The State Department Monday recognized the NYPD's work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake three years ago.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly received the first U.S. Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Overseas Criminal Justice Assistance in a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Since 2010, the NYPD have deployed officers to the nation to help train and mentor...Read more »
Hundreds of New Yorkers Monday met down at the Big Yellow Joint.
A real-life replica of the famous Bluth Company Banana Stand from the TV show "Arrested Development" sprang up across from Radio City Music Hall yesterday, giving out free frozen, chocolate-dipped bananas to fans gearing up for the debut of the show's fourth season on Netflix later this month.
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O.J. Simpson was back in court Monday seeking a new trial in his 2007 conviction of armed robbery in Nevada.
Simpson, 65, who was famously acquitted of the 1994 slaying of his ex-wife, is currently serving up to 33 years in prison for the armed robbery, in which he claimed he was trying to recover his own sports memorabilia of his storied sports career and the murder trial.
He was found...Read more »
Let's give City Councilman Daniel Dromm of Jackson Heights the benefit of the doubt. Let's assume he's just an idealist who thinks immigrants who've legally lived and worked in the city for six months have earned the right to vote in our municipal elections. The problem is, his motivations don't matter.
The idea is terrible.
It's unworkable. The New York City Board of Elections can't...Read more »
I remember the first street fair I ever went to. I had just moved to Manhattan and it appeared one morning on a closed-down stretch of Broadway across from my building. I thought it was fantastic. There was a ton of food, music and a bunch of vendors selling everything from tweezers to glass beads to those retro-looking tin signs praising coffee.
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House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa insisted Sunday that Republicans had no agenda to "target" Democrats in the Obama administration for their handling of the attack of the Benghazi mission in Libya while slamming a lack of "accountability" for the tragedy.
"Hillary Clinton is not a target. President Obama is not a target," said Issa (R-Calif.) on NBC's...Read more »
Police are looking for a man who robbed a subway station agent in Queens while posing as an MTA worker, the NYPD said.
The robbery happened Saturday around 11 a.m. at the 111th Street stop on the No. 7 train in Queens.
The unidentified suspect wore an MTA vest and lured the agent out of her booth by saying he needed to heat up his lunch, according to officials and published reports.
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New York City has a message to tourists: There's a lot more to see here than you realize.
The city raked in 52 million visitors last year, a record number that brought $55.3 billion into the city's coffers.
The mayor wants to raise the number of visitors to 55 million annually and is working hard to reach that goal.
While Times Square and Central Park are the top spots for visitors,...Read more »
Good weather is good business.
The warmth that has swarmed NYC of late is like a warm kiss after a long fight that began with the knock-out punch of Superstorm Sandy. "Outdoor cafes, fancy roof top gardens and bars, all these things open up," creating jobs and increasing worker pay, said Joshua Freeman, a professor of history at the Murphy Labor Institute at CUNY.
"There are a lot of...Read more »
It's official: Seth Meyers is the next host of NBC's "Late Night."
The network announced Sunday that the 12-year "Saturday Night Live" veteran will take over when Jimmy Fallon heads to "The Tonight Show" next year, saying the show will be renamed "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy...Read more »