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    Wall Street employers are again telling New York City workers to prepare for in-person work – with most setting return dates in February – after companies like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase delayed their initial plans when the Omicron surge rocked the Big Apple last month. New York City, like the rest of the country, has seen COVID-19 cases nosedive over the past two weeks. The Big Apple reported a 70% drop in average cases from 40,150 on January 10 to 12,012 on Monday, according to the New York Times. That’s nearly a 50% drop from the 24,906 cases reported one week ago.  With the light at the end of the tunnel in sight, Wall Street giants began announcing new return dates for employees. Citigroup told its metropolitan-area staff to be prepared to return to the office in at least two days a week starting February 7, a person familiar with the policy told the New York Times. Citigroup has not released any information on return dates for the rest of its offices and its employees in other parts of the...
    Disgraced former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has died in federal prison in Massachusetts, where he was serving a sentence on a fraud conviction. He was 77.  Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan, was once one of the three most powerful state officials in New York. He led the state Assembly for more than two decades before his abrupt ouster in 2015 after corruption allegations emerged against him. The disgraced politician, who had been battling cancer and kidney disease, passed away in a federal prison in Middlesex, Massachusetts.     Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, pictured at a 2018 court hearing, has died in a federal prison in Middlesex, Massachusetts, while serving more than six years on a bribery conviction  Silver was seen being wheeled out of his apartment building on a stretcher in May 2021 on his way back to prison after a two-day furlough after authorities denied his home confinement Silver, who told a judge he prayed he would not die in prison, had been serving a six-and-a-half-year sentence stemming from a bribery scheme.  During his...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has died.He died in in federal prison in Otisville, NY on Monday.Silver was briefly furloughed from FCI Otisville and returned to the Lower East Side for home confinement, but the furlough was rescinded after two days.Silver served less than a year of his six-and-a-half year sentence on federal corruption charges. He was recently battling health problems.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, once a powerful figure in New York state government before his corruption conviction, has died. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Hudson Valley is set to be featured in the long-awaited debut of HBO’s latest drama “The Gilded Age.” Largely produced in New York, “The Gilded Age,” starring Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon, features New York City in 1882 after a young Marian Brook, played by Louisa Jacobson, moves from rural Pennsylvania to the big city. The show was set to premiere on HBO at 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, produced and written by Julian Fellowes of “Downton Abbey” fame. The nine-episode series is scheduled to run through Monday, March 21. During shooting, multiple scenes for HBO's latest drama were filmed throughout the Hudson Valley, including multiple famed estates along the Hudson River between Yonkers and Albany. Other sets were constructed in Rhode Island, on a soundstage on Long Island, and upstate New York. Bob Shaw, the show’s production designer, said to The New York Times that compared to past HBO series he had worked on, including “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” “This is the biggest build I’ve ever done.” “We kept drawing and doing illustrations, and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are new signs of hope in New York’s fight against the Omicron variant surge. Gov. Kathy Hochul says COVID cases are on the decline, with less than 8% of tests positive Saturday. READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU LangoneThe state reported just over 19,000 new cases — down more than 50% compared to the previous seven days. Hospitalizations are also down 25%. READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera 'Always Said He Wanted To Be A Police Officer;' Wake And Funeral Set For This Week“You’re seeing cases come down very rapidly in the East Coast, the states that were the early outbreak states — Florida, the mid-Atlantic, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member. “This virus is spreading to the Midwest. You’re seeing cases pick up in states like Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wyoming, Idaho. So it’s not done yet.” New Jersey and Connecticut are also seeing a drop in positivity rates. MORE NEWS: Police: 62-Year-Old Pushed Onto Subway Tracks In...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Federal help in the form of military doctors and nurses will arrive at New York City Health + Hospitals Coney Island.Help also arrived at University Hospital in Newark over the weekend.It's all part of the Biden administration's effort to address the surge in hospitalizations due to omicron.Similar resources will be arriving at North Central Bronx Hospital on Friday.President Joe Biden announced plans earlier this month to send military medical teams to the New York and New Jersey area to help with the omicron surge.The president said he told the Defense Department to prepare 1,000 military doctors and nurses for assignments at hospitals around the country.White House officials say 3,000 military medical workers have been deployed across the country since July 1.New York and New Jersey are two of six states receiving additional military medical aid.Hospitals in Rhode Island, Ohio Michigan, and New Mexico will also receive help.Also slated to begin Monday, the additional resources annoucned by Governor Kathy Hochul.Thirty National Ambulance teams are moving to support upstate counties in need of help transporting patients.A new Disaster...
