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Julie Menin is new city Consumer Af...

Julie Menin is new city Consumer Affairs head

Julie Menin, a former community board chairwoman in lower Manhattan and ex-restaurateur, was appointed to head the city?s Consumer Affairs department Thursday. Menin promised to end the onslaught of fines that the city slaps on small businesses.






Robert Jackson wants Espaillat?s st...

Robert Jackson wants Espaillat?s state Senate seat

Former Harlem City Councilman Robert Jackson is running for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat?s state Senate seat and predicts he will slash the Dominican pol?s rising political career.






HEARTBREAKING PLEA: 10-year-old gir...

HEARTBREAKING PLEA: 10-year-old girl hands Michelle Obama her unemployed father's resume

One determined young girl went straight to the top to ask for a job for her unemployed dad ? by asking the First Lady. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell, who was at the White House Thursday for its annual ?Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day,? politely asked Michelle Obama if she might be able to help her father, who has been out of work for several years.






Chicago to name high school after P...

Chicago to name high school after President Obama

President Barack Obama?s hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to build Barack Obama College Preparatory High School. The selective enrollment high school will be open for the 2017-2018 school year.






Michelle Obama reschedules visit to...

Michelle Obama reschedules visit to Kansas high school after protests

Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.






NYC carriage horse OK after fall: v...

NYC carriage horse OK after fall: vet

A day after taking a tumble near Central Park, Spartacus the horse was looking as good as new. The 15-year-old draft horse didn?t suffer a scratch in the Wednesday mishap on E. 59th St. at Fifth Ave.






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Brooklyn Man Charged With Tossing M...

Brooklyn Man Charged With Tossing Molotov Cocktail Into Bodega

Photo from surveillance video that captured Molotov Cocktail attack at Brooklyn mini-mart on April 23, 2014 (Credit: NYPD)Charles Diaz, 35, of Brooklyn, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson and criminal possession of a weapon.
5 Forest Fires Burn In Ocean County...

5 Forest Fires Burn In Ocean County, N.J.

A brush fire is seen near a ballfield in Ocean County, N.J., on April 24, 2014. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)The fire began shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday in a remote spot in Cumberland County off the Delaware Bay.
Rome Buzzing With Excitement Over D...

Rome Buzzing With Excitement Over Dual Canonization

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014, in Rome. (credit: Getty Images)Faithful from around the globe are arriving in Rome for the historic canonization of two popular popes.
Cuomo Announces Probe Of Landlord A...

Cuomo Announces Probe Of Landlord Accused Of Purposely Trashing Apartments

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped in the middle of an ongoing battle between a landlord and his Brooklyn tenants who claim their rent-stabilized apartments were destroyed in an effort to force them out.
Queens DA: NYPD Detective Shot Part...

Queens DA: NYPD Detective Shot Partner, Drove Drunk To Hospital

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Police Detective Jay Poggi, 58, was arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with driving while intoxicated.
Westchester County In Hot Water Ove...

Westchester County In Hot Water Over Affordable Housing Settlement

(Credit: CBS 2)Federal authorities are turning up the heat on the county, threatening to once again withhold additional millions in grant money for allegedly not complying with a 2009 housing settlement.

NY Times

Winning Lottery Numbers for April 2...

Winning Lottery Numbers for April 24, 2014

Lottery numbers for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.






Museumgoers Wonder: Why Doesn?t the...

Museumgoers Wonder: Why Doesn?t the Whale Fall?

Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History have long asked that question about the giant blue whale over their heads. The answer is hidden.






Accusations Over Assault at Columbi...

Accusations Over Assault at Columbia

Twenty-three students signed onto three separate complaints, each alleging violations of a different federal law, against the university and the affiliated Barnard College.






De Blasio Names Chief of Agency Ove...

De Blasio Names Chief of Agency Overseeing Sick Pay Law

Julie Menin, a former regulatory lawyer and chairwoman of Manhattan Community Board 1, will head New York City?s Department of Consumer Affairs.






NYU Langone Reopens Emergency Room ...

NYU Langone Reopens Emergency Room That Was Closed by Hurricane Sandy

The Manhattan hospital unveiled its rebuilt and revamped operation, which is now triple its former size.






Urban Athlete: Mind Over Matter: Ma...

Urban Athlete: Mind Over Matter: Mastering Daunting Moves

Three amateur athletes set high goals, and find ways to achieve them, with some one-on-one help.

ABC Local

On-duty NYPD officer charged with D...

