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  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:53 GMT
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    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
  • NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:36:21 GMT
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
  • Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:01:31 GMT
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    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
  • Mayor de Blasio is late. A lot. Does it matter?

    Mayor de Blasio is late. A lot. Does it matter?

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:42:26 GMT
    We have no statistic to show you how often Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives late or how late he arrives. His tardiness probably bothers journalists on deadline a lot more than the average New Yorker. After all, if a news conference, starts 15, 20, 45 minutes late how much does that really impact the fate of the city? But a hundred days in we can say it seems like the mayor is late a lot.
    We have no statistic to show you how often Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives late or how late he arrives. His tardiness probably bothers journalists on deadline a lot more than the average New Yorker. After all, if a news conference, starts 15, 20, 45 minutes late how much does that really impact the fate of the city? But a hundred days in we can say it seems like the mayor is late a lot.
  • Feds: Daycare centers provided cover for drug operation

    Feds: Daycare centers provided cover for drug operation

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:17:17 GMT
    Prosecutors say a sophisticated drug trafficking ring smuggled cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City using daycare centers as cover.  Two Bronx daycare centers were searched as part of the investigation and authorities says drugs were sometimes concealed in items designed for children.
    Prosecutors say a sophisticated drug trafficking ring smuggled cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City using daycare centers as cover.  Two Bronx daycare centers were searched as part of the investigation and authorities says drugs were sometimes concealed in items designed for children.
  • Mayor de Blasio: 100 days

    Mayor de Blasio: 100 days

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:01:11 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history. De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of the nation's largest city in a generation, delivered his address Thursday at Manhattan's Cooper Union, the same site where Abraham Lincoln gave an 1860 speech.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history. De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of the nation's largest city in a generation, delivered his address Thursday at Manhattan's Cooper Union, the same site where Abraham Lincoln gave an 1860 speech.
  • Joel, Victoria Osteen returning to Yankee Stadium

    Joel, Victoria Osteen returning to Yankee Stadium

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:42:45 GMT
    'America's Night of Hope' hosted by ministers Joel and Victoria Osteen is set for June 7 at Yankee Stadium. It will be the second time around at the new stadium in the Bronx for the wildly popular author and megachurch pastor. The Osteens' motivational worship gathering in 2009 was the first non-sporting event at the Stadium. "It’s 2.5 hours of trying to share our message of hope," said Osteen.
    'America's Night of Hope' hosted by ministers Joel and Victoria Osteen is set for June 7 at Yankee Stadium. It will be the second time around at the new stadium in the Bronx for the wildly popular author and megachurch pastor. The Osteens' motivational worship gathering in 2009 was the first non-sporting event at the Stadium. "It’s 2.5 hours of trying to share our message of hope," said Osteen.
  • Health inspectors to wear Google Glass?

    Health inspectors to wear Google Glass?

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:35:06 GMT
    Some New York City food inspectors might be wearing Google Glass during restaurant visits under a new City Council proposal.  A yearlong pilot program would require 10 percent of the 160 city health inspectors to wear video devices.
    Some New York City food inspectors might be wearing Google Glass during restaurant visits under a new City Council proposal.  A yearlong pilot program would require 10 percent of the 160 city health inspectors to wear video devices.
  • MTA cops save dog that raced Metro-North train

    MTA cops save dog that raced Metro-North train

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:58:11 GMT
    A fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City.The dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday, The New York Post reported. About half a dozen other trains in the area or scheduled to pass through were told to slow down and watch out for a stray animal, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North.
    A fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City.The dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday, The New York Post reported. About half a dozen other trains in the area or scheduled to pass through were told to slow down and watch out for a stray animal, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North.
  • Mechanic paralyzed in derailment sues Metro-North; forgives engineer

