Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

New York 05/18/19, 15:24

Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square.Flames stated shooting out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday.The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to.A department spokesman says ...

Border Patrol flies migrants from Texas to California

New York 05/17/19, 19:31

The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that it would fly hundreds of migrant families from south Texas to San Diego for processing and that it was considering flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York. The flights are the latest sign of how the Border Patrol is struggling to keep up ...

Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

New York 05/17/19, 16:14

With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies.New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed exasperation on the "Pod Save America" podcast late Thursday over her fellow Democrat's decision to run for president.She told the audience that New Yorkers "need a mayor who is going to be on ...

WWII British shipwreck leaking oil off New York

New York 05/17/19, 02:53

The U.S. Coast Guard says a World War II-era shipwreck off Long Island is leaking oil through two pinpoint leaks. It is conducting an assessment of the remaining oil aboard the British tanker Coimbra, which was sank by a Nazi U-boat in 1942.

Kinsler’s 3-run homer lifts Padres to 4-3 win vs Pirates

New York 05/17/19, 00:27

Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, three-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Thursday night and set the major league record by going 8,020 games without a no-hitter since their inception.Franmil Reyes also homered, connecting off San Diegan Trevor Williams an inning before the Pirates ...

NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief

New York 05/16/19, 21:25

The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in "Garbage In, Garbage ...

Thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners gather in New York

New York 05/16/19, 15:16

Every year, around May 13, you will find thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners openly meditating in New York City’s Manhattan and neighboring boroughs—very happy to show anyone who wants to learn the five exercises known as Falun Gong. May 13 marks the day when the practice of Falun Dafa was introduced ...

Pete Seeger’s Clearwater is marking 50 years

New York 05/16/19, 15:01

A Hudson River educational sloop that was the brainchild of the late activist musician Pete Seeger and his friends is marking its 50th anniversary.Some of the Clearwater 's founders and crew members will gather with public officials in Beacon, New York on Friday to mark the anniversary of its launch ...

How ‘lunch shaming’ is facing scrutiny around the US

New York 05/16/19, 11:00

Denying children a hot meal apparently isn't a popular way for schools to deal with unpaid lunch money.After a flood of angry Facebook comments and phone calls, a Rhode Island district last week abandoned its plan to serve cold sandwiches to students whose families owe money."The outcry was global," said ...

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

New York 05/16/19, 06:30

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, May 16, that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on President Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video released by his campaign. "There's ...

Historic JFK terminal gets new life as luxury hotel

New York 05/15/19, 14:36

The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel."How beautiful is this?" said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the $268 million project.The Finnish architect ...

The Shed brings art to NYC’s new Hudson Yards complex

New York 05/15/19, 11:37

Critics have generally not been kind to the new Hudson Yards complex.The new neighborhood, built atop a platform over train yards on the west side of Manhattan, features sleek glass towers with stratospherically expensive residential, retail and office space.Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times' architecture critic, lamented this spring, "It ...

TV’s Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

New York 05/15/19, 10:37

Food Network star Sandra Lee says she and her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs.Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New Castle will be listed for $2.3 ...

Claude Monet haystack painting fetches $110.7M at NY auction

New York 05/14/19, 20:15

One of Claude Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York.Monet's "Meules" sold at Sotheby's sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night. The auction house says it's a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist ...

Tenants rally in Albany as NY lawmakers mull rent safeguards

New York 05/14/19, 15:12

Tenants from around New York state gathered in Albany on Tuesday to push for stronger rental protections to address a shortage of affordable housing — a problem that they say is no longer confined to New York City.Organizers say more than 2,000 made the trip on Tuesday, a month before ...

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

New York 05/14/19, 09:53

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die.As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring.Basically the goal ...

Officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death faces disciplinary trial

New York 05/13/19, 00:02

A long-delayed disciplinary trial is set to begin for the New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner.Officer Daniel Pantaleo's trial is scheduled to start Monday at police headquarters.Garner was the unarmed black man whose pleas of "I can't ...

Rosario hits slam in 8-run first as Mets rout Marlins 11-2

New York 05/10/19, 21:30

Amed Rosario hit a grand slam during an eight-run outburst that marked the Mets' biggest first inning in three decades, and New York rolled to an 11-2 rout of the Miami Marlins on Friday night.Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil also homered for the previously slumping Mets, who set a season ...

Fake German heiress sentenced to 4-12 years behind bars

New York 05/09/19, 15:03

Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years in prison. The 28-year-old, who had played with her own ...