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Experts: Payless' closing will hurt LI workers

Kathie Heloskie rushed there as soon as she could after hearing the news. Payless ShoeSource is closing all its North American stores, leaving the Seaford resident in a bind for finding affordable, comfortable shoes for work, she said while standing outside the chain's location in the North Massapeq


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Long Island Rail Road committed to cutting down on troubling trend of 'gate crashing'

NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island (WABC) -- Officials are working to keep drivers safe by cutting down the number of vehicles that attempt to beat trains on the railroad tracks and crash into the gates.


Person of interest in bludgeoning death of mom, teen son in NYC apartment jumps in front of train: report

The boyfriend police eyed in the brutal Bronx murder of a mother and her 14-year-old son killed himself after jumping in front of a Metro North train shortly after the killing, according to reports.


Long Island snowmobiler dies on Adirondack lake

LONG LAKE, N.Y. -- A Long Island man who was snowmobiling with a friend Saturday evening along Long Lake in the Adirondacks was killed after he went off the trail and on to the lake.


Astoria Dentist Will Provide Free Dental Care On Friday

ASTORIA, QUEENS - An Astoria dentist's office is offering free teeth cleanings, exams and x-rays to new patients who don't have insurance on Friday, Feb. 22. Steinway Family Dental Center introduced its semi-annual "Free Dental Day" to help individuals who can't afford regular dental care.


Discarded fetus found in bloody bag in New York City

NEW YORK (News 12 Brooklyn/CNN) – An investigation is under way after a gruesome discovery of a human fetus. Police said the remains were found near a street corner in Brooklyn on Monday morning.


Masked Gunman Fatally Shoots Man Outside Karaoke Bar in Queens

A hooded and masked gunman fired multiple shots at a man after stepping outside of a karaoke bar in New York City on February 12. The victim, 31-year-old Xin Gu, left the Shangri-La Karaoke bar on Fowler Street in Flushing, Queens to ride an Uber that had pulled over.


Wantagh dad draws a picture on his daughter's snack bag daily since kindergarten

Every morning before Molly Murray, 9, leaves for school, her dad, Patrick, draws her an elaborate picture on her brown paper snack bag. He’s been doing it since his daughter's first day of kindergarten at St. William the Abbot Catholic School in Seaford, and now that Molly is in third grade, they ha


New York officials face backlash over 'congestion' tax push

New York City is expensive. From parking to hotels to Broadway tickets, the city has a way of leaving the wallet lighter for any visitor. But it’s poised to get even pricier if a controversial new “congestion” fee comes to fruition.


LI activist who fought housing discrimination honored for efforts

A civil rights activist who fought housing discrimination in Roslyn more than 50 years ago will be honored for her contributions Saturday during a Black History Month luncheon.


Nassau legislators frustrated with Cuomo’s amendment to restore AIM funding

Some Nassau County lawmakers are calling on state legislators to reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo's amendment to restore Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) funding. Local officials were originally outraged when Cuomo's proposed budget slashed millions of dollars in aid to municipalities on Long Isl


Island Park rental project gets IDA assist

The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency approved economic incentives Tuesday for a 172-unit waterfront apartment complex planned for Island Park. Virginia-based AvalonBay Communities is planning to redevelop an 11.6-acre property that was formerly used as an oil storage and distribution


Largest Inflatable Theme Park In The World Is Coming To NYC This Summer

The largest bounce house in the world is coming to NYC, and it’s not just for kids. The Big Bounce America claims to be the largest touring inflatable theme park in the world, and even broke the Guinness World Record for ‘World’s Biggest Bounce House.’


The Obscure, Overcrowded Election That Could Change New York City Politics

The hail was coming down in great gusts outside, but inside the New York Irish Center, just off the freeway in Long Island City, Queens, dozens of activists and organizers crammed in for several hours last Tuesday to hear from candidates hoping to be elected the next public advocate of New York City


Hundreds of Queens residents hired at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B

About 400 city residents, with roughly half of them from Queens, were hired for jobs at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B concourse, Governor Cuomo announced on Tuesday. Between August and December 2018, Terminal B’s concession partners hired 374 new employees for the new concourse, ranging from ca


Hearing on NY state's Climate and Community Protection Act to be held in New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing for March 1 on revisions to New York environmental law that seek to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Should marijuana be sold at New York City bodegas? Staten Island weighs in

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While some New York City bodega owners have gone public with their fight to capitalize on the marijuana industry, several deli owners and workers on Staten Island said they’re either opposed or indifferent to the idea.


After a near-death experience, New York's 'best doughnut baker' is more popular than ever

Richard Eng's doughnut business didn't need a horrific story to help fuel its viral success. But when tragedy struck the bakery owner, the doughnuts and the customers who loved them helped inspire this baker to soldier on.


FDNY rescues HUD executive and others stuck in NYCHA elevator in Manhattan

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The FDNY had to rescue Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton from an elevator in a Manhattan NYCHA complex Tuesday afternoon.