New York City

Car accident victim died while waiting hours for NYPD: suit

A man who called the NYPD for help after a car accident on the FDR Drive was killed as he waited for them — but they never showed, a lawsuit …

NYPD

An ongoing brouhaha over what to call a section of Harlem is the latest battle in a war over neighborhood naming rights

A Harlem businessman in 2010 trademarked the term SoHa with plans to print T-shirts and promote southern Harlem as a residential and retail …

Harlem

Police shoot pit bull to death

A police officer shot an aggressive pit bull to death in Brooklyn, authorities said.<p>The incident happened when the officer and his partner showed up …

NYPD

Affordable NYC three-bedrooms for sale in every borough

It’s not easy to find but not impossible either<p>Finding a three-bedroom apartment at a price that won’t cause heart palpitations can be an arduous task in New York City. More space requires more money and in the city’s already overpriced real estate market, it’s a luxury (or in some cases, dire …

Staten Island

Woman suing mom for allegedly buying cars, mansion with trust money

Mommy, where’s my inheritance?<p>A Long Island woman pocketed more than $13 million by selling off her daughter’s birthright, including seven Gramercy …

Real Estate

Pedestrian seriously injured after struck by cab on Upper East Side

A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after being struck by a cab on the Upper East Side.<p>Police say the accident happened …

Manhattan

The Myth of the Good Gentrifier

Where past and present converge is in Moses' startlingly impolitic public statements about his own work and callous indifference to the people affected by it.<p>It's been more than five decades since journalist and urban activist Jane Jacobs faced off with the legendary or notorious, depending on who …

Urban Planning

'This Is an Insult!' New York Strikes Back After DOJ Statement Calls Sanctuary Cities 'Soft on Crime'

On April 21, the Department of Justice put “sanctuary cities” on notice, sending a letter to 9 jurisdictions — New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, …

NYPD

Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look (& More Storage!)

The 'before' kitchen in this Upper West Side two-bedroom wasn't in terrible condition, but it was plagued by a few issues common to small kitchens — …

Renovations

Inside the private life of judge found dead in the Hudson

It was none other than Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who tried to dissuade Sheila Abdus-Salaam from continuing her law studies at Columbia …

Nation of Islam

New Yorkers March Across Brooklyn Bridge to Raise Awareness of Dating Violence

Hundreds of New Yorkers walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to raise awareness of dating violence.<p>The Healing Center organized the sixth …

Brooklyn

Willett's Point: stepping stone to the American dream or signpost to its termination?

As the justice department threatens a crackdown on ‘sanctuary cities’, rumours of ICE raids stoke fear in a neighbourhood already diminished by development<p>For at least two generations, Willets Point been known as the “Iron Triangle”. A 48-acre site in Queens, in New York City, its small auto repair …

Immigration Law

Empire State Building puts on light show to Rangers goal song

After the Rangers' series-clinching win over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday, the city's most famous building lit up in the team's colors, but with a …

When New York City was the prostitution capital of the US

<i>You thought the ’70s were bad? Tell that to a New Yorker from the 19th century, when prostitution, along with many other vices, was just a normal</i> …

Millions turn out for global March for Sciene

Dozens of Staten Islanders were among the millions of people who filled main streets around the world to rally for science

Staten Island

NYC's Garment District: When saving jobs also kills them

DO ALL JOBS MATTER? Economist Paul Krugman thinks so. I'm not so sure.<p>The issue is in the spotlight because retail, a fast-growing sector here and …

Manufacturing

This Video Of Two Subway Rats Fighting Over A Bagel Can Really Teach Us Something

Ever since the viral video of a rat dragging a slice pizza down subway stairs turned out to be an elaborate bit of rodent performance art from …

Bagels

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.<p>The New York Democrat on Sunday called for rail security improvements …

News

3,000 workers will be trained for NYC 'green' jobs

Over the next three years 3,000 New York City workers will be trained for "green jobs," said Mayor de Blasio and the Building Construction Trades …

Staten Island

Two bicyclists snatching cell phones near Times Square: cops

They’re taking cellphone owners for a ride.<p>Two bike-riding bandits have been snatching smartphones from the hands of unsuspecting pedestrians in …

Times Square

Rangers yank Canadiens off Lord Stanley's stage in New York

NEW YORK — A season that began with much promise came to an end Saturday night when the New York Rangers defeated the Canadiens 3-1 at Madison Square …

Baseball

Volunteers, Crews Get Feel of Emergency in Full-Scale Drill at JFK Airport

If you noticed any smoke or several emergency vehicles at JFK Airport on Saturday morning, do not be alarmed: it was all a drill.<p>"It was pretty cool, …

Airports

Doctor stiffed terminal cancer patient on $50K treatment: suit

A Manhattan oncologist who charged a dying patient $50,000 for an experimental cancer treatment he never performed hasn’t returned the dough, …

Cancer

Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup Talks Phish Festivals

Watkins Glen International (WGI) racetrack has hosted two Phish festivals, Superball in 2011 and Magnaball in 2015. <b>Michael Printup</b>, the president of …

Live Music

Brooklyn Dentist Busted For Having Unlicensed Dental Workers See Patients

"Fake" and "dentist" are words no one ever wants to hear together, but a real Brooklyn dentist hired people without licenses to perform dental work …

Eric Schneiderman

Parts of Broadway, Washington Heights Going Car-Free for Earth Day

Cars and other vehicles are banned from parts of Manhattan on this Earth Day, and thousands are sprucing up parks and gardens in the city.

Manhattan

Cuomo Signs Bill Devoting $200 Million To Fighting Heroin Epidemic

<b>HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week investing more than $200 million to combat the heroin epidemic.<p>As WCBS …

Andrew Cuomo

Brooklyn Tech teacher busted asking student for ‘workout’ pics

The elite Brooklyn Technical HS is gaining a reputation for sleazy teachers.<p>A fourth staffer in two years has engaged in an “inappropriate …

Brooklyn

Mom charged with fatally strangling tot says son did it

A Florida mom accused of strangling her 18-month-old daughter with a string of Halloween lights is pinning the blame on her son.

Florida

Tenant’s bird feeder forced this restaurant to close: suit

Downtown chicken and champagne joint Birds & Bubbles is suing its landlord because an upstairs tenant’s feeder attracted birds that bombed the …

Restaurants