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 ...

79-year-old man chased and brutally beaten by two teens in Queens

New York 10/29/19, 08:42

A 79-year-old man was chased down the street and beaten by two teens in Queens, New York. The brutal attack happened around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in front of the Cambria Heights Public Library, according to FOX 5. Joseph Bonaventure, 79, was assaulted by the two young men. First, one attacker ...

Border Control VP: Bronx Rep Ocasio-Cortez is ‘grandstanding’

U.S. 07/02/19, 16:39

A Border Patrol official has defended Customs and Border Protection agents in Texas from accusations that they are telling migrants to drink water from toilets at border detention facilities. Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council and Border Patrol Agent in Texas Hector Garza told Fox News, “First of all, ...

Military woman slain with kids became citizen at White House

New York 06/24/19, 12:01

A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten Island home. Ausheva, 37, had obtained ...

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

New York 06/18/19, 19:28

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 ...

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

New York 06/18/19, 14:27

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, Tuesday when the blue-skinned corpse was later revealed to be a realistic-looking doll.Police and paramedics rushed to Crocheron Park in ...

Longtime NYC prosecutor, former judge Richard Brown dies

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:23

A longtime New York City prosecutor and judge who presided over the arraignment of the notorious "Son of Sam" killer has died.Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown died Friday at the age of 86. His death was announced Saturday by Chief Assistant District Attorney John M. Ryan.Brown was first appointed ...

New York police rescue ‘GOAT … and it’s not @TomBrady’

Amazing 04/27/19, 15:32

There's a new GOAT in town, and it's not @TomBrady..."That's what the New York Police Department tweeted after rescuing a crying pygmy goat that had mysteriously wandered into a Queens backyard this past week.Officers named it Josh and delivered it to a city animal shelter for a meal of hay.In ...

Police: Small plane crash on Long Island, New York

New York 04/15/19, 04:37

Police on Long Island said a small plane carrying three people went down in a residential neighborhood of Valley Stream Sunday night. Newsday reports that a disoriented pilot flying a rented single-engine plane flying in thick fog with a disoriented pilot ran out of fuel and clipped the roof of a ...

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 ...

Man convicted of killing woman out running in NYC park

New York 04/01/19, 21:38

A man has been convicted of killing a woman out running near her New York City home in a case that stirred urban fears.A Queens jury delivered its verdict Monday night in Chanel (shuh-NEHL') Lewis' retrial, convicting him of murder in Karina Vetrano's death. A previous trial ended in a ...

Poll: Ocasio-Cortez was to blame for losing Amazon second HQ deal

New York 03/18/19, 15:41

Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College poll of registered voters ...

Jury selection scheduled at NY slain runner retrial

U.S. 03/11/19, 10:37

Jury selection is expected to start Tuesday at the retrial of a man accused of killing a runner near her family's New York City home.Chanel (shuh-NEHL') Lewis was accused of killing 30-year-old Karina Vetrano as she ran on a park trail in Howard Beach, Queens, in August 2016.Prosecutors say Vetrano ...

Turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to New York

New York 03/10/19, 03:02

Severe turbulence tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin as it passed over Maine on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Dozens of ambulances lined up ...

NYPD: Officers shoot man who shot another man in the foot

New York 03/09/19, 14:26

Police say a man has been shot and wounded by a police officer after he shot another man outside a New York City bar and refused orders to drop his weapon.The shooting happened at 4 a.m. Saturday outside the RRR Lounge in Queens.Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison says a 38-year-old ...

Queens DA Brown is resigning due to poor health

New York 03/07/19, 12:25

Richard A. Brown, a longtime New York City prosecutor and former judge who presided over the arraignment of "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz, announced Thursday he is resigning due to poor health.The 86-year-old Democrat, who has Parkinson's disease, said he has designated his chief assistant, John Ryan, to exercise ...

Trump: Amazon’s dropped deal ‘a big loss’ for hometown NYC

New York 02/22/19, 16:34

President Donald Trump is calling Amazon's decision to drop its plans for new headquarters in New York "a big loss" for the city. Trump tells reporters the city could have hashed out "a much better deal," but is still bemoaning the decision. He's also blaming what he's calling "radical left" thinking, which ...

Cuomo says losing Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’ of his tenure

New York 02/22/19, 14:21

Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday, March 8,  over Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer's rejection the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government. Cuomo also said during an interview ...

Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash

New York 02/21/19, 14:29

A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said a thermal bottle could have gotten wedged in the brake and accelerator pedals of the charter bus at the ...

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