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  • Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:12:27 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:06:48 GMT
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
  • Bratton: 'not happy'

    NYPD probing raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    NYPD probing raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:55:02 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating a major security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. The flags had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes. The American flags that are normally up at the bridge appeared to have been removed.
    The NYPD is investigating a major security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City. Two white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. The flags had a faint appearance of the stars and stripes. The American flags that are normally up at the bridge appeared to have been removed.
  • Is NYC the most unhappy city in America?

    Is NYC the most unhappy city in America?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:29:16 GMT
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
    When researchers in Canada and Harvard University examined the results of a survey that asked “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” they found that New York City is the unhappiest city in the country. The data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit round out the list.
  • 3 NYC boys get recording contract approval

    3 NYC boys get recording contract approval

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:34:12 GMT
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    Three middle school students got permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony. The court's approval allows the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, to record their first single Wednesday for The Cherry Group, a division of Sony. The Brooklyn boys had to get court approval because they are minors.
    Three middle school students got permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony. The court's approval allows the heavy metal band, Unlocking the Truth, to record their first single Wednesday for The Cherry Group, a division of Sony. The Brooklyn boys had to get court approval because they are minors.

  • Girl drowns off Coney Island

    Girl drowns off Coney Island

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:07:25 GMT
    A girl from Staten Island apparently drowned off Coney Island Beach Tuesday evening, police said. Good Samaritans pulled Takara McDuffy, 10, and a 9-year-old girl from the water near Stillwell Avenue at about 7 p.m., the NYPD said. Medics took McDuffy to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.
    A girl from Staten Island apparently drowned off Coney Island Beach Tuesday evening, police said. Good Samaritans pulled Takara McDuffy, 10, and a 9-year-old girl from the water near Stillwell Avenue at about 7 p.m., the NYPD said. Medics took McDuffy to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.
  • 'Mortified': stage performers over share

    'Mortified': stage performers over share

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:56:08 GMT
    Some might call Jenn Wehrung a performance artist. Others, more simply, a masochist. This Brooklynite shares her deepest innermost thoughts from 6th grade in a show perhaps best summed up by its name: "Mortified."Wehrung is 37, single, and claims to have $37 in her bank account.Financially poor maybe, the ensemble real-life characters of "Mortified" are all filthy rich in memories.
    Some might call Jenn Wehrung a performance artist. Others, more simply, a masochist. This Brooklynite shares her deepest innermost thoughts from 6th grade in a show perhaps best summed up by its name: "Mortified."Wehrung is 37, single, and claims to have $37 in her bank account.Financially poor maybe, the ensemble real-life characters of "Mortified" are all filthy rich in memories.
  • Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:57:02 GMT
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
  • reBar wedding venue owner gets 10-year sentence

    reBar wedding venue owner gets 10-year sentence

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:19:21 GMT
    The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant, reBar, without warning in May.
    The owner of a popular Brooklyn restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Jason Stevens pleaded guilty last month to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud charges. He closed his restaurant, reBar, without warning in May.
  • Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:48:52 GMT
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
    A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton. The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall. Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
  • Mayor de Blasio delays start of Italy vacation

    Mayor de Blasio delays start of Italy vacation

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:57:01 GMT
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed his much-discussed family vacation to Italy by a day. Mayoral press secretary Phil Walzak said de Blasio moved the nine-day trip's departure date from Friday to Saturday "to attend to city business." The mayor's announcement came shortly after he addressed the Thursday death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed his much-discussed family vacation to Italy by a day. Mayoral press secretary Phil Walzak said de Blasio moved the nine-day trip's departure date from Friday to Saturday "to attend to city business." The mayor's announcement came shortly after he addressed the Thursday death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
  • Police seek link between severed head, dismembered body

    Police seek link between severed head, dismembered body

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:25:05 GMT
    An unidentified human head was found in the same Long Island neighborhood where severed arms were found just a week ago.
    An unidentified human head was found in the same Long Island neighborhood where severed arms were found just a week ago.
  • Shooting victim, NBA athlete wants kids to have a fighting chance

    Shooting victim, NBA athlete wants kids to have a fighting chance

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:39:39 GMT
    Twenty year-old Brandon Ragnot is in college and has been an honors student since elementary school. But he has scars that are a daily reminder of a violent shooting that almost cost him his life. However, he is determined not to let this trauma slow him or anyone else down.  Meanwhile, Brooklyn born NBA star Sebastian Telfair, an NBA point guard from public housing in Coney Island, donates his time so kids from his neighborhood can get scholarships. He's hands on and loves it.
    Twenty year-old Brandon Ragnot is in college and has been an honors student since elementary school. But he has scars that are a daily reminder of a violent shooting that almost cost him his life. However, he is determined not to let this trauma slow him or anyone else down.  Meanwhile, Brooklyn born NBA star Sebastian Telfair, an NBA point guard from public housing in Coney Island, donates his time so kids from his neighborhood can get scholarships. He's hands on and loves it.
  • NYPD: Brooklyn is dumping ground for Citi Bikes

