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NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate Hike

NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate Hike
New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is seeking a rate hike. The utility is proposing an increase that would raise average residential electric bills by $8 a month and average residential natural gas bills by $10 a month. Increases could be higher or lower based on usage and service classification. If approved, the increase would raise around $164 million. The money would be used to enhance maintenance of the company's 35,000-mile electric distribution system and strengthen overall security and automation of the network. The ...

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPH

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPHBrooklyn- Councilmembers David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor de Blasio to reconsider changing the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. In November, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation that lowered the default speed limit citywide from 30 mph to 25 mph. However, the expectation was that major through-routes like Ocean Parkway and the Gowanus Expressway would remain at their previous speed limits since a higher speed is necessary to carry traffic smoothly. The lowering of the default ...    Full Story »

Bratton Says He's 'Optimistic' He'll Get More Officers

Bratton Says He's 'Optimistic' He'll Get More OfficersNew York Police Commissioner William Bratton says he's optimistic he will be able to hire more officers, even though there was no allotment in the city's budget for it. Bratton spoke Thursday after a City Council budget meeting where he detailed how the NYPD's $4.9 billion budget would be used. City council members had asked for as many as 1,000 more officers, a measure supported by Bratton. But Mayor Bill de Blasio did not include funding for more officers in his budget. Bratton didn't talk about extra police officers at the meeting ...    Full Story »

Six F-16 'Thunderbirds' To Fly Over NYC On Friday At Low Altitudes For Photo-Up (1 opinions)

Six F-16 'Thunderbirds' To Fly Over NYC On Friday At Low Altitudes For Photo-UpThe following ia via Breaking911.com: The US Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to conduct a flyover photo mission tomorrow, Friday, 5/22, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, over various areas around NYC. The event will consist of six F-16 aircraft in addition to the aircraft taking photographs. The F-16’s will maintain an altitude of 1500 – 2000 feet. The aircraft will travel westbound from ...    Full Story »

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Sues NYC

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Sues NYCThe family of an unarmed Brooklyn man shot by police in November has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against New York City. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, names the officer who shot Akai Gurley; his partner; and the city's Housing Authority. Police say Gurley was accidentally shot after opening a door in a dark stairway that Officer Peter Liang was patrolling. Liang was indicted in February on manslaughter and other charges. The city's Law Department called the shooting a tragic accident and said it will review the claims once the ...    Full Story »

Amazon Adds One-Hour Store Delivery in New York City (1 opinions)

Amazon Adds One-Hour Store Delivery in New York CityAmazon will begin offering one-hour delivery from local stores in New York City as competition in the delivery arena increases. The service, offered in the city's Manhattan borough, is part of Amazon's Prime Now delivery service and will initially include grocery chains D'Agostino and Gourmet Garage and bakery Billy's Bakery, with Italian food marketplace Eataly launching shortly. The service is only available via for members of its $99 annual loyalty program and via Amazon's Prime Now app. It's free for two-hour delivery and $7.99 for ...    Full Story »

NYPD, Lawmakers Forming Group On Low-Level Arrests

NYPD, Lawmakers Forming Group On Low-Level ArrestsPolice Commissioner William Bratton says his department and lawmakers are forming a working group to discuss how to handle low-level arrests. Bratton spoke Thursday at a City Council meeting on the budget. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has proposed decriminalizing some offenses like turnstile jumping and possessing an open container of alcohol. Bratton has steadfastly opposed decriminalization. He has indicated that he does not want officers to lose the right to check people's identification. But Bratton says he would ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 110 Years to Life for Shooting at Five NYPD Emergency Service Officers, Striking Three

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 110 Years to Life for Shooting at Five NYPD Emergency Service Officers, Striking ThreeDistrict Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 36-year-old Sheepshead Bay man was sentenced to 110 years to life in prison following his conviction on two counts of aggravated assault upon a police officer and other charges last month. The officers were injured when they responded to a 911 call at the defendant’s apartment because he had pointed a gun at someone earlier that day. District Attorney Thompson said, “This convicted felon could have killed those five brave police officers who literally risked their lives to save a ...    Full Story »

