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    Another example of the Knicks being the Knicks Opelika, Ala.: All the stars aligned. Donovan Mitchell longed to join his hometown Knicks, and they had 11 first-round draft choices to dangle. The Hallmark moment appeared inevitable until it wasn’t. The Cleveland Cavaliers eschewed bombast. Instead, they identified their guy and got him. Give the Cavs an A for boldness. The Knicks will rationalize their failure: Mitchell and Jason Brunson would be a bad mix. Furthermore, he’s a ball-dominant player joining the ball-dominant Julius Randle. Like John McEnroe, I bellow, “You can’t be serious.” Randle won the 2021 Most Improved Player award, yet in the playoffs, hard double-teams flummoxed him and he fizzled and floundered. Brunson increased his market value with his improved playoff performance, albeit as the second fiddle to Luka Doncic. He’s a good player, but not close to Mitchell. Mitchell has barbecued every playoff defense he’s encountered. In fact, his playoff average is a scorching 28.3 points per game. To win in the playoffs, a team needs a transcendent scorer. Only the most optimistic Knicks fan believes...
    A young woman moments away from jumping off the Manhattan Bridge was rescued by two quick-thinking NYPD officers and a good Samaritan who jumped into action to save the female in distress. The horrifying ordeal was captured on video as two officers wearing helmets and a harness as they quietly inch closer towards the victim trying to bring her to safety. A good Samaritan was seen assisting during the dramatic crisis. The incident took place on the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan bridge located on Adams Street that has a pedestrian walkway.  The shocking video shows the woman, dressed in a dark hooded jacket with fur trimming, looking out at the murky waters of the East River. In one photo she is seen sitting at the edge of the ledge.  In another photo, she is in a crouching position with her legs beneath her and her arms at her side. The unidentified woman appeared to be only seconds away from propelling herself off the ledge before she was safely taken into custody.  It is unclear how long she had been sitting...
    THERE has been an urgent warning to stay out of the water at California's Manhattan Beach after a shark up to eight feet long was spotted. Beachgoers were notified of the shark sighting and told not to go in the shark-infested water for the time being. 2There was a shark sighting at California's Manhattan Beach on Friday eveningCredit: Getty 2The shark spotted off the El Porto area was six to eight longCredit: AFP The predator was spotted shortly before 5pm on Friday off the El Porto area of Manhattan Beach. A lifeguard and two surfers confirmed the sighting. The shark was six to eight long, according to the Los Angeles Lifeguards. Baywatch Redondo hasn't found the shark after completing a search, the lifeguards said. read more on shark attacksBLOOD IN WATER Horror pics show aftermath of shark attack on dolphin nearly ripped in HALFBRUTAL ATTACK Fisherman reveals horror details after terrifying great white shark attack The shark was not aggressive and no injuries were reported, according to the lifeguards. Lifeguards were said to remain on the...
    A shark was sighted Friday evening off the El Porto area of Manhattan Beach. The sighting occurred shortly before 5 p.m. and was confirmed by a lifeguard and two surfers, according to tweets from the Los Angeles County Lifeguards. The shark is estimated to be 6 to 8 feet long, lifeguards said. No signs of aggressive behavior were seen. Beachgoers and surfers were notified of the sighting, and Baywatch Redondo completed a sweep of the area with no findings, lifeguards said, adding that they would continue to monitor the situation. A spokesperson for L.A. County Lifeguards could not be reached for an update.
    The Central Park carriage horse that collapsed on a street in Manhattan has been relocated to a farm in upstate New York to retire, after it has been revealed that it was often flogged, malnourished and double its reported age.  Ryder appeared to have abrasions to his legs, a cut on his neck and bruises on his knees following his collapse at around 5pm on August 10 at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and West 45th Street in Hell's Kitchen. He had tripped and stumbled on his way back to the 39 Street stables, and did not get back up. Videos posted online show the rider, Ian McKeever, yelling 'Get up! Get up! Get up! C'mon, get up' to the animal, whose knees were buckling.  McKeever also pulled the reins and slapped Ryder in a bid to make him stand, as a large crowd watched on in horror. After more than an hour, and with the help of an adrenaline shot, NYPD officials were able to get the horse back on its feet. 'I've been the staunchest defender of carriage drivers —...
