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Tiffany holiday sales suffered because Chinese customers spent less on vacation | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
Holiday season sales were down just a tad last year at Tiffany & Co., a loss attributed in part to its Chinese customers spending less while vacationing, the company announced Friday. The jewelry giant reported a worldwide net sales drop of 1% for the final two months of 2018, although Tiffany...
Sexual harassment a problem for nearly half of working women in New York: poll | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
Nearly half of the women with jobs in New York state have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new poll that also delivers depressing news about race relations and discrimination. As the MeToo movement gains momentum across the country, New Yorkers weighed on the issue,...
Kranepool, Boone to receive Thurman Munson awards | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
Mets 1969 World Series champion Ed Kranepool and Yankees manager Aaron Boone will be honored at next month's Thurman Munson awards dinner. They will be joined Feb. 5 by Yankees Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar, along with Giants two-time Super Bowl champion Zak DeOssie. The Munson awards are presen...
'Baby Hope' child murder case officially dismissed following death of suspect last year | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
The heartbreaking “Baby Hope” murder case was formally dismissed in court Thursday following the November death of the suspect who was set to stand trial. Conrado Juarez, 58, whose trial for the 1991 abduction and killing of 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo was supposed to start in March, died in cu...
Second man dies in hammer attack in Brooklyn | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
A second man has died in the unhinged hammer attack in a Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn, police said. Kheong Ng-Thang, 61, died at NYU-Langone Hospital Friday. He and two other men were beaten, allegedly by Arthur Martunovich, in the Seaport Buffet on Emmons Ave. in Sheepshead Bay shortly after...
NYC Correction waited nearly a month to charge two inmates who groped a correction officer at the Horizon teen jail | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
A pair of pervy inmates who groped a correction officer at the troubled Horizon teen jail on Christmas Eve were finally charged on Thursday — after almost a month of sustained pressure from her union, its president said. The two teens grabbed an officer’s butt at the Bronx juvenile facility at.....
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
While several restaurants have left the Columbia Street Waterfront District, three new ones may bring foodies’ attention back to the neighborhood. The first is Krok at 117 Columbia St. The menu focuses on dishes from northern Thailand and includes a variety of papaya salads, grilled Thai street fo...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
Thousands of Coney Island residents have signed a petition calling upon Trader Joe’s to open a store in Coney Island. The petition’s co-organizer, who only identified himself as Alex, admitted that he owns three apartments in the neighborhood and that he wants a Trader Joe’s because he believe...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
Here’s what the development on DUMBO’s old Watchtower parking lot will look like. Publicists for CIM Group and LIVWRK sent reporters new renderings of 85 Jay St., the Morris Adjmi-designed condo and rental-apartment development at 85 Jay St. The drawings show two towers, each 21 stories ...
Brooklyn man shot dead steps from mom's door, 19 months after his brother's murder | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
A Brooklyn man headed to his mom’s home to discuss how to pay for his slain brother’s tombstone was shot dead Thursday just feet from her doorstep, police and the victim’s relatives said. William Ortiz, 30, collapsed in the hallway outside his mom’s 13th-floor apartment in the Lafayette Gard...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
The unusually high number of car crashes in Southwest Brooklyn is starting to get some serious attention from city officials. In the wake of the revelation that 17 car accidents took place in the course of just a single day, Jan. 14, Councilmember Justin Brannan and Community Board 10 District Manag...
Customer donations expected to save Upper West Side used book store | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
Don’t close the book just yet on a well-liked Upper West Side used book shop. A GoFundMe page is coming to the rescue of Westsider Rare & Used Books. The store’s owners expect the page will raise the $50,000 they need to cover back rent. As of Thursday night, 449 donors had promised nearly $35,0...
Amtrak cancels weekend trips in region | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
New York survived round one of the first winter storm of the year But travelers are not out of the cold yet. The winter storm forced Amtrak to cancel trips across the Northeast and Midwest, the passenger rail operator said Friday. Eight trips are canceled over weekend, including on Saturday two...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
Heather Kramer notices the trash piling up along Cross Bay Boulevard as it bisects Gateway National Recreation Area, where she worked last year. Under normal circumstances, employees with the National Park Service (NPS) workers would pick up the garbage — but they are all furloughed during the go...
