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Is your Facebook down? It’s not just you | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
Facebook went down midday on Monday,  according to reports on social media. Over 1,000 people reported the site was totally blacked out as of 12 p.m., according to on Downdetector.com The reports came from across the United States, with the majority coming from the northeastern parts, with New Yor...
New Jersey business owner accused of sexually assaulting underage customer | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
HOWELL, N.J. — A business owner is accused of sexually assaulting an underage customer inside his Howell, New Jersey store, authorities said Monday. Brian Young, 52, the owner of Big Frog Custom T-shirts & More, located in the Howell Center Shopping Plaza on Route 9, was arrested Friday and ch...
Tribeca man, 29, killed by hit-and-run driver remembered as
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
A 29-year-old Tribeca man killed by a hit-and-run driver was “full of life” and made everyone around him happy, devastated friends and relatives said Monday. Niklas Ahern, 29, from Tribeca, was fatally struck as he crossed a Queens street just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the silver fo...
City Council expected to introduce bill to eliminate public advocate's office | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
Legislation that would eliminate the city Public Advocate’s office is expected to be introduced in the City Council later this week. The bill, which was first reported by Politico, would eliminate the post held by current Public Advocate Letitia James and would throw what promises to be a crowded....
New York State bill to boost prisoner health care to be introduced following reports of treatment that led to 50 deaths | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
Prisoner health care must be significantly improved and staffing levels should be regularly monitored, a state lawmaker said Monday following reports of horrific medical abuses that led to 50 deaths over the past five years. State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) will introduce legislatio...
Freight train staffers honored for rescuing disoriented elderly woman from tracks | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
When freight train brakeman Connor Ray saw a shadowy figure sitting on the tracks inside a dark Brooklyn tunnel, he instinctively knew what had to be done. Ray and two colleagues were guiding a train as it slowly moved in reverse at the end of the line by the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Sept. 5 at...
EXCLUSIVE: Stabbed ACS translator never saw her attacker coming, family says | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
A translator for ACS stabbed by a Brooklyn grandpa during a child welfare check never saw her attacker coming, the victim’s family says. “He was very sneaky,” said Sophia, daughter of Anna Yuen, who remains hospitalized after the crazed attack. “He just came out of the room and grabbed the k...
EXCLUSIVE: 50 New York state prisoners died due to inadequate medical care over the past five years, death reports reveal | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
When Maureen Heatley last saw her son he was crying uncontrollably on the floor of his upstate New York prison. Todd Heatley was so distraught and confused he didn’t recognize his mother despite her weekly visits to the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo. “He was totally disoriented,” Ma...
City taking fresh approaches to help record number of homeless kids do better in school | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
City officials are teaming up to address record homelessness among New York City public school students — about one in 10 of whom live in shelters or doubled up with family and friends. The 114,000 homeless kids are more likely to miss class and less likely to meet reading and math standards and.....
Ex-National Guard soldier who kicked drugs graduates from Manhattan Veterans Treatment Court | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
He was a junkie, a drunk, and an accused drug dealer who had done time in prison, so even Fernando Basby was convinced he would never turn his life around. But three years after his arrest for allegedly hawking heroin on an East Harlem street corner, the former Army National Guard soldier is clean.....
“He got me from behind. Otherwise it would have been different,
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
The off-duty cop whose face was bashed by a random attacker in Brooklyn says he would have turned the tables if his assailant hadn’t ambushed him. “He got me from behind. Otherwise it would have been different,” the 29-year-old officer told the Daily News, speaking on condition of anonymity. ...
Community leaders want subway attack of Brooklyn woman investigated as hate crime | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
Community and elected officials rallied Monday behind a Brooklyn woman who was beaten and stabbed in what police and family members described as a racial attack on a busy subway platform. Ann Marie Washington, 57, was recovering from surgery to repair a collapsed lung after she was stabbed in the...
Private companies have worse track record than MTA in subway elevators | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
When it comes to functioning subway elevators, the Barclays Center makes the MTA look good. Barclays Center is among the private, non-government entities responsible for maintaining dozens of elevators at subway stations — and most do a lousy job of it, new data shows. An elevator Barclays Center....
Charged in punch death, truck driver is cleared — widow is furious | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
A truck driver accused of manslaughter after a man he punched during an argument over a parking space near the Javits Center has been acquitted. A Manhattan jury last month cleared Julio Baez of manslaughter and assault charges. Now 26 and living in Brooklyn, Baez refused comment, but said through...
Large group wielding a bat and cane attacks man, 20, in brutal Bronx beatdown | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 12, 2018
A 20-year-old man was badly beaten on a Bronx street by a large group of assailants, with at least one of them armed with a bat and another with a cane, police said Monday. Kiro Carter was in critical condition at Lincoln Hospital. His attackers, possibly as many as 12, are still being sought. ...
Brooklyn mom suffers collapsed lung in apparently racially motivated subway attack | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
BROOKLYN — A Flatbush woman was punched and stabbed in a random subway attack that was driven by hate, her family told PIX11. Ann Marie Washington, 57, was leaving the Church Avenue station on the B and Q lines Friday evening on her way home from work when the attack happened. A witness is seen on...
