City Council member hopes to help Staten Island secede

City Council member hopes to help Staten Island secede

It’s the attempted secession of Staten Island, the sequel. “If we could be our own city, we could control our own destiny in terms of education,” said City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli. “We could control our own destiny in terms of law enforcement, we could control our own destiny in terms of how big … Read more

Friend lends hand after 75-year-old fruit vendor brutally attacked at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens

Friend lends hand after 75-year-old fruit vendor brutally attacked at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens

FLUSHING MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) — The bond between two women who met at a subway station in Queens during the pandemic, was put on display after one of them was randomly attacked and robbed while trying to sell fruit. Esperanza Rodriguez is 75 years old and sells mangoes to make ends meet. She hurt no … Read more

NYC Health Department investigating possible monkeypox case in NYC after first case in U.S. recorded in Massachusetts

NYC Health Department investigating possible monkeypox case in NYC after first case in U.S. recorded in Massachusetts

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating a possible monkeypox case. A patient being treated at Bellevue hospital could potentially have a rare illness. Outside of Africa, cases of monkeypox are relatively rare, but right now, there are about a hundred suspected or confirmed cases … Read more

Bestselling author Adrian McKinty celebrates success of ‘The Island’ at New York City bookstore where he once worked

Bestselling author Adrian McKinty celebrates success of ‘The Island’ at New York City bookstore where he once worked

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A former clerk in a bookstore was inspired to write his own novels, and now, Adrian McKinty’s bestsellers are prominently displayed in the same Upper West Side Barnes & Noble where the author spent two years helping customers choose what to read and organizing book events. Success didn’t come overnight … Read more

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level; several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

No changes to NYC mandates despite ‘high’ alert level; several NYC judges COVID positive, report says

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — COVID isn’t over. One example is the fact that some 20 New York City judges are now COVID positive after they attended a retreat in Montauk last weekend, according to published reports. Some of the judges with no symptoms have been able to return to work. There were some 70 … Read more

US Senate confirms President Biden’s picks for California, New York federal courts

US Senate confirms President Biden’s picks for California, New York federal courts

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm two California state court judges to the federal bench and to approve the appointment of the general counsel of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America as a federal judge in Manhattan. The Senate voted 51-44 to confirm Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson … Read more

NYC fire: Fireball consumes multiple attached homes in Mott Haven, Bronx

NYC fire: Fireball consumes multiple attached homes in Mott Haven, Bronx

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) — A third alarm fireball is burning through multiple attached homes in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The fire broke out in one home on East 143rd Street, initially reported to be vacant, at around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Flames quickly spread to as many as four other homes. People … Read more

Gianaris confident Democrats will benefit from new maps

Gianaris confident Democrats will benefit from new maps

Despite the rejection of Democratic-drawn state Senate districts by the courts and accusations of racial discrimination in the newly drawn lines, deputy state Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris is confident Democrats will benefit from the maps drawn by a special master. “We are currently living under grossly gerrymandered lines that the Republicans drew 10 years … Read more

Bronx Man Indicted for PS 69 Journey Prep Slashings – NBC New York

Bronx Man Indicted for PS 69 Journey Prep Slashings – NBC New York

A 23-year-old Bronx man was indicted Tuesday for attempted murder in the first degree and other charges in connection to a knife attack at a public school in the Bronx last month, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Claudio Villar is facing a litany of charges included attempted murder in the first degree, attempted … Read more