Crown Heights: Stolen Scooter Recovered By Shmira, Perp Arrested

Crown Heights: Stolen Scooter Recovered By Shmira, Perp ArrestedA Crown Heights resident noticed a group of four teens walking up to a porch on Carroll Street between Albany and Troy Avenues and taking three scooters, on Wednesday afternoon. As the group was leaving the property they noticed they were being watched and dropped two of scooters and made off toward Troy Avenue. The witness called the Shmira hotline while keeping an eye on the group. Shmira members responded and within minutes were able to locate the group on Carroll Street between Troy and Schenectady Avenues. After the witness identified ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For Two Men Who Robbed Store On Foster Ave (1 opinions)

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For Two Men Who Robbed Store On Foster AveThe NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for robbery in Flatbush. On Monday, May 18, 2015 at approximately 10:28PM, two suspects entered a deli, located at 1703 Foster Avenue, where Suspect #1 displayed a firearm, approached the register, grabbed the shirt of a 22-year-old male employee and demanded money. Suspect #2 walked to the back of the location and tried to walk behind the store's counter where a second employee, a 57 year-old male, struggled with the suspect. Both suspects fled the location ...    Full Story »

Atop One World Trade Center, High-Tech Views Of Bustling NYC (1 opinions)

Atop One World Trade Center, High-Tech Views Of Bustling NYCFrom the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Those two words are the motto of the center's new observatory that opens May 29, offering spectacular, wraparound views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean. But even when the 1,776-foot building disappears into the clouds, as it did on a recent day, there are still plenty of high-tech videos and multimedia displays that reflect the hope and optimism of a building ...    Full Story »

NYC Hammer Suspect Charged With Assault From Hospital Bed (3 opinions)

NYC Hammer Suspect Charged With Assault From Hospital BedA mentally ill man who randomly attacked three people with a hammer and was later shot after he struck a New York City police officer with the tool in midtown Manhattan was charged Wednesday with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, authorities said. David Baril, was arraigned from his hospital bed via video link and did not enter a plea. He answered "yes" when asked if he understood the charges. His attorney, present at the hospital where Baril remained in serious condition, requested a psychiatric evaluation. Police have said he ...    Full Story »

Swastikas Found Written On Guard Rail In Boro Park (1 opinions)

Swastikas Found Written On Guard Rail In Boro ParkPolice are investigating after swastikas were found in a Brooklyn neighborhood Tuesday. As 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon reported, the four swastikas and profanity appeared scrawled in marker on a guard rail where 49th Street dead-ends near 18th Avenue in Borough Park. Neighbors, including Abe Cohen, were disappointed but not surprised. “Definitely noticing every few months these kind of situations, where there is this hatred put on the walls of the community,” he said. Another neighbor said he’s very upset that people in New York ...    Full Story »

Anti-BDS Legislation To Be Introduced In New York

Anti-BDS Legislation To Be Introduced In New YorkAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and his colleagues are working on a bill to prevent New York State’s pension fund from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The bill already has the support of more than a dozen Assembly Members on both sides of the aisle and follows on the overwhelming success of a similar bill that was unanimously passed in the Illinois legislature and is set to be signed by the State’s Governor. “Thanks to a well-oiled propaganda machine, Israel is a uniquely vilified nation state,” said Hikind, a ...    Full Story »

Hello Sailor! It's Fleet Week In NYC

Hello Sailor! It's Fleet Week In NYCIt's Fleet Week in New York City. A parade of ships along the Hudson River ushers in the festivities on Wednesday. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is hosting numerous events as part of the 27th annual celebration. A Memorial Day commemoration ceremony will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of taps, a wreath laying and a rifle salute. The following aviation activities are taking place in connect with Fleet Week: · On Thursday, May 21st, beginning at 12:00PM one (1) U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 ...    Full Story »

More Workers, Cameras For NYC Subway Stations

More Workers, Cameras For NYC Subway StationsNew York City's transportation authority will put more workers and cameras on subway station platforms to help disperse crowds and speed up service. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will also paint "step aside" boxes onto subway platforms on the overcrowded No. 6 line, which shuttles riders along the city's East side. And several seconds will be sliced off the announcements that conductors make over subway loudspeakers in order to keep people moving in and out of trains. Three lines with the worst wait problems - the 6, 7 and F ...    Full Story »
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