    (CNN)A baby was left alone in a room with her deceased mother for five days at a New York homeless shelter and was found in desperate need of food, water and basic needs, according to a lawsuit filed by the infant's father. The New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYCDHS) is being sued by Quraan Laboy, who alleges the agency -- which was caring for his one-year-old daughter at the time -- neglected the child and failed to follow shelter protocols, according to a petition filed with the New York Supreme Court. The infant and her deceased mother, Shelbi Westlake, were discovered the night of July 25, 2021, after someone called building security about a "foul odor" emanating from Westlake's room, an incident report from NYCDHS provided in the court filing alleges.Read MoreBuilding security personnel called emergency medical services, who then entered Westlake's room and pronounced the 26-year-old dead, according to the incident report. Her daughter was found under the bed and taken to a hospital for evaluation, the report states.CNN has reached out to the medical examiner's office...
    Alec Baldwin kept a low profile in an all-black ensemble as he was spotted cleaning out his car over the weekend. The 63-year-old actor was seen organizing and cleaning out his black Cadillac Escalade with a vacuum. The father-of-seven - who is currently under investigation after shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of his film Rust in October 2021 - then proceeded to take out one of his children's car seats from the back. Cleaning: Alec Baldwin, 63, kept a low profile in an all-black ensemble as he was spotted cleaning out his car with a vacuum over the weekend He kept warm in the New York chill with a fitted black jacket, grey slacks, and black loafers. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Alec Baldwin is seen for the first time on solo outing after... Ireland Baldwin puts on an eye-popping display as she... Alec Baldwin takes his children to New York's Museum of... 'Definitely a secret Baldwin!': Paul Hollywood fans go wild... Alec Baldwin seen for first...
              by Eric Lendrum   The iconic statue of U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt has been removed from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where it has stood for over 80 years. CNN reports that demands for the statue to be removed began over a year and a half ago, with some falsely claiming that the statue was racist. The monument depicts the 26th president riding triumphantly on horseback, with an American Indian on one side of him and an African man on the other side. The process of removing the statue itself began on Tuesday and was completed by Thursday. A spokesperson for the museum said that the removal was “conducted with historic preservation specialists and approved by multiple New York City agencies.” The museum now plans to renovate the statue-less plaza. The statue was one of hundreds across the country that was targeted by far-left radicals starting with the race riots of 2020, after George Floyd, a black man with a criminal history, died of a fentanyl overdose while in police custody in Minneapolis. Many monuments...
    Major cities across the US have observed carjackings spike by up to 510 per cent in a 'disturbing' trend some are attributing to lax punishment and a shift in driving habits. In line with an overall rise in violent crime across the nation, cities such as Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans are experiencing a jump in violent vehicle takeovers as critics slam criminal reform systems. Others say changes that have come about during the pandemic - including curbside pickup and an increased demand for delivery service - are contributing to the jump.  In Chicago, 1,849 carjackings were reported last year - a 510 per cent increase from the 303 vehicular hijackings in 2014, according to city data. Last year's figure represents a 30 per cent increase from the 1,413 cases reported in 2020.   City Alderman Ray Lopez weighed in on the matter, telling CNN: 'It's like the perfect storm, where all these soft on crime policies have come to a head during this pandemic.'  Meantime, New York City has seen carjacking rising by more than 350 per cent in...
