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  • Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil

    Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:25:55 GMT
    Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with faded white ones are back on U.S. soil. NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States. He did not know their exact location. Two German artists claimed responsibility earlier this month for the July 22 stunt. 
    Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with faded white ones are back on U.S. soil. NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States. He did not know their exact location. Two German artists claimed responsibility earlier this month for the July 22 stunt. 
  • Garner's family meets U.S. attorney

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:34:05 GMT
    Some Staten Island business owners say they are bracing for huge crowds on Saturday during a planned march for a man killed in an apparent chokehold during his arrest by NYPD officers. The Rev. Al Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally.
    Some Staten Island business owners say they are bracing for huge crowds on Saturday during a planned march for a man killed in an apparent chokehold during his arrest by NYPD officers. The Rev. Al Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally.
  • Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:26:39 GMT
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:02:35 GMT
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
  • USS Saratoga heads to be scrapped

    USS Saratoga heads to be scrapped

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:47:03 GMT
    The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is heading to the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas.
    The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is heading to the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville, Texas.
  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Palestinian banner unfurled on Manhattan Bridge

    Palestinian banner unfurled on Manhattan Bridge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:22:15 GMT
    Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge got an eyeful when a giant flag banner in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The flag had the words "Boycott, Divest, Sanction" and was lowered from a part of the bridge near the Manhattan side Wednesday evening. Activists on the Brooklyn Bridge met its appearance with cheers.
    Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge got an eyeful when a giant flag banner in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The flag had the words "Boycott, Divest, Sanction" and was lowered from a part of the bridge near the Manhattan side Wednesday evening. Activists on the Brooklyn Bridge met its appearance with cheers.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
  • Cardinal, leaders meet about NYPD-community relations

    Cardinal, leaders meet about NYPD-community relations

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:05 GMT
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan gathered religious and city leaders with the focus of how to ease tensions between police and the community in advance of this Saturday's march to protest the death of Eric Garner. Some of the leaders in this group are rarely photographed together, let alone seated at the same table. But they were brought together over concerns about possible protest violence by the cardinal, one of the most powerful figures in the city and who commands respect across the board.
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan gathered religious and city leaders with the focus of how to ease tensions between police and the community in advance of this Saturday's march to protest the death of Eric Garner. Some of the leaders in this group are rarely photographed together, let alone seated at the same table. But they were brought together over concerns about possible protest violence by the cardinal, one of the most powerful figures in the city and who commands respect across the board.
  • New York's daring Instagrammers

    New York's daring Instagrammers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:03:35 GMT
    Pull out your smartphone on any given day, tap on Instagram and you'll find a lot of selfies. But while the rest of us clog our feeds with our best pouty faces, a group of photographers scales and then hangs off bridges and buildings in a contest to produce the most daring photograph in New York City.
    Pull out your smartphone on any given day, tap on Instagram and you'll find a lot of selfies. But while the rest of us clog our feeds with our best pouty faces, a group of photographers scales and then hangs off bridges and buildings in a contest to produce the most daring photograph in New York City.
  • New York Islanders to be sold

    New York Islanders to be sold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:30 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
  • De Blasio not reimbursing city

    De Blasio not reimbursing city

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:37:49 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
  • Ex-Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    Ex-Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:29:48 GMT

    A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist has been named New York City's veterans affairs' commissioner. She said she'll use her expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans.


    A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist has been named New York City's veterans affairs' commissioner. She said she'll use her expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans.


