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Wife of butt-dialing court slacker has a cushy job, too | New York Post Wife of butt-dialing court slacker has a cushy job, too
The wife of a disgraced former court official — who was fired after admitting in a butt-dialed voicemail to a Post reporter that “I barely show up to work and I’ve been caught” — has a patronage position at a Manhattan courthouse that leaves her plenty of time to catch up on her reading and...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Churchgoers praise pastor’s wife for bleaching vagrants off sidewalk | New York Post Churchgoers praise pastor’s wife for bleaching vagrants off sidewalk
Parishioners at a downtown church — besieged by combative homeless people — said Sunday they back their pastor and his wife, who have kept vagrants away by pouring powdered bleach on the sidewalk. There were no vagrants camped out Sunday at the First Ukrainian Assembly of God church, where worshippers thanked the pastor’ s wife,...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Solar eclipse forecast: Here is what you’ll be able to see and when | PIX11 Solar eclipse forecast: Here is what you’ll be able to see and when
NEW YORK — Eclipse mania is in full swing Monday, but how much will those of us in the tri-state area really be able to see? A few high clouds may impede perspective at times, but there should not be many problems in seeing the eclipse at its peak time of 2:44 p.m. While the coast-to-coast eclipse will cause complete darkness for more than 2 minutes in many cities across the country, the view in
PIX11 | August 21, 2017
Amusement park issues warning for faulty solar eclipse glasses | New York Post Amusement park issues warning for faulty solar eclipse glasses
A Jersey Shore amusement park is warning anyone who bought special eclipse viewing glasses there to return them out of safety concerns. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach said the glasses from EverythingBranded.com may be defective and is issuing a full refund for anyone who purchased them. The issue is over the brand’s certification, Jenk’s...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Woman whose leg was crushed in sidewalk collapse to sue city | New York Daily News Woman whose leg was crushed in sidewalk collapse to sue city
A Washington Heights flower vendor whose leg was crushed leg in a sidewalk collapse this month is still in the hospital.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
400K New Yorkers opted out of health insurance in 2015 | New York Post 400K New Yorkers opted out of health insurance in 2015
More than 400,000 tax filers in New York state went rogue and failed to obtain health insurance in 2015 — and many were required to pay a tax penalty of at least $325 under ObamaCare, according to new IRS data reviewed by The Post. Records show that 405,610 defiant or ill-informed New Yorkers paid a...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Monday August 21, Our World in Pictures | Brooklyn Eagle Monday August 21, Our World in Pictures
SPAIN – Candle-lit Memorial: People stand next to candles and flowers placed on the ground, after a terror attack that killed at l
Brooklyn Eagle | August 21, 2017
NYPD investigating mysterious death of woman in East Harlem | New York Post NYPD investigating mysterious death of woman in East Harlem
A 33-year-old woman was found mortally injured in front of a building in East Harlem and police are looking into whether foul play was involved, sources said Sunday. Yanina Boitel was discovered lying unconscious, with trauma to her body, in front of 2070 Third Ave. on Saturday night, according to law-enforcement sources. She was transported...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Immigrant facing deportation finds refuge at church | New York Post Immigrant facing deportation finds refuge at church
A Guatemalan immigrant facing deportation has taken her three children and sought refuge inside a Manhattan church. Amanda Morales — who entered the country illegally in 2004 — has been hiding out with her kids at the Holyrood Episcopal Church in Washington Heights since Thursday. “I don’t want them to deport her,” Dulce Carvajal, the...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Homeless man attacked, stabbed in Union Square | New York Post Homeless man attacked, stabbed in Union Square
A homeless man was stabbed when he was attacked by a group of men near Union Square on Monday, police said. The 39-year-old victim was attacked by five or six people near the corner of Union Square East and E. 14th St. around 2:30 a.m. One of the men in the group stabbed the victim...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Barber robbed in the middle of giving a haircut | New York Post Barber robbed in the middle of giving a haircut
Two men robbed and shot a Bronx barber as he was in the midst of giving a customer a haircut, police said. The men entered D’Agustin Barber Shop on East 170th St. near Grand Concourse in West Concourse around 9 p.m. Friday and posed as customers, with one of the suspects sitting down in a...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
10 people shot across the city Saturday night, early Sunday | New York Post 10 people shot across the city Saturday night, early Sunday
Ten people were shot across the city late Saturday and early Sunday, police said. The bloody night began in Harlem, when two men were shot on East 117th Street near Lexington Avenue at around 9:15 p.m. A 33-year-old victim was hit in the right arm and rushed to Metropolitan Hospital. A 28-year-old man took a...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Robbers shoot Bronx barber after he refuses to hand over jewelry | New York Daily News Robbers shoot Bronx barber after he refuses to hand over jewelry
It was a close shave for a Bronx barber.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Forme Mayor Dinkins honors Dick Gregory: ‘More than a comic’ | New York Daily News Forme Mayor Dinkins honors Dick Gregory: ‘More than a comic’
