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Man shot inside Queens motel

A man was shot in the face Saturday morning inside a Queens motel, sparking a frantic search for the gunman, police said. The gunplay happened around 10:15 a.m. in a room at the Surfside 3 Motel on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, police and sources said. The NYPD dispatched...
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Troubled teen sets NYC apartment on fire, jumps to death from roof

A teenager suffering from mental illness jumped to his death Saturday from the top of a Manhattan apartment building he had apparently set on fire. Jamel Martinez, 18, started a fire in his 10th floor apartment at the NYCHA’s East River Houses on E 105th Street around 4:40 p.m. before jumping off the roof to his death, police sources told The Post.
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Teen Stabbed to Death in HS Parking Lot in Post-Football Brawl

A 16-year-old high school student is dead after being stabbed in the school parking lot following a football game Friday night, police say. It's not clear what sparked the brawl in the parking lot of Arlington High School in the Dutchess County hamlet of LaGrangeville, about 75 miles northeast of New York City.
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Bronx man shot after answering knock at the door

A 43-year-old Bronx man was greeted with a gun shot when he answered a door knock at his apartment in Wakefield early Saturday, police said. The victim was inside his apartment on E. 228th St. near White Plains Road when the knock came at about 5:15 a.m., said cops. The man at his doorstep opened fire and hit him in the arm. The gunman ran off, and no arrests have been made. The victim refused ...
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Gabrielle Union Paired a Fleece Coat With a Glittery Mini Skirt in NYC

Gabrielle Union chose an eye-catching look to wear while promoting her new book. The L.A.'s Finest actor wore an outfit straight from the runway for Stella McCartney's Resort 2022 collection to her book You Got Anything Stronger? Wednesday. Union stepped out in the brand's Marlee faux-shearling coat in royal blue, a glittery lingerie-style mini-skirt with lace embellishing, and white pointed-toe heels. She also carried a teal and black stripped top-handle bag.
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NYC park shooting injures three, including 11-year-old

An 11-year-old and at least two other people were shot Saturday when gunfire erupted in a Bronx park, law enforcement sources told The Post. The 11-year-old and at least one other victim are fighting for their lives and in critical condition, sources said. Witnesses told The Post shots rang out...

Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs ‘Less Is More Act,’ Calls N.Y.’s Incarceration Rate ‘A Point Of Shame’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul acted to immediately free several hundred parolees from Rikers Island and made arrangements to move several hundred more from the notorious jail complex to state lockups to ease the unsafe conditions at the troubled facility. But the correction officers union is questioning the effectiveness of the actions in ending the crisis. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, unlike her predecessor, Hochul was careful not to attack Mayor Bill de Blasio, who bears the ultimate responsibility for fixing Rikers. But as she signed the Less Is More Act into law Friday, she made it clear she was...

Man clings to life after getting stabbed in chest by girlfriend in Bronx fight

A 30-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition early Saturday after his girlfriend stabbed him in the chest during a fight on a Bronx street corner, police said. The victim and his girlfriend, 25, were arguing at the corner of E. 162nd and Teller streets in Concourse Village about 6 a.m. when the woman plunged a knife into her beau’s chest. Medics rushed the man to an area hospital, ...

Suspect arrested in NYC shooting slaying

Cops have collared a suspect in the fatal August shooting of a Bronx man. Following a nearly month-long investigation, David Hill, 32, was taken into custody Friday and charged with murder, manslaughter and gun possession, police said. Ryehine Cintron was shot and killed on August 23. Hill, a Bronx resident,...
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How a real estate conman gained control of a $2 million brownstone

When convicted fraudster Joseph Makhani allegedly hatched a plan to steal a $2.2 million Harlem brownstone in 2012, the home was dilapidated, with a hole in the roof and an elderly owner who spent her days collecting cans on the street. The owner, Veronica Palmer, might have been vulnerable personally,...

Paul V. Coppola, 84

Mr. Paul V. Coppola, 84, died on September 16, 2021 at his home in Verona. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home will be on Sunday, September 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. A funeral mass will be in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Facial masks requested.

4 shot when hail of bullets erupts on Brooklyn street: NYPD

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Four people were shot in Brooklyn early Saturday morning after a barrage of bullets rang out, police said. The NYPD received a 911 call and two ShotSpotter activations near 1440 Utica Ave. in East Flatbush around 3:25 a.m. The 911 caller reported a woman had been shot, and the two ShotSpotter notifications reported five and 12 shots had been fired, respectively.
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Rikers is making me crazy, says man who caused fatal Tribeca crash

A Maryland man who has pleaded insanity to murder charges after causing a fatal, fiery Tribeca crash says Rikers Island is no good for his mental health. Sherman Harrison, 40, claims he was suffering his “first psychiatric break” in December 2018, when he sped down West Street at more than 100 mph and caused a six-car crash.

After Doing Donuts on Bloomfield Avenue and Racing from Verona Police, Driver Detained Early Saturday Morning

Route taken by driver on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021Google Maps. At 5:35am this morning, a Verona patrol officer alerted his headquarters that he was tracking a car that turned left at a high rate of speed onto Bloomfield Avenue from Lakeside Avenue and was currently speeding while travelling north towards North Caldwell.

Final Kmart In Westchester Scheduled For Closure

The only remaining Kmart in Westchester County is set to close its doors, according to a liquidation firm.The White Plains store, located at 399 Tarrytown Road, was listed among the locations closing by SB360 Capital Partners.The company did not say when the store is going to close.SB360 Capital Pa…

Jersey City police safely catch one-month-old baby that was thrown off of 2nd-story balcony

The Jersey City Police Department safely caught a one-month-old baby that was thrown off a second-story balcony this morning. “An extremely dangerous incident developed this morning on Rose Ave in Jersey City in which a man was threatening a one-month-old baby. Kudos to the JCPD and all the officers involved for their heroics and for bringing a safe conclusion to this dangerous situation,” the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted at 12:43 p.m.
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Jewish media presses city for natural-immunity data

The city refuses to release data on the strength of COVID-19 natural immunity sought by Jewish media. Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi said on a conference call with members of New York’s Jewish press that the city won’t release COVID-19 case data unless it’s “connected to a public health purpose,” the orthodox newspaper Hamodia reported.