GRIDLOCK SAM: Women will be marching, and streets will be closed | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
Friday, Jan. 18-Sunday, Jan. 20 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Neither snow, rain or ice will keep women’s rights groups from taking to the streets Saturday in two separate demonstrations. The Women’s March on NYC with a start time of 11 a.m. will assemble on Central Park.....
Good Samaritan returns $8,000 to upstate NY limo crash victim's widow | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
GLOVERSVILLE — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York. Terry Brubaker says she was driving through Gloversville Monday when she saw money floating through the air. Brubaker stopped...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
ON THIS DAY IN 1893, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison are the only men living who have filled the office of President of the United States. They were the two candidates voted for at the last two general elections. The Indiana statesman succeeded the New Yo...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
Authorities confirmed Friday that a second victim has succumbed to his injuries after a hammer-wielding attacker smashed his way through a Sheepshead Bay restaurant earlier this week. According to police, 34-year-old Arthur Martunovich entered Seaport Buffet at 2027 Emmons Ave. just after 5 p.m. on ...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 18, 2019
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Dave Bautista, who was born in 1969; actor Karan Brar, who was born in 1999; filmmaker John Boorman, who was born in 1933; actor and director Kevin Costner, who was born in 1955; actress Jane Horrocks, who was born in 1964; actor Jesse L. Martin, who wa...
2 arrested after over 20 animals found inside Long Island home: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 18, 2019
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — A man and a woman were arrested after 24 animals were found inside their Long Island home, living in deplorable conditions, the Suffolk County SPCA said. Crystal Porter, 30, and Daniel Barker, 43, were arrested Wednesday after Suffolk County SPCA found four dogs, 19 cats and one...
Person struck by train in Queens; several subway lines face service changes | PIX11
PIX11 | January 18, 2019
QUEENS — A person was struck by a train in Queens Friday morning, prompting service changes for several subway lines. The person was struck at Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av., according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. His or her condition is not yet known. The E, F, M, Q, R and No. 7 trai...
Hidden NY: Nonnas run the kitchen at Enoteca Maria | PIX11
PIX11 | January 18, 2019
STATEN ISLAND — How many times have you eaten at a restaurant and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so good. They must have my grandma in the kitchen!’ Steps from the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, you’ll find a quaint restaurant called Enoteca Maria on Hyatt Street. Who will you find in t...
Trio robs 72-year-old woman of fanny pack, containing $200: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 18, 2019
CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Authorities are looking for the trio accused of robbing a 72-year-old woman in Brooklyn. The victim was followed from Kings Plaza Mall and onto a bus by two women and a man on Jan. 15, said authorities. The woman was then followed off the bus along Flatlands Avenue and East 80...
Subway sex attacker targets woman on No. 4 train, then jumps onto tracks to escape: cops | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 18, 2019
A woman suffered a straphanger’s nightmare when a perverted thief sexually abused and robbed her, cops said. The suspect, who’s still on the loose, forced himself on his 27-year-old victim as soon as she stepped on the No. 4 train at Franklin Ave. at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, cops said. First he tried...
Food bank for federal workers opens in the Bronx | PIX11
PIX11 | January 18, 2019
MORRISANIA, the Bronx — The partial government shutdown has dragged on for nearly a month, causing more concern among people over making ends meet. With each missed paycheck, federal workers are concerned about bills and putting food on the table. About 10,000 people who live in New York City are ...
Wife of NY Rangers' hall-of-famer Brian Leetch expected to settle her bar fight case next week | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The wife of Rangers great Brian Leetch and her sister are expected to clear up their 2018 bar fight case in criminal court next week. Mary Beth Leetch and Tracy Murphy were briefly in Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday. Their lawyers asked for an extra week to hammer out a deal. The details of the...
Off-duty NYPD cop pistol-whipped during East Village robbery | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A pistol-packing mugger sent an off-duty cop to the hospital Thursday with head injuries after smashing the officer in the face during an East Village stick-up. The 28-year-old cop was walking near Third Ave. and 13th St. about 5:45 a.m. when a gun-toting thief ran up on him and demanded his valuabl...
