Tag Archives: Manhattan

NYC Venue To Donate Double Moms For Liberty Fee

From a statement posted online by Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association president Joseph Balaz [screencap above]: I am taking this opportunity to communicate about an upcoming rental event involving an outside group known as Moms For Liberty. For the past 130 years, BBLA has successfully supported Czech and Slovak heritage using the Bohemian National Hall as our cultural platform. Tens …

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NYC Sees Rise In “Luxury” No-Kitchen Apartments

New York Magazine reports: A video walk-through of a Cobble Hill one-bedroom shows a spacious living room, ample windows, and original moldings. There are marble fireplaces, six closets, and garden views. It’s listed for $3,500, not exactly cheap, but not egregious for the neighborhood. One issue: There’s no kitchen. “A unique feature,” per the listing, that allows for a “versatile …

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NYC Mayor Wants Exemptions To Congestion Pricing

Gothamist reports: The MTA board is set to vote on the toll structure for congestion pricing on Wednesday – and now Mayor Eric Adams is ready to pump the brakes. Last week, an MTA advisory panel recommended a $15 base fare for the landmark plan to toll drivers entering Manhattan south of 60th Street. “Now is time to hear from …

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Manhattan Congestion Pricing Toll Likely To Be $15

The New York Times reports: The nation’s first congestion pricing program is taking final shape in New York City, and most drivers appear likely to pay $15 to enter some of the busiest streets in Manhattan as soon as next spring. Transit officials on Wednesday provided the clearest picture yet of the tolls they hope to implement to collect roughly …

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NYPD: Drunk Man Tried To Drive Down Subway Stairs

The New York Daily News reports: A drunken driver was busted Friday after he rammed his SUV into the entrance of a Washington Heights subway station, police said. Miguel Delacruz-Martinez, 25, was driving near Broadway and W. 157th St. about 9:15 a.m. when his black Nissan Rogue hopped the curb and ended up on the sidewalk, cops said. He continued …

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LIVE VIDEO: 50th Annual Village Halloween Parade

New York City’s CBS affiliate reports: Despite the chill in the air, thousands of people are expected to take part in the 50th Annual Village Halloween Parade on Tuesday night. It’s always a thrilling spooky and spectacular night, but even more so this year for the main event. Barricades were up and trick-or-treaters were out Tuesday afternoon. The iconic parade …

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Barricades Go Up Outside Manhattan Courthouse

The Associated Press reports: Trump isn’t expected to testify for several weeks. His trip to court Monday will mark a remarkable departure from his past practice. Trump didn’t go to court as either a witness or a spectator when his company and one of its top executives was convicted of tax fraud last year. He didn’t show, either, for a …

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NYPD Seeks Man In Anti-Gay Attack On Female Jogger

New York City’s CW affiliate reports: Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman after he made an anti-LGBTQ remark toward her in Hudson River Park, according to the NYPD. Police said the victim was jogging in the park on Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m. when the suspect approached her and made the remark. The man allegedly …

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Streamer Charged With Inciting Riot In Union Square

New York City’s NBC affiliate reports: A famous video game influencer known for streaming on Twitch is in custody after a giveaway event attracting thousands of young people sparked pandemonium in Manhattan’s Union Square. The Friday afternoon event advertised by Kai Cenat, one of the most popular streamers online, grew out of control well before its scheduled 4 p.m. start …

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YouTuber Sparks Mayhem In Manhattan’s Union Square

Gothamist reports: New Yorkers were urged to stay away from Union Square on Friday evening after thousands of people flooded the area to see influencer Kai Cenat, as part of a giveaway for video game devices. The warning issued by the city on Friday afternoon also told New Yorkers to expect traffic delays and a police presence in the park. …

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Construction Crane Collapses In Midtown Manhattan

The New York Daily News reports: A massive construction crane atop a high rise in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards caught fire and collapsed, striking the building across the street before plummeting more than 45 stories onto the street below Wednesday morning. Terrified pedestrians scrambled for cover as a plume of thick black smoke could be seen for miles. The crane caught …

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NJ Sues To Block Manhattan Congestion Pricing Plan

Bloomberg News reports: A plan to charge motorists driving into midtown Manhattan in New York City was challenged by neighboring New Jersey, which seeks to block the proposal as unfair to commuters. The challenge came in a federal lawsuit the state filed Friday against the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, or FHWA. Drivers may have to …

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Madonna Released From Hospital After Days In ICU

Page Six reports: Madonna has been released from the hospital following a health scare that landed her in the ICU, Page Six can confirm. The BBC reported Thursday that the music superstar, 64, is “home and feeling better” after her discharge. Meanwhile, a source told CNN Thursday that Madonna had been transported to her New York City residence via a …

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Feds Approve Congestion Pricing For Manhattan Traffic

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: The MTA received final approval to move forward with congestion pricing on Monday. The green light comes from the Federal Highway Administration, which issued a Finding of No Significant Impact from congestion pricing. “Congestion pricing will reduce traffic in our crowded downtown, improve air quality and provide critical resources to the MTA,” Gov. Kathy …

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Feds Give Preliminary Okay To NYC Congestion Plan

Gothamist reports: The Federal Highway Administration on Friday preliminarily approved the MTA’s highly anticipated congestion pricing plan, which would charge drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street. This triggers a 30-day public review period before the Federal Highway Administration makes its final determination, according to the letter it sent to the MTA on Friday. If the plan goes through, New York …

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Three NYC Garages Must Vacate After Fatal Collapse

Gothamist reports:  The city Department of Buildings has issued vacate orders on three additional garages Wednesday as part of a targeted enforcement sweep since a Manhattan parking garage partially collapsed last month, killing one person. A garage in the East Village was ordered to fully vacate and two others in the Lower East Side and Bed-Stuy were ordered to partially …

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NYC Pride Flag Arsonist Found Mentally Unfit For Trial

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: The woman arrested for allegedly setting fire to a gay pride flag outside a Manhattan restaurant, an incident caught on camera, was found mentally unfit for trial. Angelina Cando, who is charged with hate crimes, appeared briefly in court Tuesday. Her case was adjourned to May 9 for the Manhattan district attorney’s office to …

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NYC Investigates Fatal Parking Garage Collapse [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A four-story garage collapsed Tuesday afternoon, killing one person, injuring five others and sending lower Manhattan into chaos, according to emergency officials. The structure at Ann and William streets “pancaked” just after 4 p.m., Buildings Commissioner Kazimir Vilenchik said at a press conference near the scene. The upper floors packed with cars crumbled, sending …

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Manhattan Parking Garage Collapses, Multiple Injuries

New York City’s CBS affiliate reports: Emergency responders have rushed to the scene after a collapse at a parking garage in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly after 4 p.m. at Ann Street near Nassau Street in the Financial District. FDNY officials say several people are injured and others may be trapped. Video from the scene showed multiple cars …

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White Powder Again Sent To Office Of Manhattan DA

ABC News reports: The New York City Police Department responded to a new threatening letter sent to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Wednesday, according to police sources. The sources told ABC News the letter contained a white powder and was discovered just after 3 p.m. in the basement mailroom at 80 Centre Street. The DA’s office later said the …

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