    Getty Jabrill Peppers #21 of the New York Giants runs with the ball as Stantley Thomas-Oliver #23 of the Carolina Panthers. While Odell Beckham Jr. is one game away from a Super Bowl berth, the New York Giants are watching the postseason from home for the fifth consecutive season. Of course, Beckham’s performance in Los Angeles has been far superior to that of his production from his tenure in Cleveland, making the winner of the 2019 trade between the Giants and Browns a bit cloudy. Many have chalked up the trade as the quintessential lose-lose — which has its merits. From Big Blue’s perspective, Kevin Zeitler (added to the deal via the Olivier Vernon trade) now resides in Baltimore. Oshane Ximines has become a non-factor after an impressive rookie campaign. While Dexter Lawrence is extremely talented, he’s coming off a season where he earned a career-worst 68.7 overall PFF grade. In reality, you could make the argument that out of all the players involved in the deal, safety Jabrill Peppers has had the biggest positive impact on the...
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) blamed an “illegal gun” in the fatal shooting of NYPD officer Jason Rivera on Friday night. Rivera, 22, was shot and killed and a second officer, Wilbert More, 27, was shot and wounded, Breitbart News reported. The shooting suspect, Lashawn McNeil, 47, opened fire on Rivera and More as they approached him in a long hallway, CBS New York noted. McNeill was then shot twice by a third officer. On Saturday, Hochul tweeted, “Last night, a shot from an illegal gun took the life of a NYPD officer.”  Last night, a shot from an illegal gun took the life of a @NYPDnews officer. When I say we’re going to do everything we can to stop the scourge of illegal guns in our state, it’s not just talk. We are tripling funding for efforts to get these guns off the streets. pic.twitter.com/zXv0xbL4Em — Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) January 22, 2022 “When I say we’re going to do everything we can to stop the scourge of illegal guns in our state, it’s not just talk. We are tripling...
    A TV producer who traveled to Las Vegas to see Adele over the weekend says this is the second time the singer has cancelled a show on her, after the superstar called off a 2017 concert in London citing damaged vocal cords. Eleni Sabracos, from New York City, found herself with a gap in her itinerary in Las Vegas after the English crooner abruptly cancelled her residency with less than 24 hours' notice, tearfully telling fans that the show isn't ready because 'half' of her team has COVID-19.   'I am in Vegas right now and Adele cancelled her show, again!' Sabracos fumed in a widely-shared TikTok video after the star's announcement. 'Why!?' It turns out this isn't the first time the singer has left Sabracos, who works as a producer on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, in a faraway city with no plans. The New York City-based TV producer previously flew to London for a show at Wembley Stadium that was later cancelled. In all, Sabracos has traveled a total of 11,420 mi to see the Grammy-winning balladeer - all...
    It's hard to watch your fellow college students — or any Americans, for that matter — make terrible mistakes of judgment.  That's the gist of the feelings of Justo Antonio Triana, a current Syracuse University student in New York and a recent immigrant from communist Cuba. He shared his dismay and concern about his peers' views of socialism in 2022 during a segment on "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Saturday morning. "The thing that they are very confused about is the idea of how life is in Cuba and how does that work," he told the program about his fellow students and their perceptions of his native country. "They think that because there is free health care and free education, that life is easy and happy — but in reality that's not true," he said. Justo Antonio Triana appeared on 'Fox and Friends Weekend' on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, to share his concerns about his fellow students' mistaken beliefs about socialism. There is no opportunity in Cuba, he said, "to have a life with dignity and basic human rights." ...
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been subjected to a tough grilling from CEOs and business leaders venting their fury over his new policies downgrading many felony charges. Bragg on Friday joined a private Zoom meeting with members of the Partnership for New York City, as he continues his public relations junket in a bid to soothe concerns over his policies.  It came just hours before two NYPD cops in were shot in Harlem, at least one fatally, leading to a top police union boss to point the finger at Bragg for endangering officers with his controversial policies.   During the meeting, many of the city's top CEOs warned Bragg that violent crime was approaching epidemic levels in the city, and that their workers don't feel safe coming to the offices, according to Fox Business.  Deloitte USA CEO Joe Ucuzoglu was reportedly especially vocal, following the horror death of Deloitte employee Michelle Go at the hands of a deranged subway pusher last weekend.  Several of the business leaders expressed concern about Bragg's new policies, which aim to eliminate prison sentences for all but the...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes around the league. A week later, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches, and the Bears, Vikings, Giants and Las Vegas Raiders needed new general managers. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Friday The New York Giants have hired Joe Schoen to be their general manager, the team announced. The scoop: The Bears interviewed Schoen, the Buffalo Bills assistant general manager, for their vacancy Sunday. Now he’s off the market after the Giants chose him over finalists Adam Peters and Ryan Poles. Schoen has been in his current role for five seasons and also worked with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers. He will now dive into hiring a new head coach, with Bills coordinators — and Bears candidates — Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier potential...