New York to get hit with two snowstorms, subzero wind chills through the weekend | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
It won’t be hard to chill out this weekend. A pair of storms are set to give New Yorkers a double dose of winter misery through the weekend, followed by Arctic-level temperatures overnight on Sunday. A mild system is expected to blow through the city on Thursday night into Friday, dumping an inch....
Brooklyn man, 27, run down by hit-and-run driver has died, still no arrrests | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A 27-year-old man run down by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn earlier this week has died, officials said Thursday. Fernando Trejo was crossing 52nd St. and Third Ave. — about five blocks from his Sunset Park home — about 12:30 a.m. Monday when the vehicle slammed into him. Medics rushed Trejo.....
ALLAN WERNICK: 2019 should be a Dream come true in New York State | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Finally some good news for immigrants: This year we should see the enactment of the New York Dream Act. The Dream Act will allow undocumented immigrants to get New York State financial aid. With Gov. Cuomo’s strong endorsement of the act and the state legislature solidly in Democratic control,...
Woman killed in Brooklyn apartment | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A Brooklyn woman was killed inside her Brooklyn apartment, authorities said Thursday. Loretta Witherspoon, 40, was found dead inside her Wortman Ave. apartment in East New York about 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 3, police said. Witherspoon was discovered in her living room in the Linden Houses, cops said....
'Still idiots up in Times Square': New NYPD emails show large surveillance operation of Black Lives Matter protesters | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
In the wake of the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the NYPD carried out a large surveillance operation of protesters — and in one instance mocked the “idiots up in Times Square,” new records reveal. The 228 pages of NYPD emails from November 2014 to January 2015 obtained thro...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Police have deemed the death of a 40-year-old woman, found unconscious inside her East New York apartment in October 2018, as a homicide. Loretta Witherspoon was found in the living room of her fifth-floor apartment of the Linden Houses unconscious and unresponsive. When the ambulance arrived on the...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
A Brownsville grandmother is looking for answers after more than a dozen NYPD officers kept her and her family imprisoned inside their apartment for more than 16 hours, according to a newly filed federal lawsuit. When Rolinda Walls heard loud pounding on the door of her Dumont Avenue apartment on Oc...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Though he is not a large man overall, President and CEO Joe Bruno filled Helen Keller Services’s new multipurpose conference room with the pride of well-earned accomplishment. After passing a tortuous course of applications, inspections and requests for funding, HKS’s new center on 180 Livingsto...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Brooklyn boxer Adam Kownacki may hold a whopping undefeated 18-0 ratio so far this season, but even so, he wasn’t prepared for the outpouring of support that greeted him at Greenpoint’s Amber Steak House on Tuesday, where the Polish immigrant was hosting a neighborhood meet-and-greet. “I’m s...
Back-to-back storm systems expected to bring snow to tri-state area | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
NEW YORK — Back-to-back snow storms are expected to move through the tri-state area within the next few days, bringing a chance of plowable snow in many areas. The first storm will move in from the Midwest Thursday night into Friday morning.  Areas north and west of New York City could see accumu...
Woman dragged, choked in attempted rape in the Bronx: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
BELMONT, the Bronx — Cops are searching for the man accused of putting a woman in a chokehold and attempted to rape her in the Bronx, police said early Wednesday. A 22-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of East 189th Street and Belmont Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. when a man approached her, p...
Rape suspect has unlikely story of how 11-year-old had his baby | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday—the same day he told WTEN‘s Anya Tucker ...
Mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Da Silva convicted of robbery for holding up Queens bank | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Da Silva was convicted of robbery Thursday for holding up a Queens bank. Sergio Da Silva, 32, was on trial for the Aug. 24, 2017, robbery in which he allegedly said he had a gun and threatened to shoot a bank teller before making off with $46,000. The brawler jumped...
Harden scores 58 points in Rockets’ OT loss to Nets | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
HOUSTON — Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points. “The man had 60 and we won,” Dinwiddie said, shaking his h...
Crook uses car to burglarize Long Island gas station — police | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Some thieves use wire hangers to pick locks. This guy used a Hyundai. Long Island cops busted a boneheaded burglar who drove his car into a Suffolk County gas station — just so he could burglarize the place, officials said Thursday. Suffolk County police apprehended Robert Persad, 42, of Bay Shore...