    Mechanic paralyzed in derailment sues Metro-North; forgives engineer

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:15:34 GMT
    A commuter railroad mechanic who was paralyzed in a deadly derailment said Wednesday that he forgives the man who was driving the train and is grateful to the railroad but is still suing for $100 million to protect his family. Samuel Rivera, 39, said he wasn't bitter or angry about his fate because, "Being upset and being bitter and angry isn't going to get you anyplace. ... Holding grudges is just not healthy."
    A commuter railroad mechanic who was paralyzed in a deadly derailment said Wednesday that he forgives the man who was driving the train and is grateful to the railroad but is still suing for $100 million to protect his family. Samuel Rivera, 39, said he wasn't bitter or angry about his fate because, "Being upset and being bitter and angry isn't going to get you anyplace. ... Holding grudges is just not healthy."
  • NYC considering identity card program

    NYC considering identity card program

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:15:59 GMT
    Some New York City lawmakers are introducing a bill that would provide city residents with municipal identification cards.  City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca and Council Member Daniel Dromm are behind the legislation.
    Some New York City lawmakers are introducing a bill that would provide city residents with municipal identification cards.  City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca and Council Member Daniel Dromm are behind the legislation.

  • De Blasio has victories, missteps in 1st 100 days

    De Blasio has victories, missteps in 1st 100 days

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:23:40 GMT
    New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation has been in office nearly 100 days, and so far, Bill de Blasio's term has been marked by victories on campaign promises and a series of setbacks. Most of his energy was devoted to a single issue, his pledge to create universal pre kindergarten and fund it with a tax on wealthy residents. The tax died in Albany but de Blasio ended up securing the money needed to launch the program.
    New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation has been in office nearly 100 days, and so far, Bill de Blasio's term has been marked by victories on campaign promises and a series of setbacks. Most of his energy was devoted to a single issue, his pledge to create universal pre kindergarten and fund it with a tax on wealthy residents. The tax died in Albany but de Blasio ended up securing the money needed to launch the program.
  • NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

    NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:33:44 GMT
    Speaking from the Police Academy's C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires. "We have determined the department does not have and has not had any policy specific to this policy of going into buildings and utilization of elevators," Bratton said.
    Speaking from the Police Academy's C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires. "We have determined the department does not have and has not had any policy specific to this policy of going into buildings and utilization of elevators," Bratton said.
  • Sex, relationships, and the weather

    Let the spring sun thaw out your frozen love life

    Let the spring sun thaw out your frozen love life

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:24:39 GMT
    It's time to let go of the long, cold winter that's gripped the tri-state New York area. Snow storms, brutal wind chills, and numerous uninvited visits from the polar vortex really shoved people indoors and sometimes into the warm arms of others.
    We found New Yorkers who agree that the frigid weather put a chill on their dating life.
    It's time to let go of the long, cold winter that's gripped the tri-state New York area. Snow storms, brutal wind chills, and numerous uninvited visits from the polar vortex really shoved people indoors and sometimes into the warm arms of others.
    We found New Yorkers who agree that the frigid weather put a chill on their dating life.
  • 'Sharknado 2' to take bite out of NYC this summer

    'Sharknado 2' to take bite out of NYC this summer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:41:26 GMT
    Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" takes a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers. They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton.
    Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" takes a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers. They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton.
  • NYPD: Crime up 30 percent in housing projects

    NYPD: Crime up 30 percent in housing projects

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:00:45 GMT
    The NYPD says that that crime in public housing developments over the last 5 years is up by 30%. That's a rate 10 times higher than the rest of the city. But that stunning number may not tell the whole story.
    The NYPD says that that crime in public housing developments over the last 5 years is up by 30%. That's a rate 10 times higher than the rest of the city. But that stunning number may not tell the whole story.
  • De Blasio faces daunting task in pre-K push

