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 ...

Funeral being held for NYC detective killed by friendly fire

New York 02/20/19, 01:07

A New York City police detective killed by friendly fire last week in Queens is being laid to rest. Det. Brian Simonsen's funeral Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays is expected to draw thousands of people, including police officers and more than 500 New York ...

2nd suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

New York 02/16/19, 19:48

A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective.Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman.Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout in the Queens robbery that led ...

Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

New York 02/16/19, 18:36

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in the city. The freshman Democratic lawmaker did not mention ...

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

New York 02/16/19, 07:57

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange. Even ...

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

U.S. 02/15/19, 23:23

Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill ...

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

New York 02/15/19, 00:56

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but ...

NYC officer wounded in friendly fire shooting returns home

New York 02/14/19, 19:32

The police officer who was wounded in a shooting that led to the friendly fire death of a New York Police Department detective has returned home to Long Island.Sgt. Matthew Gorman emerged from a black van outside his home in Seaford Thursday afternoon. He used crutches and was accompanied by ...

Update: Robbery suspect in police shooting had rap sheet

New York 02/13/19, 12:10

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York Police Department detective (all times local):12:10 p.m.Records show the man suspected of a robbery that led to the death of a New York Police Department detective has been arrested at least 11 times since 2012.Police say that in 2016, the ...

NYPD mourns detective killed by friendly fire

U.S. 02/13/19, 09:17

The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun.Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was struck in the chest Tuesday night as multiple officers fired on the suspect at a T-Mobile store ...

Police detective killed by friendly fire in New York City

New York 02/13/19, 01:51

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O'Neill said. "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," an emotional O'Neill said at ...

Update: Official: Police detective fatally shot in NYC

U.S. 02/12/19, 21:10

The Latest on a fatal police shooting in New York City (all times local):8:45 p.m.An official says a New York City police officer has been shot and killed and another officer was wounded while responding to an armed robbery.The government official, who was briefed on the matter, tells The Associated ...

NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

New York 02/11/19, 15:33

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says it was "mission critical" for the city to land one of Amazon's second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create.The Democrat tells lawmakers in Albany during Monday's state budget hearing on local government funding that the type ...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

New York 01/11/19, 12:03

The campaign of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been fined $1,500 for not having the required workers' compensation for a month last year.A spokeswoman for the New York state Workers' Compensation Board, Melissa Stewart, said Friday that Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic campaign lacked coverage from March 31 to April 30.She says the ...

NYC prosecutor who was a ‘Son of Sam’ judge will retire

New York 01/09/19, 16:52

A longtime New York City district attorney who presided as a judge at the "Son of Sam" arraignment will retire this year.Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Wednesday that he won't seek re-election in November.The 86-year-old Democrat spent 18 years on the bench — and is still widely known ...

No aliens: Transformer explosion lights sky, knocks power

U.S. 12/27/18, 23:43

A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion.The blast prompted a brief fire at a sprawling Con ...

NY City Council holds contentious hearing on Amazon

New York 12/12/18, 17:04

New York City Council members grilled Amazon executives about the company's plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times by jeering protesters.The council members, who have no vote on the project and no apparent path to block it, demanded ...

It’s real: 1st new concourse opening at LaGuardia Airport

New York 11/29/18, 16:01

A new concourse with 18 gates is opening this weekend at LaGuardia Airport, part of a broader plan to modernize the dilapidated and oft-mocked facility.The new gates are part of LaGuardia's Terminal B and will open to passengers Saturday. The concourse also includes additional dining and shopping for those traveling ...

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