Driver crashes vehicle into storefront, robs business: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
BAY SHORE, N.Y. — A man was arrested after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a storefront Wednesday. Robert Persad, 42, is accused of intentionally driving his sedan into the front of the Sunoco Gas Station Food Mart on Brentwood Road at about 3:20 a.m.. After crashing into the business, Persa...
Acid-toss victim hails jail term for colleague who arranged gruesome attack after looting Queens non-profit | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A crooked bookkeeper turned mastermind of a disfiguring acid attack to cover her $750,000 looting of a Queens nonprofit was sentenced Thursday to 17 years behind bars. Kim Williams, 49, remained silent and showed not a flicker of emotion as she stood in the Queens courtroom where her permanently-sca...
New York Road Runners offering college scholarship program for female high school students | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
On your mark...Get set...College! Female New York City high school students who want to run are being offered a chance at a scholarship program this summer, New York Road Runners officials said. Under the nonprofit running group’s NYRR Run for the Future program, 125 deserving NYC high school juni...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
A man was shot and critically injured on Thursday afternoon in the hallway of a NYCHA building in Clinton Hill. The victim was found in the 13th floor hallway of Lafayette Gardens at 433 Lafayette St., according to police from the 88th Precinct. The man, not immediately identified, was rushed to Bro...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Ray Ferrier joined the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association almost 51 years ago. On Wednesday, the organization gave him its highest honor by naming him honorary director and fellow during its annual holiday party. “I want to thank the officers, directors and all of the membership of the Bay Ridge Lawyer...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
A drug delivery service that operated in multiple neighborhoods in South Brooklyn was busted this week after two of its alleged leaders were charged with operating as major traffickers on Thursday. A total of 14 people were arrested and indicted in connection with the alleged drug delivery service t...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
The city has few restaurants that serve the food of West Bengal, India, just across the border from Bangladesh. That’s one reason why Jalsa Grill & Gravy became popular when it opened at 964 Coney Island Ave. in Ditmas Park, a neighborhood with many Pakistani and Afghani immigrants. Owner Nows...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
As the U.S. government shutdown heads into its fourth week, some Brooklyn businesses are offering free services for federal workers. Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint and Massage Outpost in DUMBO are offering free one-hour massages, which would otherwise cost $120, for federal government empl...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert. – Percy Bysshe Shelley Emmons Avenue is one of the best places in town for our fine feathered friends to find a good snack. Folks love the birds that flock to the Sheepshead Bay shoreline — and feed them well. The other day, when we were […...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
Your newest weed dealer just set up shop in the shadow of the Barclays Center. But passers-by could be forgiven for assuming that the new store at 202 Flatbush Ave. is an upscale spa. Inside the sleek, ground-floor retail space, among the nostalgia-stirring photos of old New York and vintage bottles...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
When the Brooklyn Nets were 8-18 six weeks ago and on the wrong end of seemingly every late fourth-quarter surge, third-year head coach Kenny Atkinson continued to preach what he called one of his core principles: resiliency. Never in the modern history of this Downtown-based franchise was that char...
School bus aide in NJ fired for threatening 10-year-old | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
LINDEN, N.J. — Officials have fired a New Jersey school bus aide who was captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy. District spokesperson Gary Miller says the confrontation happened Monday as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2. In the vide...
Off-duty NYPD officer beaten, held up at gunpoint in Manhattan: sources | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — An off-duty NYPD officer heading home from a shift was held up at gunpoint and beaten during an attempted robbery, sources told PIX11 Thursday. The officer had just finished a shift in Times Square and was headed home when the attack occurred, sources said. It happened ar...
Cops seek suspects they say stabbed man in chest on the street in Midtown, seriously injuring him | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Cops are seeking two suspects they say stabbed a man in the chest on the street in Midtown, seriously injuring him. Two men confronted the victim on Eighth Ave. near W. 39th St. about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, cops said. One acted as a lookout while the other stabbed the victim in the chest. Medics rushed....
Brute puts stranger in a chokehold, drags her for a block as he tries to rape her in the Bronx | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A brute put a stranger in a chokehold and dragged her for a block as he tried to rape her in the Bronx, cops said Thursday. The creep pounced on the 22-year-old victim near E. 189th St. and Belmont Ave.in Belmont about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, putting her in a chokehold and dragging her down the street....