    NYPD: Brooklyn is dumping ground for Citi Bikes

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:13:27 GMT
    A CitiBike rack at East 7th St. and Ave. A in Manhattan. (MyFoxNY)A CitiBike rack at East 7th St. and Ave. A in Manhattan. (MyFoxNY)
    Brooklyn has become a dumping ground for many of the city's missing or stolen Citi-bikes. Cops have discovered more than 67 of the bright blue cruisers abandoned on the boroughs streets and sidewalks.
    Brooklyn has become a dumping ground for many of the city's missing or stolen Citi-bikes. Cops have discovered more than 67 of the bright blue cruisers abandoned on the boroughs streets and sidewalks.
  • Gun and ATV bust in Brooklyn

    Gun and ATV bust in Brooklyn

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:35:42 GMT
    Three Brooklyn men were arrested on Monday after police discovered weapons and fourteen ATVs and dirt bikes in a storage locker in Brooklyn.
    Three Brooklyn men were arrested on Monday after police discovered weapons and fourteen ATVs and dirt bikes in a storage locker in Brooklyn.
  • Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:50:17 GMT
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
  • 2015 FDNY calendar includes female firefighter

    2015 FDNY calendar includes female firefighter

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:26:27 GMT
    The 2015 FDNY Calendar of Heroes has something no prior calendar has had: a woman among the firefighter-models. Danae Mines, an 11-year veteran of the department, appears for March. She joins a dozen of her male colleagues posing for the annual souvenir.
    The 2015 FDNY Calendar of Heroes has something no prior calendar has had: a woman among the firefighter-models. Danae Mines, an 11-year veteran of the department, appears for March. She joins a dozen of her male colleagues posing for the annual souvenir.
  • De Blasio headed to Italy despite LIRR strike threat

    De Blasio headed to Italy despite LIRR strike threat

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:15:40 GMT
    The unions representing workers for the Long Island Rail Road are set to strike beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday. On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife and children will head to Italy on a 10-day vacation. While the time off had been in the works for the First Family of New York City for some time, it was not clear until Monday that the LIRR would essentially be shut down due to striking workers. De Blasio says he's going overseas anyway.
    The unions representing workers for the Long Island Rail Road are set to strike beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday. On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife and children will head to Italy on a 10-day vacation. While the time off had been in the works for the First Family of New York City for some time, it was not clear until Monday that the LIRR would essentially be shut down due to striking workers. De Blasio says he's going overseas anyway.
  • Pregnant tarantula loose in Brooklyn was a hoax

    Pregnant tarantula loose in Brooklyn was a hoax

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:09:02 GMT
    A story that went viral on Friday showed that someone posted fliers announcing their pregnant "Mexican red rump-tarantula named Penelope escaped in South Slope, Brooklyn. We drove all around that neighborhood and found that poster nowhere. Those to whom we spoke all knew of the missing arachnid but only saw the flier online. The creepy news, if this isn't a hoax? Penelope might stand a decent chance of surviving in the wild.  Fortunately for residents of Brooklyn, it was all a hoax.
    A story that went viral on Friday showed that someone posted fliers announcing their pregnant "Mexican red rump-tarantula named Penelope escaped in South Slope, Brooklyn. We drove all around that neighborhood and found that poster nowhere. Those to whom we spoke all knew of the missing arachnid but only saw the flier online. The creepy news, if this isn't a hoax? Penelope might stand a decent chance of surviving in the wild.  Fortunately for residents of Brooklyn, it was all a hoax.
  • 'Manhattanhenge' illuminates NYC

    'Manhattanhenge' illuminates NYC

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:54:05 GMT
    The sunset on Friday and Saturday will be extraordinary as it will create the twice-a-year phenomenon known as 'Manhattanhenge.' The term was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.  The spectacle occurs when the sun sets and lines itself with the street grid of Manhattan, illuminating all east -west streets at the same time.
    The sunset on Friday and Saturday will be extraordinary as it will create the twice-a-year phenomenon known as 'Manhattanhenge.' The term was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.  The spectacle occurs when the sun sets and lines itself with the street grid of Manhattan, illuminating all east -west streets at the same time.
  • Human remains found, again, on Long Island

    Human remains found, again, on Long Island

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:36:08 GMT
    For the third straight day and the second time in Hempstead, human remains were found on Long Island. On Thursday afternoon, a severed arm was discovered in the yard of a home on Stewart Ave. and Cornell St., only blocks away from where another severed arm was discovered a day earlier. Police on Long Island and New York City are reportedly looking into the possibility the body parts belong to a missing woman from Brooklyn.
    For the third straight day and the second time in Hempstead, human remains were found on Long Island. On Thursday afternoon, a severed arm was discovered in the yard of a home on Stewart Ave. and Cornell St., only blocks away from where another severed arm was discovered a day earlier. Police on Long Island and New York City are reportedly looking into the possibility the body parts belong to a missing woman from Brooklyn.
  • De Blasio family going to Italy for 10-day vacation

