An Icy Halloween at Bryant Park

By NICHOLAS WILLIAMS Ice skaters and tourists gathered on a rainy Halloween day at Bryant Park to attend the official opening of The Bank Of America Winter Village. The Winter…

EPA Gives $200,000 to Fortune Society

By MARIE FIERO The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $200,000 grant to a local nonprofit  that helps formerly incarcerated people find jobs and housing. “Who would think that…

JFK Heist Defendants Arraigned

By MICHELLE VELEZ A Delta Airline baggage handler and an associate were arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court on Thursday on charges of stealing  a bag containing about $260,000 in cash…

City Council Committee Ponders Bicycle Safety

By DANIELLE KOGAN A City Council committee tackled the problem of growing bicyclist fatalities on Thursday by backing stiffer fines against motorists who don’t allow enough space when passing bikes.…

Bronx BP Gets into the Weeds on Weed

By NICHOLAS WILLIAMS Low-level marijuana offenses and past marijuana offenses should be expunged in the event of New York State legalization of marijuana, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz in a…

Mothers Plead to Unmask Rogue Cops

By MARIE FIERO Mothers of men killed by police, including Eric Garner’s mother, on Thursday supported the repeal of that cloaks officers’ personnel records from the public at a New…

Accused Honduran Drug Lord Faces Jury

By DANIELLE KOGEN The jury began deliberating the charges against the brother of the president of Honduras on Thursday, accused  of sending nearly 200,000 kilos of cocaine into the United…

Governors Hold Anti-Vaping Summit

By MICHELE VELEZ A group of Northeast Governors held a summit in a Midtown hotel on Thursday to reach solutions and present a united front in the face of the…

Officials Hold Funeral for Longhorned Beetle

BY KEVIN LIMITI Local politicians, officials from the US Department of Agriculture and others celebrated the successful extermination of the destructive Asian Longhorned Beetle from Brooklyn and Queens, completing the…