Hell’s Kitchen Smoke Shop Worker Shot – NBC New York

Hell’s Kitchen Smoke Shop Worker Shot – NBC New York

A man working in a Hells Kitchen smoke shop was shot in the leg following an argument with a group of men outside the store Wednesday morning, police said. According to the NYPD, the incident took place just after midnight outside a smoke shop on 9th Avenue near 49th Street. The 32-year-old employee shot in … Read more

What to expect when New York’s first recreational cannabis dispensary opens Thursday in Manahattan

What to expect when New York’s first recreational cannabis dispensary opens Thursday in Manahattan

NEW YORK — Adults will soon legally be able to buy recreational marijuana in New York. The state’s first cannabis dispensary will open its doors on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. CBS2 spoke with the nonprofit set to make the first sale. Wednesday marked the low before the high at Housing Works Cannabis Company in the … Read more

New York City government lifts residency requirements for some lawyer positions amid shortage

New York City government lifts residency requirements for some lawyer positions amid shortage

Confronted with a new challenge in hiring in a post-pandemic, hybrid-work world, New York City is returning to a longstanding approach to attracting talent – lifting residency requirements for particularly difficult to recruit positions.  City Hall confirmed to City & State that several civil service titles for lawyers – including Agency Attorney Interne, Agency Attorney, and Executive … Read more

Serial NYC shoplifter who’s dodged jail nabbed for 27 heists

Serial NYC shoplifter who’s dodged jail nabbed for 27 heists

A serial shoplifter who has skirted jail time despite dozens of busts was arrested yet again this week — and accused of 27 new heists at Manhattan pharmacies, The Post has learned. Wilfredo Ocasio, 44, was finally held on bail Tuesday on charges he swiped more than $5,000 in goods from three Duane Reades over … Read more

NYC crime: Scarsdale art teacher honored by Mayor Eric Adams after intervening in Union Square subway attack

NYC crime: Scarsdale art teacher honored by Mayor Eric Adams after intervening in Union Square subway attack

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A good Samaritan was honored Tuesday night after he was slashed while trying to stop a subway knife attack in Manhattan last month. New York City Mayor Eric Adams presented a proclamation recognizing heroism to 29-year-old Scarsdale art teacher John Catania. Adams said Catania exhibited compassion and the very best … Read more

MTA Kicks Off Repairs, Service Disrupted on E and M Subway Lines – NBC New York

MTA Kicks Off Repairs, Service Disrupted on E and M Subway Lines – NBC New York

The MTA’s planned electrical upgrade repairs kicking off Monday is disrupting service on two subway lines between Manhattan and Queens until the end of the year. From Monday morning until 5 a.m. on Saturday, E trains are going to be rerouted to the F line between Jackson Heights and Washington Square. Meanwhile on the M … Read more

The best Chinese restaurants in NYC for Christmas Day

The best Chinese restaurants in NYC for Christmas Day

Keep the gingerbread — pass the fortune cookies. I’m looking forward to a great Chinese meal on Dec. 25 — a tradition known to many New Yorkers as “Jewish Christmas,” when those who don’t celebrate actual Christmas gather for a festive lunch in the one type of restaurant that typically remains open. For many in … Read more