No. 3 Irish plan to start QB Book against No. 12 Syracuse | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book should be back as the No. 1 quarterback for No. 3 Notre Dame this week. Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday that Book, who missed Notre Dame’s victory against Florida State on Saturday night with an upper body injury, is expected to practice Tuesday. If there are no set...
Police searching for naked man peeping Tom in NJ town | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A naked peeping Tom has been spotted multiple times in Hillsborough Township, police said. The man wears a black cloth to cover his face and appears to be wearing a black wig. He was most recently seen on Meadowbrook Drive on Nov. 1, police said. He was captured on...
Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for U.S. | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
HARRISON, N.J. — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too. Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:44 sp...
PIX11 fights to help veterans get services they need | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
Petty officer William Alvarez served in the United States Naval Reserve and now lives in the Jefferson Houses in Harlem. He says there is never consistent heat or hot water. “We need help,” begged Alvarez. A spokesperson told PIX11 news, “There was an issue in the heating plant at Jefferson Ho...
Off-duty NYPD officer assaulted while walking his dog in Brooklyn | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — An off-duty officer was walking his dog in Brooklyn when he was beaten in an unprovoked attack, the NYPD said Sunday. The 29-year-old NYPD officer was walking near Williams Court and East 11th Street in Sheepshead Bay shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday when he was approached...
Nassau couple charged in the barbell beating murder of woman’s mom | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
NASSAU COUNTY — A Lynbrook woman and her boyfriend walked out of Nassau County District Court in handcuffs Monday, charged with murdering the woman’s mother over what detectives say was a dispute involving a dating app. “She co-conspired with her boyfriend to kill her mother,” said Stephen F...
Valley Stream veterans mark holiday with $7,000 gift of new accessible ramp | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
Over 100 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got down and dirty at the American Legion in Valley Stream to build a much-needed handicapped accessible ramp. The hall received a $7,000 grant through the Celebration of Service program, sponsored by Home Depot, which gives back to those who ha...
‘Soiled train’ tweet prompts speculation, hilarious gifs | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
NEW YORK — It’s not uncommon for alerts about trains being taken out of service in New York City to prompt social media outcry, but one such alert caused a different kind of stir Monday morning. A “soiled train” prompted northbound F and M trains to run express through part of Ma...
Airplane banner denounces Jets’ partnership with MGM | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets’ gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read...
Man, 29, killed by hit-and-run driver in Queens: NYPD | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
FOREST HILLS, Queens — A 29-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Queens Sunday, the NYPD said. The victim, identified as Niklas Ahern, was crossing the street when he was hit by a car barreling through the intersection at Continental Avenue and Slocum Crescent in the Fores...
Food carts to receive letter grades like NYC restaurants | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
NEW YORK  — New York City officials say food carts and trucks will soon receive letter grades similar to the grades given to city restaurants. Health Department Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Health Corrine Schiff says every cart will receive newly designed decals, and the corresponding al...
NYC lawmaker proposes getting rid of public advocate position to save money | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
Public Advocate Letitia James won the race for attorney general on Election Day and now a group of City Council Members want to axe her current position when she leaves. “Now’s the opportunity for New Yorkers and the chance to actually have this conversation,” said City Councilman ...
First snowflakes of the season spotted in NYC | PIX11
PIX11 | November 12, 2018
NEW YORK — The first snowflakes of the season were spotted in SoHo Monday morning — but if you’re a snow lover, don’t get too excited. Flakes were visible during flurries around 6:05 a.m. when PIX11’s Kirstin Cole reported live in SoHo. The brief stir-up happened hours after th...
SEE IT: NYPD cop sings Backstreet Boys from his patrol car | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
Call it police car karaoke. An NYPD cop belting out a Backstreet Boys hit over the intercom of his police cruiser has become the star of a hilarious new Instagram video. The clip, shot Saturday afternoon near Astor Place in the East Village, shows a cop using his police cruiser’s public address...
Watch: NYPD cop sings Backstreet Boys over patrol car speakers | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — An NYPD cop caught on camera belting out a Backstreet Boys classic from the driver’s seat of his patrol car is delighting the internet. Jordan Haskins spotted the officer singing “I Want it That Way” using the public address system of the car on Saturd...
GRIDLOCK SAM: Honor our veterans, and get around the traffic | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
Nov. 11-17 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR VETERANS DAY You will have two opportunities to show your appreciation for our veterans: Sunday’s Fifth Avenue Parade and Monday’s Lower Manhattan festival on Broadway. The Veterans Day Parade Sunday closes Fifth Ave. from 23rd to....
NYPD cops receive same penalty despite very different charges | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
An NYPD detective brought up on departmental charges for challenging another officer to a sanctioned boxing match received the same discipline as a highway cop accused of roughing up his girlfriend, the Daily News has learned. After their department trials, Detective David Terrell and Police Officer...