    A bystander caught the moment 11 thugs smashed their way into a Los Angeles-area jewelry store and made off with handfuls of loot.  According to a statement from the Manhattan Beach Police Department, the robbery took place around 7:00 pm at Pasha Fine Jewelry on Manhattan Beach Boulevard in wealthy, laid back beach community on the outskirts of Los Angeles.  Authorities referred to the crime as a 'smash and grab' robbery.  As the video begins, you can see  at least two of the robbers rifling through the store's window display. In the background, you can see the other robbers frantically running through the store, smashing display cases with hammers.   After 12 seconds, the robbers, clad in ski masks and predominantly wearing dark clothing, begin to make their exit one-by-one. The group sprints across the street and in to three waiting cars. One of the group appears to drop something and stops to pick it up before getting to his car. The thugs then speed away heading southbound away from the scene.  The cars are a gold-colored Infiniti sedan, a black...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Six people were injured, three critically, when a taxi struck a bicyclist, jumped a curb, and plowed into a group of pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan.It happened just before 1 p.m. Monday on Broadway at 29th Street.Authorities say the cab was westbound on 29th Street turning left onto Broadway and had the right of way when a 50-year-old man on a CitiBike rode into his path, causing a collision at the intersection.Police believe the driver then panicked and hit the gas instead of the brake, careened onto the sidewalk and mowed down several pedestrians, and pinned two women underneath the vehicle.However, the driver made initial statements that his brakes were not working, although investigators will also look into operator error.In what NYPD Deputy Police Chief John Chell called a "remarkable scene," between 15 and 20 good Samaritans tried to lift the cab off the victims.Eyewitness News obtained an exclusive video of that effort.EMBED More News Videos Six people were injured when a taxi struck a bicyclist, jumped a curb and plowed into a group of pedestrians in...
    A 23-year-old man is dead and a 22-year-old woman hospitalized after their jet ski flipped and crashed in the Hudson River Saturday, cops say. The incident occurred at roughly 7:20 pm in the water near Battery Place and Vesey Street, just off the southern tip of Manhattan, police said. The couple, whom have yet to be identified, had reportedly rented the watercraft from a jet ski service across the river in Hoboken on the unseasonably hot May day, before it flipped in the water, cops say. The force of the impact immediately sent both of the riders hurling into the river, where the current overtook them and carried them downstream.   Lawmen said the pair had been driving at high speeds in the buildup to the crash, but did not detail what caused the accident when contacted by DailyMail.com. First responders pictured at the scene of the crash Saturday night. Cops said the 23-year-old driver of the vehicle - whose body was recovered after a three-hour search of the river - died after being pulled underneath a Battery Park City ferry terminal...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- There will be heightened security in New York City with tens of thousands of people expected to gather for the Celebrate Israel Parade Sunday afternoon.The parade is set to march up Fifth Avenue via 57th Street to 74th Street starting at 11:30 a.m.The NYPD has expressed security concerns in the wake of recent terror incidents in Israel and last weekend's mass shooting in Buffalo."These incidents of terrorist activity abroad may inspire homegrown violent extremists to conduct similar operations against Jewish people and Israeli interests in the US," the NYPD said in a bulletin obtained by ABC News. "Further, as demonstrated by prior arrests at demonstrations in New York City, tensions abroad may lead to an increase in unauthorized, disruptive mass gatherings, and spontaneous clashes surrounding the parade."ALSO READ | New York high court to determine if Bronx Zoo elephant is a personEMBED More News Videos The case could have implications for zoo animals across the U.S. However, the NYPD said there has been no reports of any specific or credible threats directly related to this year's...
    FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) -- A branch of Anthropologie clothing and home goods store flooded on Saturday night in Manhattan after a fire alarm set off the sprinklers.A passerby noticed the merchandise at the store on 195 Broadway in the Financial District getting drenched and water was pouring out onto the sidewalk in front of the store.It is not clear what set off the alarm.It happened while the store was still open, although it is not clear if any customers were inside.The FDNY says no one was injured and the alarm was reset.There is no word on how much merchandise was damaged.ALSO READ | Woman found dead in duffel bag in QueensEMBED More News Videos Naveen Dhaliwal has the latest developments from Forest Hills. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man opened fire on an off-duty NYPD officer in Harlem early Wednesday after the pair got into a minor accident while the officer was on his way to work.Authorities say the rookie officer was driving into Manhattan from the Bronx on the Macombs Dam Bridge when he was sideswiped by a 2009 black Ford escape with New Jersey license plates.As that SUV continued westbound, shots were fired from it in the direction of the off-duty officer.The officer, who has just 16 months on the job working in Manhattan North, was not struck.Police launched a search for the SUV, which was tracked through technology into Queens.It was eventually spotted and stopped at Blake and Van Sinderen avenues in East New York, Brooklyn.The suspect taken into custody, and charges are pending.A second person in the car is believed to have been picked up after the alleged incident.ALSO READ: Feces attack suspect back behind bars after arrest in HarlemEMBED More News Videos Frank Abrokwa is being held after a judge set bail at $5,000 for charges stemming from...
    HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Shots were fired at an off duty police officer in Harlem after getting into a minor accident on the way to work.The officer's vehicle was sideswiped by an SUV, preliminarily identified as a white Ford, just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.As both vehicles pulled over, driver of Ford opened fireThe driver of the Ford then drove away.No one was struck and the off duty officer did not return fire.Police are now searching Harlem and Queens for the vehicle, which has not been found.ALSO READ: Feces attack suspect back behind bars after arrest in HarlemEMBED More News Videos Frank Abrokwa is being held after a judge set bail at $5,000 for charges stemming from a violent incident at a storage facility in Harlem. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    Rider Broncs (12-18, 8-12 MAAC) vs. Manhattan Jaspers (15-14, 8-12 MAAC) Riverdale, New York; Tuesday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Manhattan Jaspers and Rider Broncs square off in the MAAC Tournament. The Jaspers have gone 8-5 at home. Manhattan has a 7-8 record against opponents over .500. The Broncs are 8-12 in MAAC play. Rider has a 4-6 record in games decided by 10 or more points. The teams meet for the third time this season. The Jaspers won 84-78 in the last matchup on Feb. 20. Jose Perez led the Jaspers with 23 points, and Allen Powell led the Broncs with 17 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Perez is averaging 18.8 points and 4.5 assists for the Jaspers. Josh Roberts is averaging 10.9 points over the last 10 games for Manhattan. Dwight Murray Jr. is averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Broncs. Powell is averaging 14.5 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 35.7% over the past 10 games for Rider. LAST 10 GAMES: Jaspers: 4-6, averaging 68.6 points, 30.6 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.3...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Visitors will be able to soar over New York City in a way they never have before, thanks to an attraction opening to the public in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday.RiseNY features a unique, state-of-the-art flying theater that gives visitors a bird's-eye view of the city, and it's paired with what the organizers describe as a series of museum exhibit galleries celebrating legendary aspects of New York City.The galleries cover a variety of topics diving into the history and culture of New York City."Each gallery is curated by a local museum or a national museum or an expert in their field, so it brings legitimacy," creative director Mark Lach said. "(It's) a love letter to New York, and I think New Yorkers will walk through this and learn things they didn't know, or reinforce, 'Oh I remember when,' 'That's right,' 'That happened.'"ALSO READ | Long-lost cat from Maine found 7 years later -- in FloridaEMBED More News Videos A Maine family that long ago gave up on a lost family cat is being reunited more than six...
    CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- New York City's Lunar New Year Parade is getting ready to kickoff in Chinatown!The 24th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival is set to take place Sunday, February 20, beginning at 1 p.m. on the corner of Hester Street and Mott Street.The parade route will go from Mott and Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, and will finish at Eldridge and Forsyth Street towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.The Year of the Tiger kicked off in New York City on February 1, with the Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival.EMBED More News Videos Darla Miles has more on how the festival is a sign of hope and resiliency as the Year of the Tiger gets underway. The festival lasts around 40 days, and in China, the country observes a seven-day-long state holiday.The cycle repeats every 12 years, and 2022 is Year of the Tiger, signaling bravery, courage, strength and hope.You can watch the parade live, right here and on our 24/7 stream starting at...
    The New York Police Department (NYPD) has arrested two teenagers in connection with the shooting of an off-duty police officer last week. A 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male were arrested and charged in the shooting, the NYPD tweeted on Saturday. NYPD Chief of Housing Jeffrey Maddrey said during a news conference on Feb. 5 that the shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. that day near a community center in Manhattan. The officer, assigned to the housing division in the Bronx, was off-duty and attending a vigil at the community center, according to police. When he exited the lobby, two individuals allegedly opened fire in the area. The suspects fled by the time on-duty police arrived. The officer assisted on-duty officers with the investigation, but later realized he had been shot in the foot, according to police. The officer was then taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He is expected to make a full-recovery. Maddrey said police were thankful the incident was not worse, but noted that seven NYPD officers have been shot so far this year. "We all need to support one another, we need to start discouraging gun violence,"...
    NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was shot in the left foot Saturday as he was leaving a vigil at a Manhattan community center, police said. It was the seventh time an NYPD officer has been shot this year. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near Broadway and 130th Street in the borough’s Manhattanville neighborhood. The officer was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, police said. Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, head of the NYPD’s Housing Bureau, said the officer saw two men firing gunshots as he was leaving the building and appeared to have been struck as he was diving for cover. Maddrey said it wasn’t clear if the officer said anything to the men or identified himself as a police officer. No arrests have been made. Maddrey said the officer, who’s assigned to policing housing complex in the Bronx, didn’t realize he was wounded until a few minutes later when he felt pain in his foot while assisting responding officers with...