On-duty NYPD officer charged with DWI after shooting partner

An on duty NYPD detective accidentally shot his partner in the wrist in Queens overnight, and was charged with driving while intoxicated, police sources say.
AccuWeather Forecast for the New Yo...

AccuWeather Forecast for the New York area

A gusty wind could exceed 35 miles per hour Thursday, but highs will be in the mid 60s.
DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC...

DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app

Watch your favorite ABC shows plus Eyewitness News and all the great shows on Channel 7 while on the go!
Monkey business: 2 baby gorillas ar...

Monkey business: 2 baby gorillas arrive at Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the arrival of two baby western lowland gorillas.
Secret Sales with Tory Johnson stea...

Secret Sales with Tory Johnson steals and deals on dinner, dessert, and more

Check here for this week's Secret Sales from Tory Johnson!
Massive forest fire burning in Beac...

Massive forest fire burning in Beachwood; Evacuations ordered

The fire has scorched as many as 300 acres in the western part of Beachwood, on Pinewald Road near the Berkeley Township border.

Queens Courier

NYPD detective arrested in Queens f...

NYPD detective arrested in Queens for drunk driving after partner accidentally shot

A Brooklyn NYPD detective was arrested in Queens for drunk driving early Thursday morning after his partner was accidentally shot with his gun, officials said.
Queens Bangladeshi community mourns...

Queens Bangladeshi community mourns victims of factory collapse on anniversary

Congresswoman Grace Meng organized a vigil on the anniversary of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,129 garment workers.
Traffic study released on site of f...

Traffic study released on site of fatal LIC accident

More than a year ago, 16-year-old Tenzin Drudak was fatally struck while on his way to school on Thomson Avenue. Now, LaGuardia Community College has a released a traffic study on the highly congested roadway, to help prevent another life from being lost.
Ex-bookkeeper busted for embezzling...

Ex-bookkeeper busted for embezzling $485K from Queens special needs school

A woman has been charged for embezzling from the Springfield Gardens special needs school where she worked as a bookkeeper for more than a decade, District Attorney Richard Brown said Thursday.
?Neighborhood tech? biz eyes Queens...

?Neighborhood tech? biz eyes Queens market

A ?neighborhood tech? business is fixing its sights on Queens as it continues to expand.
Elderly Bayside couple injured in h...

Elderly Bayside couple injured in home invasion

An elderly Bayside couple was seriously injured after two men invaded their home on Wednesday, cops said.

NY Village Voice

The Machine Attempts to Reboot Sci-...

The Machine Attempts to Reboot Sci-Fi A.I.

The perils of creating artificial intelligence have long been a sci-fi preoccupation, and The Machine brings little new to the subject save for an ominously ambiguous conclusion about the consequences of making computers more advanced than their human masters.

In a future marked b...

The Cruelty of Camel Racing Again E...

The Cruelty of Camel Racing Again Exposed in Desert Riders

None of the reliably irritating qualities of the social issue documentary gall quite so acutely as the tendency to venerate mere awareness.

Audiences are invited to leave such films duly pleased for having cared enough to watch, congratulated by the filmmakers for recognizing, from the c...

Ralph Steadman Doc For No Good Reas...

Ralph Steadman Doc For No Good Reason Keeps With the Spirit of Hunter S. Thompson

Finding form in chaos, Ralph Steadman became famous illustrating the writing of Hunter S. Thompson and made a subsequent career out of speaking truth to power via activist-minded art.

For No Good Reason details the famed wild-man cartoonist's career with a stylistic daring that do...

The German Doctor Is a Fictionalize...

The German Doctor Is a Fictionalized Run-In with a Nazi Psychopath

The promise of perfection leads to disaster for an Argentinean family in 1960 Patagonia in The German Doctor, a fictionalized account of one clan's run-in with notorious Auschwitz psychopath Dr. Josef Mengele.

Adapting her own novel, writer-director Lucía Puenzo keeps the e...

Train Thriller Last Passenger Aspir...

Train Thriller Last Passenger Aspires to be Hitchcokian

Few vistas are as exhilarating as the passenger train window, the world advancing and receding with breathtaking speed, the viewer stationary yet hurtling through the landscape.

Few films articulate this sensation as stunningly as the opening of Omid Nooshin's Last Passenger, whic...

Alex Karpovsky Doesn't Get to Show ...

Alex Karpovsky Doesn't Get to Show Much Range in Marvin Seth and Stanley

After honing his sour, smarter-than-thou persona on HBO's Girls, Alex Karpovsky translates the mix of repression, condescension, and bluntness he's now associated with to a Midwestern male context.

Karpovsky doesn't get to show much range in writer-director Stephen Gurewitz's timi...

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