Brooklyn collision involving Uber car: policePIX 11 / 5 h. 57 min. ago more|
DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — An 89-year-old woman is dead and two others are injured following a car collision in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn Sunday. Police said the collision occurred at 11th Avenue and 81st Street at about 2:44 p.m. A 2009 Kia was traveling east on 81 Street when it struck a 2013 Toyota Camry. The second car then struck another vehicle parked at the intersection, a 2012 Toyota according to police. EMS transported the 89-year-old woman to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She has been identified as Helen Malinowski from Brooklyn. Two other females, ages 42 and 79, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Malinowski was reportedly a passenger in an Uber car. The Uber driver has been arrested for driving with a suspended license but was not at fault for the crash, according to police.
|Cuomo wants workers who get tips to be paid full minimum wageNew York Post / 6 h. ago more|
Gov. Cuomo wants workers who get tips to also be paid the full minimum wage, describing the issue Sunday as “a question of basic fairness.” As it stands under state law, tipped food-service workers receive a minimum wage of $7.50 an hour and other tipped service workers are paid $9.15 an hour — compared to...
|Two Critics Review One Show: Farinelli and the KingNew York Magazine / 6 h. 4 min. ago more|
Claire Van Kampen’s new play Farinelli and the King—just transferred from London to the Belasco—is a duet for two virtuosos. It tells the mostly true story of the French-born King Philippe V of Spain, who suffered from debilitating bouts of depression and what we now know as bipolar disorder, and ... More »
|Grace Notes: Why She’s Leaving Town: New York Just Isn’t Funny AnymoreNYT / Region / 6 h. 7 min. ago more|
Before departing town and moving to Maine, the photographer Jessica Burstein donated many of her pictures to the New-York Historical Society.
|Elderly woman dies after crash near ‘Dyker Lights’New York Post / 6 h. 8 min. ago more|
An 89-year-old woman is dead and two more are injured after a car crash near Brooklyn’s famed “Dyker Lights” holiday-light displays, according to police. Officials identified the dead woman as Helen Malinowski of Brooklyn. She was a passenger in a 2013 Toyota Camry traveling north on 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights when someone driving a...
|EPA Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email. - New York TimesGoogle News / 6 h. 24 min. ago more|
New York TimesEPA Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email.New York TimesWASHINGTON — One Environmental Protection Agency employee spoke up at a private lunch held near the agency headquarters, saying she feared the nation might be headed toward an “environmental catastrophe.” Another staff member, from Seattle, sent a ...and more »
|Two men slashed in lower Manhattan subway station: policePIX 11 / 6 h. 26 min. ago more|
LOWER MANHATTAN, NY. — Police are on the hunt for a man who slashed two other men in the subway In lower Manhattan on a crowded Sunday afternoon, frightening tourists. “I saw the guys running up the steps and one was holding his head because he was bleeding,” Sharon Havard, an eyewitness told PIX11. “The other guy was holding his neck because he was bleeding and then one guy was running down the street trying to catch the guy,” she added. These tourists from Texas saw the aftermath, seconds after police say two men were slashed by a third man in the subway at Maiden Lane and Broadway. The blood was clearly visible hours after the 5 p.m. attack on both the turnstile and the floor of the uptown four and five platform near the Maiden Lane exit. The tourists describe the victims as being in their 20s and looking like construction workers. “The person was a black gentleman, like my wife said, he looked like construction worker and then we went down into the subway and saw the blood,” Randy Havard, the husband of the eyewitness told PIX11. Police believe the three men knew one another and aren’t sure if the fight began on the subway train or on the platform. Police also don’t know if a razor blade or knife was used in the attack. Seeing crime scene investigators and lots of crime tape made some subway riders a little apprehensive. “I ride the subway every day and this is scary,” subway rider Daniel Prelipshan told PIX11. Police say the two victims are not cooperating. Police are looking at surveillance videotape from inside the subway platform and turnstile to see if they can get a good description of the attacker.
|Ex-aide to de Blasio throws off Cuomo’s plan to reunite DemsNew York Post / 6 h. 28 min. ago more|
A former aide to Mayor de Blasio is throwing a monkey wrench into a Gov. Cuomo-backed deal to unify two Democratic factions in the fractured state Senate — one that has left Republicans in charge of the chamber, The Post has learned. Under tentative power sharing agreement, eight renegade members of the Independent Democratic Caucus...
|Cuomo calls for hearing on tipping and minimum wage jobsNewsday.com / 6 h. 28 min. ago more|
Employers are required to make up the difference between pay and tips for workers to reach minimum wage, but many don't comply, officials say.
|Sen. John McCain to miss crucial vote on GOP tax packageABC 7 New York / 6 h. 28 min. ago more|
Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday.
|Mark Hamill Gets Into It With Ted Cruz Over Net NeutralityNew York Magazine / 6 h. 29 min. ago more|
What’s the opposite of a holiday miracle? A holiday functional Death Star? While you spent your weekend in the theater, The Last Jedi star Mark Hamill and Republican Senator Ted Cruz squabbled on Twitter after Hamill criticized FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s anti-net neutrality “viral” video. Tweeted the actor in part, ... More »
|Abandoned car in Brooklyn has been racking up tickets over past yearNew York Post / 6 h. 30 min. ago more|
A Mercedes-Benz has been sitting abandoned on a Brooklyn street for more than a year — simply racking up tickets on its windshield while spawning its own Twitter page. Traffic agents have issued the orphaned ML 320 at Myrtle Avenue next to Fort Green Park some 15 parking tickets totaling $825 — all of which...
|Brooklyn Nets fan dissed by de Blasio invites mayor to a gameNew York Post / 6 h. 33 min. ago more|
A Brooklyn Nets fan who was dissed by a snarky Mayor de Blasio over the team’s performance says he has the perfect way for Hizzoner to make amends — come to a game with him. “At this point, he needs to redeem himself — he should be right in front where the team can look...
|Image of Cooperation Between White House and Mueller Starts to Fracture - New York TimesGoogle News / 6 h. 36 min. ago more|
New York TimesImage of Cooperation Between White House and Mueller Starts to FractureNew York TimesWASHINGTON — For much of the seven months since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel, President Trump's lawyers have stressed their cooperation with him, believing that the more they work with his investigation, the sooner the president ...and more »
|Manhattan DA opens probe into Weinstein’s hush-money settlementsNew York Post / 6 h. 38 min. ago more|
Hey, they got Al Capone for tax evasion. As the public gets distracted by each new wave in the flood of sexual-misconduct claims against Hollywood, Washington and media titans, the Manhattan district attorney is quietly working to ensure Harvey Weinstein doesn’t escape prosecution on his watch for a second time, The Post has learned. Cyrus...
|Mistress sues married hedge-funder over STD and liesNew York Post / 6 h. 45 min. ago more|
A married hedge-funder wooed his beauty-pageant mistress with the promise of an ostrich farm in Uganda — only to gift her with an STD, a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit says. Former Miss Germany International Aline Marie Massel, 31, revealed the alleged seamy details of her two-year illicit relationship with Autonomy Capital CEO Robert Charles Gibbins...
|FDNY members grant special wish for young children in BrooklynABC 7 New York / 6 h. 50 min. ago more|
In addition to the swearing-in ceremony, the children were also treated to a special visit from Santa Claus where presents where distributed to the honorary members.
|Schumer: TSA suicide-bomb-detecting tech rollout must be expeditedNewsday.com / 6 h. 59 min. ago more|
The federal government is acting too slowly to protect transit facilities from suicide bombers, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
|Sen. Schumer urges TSA to bring suicide bomb detecting technology to NYC transit hubsPIX 11 / 7 h. 2 min. ago more|
MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — Senator Chuck Schumer urged the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to bring technology that helps detect suicide vests or other strapped-to-the-body explosive devices to New York City at a press conference on Sunday, less than a week after the attempted terror attack in the subway station at Port Authority on Dec. 11. "We all know, especially in light of the events of the last week, that ISIS and terrorists are looking for ways to hurt us," Schumer said. The devices passively examine everyone as they enter a subway terminal, similiar to a bomb sniffing dog. The senator would like to have them installed at the city's busiest transit hubs, like subways, train stations, and the airports as soon as possible. However, the final product is not ready and requires more testing. The TSA just began testing the technology in Los Angeles this week. Schumer called on the TSA to begin formally testing in New York City and urged the federal government to expedite delivering the devices to law enforcement and transit agencies. He questioned why the effort is taking so long. The TSA has been studying the technology since 2004. “The TSA has shown too lax an attitude,” he said. “The technology must be tested, it must be perfected. I’m also urging it be tested right here in New York, the most crowded subway system in the country, and the one that’s most likely to be a target.” Akayed Ullah, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, is accused of detonating a pipe bomb that was strapped to himself. This technology is designed to detect such devices before they detonate. "It's only a matter of time before ISIS tries again," the senator said.
|The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: The Dating GameNew York Magazine / 7 h. 4 min. ago more|
This season, it seems like we’re getting two drama-filled episodes in a row and then one as a breather. This episode is definitely a breather, as we check in with about half of the women’s personal lives to find out who is failing as a girlfriend and a mother. Let’s ... More »
|Holiday party helps boost spirit of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin IslandsABC 7 New York / 7 h. 21 min. ago more|
There was a big holiday celebration to help boost the spirits of children and families evacuated to New York City from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
|In One New Jersey Town, Pending Tax Changes Create AnxietyNYT / Region / 7 h. 36 min. ago more|
Residents of Livingston, N.J., are worrying that the proposed changes in the Republicans’ tax bill will alter the suburban lifestyle they cherish.
|FDNY: In-Room Air Conditioner To Blame For Brooklyn Apartment Fire That Injured 8, Including 4 KidsCBS New York / 7 h. 44 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fire officials say an everyday electrical appliance was to blame for an apartment fire that sent six members of a Brooklyn family to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Dozens of firefighters were called to a three-bedroom apartment at the Marlborough Houses on West 11th Street in Gravesend around 2 p.m. Four people, including two children ages four and eight, were critically injured. Residents describe seeing the children’s distraught mother outside. READ: Brooklyn Apartment Fire Leaves 8 Hurt, Including 4 Kids “She was screaming, ‘My babies, my babies!’” neighbor Glenda Reyes told CBS2. She noticed Lucia Pereyra’s nearby apartment was filled with heavy, black smoke – her young children and other family members, including husband, Robert, still inside. “She fainted,” Reyes said. “She had no clothes, nothing. We had to put clothes on her and shoes.” Two other people remained in serious but stable condition late Sunday. Eight were hurt in total. Three of the critically injured patients were taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and the fourth was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. The seriously injured patients were taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center, while the last two patients refused treatment at the scene. Officials say a hard-wired smoke detector was present and working in the home when the fire broke out, and blame the accidental blaze on an in-room air conditioner inside the apartment. Luckily, crews were able to keep the flames from spreading to other units.
|Cuomo Calls For Effort To Keep Kids Away From MS-13CBS New York / 7 h. 50 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to expand the state’s war on the notorious MS-13 street gang that is terrorizing Suffolk County. As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, that could mean spending more than $10 million to keep kids, who are often undocumented immigrants, away from the gang. “We are putting extreme pressure on these gang members,” Cuomo said Sunday on the Cats Roundtable show with John Catsimatidis on AM970. Nearly two dozen killings on Long Island last year have been blamed on MS-13. But Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said while hundreds of accused gang members have been arrested, “It’s also important that we’re undermining the gang’s ability to recruit.” Cuomo’s plan would include more afterschool programs in “at-risk areas,” job and vocational training, and medical and mental health support. The key, Bellone thinks, is reaching the kids before MS-13 does. “It will have a really positive impact, I think,” Bellone said.
|Brit Marling Says the Second Season of Netflix’s The OA Starts Filming in JanuaryNew York Magazine / 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
Looks like your cosmic choreographed-dance prayers (performed in perfect synchronicity with actress Phyllis Smith, of course) have finally been answered. Actress Brit Marling took to Twitter Saturday to announce the second season of her mystical mystery Netflix show, The OA, which she co-created with collaborator Zal Batmanglij, will begin filming ... More »
|A Way to Help Refugees From Puerto Rico - New York TimesGoogle News / 8 h. 13 min. ago more|
New York TimesA Way to Help Refugees From Puerto RicoNew York TimesIn mid-October, she took up her brother's offer of shelter and moved with her children — Ava, 15, and Juan, 9 — into his house in Spring Valley, N.Y.. It was a homecoming of sorts for her. Ms. Rosa, 48, grew up in New York but left for her mother's ...and more »
|MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed herPIX 11 / 8 h. 14 min. ago more|
A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by “Hardball” host Chris Matthews. The spokesman said the woman approached CNBC executives in 1999 to report Matthews made inappropriate comments about her in front of others. CNBC is a sister company of MSNBC. The company declined to identify the comments, other than to say they were sophomoric, inappropriate, made in poor taste and never meant as propositions. “In 1999, this matter was thoroughly reviewed and dealt with,” the spokesman wrote to The Associated Press. “At that time, Matthews received a formal reprimand.” The person representing MSNBC spoke to The Associated Press on condition that his name will not be used due to the sensitive nature of the matter. MSNBC said the payment was “separation-related compensation,” which means the payment was tied to the woman leaving her job. The company would not release the payment amount, citing confidentiality. The company also declined to elaborate on the reprimand. Attempts to reach Matthews on Sunday were unsuccessful. The Daily Caller first reported the allegations on Saturday.