    MANHATTANVILLE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An off-duty NYPD officer has been shot in the foot in Manhattanville.It happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday near 3250 Broadway.The officer was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.Police are looking for the suspects who fled the scene.The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.ALSO READ | With major crime on the rise in NYC, Adams outlines crackdownEMBED More News Videos Mike Marza spoke with Mayor Eric Adams, who is sharing details of his plan to crack down on ghost guns and target gun traffickers. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- As a large portion of NYPD gathered for the funeral of fallen Officer Jason Rivera Friday morning, an off duty officer working security at an Upper West Side drug store shot a suspect who police say had just stabbed a man.The officer was employed at a Duane Reade at West 94th Street and Broadway when he saw two men in a dispute near the entrance of the store.He told the two men to take the dispute outside, and police say one of the men pulled a knife and stabbed the other in the arm.ALSO READ | Parents livid after 9-year-old girl left locked outside New Jersey school in coldEMBED More News Videos Toni Yates has more from the mother of the child left alone in the cold. The suspect then fled on foot, with the off-duty officer in pursuit.When the suspect got the corner of West 94th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, he turned towards the officer while refusing to drop his knife.The officer pulled his service weapon and shot the man one time.He was...
    Siena Saints (6-6, 3-1 MAAC) at Manhattan Jaspers (9-5, 2-3 MAAC) New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Jose Perez and the Manhattan Jaspers host Colby Rogers and the Siena Saints in MAAC action. The Jaspers have gone 4-2 in home games. Manhattan has a 4-3 record against opponents over .500. The Saints are 3-1 against conference opponents. Siena is 2-4 in games decided by at least 10 points. The teams meet for the second time in conference play this season. The Jaspers won 77-72 in the last matchup on Dec. 4. Anthony Nelson led the Jaspers with 24 points, and Rogers led the Saints with 12 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Perez is scoring 16.5 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds for the Jaspers. Samir Stewart is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Manhattan. Rogers averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Saints, scoring 13.7 points while shooting 44.1% from beyond the arc. Jackson Stormo is shooting 59.3% and averaging 11.4 points over the last 10 games for Siena. LAST 10 GAMES: Jaspers: 6-4,...
    A New York man is wanted by the NYPD for brutally shoving an 81-year-old man to the ground on Christmas.  The older man was taking his dog out for a walk and having a conversation with someone in Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side  when a man, wearing jeans and a gray zip-up jacket, suddenly shoved him to the ground.  The NYPD is now offering a $3,500 award for anyone with information The suspect is seen on surveillance video stalking down 86th Street near Henderson Place around 12.30am. The victim's dog, wearing a light-colored winter coat, warily begins to move behind his owner's legs.  Noticing the dog's distress, the victim moves toward the person he's speaking with to clear the way.   The suspect, however, steps between the pair, and man throws a forceful arm toward the man's face. The victim stumbles backward before slamming harshly into the ground on his side. He then rolls onto his stomach.    An unidentified man shoved an 81-year-old man to the ground on Christmas in Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side around 12.30am  He shoved...
    Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times will go to trial in Manhattan on Feb. 1, according to reports.  The case is connected to a 2017 editorial in which a writer linked a Palin political action committee ad about repealing Obamacare – which showed crosshairs on a map of Democratic congressional districts – to the 2011 shooting of then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The Times piece was edited and corrected the day after it was published to clarify there was no known link between the shooter and Palin’s ad.  Public figures have a higher burden of proof in defamation cases, but in 2020, Manhattan District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff said there was "sufficient evidence to allow a rational finder of fact to find actual malice by clear and convincing evidence" and said the lawsuit could go to trial. Rakoff had initially dismissed the claim before an appeal, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Sarah Palin, a former Republican governor from Alaska and the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president, speaks in Denver, July 1, 2016. (Getty Images) The...
    A knife-wielding carjacker was caught on camera as he stole a man's car in New York City, before crashing into several cars and fleeing the scene.  In a 25-second clip posted to Instagram on Wednesday, a man could be seen chasing after his black minivan as another man, armed with a knife, plows into a car in front of it in an effort to flee the scene. The stolen vehicle, which was driving in the wrong direction down a one-way street in Midtown, pushes the car in front of it to escape, causing it to crash into another car before driving off into the distance, while the car's owner desperately attempts to catch up to his stolen ride.  The video has garnered more than 476,000 views as of Wednesday night. Photos of the crime scene show police as they investigated and cordoned off the block with yellow caution tape, with several of the other vehicles sustaining severe damage. One car could be seen with its bumper ripped off the front of it in the middle of the street. Another could...
