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Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


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


Weekend Art Events: February 22-24 (Once Upon a Mattress, Bed-Stuy Mural Walk, Donald Sinta Quartet & More)

Lose yourself in one of the many arts-related events happening throughout Brooklyn this weekend. Gallery Players will be showing a new take on a classic fairy tale in Once Upon a Mattress while The Bed Stuy Art Stroll will explore arts, hip-hop, and murals during their self-guided tour. There are al


BREAKING: Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim Reportedly Killed Man With Car After Louisville Game

​Syracuse men's basketball coach ​Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal accident around midnight on Thursday morning in which the 74-year-old struck and killed an individual with his car on Interstate 690.


Police searching for man who allegedly groped 9-year-old girl on 7 train in Queens

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man they say groped a 9-year-old girl on a subway train in Queens. Detectives say the man seen in surveillance video approached the girl on a 7 train, exposed himself and pressed his body up against her.


Two more suspects arrested in MS-13 subway shooting

Another two suspects were arrested Thursday in an MS-13 gangbanger’s fatal shooting of a rival on a Queens subway platform, police sources said. The two men were nabbed separately early Thursday, and are being questioned by cops at the 115th Precinct station house in Jackson Heights, sources said.


Thousands mourn NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen at funeral

When a woman in central Queens suffered an unexpected attack and fought off an intruder in her home, Detective Brian Simonsen of the NYPD’s 102nd Precinct answered the call. In that most vulnerable moment, he was there to comfort her, just as he had done so many other times during his 19-year career


Ridgewood site slated to get full-service animal shelter

The long search for a site to build an animal shelter in Queens has ended at an industrial property in Ridgewood. Animal Care Centers of NYC is under contract to purchase the property at 151 Woodward Ave., which currently houses a salvage yard and auto maintenance shop. The nonprofit is paid by the


Travel mug lodged under brake pedal might have caused deadly bus crash

A travel coffee mug lodged between the brake and accelerator pedals of a charter bus might have caused a horrific 2017 Queens crash that left three people dead. The National Transportation Safety Board released a photo on Thursday of a mug stuck in the pedals of the charter bus that crashed into an


Long-stalled Sunset Park development back on the market

A cadre of Flushing-based developers who’ve struggled to earn community support for a massive mixed-used project in Sunset Park, Brooklyn have put the site back on the market.


New York's State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That's Something We Can Change

It shouldn’t take celebrity Instagram posts to kindle New Yorkers’ outrage about an unexplained and possibly unnatural death in one of our state prisons. Yet that is what happened in the case of Anthony Myrie, who died last week at the age of 24 after collapsing at Greene Correctional Facility in th


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


Kenya Moore’s Baby and Dog Have Cute Faceoff That Leaves Fans Laughing Right Along

Kenya Moore’s baby girl is the pride and joy of the former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, and that may have led to some confusion for one of her dogs. Well, that makes two of them.


3 Potential Penguins Trade Targets

Arguably the most exciting time of the season, the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is right around the corner. At any minute, any team could make a franchise-altering decision. As far as whether or not they will be buyers or sellers before the Feb. 25 deadline, I believe the Pittsburgh Penguins have to be b


Schumer presses for funds to upgrade MacArthur

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday he will lobby for federal dollars to help Long Island MacArthur Airport finance a new concourse and other upgrades. Schumer, who was speaking from outside MacArthur, said he recently secured billions in funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, and hopes


Police: Man intentionally ran down family of 8 outside New York 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, Rockland County (WABC) -- A man has been charged with murder after police say he intentionally drove his vehicle into a family of eight standing outside a 7-Eleven in Rockland County Wednesday.


Amazon opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent thousands on the site during campaign — including $300 on chalk

Apparently AOC stands for Amazon Online Customer. Before freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated scaring away the online retail giant, she spent thousands on the site.


Morgan Parker’s 'Magical Negro' and the Multiplicity of Blackness

“Every book feels like the hardest one that I’ve written,” Morgan Parker confesses. On an unusually warm afternoon in February, the LA-based literary powerhouse is leaning against the back of a red vinyl booth in a sun-drenched Brooklyn café. It’s the publication day of her latest collection, Magica


Rego Park Rent-Regulated Complex Listed For Sale: Report

REGO PARK, QUEENS - A collection of rent-regulated apartment buildings along Queens Boulevard has hit the market. The 18-building Rego Park complex was listed for $210 million, Crain's reported.