    Two New York City police officers were struck in a shooting in Harlem Friday night, days after a 16-year-old boy allegedly shot another officer in the Bronx, according to authorities. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that two officers had been shot near 119 West 135th Street in the NYPD’s 32nd Precinct but said their conditions were not immediately available. They were rushed to Harlem Hospital. Multiple police sources told Fox News Digital that both officers have died. The suspect's condition was not immediately clear, but he may have turned the gun on himself. Authorities could not immediately confirm his injuries. NEW YORK CITY 11-MONTH-OLD GIRL SHOT IN FACE, POLICE SAY  The NYPD said it shut down 135th street between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevards and urged travelers to avoid the area. Fabien Levy, the press secretary to Mayor Eric Adams, tweeted that he boss was heading to the hospital. Video posted to Citizen shows a huge police presence at the scene with yellow tape closing off a section of the road. next Image 1 of...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New York sportsbooks took more than $600 million worth of bets from phones or computers in the first two weeks of the activity being legal this month, according to figures posted Friday. The numbers posted by the New York State Gaming Commission show that the four currently operating mobile sportsbooks — FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and Rush Street Interactive — handled more than $603 million worth of bets for the weeks ending Jan. 9 and 16th. An additional $8.5 million worth of bets were made at in-person sportsbooks in New York state over that same time period, bringing the total to $611.5 million. Projected over a full month, that would exceed $1.2 billion and would rival the best months New Jersey’s nation-leading sports betting market has ever had. The New York sportsbooks reported $48.2 million in sports betting revenue — but the revenue of mobile sports operators in the Empire State is taxed at 51%, compared with 13% in New Jersey. “We always knew New York had this kind of potential, just by how many New...
    André Leon Talley, a fashion icon and driving and driving force behind Vogue's success, spent his last days secluded at home trying to protect himself from the coronavirus that would ultimately kill him, the DailyMail.com has learned. Before the pandemic, he was — at more than 300 lb. — a larger-than-life character in his adopted hometown of White Plains, New York, where he'd regularly eat out at his favorite diner while posing for photographs with customers and sharing stories about his time at Vogue.  He would also make kind gestures such as dropping off flowers for neighbors. But six months ago, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of those neighbors Barbara Galella said she stopped by his house to share a book from her uncle Ron Galella, a famed paparazzi photographer. She said Talley came to the door but wouldn't open it. 'He was very cautious about COVID,' Galella told DailyMail.com. 'He had the mask on and just said "leave the book on the porch." So I did.' 'That's why I'm surprised to read that's how he passed,'...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The New York Giants held their third in-person interview for their general manager position Thursday. San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters was at the training facility, meeting with Giants owners and front office personnel. READ MORE: Seward Park High School Cheerleading Squad Raises Enough Money For Trip To NationalsAs CBS2’s Otis Livingston reports, there are no more general manager interviews on the schedule for the Giants at this time. READ MORE: Reaves, Fox Score 2 Each As Rangers Beat Maple LeafsThe three finalists, for now, are Peters, Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen and Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles. MORE NEWS: Nets Hold Off Wizards' Rally, Beat WashingtonThere could be a decision before the weekend.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday released final video evidence related to her investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. For the first time we’re hearing testimony from Cuomo’s brother, Chris, who was ultimately fired from CNN for helping the disgraced governor, CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported. FLASHBACK: CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Apologizes For Getting Involved In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sex Harassment Scandal Testimony shows how intimately involved Chris Cuomo was in advising his brother, then-governor of New York, on how to deal with the multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. “I felt like I was pushing that this is real. It has to be dealt with and owned, has to be done, and the idea of two sides to this does not exist in our media culture or in the Democratic political culture,” Chris Cuomo said TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals Chris Cuomo admits giving his brother advice, after accuser Charlotte Bennett came forward. “Tell the truth and you tell it now. And I remember other people being...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Jan 19 at 7:33pm EST by THE CITY. What’s reliable about New York City is change. It’s what a batch of businesses around the boroughs have been adapting to — and counting on — for at least a century, even before construction of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
