Teen chased down by NYC mosque members after botched carjacking

A teen pepper-sprayed a cabbie during a carjacking but was chased down by a mass of Ozone Park mosque members after quickly crashing the car, police said Friday. The wild ordeal unfolded just before 12:10 p.m. when two teens approached the car at 77th Street and Glenmore Avenue, cops said. One of the teens opened […]

NYC teacher suspected of sexual relationship with student invokes Fifth Amendment

A Brooklyn teacher invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination when asked by city school investigators about his relationship with a female student, records show. David Lado, who taught physics at Medgar Evers Preparatory School in Crown Heights, engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a female student, the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools alleges. […]

4 injured, 1 killed across NYC in latest grisly shootings

Five people were shot — one fatally — across the city Wednesday and Thursday, according to police. Most recently, a 25-year-old man was blasted in the stomach on the grounds of the Gun Hill Houses on Magenta Street in the Bronx just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday, cops said. He was taken to NYC health + […]

Easy day trips from NYC during COVID-19, from kayak adventures to outdoor art

Fall in New York City is always about planning those weekend getaways. And after months in isolation, that need is more necessary than ever. But where can you go in this COVID-restricted era? Luckily, there are plenty of outdoor (and socially distant) activities that can satisfy your seasonal yearnings for entertainment, culture and sporty fun. […]

10 NYC shootings on Sunday and Monday leave 13 hurt, cops say

Thirteen people were shot in 10 separate incidents across the city Sunday and Monday, as the citywide surge in gunplay raged on, according to preliminary numbers released by the NYPD. Most recently, a 35-year-old man was blasted in the right leg on St. Nicholas Avenue near West 131st Street in Harlem around 12:30 a.m. Monday, […]

NYC schools in COVID-19 hotspots will close starting Tuesday: Gov. Cuomo

City schools in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods experiencing coronavirus outbreaks will again be closed starting Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Cuomo made the announcement in a Midtown Manhattan press briefing one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio sought his blessing to shut down nine ZIP codes in the boroughs wholesale. “I would not send […]