Vessel set to reopen with no single visitors allowed after suicides

Vessel set to reopen with no single visitors allowed after suicides

The Vessel at Hudson Yards will reopen Friday after a four-month shutdown following a rash of suicides — but you won’t be able to climb it alone. Three visitors in the past year jumped off the 150-feet-tall structure, a collection of 154 interlocked staircases. Rather than install taller glass barriers on walkways of the vertical … Read more

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Nearly 1,800 sign petition supporting pro-Palestinian NYC principal

Nearly 1,800 sign petition supporting pro-Palestinian NYC principal

Nearly 1,800 people — including city teachers and staffers — signed a petition in support of a Brooklyn principal under fire for urging her staff to seek government sanctions against Israel, an organizer said Tuesday. In the petition, the signers say that they’re “deeply concerned” over “threats of censure” against MS 136 Principal Amanda Bueno … Read more

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NYC drivers switching up from sedans to SUVs

NYC drivers switching up from sedans to SUVs

New York City drivers are ditching sedans for SUVs with deadly results, safe streets advocates charged on Tuesday. The number of SUVs registered across the five boroughs jumped 21.2 percent from 2016 to 2020 — as the number of sedans dropped 16.9 percent, according to DMV data obtained by Transportation Alternatives. Over those four years, … Read more

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Cops find bloody knife after stabbing over Queens parking spot

Cops find bloody knife after stabbing over Queens parking spot

The Queens man facing an attempted murder charge in a near-fatal fight over a parking spot stashed the blood-stained kitchen knife from the stabbing in his dishwasher, court papers say. Anthony Thomas, 58, was charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly stabbing Gregory Williams on Sunday when the 49-year-old insulted his wife during a parking spot … Read more

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NYCHA faces $1B budget gap as de Blasio spends stimulus elsewhere

NYCHA faces $1B budget gap as de Blasio spends stimulus elsewhere

The scandal-plagued New York City Housing Authority faces a new obstacle amid an overhaul to finance $40 billion in repairs — it’s running out of cash for its current operations. The agency faces a multi-year budget deficit of more than $1.2 billion between 2022 and 2025 — with annual shortfalls of at least $249 million, … Read more

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Mets owner Steve Cohen gives $500K each to Eric Adams, Andrew Yang

Mets owner Steve Cohen gives $500K each to Eric Adams, Andrew Yang

Mets owner Steven Cohen is going for a double in the mayor’s race — donating $1 million split evenly between two groups that back frontrunners Eric Adams and Andrew Yang. The hedge fund billionaire made one $500,000 contribution to Strong Leadership NYC, a political action committee that backs Adams, and a second $500,000 donation to … Read more

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Street renamed for NYPD officer killed by 9/11-related cancer

Street renamed for NYPD officer killed by 9/11-related cancer

A police officer killed by 9/11-related cancer after working at the World Trade Center site in the days following the 2001 terrorist attacks was honored Tuesday with a street renaming in front of her family home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. “Diane was one of the most loving and competent people you’d ever meet,” Chief of … Read more

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Epstein jail guards dodge prison as judge OKs agreement

Epstein jail guards dodge prison as judge OKs agreement

The two jail guards who copped to fudging documents the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself will officially avoid time behind bars themselves after a judge on Tuesday okayed their deferred-prosecution agreement. The former guards, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, will avoid prison and be forced to complete 100 hours of community service as part of … Read more

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