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NYPD: Man Followed Woman Off Bus, Asked for Directions & Raped Her

Police are looking for a man they say followed a woman off a bus, pretended to ask for directions to the subway and then raped her. NYPD officials said the attacker approached the woman after she got off the bus at 54th Street and Skillman Avenue in Woodside, Queens, around 10:40 p.m on Friday.


The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Join award-winning ballet troupe Complexion as they sauté into their 25th-anniversary season. The group will present three different programs over two weeks, including a New York premiere, a world premiere, and one audience favorite. The programs include "WOKE," set to a "symphonic soundscape" of mu


NY bodega owners rally for right to sell marijuana if it’s legalized

BRONX — New York City bodega owners rallied Sunday morning in the Bronx, pleading that they should be allowed to sell marijuana if and when the state legalizes it. While NY lawmakers move towards the future possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana, one of the questions that needs to be answe


Long Island's taxing tax season

Jennifer and Paul Cellura planned to use their IRS refund to put up new fencing around their backyard in Huntington Station. And they were going to spend whatever was left on diapers and clothes for the new baby, due any day now.


Nassau County Package Thief Caught On Camera, Police Say

CEDARHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police say a package thief is on the prowl on Long Island. The man is suspected of stealing deliveries from three Nassau County homes around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


5 New Properties For Sale In The East Meadow Area

EAST MEADOW, NY — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but getting tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings again and again? Thanks to our weekly list of new houses in your area, you can be sure you're not missing anything.


A hip-hop museum is opening in NYC

Featuring turntables, a recording studio, a projected graffiti wall, vinyl, holograms, VR and other interactive elements. A hip-hop museum is set to open in the Bronx, reports Forbes.


Bludgeoned Bronx mom, 14-year-old son must be cremated: 'You can’t see their faces'

A Bronx mom and her 14-year-old son who were bludgeoned to death will be cremated because their faces are unrecognizable, a relative told the Daily News on Monday. “They’re going to cremate the bodies because they were told that their faces were so brutally beaten, you can’t see who they were. You c


How Amazon's planned HQ2 in New York became HQ-zero: Incentives, helipad spurred protests

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.


NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Condemns Amazon's 'Abuse Of Corporate Power'

In retrospect, the helipad was probably a bad idea. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared victory when Amazon announced Thursday that it would not build a second headquarters (known as HQ2) in Queens, New York. Also, opponents were organized and vocal.


Make the most of winter break in Nassau County

In search of something fun to do with the family this winter recess but don’t want to travel far? For our readers in Nassau County, that could mean staying close to home. There is a wide range of activities to take advantage of while the kids are off from school this week, and the county is encourag


Two Men Seriously Injured In Nassau Shooting

Two men were shot in Hempstead early Saturday morning, and Nassau Count police are seeking any information the public has. According to police, officers responded to call for a shooting in front of 100 Terrace Ave. at 2:47 a.m. When they arrived, they found two men that had been shot. They were both


Wagner swimmer Eastwood named rookie of the NEC Championships, Warning named top diver

EAST MEADOW, L.I. – Freshman Ellie Eastwood and senior Adrianna Warning took home major awards as the Wagner College swimming and diving team concluded the 2019 Northeast Conference (NEC) Championships in fourth place.


NYPD investigating precinct commander who allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent 'on sight'

Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez allegedly told officers last summer to "shoot [50 Cent] on sight" if they saw him at a boxing match in the Bronx, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday.


Amityville father with kids in car hit with DWIs under Leandra's Law

An Amityville man, who police said was driving drunk Sunday with his children in the car, faces numerous charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law.


Jersey trucking company with Bethpage terminal to shut down

A New Jersey-based trucking company with a Bethpage facility has shut down, a week after it announced it was filing for bankruptcy. The family-owned company, New England Motor Freight Inc., is owned by the father of Nancy Shevell, the wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney.


Accused lookout in NYPD friendly fire death arraigned on murder charges

The lookout in the Queens robbery-gone-wrong that left a 19-year veteran cop dead was slapped with 13 charges, including felony murder, during his arraignment Sunday. Cops say Jagger Freeman, 25, was acting as a lookout when his pal Christopher Ransom robbed a Queens T-Mobile store on Tuesday using


LL Dent Restaurant closure a loss for LI community, patrons say

Barbara Russo dropped by LL Dent Restaurant in Carle Place to pick up a large birthday cake she ordered for her husband, William — although he was born in September. The Westbury couple pushed up the birthday celebration seven months, just so they could get William Russo’s favorite confection for th


Executive Profile: Tori Cohen

As the executive director of Westbury-based Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Tori Cohen sees the struggles families and their caregivers face today. She spoke with LIBN about how she and her team navigate the increasing challenges that are brought on in part by the aging baby boomer population. T


Elmont Woman Arrested in Connection with Fatal Drunk Driving Accident, Police Say

Elmont, NY - February 18, 2019 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of an Elmont woman involved in a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:10 am in Elmont.