    Critics say new progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would let criminals off the hook.  Now they claim it is already happening.  The New York Post reports that career criminal William Rolan was arrested for threatening a drug store worker with a knife, when he stole $2,000 worth of merchandise, but Bragg's office reportedly reduced the charges against Rolan, dropping the first degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon counts.  MANHATTAN’S DA ‘REIMAGINES’ CRIMES BUT EVEN SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS WILL TIRE OF BEING VICTIMIZED  District attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem on November 01, 2021 in New York City.   ( Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) "We will not sit idly by and watch a bloodbath ensue because of Alvin Bragg's dereliction of duty and failure to enforce the laws, " says Jennifer Harrison, who runs Victims Rights NY, an advocacy group for crime victims and their families. She says the group is starting a watchdog operation to keep an eye on Bragg's prosecutions, to ensure that...
    Charges of forcible touching against the disgraced former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, are to be dropped by Albany County District Attorney David Soares. Cuomo was due to be arraigned on Friday for allegedly groping former staffer and current state worker Brittany Commisso, 33, in November 2020.   Although Commisso is said to have wanted to move forward with the case, she was told by prosecutors on Monday that the charges will be dropped because of the matter in which the criminal complaint was filed.  Commisso, a former aide, alleged how Cuomo pulled her in close to give her a hug, reached under her blouse and then fondled one of her breasts while in the Executive Mansion.  Cuomo was due to be arraigned on Friday for allegedly groping former staffer and current state worker Brittany Commisso, 33, left, in November 2020, but charges are to be dropped Two New York State prosecutors are to clear Andrew Cuomo of criminal charges. In Manhattan the district attorney is also not filing any charges against Cuomo in the nursing home scandal Charges of forcible touching...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say punched a woman in the face and tried to sexually assault her at a subway station in Lower Manhattan. It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers Street station. READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Slashed And Shot In The BronxPolice said the woman was walking down the stairs to enter the station when the man punched her and tried to take off her skirt. READ MORE: New York City Sees COVID Positivity Rate, Fueled By Omicron Variant, Double In 3 DaysA Good Samaritan jumped in, got the suspect off the victim and called 911. The suspect then ran off. MORE NEWS: New York City Residents Reporting Long Lines At COVID Testing Sites; Check The WaitAnyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD says a suspect opened fire on an off-duty officer in what may have been an attempted robbery or carjacking. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at 154th Street and Macombs Place in Manhattan. READ MORE: David Banks To Be Named New York City Schools ChancellorPolice say the officer had just gotten into his car when the suspect came up with a gun. The officer drove off, and the suspect fired at his car. READ MORE: 'Why Should We Live Like This?': NYCHA Residents On Staten Island Say Gas Service Has Been Out For Nearly A YearThe officer was not hit and did not fire back. The suspect took off in a silver Nissan SUV. MORE NEWS: New Staten Island Ferry Expected To Arrive In New York City This MonthAnyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
    FLATIRON, Manhattan (WABC) -- The Mickey and Friends Stay True: Stay-Cation Experience kicked off Saturday at Flatiron Plaza.Mickey and his friends want to inspire people nationwide to spend quality time in their own backyards.Organizers offer ideas for fun activities to explore your city and bring you and your friends closer than ever before.CLICK HERE for more details.Disney is the parent company of WABC-TV.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — MTA officials on Tuesday defended the need to go ahead with congestion pricing, despite being awash in cash from the federal government. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported, many New Yorkers want to put the brakes on the idea. READ MORE: 3 More Public Hearings Scheduled On Congestion PricingTo many commuters, it’s just plain fuzzy math. They want to know why the MTA needs to go ahead with congestion pricing when the money the agency has received from the feds in pandemic relief and infrastructure funds is like manna from heaven — nearly $25 billion that fell out of the sky and into their laps. “I don’t think they should do that because this year they get a lot of money and last year they didn’t have much stuff to worry about. They should have a surplus,” Queens Village resident Cleveland Russell said. “I don’t think so. It’s too much money as it is going to New York City, so to charge us just to drive into the city at certain hours, I think that’s robbery. They...
    Two New York City police officers are under investigation after video surfaced of one of them shoving a rider out of a subway platform for allegedly asking them to wear a mask Tuesday morning. Andrew Gilbert says he was on his way to work when he saw the unmasked officers patrolling the 8th Street station in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.  He started filming the cops and asked them to put masks on, in compliance with the rules of the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the city's trains and buses. 'The male officer was playing dumb and claimed he couldn't hear me. I kept asking him over and over, "Do you know it's illegal not to wear a mask?" Gilbert told AM New York Metro.   'I kept asking him the same thing and then he said, "You're being disruptive," which I guess is their key word for doing whatever they want if they declare you disruptive.' A NYPD spokesman told DailyMail.com that the two officers involved in Tuesday's shoving are under internal review. He declined to...
    Share this: Macy’s has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the giant billboard next to its flagship Manhattan store, fighting to prevent Amazon from taking over the advertising space that carried Macy’s name for almost 60 years. In the lawsuit, filed last week in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, the department store retailer said there has been a restrictive covenant in place since 1963 barring the billboard space from being used by any Macy’s competitor. But Macy’s said that when it tried to negotiate a lease renewal this year, the billboard’s owners, the Kaufman Organization, told them they were in discussions with a “prominent online retailer,” and there was “little doubt” that meant Amazon, according to the lawsuit.
