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Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


Not a single subway line to be left unscathed this weekend

A majority of train lines will have to deal with service changes this weekend, with lots of skips, delays, and convoluted routes, especially on the E. To top it all off, the MTA just announced there will be no 7 service on Saturday between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards from 6 a.m. to 3


Wood falls, pierces car windshield

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — A driver in New York City Thursday had a very close call. A piece of wood fell from an elevated subway platform and spiked through his SUV windshield in Queens that could have easily struck him. He hit the brakes, the beam missed him by inches, and he was not hurt.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


2 More Arrested For MS-13 Linked Queens Shooting, Police Say

JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS — Two more men are facing charges in connection with an MS-13 linked shooting that occurred on a subway platform in Jackson Heights, Queens, police said.


Five things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 22–28

Cartoonist Carta Monir has organized a series of comic-book workshops at the Brooklyn library over the next few months. Today she will discuss how her comics and zines relate to activism in her talk “Screaming on Paper: Activism and Community Engagement Through Comics.”


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


After Amazon flop, NY lawmakers rethink corporate subsidies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some New York lawmakers are proposing a ban on subsidies for particular companies in the wake of Amazon's decision not to build a new campus in Queens. State Assemblyman Ron Kim and Sen. Julia Salazar on Wednesday proposed legislation that would stop the state from awarding compa


Teen Girls Groped on Subway, Bus in Bronx, Suspects Sought: NYPD

Police say they're looking for two men in two separate incidents in the Bronx in which teenage girls were groped on a subway train and a bus. A 15-year-old girl reported that a man rubbed himself against her buttocks inside a southbound 6 train at around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, according to pol


Video shows driver apparently use sidewalk to pass school bus: report

A motorist in Brooklyn, New York, drove onto a sidewalk this week to apparently get around parked school buses and came within inches of school children being dropped off, according to a video obtained by a former New York State assemblyman.


Winning Take 5 lottery ticket sold in Hewlett

New York Lottery officials announced on Feb. 21, that a winning ticket for the Feb. 20 TAKE-5 drawing was sold at Meet Cards & Gift Inc. at 1753 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett. The winning ticket is worth $30,359.50. Another winner was sold in the Bronx.


Video: Cops Blast Gang Song Outside Brownsville Housing

BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN -- Two cops blasted music from their NYPD squad car that residents fear will antagonize local gang members, according to video and reports. YouTube video posted on Feb. 10 shows two patrol officers outside the Marcus Garvey Village on Chester Street and Dumont Avenue blaring "F


When Infrastructure Attracks: Car IMPALED By 7 Train Track Debris In Queens

A piece of the 7 line trackbed, which appears to be wood, pierced the windshield of a vehicle underneath the tracks at 65th and Roosevelt in Woodside today, making this one of the more imaginative Final Destination sequels yet. Thankfully, City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer says no one was injured


Grand jury indicts suspected lookout in Queens robbery that led to Det. Brian Simonsen's friendly-fire death

A grand jury has indicted the accused lookout in the Queens cell phone store holdup that ended with an NYPD detective shot dead by a brother in blue. The Queens District Attorney’s office revealed Thursday that it filed “a notice of voted indictment” for Jagger Freeman, 25. The specific charges agai


Florida Governor Welcomes Amazon with Open Arms

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis welcomed global e-commerce giant Amazon.com on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in response to the company’s recent decision to pull out of a planned headquarters expansion in New York City.


Rego Park Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Producing Child Porn

REGO PARK, QUEENS - A 27-year-old Queens man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for soliciting child pornography. Keith Liwanag paid women in the Philippines to engage in sexual acts with children and to produce and send child pornography to him over Facebook Messenger, according to the U.S. Attorn


Five Sickened By Carbon Monoxide In Jamaica Home: FDNY

JAMAICA, QUEENS - Five people fell ill after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in a Jamaica home early Thursday morning, according to the FDNY. Four people were rushed to Nassau University Medical Center, where two are in serious condition and two have minor injuries. One person with mino


‘Don’t blame me’: de Blasio’s pathetic take on Amazon

Mayor de Blasio dragged his presidential ambitions to Washington last weekend, where he went on “Meet the Press” and bit the hand that wanted to feed his city billions. The topic was Amazon’s abandonment of its HQ2 plans in Queens, which the mayor deemed “an abuse of corporate power. They had an agr


Police looking for man who robbed Bronx laundromat

MORRISANIA, Bronx — Police are on the hunt for a man they say robbed a Bronx laundromat in the early morning hours on Valentine's Day. According to authorities, the suspect entered the laundromat at 1309 Boston Rd. at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Once inside the unidentified man approached a 36-y


Erratic Driver Flashed Gun On I-80, State Police Say

ROXBURY, NJ — A New York man was arrested after police say he pulled up next to another driver and flashed a gun on I-80 in Morris County, New Jersey State Police said. David Fonseca, 27, of Rochester, N.Y., was arrested on I-80 in Roxbury Township on Feb. 15, police said. According to police, Fonse