|Men Fired Guns At Each Other In Front Of Bronx Building, Police SayCBS New York / 8 h. 36 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were searching for a group of men who fired guns at each other in front of a Bronx building this weekend. Around 6:50 a.m. Saturday, two groups of men – about five to seven in total – were seen having a quarrel in front of the building at 2245 Westchester Ave. in the Unionport section of the Bronx, police said. One of the men in the first group then punched a man in the second group, police said. Two men in the first group and one in the second then pulled out handguns and began firing at each other, police said. After the shots were fired, everyone left, police said. There were no injuries reported, police said. Police described four suspects from the second group as Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20s. One last seen wearing a dark hat and all dark clothing, a second wearing a black jacket and jeans, a third seen wearing all dark clothing, and a fourth wearing gray hoodie and all dark clothing. Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
|Incoming Subway Train Hits Assault Victim in Head: NYPDNBC New York / 9 h. 5 min. ago more|
A man in the Union Square subway station was punched in the head by two strangers, then fell to the ground where an oncoming train struck him in the head, police said.Photo Credit: NYPD
|4 People, Including Pregnant Woman, Hurt in Apartment Fire: FDNYNBC New York / 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
A fire broke out at an apartment early Sunday, injuring four people including a pregnant woman, firefighters said.Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York
|When the lights went out: ‘Completely pitch black’ at Atlanta airportPIX 11 / 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
COLLEGE PARK, Atlanta — Travelers stranded on planes on the tarmac for hours. Darkness in the terminal. Passengers guiding their cautious steps by the flashlights on their phones. The power outage Sunday at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport caused chaos, confusion and frustration, disrupting travel at the world's busiest airport. Travelers were greeted by darkness or dimly lit terminals. One traveler recalled the lights going off in the jetway as he disembarked from his flight from Boston. The outage affected the sprawling airport's many restaurants, where employees told customers they had to pay cash "I was like, 'Gosh, what's going on? It could be weather,'" Cierra Klett, who was standing in the security-check line when the lights started flickering, told CNN affilaite WGCL. "Finally it went off, I was like, 'Oh no, like, it could be something way worse than just weather.'" Rosemarie Frontero had just walked into the airport when the lights went out. "At first, we were surprised and we were hoping the generators would go right in, it would kick back in, but now we don't know what we're going to do," said Frontero, who was heading home to New Jersey after attending her son's graduation at the University of Alabama. As the hours ticked on, Frontero told WGCL everybody was waiting for somebody to explain what had happened. "They're not saying anything. They're just saying that no planes are coming and no planes are going," she said. Jessica Wine said she was stuck on a Delta flight from Houston for nearly four hours. Eventually, a crew brought moveable stairs to the plane, allowing passengers to deplane onto the tarmac, Wine said. Passengers walked to the stairs of the jetway and then through the dark passage. Before she made it into the terminal, Wine, of Atlanta, told CNN by phone from the stopped plane that some of her fellow travelers were "getting a little agitated." Overall, though, she said she was "really surprised how calm everybody is being because it's totally out of our control." Crew members tried to keep people calm, bringing them water and snacks, while they waited for gate clearance, Wine said. Wine said she saw food vendors walking up to the plane, hoisting boxes of water above their heads to crew members who reached out of the plane door to grab it. With weak cell phone service and spotty wi-fi service, Wine said some passengers had difficulty rescheduling their connections "I'm trying not to get stressed out about it. There is nothing any of us can do," Wine said. Some outbound customers like Heather Kerwin of Atlanta didn't stick around for long. Kerwin said she was dropped off at the lower entrance to the airport's south terminal shortly after 1 p.m. for her 2:30 p.m. New York-bound flight. "It was completely pitch black," she said, She recalled an officer telling her she might want to "use the light on your phone to see where you're going." Kerwin said she used the flashlight on her phone to walk up the escalator. She saw "people crammed everywhere. Suitcases everywhere. Little kids crying," near the ticket desks and kiosks. On an already dreary, rainy day in Atlanta, the only light in the building filtered in from the windows. At one point, passengers hushed each other to hear a Delta representative, who was trying to get travelers' attention by shouting, Kerwin recalled. "There were a few emergency lights on but it was really dark -- felt totally apocalyptic. I decided to get the hell out of there," she said. Georgia Power said they expect to restore power by midnight. #Update: Repairs well underway @ATLairport and we expect to have power restored by midnight. #ATLAirport #Atlanta #PowerOutage pic.twitter.com/5Yxar5XSys — Georgia Power (@GeorgiaPower) December 17, 2017
|17 Arrested, Cop Punched in Face at Hoboken SantaCon: PoliceNBC New York / 9 h. 10 min. ago more|
Seventeen people were arrested, including a woman who allegedly punched an officer in the face, at Hoboken’s SantaCon on Saturday, according to the city’s police chief, who was providing real-time updates of the... This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|7-year-old's heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donationsABC 7 New York / 9 h. 30 min. ago more|
Many people are showing their Christmas spirit after a teacher shared a photo of a student asking Santa for food and a blanket for Christmas.
|New Jersey state police car stolen in North Brunswick, weapons and uniforms takenABC 7 New York / 9 h. 35 min. ago more|
New Jersey State Police say the white, unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe car was stolen in the area of North Brunswick.
|2 suspects wanted for assaulting man inside subway station in Union SquareABC 7 New York / 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
Police are searching for two suspects who attacked a man inside a subway station in Union Square.
|Elmwood Park, New Jersey elementary school deemed safe after chemical leakABC 7 New York / 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
Students and staff can return to a New Jersey Elementary school Monday after an indoor air quality test came back clean.
|2 people stabbed during fight at Manhattan subway stationNew York Post / 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
A man slashed two other men during a knife fight at a Lower Manhattan subway station Sunday, police said. The men got into a dispute on the platform of the No. 4/5 train at the Fulton St. station around 5:20 p.m., cops said. The victims — both of whom were slashed — were rushed to...
|Study: More people choose to call Uber instead of ambulanceABC 7 New York / 9 h. 46 min. ago more|
More people are choosing to call an Uber than to call an ambulance in case of an emergency, a new study shows.
|Man arrested for trashing police cars in ManhattanNew York Post / 9 h. 49 min. ago more|
A man was arrested for hurling a bottle through the rear windshield of a police car in Midtown Sunday — and charged with vandalizing three other department vehicle in recent days. Bakary Camara, 38, allegedly chucked a wine bottle at the NYPD vehicle as it sat parked near the corner of Seventh Ave. and W....
|McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax votePIX 11 / 9 h. 53 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Capitol Hill December 1, 2017 . He is returning to Arizona and will likely miss the GOP tax vote. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Trump told reporters he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy, after her husband had spent about a week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. “They’ve headed back, but I understand he’ll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won’t,” Trump said. “But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote. And it’s too bad. He’s going through a very tough time, there’s no question about it. But he will come back if we need his vote.” Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch (51-millimeter) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. A statement issued last Wednesday by the senator’s office said he was at Walter Reed receiving treatment for the “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.” His daughter Meghan McCain tweeted Sunday: “My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona.” Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and McCain and Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., missed votes last week. The 80-year-old Cochran had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week. He is expected to vote this coming week on the tax bill. Republicans secured the support of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker last Friday. They likely will pass the bill by a narrow margin in the face of unified Democratic opposition. As a backstop, Vice President Mike Pence would be available to break a tie. After his summer surgery, McCain rebounded quickly, returning to Washington and entering the Senate on July 25 to a standing ovation from his colleagues. In a dramatic turn, he cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill — a move that drew the wrath of Trump and conservatives. McCain’s vote scuttled the seven-year effort by the GOP to dismantle much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But McCain’s condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. He suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a walking brace. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, and members of his staff pushed him where he needed to go. As a Navy pilot, McCain lived through a July 1967 fire that killed 134 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. He spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain also has survived several bouts with melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.
|Police: Quarrel Led Up To Attack Where Man Was Hit By Q TrainCBS New York / 9 h. 55 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police continued to investigate late Sunday after a man was hit in the head by a train after being assaulted at the 14th Street-Union Square subway station. The incident happened shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday inside the station, police said. Police late Sunday said a quarrel led up to the attack. (Credit: NYPD) Police say the suspects, identified as a Hispanic man and an Asian man, approached the 41-year-old victim and started punching him in the head. The man fell to platform floor, where he was struck by an inbound Q Train. The victim suffered bleeding on the brain, multiple fractures to his face and skull along with cuts to his head. Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting them to CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
|Metropolitan Diary: So Long, Zabar’sNYT / Region / 10 h. 4 min. ago more|
A turning point in a 37-year relationship on the Upper West Side.
|Forecast: Overnight winter weather advisory issued for LINewsday.com / 10 h. 14 min. ago more|
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory along the North Shore that will extend from Sunday night into Monday ahead of a wintry mix, meteorologists said.
|Suspect Groped Woman At Flushing-Main Street No. 7 Train Terminal, Police SayCBS New York / 10 h. 34 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching late Sunday for a suspect who allegedly groped at the No. 7 Train terminal in Flushing, Queens. Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 25-year-old woman was walking up the stairs to leave the Flushing-Main Street terminal when the man touched her rear end, police said. The victim was able to snap pictures of the man before he fled the station to the street, police said. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and gray baseball cap. Police say this man groped a woman in the Flushing-Main Street No. 7 Train terminal in Queens. (Credit: NYPD) Police say this man groped a woman in the Flushing-Main Street No. 7 Train terminal in Queens. (Credit: NYPD) Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
|Setauket annual holiday meal offers dinner, carols and giftsNewsday.com / 10 h. 58 min. ago more|
More than 250 people gathered Sunday at St. James Church in Setauket for an annual holiday celebration featuring Christmas carols, a hot meal and mountains of presents.
|Devastating fire can’t stop pair from renewing vowsNew York Post / 11 h. 7 min. ago more|
Don’t give up, Lola Johnson says to anyone else who loses everything. “Just keep on trusting in the Lord,” the 62-year-old said Saturday, as she dressed to renew her vows with her husband of 38 years, Hemsley Johnson, 66. “Life goes on — something good will come out of something bad.” The Johnsons lost all...
|CIA Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russia, Kremlin Says - New York TimesGoogle News / 11 h. 11 min. ago more|
New York TimesCIA Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russia, Kremlin SaysNew York TimesMOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin called President Trump on Sunday to thank him for the work of the Central Intelligence Agency in helping prevent an Islamic State attack in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg. In rare words of praise for ...and more »
|Nassau Clerk O'Connell among those who will take full salaryNewsday.com / 11 h. 12 min. ago more|
County Clerk Maureen O'Connell has taken her full salary after a decade of refusing automatic pay hikes, even as she fights budget cuts ordered by Nassau's financial control board.
|State parks boost Long Island's economy, report saysNewsday.com / 11 h. 19 min. ago more|
State parks on Long Island expanded the Island's economy as visitors spent hundreds of millions and the parks supported thousands of jobs, a recent report said.
|Wormwood Recap: The GravediggerNew York Magazine / 11 h. 20 min. ago more|
We’ve heard a lot about Hamlet over the course of Wormwood, so it’s only fitting that this story would eventually involve a gravedigger. The fourth episode, “Opening the Lid,” introduces us to Dr. James Starrs, forensic anthropologist and friend of the Olson family, who in 1994 offered to exhume Frank’s ... More »
|Lincoln Plaza Cinema, Popular Arthouse Theater, Set To Close In JanuaryCBS New York / 11 h. 36 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Lincoln Plaza Cinema on the Upper West Side is going out of business – leaving many moviegoers disappointed. As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, the movie house at 1866 Broadway has been in business since 1981. One man, Charles, said it was a pity the theater is closing after more than 35 years of showing the kinds of films that do not make it into the mainstream theaters. “I’m so sorry for every, you know, the community too, because people, you know, come to this theater and they really enjoy coming to it,” he said. “Like I’m coming to see something I can’t see anywhere else.” Another man named Timothy said he will miss the theater and its offerings — including the 2004 Danny Boyle comedy-drama “Millions.” “I went to see ‘Millions’ there – a preview for ‘Millions,’ which was amazing; which was, before the guy that did ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ they did ‘Millions,’” he said. Lincoln Plaza Cinema is owned by Daniel and Toby Talbot, a married couple in the movie business. They lost their lease, and the curtain comes down for the last time in late January. “This is our go-to theater,” said one woman named Fran. “That’s terrible.” Fran was lined up at the box office along with Buddy who said, “We’re going to miss it.” Marcia also lined up at the box office with disappointment. “We’re losing a landmark in the neighborhood,” she said. Another moviegoer said he would now have to go all the way to Greenwich Village to see arthouse films.