  • Report: Subway fare-beating arrests soar

    Report: Subway fare-beating arrests soar

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:46:08 GMT
    A news report finds arrests for a familiar, small-time New York City crime - subway fare-beating - have shot up by nearly 70 percent in the last five years.
    A news report finds arrests for a familiar, small-time New York City crime - subway fare-beating - have shot up by nearly 70 percent in the last five years.
  • 15 shot in NYC within 8 hours, 2 dead

    15 shot in NYC within 8 hours, 2 dead

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:20:42 GMT
    Fifteen people were shot in a rash of weekend violence in New York City.  The violence left two people dead and 13 others injured within a span of just 8 hours.
    Fifteen people were shot in a rash of weekend violence in New York City.  The violence left two people dead and 13 others injured within a span of just 8 hours.
  • 24th annual Sand Sculpting Contest at Coney Island

    24th annual Sand Sculpting Contest at Coney Island

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:40:20 GMT
    It was quite a scene on Coney Island over the weekend. Dozens of artists broke out their pails and shovels for the 24th annual Sand Sculpting contest. More than 70 professional and amateur sculptors hit the beach looking to take home top honors. Some sculpted your traditional sand castles while others took a more modern approach like a sand version of Coney Island's new Thunderbolt roller coaster.
    It was quite a scene on Coney Island over the weekend. Dozens of artists broke out their pails and shovels for the 24th annual Sand Sculpting contest. More than 70 professional and amateur sculptors hit the beach looking to take home top honors. Some sculpted your traditional sand castles while others took a more modern approach like a sand version of Coney Island's new Thunderbolt roller coaster.
  • Empire State Building says 'no'

    Coney's Parachute Jump to go gold for cancer research

    Coney's Parachute Jump to go gold for cancer research

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:13:06 GMT
    Step by step, little Sally Kabel is on her way to beating cancer. But it's no easy fight. This week has been particularly tough for the almost 2-year-old. Sally's dad, Matt Kabel never expected something else: that the iconic Empire State Building refusing to go gold for just one night to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Step by step, little Sally Kabel is on her way to beating cancer. But it's no easy fight. This week has been particularly tough for the almost 2-year-old. Sally's dad, Matt Kabel never expected something else: that the iconic Empire State Building refusing to go gold for just one night to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • LIRR union members approve contract

    LIRR union members approve contract

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:12:55 GMT
    Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.
    Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.
  • Boston champ Meb Keflezighi to run NYC Marathon

    Boston champ Meb Keflezighi to run NYC Marathon

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:06:46 GMT
    Three-time Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will run this November's TCS New York City Marathon, a race he won in 2009, New York Road Runners announced recently. Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, will run as Team for Kids ambassador, raising money for the NYRR Team for Kids charity running team as well as his own charity, the MEB Foundation.
    Three-time Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will run this November's TCS New York City Marathon, a race he won in 2009, New York Road Runners announced recently. Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, will run as Team for Kids ambassador, raising money for the NYRR Team for Kids charity running team as well as his own charity, the MEB Foundation.
  • Jacques d'Amboise: pied piper of dance

    Jacques d'Amboise: pied piper of dance

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:44:38 GMT
    Jacques d'Amboise, 80, is the founder of the National Dance Institute. He started teaching in 1975. NDI takes on 4th and 5th graders in New York City schools, instilling art, discipline, teamwork and wonder in more than 2 million students along the way. Each school year culminates in an elaborate performance.
    Jacques d'Amboise, 80, is the founder of the National Dance Institute. He started teaching in 1975. NDI takes on 4th and 5th graders in New York City schools, instilling art, discipline, teamwork and wonder in more than 2 million students along the way. Each school year culminates in an elaborate performance.
  • How to donate

    Operation Backpack

    Operation Backpack

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:32:05 GMT
    Operation Backpack, a program by Volunteers of America, is in full swing. The group is asking generous people to get involved and help children living in New York homeless and domestic violence shelters be outfitted for school. You can still donate money. The group is no longer asking for donations of supplies and bags.
    Operation Backpack, a program by Volunteers of America, is in full swing. The group is asking generous people to get involved and help children living in New York homeless and domestic violence shelters be outfitted for school. You can still donate money. The group is no longer asking for donations of supplies and bags.
  • Brooklyn school aide charged with punching autistic boy

