Fewer people are being injured in traffic accidents, but some in the city are making dangerous streets a No. 1 target.
A coalition organized by Transportation Alternatives marched along Queens Boulevard Saturday to bring attention to a string of recent deaths along the street, a day after Elmhurst Hospital held a summit to look at ways to help bring down traffic accidents and fatalities.
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Cops are seeking help in locating a man who gained entry to the apartment of an Ozone Park woman, held a pocket knife to her neck and forced her to disrobe and cut her left wrist and right ring finger as the two grappled for the weapon about 10 a.m. Friday.
The woman wrestled the knife away from her attacker, only to have him brandish another pocket knife, which the would-be rapist used to...Read more »
After months of precipitous declines in shootings, gunfire on the streets of New York has increased in recent months at a time when stop and frisk activity has dropped sharply, NYPD records show.
While overall shootings in 2013 still remain down 20.5% over last year, the sharp declines seen earlier have disappeared, with recent months showing spikes in shootings by as much as 11% according...Read more »
The NYPD said it's looking into a possible post-SantaCon melee involving six brawlers on the streets of Manhattan.
A YouTube video of the Santas fighting, at what appears to be Third Avenue and 16th Street in Gramercy, went viral Sunday, a day after the controversial event. Throughout the 1:20 clip dubbed "Santapocolypse NYC 2013" several bystanders and people inside nearby shops...Read more »
The Mega Millions jackpot, now at $550 million, has kindled "what if" dreams in even the staunchest of non-believers.
"I don't even know how to play!" protested Bob Shami, 46, as he handed money to a midtown convenience clerk , permitting a machine to "quick pick" his numbers. But on Saturday, Shami, a media content distributor who lives in Midtown, found a crisp...Read more »
South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.
The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid prisons for 27 years before emerging to preach forgiveness and reconciliation, was laid to rest at his ancestral home...Read more »
A small hobbit racked up big sales at movie box offices during the weekend, generating an estimated $205 million at theaters around the world with the debut of highly anticipated sequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
The second installment in the 3D "Hobbit" film trilogy earned $73.7 million of its global haul in the United States and Canada, where it easily topped...Read more »
Actor Peter O'Toole, who shot to international fame in the blockbuster movie "Lawrence of Arabia", has died aged 81 in London after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday.
O'Toole, who had survived a bout of stomach cancer in the 1970s, died in a London hospital on Saturday, Steve Kenis, his agent, told Reuters.
O'Toole's striking good looks and charm sustained him through...Read more »
A roving group of scam artists are preying on elderly women in New York City, tricking them into emptying their bank accounts of cash, NYPD investigators said Thursday.
A pattern of 24 cases stretching as far back as June 2011 and as recently as Nov. 21 have victimized a group of women ranging in age from 67 to 93, said Lt. Kevin Paynter, of the Internal Affairs Bureau.
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Ready or not, santas are coming to town.
Amid uproar from some officials, the annual SantaCon celebration is set for Saturday at a location somewhere in the five boroughs.
It's expected to draw thousands of New Yorkers decked out in their original variations of the iconic red suit.
Some elected officials said that past SantaCons turned into out of control parties on the streets,...Read more »