|Sharpton offers message of inspiration in Central Islip sermonNewsday.com / 12 h. ago more|
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday said many people are concerned about today's political climate and ready to give up hope.
|In Speaker’s Final Days, City Council Votes Up a StormNYT / Region / 12 h. 20 min. ago more|
The end of Melissa Mark-Viverito’s tenure as leader of the New York City Council has been marked by a flurry of legislative activity the likes of which few in the Council could remember.
|Power outage cripples Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport; power to be restored by midnightPIX 11 / 12 h. 36 min. ago more|
COLLEGE PARK, Atlanta — A power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport left thousands of passengers at the world's busiest airport stranded in the dark and sitting in planes on the tarmac as incoming and outgoing flights were halted indefinitely Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a nationwide ground stop for flights to Atlanta at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, meaning that planes are being held at their departure airports, the airport said on its verified Twitter account. Many inbound flights to Atlanta are being diverted, including international flights, US Customs and Border Protection said. Georgia Power released a statement on Twitter. "We believe the issue may have involved a fire which caused extensive damage in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility. The fire was safely extinguished by fire crews before we could enter the area to assess damage and begin repairs," the company said. "The event impacted not only the underground facilities, but also substations serving the Airport and, while the cause is not yet known, Georgia Power’s system responded by isolating areas where equipment wasn’t operating correctly to ensure safety and minimize damage." They expect power to be restored by midnight. #Update: Repairs well underway @ATLairport and we expect to have power restored by midnight. #ATLAirport #Atlanta #PowerOutage pic.twitter.com/5Yxar5XSys — Georgia Power (@GeorgiaPower) December 17, 2017 According to the airport's verified Twitter account, power in Concourse F is back on. An average of 275,000 passengers use Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport every day, according to its website. The ground stop led Southwest Airlines to cancel all operations in and out Atlanta for the rest of the day, spokesman Brian Hawkins said. Customers are being offered re-bookings without fare differences, he said. Atlanta is the largest hub for Delta Air Lines. The airline told passengers to check the status of their flights. "Delta is aware of a power outage at the Atlanta Airport affecting airport concourses and terminal buildings," spokesman Michael Thomas told CNN. "Flight disruptions are expected as a result and Delta customers are encouraged check the status of their flight via the Fly Delta Mobile App or Delta.com. More updates to follow." The outage darkened the terminals, causing people to use flashlights on their phones to see where they were going, said passenger Heather Kerwin, an Atlanta resident. BREAKING: @atlairport closed. All passengers evacuated as terminals fill with smoke, firefighters come in. Still no official comm from ATL. pic.twitter.com/GiUinOtYEO — Laurie Simon (@laurieMsimon) December 17, 2017 "There were a few emergency lights on but it was really dark -- felt totally apocalyptic," she said. "I decided to get the hell out of there."
|After Moving Into the Neighborhood, a Store Walls Off ‘Spirit of Harlem’NYT / Region / 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
When Footaction, a sneaker chain, moved into a corner storefront, it covered up a glass mosaic. Word of the mural’s absence spread quickly.
|Sen. Schumer Calls For Bomb-Detection Units At Transit HubsCBS New York / 14 h. 27 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally. “The fact that we have this new, potentially life-saving technology at our fingertips — an ability to detect concealed explosives worn by cowards looking to do us harm — demands the federal government put both the testing and the perfecting of this technology on the fast-track,” Schumer said. “We not only want these devices in America’s busiest cities, like New York, but we need them here.” The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority is partnering with TSA to test devices known as stand-off explosive detection units, which do a full-body screening of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down. If an explosive device is detected, it triggers an alarm. The operator, a transit employee, sees a camera image of the passenger on a computer screen, but no anatomical details. “Along with industry partners, we are committed to identifying, testing and deploying technology that addresses threats to transportation across the spectrum,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement. QinetiQ SPO-NX screening devices were tested this week in one of Los Angeles’ busiest stations, the 7th Street Metro downtown. The technology, under development since 2004, was also tested in Union Station in Washington before Thanksgiving and was used at a New Jersey Transit station during the 2014 Super Bowl, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said. Schumer called on the TSA to formally test the devices in New York City. The machines, which resemble white television cameras on tripods, don’t detect explosive vapors but instead scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person’s body. Unlike airport screening devices, the equipment projects scanning waves at a person from a distance rather than having the person walk through a scanner. The would-be suicide bomber in New York City during the morning commute on Monday injured himself when he set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his chest. Officials said the Bangladeshi immigrant was indoctrinated into terrorism through internet videos. “There’s a global pattern that seems to be emerging involving suicide bombers and explosives in soft spaces,” said Alex Wiggins, who runs the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s law enforcement division. “We want to be prudent and stay ahead of the threat.” The technology is still in the test phase and isn’t ready for a widespread national rollout because it’s still being evaluated to determine, among other things, how effective it is at detecting bombs and how often it gives false alarms, TSA spokesman Michael England said. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
|NYC Movie Theater Evacuated Over Report of Smoke NBC New York / 14 h. 54 min. ago more|
A large movie theater at Lincoln Center was evacuated Sunday over reports of smoke and an electrical fire, witnesses and officials said.Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York
|New Yorkers Squeeze In Last Minute Shopping As Holidays Kick Into High GearCBS New York / 14 h. 54 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With just over a week to go before Christmas, the nation’s retailers are enjoying an upswing in sales. WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp spoke with a few folks braving the crowds on 34th Street in Manhattan. “I’m spending way more this year,” Queens resident Ciani Nazar said. “Because I’m working this year.” Nazar is part of a national trend. Experts tell the Wall Street Journal that job gains are part of the reason chain stores saw a nearly six percent jump in sales last month from the same time a year ago. “I’m seeing all the deals and I started buying everyone that I wanted to buy,” Nazar said. “It feels good. Even though I’m spending more I feel really happy.” The numbers are looking good for both online and brick and mortar stores. Massive store closings may be saving the ones left behind. Kamina Campbell from the Bronx said she’s noticing, and it may even change her habits. “I’m gonna try to do better online,” she said. “Online is better, because as you can see it’s crowded. It’s very crowded out here.”
|You Don’t Have to Go to a Galaxy Far, Far, Away to Know Star Wars: The Last Jedi Had a Massive Box-Office OpeningNew York Magazine / 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
As the Porgs themselves would excitedly say … eh, we don’t know how to properly type that adorable sound. [Porg noises.] Surprising nobody at all, Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a remarkable box-office opening this weekend, owing to the fact that, you know, people are pretty obsessed with the ... More »
|FDNY Battles Apt. Fire that Injures Eight People, Two Children Are CriticalNew York News / 15 h. 18 min. ago more|
Fire in a first floor unit of a 16-story Brooklyn apartment building injured eight people, including two children fighting for their lives. According to television station WABC 7, five of the eight people were from one family and the other three were neighbors in the same building visiting.
|NBC Reportedly Paid Off Former Producer Who Accused Chris Matthews of Sexual HarassmentNew York Magazine / 15 h. 31 min. ago more|
NBC reportedly paid severance to a former assistant producer who accused MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews of sexual harassment in 1999, the Hill reports. The settlement was originally reported by the Daily Caller, who spoke to two sources familiar with the situation. The sources said that the assistant producer worked ... More »
|Rose McGowan Singles Out the ‘Hypocrisy’ of Meryl Streep and Other Actresses Planning Golden Globes ProtestNew York Magazine / 16 h. 14 min. ago more|
At next month’s Golden Globes, the red carpet will reportedly get much, much darker: A large group of actresses are set to dress entirely in black as a way of silently protesting harassment and assault in Hollywood. Women including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain are rumored to be ... More »
|Cause of Brooklyn Inferno That Trapped Family of 8 RevealedNBC New York / 18 h. 25 min. ago more|
The fire marshal revealed the cause of a raging fire that trapped a family of eight in a Brooklyn high-rise.
|Japanese restaurant Kaiyo replaces Jane Cafe in Mineola Newsday.com / 18 h. 33 min. ago more|
The week-old Japanese restaurant has taken over the downtown spot previously occupied by Jane Cafe.
|New Jersey naughty list: At least 17 arrested during drunken, violent Hoboken SantaConPIX 11 / 19 h. 11 min. ago more|
HOBOKEN, NJ — More than a dozen Santas in New Jersey are on the naughty list. Hoboken police arrested 17 people during Saturday's SantaCon, according to Police Chief Ken Ferrante, who live tweeted the day. The city flooded the streets with officers to handle the thousands of revelers clad in red suits. "To see the conduct & listen to the dialogue of these individuals is startling," Ferrante tweeted about the people arrested. "All are combative, abusive intoxicated persons." Just five people were arrested during SantaCon 2016 in Hoboken. Officers had arrested five people by four hours into this year's event. "The @HobokenPD officers out on the streets will do their best to keep these revelers under control," Ferrante tweeted. "And when these Santas break the law, they will be there to summons or arrest them." Most of the arrests were for assault and disorderly conduct. A 22-year-old woman, who was arrested after being involved in a fight, also punched and officer in the face. She is now facing an aggravated assault charge. One person also spat in an officer's face while being processed. "How some try to paint this as a "CHARITABLE EVENT" is absolutely laughable," Ferrante tweeted. The police chief had backing from Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla. He plans to review every option available for handling the event once in office. "SantaCon is not welcome in Hoboken," he tweeted. "It’s a shame some of our bar owners enable disorderly conduct."
|Cops: Bethpage man charged after punching Nassau police officerNewsday.com / 19 h. 38 min. ago more|
A Bethpage man has been arrested in connection with the assault of a police officer Saturday night, Nassau County police said.
|Suit in New York asks, is graffiti art protected by law? Graffiti...New York News / 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
Jonathan Cohen, who goes by his tag, Meres One, is one of the "graffiti writers" suing over the destruction of works on warehouses torn down in Long Island City, N.Y. He lives in Brooklyn, where he painted a mural in honor of rapper Sean Price. Jonathan Cohen, who goes by his tag, Meres One, is one of the "graffiti writers" suing over the destruction of works on warehouses torn down in Long Island City, N.Y. He lives in Brooklyn, where he painted a mural in honor of rapper Sean Price.
|16 New York Themed Gifts For The HolidaysNew York News / 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
Give a little piece of history with Phlur's Olmsted + Vaux . Designed to evoke the feeling of Central Park and it's founders' vision, this fragrance is part of a family of perfumes trying to shift the scent scene to a new and more unisex direction.
|Man falls, hit in head by train after being punched by pair in Union Square subway stationPIX 11 / 20 h. 5 min. ago more|
UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — A 41-year-old man was seriously injured after he was knocked down and hit in the head by a train Saturday morning, police said. He was at the southbound Q-train platform around 3 a.m. when two men walked up to him and punched him in the head, police officials said. The victim fell to the platform floor and was hit in the head by an inbound Q train. Emergency Medical Services rushed to the station and took the victim to an area hospital, an NYPD spokesperson said. He suffered lacerations to the head, multiple fractures to his face and the base of his skill and bleeding in the brain. No arrests have been made. Police have asked for help identifying the two attackers. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
|Cuomo proposes sweeping $11.5M plan to steer LI youths from gangsNewsday.com / 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
The goal is to give vulnerable youths in hard-hit communities the tools they need to resist the lure of street gangs like MS-13, officials said.
|Black Israelite Syngagogue Destroyed In Blaze Vows To RebuildNew York News / 22 h. 14 min. ago more|
Standing beneath the charred remains of their synagogue, members of Brooklyn's Hebrew Israelite community mourned the destruction of their historic house of worship. B'nai Adah Kol Beth Israel was gutted by an accidental fire last month and the building now stands vacant and boarded up.
|Ballroom dancer killed by roommate in NYC apartment in 1945New York News / 22 h. 14 min. ago more|
Phones buzzed in New York newspaper gossip hives in August 1945 when a renowned ballroom dancer named Burt Harger suddenly turned his back on a celebrated career. Harger and his hoofing partner, Charlotte Maye, had just begun a twice-nightly gig at the Biltmore, the palatial Grand Central hotel, when Harger took a powder.
