Cops hunt for firebug at Gramercy Park synagogue

Cops hunt for firebug at Gramercy Park synagogue

A woman ignited a book and piece of cloth and hurled it through the gate of a Gramercy Park synagogue, according to police, who released video footage of the alleged firebug. The disturbing incident — which is being investigated as a hate crime — happened at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Brotherhood Synagogue on Gramercy … Read more

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NYC pol Yuh-Line Niou says she was first to help Asians

NYC pol Yuh-Line Niou says she was first to help Asians

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who announced Saturday she is running for Congress, has repeatedly, and incorrectly, claimed that Albany pols ignored Asian Americans — until she was elected. Niou, a progressive Democrat who began representing Chinatown, the Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan in 2017, has for years reiterated a claim Asian Americans received no money … Read more

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Columbia U pressured administrator to favor foreign students: lawsuit

Columbia U pressured administrator to favor foreign students: lawsuit

A Columbia University administrator was canned because she wouldn’t “bend” the rules to get international students through the doors of the school’s Teachers College, she claims in a lawsuit. Yocasta Brens, who served as the director of the Office of International Student Services for Columbia’s Teachers College, said fellow administrator Portia Williams asked her in … Read more

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Kristin Richardson Jordan pushing for NYC ‘drag laureate’

Kristin Richardson Jordan pushing for NYC 'drag laureate'

A Harlem councilwoman is pushing legislation that would require city leaders overseeing museums and nightlife to appoint a laureate of the Big Apple’s growing drag performance scene. Democratic socialist Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan introduced a bill Thursday that would require a “drag laureate” to be picked annually by the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs in consultation with the head … Read more

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Queens crash leaves 1 dead and two critically injured

Queens crash leaves 1 dead and two critically injured

A single-car crash in Queens left one person dead and two others critically injured after the driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling on the Cross Island Parkway, police said. The deadly smash-up occurred shortly after 2:20 a.m. Saturday when a woman operating a Mazda northbound on the Cross Island Parkway “fell asleep and … Read more

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Runaway subway conductor rails against transit agency

Runaway subway conductor rails against transit agency

A malcontent New York City subway conductor is facing a possible suspension for showing “gross disregard” for MTA policies and potentially more trouble for telling his coworkers not to show up for duty. Tramell Thompson has worked just a handful of days since March 17, 2020, according to MTA documents. But he is getting paid … Read more

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NYC spending whopping $1.8 million on Queens dog run

NYC spending whopping $1.8 million on Queens dog run

This project has gone to the dogs. A beachfront dog run under construction in the Rockaways is in line to cost taxpayers a doggone fortune — and at nearly $2 million it might be the most expensive taxpayer-funded project of its kind in New York City history. “It’s wonderful that a new dog run is … Read more

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NYC overnight shootings leave one dead, 1 hurt

NYC overnight shootings leave one dead, 1 hurt

A 46-year-old man was shot dead in Harlem and another man was wounded in the Bronx during shootings across New York City overnight. The deadly incident took place at about 11:50 p.m. Friday in front of 2949 Frederick Douglas Blvd., near West 155th Street, police said. Officers responding to a 911 call found the “unconscious, … Read more

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NYPD pulls 24/7 security on famed Columbus statues

NYPD pulls 24/7 security on famed Columbus statues

They might be tall and Italian like Bill de Blasio, but Big Apple monuments honoring Christopher Columbus are longer getting round-the-clock police protection like the former mayor. The NYPD has quietly stopped its years-long practice of providing 24/7 bodyguard service for bronze sculptures in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle and Central Park honoring the famed but controversial … Read more

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