Dick Gregory joined Dinkins on a trip to Germany in the 1980s to honor Nazi victims.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Syracuse mayor calls on politicians to return Dan Loeb donations | New York Daily News Syracuse mayor calls on politicians to return Dan Loeb donations
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner called on all elected officials to return donations from billionaire Dan Loeb.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
N.Y. GOP boss says tax cuts needed or Republicans are doomed | New York Daily News N.Y. GOP boss says tax cuts needed or Republicans are doomed
State GOP Chairman Ed Cox called enactment of a tax cut plan by the end of the year “make or break” for President Trump and the Republicans.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Bronx teen's gun trial has questionable characters on both sides | New York Daily News Bronx teen's gun trial has questionable characters on both sides
He’s a teen honor student who was held on Rikers Island for over a year unable to pay $250,000 bail on a gun charge.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Bronx cop punched bystander for no reason | New York Daily News Bronx cop punched bystander for no reason
Kevin Pettiway said he was minding his own business just before a cop punched him three times in the face.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Cops hunt teen for fatally stabbing man in front of wife | New York Post Cops hunt teen for fatally stabbing man in front of wife
Police have identified the killer who fatally stabbed a man in front of his wife as they were walking through Greenpoint Friday night, officials said. Gary Correa, 19, was identified Monday as the man who murdered George Carroll when he clashed with a group of men not far from his Monitor Street apartment. He is...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Landlord trying to evict tenant for hanging Confederate flags in windows | New York Post Landlord trying to evict tenant for hanging Confederate flags in windows
A Manhattan landlord is trying to evict a tenant for displaying two Confederate flags in the windows of his East Village apartment. The court papers argue that tenant Will Green, who lives in a rent-regulated $1,141 apartment on East Eighth Street, “contractually gave up any free speech rights by his execution of the lease agreement,...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
First span of new Tappan Zee Bridge opening Friday | PIX11 First span of new Tappan Zee Bridge opening Friday
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature public works project, a $4 billion bridge to be named after his father, is about to begin carrying commuters across the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs. One span of the future Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open to westbound traffic Friday, signaling near-completion of a project to replace the 62-year-old Tappan Zee that has
PIX11 | August 21, 2017
Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job | PIX11 Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday he is no longer seeking a job at a New York sports talk radio station once he leaves office, disputing a newspaper report that said the station told him he was no longer being considered. The Republican governor said the report published Saturday by the New York Daily News was “completely incorrect.” Christie’s is preve
PIX11 | August 21, 2017
NYC pot arrests continue despite decriminalization push: lawyers | New York Daily News NYC pot arrests continue despite decriminalization push: lawyers
Stoners still face a significant risk of arrest in New York City, according to the Legal Aid Society.
New York Daily News | August 21, 2017
Malliotakis: Housing Authority is city’s ‘biggest slumlord’ | New York Post Malliotakis: Housing Authority is city’s ‘biggest slumlord’
Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis on Monday called the New York City Housing Authority the “biggest slumlord” in the five boroughs and accused Mayor de Blasio of turning a blind eye to its problems. During a meeting with seniors at the Stuyvesant Gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Malliotakis fielded numerous complaints about security, poor sewage and filthy...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Parents killed, 4-year-old injured after tragic hiking accident | New York Post Parents killed, 4-year-old injured after tragic hiking accident
A Buffalo couple was killed — and their young son critically injured — after an apparent fall from a cliff at a western New York hiking trail, according to local reports. Two people hiking at Zoar Valley in Cattaraugus on Sunday afternoon spotted the bodies of the couple, William Green, 33, and his wife, Amanda,...
New York Post | August 21, 2017
Victims of cop gunfight outside skyscraper feel pain years later | New York Daily News Victims of cop gunfight outside skyscraper feel pain years later
Five years ago, Lara Geraghty was headed toward the PATH train on W. 33rd St. when she walked into a bloodbath.
New York Daily News | August 20, 2017
Four people injured in shooting at Brooklyn house party | PIX11 Four people injured in shooting at Brooklyn house party
CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Four people were injured when shots were fired at a house party in Canarsie overnight, the NYPD said. EMS responded to the scene at 1344 East 100th St. in Brooklyn around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. There was a large party in the area when a person began shooting, according to police. Three men and one woman were shot in the incident, according to the NYPD. All four victims were t
PIX11 | August 20, 2017
Woman falls to her death from East Harlem building | New York Daily News Woman falls to her death from East Harlem building
A woman took a fatal plunge from her East Harlem apartment building after a night out with her boyfriend.