|Inside the race to deport a 94-year-old Nazi guardNew York News / 1 d. 0 h. 25 min. ago more|
The last surviving Nazi collaborator ordered to leave American soil lives in a redbrick Queens rowhouse on a bustling stretch of 89th Street, just around the corner from a Chipotle with a distant view of the Manhattan skyline. It has been 14 years since a federal court in New York stripped Jakiw Palij of his U.S. citizenship for concealing his service as an armed guard in a brutal labor camp in eastern Poland, where 6,000 Jewish prisoners were later shot in pits on a single day in 1943.
|Kristaps Porzingis has the New York City spotlight all to himself - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 51 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsKristaps Porzingis has the New York City spotlight all to himselfNew York Daily NewsThe big guy for the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis, is even bigger right now than Aaron Judge, the biggest guy in town this year. It's not just because Porzingis has the kind of size advantage he does on All Rise. And Giancarlo Stanton, too, for that ...Carmelo Anthony, Back in New York, Gets Cheers, a Video and a LossNew York TimesJeff Hornacek continues to maximize every Knicks playerElite Sports NYCarmelo Anthony Scores 12 Points in Return to MSG as Thunder Lose to KnicksBleacher Reportall 456 news articles »
|Haste makes wasteCrain's New York Business / 1 d. 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
Managing recyclables and wastes is not popular, but it is a job that needs to be done every day to protect public health and the environment. After discarded wastes are collected by carters in New... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Kids in Critical Condition After Fire Traps Family, Hurts 8NBC New York / 1 d. 4 h. 22 min. ago more|
Eight people were hurt, including two children who suffered critical injuries, after a family became trapped in their apartment during a fire at a Brooklyn high-rise, according to fire officials.
|New Law Honors DJ Killed in Hit-and-RunNBC New York / 1 d. 4 h. 26 min. ago more|
Nearly a year after Jean Paul Guerrero, best known as DJ Jinx Paul, was killed in a hit-and-run, there's a new alert system in his name. The system works like an Amber Alert for a missing child.
|Investigators Blame Hoverboard for NJ House FireNBC New York / 1 d. 4 h. 31 min. ago more|
Fire investigators say a hoverboard sent a Dumont home up in flames Friday night.
|8 injured, including 2 kids, in Brooklyn apartment blazeNew York News / 1 d. 4 h. 50 min. ago more|
An inferno ripped through a Brooklyn apartment Saturday afternoon, injuring eight people, including two children who were in critical condition, fire officials said. The blaze broke out just before 3 p.m. on the first floor of a 16-story building on W. 11th St. near Ave. V in the Marlboro Houses, according to authorities.
|After days of criticism and accusations, Facebook speaks outBig News Network.com / 1 d. 6 h. 2 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Faced by a barrage of criticism from scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who slammed the world's biggest social media network and its competitors for transformi
|Ex-employee claims Uber spied on rivals illegally for yearsBig News Network.com / 1 d. 6 h. 23 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bombshell revelation, a former Uber security employee, Richard Jacobs has alleged that the ride-hailing company illegally spied on its rivals for years.In his 37-page
|Widow devastated after husband shot dead outside his NYC loungeNew York News / 1 d. 7 h. 2 min. ago more|
Damian Ramirez, 48, co-owner of Manhattan Brew and Vine, was fatally shot outside his nightspot on W. 109th St. and Columbus Ave. on Dec. 16, 2017. Her husband, Damian Ramirez, was shot to death early Saturday by a lone gunman shortly after saying good night to his spouse of 24 years outside his Upper West Side nightspot, Manhattan Brew & Vine, police said.
|Tax bill: Here's who stands to win and lose on Long IslandNewsday.com / 1 d. 7 h. 6 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON -- In less than two weeks, Long Islanders most likely will be forced to cope with an almost totally new federal tax code, one that even Republican congressional tax writers behind the legislation acknowledge creates winners and losers.
|Pentagon has been secretly investigating UFOs for a decadeBig News Network.com / 1 d. 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In revelations made by two media publications, it has emerged that the Defense Department secretly set up a program ten years ago to investigate unidentified flying objects, or U
|Cops Who Stopped Times Square Bombing Suspect Play SantaNBC New York / 1 d. 7 h. 54 min. ago more|
Four police officers who are credited with stopping a suspected subway bomber in Times Square played a different kind of hero on Saturday -- by handing out Christmas presents to kids in Newark.
|Holidays in New York: How safe is the subway?New York News / 1 d. 9 h. 26 min. ago more|
An amateur terror attack struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday, December 11, 2017 morning, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials... An amateur terror attack struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday, December 11, 2017 morning, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials... An amateur terror attack struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday, December 11, 2017 morning, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials... ***Embargo: New York, NY*** An amateur terror attack struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times ... (more)
|The seven words Trump has banned the CDC from using...Big News Network.com / 1 d. 10 h. 3 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been handed a list of forbidden words that the Trump administration doesn’t want them to ever use.Accordin
|Slipknot: Will Trump fire Mueller to derail collusion probe?Big News Network.com / 1 d. 11 h. 13 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - With three of U.S. President Donald Trump’s allies, including the ousted former National Security adviser Michael Flynn and one-time campaign manager Paul Manafort, already
|Principal suspended a year without pay for sexting at workNew York News / 1 d. 11 h. 49 min. ago more|
A Queens ex-principal who sexted on the job and had lurid photos of herself engaged in sex acts on her Department of Education laptops has been suspended for a year without pay, records show. Hearing officer Barry Peek would not fire Annie Seifullah, 39, who claimed school PTA president Robert Sofia, her then-boyfriend, planted the "revenge porn" after they split up.
|Battling Thomas Fire has already cost California $97 millionBig News Network.com / 1 d. 15 h. 31 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - A wildfire, which started in the coastal communities in Southern California, has today become the state’s third largest blaze on record, burning through 256,000 acres and l
|NY man convicted of killing Guyanese girlNew York News / 1 d. 16 h. 30 min. ago more|
A Brooklyn, New York man was convicted of manslaughter yesterday for shooting a Guyanese high school girl who authorities said he wanted to date. According to the New York Daily News, Taariq Stephens, 26, quietly listened as he heard the verdict on the 2016 death of 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius.
|Cocaine Ring Busted in NJ: PoliceNBC New York / 1 d. 16 h. 56 min. ago more|
Authorities broke up a cocaine ring in New Jersey and arrested its leader and eight members, prosecutors said Saturday.Photo Credit: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
|Trigger-happy North Korea gearing for another shocker?Big News Network.com / 1 d. 18 h. 4 min. ago more|
PYONGYANG, North Korea - As the world united against its nuclear ambitions on Friday, the undeterred nuclear state, North Korea was believed to have shut its ears to the world.Experts believ
|Separate slayings in multiple boroughs leave 3 men fatally shotNew York News / 1 d. 18 h. 46 min. ago more|
Three men were fatally shot in separate incidents in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens during a frightening four-hour span early Saturday, cops said. The bloodshed began when a 48-year-old man was blasted multiple times in the midsection near W. 109th St. and Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side about 12:35 a.m., police said.
|Creep convicted of luring teen to US for sex on SnapchatNew York News / 1 d. 23 h. 26 min. ago more|
A Queens man - who met an Australian girl on Snapchat and lured her to America for sex - was convicted in Brooklyn federal court Friday, officials said. Price met the girl, then 16, online last October and bluntly told her he wanted to have sex with her in the US, prosecutors said.
|New York robbers plead guilty to 'movie-like' bank heistsNew York News / 2 d. 1 h. 47 min. ago more|
Four New Yorkers have pleaded guilty to blow-torching their way into bank vaults and making off with more than $5 million in burglaries likened to a Hollywood movie, U.S. officials said Friday. Michael Mazzara, 45, Charles Kerrigan, 42, and Anthony Mascuzzio, 38, assisted by Christopher Kerrigan, 40, stole more than $5 million in cash, jewelry, collectables, and other valuables from bank vaults and safe boxes, prosecutors said.
|Global brands Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo end fur useBig News Network.com / 2 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
NEW YORK, U.S. - In a decision mirroring similar decisions by fashion brands, Global fashion brand Michael Kors, which also owns Jimmy Choo, said that it would be ending the use of fur in its produ
|New Yorker accused of funnelling $62,000 to ISIS via bitcoinBig News Network.com / 2 d. 10 h. 58 min. ago more|
NEW YORK, U.S. - A 27-year-old New York woman, identified as Zoobia Shahnaz was accused of funneling $62,000 to the terrorist group, ISIS via bitcoin and other currencies. The American
|ICYMI: Niketown is moving out of its Trump-owned building with five years left on its leaseCrain's New York Business / 2 d. 11 h. 59 min. ago more|
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|More taxi medallions going on the blockCrain's New York Business / 2 d. 12 h. 7 min. ago more|
At long last, New York's taxi industry may be about to find out how much a taxi medallion is worth in the Uber age. Aspire Federal Credit Union will auction off 14 medallions from its loan portfolio... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Trump tears into ‘disgraceful’ FBI amid intensified probeBig News Network.com / 2 d. 12 h. 15 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump tore into the FBI on Friday, merely hours before addressing the the agency’s training academy graduation ceremony. Trump told report
|Palantir investor says company sabotaged stock sale to ChineseCrain's New York Business / 2 d. 12 h. 21 min. ago more|
One of Palantir Technologies Inc.’s early investors accused the data-mining startup of sabotaging his attempt to sell his $60 million stake to a Chinese company so that directors and executives... To view the full story, click the title link.
|City takes step toward dockless bike shareCrain's New York Business / 2 d. 12 h. 21 min. ago more|
New York could be testing out a new kind of bike-share program as soon as this summer. Following in the footsteps of Seattle and Washington, D.C., which has been experimenting with dockless bike... To view the full story, click the title link.
|WATCH LIVE: Rockefeller Center Tree CamNBC New York / 2 d. 13 h. 15 min. ago more|
Watch a live feed of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree around the clock.