    NEW YORK -- Macy's has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the giant billboard next to its flagship Manhattan store, fighting to prevent Amazon from taking over the advertising space that carried Macy's name for almost 60 years.In the lawsuit, filed last week in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, the department store retailer said there has been a restrictive covenant in place since 1963 barring the billboard space from being used by any Macy's competitor.But Macy's said that when it tried to negotiate a lease renewal this year, the billboard's owners, the Kaufman Organization, told them they were in discussions with a "prominent online retailer," and there was "little doubt" that meant Amazon, according to the lawsuit.Messages were left with the Kaufman Organization seeking comment. Amazon had no comment.In the lawsuit, Macy's asked the judge for an injunction that would keep Kaufman from leasing the space to Amazon or any other competitor."The damages to Macy's customer goodwill, image, reputation and brand, should a 'prominent online retailer' (especially, Amazon) advertise on the billboard are impossible to calculate," the company...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tens of thousands of participants will lace up for the 20th annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk on Sunday. About 30,000 people are expected to participate in the event from Brooklyn to Manhattan. READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge The group will retrace the final footsteps of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on 9/11. READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 9/26 Sunday Morning Forecast Siller raced on foot through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to get to the Twin Towers, carrying 60 pounds of gear on his back. Siller’s memory lives on through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which hosts the event. MORE NEWS: Gabby Petitos Father Announces Creation Of Gabby Petito Foundation Ahead Of Public Memorial Service The run starts at 9:30 a.m.
    A gang of motorcyclists forced a driver out of his car at gunpoint and beat him before driving off in his BMW in the streets of Manhattan, police said.  It comes as car thefts in the city have surged by more than 15 percent in the last year. The shocking video, released by the New York Police Department, shows a 23-year-old driver about to leave his parking spot on Riverside Drive at around 2:30am on Sunday morning when a motorcyclist and his passenger block him in.  The passenger gets off the bike and pulls out a gun from his pants, before leaning through the passenger-side window and pointing it at the driver.  Two more motorcycles appear on the scene, as another member of the gang runs up to the drivers' side and opens the door. Two attackers drag the driver out of the car as he desperately clings to his seat.  One of gang, wearing a gray hoodie, then jumps in to the driver's seat as the vehicle's owner is thrown to the ground.  The mayor said courts have been...
    Two would-be crooks barged into a Manhattan Dior store with guns drawn — only to be scared away by a security guard, dramatic video released by police shows. The duo, wearing dark-colored clothing, stormed into what appears to be a room under renovation in the designer store on Fifth Avenue near East 59th Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The pair then drew guns as they approached the employee inside, the clip shows.  The duo stormed into what appears to be a room under renovation in the designer store.DCPI But when the guard confronted them, they bolted from the store, taking nothing. They fled in a red SUV heading east on East 59th Street, cops said.  Police are still looking for the suspects. The pair bolted from the store when confronted by the guard.DCPI Filed under crime ,  dior ,  manhattan ,  robbery ,  7/14/21
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An attempted armed robbery was caught on video inside a Dior store in Manhattan. It happened while the store was closed around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on 5th Avenue near East 59th Street. READ MORE: NYC Gun Violence: Driver Gunned Down On Washington Bridge, 2 Other Shootings Overnight Surveillance video shows two suspects burst into the store, which appears to be undergoing some painting. READ MORE: Iranian American Journalist Masih Alinejad Targeted In Kidnapping Plot In Brooklyn, According To Indictment (Credit: NYPD) The suspects can be seen pointing guns at someone behind the counter, but they take off running when confronted by the security guard. Police said they fled the scene in a red SUV heading east on 59th Street. MORE NEWS: NYPD Commissioner Shea On Repeat Gun Arrests: What Is The Plan Here? Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
    The identity of the mystery woman who showed up day after day for the trial of trust fund killer Tommy Gilbert is finally revealed in a new book about the psycho who shot his father for cutting his allowance. She is Lila Chase, the niece of actor Chevy Chase, who secretly dated the Princeton grad for two years, says true-crime author John Glatt. No one could work out who the attractive brunette was who would turn up in court with Gilbert's mother Shelley to show her support as Tommy went on trial in Manhattan in 2019 for killing his 70-year-old father Tom Gilbert Sr. after he had cut his allowance. But in his book Golden Boy, Glatt reveals Chase's identity. 'Lila is the one person who has stood by Tommy through everything,' Glatt told DailyMail.com. 'And she says she will stick by him for the rest of his life. She still really feels for him — she still loves him.' Thomas 'Tommy' Gilbert Jr., 37, is serving a term of 30 years to life for the murder of his...
