Perth Amboy, NJPosted by
CBS New York

28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man was burned when a gas explosion blew out the garage of his home in Perth Amboy. Firefighters said the 28-year-old victim was airlifted to a hospital in stable condition. “I heard a boom, like an explosion, but real loud,” one neighbor named Zoila said. “I heard a bang and I got up, I walked outside and looked across, and I saw a fire,” neighbor Kevin Carr added. A 28 yr-old man was hurt (suffered burns to his body & is now stable) after a gas explosion blew out part of the garage of this...
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New York City, NYHollywood Life

Lady Gaga Turns Heads In NYC Strutting Around In Oversized Platform Boots & Elegant Black Dress

Lady Gaga rocked some very formidable platform shoes while in New York this week. See the fierce look. Allow Lady Gaga to make the case for oversized, sky-high platform boots. The “Shallow” singer, real name Stefani Germanotta, 35, was photographed leaving Highline Studios in New York on Monday, July 26 in a stylish black slip dress — and she accessorized with the most formidable pair of shoes.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Brawl inside NYC pizza parlor caught on viral video

An all-out brawl broke out at a Brooklyn pizza joint after rowdy patrons got saucy with the staff — and the entire behind-the-counter scrum was caught on video. Footage posted on Reddit shows one of the customers jawing with employees at Joe’s Pizza on Bedford Avenue when the worker appears to try to grab the man — who then starts launching haymakers as his two companions jump in.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Would-be Brooklyn robber loses his shorts — then leaves empty-handed

A would-be Brooklyn robber not only left empty handed after his victim repeatedly fought him off — but also briefly lost his shorts amid the struggle. The caught-on-camera confrontation unfolded as the suspect tried to steal money from a 25-year-old man on 54th Street near 7th Avenue in Sunset Park at about 2:40 p.m. on July 12, according to police.
New York City, NYPosted by
NBC News

Famed sommelier Caleb Ganzer arrested, accused of arson in New York City

A nationally known wine expert was arrested after authorities said he three fires at or near New York City restaurants this year. Famed sommelier Caleb Ganzer, 35, was charged with two counts of arson, two counts of criminal mischief and three counts of reckless endangerment in connection with the fires in lower Manhattan, according to the New York City Fire Department.
New York City, NYPosted by
NBC News

Video captures shocking moment NYC man survives sidewalk explosion

A video captured the shocking moment an underground sidewalk explosion appeared to engulf a man in flames in New York City. Barry West, 57, was walking down a sidewalk in Queens about 5:30 p.m. July 22 to pay his cellphone bill when the explosion occurred, NBC New York reported. The flames knocked West to the ground, but video footage showed he appeared to get up and walk away from the blaze.
Paterson, NJPosted by
CBS New York

Paterson Man Hit By Stray Bullet While Sleeping In Bed

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A Paterson man is recovering after being struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in bed. Authorities say it happened at 12:15 a.m. Monday on East 23rd Street and Park Avenue. They say the victim, a 35-year-old man, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Investigators say bullets also hit other parts of the man’s residence, as well as three cars.  
Paterson, NJNew York Post

Sleeping man struck by stray bullet in New Jersey apartment

A 35-year-old man was struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in a New Jersey apartment early Monday morning, a report said. The shooting that wounded the man erupted outside the building at about 12:15 a.m. on East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson, police told WABC. The apartment...

At 432 Park, a $30M condo is in default and its owner has vanished

The $30 million condo unit high atop East 57th Street sits empty, stripped of its furniture and possibly abandoned. The mortgage on the 72nd floor residence at 432 Park Avenue is in default, its guarantor appears to be in custody in China and the unit owner’s identity is uncertain. Now...
New York City, NYPosted by
The Associated Press

Once fading, mask sales starting to rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — Masks, which had started to disappear from store shelves, may be front and center again. A spot check of businesses and other data sources are showing that mask sales have been rising in recent weeks as Americans worry about the surging cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus. Retail analysts expect mask sales will get another jolt after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Tuesday changed course on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the cases are surging.
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I Would Be Wary of Every Crack in the Sidewalk If I Wore Lady Gaga's Sky-High Stiletto Boots

Leave it to Lady Gaga to wear nine-inch heels around the NYC streets without a care for any cracks in the sidewalk. The "Rain on Me" singer has been turning the Big Apple into her personal runway with her endless high-fashion outfits that combine old Hollywood glamour and her standout signature style. Recently, she made an appearance in Manhattan that gives your average little black dress a run for its money.
Queens, NYNY Daily News

Queens handyman admits to sexually abusing several children, making child pornography

A Queens handyman has admitted that he sexually abused several young children in his neighborhood, and recorded the vile acts in thousands of pornographic photos and videos. Orlando Lopez, 66, could face 50 years in federal prison for each of the nine counts of child exploitation to which he pleaded guilty Monday. He also pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
New York City, NYPosted by
The Hill

Rising crime issues will make Democrats a lot less safe in 2022

The 2022 congressional elections might be 15 months away but, absent a pandemic resurgence or a major military conflict, today’s evidence clearly points toward crime being the issue most on voters‘ minds. That might not have seemed to be the case last year, or even just a few months ago, when defunding the police was all the rage. But recent events have turned that all around.