    NYC school aide charged with punching autistic boy

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:34:25 GMT
    An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria. Milton Parker, 58,  is accused of punching Anatoly Veltman, 11 on Aug. 7 after the boy spilled water on the floor. According to court papers, Parker ordered Anatoly to clean up the spill and then punched the boy in the face when he apparently did not understand.
    An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria. Milton Parker, 58,  is accused of punching Anatoly Veltman, 11 on Aug. 7 after the boy spilled water on the floor. According to court papers, Parker ordered Anatoly to clean up the spill and then punched the boy in the face when he apparently did not understand.
  • Family of child stabbed to sue NYC

    Family of child stabbed to sue NYC

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:16:41 GMT
    The family of a 6-year-old boy stabbed to death in a Brooklyn elevator has notified the city that it is planning a $281 million lawsuit. Prince Joshua "P.J." Avitto was killed in the  Boulevard Houses in East New York on June 1. P.J.'s friend, Mikayla Capers, 7, was stabbed 16 times but survived.
    The family of a 6-year-old boy stabbed to death in a Brooklyn elevator has notified the city that it is planning a $281 million lawsuit. Prince Joshua "P.J." Avitto was killed in the  Boulevard Houses in East New York on June 1. P.J.'s friend, Mikayla Capers, 7, was stabbed 16 times but survived.
  • Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:02:54 GMT
    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

  • See Marvel's heroes live in Brooklyn

    See Marvel's heroes live in Brooklyn

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:32:43 GMT
    Superheroes are invading New York. Their home base is Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show is called Marvel Universe LIVE!" Brought to you by the producers of the Ringling Bros. and Disney on Ice, this interactive arena spectacular offers a unique opportunity to see two dozen
    Superheroes are invading New York. Their home base is Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show is called Marvel Universe LIVE!" Brought to you by the producers of the Ringling Bros. and Disney on Ice, this interactive arena spectacular offers a unique opportunity to see two dozen
  • NYC community outreach to fight crime

    NYC community outreach to fight crime

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:56:50 GMT
    New York City has what are called hot zones -- areas that account for a disproportionate number of shootings. Central Harlem is one. Now city officials and community leaders plan to stop the violence with more than police patrols. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials are taking new steps to prevent violence in the most troubled areas identified by the NYPD. The mayor said police are a key component, but law enforcement can't do it alone.
    New York City has what are called hot zones -- areas that account for a disproportionate number of shootings. Central Harlem is one. Now city officials and community leaders plan to stop the violence with more than police patrols. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials are taking new steps to prevent violence in the most troubled areas identified by the NYPD. The mayor said police are a key component, but law enforcement can't do it alone.
  • Spa for kids in Brooklyn

    Spa for kids in Brooklyn

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:19:09 GMT
    Manicures, pedicures, and facials. Oh my! But the clientele here are not your average spa-goers. Most are under 12. A Kid's Dream opened its doors in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, in July. It was dreamed up by former teacher Sharon Doldron. Doldron and her team have thought of everything. There's Nick Jr. Instead of reality TV, coloring books instead of gossip magazines, and mini robes and slippers are on their way.
    Manicures, pedicures, and facials. Oh my! But the clientele here are not your average spa-goers. Most are under 12. A Kid's Dream opened its doors in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, in July. It was dreamed up by former teacher Sharon Doldron. Doldron and her team have thought of everything. There's Nick Jr. Instead of reality TV, coloring books instead of gossip magazines, and mini robes and slippers are on their way.
  • Shaming New Yorkers who don't scoop dog poop

    Shaming New Yorkers who don't scoop dog poop

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:24:33 GMT
    Shame can be a powerful motivator. Some New Yorkers hope it will be enough to get people to clean up after their dogs. His owner says Snoopy doesn't think he's a dog. But just like both man and beast, sometimes Snoopy poops. When he does drop something requiring scooping, his owner vows she picks it up. She says the other people in her Castle Hill, the Bronx, housing complex do the same for their dogs.
    Shame can be a powerful motivator. Some New Yorkers hope it will be enough to get people to clean up after their dogs. His owner says Snoopy doesn't think he's a dog. But just like both man and beast, sometimes Snoopy poops. When he does drop something requiring scooping, his owner vows she picks it up. She says the other people in her Castle Hill, the Bronx, housing complex do the same for their dogs.
  • Operation Safe Cycle in NYC

