Tag Archives: Manhattan

LIVE VIDEO: New York City’s 2022 LGBTQ Pride March

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The theme for this year’s event is ‘Unapologetically Us’ and it will kick off amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual march takes place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling striking down the right to …

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Suspect Surrenders In NYC Subway Killing Of Gay Man

The New York Times reports: A 25-year-old man sought by New York police in the shooting death of a subway rider over the weekend surrendered at a precinct in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Abdullah had been wanted in connection with the killing of Daniel Enriquez, a passenger who was shot by a lone gunman on Sunday while riding a …

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NYPD Names Suspect In Subway Killing Of Gay Man

The New York Post reports: Police are looking to question a Brooklyn man with a lengthy rap sheet in connection to the unprovoked, broad-daylight shooting death of a subway rider on the Manhattan Bridge, law enforcement sources told The Post Monday — as cops released surveillance images of the suspect in the deadly incident. The sources said they were looking …

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New York City Removes Its Last Public Payphone

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports: The final New York City public pay telephone was being removed on Monday morning. It was on 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The city began removing payphones in 2015 and replacing them with public Wi-Fi hotspots. The city has removed thousands of payphones across all five boroughs in the past several years. In 2014, …

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NYC Officials Investigate Possible Monkeypox Case

NBC New York reports: Health officials are investigating a possible case of monkeypox in New York City, according to the city’s health department. The patient is being cared for at NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue, according to health officials. The Health Department’s Public Health Lab will conduct preliminary tests to determine if the patient does have monkeypox. Monkeypox is …

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Survey Of 160 Major Manhattan Employers Finds That Only 8% Of Workers Are In Offices Five Days A Week

NBC New York reports: The lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to be felt in Manhattan, where fewer than 10% of office workers at major employers are returning to work five days a week. On any given day, a new survey out by the Partnership for New York City found that fewer than 40% of the island’s one million …

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Feds Move On Russia’s Unpaid NYC Parking Tickets

NBC New York reports: After the I-Team revealed Russian diplomats abusing parking privileges and failing to pay $101,000 in outstanding NYC parking summonses, NBC New York has learned the U.S. State Department has held up more than two dozen registrations for vehicles belonging to the Russian Federation. The action will prevent Russia from renewing some of its U.S. diplomatic license …

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Broadway Extends Mask Mandate Through End Of May

AM New York reports: In a statement, the Broadway League said that as of Sunday, the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters are extending the mask requirement at least through the end of May but many will no longer check for vaccination status. The announcement recommended that theatergoers check individual theaters’ websites for more information. An update on …

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NYC Council Moves To Order More Public Restrooms

Gothamist reports: When you gotta go, you gotta go. But in New York City, the question is often: Where? The five boroughs have among the fewest public bathrooms per capita of any big city in the United States. Now some City Council members have introduced legislation that would require the Adams administration to identify at least one new restroom location …

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Manhole Explosion Sparks Times Square Panic [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Large swaths of Times Square were cleared out after a manhole explosion rocked Midtown Manhattan Sunday, police said. The blast erupted in a manhole on W. 43rd St. near Seventh Ave. just after 6:45 p.m., FDNY and Con Edison officials said. After the explosion — caused by a cable failure — a second and …

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Lawmakers Work On Deal For Casinos In Manhattan

The New York Times reports: A Monaco-style casino atop Saks Fifth Avenue, across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A gambling den with East River views, alongside a popular wedding venue. A Hard Rock casino in the center of Times Square. In the next several days, as part of state budget negotiations, Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders may well …

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Metropolitan Opera To Ban Man Who Heckled Show

The New York Observer reports: The New York Metropolitan Opera’s March 17 performance of the German opera Ariadne auf Naxos was cruising through its second act when it happened: an attendee sitting in the upper balconies screamed “You have no technique” as soprano Brenda Rae [photo] concluded an aria, temporarily setting the theater abuzz with horrified whispers. It was a …

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Manhattan Borough President: Seize Their Penthouses

The New York Daily News reports: Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine has called for expanded sanctions against Russia to allow the seizure of oligarchs’ pricey real estate holdings in New York. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second week, Levine demanded more brutal action to target cronies of strongman Vladimir Putin. But so far, the U.S. Treasury Department, …

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Two Prosecutors Resign In NYC Case Against Trump

The New York Times reports: The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald J. Trump and his business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid a monthlong pause in their presentation of evidence to a grand jury, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The stunning development comes not long after the high-stakes inquiry appeared …

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Miss USA 2019 Jumps To Her Death From NYC Highrise

USA Today reports: Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra,” has died at age 30. Police said Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. Her family confirmed her death in a statement. According to police, Kryst’s body was found …

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Accuses City Agencies Of Fraud

Gothamist reports: At a news briefing announcing the consolidation of the city’s technology agencies, Mayor Eric Adams leveled a time-worn accusation at city government, typically expressed by fiscal watchdog groups and disgruntled New Yorkers. “Taxpayers are just not getting their money’s worth,” he told reporters on Wednesday, later adding without proof, “Trust me there’s fraud and mismanagement in these agencies …

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Man Slugs NYC Shopkeeper Over Face Mask Rule

The New York Daily News reports: What a maskhole! A cantankerous customer coldcocked the 68-year-old owner of a Manhattan Army surplus store in a caught-on-camera attack after he was asked to wear a mask inside the store, police said Wednesday. The store owner suffered a bloody bruise and was taken to Lenox Hill Healthplex. The ruffian is a white man …

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LIVE VIDEO: 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NBC News reports: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. And Baby Yoda is joining the party for the first time. This year’s parade — the 95th annual — will snap back …

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Christmas Tree Goes Up At Rockefeller Center [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Approximately 90 years after it first sprouted to life on a quiet piece of land in Elkton, Maryland, a 79-foot Norway Spruce arrived in Midtown Manhattan this morning to assume its role as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The tree, which weighs about 12 tons and made the 140-mile journey from Maryland on a 115-foot flatbed trailer, comes …

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NYC’s Newest Scary Skyscraper Attraction Set To Open

NY1 reports: Step out ledges more than 1,000 feet above the city are attached to the exterior of One Vanderbilt, the skyscraper just west of Grand Central Terminal that is the second tallest office building in town. At a height of 1,401 feet, it’s an opportunity to look 1,000 feet down onto Madison Avenue, and just one part of the …

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