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Police: Woman Throws Coffee In Face Of Would-Be Rapist In Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was arrested Friday after he allegedly followed a 51-year-old woman home and then tried to sexually assault her in Manhattan. It happened in broad daylight around 9:50 a.m. Thursday near Seaman Avenue and Academy Street in the Inwood neighborhood.


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


Police investigating fatal shooting of Brooklyn teen

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crime scene investigators and detectives were working over the scene of a deadly shooting which took the life of a 15-year-old student on Friday. The boy's mother was extremely distraught as she and other family members came home trying to get in their apartment. The boy


President Trump blasts Mayor de Blasio's handling of NYCHA buildings

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- There is a ton of anger in public housing - anger directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Federal government, and at the bureaucrats who run NYCHA.


Family reacts after 15-year-old boy fatally shot in his Brooklyn apartment building

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Brooklyn Friday night. Police responded to 1395 Flatbush Ave. just before 6 p.m. and found the teenage boy with gunshot wounds to his head and torso, authorities said.


New York governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known.


How to celebrate Beer Week in Brooklyn

There’s no better place to celebrate New York City Beer Week than Brooklyn — a borough with a dizzying array of craft beers and no shortage of bars to pour them. The weeklong event, sponsored by the New York City Brewers Guild, is on in full force from Feb. 23-March 2nd. Here’s our guide on where to


A Long Island City landlord has been accused of paying people to protest against Amazon after it canceled its New York HQ2

Earlier this month, a Long Island City landlord launched a protest against Amazon after it announced plans to pull its HQ2 project from Queens, New York. The boycott, which took place outside an Amazon Books store near Herald Square, was supposed to include fellow angry Queens residents.


Manhattan pharmacist pleads guilty of stealing from Medicaid, AG's office says

A Manhattan pharmacist who stole millions of dollars from New York State’s Medicaid program pleaded guilty to grand larceny Friday. Hin Wong, 50, faces a two- to six-year prison term in a case that involved filing $3.5 million in bogus payment claims to the state Medicaid program.


New York State Prosecutors will Charge Paul Manafort if Donald Trump Pardons Him

New York state prosecutors will charge Paul Manafort if Donald Trump pardons him on federal charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. In other words, he can run, but he can’t hide. He will be in prison for a long time.


New York Mets Are Already Creating Confusion With Jed Lowrie's Injury

It wouldn’t be the New York Mets if one of their new acquisitions wasn’t immediately dealing with an injury question. Infielder Jed Lowrie was sent to New York for an exam on his sore left knee. The exam reportedly revealed no structural damage, but the Mets are refusing to put a firm label on the i


Manhattan Luxury Condo Owners Vote to Strip Trump's Name

Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six luxury condominiums that once displayed the president's name. Owners got an email Friday from the board of a high-rise on Manhattan's west side confirming that "Trump Place" will disappear


Conviction overturned for man in 2001 Brooklyn strip club murder

BROOKLYN, New York City (WABC) -- A man in prison for a 2001 murder outside a Brooklyn strip club had his conviction vacated Friday because the confession used in his trial did not match the facts of the case.


Former car service app driver gets 3 years in prison for fatal Manhattan hit-and-run

A Princeton grad who fell on hard times and ended up driving for a car service app was sentenced Friday to three years behind bars for a fatal hit-and-run that he argued was accidental.


2 more charged in gang-linked murder in NYC subway station

NEW YORK – Prosecutors say two more MS-13 gang members have been charged in a killing on a New York City subway platform. Victor Lopez and Tito Martinez-Alvarenga were arraigned Friday on charges including murder and gang assault in the shooting death of 20-year-old Abel Mosso in a Queens subway sta


Drug dealers' reign of terror over in Harlem neighborhood with five nearby schools, prosecutors say

Six suspected drug dealers were busted Friday for pushing their poison near Harlem schools, prosecutors said. The dealers peddled crack cocaine and heroin along a stretch of W. 123rd St, frustrating and intimidating the community, authorities said.


Meghan Markle Donates NYC Baby Shower Flowers to Cancer Patients, Nonprofit

It was a joyous occasion that brought out celebrities like Amal Clooney, Gayle King, Serena Williams and countless other, but it turns out the baby shower that was fit for royalty made a difference.


8-month-old baby hospitalized after stroller rolls onto Manhattan subway tracks

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An 8-month-old baby is hospitalized after her stroller rolled onto the subway tracks in Manhattan Thursday morning. It happened just after 9 a.m. at the 72nd Street station on the Upper West Side.


Judge in Statue of Liberty climbing case determined to see things from climber's perspective before sentencing

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The judge sentencing the Statue of Liberty climber is determined to see things from her perspective. In fact, he plans to visit the statue before deciding whether Patricia Okoumou should go to prison.


Brooklyn Chef Was Cooking The Books, Prosecutors Say

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- An innovative Brooklyn chef found a brand new ingredient to cook: the books. Vincent Tropepe, 36, stands accused of scamming a Yemeni restaurant in Bay Ridge out of more than $14,000, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.