    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's sweeping indictment of Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg reveals the perks that the executive is accused of failing to report to tax authorities. The 15-count indictment unveiled on Thursday charged Weisselberg, who has worked for Donald Trump for 48 years, with tax fraud, falsifying business records, and grand larceny. Most of the charges stem from an alleged $1.76 million in 'off the books' benefits which the indictment claims Weisselberg received since 2005, including rent for a Manhattan apartment, lease payments for two Mercedes-Benz vehicles and private school tuition for family members, with Trump signing some tuition checks himself, the suit says.  Prosecutors said it was a scheme that allowed Weisselberg to evade some $900,000 in taxes and recoup roughly $130,000 in undeserved tax refunds. Weisselberg, who was paraded into court handcuffed by Vance's investigators, has pleaded not guilty, and Trump issued a statement calling the charges a 'political Witch Hunt by the Radical Left Democrats'. Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg leaves court after pleading not guilty. Weisselberg surrendered this morning to the...
    More On: mugging Cops bust mugger who attacked elderly deli customer Video shows deli worker thrown to the floor in Bronx beatdown Disturbing video shows mugger punching elderly man, stealing his cane Duo allegedly pummel man in subway station, steal his wallet A pair of thieves swiped a $41,000 Audemars Piguet watch off a victim in Upper Manhattan — before pistol-whipping and shooting at him, police and sources said Tuesday. The 28-year-old victim was walking out of a beauty salon on West 162 Street near Broadway when he was ambushed by two men with guns just before 5:45 p.m. Monday, police said. The armed robbers grabbed the man’s $5,000 chain and his luxury timepiece, valued at $41,000, according to sources. The robbers then pistol-whipped the man when he refused to hand over his wallet and fled in a black Honda Accord, police said. As they drove off, one of the men fired as many as three shots at the victim, cops said. The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University hospital with head injuries, according to...
    A candidate for New York's City Council has had a video of himself enjoying a sadomasochism session posted to Twitter. Zack Weiner, 26, a screenwriter and actor, quickly fessed up to participating in the BDSM ritual and did not make any moves to dispel that notion that it wasn't him who featured in the footage which was said to have been filmed 18 months ago. 'My magnificent domme friend played with Upper West Side city council candidate Zack Weiner and I'm the only one who has the footage,' read a tweet from an anonymous account which posted the video last week, but has since been suspended. Zack Weiner, 26, a screenwriter and actor was caught on video engaged in BDSM The video was posted onto Twitter and in the comments section for one of Weiner's rally's The footage sees Weiner, gagged and unable to speak, while he is subjected to abuse by a leather-bound woman who can be seen pouring wax on him and clipping clothespins onto his nipples. The footage was shot at Parthenon studio in Midtown,...
    An off-duty NYPD officer was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors in a Manhattan subway station, cops said. The attack happened just after 12 p.m. Tuesday as the officer was pushing through a turnstile at the Union Square stop, police said. The attacker, identified by cops as 42-year-old Benjamin Mazyck, asked the officer, “What are you looking at?” before allegedly stabbing him from behind, police said. Mazyck took off and tried to hop on the next train — but the injured office jumped over the turnstile and held the train’s doors open until backup arrived, police said. Charges were pending against Mazyck, who cops said had an “extensive criminal history” in the transit system. Filed under manhattan ,  nypd ,  stabbings ,  subway slashings ,  subways ,  union square ,  6/15/21
    A viral video shows a group of frustrated people teaming up together to push a car that was blocking traffic out of the way on a bridge in New York City over the weekend. Social media users documented an aggravating night on the Manhattan Bridge, which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, after a three-car crash on the Brooklyn-bound side late Saturday. Two people, a 30-year-old man and 54-year-old woman, were taken to the hospital in stable condition, the NYPD said.  According to police, a 2017 BMW was left stuck sideways, leaving drivers in a standstill for almost two hours. Some passengers walked off the bridge after deciding not to wait any longer.  How many people does it take to move a car? ???? Almost 2 hours now, emergency personnel seems to have left after the first two were moved ???? #ManhattanBridge #NYC #HelpNYPD pic.twitter.com/DucRurollk— Hyper Lynx (@lynx404) June 6, 2021 Washington Post media reporter Jeremy Barr tweeted out a series of videos showing the car and a seemingly endless line of vehicles backing it up shortly after midnight Sunday. However, less than...