|The biggest ‘Star Wars’ movie of all time — the answer may surprise youBizjournals.com / 2 d. 13 h. 39 min. ago more|
By most accounts, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the biggest blockbuster in the series. The relaunch of the space opera franchise opened like gangbusters for The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) in December 2015 with nearly $248 million domestically and went on to gross $937 million in North America. But the original “Star Wars,” released 40 years ago by 20th Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX), was an even bigger hit. (Side note: Distribution rights to the franchise, past films and present,…
|Lockheed Martin plans supersonic business jetBizjournals.com / 2 d. 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
Lockheed Martin Corp. is teaming with Aerion Corp. to develop the world’s first supersonic business jet. Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed (NYSE: LMT), the world’s largest defense company, unveiled on Friday its memorandum of understanding with privately held Aerion to work with the Reno, Nevada-based company over the next year on the jet’s feasibility. The companies will build frameworks guiding engineering, certification and production. The opportunity in civil supersonic aviation is considered…
|New Tesla showroom opens in Meatpacking DistrictCrain's New York Business / 2 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago more|
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|Rock 'N' Roll Marathon ending two events under Ironman ownershipBizjournals.com / 2 d. 16 h. 28 min. ago more|
There will be no Rock 'n' Roll Marathon events in Brooklyn and St. Louis in 2018, as the series' new owners Ironman continue to tweak the race schedule, a spokesperson confirmed. The Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll presence dates back to a 10K in 2011, and it became a half marathon in 2015. Rock 'n' Roll first entered St. Louis in 2010, when it acquired the Lewis & Clark Marathon, which it later cut to a half marathon. The new owners also have made changes to its international series in Mexico, discontinuing…
|Flick picks: ‘The Last Jedi’ ruled by dynamite leading ladiesBizjournals.com / 2 d. 16 h. 51 min. ago more|
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” starts with an audacious space battle and some specifically Earthly humor — setting the tone for an episode that both pays homage to the 40-year-old space opera and contemporizes the saga for moviegoers not wed to its ’70s-era editing gimmicks. It’s the most substantial installment so far, at least as far as running time goes (152 minutes), yet feels among the most episodic — an “Empire Strikes Back”-esque morale nadir between the excitement around 2015’s…
|Carl Icahn to SandRidge shareholders: Vote 'no' on Bonanza Creek dealBizjournals.com / 2 d. 18 h. 2 min. ago more|
Carl Icahn, who has vociferously opposed SandRidge Energy Inc.'s acquisition of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. of Denver, is going straight to SandRidge shareholders. Icahn, who owns about 13.5 percent of Oklahoma-based SandRidge (NYSE: SD), sent out a letter to SandRidge shareholders Friday, urging them to vote against SandRidge's plan to issue stock to buy Bonanza Creek (NYSE: BCEI). Icahn wrote that "SandRidge has significantly overvalued Bonanza Creek ... in an overpriced transaction," adding he…
|This week in N.Y.C. funding news: Girlboss, Hack VC, Cornell TechBizjournals.com / 2 d. 18 h. 39 min. ago more|
The venture capital industry is broken and blockchain tech is the best way to fix it. That's according to Jonathan Nelson. Through Hack VC, a Nasdaq-listed fund, the investor wants to make it easier to buy and sell stock in companies based anywhere across the globe, whether it's Peoria, Buenos Aires, Bangladesh or Nigeria. To help guarantee that it's not a scam, Hack uses blockchain — the tech that underpins bitcoin and ethereum. Here's how Nelson describes it: Click here for the full story…
|Same effectiveness, lower cost: NY would gain from new drugsCrain's New York Business / 3 d. 4 h. 3 min. ago more|
Millions of patients suffering from painful and chronic medical conditions stand to get easier access to effective and affordable treatment thanks to a nascent prescription drug sector known as... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Fast-Food Roundup: Analysts like Shake Shack…Arby’s expanding in Middle East… Bruegger's Bagels closes locationsBizjournals.com / 3 d. 11 h. 48 min. ago more|
Here is a quick look at stories about the leading brands in the fast-casual restaurant industry recently reported by The Business Journals. A handful of Twin Cities Bruegger's Bagels locations have closed as part of a nationwide reduction in store count. Einstein Noah Group Inc. announced this week that it has closed 30 Bruegger's Bagels bakeries across the country…"The decision to close the locations was based on financial performance and improved positioning for future growth," a statement…
|Elon Musk roundup: Tesla, SpaceX toast deals with beer companiesBizjournals.com / 3 d. 12 h. 56 min. ago more|
Elon Musk roundup: Tesla, SpaceX toast deals with beer companies
|A deal with Disney allows young Murdoch a chance to slide from Fox NewsBizjournals.com / 3 d. 13 h. 7 min. ago more|
Fox News is one of the assets that is not part of today's announced deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox. But should the $52.4 billion deal between the companies wrap up without a hitch, it could allow 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch to leave the conservative news network in the hands of someone else. Fox News, owned by 21st Century Fox and currently under federal criminal investigation, has incurred about $50 million in costs tied to the settlement of sexual harassment and discrimination…
|Disney/Fox deal will be transformative for the entire media/theme park companyBizjournals.com / 3 d. 13 h. 19 min. ago more|
The $52.4 billion deal brings two major TV and movie studio operations together.
|Liberal Hysterics on Trump Show That It's the Wish That Fathers the ThoughtNew York Sun / 3 d. 16 h. 26 min. ago more|
In this season of frenzied liberal assault on the incumbent president and the almost uniform view of the long-standing bipartisan political elite of the United States that President Trump is a maniac, any falsehood about him or act of obstruction is justified in damaging his presidency, impairing his ability to govern, and bringing forward the swiftest possible return of the status quo ante-Trump.It is now routine for the principal outlets of media mythmaking to invoke the legacy of Richard...
|Warfighters Extend Welcome To Journalism StudentsIn an Eye-Opening EncounterNew York Sun / 3 d. 21 h. 32 min. ago more|
The grass at West Point has borne the weight of visitors beyond count. Annual markers graduation in spring, home football games in autumn, Veterans Day in November spike the tally. Sightseers from across the nation and around the world show up daily.Once a year my own graduate students make the two-hour bus journey from our Times Square campus to the military base. There we break bread with male and female officers serving three-year rotations as instructors of history, international...
|State Department Digs In Against U.S. Recognition Of Israel's Capital CityNew York Sun / 4 d. 6 h. 35 min. ago more|
Now that President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, what will the State Department do? It resents Israel and has been fighting the Jewish state for years. Is it ready to comply? Don't bet on it. That's my advice.
|After Roy MooreNew York Sun / 5 d. 2 h. 42 min. ago more|
The first thing we did when Judge Roy Moore went down to defeat in Alabama was go up on the Internet and re-read George Washington's farewell address. That is the parchment in which Washington stressed the importance of religion in our political life. "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure," he warned, "reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."There is no doubt...
|NOVEMBER’S PUBLICOLOR PRIMER EVENTNew York Resident / 5 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
Publicolor’s Primer party gives families the unique opportunity to help transform an under-resourced New York City public school, so low-income... The post NOVEMBER’S PUBLICOLOR PRIMER EVENT appeared first on Resident.
|NICK JONAS PERFORMS AT CHASE PAY VILLAGENew York Resident / 5 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
Actor and musician Nick Jonas surprised Chase Pay Village holiday shoppers with a pop-up concert of holiday classics and original songs, inclu... The post NICK JONAS PERFORMS AT CHASE PAY VILLAGE appeared first on Resident.
|URBAN ZEN KICKS OFF HOLIDAY MARKETPLACENew York Resident / 5 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
On the evening of Monday, December 11th, Urban Zen kicked off its holiday marketplace with a private cocktail celebration hosted by Urban Zen... The post URBAN ZEN KICKS OFF HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE appeared first on Resident.
|ÄRT MAISON AT CASA DE SUEÑOS ESTATENew York Resident / 5 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
The annual ÄRT MAISON evening began at the historic Casa de Sueños Estate, home of online marketing power couple JR & Loren Ridinger, in the... The post ÄRT MAISON AT CASA DE SUEÑOS ESTATE appeared first on Resident.
|8TH BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN FINALE PARTYNew York Resident / 5 d. 17 h. 4 min. ago more|
The annual event was held at Miami’s infamous Villa Casa Casuarina – formerly known as the Versace Mansion – where Rae hosted an illustrious... The post 8TH BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN FINALE PARTY appeared first on Resident.
|CROCKER PARTNERS UNVEIL WHITE SQUARENew York Resident / 5 d. 17 h. 13 min. ago more|
On Thursday, December 7, art, real estate and architectural design merged under one roof for Crocker Partners' unveiling of White Square – a... The post CROCKER PARTNERS UNVEIL WHITE SQUARE appeared first on Resident.
|MICHELLE SMITH HOSTS PUBLICOLOR’S EVENTNew York Resident / 5 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
On Thursday, November 30th, fashion designer Michelle Smith of MILLY, jewelry designer Dana Bronfman, and artist Sarah Meyohas hosted a holiday... The post MICHELLE SMITH HOSTS PUBLICOLOR’S EVENT appeared first on Resident.
|SHOBHA INTRODUCES NEW BROOKLYN LOCATIONNew York Resident / 5 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
Shobha Tummala, Founder of her namesake hair removal destination, continues to expand her successful, well-received business, and is excited to... The post SHOBHA INTRODUCES NEW BROOKLYN LOCATION appeared first on Resident.
|SNOW QUEEN – SPARKLING HOLIDAY BEAUTYNew York Resident / 5 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
Wintry holiday beauty befitting of a Viking Snow Queen. Produced by Hillary Latos. Photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth @udophotography. Hair MAKO... The post SNOW QUEEN – SPARKLING HOLIDAY BEAUTY appeared first on Resident.
|LALIQUE ART x DAMIEN HIRST US DEBUT IN MIAMINew York Resident / 5 d. 21 h. 19 min. ago more|
Ten works from the ‘Eternal’ collection are now on display for the first time in the US, at Lalique’s Miami boutique. The collection is the result... The post LALIQUE ART x DAMIEN HIRST US DEBUT IN MIAMI appeared first on Resident.
|Quirk in Senate Tax Bill Could Hold Big Surprise For Working AmericansNew York Sun / 8 d. 2 h. 1 min. ago more|
Republicans are supposed to be the party that cuts the job-killing capital gains tax, not raises it. But because of a quirk in the Senate-passed bill, the tax on capital gains may go up and for some types of long-held assets, fairly substantially.Most members of Congress don't even know of this stealth capital-gains hike.Here's the story. At the start of the year, Republicans promised to reverse the near-60% rise in the capital-gains tax under President Barack Obama a hike that helped bring...
|Missing Mr. MoynihanNew York Sun / 10 d. 17 h. 40 min. ago more|
As we begin what might be called the Jerusalem Era in American foreign policy, we find ourselves missing Daniel Patrick Moynihan. It was the magnificent senator of New York who began agitating for our recognition of Jerusalem and against the State Department's intransigence on this head. How nice it would have been were he have survived to savor this moment, when an American president laid out the logic that Moynihan himself began to sketch. . .
|Senator Franken's FateNew York Sun / 11 d. 6 h. 49 min. ago more|
The late news is that Senator Franken is denying reports earlier in the day that he is going to announce Thursday his resignation from the Senate. Instead, in the face of allegations of sexual harassment, he's gone home to talk to his family. We, for one, hope the family of the junior senator from Minnesota tells him to slow down and hold out for a hearing in the Ethics Committee. There will, if he's guilty, always be time for him to quit.It is shocking to us that, according a report in the New...
|Trump May Be No Churchill But Some Echoes SoundIn the New 'Darkest Hour'New York Sun / 11 d. 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
The next time President Trump gets the urge to tweet out his troubles, here's a friendly suggestion: He could take the first lady down to the Bijoux theater and catch the movie "Darkest Hour." It's the new telling of Winston Churchill's decision to reject the counsel of the appeasers. They wanted him to cut a deal with Hitler while Britain's army was trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk in France.
|A Jerusalem, Israel, Passport?New York Sun / 12 d. 6 h. 55 min. ago more|
President Trump is signalling that tomorrow he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even while continuing to waive the requirement legislated by Congress that he move the American embassy itself to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Whether any of this will actually happen, it's hard to judge. If it does happen, what's next?The first thing we'd like to see is the long-overdue issuance to Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky of a United States passport listing his birthplace as Israel. Mr...
|Retreat of the Democrats Grows Hard To Disguise After Indictment of FlynnNew York Sun / 12 d. 12 h. 48 min. ago more|
It is hard to believe that Trumpophobic idiocy can plumb depths more profound than it has reached in the last few days. Just as the Russian-collusion argument, which was never supported by anything except Hillary Clinton's sulky evasions of her own responsibility for her electoral defeat, was sinking beneath the ripples the Trump-hating press had strenuously created for it, the Flynn indictment came.To anyone with any legal insight, such as Alan Dershowitz, Trey Gowdy, and Andy McCarthy (one of...
|Moment of Truth on Taxes Is at Hand for Fence-Sitters Who Ducked Health ReformNew York Sun / 12 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
House and Senate Republicans are racing to hammer out a tax cut agreement that blends the House bill passed on November 16 with the Senate version that squeaked through at 2 am Saturday morning with one vote to spare. Failure to compromise is not an option. They must deliver a final bill to the president for signing before Christmas.The stake are high economically and politically. For too long, America's uncompetitive corporate tax rates have suppressed growth and wages, and driven companies to...
|The Mueller Firing SpeechNew York Sun / 12 d. 17 h. 45 min. ago more|
Following is the text, drafted by The New York Sun, of remarks it would like to see President Trump deliver: Good evening: A year ago next month I took the Constitutional Oath that has been sworn by every president since George Washington. It binds me to do two things: To faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It's an oath I swore before God . . .
|Trump Tax Measures Could Cut Both Ways, Boomerang on the GOPNew York Sun / 13 d. 15 h. 48 min. ago more|
What to make of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the legislation passed by the Senate at 1:36 a.m. Saturday, by a 51 to 49 vote, with only Republicans in favor? Any final assessment has to await a conference with the House of Representatives that will attempt to bridge differences between the Senate bill and the one already passed by the House.For now, though, the legislation is a mixture of really encouraging developments and really disappointing ones. Encouraging is the reduction of the corporate...
|An Investment Boom Will Ignite Economy If Tax Bill Is PassedNew York Sun / 15 d. 23 h. 58 min. ago more|
Warts and all, if I were a voting member of Congress, I would certainly cast a "yea" vote for the tax-cut plan passed by the Senate and House and headed for conference (to work out minor differences) in the weeks ahead.These bills are not perfect, especially on the individual side. The business tax cuts, though, will generate an investment boom in the years ahead. And those cuts will bring economic growth back to its historical norm of between 3% and 4%.Incredibly, the Joint Tax Committee...
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|48,000 Students With Disabilities Not Getting Help They Need, DOE AdmitsDNAinfo.com / 45 d. 14 h. 40 min. ago more|
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|Mayor: Terror Suspect Should 'Rot in Prison' But Not Face Death PenaltyDNAinfo.com / 45 d. 14 h. 47 min. ago more|
Mayor Bill de Blasio said terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov should be spared the death penalty.