Delivery truck worker robbed at gunpoint in Brooklyn: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the two men accused of robbing a delivery truck worker at gunpoint in Brooklyn. It happened on Jan. 7 at about 2 p.m. in the vicinity of Fulton Street and Highland Place. Two men approached a Boar’s Head delivery truck while the driver was in...
Taxi drivers protest congestion pricing plan | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
MANHATTAN — Taxi drivers and the Taxi Workers Alliance will rally against the proposed plans of congestion pricing, arguing the added fees will drive their business further into bankruptcy. A court hearing will take place Thursday, with taxi drivers asking for a temporary restraining order agains...
School bus aide fired for threatening 10-year-old | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
LINDEN, N.J. — Officials have fired a New Jersey school bus aide who was captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy. District spokesperson Gary Miller says the confrontation happened Monday as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2. In the vide...
Cuomo's L-train East River tunnel plan rolling ahead, MTA says | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
It’s full steam ahead for Gov. Cuomo’s plan to fix for the L-train’s East River tunnel. The new repair methods that averted the planned 15-month shutdown of the tunnel will offer ”tremendous public benefits to the riding public,” the MTA said in a statement Thursday. “It is a clear posit...
Man charged with killing FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo fit to stand trial, psychiatrist testifies | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The career criminal charged with fatally running over a beloved FDNY emergency medical technician with her own ambulance is mentally fit to stand trial, a psychiatrist hired by the Bronx district attorney’s office testified Thursday. Jose Gonzalez, 25, told the psychiatrist that the prosecutors...
Fare hikes could be tied to service quality under one plan pushed on MTA board | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
If the MTA wants more fare money from the riding public, it must improve subway, bus and rail service, says one of its board members. Larry Schwartz, who chairs the MTA’s finance committee, has said the agency must improve on-time performance, cut delays and provide more service, officials told...
Brooklyn hammer attacker targeted Chinese workers: witness | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The Brooklyn madman behind a vicious restaurant hammer attack that killed a worker and critically injured two others was specifically targeting Chinese victims, a dishwasher at the eatery said. Francisco Sales, 41, said he was terrified Tuesday evening when the hammer-wielding man moved in his...
Harvey Weinstein splits from lawyer Ben Brafman | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has split from defense attorney Ben Brafman, the pair announced Thursday. In a joint statement, the pervy producer and the high-profile defense attorney said “both parties have agreed to part ways amicably and Mr. Brafman has agreed to cooperate fully with...
Boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter sentenced to 20 years for her fatal stabbing | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The deranged boyfriend of Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for fatally stabbing the aspiring the actress in a PCP-fueled frenzy. Lamar Davenport hung his head with his hands cuffed behind his back as the judge imposed sentence, calling his killing of 33-y...
$8,000-a-day Brooklyn drug ring busted | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A “highly-organized” $8,000-a-day drug ring was crippled Thursday with the indictment of 14 dealers and associates, the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor said. The gang, which law enforcement officials say was led by “kingpins” William Barrous and Emmanuel Batista of Queens, allegedly ac...
State targets 124 troubled NYC schools for turnaround | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
New York State education officials have targeted 124 struggling NYC schools for turnaround under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state education officials said Thursday. The troubled schools, which include Herbert H. Lehman high school in the Bronx and Frederick Douglass Academy...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
It was a tough crowd. Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon was confronted by some angry constituents at her “Java with Jo Anne” coffee meetup in DUMBO on Thursday morning. By the end of the two-hour klatch, she managed to convince many in attendance that she was indeed looking out for her people. The to...
Taxi drivers oppose congestion pricing plan | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
New York State Justice Lynn Kotler ruled Thursday that the restraining order blocking Manhattan congestion pricing on yellow cabs and for-hire vehicles will remain in effect until Jan. 31. The extension is to to allow attorneys on both sides to make more arguments in the case. Before Thursday’s he...
New Jersey governor, lawmakers make deal on $15 minimum wage | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
TRENTON, N.J.  — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature said Thursday they’ve reached a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. The proposal announced by Murphy, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweene...
Man stabbed in Brooklyn road rage incident: sources | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A fender-bender in Brooklyn ended with one man stabbed in the arm and another man on the run Thursday evening, police sources said. The violent episode began just before 5:30 p.m. when a man driving a red Audi Q50 crashed into the driver’s-side door of a silver Volvo C70 on W. 1st St. near 65th...