    Journalist Glenn Greenwald tore into CNN host Brian Stelter Wednesday over his low ratings. Stelter referenced a Daily Beast article that said Greenwald has “become a practitioner of manufactured controversy in the service of the hard right in this country.” Greenwald co-founded The Intercept but left in 2020 after claiming the outlet censored him. He is now a vocal critic of The Intercept. “The only ones with a smaller audience than CNN is the Intercept,” Greenwald said in response to Stelter. “This won’t help, Brian.” (RELATED: ‘They Saw Him As A Toy’: Glenn Greenwald Details The Media Mythology Surrounding Brian Sicknick’s Death) He also slammed CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” which Stelter hosts, saying that it gets “fewer views than a Manhattan street.” “If I were @brianstelter and hosted a weekend show that has fewer viewers than the average Manhattan street – all while watching my network collapse – I’d guess I’d also be doing things like tweeting random insults about me from obscure Intercept editors,” Greenwald wrote. “Have to numb the pain.” If I were @brianstelter and hosted a weekend show...
    GREENWICH VILLAGE, New York (WABC) -- A suspect taken into custody is suspected of pushing two children off bicycles in separate incidents in Washington Square Park.Aaron Williams, 40, is suspected of first pushing a 5-year-old boy off his bicycle on Feb. 26.He then reportedly kicked a 3-year-old girl in the knee last Wednesday, causing her to fall off her bike.The suspect reportedly demanded that the young child and her nanny leave the park.The young girl was not injured during the incident.Williams was spotted by police Monday in the park.He was charged with assault, harassment and acting in manner injurious to a child.ALSO READ | Search continues in brutal Manhattan attack on Asian woman heading to churchEMBED More News Videos CeFaan Kim has more on the search for the man who brutally beat an Asian American woman who was on her way to church. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    A growing number of Manhattan landlords have been pulling apartments off the market to avoid renting them at lower rates due to the coronavirus pandemic, new data indicates. According to the real estate data analysis company UrbanDigs, in February alone building owners removed 1,814 unrented apartment listings in Manhattan, which is more than thee times the number of units yanked off the market around the same time last year. The practice of pulling apartments off the market, known as 'warehousing,' has come under fire from affordable housing advocates and lawmakers, who contend that refusing to rent out apartments at lower-than-usual rates exacerbates the city's already severe housing shortage, reported Wall Street Journal. Real estate data show that jittery Manhattan landlords pulled 1,814 rental apartments off the market in February alone Median rental prices in Manhattan tumbled more than 17 per cent by the end of December 2020 Critics say landlords' refusal to rent apartments at lower rates worsens the city's already severe housing shortage Landlords, however, argue that they have no choice but to pull their rental...
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Police are searching for a sexual predator wanted for an attempted rape in Manhattan.Officials released photos and a video of the male suspect who followed a 25-year-old woman off a Manhattan-bound F train from Brooklyn on Saturday, February 20, around 9 p.m.They say the suspect approached the victim aboard the train and exited with her near the Chambers Street subway station, where he continued to follow her on the sidewalk.RELATED | Woman hits 2-year-old by accident during argument at subway stop, police sayEMBED More News Videos Police are searching for a woman who hit a toddler at a subway stop in Harlem. The suspect then pushed the woman into the entrance of a building on Franklin Street and tried to remove her clothing and sexually assault her.The woman managed to fight off the suspect, who fled in an unknown direction.No injuries were reported, and the investigation is ongoing.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit...
    More On: snow Snow stall: Relentless storm traps subway riders for over an hour Massive storm ‘snow’ could be no match for these hardy New Yorkers Snow patrol: Cuomo urges people to stay off roads, then drives to NYC MTA set to halt above-ground subway service as snows batters NYC The Big Apple could be hit with another inch or two of snow Tuesday as the winter storm that pounded the region begins to taper off, forecasters said. As of around 8 a.m., 17.2 inches of snow were reported in Central Park, according to Accuweather senior meteorologist Tom Kines. Some areas of North Jersey have seen about 20 inches, he said. “This is obviously a storm that will be remembered,” Kines said. “The worst of the storm is done with as far as the accumulating snow. There might be a couple more inches today, but that will be the extent of it.” Morning commuters should be cautious about slick spots on the road, according to Kines. “It did get above freezing for a time [overnight], and now temperatures have...
    Do as he says, not as he does. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency over the blizzard, urging people not to travel — then hopped in his car during the throes of the snowstorm Monday and drove himself down to the Big Apple from Albany. “I want New Yorkers to hear me loud and clear — stay home and off the roads,” the governor said in a statement about his emergency declaration. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued a state of emergency for the Big Apple — which banned non-essential travel. But that didn’t stop the governor from hitting the road. He explained that he didn’t want to be sitting home while telling essential workers, including those clearing the streets, they needed to be on the job. The governor got behind the wheel in the thick of the snowstorm for the roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive from Albany, where he usually holds press briefings, to helm a news conference at his Manhattan office early Monday afternoon. “I’m telling you, I’m on the road right now —...
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