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|Row of 5 Astoria Stores Housing Decades-Old Bakery Sold for $7.2M DNAinfo.com / 45 d. 19 h. 7 min. ago more|
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|Forest Park Bird Feeders to Return in Coming Weeks, City SaysDNAinfo.com / 46 d. 10 h. 44 min. ago more|
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|Here Are the 8 People Killed in the West Side Terror AttackDNAinfo.com / 46 d. 11 h. 11 min. ago more|
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|Terrorist Plotted Deadly Truck Attack for Weeks in Name of ISIS, Police SayDNAinfo.com / 46 d. 12 h. 10 min. ago more|
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|Survivors of Opioid Epidemic Showcase Artwork at East Harlem GalleryDNAinfo.com / 46 d. 13 h. 26 min. ago more|
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|3 things we saw from Patriots miraculous win over Steelers Metro more|
An AFC road through Pittsburgh. No, wait. New England: Well, it was most definitely a thriller. Can we do this again next week instead of having to deal with the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets? After nearly three hours of intensity in Pittsburgh, Sunday's showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots came down to the final play when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was intercepted by Patriots safety Duron Harmon in the end zone, sealing a 27-24 win over the Steelers. The win gives the Patriots an 11-3 record, tied with the Steelers for the best mark in the AFC and the advantage for home-field advantage in the conference playoffs. It seemed Pittsburgh’s game to win, holding a 24-16 lead after intercepting Tom Brady in the third quarter. But Brady led another rousing comeback in the game’s final four minutes, only to watch his defense nearly cough it all up on one play to JuJu Smith-Schuster, who avoided a handful of tackles to bring the ball all the way to the New England 10. It looked as if Roethlisberger found Jesse James for the score in the end zone, but it was ruled an incomplete pass after review. Then came Harmon with the play of the game. Next week, Buffalo. Do we have to? The interception that neatly sealed their fate: Brady was held to 298 yards passing and a touchdown on the afternoon to go along with his costly interception, the first one he’s thrown against the Steelers in a mammoth 12 years. Three hundred and one passing attempts later against Pittsburgh, it also marked the third time in the last two weeks the defending Super Bowl MVP has been picked off by the opposition. Brady was at fault in trying to force the ball into Rob Gronkowski’s hands, a weapon he didn’t have last week in Miami. But this game also marked the second-straight subpar effort for the Patriots QB, lending a bit more to the theory that he could be breaking down toward the end of the season. He IS 40 years old (in case you didn’t know) and doesn’t have last year’s four-game suspension to give him the cushion his body might still need. Are we seeing a similar decline this season? Or should we expect more of the Brady we saw in the final four minutes? If history tells us anything, it’s the latter. Duh. Game of the year? In an NFL season that has been filled with its fair share of drab contests (anyone still remember last week’s loss in Miami) and also-ran franchises (anything with the Cleveland Browns), everybody expected Pats-Steelers to be special, as it always is. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin was previewing fireworks as long as three weeks ago, while Belichick was probably busy preparing for the Bills the first time they faced off against them. But Sunday proved that these are without a shadow of a doubt the best two teams in football, most certainly on track for a sequel of Sunday next month in the AFC Championship game. It’s in the Patriots’ hands now whether that’s home or away.
|Malusis: Yankees control New York again Metro more|
The Evil Empire is Back. Don’t hate the player, just hate the game. I understand where this city was a year ago as the Mets had taken control of the airwaves and the coverage as they had the more marketable and sexier franchise with stars like Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Yoenis Cespedes and Jacob deGrom. They were an organization that looked like they were ready to take off in 2017 and finish what they started in 2015 when they lost to the Royals in the World Series. As we all know, it did not work out that way due to a multitude of different reasons which included injuries. Conversely speaking, the Yankees were a team a year ago that was looking to try and put a representable product on the field. Looking to remain relevant as they rebuilt their franchise, but still wanted to put a winning product on the field as they learned about youngsters like Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez. We know how successful the Yankees season was a year ago as they finished one victory short of the World Series and watched as Severino, Judge and Sanchez developed into young stars to build around. The Yankees and Mets both will have different managers leading their respective franchises in 2018 in Aaron Boone and Mickey Callaway for completely different reasons. The Mets and Yankees are by no stretch of the imagination done putting together. Even with the Winter Meetings in Orlando in the rearview mirror, there are still moves to be made in trying to construct a winner. The Mets have been widely criticized in this city for the lack of movement so far after coming off of a disastrous 2017. I know it is tough to hear, but I would preach some patience and let’s see where GM Sandy Alderson has this roster when camp opens up in Port St. Lucie. For the Yankees, they already grabbed headlines earlier in the offseason when they decided to part ways and not renew the contract of manager Joe Girardi after being so close to a World Series appearance. Last weekend, they grabbed even bigger headlines when they acquired slugger and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. It was not a deal they had to or even needed to make. It was a deal that fell into their laps and they could not turn down. Yes, it changes the dynamic of their team and we have to see how he fits and how Boone makes it work. You have heard some stories down in South Florida that Stanton likes to disappear at times after games and not address the media. That will not work here in New York. But if you judge Stanton just by his press conference and that is the only thing we can do now, he answered everything great. The Yankees have become THE team in the city once again. The dynamic team. They have won the offseason so far. They have become a must watch and will certainly draw more fans in 2018 as compared to 2017. But it always comes down to winning. The Mets know this all too well. You can win the battle of public opinion, but It does not mean you will win baseball games. That will be determined in the spring. The Yankees have more of a margin for error than the Mets for sure. But there is a path for the Mets, they just need some health and luck from the baseball Gods. They need to win. If you win, they will come.
|Jets Saints Week 15 score, highlights Metro more|
With Bryce Petty standing in for the injured Josh McCown, the New York Jets dropped their second-straight game on Sunday afternoon to the New Orleans Saints 31-19. Making just his fifth-career start, Petty completed 19-of-39 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in an attempt to do the impossible: outduel Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The New Orleans veteran passer went 26-for-36 with 285 yards and a pair of touchdowns while he was supported by 118 yards on the ground between Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. The Saints dominated at the start, putting up 10 points in their first two possessions, which featured a one-yard scoring rush from Mark Ingram with 3:07 in the first. They also outgained the Jets 132-17 during that opening stretch. In desperate need of some momentum, the Jets turned to their running game and powered their way back into it. Embarking on a 12-play drive, New York ran the ball 10 times, mostly utilizing Bilal Powell as he garnered 31 of his team’s 75 yards. His two-yard touchdown rush opened the scoring for the visitors early in the second quarter to pull within three. The Saints punched right back when Brees picked up his 20th touchdown pass of the season, hitting Kamara for a 10-yard score as the rookie rusher from Tennessee continued to prove that he’s one of the most lethal receivers from the backfield in the red zone. Despite getting points from their first three possessions, the Saints only carried a seven-point lead going into halftime after their offense suddenly went cold. In the meantime, the Jets managed to grind out a field goal in the final seconds of the second quarter. Petty drove the Jets down into the red zone on their first drive of the second half with a chance to tie, but could only muster another field goal to cut the Jets deficit to four. The sputtering Saints had two chances to extend their lead, moving into Jets territory. But wide receiver Brandon Coleman fumbled the ball away each time to ensure the Jets stayed close as the game wound into the fourth quarter. Petty and the Jets were unable to put together any sort of real threat to take advantage of Coleman’s turnovers, giving New Orleans plenty of time to right the ship and put things away. On the back of Thomas, the Saints went 64 yards on nine plays, with the receiver recording 50 of those on four catches, to put the Saints up 11. Thomas provided the exclamation point of the drive with a four-yard touchdown reception with 7:42 left for some insurance. With 1:51 left, Petty connected with running back Elijah McGuire for a two-yard screen pass and score. The Jets failed the two-point conversion that would have made it a three-point game But Ingram iced it with the biggest play of the day, a 50-yard touchdown with 1:33 remaining to go to officially eliminate the Jets from postseason contention.
|3 things we saw as four Nick Foles TD down GiantsMetro more|
The Eagles blocked an extra point, a field goal and a punt while closing a 13-point gap over the Giants to clinch a first round bye Sunday, in a 34-29 win at Metlife Field. The game looked a lot different than most would expect, as Nick Foles led the Eagles over a feisty New York squad that busted open several Philly weaknesses — like a soft secondary, bad tackling and a lackluster run game. Clearly not at their best, the Birds defense was able to hunker down against its own end zone to preserve the win in front of an unexpectedly friendly crowd in North Jersey. Even still, the Birds inproved to 12-2 and are heading home with two chances to clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs. Here's what we saw in Week 15: Mills spills Vinny Curry picked the perfect time to collect his first sack of the season, pulling down Manning in the red zone on third down but a costly Jalen Mills holding call negated the heroics and led to an Orleans Darkwa touchdown sprint. The Eagles' second-year cornerback would prove to be a big part of the Eagles early struggles. In addition to penalties the defense played uninspired football early allowing New York to convert its first five third down attempts and giving receivers cushion to catch balls all across the field. Tavarres King was wide open for a touchdown pass on the second drive of the game for the Giants, with Mills once again looking silly against a replacement-level receiver from New York. A drive later Sterling Shepard, crossing the middle of the field, took a slant 67-yards for a touchdown and a big 20-7 New York lead. Mills committed a holding call in the second quarter too — prompting Eagles fans to start asking when rookie Sidney Jones might be ready to hit the field. Still elite? Alshon Jeffery seemed not to care who was calling the shots under center, as a tight rope walk in the back of the end zone helped him collect Foles' first touchdown of the new era. In a key fourth and one in the second, the Eagles failed for the first time in 13 tries to convert in that situation, turning the ball over to the Giants at midfield. With things seeming desperate, Ronald Darby put the entire hame on his shoulders and after intercepting Manning, a bevy of spin moves and jukes helped him take a 37-yard return through traffic to New York's 20-yardline. Foles did the rest, finding big target Zach Ertz (his eighth TD) to get Philly back in the game. Another big play shocked the Giants, as Kamu Grugier-Hill blocked the Giants punt on their possession, collected by Corey Clement to set up another short field. The tight end party continued as Trey Burton caught his third touchdown pass in two weeks to get the Eagles back on top. The run game was hit or miss Sunday, but a big 22-yard run by Jay Ajayi on a draw, followed by a 32-yard screen pass to the same player helped set up a touchdown to put the team ahead 31-23. In all, Philly rushed for 108 yards. Full Foles Filling in for Carson Wentz, Foles showed an ability to run the run-pass option and to run the Eagles offense efficiently, completing 24-of-38 passes. He was comfortable in the red zone, as signified by his three first half touchdowns and a fourth — a 10-yard toss to Nelson Agholor in the third. Circumstances held Foles to just 234 yards through the air, as a handful of short fields limited the real estate needed to score. He also — of course — led Philly on several drives to come back from down by as many as 13 points. Leading by just two after a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King got New York back inside a field goal of Philly, but a blocked kick gave Foles a chance to add some padding to a slim two-point fourth quarter advantage. A chip shot field goal gave the Giants a chance to come back and they trekked all the way to the 6-yardline before the Eagles defense denied Manning's comeback effort.
