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Body found in NYC river ID’d as cabbie struggling with depression | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 27, 2018
A body pulled from in the East River last week was identified as a despondent, financially troubled cabbie who vanished earlier this month.
7-year-old boy on scooter fatally hit by MTA bus in Bronx | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 27, 2018
The child, Shevon Bethea, headed onto Webster Ave. near E. 184th St. around 3:30 p.m., where an oncoming MTA bus struck him, a witness said.
Video shows NYPD rescue two distressed kayakers from Jamaica Bay | PIX11
PIX11 | May 27, 2018
JAMAICA BAY, Long Island —  Police released dramatic video which captured the rescue of two people who fell off of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay, police said Saturday. NYPD aviation responded to a report of two men that fell off of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay around 5:20 p.m.. When authorities arri...
Man sought for assault of 81-year-old in Brooklyn | PIX11
PIX11 | May 27, 2018
KENSINGTON, Brooklyn — Authorities are searching for a man who attacked an 81-year-old man in Brooklyn, police said Saturday. On  Wednesday, just after 7:30p.m., a man followed an 81-year-old man into his apartment building located near East 10th Street and Foster Avenue, police said. That’...
Yadira Arroyo’s accused killer fit for trial, psychiatrist finds | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
The judge overseeing the case will rule on Gonzalez’s fitness on June 22, a spokeswoman for the Bronx DA said Friday.
Bronx boy’s death ruled homicide as cops question mom, stepdad | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
Messiah Allen, 3, was found unconscious and bruised at his home in the Sotomayor Houses on Bruckner Blvd. in the Bronx.
Suspects crash after leading cops on high-speed chase in Brooklyn | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
The madcap motorist slammed into an SUV and an officer fired a shot as they approached the suspects’ car, police and witnesses said.
Longtime Harlem assemblyman Herman Farrell dead at 86 | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
Groundbreaking New York politician Herman (Denny) Farrell, who represented Harlem for 42 years in the state assembly, died Saturday.
Hail of late-night Bronx gunfire leaves man hit in head, killed | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
Cops are looking for two men who ran off shortly after 22-year-old Cheyenne Carter’s shooting.
Suspect emerges in Brooklyn rapper's shooting death | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
Cops are looking for James Oliver, 39, in connection with the murder of Darnell (Mook Mula) Pettway.
Bronx man charged with toddler's death after claiming boy fell | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
The Bronx man who claimed a 3-year-old boy’s fatal injuries were caused by a tumble out of a stroller was charged with the child’s death.
Body found in East River ID’d as cabbie who killed himself | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 26, 2018
A floating body found in the East River was identified as Kenny Chow, a despondent cabbie who went missing earlier this month.
Man, 36, arrested in death of 3-year-old boy | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — An arrest has been made in the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious with bruises on his face in the Bronx. Kenneth Lynch, 36, was arrested a day after Messiah Allen, 3, was found unconscious inside the Soto Mayor Houses in Soundview. Messiah was taken to the ...
Officer fires shot following car chase in Brooklyn | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A police officer fired a shot at a vehicle after they were led on a chase in Brooklyn. It happened around 11 p.m. when a party boat discharged its passengers around 58th Street and First Avenue in Sunset Park, and a large dispute took place, police said. Police responded to...
Former Assemblyman Herman ‘Denny’ Farrell Jr. dies, Governor’s office says | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
NEW YORK — Former Assemblyman Herman Farrell Jr. has died, the governor’s office announced Saturday. While in office, “Denny” Farrell represented West Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights and was first elected in 1974. Farrell played a pivotal role in the passage of several significant piec...
Man punched during dispute with train performers | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
NEW YORK — A man was punched by a subway performer during a dispute on the train last week. It happened on May 12 around 3 p.m. when the victim, 28, was on board a southbound E train. While on the train, he was kicked on the leg by one of two male performers doing a back flip during a train perfor...
NYC beach season kicks off on Memorial Day weekend | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
NEW YORK — It’s officially beach season in New York City! Not only did the city’s eight public beaches opened for the season Saturday, city dwellers are celebrating the designation of the Coney Island Boardwalk as a scenic landmark on its 95th birthday. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials ...