    De Blasio family going to Italy for 10-day vacation

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:31:23 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are going on vacation to Italy. First Lady Chirlane McCray made the announcement on her blog. “Bill and I have always wanted Chiara and Dante to know where they come from,” said McCray. The De Blasios will start their vacation on July 18 and stay in Italy for 10 days.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are going on vacation to Italy. First Lady Chirlane McCray made the announcement on her blog. “Bill and I have always wanted Chiara and Dante to know where they come from,” said McCray. The De Blasios will start their vacation on July 18 and stay in Italy for 10 days.
  • Large Rubik's Cube travels Hudson River for 40th anniversary

    Large Rubik's Cube travels Hudson River for 40th anniversary

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:17:47 GMT
    A large inflatable Rubik’s Cube is sailing around New York City to celebrate the birthday of its inventor and the toy’s 40th anniversary. Hungarian professor Erno Rubik is credited with inventing the world’s best-selling toy in 1974.  The colorful, solid cube, twists and turns, but does not break or fall apart. To commemorate both days, a tugboat is towing the Cube around city landmarks.
    A large inflatable Rubik’s Cube is sailing around New York City to celebrate the birthday of its inventor and the toy’s 40th anniversary. Hungarian professor Erno Rubik is credited with inventing the world’s best-selling toy in 1974.  The colorful, solid cube, twists and turns, but does not break or fall apart. To commemorate both days, a tugboat is towing the Cube around city landmarks.
  • Mayor signs legislation

    New York City to issue municipal ID cards

    New York City to issue municipal ID cards

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:55:34 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services for those who struggled to get them. De Blasio, a Democrat, made the establishment of the ID card a central campaign. With its passage, New York City is now creating what will be the country's largest municipal identification card system.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services for those who struggled to get them. De Blasio, a Democrat, made the establishment of the ID card a central campaign. With its passage, New York City is now creating what will be the country's largest municipal identification card system.
  • Thousands turn out for FDNY lieutenant's funeral

    Thousands turn out for FDNY lieutenant's funeral

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:17:26 GMT
    Thousands of firefighters from across the country descended upon Staten Island on Thursday for the funeral of a fallen fire lieutenant. Gordon "Matt" Ambelas, 40, was killed in a high-rise fire in Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a eulogy at St. Clare's Church on Nelson Ave. Ambelas was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.
    Thousands of firefighters from across the country descended upon Staten Island on Thursday for the funeral of a fallen fire lieutenant. Gordon "Matt" Ambelas, 40, was killed in a high-rise fire in Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a eulogy at St. Clare's Church on Nelson Ave. Ambelas was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.
  • Changing face of New York real estate

    Changing face of New York real estate

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 01:45:04 GMT
    New York City has never been known for its affordability, but a new crop of mega-luxury buildings in Manhattan are redefining sky-high prices. One 57 is the 1,000-foot high building looming over Central Park where an apartment has closed for as much as $90 million.
    New York City has never been known for its affordability, but a new crop of mega-luxury buildings in Manhattan are redefining sky-high prices. One 57 is the 1,000-foot high building looming over Central Park where an apartment has closed for as much as $90 million.
  • Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-04 09:58:34 GMT
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.

  • NYC pre-kindergarten slots

    NYC pre-kindergarten slots

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:05:12 GMT
    New York City parents can still apply for pre-kindergarten. At this time, pre-kindergarten programs provided by community organizations. They have a variety of programs, some half-day and some full-day. These are approved by the Department of Education.
    New York City parents can still apply for pre-kindergarten. At this time, pre-kindergarten programs provided by community organizations. They have a variety of programs, some half-day and some full-day. These are approved by the Department of Education.
  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in NYC shooting

    1 dead, 2 injured in NYC shooting

    Sunday, June 8 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-06-08 15:04:34 GMT
    A man is dead and three others are seriously injured after a shooting in Brooklyn on Sunday morning. According to the NYPD, officers arrived at 525 Quincy St. and found the 21-year old man shot in the chest, a 19-year-old female shot in the buttocks and thigh and a 17-year-old female wounded in the hip. They were all taken to local hospitals where the man was pronounced dead. 
    A man is dead and three others are seriously injured after a shooting in Brooklyn on Sunday morning. According to the NYPD, officers arrived at 525 Quincy St. and found the 21-year old man shot in the chest, a 19-year-old female shot in the buttocks and thigh and a 17-year-old female wounded in the hip. They were all taken to local hospitals where the man was pronounced dead. 
  • The Big Idea

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-05-20 14:46:59 GMT
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
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