    De Blasio faces daunting task in pre-K push

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-06 02:10:29 GMT
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has secured the funding for full-day pre-kindergarten, his administration faces the daunting task of hiring teachers and finding enough classrooms to be ready for 53,000 children by this fall and 20,000 more next year. During a visit to Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn Saturday, Mayor de Blasio said he is up to the challenge.
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has secured the funding for full-day pre-kindergarten, his administration faces the daunting task of hiring teachers and finding enough classrooms to be ready for 53,000 children by this fall and 20,000 more next year. During a visit to Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn Saturday, Mayor de Blasio said he is up to the challenge.
  • NYC apartment prices on the rise

    NYC apartment prices on the rise

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:59:48 GMT
    The latest quarterly real estate reports are out and the news is a little discouraging: prices in New York City are still going up, and inventory keeps shrinking. So what's a prospective buyer or renter to do? We went in search of some helpful tips. Tara Gallegos has been pounding the pavement with her broker in search of a Manhattan apartment but with h the price and tight inventory. It's been a challenge.
    The latest quarterly real estate reports are out and the news is a little discouraging: prices in New York City are still going up, and inventory keeps shrinking. So what's a prospective buyer or renter to do? We went in search of some helpful tips. Tara Gallegos has been pounding the pavement with her broker in search of a Manhattan apartment but with h the price and tight inventory. It's been a challenge.
  • Report: Poor children in NY twice as likely to have asthma

    Report: Poor children in NY twice as likely to have asthma

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:07:36 GMT
    Harlem has some of the highest asthma rates in the city. A new report released Friday is giving us a closer look at the chronic lung disease and who is struggling with it. Asthma is not only deadly but it's costing billions of dollars to treat. The report states roughly 1.7 million people in the state suffer from asthma. The Bronx and Harlem have some of highest rates among Medicaid recipients.
    Harlem has some of the highest asthma rates in the city. A new report released Friday is giving us a closer look at the chronic lung disease and who is struggling with it. Asthma is not only deadly but it's costing billions of dollars to treat. The report states roughly 1.7 million people in the state suffer from asthma. The Bronx and Harlem have some of highest rates among Medicaid recipients.
  • Homeland Security chief speaks to NYPD about dangers

    Homeland Security chief speaks to NYPD about dangers

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:52:11 GMT
    During a counterterrorism meeting at NYPD headquarters Wednesday, the head of America's Department of Homeland Cecurity said Syria has become a potential threat. Jeh Johnson said Al Qaeda supporters from America who fight in Syria's civil war may come home as trained, connected threats. For now the chief concern remains a lone wolf terrorist like Faisal Shazad, who tried to bomb Times Square.
    During a counterterrorism meeting at NYPD headquarters Wednesday, the head of America's Department of Homeland Cecurity said Syria has become a potential threat. Jeh Johnson said Al Qaeda supporters from America who fight in Syria's civil war may come home as trained, connected threats. For now the chief concern remains a lone wolf terrorist like Faisal Shazad, who tried to bomb Times Square.
  • First wave of new pre-K spots coming to NYC

    First wave of new pre-K spots coming to NYC

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:27:41 GMT
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 4,268 new pre-kindergarten seats in all five boroughs for the 2014-2015 academic year. Lawmakers in Albany and Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a deal on a state budget that includes $300 million for pre-K programs in New York City.
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 4,268 new pre-kindergarten seats in all five boroughs for the 2014-2015 academic year. Lawmakers in Albany and Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a deal on a state budget that includes $300 million for pre-K programs in New York City.
  • Smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs in NYC

    Smartphone hunt for giant Easter eggs in NYC

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:30:42 GMT
    The Big Apple is hosting an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt using 21st century technology. The public is invited to search for nearly 275 egg sculptures hidden around the city until April 26, 2014 using a smartphone app. More than 200 designers and artists like Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Jeff Koons designed the 2.5 foot tall eggs.
    The Big Apple is hosting an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt using 21st century technology. The public is invited to search for nearly 275 egg sculptures hidden around the city until April 26, 2014 using a smartphone app. More than 200 designers and artists like Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Jeff Koons designed the 2.5 foot tall eggs.
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