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  • Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit in Sunset Park

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A man discovered lying on a Brooklyn street is in critical condition after police believe he may have been hit by a car. The man, who is in his 30s, was found near the intersection of 51st Street and 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park, police said. The man sustained trauma to his body and was transported to a hospital in serious condition. No vehicle was found at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.

  • How to participate in the 2019 No Pants Subway Ride

    NEW YORK — The cold weather in New York City won’t stop thousands of people from stripping down and riding the subway. Sunday marks the 18th Annual No Pants Subway Ride.  New York City is just one of over 60 cities around the globe participating this year. Past pranksters have been spotted in Tokyo, Jerusalem and Moscow. Started by comedy group Improv Everywhere, the first ride in 2002 had only seven male participants. This year the group is expecting around 4,000 cheeky […]

  • Missing teen with autism last seen outside Union Square Whole Foods is found safe

    MANHATTAN — The missing 13-year-old girl who was reported missing while outside the Union Square Whole Foods has been found safe, police said. Alexandra Zablan, who also goes by “Lexi,” from Queens, was found safe on a train at the Utica Avenue/Crown Heights subway station in Brooklyn. The teen, who police said is autistic and non-verbal, had been with her family near the 14th Street Whole Foods in Union Square before she was reported missing at about 3:30 p.m. 🚨Help […]

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs in Yonkers apartment blaze that injured 5 civilians, 4 firefighters

    YONKERS, N.Y. — Firefighters were able to rescue two dogs trapped inside a Yonkers apartment building blaze that left 5 civilians and 4 firefighters injured. Flames erupted at about 2:45 p.m. on the first floor of the four story Hawthorne Avenue apartment building that has eight total units. Fire officials said all residents self-evacuated before the fire spread to the second floor. Officials say the third and fourth floor experienced minor damage. The main body of the fire was extinguished […]

  • NJ mayor calls for changes in law after Newport Centre mall shooting

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Officials announced a delayed opening for a New Jersey mall a day after a shooting at the food court that wounded two people and prompted the mayor to call for changes in federal gun laws. The Newport Centre mall said it would reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday after authorities said a fistfight at about 6 p.m. Friday on the mall’s third floor ended in gunfire, wounding one person in the stomach and another in his arm. […]

  • Local businesses in NJ helping workers affected by shutdown

    New Jersey based coffee shop Hidden Grounds has several locations throughout the area. Owner Anand Patel said all of his shops will be brewing-up complimentary coffee for those federal workers who are temporarily out of work because of the shutdown. “If you’re going to use the resources that are provided by government, when this kind of stuff happens, you should pick up the slack for them.” Patel said. In Westfield,  New Jersey, Burim Regjaj is the owner of the popular […]

  • Teacher who allegedly stepped on students’ backs wants $1 billion in damages

    NEW YORK — A teacher fired after allegedly stepping on African-American students’ backs during a slavery lesson at a Bronx school is filing a legal notice against the city, asking for damages of $1 billion, all in an effort to clear her name. Patricia Cummings, 37, said at a news conference Thursday that she was wrongfully terminated at Middle School 118: The William W. Niles School, and her name has been tarnished. Cummings filed a complaint with the Equal Employment […]

  • Tappan Zee Bridge demolition postponed because of high winds

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y.  — Tappan Zee bridge demolition scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of bad weather, officials said Thursday. Tappan Zee Constructors were set to do a controlled demolition of the east anchor span, officials said. Crews were unable to successfully prepare what remains of the old bridge for takedown because of high winds. No new date has been set. The new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge bridge replaced the Tappan Zee. The major thoroughfare spans the Hudson River between […]

  • ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ sing-along versions coming to theaters

    LOS ANGELES — “Bohemian Rhapsody” will give moviegoers an opportunity to rock out with the film. Twentieth Century Fox announced Wednesday that the Golden Globe-winning Queen biopic will be released as a sing-along in more than 750 theaters in North America on Friday. The film includes some of the band’s most popular songs such as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.” The film is also being expanded from 1,000 theaters to more than 1,300 on Friday. It […]

  • Fatal fire at Queens apartment ruled double homicide

    JAMAICA, Queens — Police are investigating a fatal fire at a Queens apartment as a double homicide. The fire broke out on Dec. 23 at about 3 p.m. at a building on 150th Street near 97th Avenue in Jamaica. Flames burned through the first and second floor of the building. Two men were removed from the apartment unconscious and unresponsive and were taken to the hospital. David Hawkins, 64, was pronounced dead at the hospital. John Wigfall, 86, succumbed to […]