Construction worker shot dead in NYC

Construction worker shot dead in NYC

A construction worker was shot dead on City Island Wednesday by a gunman whose bicycle escape was cut short when he was hit by a vehicle nearby, cops say. The 52-year-old woman was shot multiple times while she was on her lunch break at City Island Avenue and City Island Road at about 12:45 p.m., … Read more

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Sliwa breaks mask rules as he rails against subway crime

Sliwa breaks mask rules as he rails against subway crime

He was caught on tape — his own! Republican mayoral candidate and longtime talk show host Curtis Sliwa released a video of himself railing against crime and quality-of-life issues on a subway train — while breaking the state’s coronavirus rules by not wearing a mask. Sliwa taped and posted the 41-second clip to tout an … Read more

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COVID hospitalizations for older NYers down 50% since vaccinations

COVID hospitalizations for older NYers down 50% since vaccinations

The rate of COVID-19-related hospitalizations for New Yorkers 65 and older has fallen by more than 50 percent since January after vaccinations first became available — a far larger drop than for younger residents, officials revealed, officials said Wednesday.  The average rate of hospital admissions for people 65 and older showing symptoms of the virus … Read more

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New Yorkers scheduled for J&J vaccine can keep appointments

New Yorkers scheduled for J&J vaccine can keep appointments

Most New Yorkers scheduled to receive a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine at city-run sites will keep the same appointment and receive a Pfizer or Moderna jab instead, officials said Wednesday, a day after the one-dose inoculation was paused.  City health commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi made the announcement during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daily press … Read more

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Firefighter who died of 9/11-related cancer awarded for heroics

Firefighter who died of 9/11-related cancer awarded for heroics

An FDNY firefighter who died of 9/11-related cancer last year was honored Wednesday for his heroics during a Bronx blaze. Firefighter Daniel Foley was posthumously awarded the Emerald Society Medal at the South Seaport for saving two young kids while responding to an early afternoon fire at the Butler Houses on Webster Avenue in Claremont … Read more

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Gov. Cuomo blasted for excluding reporters from news conference

Gov. Cuomo blasted for excluding reporters from news conference

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ducked reporters by holding a “closed press” event for the second straight day on Wednesday — while griping that high taxes were driving away New Yorkers even though he just agreed to a $4 billion hike. By barring the media, Cuomo avoided questions about a damning, new magazine profile that alleged he … Read more

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Man found in NYC river identified as mathematician Shuvro Biswas

Man found in NYC river identified as mathematician Shuvro Biswas

The man whose body was found floating in the Hudson River Monday has been identified as a mathematician working with cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence, according to police sources and his “devastated” family. Sources identified the remains found off West 45th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan as Shuvro Biswas, 31, adding that there were no … Read more

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‘Incel’ Malik Sanchez busted for bomb threat at NYC restaurant

'Incel' Malik Sanchez busted for bomb threat at NYC restaurant

An unhinged internet personality who identifies as an involuntary celibate — or “incel” — was charged by federal authorities Wednesday for allegedly threatening to detonate a bomb while yelling “Allahu Akbar” at two women eating at a Manhattan restaurant. Malik Sanchez, who goes by the pseudonym “Smooth Sanchez” online, was busted Wednesday for the bizarre threat … Read more

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Sarah Tirschwell removed from GOP ballot for NYC mayor

Sarah Tirschwell removed from GOP ballot for NYC mayor

Financier Sara Tirschwell was tossed from the ballot in her bid to run in the Republican primary for mayor Wednesday. The Board of Elections concluded that Tirschwell did not gather enough valid Republican voter signatures to qualify. Tirschwell was the only woman running for City Hall as a Republlican. The two remaining candidates include Guardian … Read more

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