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NYC taxi drivers call Gov. Cuomo's congestion pricing a "suicide surcharge"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A judge is slated to hearNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial congestion pricing plan, and Manhattan's taxi drivers are not happy about it. The governor said the fee would help fund much-need repairs for the city's crumbling subway systems, but taxi drivers have nickname


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


The unsurprising rise of Brian Flores

FOXBORO, Mass. — A few days after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in February of 2015, Brian Flores returned home to New York City for a day. He showed up unannounced at the childhood homes on Staten Island of his three best friends from high school, even though his buddies hadn’t lived


Arrest made in Queens stabbing that killed woman, injured teen

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens — Authorities have arrested a man in connection to a stabbing in Queens that left one woman dead and a teen injured. Jawad Hussain, 57, was arrested Wednesday after he attacked two women, ages 18 and 44, in their Fresh Meadows home along 69th Avenue Tuesday afternoon, said poli


Inmates launch hunger strike after shutdown prevents family visits: report

Inmates at a high-security federal jail in Manhattan have reportedly launched a hunger strike this week after the partial government shutdown led to family visits being cancelled.


Woman Sexually Attacked, Robbed on 4 Train in Brooklyn: NYPD

A woman was sexually attacked and robbed while riding the subway in Brooklyn early Thursday, police say. The 27-year-old woman boarded an uptown 4 train at around 1 a.m. at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights when the suspect immediately tried to kiss her, according to the NYPD. She quickly


Brooklyn hammer attacker targeted Chinese workers: witness

The Brooklyn madman behind a vicious restaurant hammer attack that killed a worker and critically injured two others was specifically targeting Chinese victims, a dishwasher at the eatery said.


Kohl's to close LI store, affecting 81 workers

Employees at a Kohl’s on Long Island will be among nearly 200 workers affected by the retailer's New York store closings in April, according to a state notice posted Thursday.


CNY Reads One Book selects Trevor Noah memoir 'Born a Crime' for 2019 season

Last summer, first year students at Syracuse University were assigned a shared reading experience: every incoming freshman was to read Trevor Noah's memoir Born a Crime. CNY Reads One Book has also selected the book for its 19th season, which kicks off tonight at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt.


Brooklyn man shot dead steps from mom's door, 19 months after his brother's murder

A Brooklyn man headed to his mom’s home to discuss how to pay for his slain brother’s tombstone was shot dead Thursday just feet from her doorstep, police and the victim’s relatives said.


Woman Who Ordered Acid Attack On Colleague Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of two people involved in an acid attack on a Queens woman was sentenced Thursday. D. Alexandra Dyer was splashed with a caustic liquid similar to Drano as she left work back in 2015. The attack left her with chemical burns to the face and eyes.


Brooklyn man, 27, run down by hit-and-run driver has died, still no arrests

A 27-year-old man run down by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn earlier this week has died, officials said Thursday. Fernando Trejo was crossing 52nd St. and Third Ave. — about five blocks from his Sunset Park home — about 12:30 a.m. Monday when the vehicle slammed into him.


What cold weather? Queens hosts two bird-watching events on Saturday

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Some prefer to be in Queens during the cold-weather months, creating fantastic opportunities for humans to observe these feathered friends as they go about their lives in less-crowded, more barren habitats.


$8,000-a-day Brooklyn drug ring busted

A “highly-organized” $8,000-a-day drug ring was crippled Thursday with the indictment of 14 dealers and associates, the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor said. The gang, which law enforcement officials say was led by “kingpins” William Barrous and Emmanuel Batista of Queens, allegedly acted as an


Elderly woman dies, several rescued in Queens apartment fire

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- An elderly woman died and several people were hurt after flames tore through an apartment building in Queens late Wednesday night. Crews rushed to the scene on 91st Avenue in Jamaica around 11 p.m. and had to rescue three people from the billowing smoke and flames. One resi


Brooklyn Heroin Dealers Earned $50K A Week, Prosecutors Say​

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- Police busted a drug dealing crew that raked in $50,000-a-week delivering heroin, cocaine and prescription meds in South Brooklyn, prosecutors announced. William "Blanco" Barrous, 27, and Emmanuel Batista, 28, are charged with operating as major traffickers under the state's dr


Martin Luther King Jr. Day events 2019

National Action Network annual King Day Celebration—House of Justice, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. NAN’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration features civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network, and other elected officials, labor leaders and faith leaders.


Belmont plan gets slammed on traffic

Ann Terry of Bellerose was not surprised that very few of her Queens neighbors attended last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposal to build a hockey and concert arena, a hotel and a shopping village at Belmont Park.


East New York Woman's Death Ruled Homicide Months Later: Cops

EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN -- Police have determined an East New York woman was murdered months after she was found dead in her home. The death of Loretta Witherspoon was ruled a homicide Thursday, three months the 40-year-old woman was found unconscious inside her Linden Houses home at 240 Wortman Ave