Attorney: Fake German heiress had ‘ambitious’ business plans

New York 04/23/19, 10:53

A defense attorney says fake German heiress Anna Sorokin was merely "buying time" and intended to pay back the friends and banks she's accused of swindling.Attorney Todd Spodek told a Manhattan jury in his closing argument Tuesday that Sorokin had ambitious business plans and never intended to commit a crime.He ...

Prosecutors rest case against fake German heiress

U.S. 04/22/19, 16:07

New York prosecutors have rested their case against the woman accused of passing herself off as a German heiress and swindling friends, banks and hotels.Anna Sorokin told a judge Monday she will not testify in her grand larceny and theft of services trial in state court in Manhattan.Her decision came ...

Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade

New York 04/21/19, 14:03

The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza.Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a processional of the wild and whimsical.The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes back ...

Officer wounded, suspect killed in Manhattan police shooting

New York 04/18/19, 18:50

Police say an officer was wounded in a broad daylight gunbattle in upper Manhattan that left one suspect dead. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Washington Heights as officers were responding to a 911 call of shots fired. The 5 ½-year veteran is expected to survive. Police say the officer ...

Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s church in NYC

New York 04/18/19, 11:28

A New Jersey man was arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, the New York Police Department said, just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The unidentified 37-year-old man had pulled up Wednesday night in a minivan outside ...

NYPD: Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s church

New York 04/18/19, 03:49

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, a New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, according to the New York Police Department. The unidentified 37-year-old man had pulled ...

New Jersey congressmen say ‘no way’ to Manhattan toll plan

New York 04/17/19, 12:43

Two New Jersey congressmen are saying "no way" to New York City's plan to charge motorists a fee for entering Manhattan.Democrats Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell announced legislation Wednesday to protect New Jersey motorists who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls.One provision would deny federal transportation ...

Worker killed by falling crane counterweight in NYC

New York 04/13/19, 11:40

A worker was crushed to death Saturday when a crane counterweight fell on him at a lower Manhattan construction site, the third time in less than a week that a New York City construction worker was killed on the job.Saturday's fatal accident happened at around 3:15 a.m. at a building ...

Amazon: Woody Allen’s #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

Entertainment 04/12/19, 14:37

A lawyer for Amazon says Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films.Attorney Robert Klieger (KLEE'-guhr) told a Manhattan federal judge on Friday that the company protected itself after Allen made comments that at ...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Business 04/12/19, 10:54

Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco.So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone.Cash-free stores are generating ...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Business 04/12/19, 10:22

Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco.So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone.Cash-free stores are generating ...

K-State has new, open feel under new coach Chris Klieman

Football 04/10/19, 14:59

The changes that have already taken place at Kansas State under new football coach Chris Klieman are evident from the moment you walk onto the practice field.For one thing, you actually can walk onto the practice field.Not every workout this spring has been open, of course, but Klieman's decision to ...

Macy’s unveils new store experience in 36 locations

New York 04/10/19, 11:40

A year after buying startup Story, Macy's is bringing the retail concept to life in 36 stores in 15 states including its Manhattan flagship.The concept, which curates merchandise around a theme and rotates every four to six weeks, comes at a time when department stores like Macy's are trying to ...

Dykstra sues Darling over book claiming racist tirade

Sports 04/09/19, 18:51

Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.Dykstra, sentenced seven years ago to prison ...

Gillibrand aims for 2020 breakthrough moment in town hall

2022 Campaign 04/09/19, 01:21

Over four months, Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned for the White House across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan. What the New York senator hasn't done: Break out of a crowded early field of Democratic candidates. Gillibrand hopes ...

NYC ponders how to rebuild highway and preserve beloved view

U.S. 04/05/19, 19:53

New York faces a challenge: How does it fix a disintegrating highway that serves as a critical traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a park beloved for its cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline?Built in in the 1950s, the promenade makes up the top deck of a 1.5-mile ...

Jets latest NFL team to tackle meticulous rebranding process

Sports 04/05/19, 01:56

New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players.The New York Jets are the latest NFL franchise to switch up their playbooks and call for a major rebranding, with the team's revamped look unveiled Thursday night during a launch party at a midtown Manhattan ballroom."It's just a ...

Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo

Football 04/04/19, 22:35

The New York Jets have unveiled new uniforms and a tweaked team logo at an event in midtown Manhattan.It's the first time the franchise has rebranded its uniforms, apparel and merchandise since 1998.The uniforms will feature combinations of a unique shade of green called Gotham green and spotlight white, along ...

New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll

New York 04/02/19, 16:35

New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work?If the experience of other cities around the ...

Manhattan arts center, The Shed, makes its debut on Friday

New York 04/01/19, 12:43

A new Manhattan center for the arts is opening to the public on Friday.A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday at The Shed , which will commission original works of art across all disciplines.The 200,000-square-foot arts center is part of the $25 billion Hudson Yards development. It includes gallery space, ...

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