    Operation Safe Cycle in NYC

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-08-13 11:53:06 GMT
    The NYPD begins a two-week crackdown on Wednesday of bicycle riders not following the rules of the road. Operation Safe Cycle will focus on the following: failure to stop at a red light, disobey a traffic signal or sign, riding the wrong direction against traffic, riding on the sidewalk, and failure to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Cops will also focus on motorists who obstruct bicycle lanes.
    The NYPD begins a two-week crackdown on Wednesday of bicycle riders not following the rules of the road. Operation Safe Cycle will focus on the following: failure to stop at a red light, disobey a traffic signal or sign, riding the wrong direction against traffic, riding on the sidewalk, and failure to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Cops will also focus on motorists who obstruct bicycle lanes.
  • The Donut Burger

    The Donut Burger

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:31:58 GMT
    It is a little bit of sweet mixed with a little bit of salty. It sounds like the perfect snack. But it's actually a meal: the Donut Burger. Fox 5 has introduced you to some of New York's most indulgent dishes: there was the chocolate chip cookie shot and the rib that was as big as my face. Well, neither can top the Donut Burger from the Burger Bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
    It is a little bit of sweet mixed with a little bit of salty. It sounds like the perfect snack. But it's actually a meal: the Donut Burger. Fox 5 has introduced you to some of New York's most indulgent dishes: there was the chocolate chip cookie shot and the rib that was as big as my face. Well, neither can top the Donut Burger from the Burger Bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
  • Mayor: NYC will learn from 2004 RNC 'mistakes'

    Mayor: NYC will learn from 2004 RNC 'mistakes'

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:04:17 GMT
    Brooklyn's final pitch to hold the 2016 Democratic national convention was centered on New York City's robust mass transit system -- and a pledge to learn "from the mistakes" from the last time the city hosted a presidential convention. The Republicans gathered in New York in 2004 to re-nominate President George W. Bush, choosing to meet in deep-blue Manhattan less than three years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
    Brooklyn's final pitch to hold the 2016 Democratic national convention was centered on New York City's robust mass transit system -- and a pledge to learn "from the mistakes" from the last time the city hosted a presidential convention. The Republicans gathered in New York in 2004 to re-nominate President George W. Bush, choosing to meet in deep-blue Manhattan less than three years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
  • Report: German artists hoisted white flags over Brooklyn Bridge

    Report: German artists hoisted white flags over Brooklyn Bridge

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:39:52 GMT
    The theft of huge U.S flags from atop the Brooklyn Bridge and their replacement with faded, almost-white American flags was apparently an elaborate artistic demonstration, according to the New York Times. Two German artists reached out to the Times to confess their stunt and provided videos and photos to the newspaper to prove their claim.
    The theft of huge U.S flags from atop the Brooklyn Bridge and their replacement with faded, almost-white American flags was apparently an elaborate artistic demonstration, according to the New York Times. Two German artists reached out to the Times to confess their stunt and provided videos and photos to the newspaper to prove their claim.
  • Whales in New York Harbor

    Whales in New York Harbor

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:18:26 GMT
    The waters around New York City are a lot more crowded these days with sea life. Whale watchers are getting an eyeful. Artie Raslich snapped a whale of a photograph from the deck of the American Princess.  Gotham Whale counted just five whales in 2011. This summer, they've already seen 49.
    The waters around New York City are a lot more crowded these days with sea life. Whale watchers are getting an eyeful. Artie Raslich snapped a whale of a photograph from the deck of the American Princess.  Gotham Whale counted just five whales in 2011. This summer, they've already seen 49.
  • Is the ice bucket challenge just 'slackivism'?

    Is the ice bucket challenge just 'slackivism'?

