RSV cases surge in NYC area

RSV cases surge in NYC area

Triple threat of COVID, flu, RSV No parent wants their family to experience the holiday trifecta of COVID, the flu, and RSV. The viral illnesses are wreaking havoc on young kids, who are filling emergency rooms and hospital beds. For the last five weeks, RSV, which can be deadly in small children, especially infants, was … Read more

Father, son shot with BB gun outside Staten Island Kosher supermarket; police investigating as hate crime

Father, son shot with BB gun outside Staten Island Kosher supermarket; police investigating as hate crime

MEIERS CORNERS, Staten Island (WABC) — A father and son were shot with a BB gun outside a supermarket on Staten Island, police say. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside Island Kosher on 2212 Victory Boulevard in Meiers Corners. Police say an unknown man in a black Ford Mustang with no license plate … Read more

NYC Crime: Man struck in head with baseball bat in Hamilton Heights attack

NYC Crime: Man struck in head with baseball bat in Hamilton Heights attack

HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — A man was struck in the head with a baseball bat in a brutal attack in Upper Manhattan. Two men were walking on Amsterdam Avenue near 148th Street in Hamilton Heights last Tuesday. One guy pulled an orange baseball bat from his pants and struck the other man’s head from … Read more

Annual tree-lighting ceremony held in Bronx’s Little Italy

Annual tree-lighting ceremony held in Bronx’s Little Italy

BELMONT, The Bronx (WABC) — It is officially the holiday season in the Bronx’s Little Italy. The Belmont Business Improvement District hosted its annual tree-lighting ceremony in Ciccarone Park – the colorful tree bringing cheer to a rainy evening. Families can visit now through Christmas to meet St. Nick. As Christmas carols rang out, some … Read more

Catholic Charities gather winter clothes, goods at Manhattan church to help families in need

Catholic Charities gather winter clothes, goods at Manhattan church to help families in need

MURRAY HILL, Manhattan (WABC) — There was a holiday shopping event on Saturday designed to help more than one hundred families. Catholic Charities gathered much-needed goods like winter clothes at ‘Church of Our Saviour’ in Manhattan. Then, Santa-style, the participants got lists of people and items to purchase for them. Organizers say the event makes … Read more

Holiday Gridlock Alert: New York City to close off parts of 5th Avenue to cars for three Sundays

Holiday Gridlock Alert: New York City to close off parts of 5th Avenue to cars for three Sundays

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Heads up for commuters – beginning on Sunday, New York City will close off parts of Fifth Avenue in Midtown to cars. It is the first of three Sundays the city will open up the streets to pedestrians this holiday season. Fifth Avenue from 48th to 57th Streets will be car-free … Read more

Production underway on musical about Frank Sinatra’s life

Production underway on musical about Frank Sinatra’s life

NEW YORK (WABC) — From the big screen to Broadway – the hits of Frank Sinatra are coming to the Great White Way. ‘Sinatra the Musical’ will take audiences through the life of the iconic singer. It will feature some of his greatest hits like ‘May Way,’ ‘New York, New York,’ and ‘Strangers in the … Read more

New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to resign in January

New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to resign in January

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett will resign on January 1, she said in a statement on Friday. Bassett said that it was a difficult decision, but she was leaving so the next commissioner can have the chance to ‘lead this great department for a full four-year term under the … Read more