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NYC overnight shootings leave at least two people hurt

At least two people were hurt in overnight shootings across the city, the NYPD said. Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg on the 700 block of Hendrix Street, near New lots Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, police said. There are no arrests or description of the gunman, cops said. The teen was taken to Brookdale Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. About 1:15 a.m. in Manhattan, cops were called to a third-floor apartment of a building at 422 West 51st St. in Hell’s Kitchen, where they found an injured 47-year-old man, cops said. An investigation revealed the wound was self-inflicted, authorities said. Cops charged Hasan Speight, of West 103rd Street, with criminal possession of a loaded firearm. The wounded man was taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not say why Speight was at the Hell’s Kitchen apartment.
FOX Sports

New York Giants hope to build dominant defense

When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale’s reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go wild on defense. There would be blitzes every other...

Alleged cancer charity scammer could face seven years in prison

A former Wall Street crook with ties to the Mafia allegedly set up two dozen fake cancer charities across the country and scammed donors out of more than $150,000, prosecutors charge. Starting in 2014, Ian Hosang, 63, of Staten Island, began establishing fake non-profits with legitimate-sounding names, including “American Cancer Society for Children” and “United Way of New York Inc.,” but donations never went to medical research or community outreach, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Instead, he “lined his own pockets,” DA Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. Hosang was arrested May 9 and arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on 12...
New York Post

Washington Heights residents challenge cops to crack down on ATVs

A group of outraged residents is challenging cops to short circuit illegal ATVs and bikes they charge are wrecking the quality of life in Washington Heights. “Our corner of the neighborhood has intense and long-running problems with public safety and livability affecting our health and well-being,” Eileen King told The Post. “The way that streets are laid out make us a destination for drag racing, motorcycle gangs, and dangerous driving of all kinds.”

Queens pol wants NYC Sheriff’s Office to crack down on abandoned boats

A Queens councilwoman wants the city’s Sheriff’s Office to start cracking down on rogue boat owners who abandon their vessels in Big Apple waterways — the same way it goes after parking scofflaws. Legislation recently introduced by Councilwoman Joann Ariola is being reworked to include a new system of fines and penalties for owners of abandoned boats, she told The Post Friday. Enforcement would fall to the city’s deputy sheriffs, while the Parks Department would become officially responsible for removing abandoned boats, a duty it already carries out. Unlike abandoned cars, New York lacks a formal system with enforcement...

Democrat Robert Holden pushes for new Rikers jail commission in NYC

A Queens pol is pushing new legislation to require the city to explore building a new jail complex on Rikers Island. Democratic Councilman Robert Holden wants to create an 11-person commission to look at the cost of overhauling the island’s notorious jail facility in favor of a more humane modernized complex. He introduced a bill Thursday to create the commission, the members of which would be appointed by the mayor and City Council. Mayor Adams has promised to deliver on his predecessor Bill de Blasio’s plan to shutter Rikers Island’s jail complex and replace it with four smaller high-rise lockups in each of the city’s...
New York Post

NYC subway crime is soaring because we no longer bother to prevent it

On Sunday, Daniel Enriquez became the New York City subway’s latest “random” crime victim, shot in the chest at close range and killed as he traveled from Brooklyn to Manhattan for midmorning brunch. Enriquez was the fourth person to die by violence on the subway this year, and the third to be killed by a stranger. Each of the four subway killings has something in common with the others: justified intervention by police, prosecution, or incarceration could have prevented it. A few years ago, it likely would have. New York is suffering soaring crime because it has abruptly switched its justice system from enlightened prevention to gruesome mop-up.

NYC French chefs not sweating foie gras ban

They’re fighting for their right to foie gras. Manhattan chefs refuse to run and duck over the Big Apple’s impending ban on the goose-liver delicacy — and are excited by a recent lawsuit filed by two upstate farms, La Belle and Hudson Valley Foie Gras, seeking to can the ban, which was passed in 2019 and is due to take effect in November. “The minute the lawsuit was launched, we sent it to all our restaurant clients, all the chefs who are interested in foie gras,” said Ariane Daguin, founder of D’Artagnan, a New Jersey-based national meat-and-game distribution company. “There were people...
New York Post

Rangers have history on their side when it comes to memorable Game 6 clashes

Game 6 doesn’t roll off the tongue the way that Game 7 does. There isn’t the same romance attached to the lore of Game 6 as to the tradition of Game 7. Arguably the most famous of the combined 7,164 regular season and playoff games the Rangers have played since joining the NHL in 1926 was a Game 6 — the “We’ll Win Tonight” thriller against the Devils at the Meadowlands in 1994, when Mark Messier backed up his guarantee with a hat trick.

Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero full fight video preview

Reigning WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis will put his title on the line against undefeated challenger Rolando Romero later tonight (Sat., May 28, 2022) live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Davis, 27, will be making his second defense of the WBA lightweight strap...

Family of Queens woman contests will leaving $6M to disgraced pol Mario Biaggi’s sons

An allegedly dementia-riddled Queens woman left her nearly $6 million estate to the sons of a disgraced Bronx Congressman, and her family is demanding answers. Manhattan lawyer Mario Biaggi Jr. — whose late father and namesake served 19 years in the House of Representatives before he was convicted in a pair of corruption scandals — insists he’s done nothing wrong handling the affairs of Lucy Petretti. Longtime Whitestone resident Petretti, who died in July 2020 at age 90 without any children, owned two commercial properties in the neighborhood which had been in her family for decades. The lots on Powells Cove Boulevard...

City to junkies: Don’t be ashamed to get high

They have no shame. The city Health Department is urging junkies not to feel embarrassed that they get high off fentanyl, and even offering a step-by-step tutorial on how to use one of the deadliest and most addictive drugs on the planet. In its “Let’s Talk Fentanyl” ad campaign the agency tells users they should feel empowered when they safely consume the drug — which became the leading cause of death among Americans ages 18 to 45 in 2020, according to one analysis. “Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely,” a woman identified as Florence from...

NYC dentist Shunzo Ozawa talked ‘openly and graphically’ about rape: lawsuit

You apparently don’t have to pull any teeth to get this Big Apple dentist to talk about his sex life. Madison Avenue dentist Shunzo Ozawa “spoke openly and graphically about his private sex life and particular sex acts that he enjoys,” and once told assistant Kaoru Higashi “all the patients want to hear me speak about my own desires,” she claims in a lawsuit. He also joked about rape, talked about Japanese prostitutes and once told a female assistant to give a male patient “some pleasure,” according to the Manhattan Supreme Court filing. Higashi was hired in August 2020, but 10 months later she was so fed up with Ozawa that she resigned, but stayed on to train her replacement, Yumi Takayama, who is also suing the dentist. Ozawa regaled her with sexual and racist talk after learning she was married to a black man and told her she was a “traitor to her race,” Takayama claims in court papers. He fired her just three months into the job after she went home ill from stress, Takayama claims. The women are seeking unspecified damages.

Horrific video shows trio brutally beat woman, break her jaw in NYC attack

Shocking new video captures the moment a trio brutally beat a woman – breaking her jaw – during a dust-up in the Bronx.  The 37-year-old victim was arguing with a man at the northwest corner of Lydig Avenue and White Plains Road in Pelham Parkway around 9:15 p.m. May 18 when the squabble came to blows, cops said.  Footage released early Wednesday shows two men shoving the woman, sending her falling backwards onto the sidewalk.  All three repeatedly punched and kicked her – and one even dealt a single final kick in the face as the woman tried to sit up, the clip...

Katie Holmes Delivers Big-Toe Glamour in Strappy Sandals With New Boyfriend Bobby Wooten III

Click here to read the full article. Katie Holmes and her boyfriend stepped out in style. The “Dawson’s Creek” alum and her boyfriend, musician Bobby Wooten III, were seen in NYC on Friday. The two were heading to Moth Ball’s 25th Anniversary Gala, where they made their red carpet debut as a couple. For the event, Holmes wore a light orange midi dress with a vertical striped stitching design, mock-neck and cinched waist. She added drop earrings and carried a gold and black clutch bag. Holmes and Wooten in NYC on May 27. The actress wore a pair of black strappy heels with...