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Seth Meyers jokes about his love for New York City at 92nd Street Y gala

Seth Meyers won’t be writing any clickbait “Why I Left New York” essays anytime soon. The “Late Night” comic hosted the 92nd Street Y’s first in-person gala in three years, called “A Love Letter to NY,” on Monday — and he declared, “I love New York so much, I want to live here the rest of my life.” But he jokingly added, “I’m sure you love New York, too. With that said, I feel like, every now and then, New York should write a love letter to you. New York to me, sometimes is the spouse that should reach out and say,...
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New York City marks late rapper Biggie Smalls' 50th birthday

NEW YORK -- New York City is celebrating the late Biggie Smalls, who would have turned 50 this weekend.Brooklyn-born rapper Christopher Wallace was murdered at age 24. The case remains unsolved.Thursday, the mayor presented Biggie's son with a proclamation from the city recognizing how he changed music and the landscape of hip-hop."He was able to turn pain into purpose. He used his music to define what was happening in everyday life," Mayor Eric Adams said."I can't go a day without thinking about who my father is and the impact that he was able to make, and it inspires me to continue to do the same thing," C.J. Wallace said.Biggie's birthday is Saturday, but there are events planned all weekend, including a ceremony Friday at the Empire State Building.
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Marines name Toys for Tots drive after Lazar LaPenna

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. -- There was a special honor Thursday for a boy who lost his life on a Little League baseball field.The Marines are naming this year's Toys for Tots drive after Lazar LaPenna. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports his Long Beach community and his family are immensely grateful while still coming to grips with the death of the fourth grader.Lazar died two days after his 10th birthday, suffering an epileptic seizure after hitting a baseball and running to first base."Every day is living a nightmare and just the love and support is what gets us through," Lazar's father, Gregg...

At least 1 killed in crash on Route 24 in Summit, New Jersey

SUMMIT, N.J. -- At least one person was killed in a crash on Route 24 in Summit on Thursday.Police said around 2:30 p.m. that there was a serious accident in the eastbound lanes near Hobart Avenue. As a result, the eastbound lanes were shut down.As CBS2's Dan Rice reports, there were at least six vehicles, including a semi-truck, involved.Chopper 2 was over the scene Thursday afternoon.The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.New Jersey State Police reported several critical injuries. At least one person has died.Further details are not available at this time.Stay with, CBS2 News and CBS News New York for the latest on this developing story.

How NYC will celebrate late rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th birthday

New York City is having numerous birthday celebrations for late rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace this weekend. The Empire State Building released the following tweet on Thursday: “Together with Biggie’s estate, we’ll have a life-size holographic avatar of B.I.G. on the 80th Floor, available for guest viewing and photographs from 4PM-9PM.” Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will display a video montage of Biggie Smalls at the entrance of the arena, and the MTA will issue a special edition MetroCard featuring the music icon. His image will also be displayed at Brooklyn subway stations — including Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, Lafayette Avenue and Clinton-Washington Avenue — which...

It’s time to make this city a sanctuary for law-abiding New Yorkers

Our city is teetering on a precipice. It will either fall into the abyss of lawlessness or rise to return to common-sense policies that kept New York safe for decades. We need to use every tool available to remove violent criminals from our streets, no matter their country of origin. That has to include US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I recently connected with ICE officials at their New York City field office. Most of my City Council colleagues refused even to meet with ICE under the Trump administration. Now that it’s under the Biden administration and very different policies, they still...

Manhattan pols ask MTA to let bus riders board thru the back door

Some Big Apple politicians are “concerned” that back-door entry on MTA buses won’t ever come to fruition — despite the agency having the right hardware already installed which would help speed up bus times. The pols, led by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, voiced their frustrations in a May 13 letter to MTA CEO Janno Lieber. “The MTA has already done the hardest part, which is to install OMNY readers at every door,” Levine told The Post on Thursday. “I am perplexed by why they would go through all the expense and effort to install OMNY readers at every door and not turn them...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s underappreciated power stands alone across MLB

BALTIMORE — Giancarlo Stanton can do things mere mortal major leaguers can’t, and Thursday he proved definitively that it is indeed possible to come here as a visitor and hit a home run to left field in the newly reconfigured and almost impossible Camden Yards. Stanton, the strongest post-steroid player in the game, smashed the very first homer to left by a visiting player here this year, offering a challenge to the rest of the league to match it.

Tim Hardaway, ex-Knicks foe, joining team — as a scout

CHICAGO — Twenty-five years ago Heat guard Tim Hardaway said of the Knicks, “I hate them with all the hate you can hate with.’’  Hardaway didn’t hate them enough to turn down a job though. The Post has learned Hardaway was hired this season as a Knicks scout, though the club didn’t announce it.  Hardaway, a former Heat scout and Pistons assistant coach, has been in the room this week while Knicks brass has interviewed draft prospects at the draft combine.  Hardaway’s son, Tim Hardaway Jr., had two stints with the Knicks as a first-round pick and later as a free agent. He...
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Albany reaches deal to keep NYC speed cameras running 24/7

State lawmakers have finalized a deal that would extend and expand New York City’s speed camera program for three years — including keeping them on for 24 hours. “We have finalized an agreement to renew the speed camera program and expand the hours to 24/7,” said state Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D-Brooklyn) who will be the new bill’s sponsor with Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) ushering it in the lower chamber.

‘I’m shot!’ Hero Staten Island EMT recounts being shot by patient in ambulance

A Staten Island EMT recalled the moment he was shot in the shoulder by a “suicidal” intoxicated patient on Wednesday night. Richard McMahon, 25, discussed his terrifying ordeal during an interview with The Post while recovering at his Shore Acres home after being discharged from Richmond University Medical Center on Thursday. McMahon had responded to a 911 call for an unconscious person outside Funkey Monkey Lounge on Forest Avenue and Llewellyn Place in Port Richmond around 7:40 p.m., officials said. Thomas McCauley, 37, was laying on the ground when McMahon assessed him and decided he needed medical treatment, the EMT said. “I was asking...
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Mets Ace Scherzer Likely Out 6 to 8 Weeks for Oblique Strain

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his left side, the latest blow to a New York pitching staff already missing ace Jacob deGrom. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, had...

New York City investigating possible monkeypox case

Health officials in New York City are investigating a possible case of monkeypox, the city's New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday. The patient is being cared for at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, according to health officials. The department said preliminary tests will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if they come out positive.

Super sour and oh, so sweet: NYC has two new beers

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Fresh off the presses — literally — are two new brews from Flagship Brewing Co. of Tompkinsville. The FerryHawk baseball team’s bird mascot came along for the roll outs. First up, head brewer Doug Williams delivers unto the world a Guava Gose,...