7-year-old boy struck, killed by MTA bus in the Bronx: police | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx— A seven-year-old boy was struck and killed by an MTA bus in the Bronx, police said Saturday. The child was struck on East 184th St. and Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights just before 3:30 p.m., according to police. When officers arrived, they found seven-year-old Shevon ...
2 injured after glass falls in construction site | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
NEW YORK — Two men were injured following a construction accident in Manhattan. The incident happened around 217 W. 57th Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. Crews responded to reports of a large glass panel that fell off the building and injured a construction worker, FDNY said. He was tak...
Owner arrested after two dogs were left inside hot car | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — Two dogs were rescued after they were locked inside a hot car in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. NYPD Emergency Service Unit responded to 64th Street in Brooklyn and quickly gained access to the dogs, NYPD Special Ops said on Twitter. Oxygen was administered as the dogs were ...
Community activists arrested while protesting the sale of K2 in Brooklyn | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
BEDSTUY, Brooklyn — Several community activists from the National Action Network were arrested Friday afternoon during a protest of places suspected of selling K2 in Brooklyn. They sat in front of the Big Boy Deli at the corner of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn and refused to move. BREAKIN...
Water main break floods streets in Hell’s Kitchen | PIX11
PIX11 | May 26, 2018
HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — Several streets were flooded following a water main break in Manhattan Saturday morning. Authorities were called about the pipe burst along West 56th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues around shortly after 5 a.m., just a few blocks away from Carnegie Hall. Crews s...
Queens suspect nabbed for shooting slay of 20-year-old man | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Cops busted a Queens man they say blasted a 20-year-old man and left him for dead in the street.
Activists rally for reforms at Harlem school amid abuse lawsuits | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Parents and activists rallied at Public School 194 in Harlem on Thursday, calling for reforms at the troubled school.
Pols urge schools to add more social workers for homeless kids | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
City Council members rallied to call on Education Dept. officials to double the number of social workers for homeless students.
NYC man set free from prison after judge rules 25 years is enough | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
A New York City man walked free for the first time in decades after a federal judge ruled he’d done enough time for his crimes.
NYC man loved pizza before giant spatula beating at eatery: suit | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
A Bronx legal assistant is seeking some dough after a pizza maker was charged with brutally assaulting him inside a Manhattan slice shop.
Teen who stole elderly Bronx woman’s purse at gunpoint busted | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Abdoul Bah, 16, is accused of taking a 76-year-old woman’s purse at gunpoint and shoving her onto the pavement Tuesday.
Economic development big paid to fly Cuomo to daughter's wedding | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Cuomo's 2017 financial disclosure statement showed that Howard Zemsky paid more than $1,000 on the flight to and from Buffalo.
Pre-teen posted to Snapchat about suicide before leaping off roof | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
The 11-year-old girl who jumped 16 stories to her death in East Harlem left a suicide note on social media, friends and police sources said.
Harvey Weinstein’s family driver cuffed over clash with paparazzo | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein's family driver was arrested Thursday after he got into a fracas with a photographer, police said.
Hedge fund exec charged with bribing Seabrook set to plead guilty | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
The hedge funder accused of bribing former correction officers’ union boss Norman Seabrook is expected to plead guilty Friday.
Racist Manhattan lawyer gets envelope stuffed with white powder | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Cops and firefighters descended on racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg's former Midtown office Thursday after someone mailed him the substance.
Out-of-control driver hits pedestrian, hydrant — drenching street | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
A driver lost control of his car — jumping the curb and plowing into a pedestrian, a pole, a parked car and a fire hydrant, witnesses said.
Queens teen hit-and-run driver cuffed after crash kills woman | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | May 25, 2018
Cops busted a 19-year-old man who blew through a red light and smashed into another car — killing a young woman — and then fled, cops said.
