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ALERT - NYC Lists Closed Streets for 5 Boro Bike Tour Taking Place On Sunday Morning

ALERT - NYC Lists Closed Streets for 5 Boro Bike Tour Taking Place On Sunday Morning
Multiple streets will be closed across the city from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for the annual Five Boro Tour, organizers said. The event attracts thousands of cyclists from around the globe. It's billed as the world's larges charitable bike ride. Proceeds finance free bicycle education programs in the city. The following streets will be closed during the tour: Manhattan Portion Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place Battery Place between State ...

Mayor de Blasio Says Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election Bid

Mayor de Blasio Says Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election BidNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election. De Blasio tells WNYC radio in an interview Friday that he will "absolutely" run for a second term next year. The Democrat steadfastly insists that he and his team did nothing wrong while federal and state investigators look into his campaign fundraising apparatus. While several of his aides and political groups have been subpoenaed by prosecutors, de Blasio hasn't been accused of wrongdoing. The probe ...    Full Story »

NY Congressional Candidate Says Rival Falsified Petitions

NY Congressional Candidate Says Rival Falsified PetitionsA New York congressional candidate is accusing one of his rivals of submitting "fraudulent signatures" on nominating petitions required to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary. New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright has asked a state Supreme Court judge to review the petitions of his opponent, Adam Clayton Powell. The two Democrats are vying for outgoing Rep. Charles Rangel's position. Rangel's district includes parts of upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Wright is asking the judge to nullify the petitions and knock Powell off the ...    Full Story »

Bridge Case Defendant Wants Gov. Chris Christie's Cellphone

Bridge Case Defendant Wants Gov. Chris Christie's CellphoneA lawyer for one of the former allies of Gov. Chris Christie accused in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case says he wants access to the governor's cellphone. Attorney Michael Baldassare said Thursday that he will pursue emails, documents and Christie's phone as he fights to have charges against former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey deputy executive director Bill Baroni tossed. The government alleges the 2013 lane closures were orchestrated to create traffic jams in the town of Fort Lee to punish its mayor for not ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-NYC Councilman

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-NYC CouncilmanA federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption conviction and 10-year prison term for a former New York City councilman. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the appeal brought by Daniel Halloran. The Queens Republican was convicted of bribery and fraud in 2014. Prosecutors said he helped another politician try to buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ballot. He was a council member from 2010 to 2013. Just before trial, Halloran tried to raise an insanity defense, citing 2012 brain surgery to remove a benign ...    Full Story »

Top De Blasio Aides Hit With Subpoenas In Campaign Fundraising Probe

Top De Blasio Aides Hit With Subpoenas In Campaign Fundraising ProbeAides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. City Hall received subpoenas from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and from the Manhattan district attorney's office, mayoral counsel Maya Wiley said Wednesday. A statement issued by Wiley said de Blasio had not been "personally served," but it didn't reveal the subject or recipients of the subpoenas. Follow-up inquiries to the mayor's office went unanswered ...    Full Story »

Far Rockaway: RNSP (Shomrim) Nab Suspect Who Smashed More Than 30 Car Windows; Cops Find Gun On Him (3 opinions)

Far Rockaway: RNSP (Shomrim) Nab Suspect Who Smashed More Than 30 Car Windows; Cops Find Gun On HimAs YWN had reported, dozens of car windows were being randomly smashed in far Rockaway over the past few days. RNSP units geared up and went on special patrol to try to catch the perpetrator responsible for smashing more then 30 windows over the last 3 nights. At around 2:15Am, an RNSP unit witnessed the suspect smash a window of a vehicle and quickly hide in a driveway. RNSP ...    Full Story »

Dozens Arrested in New York City Gang Crackdown

 Dozens Arrested in New York City Gang CrackdownDozens of suspects were arrested early Wednesday in a wide-ranging investigation of rival street gangs that terrorized a Bronx neighborhood with crimes including murder, robbery and drug trafficking. Hundreds of federal agents and police officers, some using helicopters and armored trucks, were involved in the predawn takedown. Prosecutors said that more than 100 people were named in federal indictments. Among those charged was a drug dealer already serving state prison time for killing a 92-year-old woman with a stray bullet, ...    Full Story »

Marine Park: Man Accused Of Drawing Swastikas On Doors Of Homes In Jewish Neighborhood (1 opinions)

Marine Park: Man Accused Of Drawing Swastikas On Doors Of Homes In Jewish NeighborhoodPolice are looking for a man who drew swastikas in the vicinity of a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. They say it happened on Monday around 4:30 a.m. on Avenue S in Marine Park. Police say the man drew swastikas on two garbage can covers, a residential gate, and the front door of a residential building. The NYPD told YWN that the male used a white marker to draw a swastika at the following locations: 1. A garbage can cover located in the vicinity of Avenue S and Ryder Street. 2. A residential gate located in the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed In far Rockaway (4 opinions)

