Pilot killed in crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

New York 06/11/19, 16:07

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain. Tim McCormack, 58, was only certified to fly under ...

Helicopter Crashes on Roof of New York City High-Rise, Killing One

New York 06/10/19, 17:44

The New York City Fire Department and New York Police Departments responded to a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, on Monday, June 10. The helicopter crashed onto the roof of a 54 floor high-rise around 2 p.m., which caused surrounding buildings in the local area ...

Helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan high-rise building

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:54

A helicopter crashed onto the roof of a Midtown Manhattan high-rise building around 2 p.m. Monday, causing evacuations from surrounding buildings in the local area. The crash happened at 787 Seventh Ave, between West 51st and 52nd streets. The damage appears to be contained to the roof, but some damage may ...

NYC Fire Department: Helicopter pilot has died

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:39

The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.It does not appear anyone else was on ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

New York 06/09/19, 14:10

With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to oversee the construction of a ...

Tracy Morgan involved in NYC fender bender in his Bugatti

New York 06/04/19, 16:03

Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a minor traffic crash while driving his 2019 Bugatti in midtown Manhattan.Police say the fender bender happened just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near Tenth Avenue and 42nd Street.Police say the mishap involved the 50-year-old Morgan and his white Bugatti, reportedly worth around $2 million, ...

Court OKs expedited appeal in NY Trump bank records case

Politics 06/01/19, 06:05

An appeals court says it will speedily consider President Donald Trump's challenge to congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks he did business with. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Friday setting a schedule for written arguments to be submitted by July 18, ...

New memorial area dedicated at World Trade Center site

U.S. 05/30/19, 13:24

Family members of recovery workers who died after digging through smoldering ruins joined city officials Thursday at a dedication ceremony for a new section of the Sept. 11 memorial at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. They were joined by recovery workers who themselves are ill.The 9/11 Memorial Glade ...

Robert Bernstein, top publishing executive, dead at 96

Entertainment 05/28/19, 13:11

Robert L. Bernstein, a publishing executive and human rights activist who presided over a generation of dynamic growth at Random House and advocated for dissidents around the world, from the Soviet Union to Argentina, died Monday at age 96.Bernstein died in a Manhattan hospital after a brief illness, according to ...

Helicopter goes down in Hudson River; pilot OK

U.S. 05/15/19, 14:53

A helicopter crashed into the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport Wednesday and partially sank, but not before the pilot was able to escape.New York City Fire Department officials said the pilot was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury after the helicopter landed in the river at around West ...

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 ...

Woodstock 50 concert organizers sue investor that backed out

Entertainment 05/09/19, 20:22

A dispute over the future of the Woodstock 50 festival has spiraled into a court fight, with organizers suing and at least temporarily silencing a former investor that sought to call off the anniversary show.Woodstock 50 organizers are accusing ex-partner Dentsu Aegis Network of verbally and financially sabotaging the big-name ...

Remy Ma arrested in NYC for punching reality TV co-star

Entertainment 05/01/19, 16:39

Remy Ma has been arrested on assault charges for allegedly attacking a reality television personality in New York City last month.Police say the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, turned herself in on Wednesday. She's accused of punching her "Love & Hip Hop New York" co-star Brittney Taylor ...

Fun meets anti-bullying effort at annual Sikh Day Parade

U.S. 04/27/19, 15:05

New York's Madison Avenue was awash with live Indian music, food and dancing as it hosted the city's annual Sikh (SEEK') Day Parade.Saturday's celebration came with an effort to raise funds for a national TV ad campaign aimed at combating what organizers say is the bullying of Sikh children, especially ...

Update: Harvey Weinstein judge weighs closing courtroom

New York 04/26/19, 09:11

The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local):10:10 a.m.A federal judge in Manhattan is considering whether to close the courtroom for Harvey Weinstein's pretrial hearing. Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's ...

Fake German heiress convicted of bilking banks, businesses

U.S. 04/25/19, 18:26

A New York jury on Thursday convicted an extravagant socialite who bankrolled an implausibly lavish lifestyle with tens of thousands of dollars she swindled from banks, hotels and friends who believed she was a wealthy German heiress.The Manhattan jury found Anna Sorokin guilty of four counts of theft of services, ...

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

U.S. 04/24/19, 17:04

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades.De Blasio, a Democrat who is hinting at a presidential run, vowed this week to introduce a ...

Prosecutor: St Patrick’s suspect booked hotel near Vatican

New York 04/24/19, 13:41

Prosecutors say a college philosophy teacher accused of taking gas cans and lighters into Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral last week had also booked a hotel near the Vatican but the attorney for the man says it was all part of a psychotic episode. Details about Marc Lamparello's case emerged during a ...

Prison term Ok’d for man acquitted in ‘Goodfellas’ heist

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:53

A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the determination as it upheld the ...

Update: Prosecutor: Fake German heiress spun web of lies

U.S. 04/23/19, 13:34

The Latest on the trial of fake German heiress Anna Sorokin (all times local):2:20 p.m.A New York prosecutor says fake German heiress Anna Sorokin told "lie after lie" in an elaborate scheme to defraud banks, hotels and friends.Assistant District Attorney Catherine McCaw told a Manhattan jury in her closing argument ...

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