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  • Women’s March 2018: NYC street closures, time, route

    NEW YORK — A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those denouncing Trump’s views on abortion, immigration, LGBT rights and more. Since then, a wave of women decided to run […]

  • Famed Manhattan bar Coogan’s will remain open

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A beloved Manhattan bar that was facing closure due to a massive rent increase has gotten a reprieve. Coogan’s, open since 1985 on Broadway at West 169th Street, will remain open thanks to a new deal agreement on the lease. New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is down the block and owns Coogan’s building. They wanted $40,000 more a month. The closure caused sadness in the community, but things started to look up on Friday. According to […]

  • 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off Honduras coast

    A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras Tuesday, causing a tsunami advisory to go into effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey and the National Weather Service. The advisory was canceled around 11:30 p.m. The epicenter is located off the northern coast of Honduras. The powerful quake was initially measured at 7.8, but later revised. There is a potential threat to Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica, according to the […]

  • Portion of JFK Airport terminal evacuated due to massive water main break

    NEW YORK — A portion of John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated Sunday due to a massive water main break during an already chaotic scene as many passengers remained stranded from canceled or delayed flights from Thursday’s snowstorm. Just before 2 p.m., the water leak flooded a baggage claim area of Terminal 4, dousing suitcases piled up by stranded travelers. The pipe break sent about three inches of water gushing onto the floor of the terminal. Video shows streams cascading […]

  • Planes bump amid chaos at JFK Airport, thousands remain stranded: officials

    NEW YORK — Two planes bumped on the tarmac during an already chaotic scene at John F. Kennedy Airport early Saturday morning as thousands of passengers remain stranded after more than 6,000 flights were canceled or delayed when a winter storm swept across the East Coast. The chaos escalated when a plane arriving from China clipped the tail end of a Kuwait Airways 777 causing damage to both aircrafts, according to Port Authority officials. No one was injured. Kuwait Airways […]

  • Help wanted: Snow laborers needed for massive storm cleanup

    NEW YORK — Snow laborers are needed to help clean up after 2018’s first massive storm is expected to dump half a foot of snow or more on Long Island, wreak havoc on Thursday’s commutes and won’t have a chance of melting away until, at the soonest, next week because of historically cold weekend temperatures. Storm watches are already up for New York City, Long Island and much of New Jersey for snow beginning Wednesday night. The laborers will earn […]

  • Pregnant woman who escaped deadly Bronx fire released from hospital, mourns loved ones

    BELMONT, the Bronx — Monday night’s candlelight vigil for the victims of the deadly Bronx fire was especially difficult for Kadian Blake. The pregnant mother, who just got out the hospital, was the last person to make it down the fire escape of the burning building alive. Her silent tears spoke volumes. Blake sobbed for her aunt and three cousins she lost in last Thursday night’s fire — one of the deadliest the Bronx has seen in decades. Karen Francis, 37; […]

  • How to help the victims of the Bronx fire

    BELMONT, the Bronx — When a five-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in the Bronx Thursday night, residents were forced to flee their homes quickly, many without coats, shoes or even warm clothes. New York City officials will hold a coat and clothing drive this weekend in the Bronx for those affected by the devastating fire. The drive will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 — at Church of Saint […]

  • Soldier dies after trying to rescue residents from Bronx fire

    BELMONT, the Bronx — A serviceman who was home from the holidays is being hailed a hero by his father who said he was attempting to rescue residents when he died in the inferno that quickly spread through a Bronx apartment building Thursday night. Kwabena Mensah confirmed to PIX11 News that his 28-year-old son, Emmanuel Mensah, was found in an apartment other than his own as he was trying to help others escape the blaze. “That’s his nature,” Mensah said. […]

  • ‘We’re going to die’: Grandma found dead with baby made frantic call to daughter during Bronx fire

    BELMONT, the Bronx — As a massive fire ravaged a Bronx apartment building Thursday night, a woman got a call she never imagined she’d receive — her mother and baby daughter were trapped inside their burning home. “We’re going to die in here!” screamed Maria Batiz, during her frantic final call with her daughter, Christine, who was at work as their building went up in flames. Sources say 56-year-old Batiz was later found dead in the bathtub of their third-floor […]