Puppy stolen from Long Island pet shop | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
HUNTINGTON STATION, L.I. — A Long Island pet shop is asking for your help after a puppy was stolen from the store. Surveillance video released by Petite Pets in Huntington Station shows a woman walking into the shop Thursday afternoon. She then picks up a puppy and puts it in her bag while staff ...
NYC woman in labor officiates wedding of another woman in labor | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
NEW YORK — A woman in labor at a New York hospital officiated the wedding of another woman in labor whose wedding plans were put on hold when her water broke. Sushma Dwivedi was in the middle of getting an epidural when her anesthesiologist told her there was a couple a few doors down looking f...
3-year-old boy dies after he was found unconscious, bruised | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — Authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy after he was found unconscious with bruises on his face in the Bronx late Thursday. It happened around 11:34 p.m. when police responded to a 911 call inside an apartment along Bruckner Blvd. and Rosedale Ave. in Sou...
Woman’s body washes ashore in Coney Island | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A woman’s body washed ashore in Coney Island Friday, police said. It happened about 7 a.m. near West 25th Street and Boardwalk West, police said. The deceased has been identified only as a 21-year-old woman, police said. She was pronounced dead on arrival. There we...
Employees tied up, robbed at Queens beauty salon | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
ELMHURST, Queens — Authorities are searching for three men who allegedly tied up two women before stealing  property and cash from a Queens beauty salon, police said Friday. Three men entered an Elmhurst  beauty salon at 86-14 Whitney Ave., around 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, according to police. The me...
Amber Alert: Toddler abducted in upstate NY may be in ‘imminent danger,’ officials say | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
WAYNE COUNTY, N.Y. — An Amber Alert was issued Friday for a toddler officials say was abducted in Wayne County two days prior and may be in “imminent danger.” Owen Hildago-Calderon, who is about 14 months old, was taken on Joy Road Wednesday around 9:48 a.m., New York Public Safety of...
Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe: officials | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police Friday morning to face charges involving an aspiring actress who said he forced her to perform oral sex on him, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come ou...
Car collides with empty school bus in Queens | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
WOODHAVEN, Queens —Two people suffered minor injuries after a school bus and a car collided in Queens Friday morning. The incident happened around 5:37 a.m. along Atlantic Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens. A car collided with an unoccupied school bus, according to FDNY. A second car was sh...
Childhood friends who loved shopping for their little girls build successful children’s gift box business | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
Brooklyn—They were childhood friends, growing up only blocks from each other in Brooklyn. And their friendship remained tight through the years. “We have a lot of family ties. High school, kept in touch thru college, and then this idea came,” Riki Meris-Koulouroudis said. Now, Effie an...
1 month left until Glaser’s Bakery closes its doors for good after 116 years | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
NEW YORK— Customers can’t help but feel like they’ve stepped back in time when they walk through the door of Glaser’s Bakery. “Since 1902. My grandfather was smart. He bought it then,” Herb Glaser said. “Actually, the built in cabinets were put in in 1918. That’s when...
4-year-old girl critically injured in fall from window in Newark | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was critically injured when she fell from a fourth-floor window in Newark. The fall was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Authorities were told the girl was playing in an “upstairs area” of the building and fell out of a window. S...
Boat packed with prom attendees involved in Hudson River crash | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
HOBOKEN, N.J. — A prom ended abruptly when two yachts collided on the Hudson River. Weehawken High School students were holding their prom on a docked yacht Thursday night when another boat rear-ended it around 8 p.m. No one on the boat was injured. Weehawken High School students disembarked the D...
Driver in deadly New Jersey school bus crash due in court | PIX11
PIX11 | May 25, 2018
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway last week, killing a student and a teacher and injuring more than 40 others, is due in court. Hudy Muldrow Sr. faces two charges of vehicular homicide. He’s scheduled for an initial court ap...
Brooklyn Eagle | May 25, 2018
Actress Erin Richards has bought a two-story bedstone house in Bedford-Stuyvesant for $1.62 million, the
Brooklyn Eagle | May 25, 2018
Councilmember Justin Brannan, the NYC Department of Transportation, parents and students were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony yes