New York reports 5 Omicron cases, warns potential community spread

New York 12/02/21, 21:24

New York on Thursday, Dec. 2, reported five cases of Omicron variant positive events, which stem from people of different traces. One case was detected in Suffolk County on Long Island, and four others were recorded within New York City, Gov. Kathy Hochul (N.Y.-D) said at a news conference on Thursday, ...

9/11 widow says that day became the ‘forever nightmare’

New York 09/09/21, 02:10

A widow who lost her 37-year-old husband on Sept. 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center attacks, recalls the pain-filled years that followed and how she became an activist to help preserve the site for a memorial. "Many feel we should all move on, it’s been 20 years. But for some ...

Protester seriously injured after falling off Chase Bank in Manhattan, New York

U.S. 04/04/21, 19:42

Warning: The video in this story contains graphic footage that may offend some viewers Protesters against capitalism descended on Manhattan on Friday, and video shows one scaling the front of a Chase Bank before plunging 30 feet to the bottom.  Protesters against capitalism descended on Manhattan on Friday, and video shows one ...

5 stabbed at rabbi’s house on Hanukkah; suspect arraigned

New York 12/29/19, 08:54

A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America. Police tracked ...

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

New York 12/07/19, 14:23

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. The new ...

How high will balloons fly at NYC Thanksgiving parade?

New York 11/27/19, 20:12

How high will they fly? That’s going to be the question of the morning on Thursday for the giant balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Parade officials and the New York Police Department are keeping an eye on wind gauges along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) parade route that snakes through Manhattan. Michele ...

Alec Baldwin sues man who accused him of parking spot rage

New York 11/05/19, 20:48

Alec Baldwin filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against the man who says Baldwin hit him in the face during an argument over a New York City parking space. Baldwin wrote in his lawsuit that contractor Wojciech Cieszkowski's claim that he was violently assaulted by the actor is "objectively false." "When two New ...

Epstein suicide prompts conspiracy theories, skepticism

New York 08/10/19, 17:50

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide in federal custody is provoking skepticism among online conspiracy theorists and even some officials who question how he could have killed himself in a highly secured part of the jail set aside for high-profile inmates. Epstein had been placed on suicide watch following an incident just over ...

Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

New York 07/14/19, 06:23

On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that hit most of New York City, a massive power outage brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and stalled traffic on Manhattan streets. Underground, the power outage affecting 73,000 customers for hours also left the subway system in disarray. Con Edison CEO John ...

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times

New York 06/22/19, 18:16

Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building. The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street. The protesters were taken ...

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters

New York 06/16/19, 12:32

The Senate's top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a "black box." Sen. Charles Schumer's call for action comes days after a helicopter crashed on the roof of a ...

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