Tag Archives: Manhattan

NYC May See Crackdown On Outdoor Drinking [VIDEO]

CBS New York reports: Social distancing guidelines appeared to have gone out the window in various popular areas of Manhattan over the weekend. Video and photos posted on social media show crowds of people gathered outside bars and restaurants on the Upper East Side and in the East Village on Friday night. While current rules allow for people to get …

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Manhattan Sees Record Number Of Vacant Apartments

CNBC reports: Manhattan had its worst May in a decade for new rental leases, as residents leave the city and the real estate industry remains on lockdown, according to a new report. New leases fell 62% last month, according to a report from Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman. May also saw the largest year-over-year increase in new listings in nearly …

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Saks Wraps Flagship Manhattan Store In Razor Wire

The New York Post reports: Saks Fifth Avenue surrounded its flagship Manhattan store with razor wire on Tuesday to keep thieves from smashing their way in and making off with troves of expensive merchandise, The Post has learned. The luxury retailer has also hired private security guards with specially trained dogs to protect the premises in the wake of Monday …

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NYC Sees Calmer Night, Little Looting, But 280 Arrests

ABC News reports: The NYPD made about 280 arrests during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning protests, a lower tally than previous nights, as the city came under an 8 p.m. curfew and stopped for-hire vehicles, CitiBikes and rental scooters that vandals had used to cause trouble. There were fewer officers injured as well with only two suffering minor injuries. There was less …

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NYPD Officers Run Over In Bronx, Greenwich Village

The New York Daily News reports: Startling video obtained by the Daily News shows an SUV full of suspected looters ram into a police officer trying to stop them in Greenwich Village early Monday. The video shows several men running along W. 8th St. just after 3:20 a.m., items in their arms. Three hop into a waiting SUV, as a …

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Looters Again Rampage Across Manhattan [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Disturbing footage shows swarms of looters rushing into one of the world’s most famous stores — Macy’s flagship on Herald Square — as Midtown descended into chaos overnight. One overhead video showed looters racing into one of the entrances Monday night — with only a small unexplained explosion seeming to halt the rush. “NYC curfew …

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Looters Ransack Posh NYC Stores, Hundreds Arrested

CBS News York reports: The NYPD made hundreds of arrests overnight as protest continued across the country over the death of George Floyd in police custody. Video shows luxury stores, like Chanel, targeted in SoHo. Fireworks were set off and some windows smashed as large crowds gathered in the street. Police said approximately 250 people were arrested, six officers suffered …

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Chrysler Building To Get Viewing Deck After 75 Years

Oh look, normal news. The New York Post reports: It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved building owner RFR Realty’s proposal for a glass-walled viewing platform that will be open to the public. Alongside architecture firm Gensler, RFR presented renderings …

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Phone Data Shows 420,000 NYC Residents Have Fled

The New York Times reports: Hundreds of thousands of New York City residents, in particular those from the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, left as the coronavirus pandemic hit, an analysis of multiple sources of aggregated smartphone location data has found. Roughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In …

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Amazon To Open Offices In Manhattan’s Hudson Yards

CBS News reports: Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The company is planning to open up an office space in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The office will reportedly be a base for 1,500 employees in the consumer and advertising departments. The announcement comes after a tumultuous fight earlier in the …

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Manhattan To Get Another Chance To Boo Trump

The New York Times reports: President Trump may have officially declared himself a full-time Florida resident, but for some reason he keeps returning to his hometown. Organizers of New York City’s Veterans Day Parade announced on Wednesday that Mr. Trump would help kick off the event on Monday at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, the first president to do so. …

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Man Apprehended In Manhattan Subway Terror Scare

The New York Post reports: The person of interest who sparked an evacuation in Lower Manhattan in the rice cooker subway scare has been apprehended, cops said Saturday. The arrest unfolded around 1 a.m. in the Bronx, where police also took a shopping cart into evidence, cell phone video shows. The Friday morning incident sent the morning rush into a …

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SRSLY: Suspect In Subway Terror Scare Has Pending WV Criminal Case For Making Sex Video With Chicken

Chicken and rice. No, really. The New York Post reports: The suspect wanted for Friday’s rice cooker bomb scare is a 26-year-old West Virginia native who is facing charges in his home state for allegedly sending bestiality videos involving a chicken to a minor, law enforcement sources told The Post. Cops believe Larry Griffin II, of Bruno, is the same …

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NYPD Issues Wanted Poster In Subway Terror Alert

Gothamist reports: On Friday morning, a lower Manhattan subway hub was evacuated, eight subway lines were diverted during rush hour, and a few blocks in Chelsea were frozen after three suspicious packages—which turned out to be harmless rice cookers—were found. Now police are looking for a person who was “observed in the area of the Fulton Street Subway Station with …

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NYPD Seeks Man Spotted Planting Pressure Cookers

The Associated Press release: Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance video taking two of the rice …

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Pressure Cookers Suspend NYC Trains, All Clear Given

The New York Daily News reports: A pair of suspicious pressure cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning — but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said. Another suspicious package was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. Cops have not determined what the third …

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70,000+ Sign Petition To Rename Stretch Of Fifth Ave In Front Of Trump Tower In Honor Of Barack Obama

Newsweek reports: More than 70,000 people have signed onto a petition that seeks to rename the portion of Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan after former President Obama. “The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor,” reads the online …

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Motorcycle Backfire Sparks Panic In Times Square

NBC News reports: In Times Square Tuesday night, video captured people running for safety from the tourist attraction, but the NYPD’s Midtown North district tweeted that the sounds was from motorcycles. “Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots,” the NYPD said, adding that it received multiple 911 calls. “Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe!” …

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Manhattan Blackout Blamed On Transformer Fire

NBC News reports: Power was restored to the heart of New York City after a major outage impacted an estimated 72,000 customers, mostly in Manhattan’s midtown and Upper West Side. Con Edison said it completed power restoration to all customers on the West Side of Manhattan shortly before midnight and the last of six electrical networks was back in service. …

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LIVE VIDEO: NYC’s World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade

FiveThirtyEight reports: A ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan is pretty much the quintessential homecoming for American heroes. So it’s fitting that the conquering U.S. women’s soccer team — which won the World Cup on Sunday — will get its second parade in four years down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning. That’s an appropriate honor after one …

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