    Another New York City police officer was reportedly shot early Thursday in the borough of Staten Island, marking the second officer shot in the line of duty in the Big Apple in the past 36 hours.  An officer was shot around 6 a.m. Thursday in the 80th block of Rockne Street in State Island, Fox 5 NY reported. Additional officers responded to a 911 call about the shooting, according to the outlet.  Fox News Digital reached out to the NYPD to confirm the details of the incident.  NEW YORK CITY 11-MONTH-OLD SHOT IN FACE, POLICE SAY  WNBC reported that the officer was shot through a door while executing a search warrant, and officers returned fire. A suspect was also shot. The officer’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.  Officers from the New York City Police Department stand in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, Aug. 19, 2021. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York tweeted about the State Island incident, noting it marked the second NYPD officer shot in 36 hours. It...
    Julian Fellowes' highly anticipated new period drama The Gilded Age, dubbed the 'US Downton Abbey', is less than a week away, and will bring a new cast of glamorous, privileged and exceeding wealthy cast of characters to our screens. Yet while Fellowes' characters - played by stars including Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski and Meryl Streep's daughter Louisa Jacobson - are all fictional, they are inspired by a group of real-life society swans who dominated the New York social scene in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The Gilded Age was a period of flashy materialism in America during the 1870s and featured a New York high society filled with lavish ladies all vying to be the ultimate hostess. This viscous social circle - where Old Money fought to keep New Money from reaching the upper-classes - was overseen by the all-powerful gatekeeper, Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, whose wealth could be traced back generations.  All that glitters: Julian Fellowes' highly anticipated new period drama The Gilded Age, dubbed the 'US Downton Abbey', is less than a week away, and will bring a new cast of glamorous,...
    Former President Trump condemned investigations into his business and the Jan 6. attack in an interview on Wednesday Former President Donald Trump slammed Democrats and their 'witch hunts' for investigating his adult children on Wednesday evening, claiming they had ruled President Joe Biden's son Hunter to be off limits.  'There's never been anything like it in the history of politics in this country,' he said in a phone interview. 'It's a witch hunt.' He spoke to a small number of reporters to promote a coffee table book celebrating his time in office. But he could not resist condemning Biden's first year in office as well as hitting back at the latest twists in two high-profile probes that had put his daughter Ivanka as well as sons Eric and Don Jr. in the sights of investigators. A day earlier CNN reported that the congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol had obtained records of phones belonging to Eric as well as Kimberly Guilfoyle, fiancée to Don Jr. At the same time, the New York attorney general is...
    An 11-month-old New York City girl sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car suffered a gunshot wound to the face Wednesday evening, according to police. The incident, stemming from an altercation involving at least two men, sent her to the hospital in critical condition. The girl and her mother were in a car at the intersection of East 198th Street and Valentine Avenue in the Bronx, within the NYPD’s 42nd Precinct. Video posted to Citizen.com shows a large police presence at the intersection of 198th Street and Valentine Avenue Wednesday evening. (Citizen App) US MURDER RATE HITS HIGHEST IT'S BEEN IN 25 YEARS AS BIG CITIES SHATTER RECORDS Police said it appeared that neither the girl nor her mother were the intended targets.  Surveillance video described to Fox News Digital by a police source appears to show two men sprinting around the corner outside a Bronx deli at East 198th Street and Valentine Avenue. The one in pursuit is brandishing a handgun. They move out of the camera’s view. Moments later, one man reappears running in the opposite...