EXCLUSIVE: NYPD captain retires after pulling over motorist in a drunken stupor — sources | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
A veteran NYPD captain accused of pulling over a motorist while off duty and boozed-up quietly retired shortly after he was found guilty at a departmental trial — one of four recent discipline decisions involving drunken driving in which officers were given a second chance rather than fired, the.....
Go away 50-a! Pols hope new democrat-led Albany will repeal roadblock to NYPD transparency | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
City officials hope Albany’s new Democrat-led legislature will change a decades-old civil service law that bars the release of an NYPD officer’s disciplinary record — and keeps the public “in the dark about who is serving their community.” "In a day and age in which we're talking about men...
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'honored' by push to name Brooklyn Municipal Building after her | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
The “Notorious RBG” is “honored” by the push to name a Brooklyn public building in her name. A group of elected officials and thousands online want the city to name the Brooklyn Municipal Building after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 85-year-old top jurist, who was raised in ...
FAA must speed up its plan to address airline passengers' complaints about small seats: Schumer | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
The feds must do more to stop airlines from shrinking seat sizes to jam in as many passengers as possible, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration is required to establish minimum seat size criteria under a provision pushed by Schumer this September. Under that provision,...
Off-duty NYPD officer beaten while walking his dog in Brooklyn | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
An off-duty cop out walking his dog suffered a fractured cheek bone in a seemingly unprovoked attack in Brooklyn, police said Sunday. The 29-year-old NYPD officer was walking his pooch along Williams Court and E. 11th St. in Sheepshead Bay just before 9 a.m. Thursday when a man approached him and...
Con Ed to spend $270M on MTA work — and you'll pay for it on your electric bill | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
Con Edison’s customers may be forced to juice up the MTA by covering $270 million worth of repairs to subway electrical systems. That’s the shocking price tag of Con Ed’s work under state order for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissio...
Gramercy residents furious over construction noise, garbage at Washington Irving HS | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
Gramercy residents are fuming about a 19-month-old school construction project that’s turned the neighborhood into an unbearably loud dumping ground, saying their near-daily complaints are routinely ignored by the de Blasio administration and elected officials. The eye-ear-and-nose sore is Washing...
CARIBBEAT: Legit commuter van operators — and passengers — are winners in bill passed by City Council | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
A city bill — closing the loopholes used by unscrupulous, illegal and rogue commuter van operators — was recently passed by the City Council, according to a spokesman for Councilman Jumaane Williams, the bill's sponsor. The legislation — which would become law with Mayor de Blasio's signature ...
Hit-and-run driver critically injures pedestrian on Queens street | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 11, 2018
A hit-and-run driver slammed into a pedestrian on a Queens street Sunday evening, leaving the victim critically injured. The driver, who was behind the wheel of a silver four-door sedan, struck the pedestrian on Continental Ave. near Slocum Crescent in Forest Hills just before 5:30 p.m., police...
Program pairs veterans, active duty service members with songwriters to craft healing songs about experiences | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
On this Veterans Day, we salute a program called SongwritingWith:Soldiers; the program pairs veterans and active duty service members with professional songwriters to craft songs about their military experience. Josh Geartz served in the army in Kosovo and Iraq from 1999 to 2004 and going on a Song...
NY to spend $6.8M to expand after-school funding | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state will invest $6.8 million in existing after-school programs in order to expand the number of children they can reach. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding last week. The money will go to 15 high-need school districts and community organizations...
NYC parade honors veterans, marks 100 years since end of WWI | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
NEW YORK  — Marching bands played patriotic songs and onlookers waved American flags as the annual Veterans Day Parade made its way through New York City on Sunday. The parade honored those who have served as well as those currently in military service, and also commemorated the 100th anniversary...
Watch live: New York City Veterans Day Parade | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
PIX11 is live at the New York City Veterans Day Parade to honor the service and personal sacrifice of the women and men enlisted in our Armed Forces. The largest Veterans Day event in the nation, Sunday’s parade will feature tens of thousands of marchers, including more than 300 units.   This ye...
16-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Huntington, police looking for attacker | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
HUNTINGTON, NY — A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man early Sunday morning, Suffolk County Police Department officials said. She was with a friend on Prospect Street, just off of Main Street, around 1:15 a.m. when she was attacked, a police spokesperson said. The teen was taken to ...
Sisters’ tragic end in NY shows perils for runaways | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad. Tala Farea, 16, and Rot...
Junior is honored on what would have been 16th birthday as bodega owners seek help in gang fight | PIX11
PIX11 | November 11, 2018
NEW YORK — Bodega owners across the city asked the NYPD to give them training in life saving techniques; their plea came Sunday on what would have been Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’ 16th birthday. Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed by alleged members of the Trinitarios Gang at ...
Country bar mass shooter Ian Long paused for Instagram post in middle of rampage | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | November 10, 2018
The ex-Marine who gunned down a dozen people in a California bar reportedly paused to muse about his mental health on social media in the midst of of his deadly rampage. Ian David Long, 28, posted on social media that he was bored, not crazy — and wondered whether people would believe he was ratio...