New York Daily News | August 20, 2017
Looking for a place to watch the eclipse? Here are some of the best spots in New York | PIX11 Looking for a place to watch the eclipse? Here are some of the best spots in New York
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — New Yorkers are warming up for the solar eclipse party at 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel in Brooklyn  Brooklyn Bridge Park where for $35 you get a “frozen eclipse” cocktail, a lobster roll and a pair of the all important solar eclipse viewing glasses while supplies last. Everyone in the continental United States will have some form of a solar eclipse experience M
PIX11 | August 20, 2017
Two men injured in early morning Brooklyn shooting | PIX11 Two men injured in early morning Brooklyn shooting
BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Two men were injured when a gunman opened fire in Brownsville on Sunday morning, the NYPD said. A 47-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 44-year-old man was grazed in the head, according to police. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. near New Lots Avenue and Watkins Street on Sunday, EMS said. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital and are in serious c
PIX11 | August 20, 2017
Man fights to lock up father-in-law who hired hitman to kill him | New York Post Man fights to lock up father-in-law who hired hitman to kill him
An Upper East Side shipping magnate plans to fight hard Monday to convince a judge to throw away the key on the father-in-law he believes tried to murder him for an $8 million life insurance payout. “I was the intended victim of a ‘murder for hire’ plot initiated and orchestrated by my father-in-law, Anatoly Potik,”...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
How to experience the solar eclipse in New York | New York Post How to experience the solar eclipse in New York
New Yorkers and folks all across the US are ready for today’s epic moon shadow. New York’s view of the “Great American Eclipse” — when the moon will align with the sun in a path visible from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years — begins at 1:23 p.m. Monday and ends...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
I spent a night in Trump’s childhood home | New York Post I spent a night in Trump’s childhood home
President Trump slept, ate and bathed here, and I did, too — but I wouldn’t want to ever go back! Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens is now being rented on Airbnb for $725 a night. It’s not exactly Mar-a-Lago inside. The five-bedroom Jamaica Estates home sits on an unassuming tree-lined block, between two other...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
De Blasio’s ‘special assistants’ costing taxpayers millions | New York Post De Blasio’s ‘special assistants’ costing taxpayers millions
Mayor de Blasio’s spending on his “special assistants” ballooned by $4.6 million over the past fiscal year as he fattened their ranks by nearly 13 percent and doled out raises to those already on staff, The Post has learned. The bloated taxpayer-funded roster of de Blasio’s vaguely titled aides — who are accountable only to...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
The secret, surprising lives of NYC’s hottest subway performers | New York Post The secret, surprising lives of NYC’s hottest subway performers
Look into the loud, sometimes dangerous lives of five of NYC’s most popular subway buskers. The Saw Lady Aka: Natalia Paruz, 40 Favorite station: 42nd Street (N, Q, R, W) Signature sound: Eerie TK In the summer of 1997, Paruz was a ballerina who sold merchandise at Broadway theaters when she decided to play her...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
Pal of alleged Greenpoint killer gets grilled by cops | New York Post Pal of alleged Greenpoint killer gets grilled by cops
Cops on Sunday were questioning a man in the fatal stabbing of a Brooklyn resident as he walked along the street with his wife in Greenpoint, law-enforcement sources said. The man is not a suspect but was with the guy believed to have knifed George Carroll, 42, to death, sources said. The man was being...
New York Post | August 20, 2017
Wife of man fatally stabbed near Brooklyn home asks for donations | New York Daily News Wife of man fatally stabbed near Brooklyn home asks for donations
The wife of a devout Catholic volunteer stabbed to death near a Brooklyn park is asking for donations to cover the cost of his burial.
New York Daily News | August 20, 2017
Two men shot while standing on Brooklyn street corner | New York Daily News Two men shot while standing on Brooklyn street corner
A gunman fired at two men who were standing on a Brooklyn street corner Sunday morning, cops said.
New York Daily News | August 20, 2017
Gunman shoots four people at Brooklyn house party | New York Daily News Gunman shoots four people at Brooklyn house party
The suspect opened fire at the large gathering near 100th St. and Avenue M in Canarsie at about 3 a.m., officials said.
New York Daily News | August 20, 2017
2 Long Island high school football coaches reassigned after teen player death | PIX11 2 Long Island high school football coaches reassigned after teen player death
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. — Two football coaches at a suburban New York high school where a teenager suffered a fatal injury at a preseason practice will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation. The superintendent of the Sachem School District says the head football coach at Sachem East High School and another member of the coaching staff will be reassigned. Police say 16-year-old Joshua
PIX11 | August 20, 2017