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-12 12:21:13 GMT
    If you're like most social media users, it is very likely videos of the ice bucket challenge have taken over your feeds in recent days. But while the videos are showing up all over, and celebrities like Ethel Kennedy are jumping on board, it seems plenty of people still have no idea what the videos are about.
    If you're like most social media users, it is very likely videos of the ice bucket challenge have taken over your feeds in recent days. But while the videos are showing up all over, and celebrities like Ethel Kennedy are jumping on board, it seems plenty of people still have no idea what the videos are about.
  • Public advocate: NYPD cops should wear cameras

    Public advocate: NYPD cops should wear cameras

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:24:27 GMT
    In the aftermath of the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner at the hands of police, an incident that has created a major rift between officers and the community, Public Advocate Letitia James says it is time for NYPD patrol officers to wear cameras on their uniforms. James is calling for a pilot program to outfit 15 percent of NYPD officers with cameras in precincts with the highest crime rates and complaints about police misconduct.
    In the aftermath of the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner at the hands of police, an incident that has created a major rift between officers and the community, Public Advocate Letitia James says it is time for NYPD patrol officers to wear cameras on their uniforms. James is calling for a pilot program to outfit 15 percent of NYPD officers with cameras in precincts with the highest crime rates and complaints about police misconduct.
  • Video: Dust devil in Brooklyn

    Video: Dust devil in Brooklyn

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:07:13 GMT
    What looked almost like a mini-tornado startled people in Brooklyn when the phenomenon known as a "dust devil" suddenly formed on a baseball field.  Michael Gambale posted the video to YouTube (warning: explicit language in video).  It happened at McCarren Park on Sunday.
    What looked almost like a mini-tornado startled people in Brooklyn when the phenomenon known as a "dust devil" suddenly formed on a baseball field.  Michael Gambale posted the video to YouTube (warning: explicit language in video).  It happened at McCarren Park on Sunday.
  • Brooklyn possible host for Democratic National Convention

    Brooklyn possible host for Democratic National Convention

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:05:32 GMT
    New York City- Brooklyn specifically- is among the cities in the early running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Democratic National Committee leaders along with local leaders toured the Barclays Center on Monday. They're also taking a closer look at hotels and transportation options for the roughly 50,000 visitors for the convention. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Sen. Charles Schumer were expected to host the DNC members.
    New York City- Brooklyn specifically- is among the cities in the early running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Democratic National Committee leaders along with local leaders toured the Barclays Center on Monday. They're also taking a closer look at hotels and transportation options for the roughly 50,000 visitors for the convention. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Sen. Charles Schumer were expected to host the DNC members.
  • 100 NY families to get restitution in schools case

    100 NY families to get restitution in schools case

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:33:42 GMT
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    About 100 Chinese immigrant families are getting restitution following a fraud investigation at three Brooklyn English-language schools.
    About 100 Chinese immigrant families are getting thousands of dollars in restitution after a fraud investigation at three English-language schools in Brooklyn. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is presenting about $25,000 in checks to the families on Monday. Some 35 teachers also are getting restitution, totaling about $26,000.

  • NY funeral for rabbi killed in Miami

    NY funeral for rabbi killed in Miami

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:49:49 GMT
    Hundreds of mourners turned out at the Brooklyn funeral procession for an Orthodox rabbi who was shot as he walked to a Miami temple. Miami-Dade police have said Joseph Raksin, 60, was shot Saturday while he was in Florida visiting relatives. On Monday, a crowd surrounded the hearse on a blocked-off street as it pulled up outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights. Police are on the hunt for two suspects.
    Hundreds of mourners turned out at the Brooklyn funeral procession for an Orthodox rabbi who was shot as he walked to a Miami temple. Miami-Dade police have said Joseph Raksin, 60, was shot Saturday while he was in Florida visiting relatives. On Monday, a crowd surrounded the hearse on a blocked-off street as it pulled up outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights. Police are on the hunt for two suspects.
  • Woman fends off attacker in Brooklyn