|Eagles hang on, clinch first round playoff bye over lowly Giants Metro more|
Forget the Eagles and Giants' win-loss records. A classic NFC East battle broke out in East Rutherford Sunday, as the now 12-2 Eagles had their way with the now 2-12 Giants, 34-29 in Week 15. Nick Foles — starting the rest of the season for the injured Carson Wentz — threw four touchdown passes while Eli Manning collected an eye-popping 427 yards in the air (with 139 of them to Sterling Shepard) in a duel of potent offenses. Clinging to a two-point lead, the Eagles failed to find the end zone in the red zone late in the fourth, settling for a field goal and a 34-29 lead with 3:55 to go. With a chance to lead the Giants down the field, Manning was able to draw two penalties passing the ball and getting New York to the 50 yard line quickly. Three completions put the Giants inside the 10 inside the one minute mark. In a bizarre play-call, the Giants ran the ball on third down and failed to find the end zone. Paired with a false start penalty, the Giants had a make-or-break fourth and goal from the 11-yardline. Manning's pass went through the end zone. Philly clinched the win when, after a three-and-out, Manning's last ditch effort with eight second to go didn't find the end zone. Right out of the locker room, New York marched down the field (for the first time all season in their opening drive) on a 13-play 75-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead. Orleans Darkwa found paydirt a few plays after a third down holding call gave the Giants new life. A blocked extra point softened the celebration just a little bit. On the ensuing Eagles drive a costly Giants penalty served the same purpose, as pass interference inside the five yardline put the Eagles in a first and goal and a play later Foles (4-for-4 on the drive) connected with Alshon Jeffery in the back of the end zone to hop to a 7-6 lead. A counter punch came as the Giants took advantage of some soft play in the Eagles' secondary. Manning led another march downfield as a wide open Tavarres King caught a touchdown pass to put the G-men up 13-7. The first team to blink was Philly, which after recovering a Olivier Vernon forced strip sack, failed to convert on third and long one play later and was forced to punt. The Giants made them pay, finding Sterling Shepard on a 67-yard slant to up their lead to an impressive 20-7 after just 16 minutes of play. Manning, after throwing for 208 yards in three drives, finally made a mistake as Ronald Darby picked him off late in the second quarter. Plays later, Foles hit Ertz over the middle to chip away at the lead, 20-14. New York's special teams made the next mistake as Philadelphia was able to block a Giants punt and take a 21-20 lead after a Foles-to-Trey Burton connection wide open in the end zone took all the wind out of New York's sails. A furious push for a field goal did get the Giants back on top 23-21 before the 30-minute horn. A chip shot field goal on the heals of a 64-yard drive put the Eagles back ahead 24-23 to open the second and after a short Giants punt Foles hooked up for touchdown No. 4 with Zach Ertz to get the NFC East champs ahead by eight, 31-23. The Eagles committed an unforced error by getting penalized on a potential Giants punt — which gave Manning the opening to find King on a 57-yard touchdown sprint. A failed two-point try had Philly's lead at 31-29 as the third wound down. With an opportunity to take a lead in the fourth, Malcolm Jenkins found a way to get his body in front of a Aldrick Rosas field goal try. The block preserved a two-point lead. Sunday's close finish comes after the Eagles and Giants' first clash, a Week 3 Eagles victory on a 61-yard Jake Elliott field goal as time expired.
|Trump’s America: Quick! Read these words before they are banned forever! Metro more|
Let’s get these words into print right at the top here while we still have the chance. Once the government starts banning language, there’s no telling when the banning will stop. “Vulnerable.” “Entitlement.” “Diversity.” “Transgender.” “Fetus.” “Evidence-based.” “Science-based.” Did you hear about this? The Trump Administration has told officials at the CDC (the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that these seven words and phrases must NOT — repeat NOT — be mentioned in the agency’s 2018 budget request. The word-banning isn’t stopping there. “Affordable Care Act” and “ACA” were banned at a second federal health agency, whose employees were told to always say “Obamacare”—presumably with a sneer. And the State Department got an even creepier directive. No more “sex education” programs abroad. Now it’s “sexual risk avoidance,” a tortured euphemism for the “abstinence-only” programs that have long been discredited by “evidence-based” and “science-based” studies. Oops. Sorry about that. There is, of course, a word for this kind of censorship and thought control, a word that, thankfully, has not been banned yet. The word is “dumb.” For one thing, it’s counterproductive. Whenever people are told not to say something, it only makes them want to say it louder. Just ask any 3-year-old who knows about “poo-poo.” At the same time, all this word banning isn’t just ignorant. It can cost lives. Do we really want America’s public-health docs to move away from “evidence-based” and “science-based” cures? What would be better? Leeches? Faith-healing? More trips to the Trump International day spa? None of this should come as a surprise, I suppose. Donald Trump’s national security advisers have learned to avoid mentioning Russia around the president. Otherwise, the Washington Post reports, the daily intel briefings go totally “off the rails.” They should probably also avoid Mueller, Flynn, Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos — the special counsel and the first batch of Trump aides to plead guilty or be indicted in the Russia probe. Oh, and one other word is best avoided. I won’t even write it here, but you’ll be hearing more of it. It starts with an I. Metro columnist Ellis Henican is the best-selling author of a dozen books, including “TRUMPITUDE: The Secret Confessions of Donald’s Brain.” Follow him on Twitter @henican.
|Why Joel Embiid's lovable antics are hurting the SixersMetro more|
It’s time for Joel Embiid to tone down the extracurricular antics. No more waving goodbye to players who foul out. No more social media craziness. Of course, this won’t happen. Embiid seems to revel in the litany of ancillary antics associated with the game. Is it fun? Yes. It it necessary? No. All it’s doing right now is amping up the opponent. On Friday night, the Sixers lost an epic triple-overtime thriller to the Oklahoma City Thunder. When Steven Adams fouled out, Embiid waved goodbye to Adams. Russell Westbrook took exception and you could tell. Westbrook threw down a vicious dunk and eventually dished off the game-winning assist to Andre Roberson at the end of the third overtime. “I was telling him to ‘go home,’” Westbrook said, referring to what he did when the final buzzer sounded. “He was talking mess when Steve-O (Adams) fouled out, waving to the crowd, which is unnecessary.” That it was. Embiid scored 34 points and added eight rebounds and six assists. He has scored at least 20 points in seven consecutive games, dating to Nov. 27. It’s the second-longest streak of his career. Embiid has scored in double figures in every game he has played in this season and in 38 straight overall. He’s one of 13 players in the league to score 10-plus points in 23 or more straight games this season. The talent is unquestionable. After playing a career-high 48 minutes and appearing to wince when he held his lower back, the next week and beyond will be interesting to see. How will his body respond with a sketchy injury history? Embiid needs to channel his passion. “He told me to go home,” Embiid said when asked about Westbrook. “I mean this is my home, so I guess it’s time for him to go home. They won the game. I give them a lot of credit. He did a lot of things, but the dude shot 10 of 33. I wish I would have shot 33 times. I guess we would have had a better chance of actually winning the game. But you know, he told me to go home. This is my home and I ain’t going nowhere.” Westbrook posted a triple-double, the 10th of the season and 89th of his career. Even with his shot a bit off, he managed 17 rebounds and 15 assists and controlled the game through the overtimes. Check through NBA history and look up players like Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson. They would post poor shooting nights yet have complete control of the game with all-around stellar performances. Embiid played a terrific game. He’s an All-Star right now with potential that is so untapped it’s scary. If he can somehow figure out how to channel his energy, he can be even more dangerous.
|Phillies projected line up, position players 2018Metro more|
The Phillies were not good last season. As they attempt to return to contention in the NL East next season, it comes as no surprise that there could be a lot of roster turnover. And sure enough, the Phillies have been wheeling and dealing and overhauling their potential line up as the Winter Meetings conclude. Here is a very early look at what the Phillies starting line up could look like in 2018: C: Jorge Alfaro It's finally time for the Phils to hand the keys over to the do-it-all 24-year-old who hit .308 in 107 at bats after a fall call up. He has a little power and is more of an offensive catcher but with some experience in the majors he could learn to handle a pitching staff. 1B: Carlos Santana The Phils inked the former Indians free agent to a $60 million deal. He hit 57 homers over the last two seasons and appears to be the new Phils' full time first baseman. 2B: Scott Kingery Expecting Cesar Hernandez here? Well the Phillies look to be going young — having jettisoned longtime shortstop Freddy Galvis last week. Hernandez could be the next moved. Kingery posted a .304 batting average, 26 home runs, 65 RBI, and 29 stolen bases between Double and Triple-A last year and is the second best 2B prospect in baseball. SS: J.P. Crawford Which leads us to the Phillies top prospect — slick fielding Crawford. He's finally got a wide open path to the majors, cleared by Galvis' change. He is the guy this year and hopes to avoid the fate of a similarly-touted prospect Domonic Brown, who did not live up to the hype. 3B: Maikel Franco The Phillies aren't giving up on Franco yet, a great bat but sometimes a head case at third for Philadelphia. Buzz about a potential trade for Manny Machado could change, if the Phils make a move. RF: Rhys Hoskins Hoskins power bat isn't going anywhere — he just might be put in a new spot. With Santana playing first look for Hoskins to bat fourth and play outfield. CF: Odubel Herrera Like Franco, Herrera has elite skill at the plate but is frustratingly inconsistent. Still, he's the only Phillie aside from Santana inked longterm and he'll start the season in center. LF: Nick Williams/Aaron Altherr The battle to start in left will pit veteran Altherr and returning rookie Williams. Each has power and speed, and each has the potential to develop into a mid-line up bat. Both will make the 25-man roster.
|Bruins continue to struggle vs. Capitals, Rangers Metro more|
Through a constant stream of injuries and issues (namely their goaltending), the Bruins (15-10-5) managed to not only survive in the early goings of 2017-18 but they also pulled themselves up into third-place in the Atlantic Division right in heart of the Eastern Conference playoff mix. In fact, up until a few days ago, they were one of the hottest teams in the NHL (8-2-0 in their last 10 games) before a major dose of reality stopped by TD Garden on Thursday and Saturday. Washington (21-12-1) is the top team in the stacked Metropolitan Division and their routine 5-3 win extended their win streak over Boston to an alarming 11 games. It was more of the same with the Rangers (18-12-3)-the top Wild Card club in the East-as they transformed the Garden into Madison Square Garden en route to a 3-2 overtime victory that gave them seven straight wins vs. the B’s. The good news in regards to both the Capitals and Rangers is that the Bruins only have to see each club once more in the regular season. Still, the fact remains that if Boston is going to make the postseason and advance past the first round, odds are that they will see one of those well-rounded clubs at some point. Trying to explain how both recent series vs. Washington and New York could be so one-sided is hard to do. Naturally, the B’s didn’t really want to admit the obvious: that the Capitals and Rangers simply own them these days, no matter the time or venue. They cleverly danced around the fact that they are exhausting any methods of solving these difficult riddles. “I always tend to look at the positives,” noted Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy after Saturday’s frustrating setback vs. New York. “I think that it’s too long of a year to dwell on the things that didn’t go well. I mean you’ve got to correct those.” It should be noted that Boston had trailed New York 2-0 in the second period for rallying for a point was at least something to build on. It would be too simple to say that the Bruins are front-runners or that they just beat up on the inferior teams (looking at you Buffalo and Arizona). This is the same black and gold team that solely in the month of November beat such quality opponents like Minnesota (17-12-3), Los Angeles (20-10-4), San Jose (17-10-4), Pittsburgh (17-14-3) and Tampa Bay (24-6-2). Like any sport, there will always be certain teams that you just don’t match up with well for whatever reason (think of the Patriots in Miami). The important thing for the B’s is that they don’t let this recent hiccup become a bigger issue as they have a very busy schedule before Christmas. They host Columbus (20-12-1) on Monday (7 p.m., NESN), go to Buffalo (8-18-7) on Tuesday (7:30 p.m., NESN), Winnipeg (18-10-5) comes to Boston on Thursday (7 p.m., NESN) and they face the Red Wings (12-13-7) on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m., NESN). The Blue Jackets and Jets should be playoff teams while the Sabres and Red Wings most likely will not be anywhere close. Remember, the B’s are 9-5-3 at TD Garden this season so they have a chance to go into the break on a high note. Follow Metro Boston Bruins beat writer Richard Slate on Twitter: @RichSlate
|NFL Mock Draft 2018: Browns Giants Cardinals go QB Metro more|
The buzz that Sam Darnold would rather stay in school than play for the Cleveland Browns is getting real. In our latest mock we acknowledge that, as the Browns tab Josh Rosen out of UCLA with the first pick. A "Josh" could very well go second overall too as Josh Allen, the QB out of Wyoming, is climbing up draft boards everywhere. We like the Giants to scoop him up here. 1. Cleveland Browns: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA 2. New York Giants: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming 3. Indianapolis Colts: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State 4. San Francisco 49ers: Connor Williams, T, Texas 5. Denver Broncos: Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame 6. Cleveland Browns: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama 8. Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia 9. New York Jets: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M 10. Cincinnati Bengals: Arden Key, DE, LSU 11. Arizona Cardinals: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma 12. Oakland Raiders: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame 13. Washington Redskins: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama 14. Miami Dolphins: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State 15. Buffalo Bills: Da'Ron Payne, DT, Alabama 16. Dallas Cowboys: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson 17. Green Bay Packers: Derwin James, DB, Florida State 18. Detroit Lions: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU 19. Los Angeles Chargers: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU 20. Tennessee Titans: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan 21. Buffalo Bills: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville 22. Baltimore Ravens: Clelin Ferrel, DE, Clemson 23. Atlanta Falcons: Vita Vea, DT, Washington 24. Seattle Seahawks: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma 25. Carolina Panthers: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State 26. Los Angeles Rams: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa 27. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama 28. New Orleans Saints: Dorance Armstrong, DE, Kansas 29. Minnesota Vikings: Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama 30. New England Patriots: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State 31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Billy Price, G, Ohio State 32. Philadelphia Eagles: Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