    NEW YORK (AP) — After investigating former President Donald Trump for several years, New York Attorney General Letitia James used a court filing Tuesday to outline much of the evidence her investigators have gathered so far. The legal memo claimed the Republican’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its assets while seeking loans and tax breaks. Here’s what this development could mean for Trump and his namesake company: IS DONALD TRUMP ACCUSED OF A CRIME? At this point, he hasn’t been charged with any wrongdoing. New York’s attorney general has yet to decide whether she even wants to file a civil lawsuit. WHO IS LETITIA JAMES? New York’s attorney general, a Democrat elected in 2018, sued Trump multiple times on behalf of the state over his policies as president. She has also sued the National Rifle Association and was instrumental in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fall from power. She released a report over the summer saying the Democrat sexually harassed 11 women. James briefly ran for governor this past fall before deciding to run for reelection as attorney general. WHAT...
    New York Gov. Kathy HochulKathy HochulHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor Equilibrium/Sustainability — Wintry weather pounds South, heads North MORE (D) is seeking to boost investment in clean energy and other environmental initiatives as part of her proposed $216 billion budget released this week. The climate proposals include a $4 billion measure aimed at helping revive environmental habitats, reduce flood risks, conserve open spaces, protect water resources and invest in pollution mitigation, Hochul's office said in a news release. The Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs act would also support an investment in the Clean Green Schools initiative, which the governor's office said would reach every public school situated in a disadvantaged community. The budget also includes $500 million to develop offshore wind and port infrastructure  that seeks to create 2,000 jobs, along with $500 million to support clean water infrastructure and $400 million for the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.  Hochul’s proposal allocates $17 million in funding for a phased electrification of the state vehicle fleet by 2035, while requiring the purchase of only zero-emissions...
    A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of a suspect after he pushed a woman in front of a New York City subway on Saturday. On Wednesday, a judge ordered the psychiatric evaluation for Simon Martial as he is facing second-degree murder charges, ABC News reported.  Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said at the arraignment Martial used “two hands to push another woman onto the train tracks as a train approached.” The victim, Michelle Go, was hit by the subway and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said at the time the attack against the Asian woman seemed  “completely unprovoked.” Authorities are investigating if Martial, a Black man, was motivated by racial bias, according to ABC News. Martial is believed to have been homeless at the time of the attack and was previously convicted of two violent felony charges. Police said Saturday Martial was allegedly attacking another woman before going after Go.  In a statement, the family said Go was a "beautiful, brilliant, kind, and intelligent woman who loved her family and friends, loved to travel the world and...
    NEW YORK -- An apparent gas explosion at a detached home in New York City's Bronx borough has left one woman dead and several others injured.Police don't suspect any foul play, and neighbors said they smelled gas before the house exploded.A neighbor's doorbell camera captured the moment the home exploded.Now, there is a hole where that house once stood.Four homes will now have to be demolished as a result of the explosion, New York City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. said.EMBED More News Videos Derick Waller reports from the scene of the Bronx explosion. Before it collapsed, a dramatic rescue was captured on police body camera.Neighbors heard screams, and officers rushed in to save a woman trapped under a couch.EMBED More News VideosPolice release body cam footage of NYPD officers rescuing people from a home after a suspected gas explosion in the Bronx. "As I stated, when you see the body camera video, you are going to see the quick response of the officers, going into a burning building, next-door from the explosion, not realizing if there would have been an...