    Woman fends off attacker in Brooklyn

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-08-11 10:51:56 GMT
    A woman was able to fend off her attacker inside an apartment building in Brooklyn and the incident was captured on security camera video. The suspect is seen approaching the woman, talking to her and when she keeps walking he pushes her to the ground, said police. The woman who is in her 30s is able to fend him off before he takes off down the stairs.
    A woman was able to fend off her attacker inside an apartment building in Brooklyn and the incident was captured on security camera video. The suspect is seen approaching the woman, talking to her and when she keeps walking he pushes her to the ground, said police. The woman who is in her 30s is able to fend him off before he takes off down the stairs.
  • Cuomo signs 25 MPH NYC speed limit into law

    Cuomo signs 25 MPH NYC speed limit into law

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:04:46 GMT
    Cuomo signed a new law in Manhattan on Saturday that makes the speed limit 25 MPH. He was flanked by two traffic signs that read "speed limit 25." The current speed limit was 30.
    Cuomo signed a new law in Manhattan on Saturday that makes the speed limit 25 MPH. He was flanked by two traffic signs that read "speed limit 25." The current speed limit was 30.
  • Strict drug safety measures at Mad Decent Block Party event in Brooklyn

    Strict drug safety measures at Mad Decent Block Party event in Brooklyn

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:24:03 GMT
    After a series of drug-related deaths at electronic dance music concerts across the country and in Canada, an unusual set of safety measures has been put in place for a similar outdoor show in Coney Island.
    After a series of drug-related deaths at electronic dance music concerts across the country and in Canada, an unusual set of safety measures has been put in place for a similar outdoor show in Coney Island.
  • 7 year-old stabbing victim makes comeback

    7 year-old stabbing victim makes comeback

    Saturday, August 9 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-09 22:12:01 GMT
    7-year-old Mikayla Capers acted like a typical little girl sitting at the National Action Network's weekly meeting in Harlem. She grinned, fidgeted and embraced relatives before being called on stage. 
    7-year-old Mikayla Capers acted like a typical little girl sitting at the National Action Network's weekly meeting in Harlem. She grinned, fidgeted and embraced relatives before being called on stage. 
  • Union president's aggressive rant on Common Core

    Union president's aggressive rant on Common Core

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:10:24 GMT
    Michael Mulgrew, the president of the United Federation of Teachers, represents all 75,000 public school teachers in New York City. He made some pretty aggressive threats saying, he would punch people in the face and push them in the dirt if they were against Common Core. "
    Michael Mulgrew, the president of the United Federation of Teachers, represents all 75,000 public school teachers in New York City. He made some pretty aggressive threats saying, he would punch people in the face and push them in the dirt if they were against Common Core. "
  • Cardinal Dolan to host leaders after NYPD custody death

    Cardinal Dolan to host leaders after NYPD custody death

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:43:07 GMT
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan is hosting a meeting of New York's most influential religious leaders in the wake of a man's death in police custody. Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Associated Press on Friday that Dolan will host the gathering later this month. De Blasio said there is "a tremendous need for healing at this moment."
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan is hosting a meeting of New York's most influential religious leaders in the wake of a man's death in police custody. Mayor Bill de Blasio told the Associated Press on Friday that Dolan will host the gathering later this month. De Blasio said there is "a tremendous need for healing at this moment."

  • Are squeegee men back in New York City?

    Are squeegee men back in New York City?

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:23:11 GMT
    During his tenure as mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani referred to the men wiping down the windshields of drivers' vehicles at red lights and intersections as a "menace" to society. He made it part of his agenda to root them out. Decades later, those squeegee men-- who get their name from the scraping tool they use-- appear to have made a come back. Squeegees have been spotted at work near the Queensboro Bridge, Queens Plaza and Lincoln Tunnel.
    During his tenure as mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani referred to the men wiping down the windshields of drivers' vehicles at red lights and intersections as a "menace" to society. He made it part of his agenda to root them out. Decades later, those squeegee men-- who get their name from the scraping tool they use-- appear to have made a come back. Squeegees have been spotted at work near the Queensboro Bridge, Queens Plaza and Lincoln Tunnel.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:22:47 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
  • 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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