PHOTOS: More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed In far RockawayFor the second time in as many days, neighbors along several streets in Far Rockaway, Queens awoke to the sound of broken glass. CBS2 reportsthat some car windows were smashed in, but whoever did it did not steal anything from inside the vehicles. Still, car after car was affected, and broken glass lined the pavement of Oak Drive. “We came here to find about 10 to 12 cars broken into,” said Elkanah Adelman of the Rockaway Nassau ...    Full Story »

De Blasio To Bail Out Public Hospitals As NYC Tax Revenue Rises

De Blasio To Bail Out Public Hospitals As NYC Tax Revenue RisesAfter three straight years of increased tax revenue, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, D, intends to spend an additional $800 million next year to shore up the finances of money-losing public hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. The mayor's proposed $82.2 billion budget for fiscal 2017, which he will present Tuesday afternoon, includes $700 million more for hospital operations and $100 million in bond-derived capital funds. The infusion brings to $2 billion the total the city would spend on its 11 public hospitals and system of community ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Thanks City Agencies for Ensuring Safe Sreifas Chometz

Greenfield Thanks City Agencies for Ensuring Safe Sreifas ChometzCouncilman David G. Greenfield spent the morning visiting bread burning sites throughout Boro Park and Midwood, thanking FDNY and Shomrim members for their participation in the annual bread burning ritual. After visiting several burning sites, Councilman Greenfield stopped by the firehouse on 12th Avenue, which is home to Engine 282 and Ladder 148, where he thanked FDNY officials and firefighters for their hard work throughout the day to make sure the bread burning ran smoothly and safely this year. Greenfield also checked in with Boro Park ...    Full Story »

White House Poised To Release Secret Pages From 9/11 Inquiry

White House Poised To Release Secret Pages From 9/11 InquiryThe Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States." Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of that bipartisan panel, and others say the documents point suspicion ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Announces Winners Of $1.2M Community Budget Vote

Greenfield Announces Winners Of $1.2M Community Budget VoteCouncilman David G. Greenfield will be funding four projects to improve neighborhoods in his district following the results of this year’s participatory budgeting process. Over 2,300 people in Greenfield's district voted to pick the projects that they wanted funded. Greenfield pledged to fund those projects in the budget to give his constituents a direct voice in how money is allocated from New York City to his communities. “More people cast a ballot in my district this year than ever before,” Greenfield said. “I want to thank ...    Full Story »

Community Board 12 Alerts Community About Changes to Sireifas Chometz Sites

Community Board 12 Alerts Community About Changes to Sireifas Chometz SitesPlease note the following changes: 5602 11 Ave was changed to 5102 11 Avenue The following locations were totally eliminated: 5206 12 Ave 5602 14 Ave 6002 13 Ave 4802 15 Ave 4433 18 Ave

Far Rockaway / Five Towns Chometz Burning Locations

Far Rockaway / Five Towns Chometz Burning Locations The Sanitation Department will be dropping two dumpsters so community members can dump whatever Chametz or household items that need to be discarded before Passover. LOCATIONS: Belle Harbor - Beach 135st X Rockaway Freeway Far Rockaway - Jarvis Ave X Beach 6th st. We wish all who are celebrating, a happy and safe Passover! RNSP 24/7 Hotline - (917) 727-7306

2 NYPD Detectives Charged With Assaulting Postal Worker

2 NYPD Detectives Charged With Assaulting Postal WorkerTwo New York Police Department detectives are charged with assaulting a uniformed postal worker. Detectives Angelo J. Pampena and Robert A. Carbone were arraigned Wednesday in Queens. Their attorneys did not immediately respond to messages requesting comment. According to an indictment, Karim Baker had just gotten into his car on the evening of Oct. 21, 2015 when the detectives punched and kicked him, then dragged him onto the sidewalk. Pampena filed a sworn criminal court complaint alleging that Baker was parked directly in front ...    Full Story »

Trump's Lone Loss in NY Is Where He Calls Home (4 opinions)

Trump's Lone Loss in NY Is Where He Calls HomeDonald Trump celebrated his overwhelming New York primary victory in the glitzy midtown Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name, boasting it was rewarding to get such a triumph from "the people who know me best." Yet the one county he lost in the state was his home borough of Manhattan. Trump's 45 percent to 42 percent loss to John Kasich on the island stood in contrast to his dominance across the rest of the state, where he won 61 of 62 counties and regained momentum in the Republican race. But the loss in Manhattan highlighted a ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Thanks Community Boards for Extra Pesach Garbage Pick-Ups And Chametz Burning

Greenfield Thanks Community Boards for Extra Pesach Garbage Pick-Ups And Chametz BurningCouncilman David G. Greenfield announced that, as the result of collaboration between Community Boards 12 and 14, DSNY, and FDNY, an improved garbage collection schedule will be in place to assist neighborhood families as they prepare for Pesach, and a chametz burning schedule has also been approved. “I want to thank Community Board 12 and Community Board 14, particularly Barry Spitzer, Yidel Perlstein, Shawn Campbell, Kalman Yeger, and Alvin Berk for their leadership and hard work to ensure that our communities will be able to enjoy a ...    Full Story »
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