Brooklyn DA wants special prosecutor in case of two cops accused of rape | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The case against two former cops accused of raping a young woman they arrested on drug charges has turned into such an ethical nightmare, the Brooklyn D.A. wants someone else to handle it. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office on Thursday asked that the case be taken over by a special prosecutor,...
Ex-MTA boss who stole $60,000 worth of cell phones takes plea deal | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A former MTA executive will do six months in jail for a smartphone theft scam that ripped off the money-strapped state agency for about $60,000. Angel Barbosa, 49, will have to pay back the stolen taxpayer funds after pleading guilty to grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, possession of a forged....
Jury selected in husband's 2009 Upper West Side strangling case | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The final jurors were selected Thursday in the case of a deadbeat husband accused of strangling his estranged spouse on the Upper West Side in 2009. Roderick Covlin’s trial will open Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court in front of a jury of six men and six women, who will be tasked with determining...
Taxi and ride-share congestion fee remains stalled by court case | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The state’s new congestion tax on taxis, Ubers, Lyfts and other rides is stuck in neutral after a judge on Thursday extended an order keeping the levy from taking effect. The tax — which was to take effect Jan. 1 — now won’t kick in until Jan. 31 at the earliest, Manhattan Supreme Court Judg...
Siblings had 'hate' in their hearts when they murdered Midtown business owner 23 years ago: DA | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
The hate was all in the family. A pair of sinister siblings had rage — and greed — in their hearts when they killed the sister’s husband, a successful businessman, in his Midtown office 23 years ago, prosecutors said Thursday. Accused killers Roslyn Pilmar, 61, and her younger brother Evan Wal...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
With less than a week before jury selection is expected to begin in the rape trial of two ex-NYPD officers, prosecutors with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office are asking that the case be turned over to a special prosecutor. “We regret that our continuing to pursue the case might well creat...
Man sentenced in Manhattan fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
NEW YORK — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E’Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alc...
Preschool student dies after being found unresponsive at Jersey City school | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
  JERSEY CITY, NJ — A preschool student died after being found unresponsive at school on Thursday afternoon, officials said. The boy was found unresponsive after an afternoon nap at the Cordero School in Jersey City, Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas said. He was rushed to a local...
Man tries to kidnap baby boy in Hempstead, throws him when child’s mom fights back | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
HEMPSTEAD, NY — A mom out for a walk with her baby boy fought off a man who tried to take her son in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The pair were on Fulton Avenue near California Avenue on Tuesday night around 7:15 p.m. when a man jumped in front of the stroller and grabbed the child, offi...
Lawmakers discuss ‘Right to Disconnect’ bill in NY | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
To respond or not to respond – that was the issue being debated at a City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs hearing Thursday on the so-called “Right To Disconnect” bill. The proposed legislation, introduced by City Councilmember Rafael Espinal, would prohibit employers from requiring t...
Man tries to rape woman on Brooklyn subway, robs her | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man tried to rape a woman on a No. 4 train early Thursday just after she got on the train, police said. The attacker tried to kiss the 27-year-old woman as she boarded at Franklin Avenue around 1:15 a.m., official said. She pushed him away, but he grabbed her. They fou...
Officer dragged down NJ street by teens accused of Applebees dine and dash: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
CLIFTON, NJ — A police officer was dragged down a Clifton street Wednesday night by teens who’d just left an Applebees without paying, officials said. The group of two men and two women alleged dine and dashers left an Applebees around 6:30 p.m., police said. An employee managed to stop one...
Washington Heights bar saved from rising rents accused of stiffing its workers on wages | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
They went from drowning their sorrows to being drunk on power. A year after community leaders and a Broadway star helped an iconic Manhattan bar get a reprieve from rising rents, workers have accused the owners in a lawsuit of stiffing them on wages and benefits. Lawyers for Coogan’s, which has...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
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1 dead, several injured after fire rips through Queens home | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
JAMAICA, Queens – A woman is dead and several others are injured after a fire ripped through a home in Jamaica late Wednesday. The blaze broke out in a three-story residential building at 166-11 91st Ave. shortly before 11:30 p.m., authorities said. A 84-year-old woman, later identified as Ruth An...
