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Why Amazon’s huge plans for New York fell apart

Amazon’s plans for New York City were poised to become one of the largest economic-development projects in state history. Between 25,000 to 40,000 jobs in the Long Island City section of Queens. An estimated $27 billion in tax revenue, backed by $3 billion in state and local subsidies.


Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio Opens Small Batch in Garden City

Comedians often say the longer a joke is discussed, the less funny it becomes. Chef Tom Colicchio feels the same way about food. Seasoned restaurateur, author, and lead judge and executive producer on Bravo’s Top Chef, Colicchio has been in the business for more than two decades. His latest venture


Nassau Police Charge 4 With DWI

Nassau County police arrested four people for DWI from Feb. 7 through Feb. 14. The charges are accusations and do not imply guilt. Marlon Paz, 40, of Westbury, was arrested on Feb. 9 at the Northwell Health Ice Center on Old Country Road in Westbury.


NYPD: Man Staying At Queens Woman’s Apartment Accused Of Rape, Robbery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man accused of raping and stealing from a Queens woman. Investigators say the man was seen in surveillance video walking with the victim before the alleged attack.


Full statement: Amazon on canceling plans for NYC headquarters

Amazon announced on Thursday is has canceled plans to open a New York City headquarters. After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requir


Nassau County Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Elmont Teenager

Floral Park, NY - February 15, 2019 - The Missing Persons Squad reports the details of a Missing Juvenile that occurred on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. and was reported to police at 6:09 p.m.


Nassau County officials upset over Amazon's decision to abandon Queens headquarters

Nassau County elected officials expressed disappointment after Amazon announced Feb. 14 that it would drop its plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The tech giant’s decision comes after several Queens politicians, including freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,


Islanders set to play 1st-round playoff games at Coliseum

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Islanders say that if they qualify for the playoffs they will play first-round games at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and any additional games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Man who pimped out sixth-grader gets 12 years in prison

A cruel Brooklyn pimp was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for luring a Manhattan sixth-grader into his clutches with the promise of a babysitting gig — then sexually assaulting her and forcing her into prostitution.


MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in attack on 2 women, 2-year-old girl, DA says

An MS-13 gang member who authorities said sexually “brutalized” a 2-year-old girl and tried to kill her, her mother and another woman in three separate attacks in Hempstead in 2017 has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other crimes.


Garden City Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

GARDEN CITY, NY — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Overcast throughout the day. Partly cloudy until evening.


Lawyer: Friendly fire suspect made 'apparent effort at police suicide'

The Brooklyn man charged in the friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed a detective from Long Island was apparently determined to commit suicide by cop, his attorney said Friday.


Pet-loving Long Islanders boost businesses catering to canines

After bringing one of her four dogs to a doggie daycare facility in Farmingdale, Colleen Tracey-Shaver saw the well-run operation as a possible business opportunity. Called Hounds Town USA, the Ronkonkoma-based chain of doggie daycares is expanding and Tracey-Shaver is now one of its newest franchis


Authors appearing on Long Island, week of Feb. 17

Marie Benedict talks via Skype about her novel, “Carnegie’s Maid.” At 7:30 p.m., East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570, eastmeadow.info. Westbury resident Alvita Mack talks about and signs copies of her children's book, “The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks.” At 2 p.m.,


Erwin P. Staller, developer and philanthropist, dies at 97

Erwin P. Staller, a Long Island real estate developer and noted philanthropist of the arts, died Monday at his home. He was 97. Staller, a native Long Islander who grew up in Hempstead, co-founded real estate development firm Staller Associates of Hauppauge with his father, Max. The company, started


Nassau County Courts Celebrate Black History Month

The Nassau County Courts black history committee and the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration at the Supreme Court in Mineola on Feb.15. Legal leaders were recognized for their contributions to the profession and the community.


Long Island’s Best Spots For A ‘Staycation’ During The President’s Day Break

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – School’s out for most kids in our area as we approach President’s Day vacation. That means it’s time for some parents to brainstorm a weeks-worth of “staycation” activities.


No plea deal for Queens man charged with killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

A Queens man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, rejected a plea deal in the case Friday. Anthony Hobson was silent and stone-faced in Queens Criminal Court Friday, where he appeared for the murder of Jennifer Irigoyen inside her Ridgewood building on Feb. 4.


Overturned Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Sunrise Hwy In Massapequa

An overturned tractor trailer has shut down Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. The tractor trailer overturned at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and County Line Road. The trailer, which appeared to be carrying scrap and garbage, spilled its contents all over the road.


Queens residents say Amazon's sudden departure means borough lost the chance to do 'something great'

Queens lost the chance to do “something great” as Amazon turned its back on the borough in the face of political opposition, local leaders and residents lamented on Friday.