|Free NFL live stream link Chiefs Chargers Bears Lions Saturday Metro more|
In an attempt to drive your significant other who despises football complete insane, the NFL is offering up two meaningful games with NFL playoff implications on the second-to-last Saturday before Christmas. The Chicago Bears will play at the Detroit Lions at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and the Los Angeles Chargers will play at the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Both games will be shown nationally on TV on NFL Network. The problem, of course, is that not every household in America has NFL Network. Fortunately the games will be live streaming for free on various platforms across the Internet. A good trick if the stream is interrupted is to look in the comments sections of YouTube Live and Facebook Live during the stream to get other possible live stream links. Links will be updated as we get closer to game time. Facebook Live Link 1 Facebook Live Link 2 Facebook Live Link 3 YouTube Live Link 1 YouTube Live Link 2
|How Il Laboratorio del Gelato makes New York's best Italian ice cream Metro more|
In Jon Snyder’s laboratory, the science experiments result in delicious gelato and sorbet flavors. Il Laboratorio del Gelato — designed to look like a lab with stark white walls and gleaming chrome machinery — has been churning out new flavors since opening in 2002 in the Lower East Side, racking up more than 300 and counting. That kind of work means long days for Snyder, 53, who gets up “between 2:30 and 4 a.m., depending on the day and my alarm clock — which is pretty internal by now.” And this ice cream Willy Wonka is not slowing down. Snyder just added a second location of Il Laboratorio in Greenwich Village at 56 University Place, serving 48 constantly rotating flavors, as well as sundaes, gelato cakes and milkshakes (you can also get his gelatos and vegan sorbets shipped nationwide). While much of what he does hasn’t changed in 15 years, there was one major addition to Il Laboratorio’s gelato counter just this year: toppings. “I’ve always been happy to let the product shine and not clutter it with toppings,” he says. “But after 14-plus years, I gave in to the requests.” So what makes Il Laboratorio del Gelato the most in-demand Italian ice cream in town? Here’s what you need to know. Ice cream is his life Snyder began his career in frozen treats at the age of 9, when he started working summer at his family’s Carvel ice cream store. He went on to found the Ciao Bella gelato brand at the age of 19, which can be found in freezer cases all over the country. A Columbia business degree and a brief stint on Wall Street later, he found himself called back to the world of ice cream. When you know your calling, you can’t fight it. The city’s best restaurants rely on him Most of Snyder’s business is creating specific flavors for some of the best restaurants in the city, like Michael Lomonaco’s Porter House Bar & Grill, the Blue Ribbon restaurants, the Mandarin Oriental and Soho’s beloved French bistro Raoul’s. That said, he does check chefs before they wreck themselves: “I won’t make gelato out of [just] anything,” he says. “A chef asked me for caviar flavor once. I just wasn’t feeling it.” #bourbon #gelato #whiskey #icecream #bourbonicecream #alcohol #gelatolab #icecreamlab #carpigiani #icecreamlover #foodvideos #foodvideo #instagood #slowmotion #foodporn #lowereastside #kitchen #food #spirits #liqour #culinary #sweet #treatyoself #nyceeeeats #newforkcity A post shared by il laboratorio del gelato (@icecreamlab) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:24pm PST There's never just one flavor There’s not one flavor of most fruits, so why should there be one flavor of gelato? Il Laboratorio is known for exploring the whole spectrum of flavors in fruits like fig (black mission, brown turkey, white, dried Turkish, dried mission fig) and apple (Braeburn, honeycrisp, gala, green apple, Fuji, apple cinnamon). Il Laboratorio also packs in a whole liquor shelf full of grown-up flavors like chocolate Kahlua, grapefruit Campari sorbet and Guinness. Simplicity is key Gelato is the low-and-slow version of ice cream, made with less fat. To keep the thick, luxurious texture, Snyder revealed his secret to Serious Eats: temperature. The more the gelato mixture is chilled before churning, the creamier it comes out. He describes his process as a simply balancing “proportion, flavor, texture and sweetness.” Is there a flavor he’s particularly proud of cracking? “I love a great milk chocolate.” His secret favorite are the sorbets Snyder confessed to Business Insider that despite his shop’s name, his flavor vision is best expressed in another kind of frozen treat: "The sorbets are where we really shine," Snyder says. Ninety percent of what goes into his sorbets is real fruits (and vegetables like celery!), peeled and cooked right in the lab. "The flavor comes out and you can tell how pure it is." Even the spoon is important Even the spoons have a story at Il Laboratorio. Snyder found the “magical spoon” given to customers at the annual gelato trade fair in Rimini, Italy, in 1999 that had “the perfect shape, feel and color.” When the company that made them went out of business in 2013, he “felt a bit lost” without them. He spent three years looking for an alternative before finally commissioning a replica from another manufacturer. After all, in a laboratory, no detail is too small.
|Philly to protest net neutrality vote on Dec. 17 Metro more|
Less than 24 hours after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations, a protest of the move was planned in Philadelphia. “Do you enjoy the internet? Are you furious that the FCC just repealed net neutrality rules? Then come on out and make some noise as we march around Philadelphia and make it known we want to save net neutrality!” organizers wrote on the Facebook event page, entitled “Protest to Save Net Neutrality.” About 100 people had RSVPed to attend and roughly 1,000 said they were interested in the Facebook event, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17. A second protest is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13 at Thomas Paine Plaza. A group of state attorneys general, including Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, have vowed to sue the Trump administration to prevent the change from taking effect in their home states. On Friday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he would force a vote on net neutrality before Congress under the Congressional Review Act. "There will be a vote to repeal the rule that the FCC passed. It’s in our power to do that," Schumer said. This week's FCC order grants internet providers sweeping new powers to block, throttle or discriminate among internet content, but requires public disclosure of those practices. Internet providers have vowed not to change how consumers get online content. The FCC rules also seek to bar states from imposing their own net neutrality requirements. The FCC has said the rules won’t take effect until the White House Office of Management and Budget approves the new transparency rules, which could take several months. But Moody's Investors Service said self-interest would prevent providers from implementing changes too quickly. Providers "will tread lightly when it comes to engaging in paid prioritization and throttling, as there could be significant negative public reaction to these acts,” Moody’s said. “At least in the near term, the cost of negative publicity on their existing businesses far outweighs the benefit of additional revenue streams these companies can generate from paid prioritization agreements." Additional reporting by Reuters
|Why Trump can be charged with obstruction, according to an expert Metro more|
When discussing the potential consequences of the Russia investigation on President Trump, political analysts often say that even if there's evidence he committed obstruction of justice, a sitting president can't be charged with a crime. Others argue that the president can't obstruct justice because he's ultimately in charge of law enforcement. Both are incorrect, a leading Constitutional scholar said today. According to Laurence Tribe, a Constitutional law professor at Harvard, the Supreme Court ruled that the president is subject to criminal investigation — and its consequences — in two rulings: In 1974's United States v. Nixon, the Court forced then-President Nixon to turn over White House recordings as an unindicted co-conspirator in Watergate; and Morrison v. Olson, the 1988 ruling that created the office of special prosecutor, who is able to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by the executive branch. In Tribe's view, it's clear that Trump committed obstruction of justice in firing FBI Director James Comey after asking him to "let go" of the investigation into Mike Flynn's dealings with Russia. "A president who offers to keep the FBI Director in his job if but only if the Director agrees to 'go easy' on a national security director who has lied to the FBI about his dealings with a hostile foreign power is both offering a bribe and obstructing justice," writes Tribe. "And, if he does so with the motive of covering up his campaign’s conspiracy against the United States in orchestrating foreign interference with our presidential election, that president is engaged in a particularly pernicious form of obstruction." One legal expert argued that if Trump fired Robert Mueller, he would be within his rights as the executive, citing the Constitutional shield that protects members of the House and Senate from being arrested while their legislative bodies are in session. Tribe said that protection doesn't exist for the president. "The same [obstruction of justice standard] would be true in spades if the President were to engineer a Mueller Massacre to rid himself of what he clearly sees as a meddlesome investigation into foreign activities that he fears might undermine the legitimacy of his presidency," says Tribe. "Placing presidential pride above the nation’s sovereignty is a grave abuse of presidential power by anyone’s definition."
|Han Dynasty Opens First Brooklyn Location Inside City Point DevelopmentGothamist more|
And Brooklyn makes three for Han Dynasty's NYC locations. The new location in City Point, the giant new Downtown Brooklyn development that also houses Alamo Drafthouse and DeKalb Market, is currently in soft open mode, with a grand opening coming later this month, according to Eater. [ more › ]
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Total incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti, threats and assault are up by two-thirds nationally and have almost doubled in New York City and state when compared to 2016, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. [ more › ]
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New Yorkers and tourists took to the Hudson River Greenway on foot and bike Thursday, two days after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov allegedly drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck down the path, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. [ more › ]
|Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15Gothamist more|
Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey allegedly pinned him on a bed and "tried to get with me sexually." In the wake of the sexual assault allegation, Spacey was widely criticized for using his coming out story as a shield, and Netflix shut down production of House Of Cards. Several other people have now come forward accusing Spacey of behaving inappropriately toward them—and that includes a harrowing account of a man who says he had a sexual relationship with Spacey when he too was a 14-year-old. [ more › ]
|Far Right 'Journalist' Banned From Uber & Lyft After Making Racist Tweets About MuslimsGothamist more|
In the aftermath of Tuesday's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway bike path, city officials preached tolerance and unity. But, of course, white supremacist trolls gonna troll, and one far-right activist trolled so hard she got herself kicked off Uber and Lyft for targeting Muslim drivers in her tweets. Sad! [ more › ]
|Hershey's Debuts Its First 'New' Candy Bar In A GenerationGothamist more|
One hundred and seventeen years after it created what is perhaps the world's most iconic (if basic) candy bar, Hershey's has...adapted. The candy company has announced a new candy bar to its lineup, a gilded treat called "Hershey's Gold." Somewhere deep within the White House, Trump feels a tingling in his loins. [ more › ]
|Paparazzo Suing 2 Chainz & His Bodyguard For Alleged AssaultGothamist more|
A veteran paparazzo is suing 2 Chainz, claiming that he was knocked unconscious by the rapper's bodyguard in the lobby of NBC studios last week. [ more › ]
|Inside Elsewhere, Bushwick's New Venue From The People Who Brought You GlasslandsGothamist more|
One of the more beloved venues of circa-when-I-lived-there Williamsburg—a time when Kent Avenue was just a blank canvas for developers—was Glasslands. It was always very hot in there, no matter the season, the wine always stung my lips, and it's a goddamn miracle that rickety old balcony never collapsed... but it was close to where I lived, the people who ran it were nice, and my friends' bands kept playing there. So I went, again and again. And then time marched on, J. Crews and dream catcher boutiques moved in, and Glasslands shuttered. The space it once occupied is now part of Vice HQ. [ more › ]
|How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing EnterpriseGothamist more|
The hand-soap dispensers in City Hall bathrooms and “Secure Therapy Desks” used to shackle prisoners during class on Rikers Island are just a few of the products made by incarcerated New Yorkers, who earn as little as 16 cents an hour in a $50 million-a-year industry. [ more › ]
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Russian hackers used Aziz Ansari to meddle in the presidential election, Rick Perry thinks expanding fossil fuel use prevents sexual assault, new Last Jedi teaser trailer, and more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,
|Gothamist Fall Guide: 16 Things To Do In NYC This NovemberGothamist more|
What the hell, it's already November? Most of the fall season has felt like a long, awkward goodbye embrace with summer, but the truth is we're standing on the edge of winter, gazing over the frosty precipice. Thankfully this month is loaded with things to do, including special film screenings, art parties, a special whiskey festival, and some of the best concerts of the year. October's over, so throw your old pumpkins at the tree and make some plans. [ more › ]
|Video: Hillary Clinton Addresses Trump Dossier & Russian "Cyber Warfare" On Daily ShowGothamist more|
Hillary Clinton, the only person who can unite the GOP in 2017, was a guest on The Daily Show last night, amped to talk with Trevor Noah about all things Russia, Trump and the state of the nation. [ more › ]
|Trump Wants West Side Bike Path Attacker To Get Death PenaltyGothamist more|
President Donald Trump wants West Side Highway bike lane attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov to get the death penalty, according to a series of tweets Trump sent last night and this morning. He also declared he would "love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo," and claimed at a cabinet meeting that the U.S. justice system in regard to punishing terrorists is a "laughingstock." [ more › ]
|Racist Mailer Calls For Deportation Of Asian School Board Candidates To 'Make Edison Great Again'Gothamist more|
Residents of Edison, New Jersey received a brazenly racist campaign mailer on Wednesday calling for the deportation of two Asian-American candidates for school board, and promising to "Make Edison Great Again." [ more › ]