4 hurt after reckless driver causes crash on LIE: police | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — A man was arrested following a two-vehicle crash that injured several people on Long Island Wednesday afternoon. Louis Dimuro faces charges of reckless driving. Dimuro, 19, was driving a 2013 BMW west on the Long Island Expressway at a high speed while switching lanes recklessly...
Fire rips through Queens home, injuring six | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
A raging two-alarm blaze ripped through a Queens home Wednesday night, injuring six people, two seriously, officials said. The fire erupted at 11:22 p.m. in a three-story, multiple-unit structure at 166-11 91st Ave. in Jamaica, a spokesman for the FDNY said. The wood-frame home was broken up into...
Police hunt for gunmen in Brooklyn housing slay | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 17, 2019
Police are asking for help identifying two men who fatally shot a Brooklyn man during a struggle inside the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights. The violence erupted at 1:36 p.m.Sunday in a fifth-floor stairwell at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in the public housing complex, where a 43-year-old man...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Naveen Andrews, who was born in 1969; former soccer player Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who was born in 1973; actor Jim Carrey, who was born in 1962; dancer, choreographer, instructor and TV personality Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was born in 1980; actress Zooey Desc...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 17, 2019
ON THIS DAY IN 1883, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Last night a meeting was held in the Common Council Chamber of those interested in seeing rapid transit provided for Brooklyn. The meeting was held in response to an invitation issued last week by Mayor [Seth] Low calling upon citizens of al...
Police search for pair after man killed by shots to the groin in Brooklyn NYCHA building | PIX11
PIX11 | January 17, 2019
CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN —Police released photos of two men Wednesday wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in a New York City Housing Authority building. Phillip Scarlett, 43, was killed by two shots to the groin in Kingsborough Houses on Sunday, police said. He and a woman were in an apar...
MTA-niacs swipe city bus for Queens joy ride | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 16, 2019
An MTA bus-turned-party-bus was taken for a joyride between Queens and Brooklyn, officials said. It was a third time in a month thieves have swiped a city bus, which now come with push-button ignitions, sources with knowledge of the thefts said. In the latest escapade, someone rolled off with the...
Second man arrested in 2017 execution-style double homicide in East New York | PIX11
PIX11 | January 16, 2019
EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A second man was arrested in connection to an execution-style shooting that killed a man and a woman in Brooklyn in 2017. Kenrick Bayliss, 36, is charged with murder in connection to the incident. On June 23, 2017, Devon Hannibal, 27, and Christina Stubbs, 23, were leavin...
Arrest made in violent robbery at Queens laundomat | PIX11
PIX11 | January 16, 2019
WOODHAVEN, Queens — A man was arrested in connection to a violent robbery at a Queens laundromat. Dontae Bennett was taken into custody Tuesday night for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 7 incident. Police said the suspect entered the Family Laundry laundromat along Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven,...
Armed robbers strike twice at Brooklyn mahjong parlor | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 16, 2019
A trio of armed robbers raided the same Brooklyn mahjong parlor twice in three days, stealing thousands of dollars from the players inside, cops said. The robbers hit the gaming room, which is tucked away in a social club on Ninth Ave. at 52nd St. in Sunset Park, just before 11:25 a.m. Dec. 16,...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 16, 2019
ON THIS DAY IN 1926, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Moscow, Jan. 16 (AP) — Russian workers and peasants are flocking by the scores of thousands to enjoy the dazzling splendor of the crown jewels of the Romanoffs, now the property of every poor citizen of the Communist republic. This collect...
Brooklyn Eagle | January 16, 2019
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include dancer, singer, actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, who was born in 1950; director John Carpenter, who was born in 1948; football player Joe Flacco, who was born in 1985; former auto racer A.J. Foyt Jr., who was born in 1935; opera singer Marilyn Horne, wh...
Witness at El Chapo's trial testifies about bribe payment to DEA agent made on behalf of Colombian cartel group | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | January 16, 2019
El Chapo’s former secretary testified Wednesday about bribe payments made to a DEA agent on behalf of members of a Colombian cartel group. During his fourth morning on the stand, Alex Cifuentes, 50, told the court under cross-examination that his brother Francisco Ivan (Pacho) Cifuentes Villa auth...