    (CNN)More than two years after the killing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, the third and final teen who pleaded guilty in her case will learn his fate Wednesday.Majors was 18 when she was stabbed to death in December 2019 at Morningside Park in New York City. JUST WATCHEDBarnard College student stabbed to death blocks from her campusReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHBarnard College student stabbed to death blocks from her campus 01:49Rashaun Weaver, who was 14 when Majors was killed, pleaded guilty last month to murder in the second degree."I intentionally caused the death of Tessa Majors by stabbing her with a knife," Weaver said.During the December hearing, the judge said he would consider a sentencing range of 14 years to life.Read MoreWeaver will be the third teen to be sentenced in relation to the attack on Majors. We went to the park planning to rob someone, one of the teen suspects saidLuchiano Lewis was 14 at the time of the murder but was charged as an adult. He pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges and was sentenced in October...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) has raised $8.4 million in the race to become the next governor of New York, the most taken in by any Republican in a NY statewide election in a non-election year in over two decades. In an announcement on Tuesday, Zeldin said the $8.4 million total came from nearly 34,000 donations. “This marks the most a republican candidate for statewide office in New York has raised in a non-election year in two decades,” the announcement said. ” Congressman Zeldin reported over $4.3 million in receipts from over 21,000 donations, 90% of which are $100 or less, and over $5.6 million cash on hand.” “Since announcing his candidacy for governor, congressman seldom has received nearly 34,000 donations,” it added. Zeldin called the upcoming election a “last stand” for the people of New York to take their state back. Since announcing our campaign for governor, the massive outpouring of grassroots support from every corner of our state has only grown stronger. New Yorkers from every walk of life are fed up with one-party rule, with the attacks on their...
    BELMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- An NYPD officer and a 16-year-old suspect are hospitalized after being shot during a confrontation in the Bronx.It happened Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in the Belmont section.Police say officers were patrolling near Lorillard Place and East 187th Street when then encountered a large, disorderly group.They told a 16-year-old boy to take his hands out of his pocket. He refused, a struggle ensued, and police say a gun in the teen's pocket went off."There was a single round fired from the suspect's firearm that struck the suspect in his left groin area, then exited the suspect, and struck the officer in the right leg," said Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. "I have watched the officers' bodyworn cameras, and their firearms have been inspected. At no time did any officer fire their weapons."The officer and suspect were both taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening.Speaking to reporters overnight, Mayor Eric Adams decried the violence."We are putting our communities in harm's way," he said. "We're putting our police officers in harm's way, and we don't...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James' office says it needs the testimony of former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children to determine their knowledge of what investigators say they have identified as numerous "misleading statements and omissions" in tax submissions and financial statements used to obtain loans.In a court filing late Tuesday, investigators stated the office "intends to make a final determination about who is responsible for those misstatements and omissions," adding that "OAG requires the testimony and evidence sought herein to determine which Trump Organization employees and affiliates — and which other entities and individuals — may have assisted the Trump Organization and Mr. Trump in making, or may have relevant knowledge about, the misstatements and omissions at issue."They write that "witnesses closest to the top of the Trump Organization have asserted their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Certain others have professed faulty memories or asserted that they were following instruction from more senior employees."RELATED: New Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg pledges to focus on Trump investigations"But Mr. Trump's actual knowledge of — and intention to make...
    Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73. According to TMZ, the former Vogue creative director 'passed away Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, NY.' As of now, Talley's cause of death is unknown. He was the long-acclaimed former creative director and American editor-at-large of Vogue through the 80s and 90s. RIP: Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73; seen in 2020 Talley began his career in fashion at the age of 28 after snagging a job as a reporter at Women's Wear Daily. He'd moved to New York City in the 1970s following a stint in Rhode Island where he attended the prestigious Brown University. The journalist had been awarded a scholarship to the school after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature at the North Carolina Central University in 1970. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Bill Nighy wraps his arm around Anna Wintour as the pair... PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Nighy presents Anna Wintour with red... Has Anna Wintour found love,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — A candlelight vigil for Michelle Go, a Bay Area woman killed in a horrific attack on a New York City subway platform, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Portsmouth Square in the San Francisco’s Chinatown. Go, a Berkeley native and former Fremont resident, was pushed onto the subway tracks in front of an approaching train Saturday morning. A 61-year-old homeless man, Simon Martial, was arrested and charged with murder, along with a parole violation. READ MORE: Suspect In November Smash-and-Grab Robbery At High-End Sneaker Store In Santa Clara ArrestedThe vigil is being organized in cooperation with the New York nonprofit Asians Fighting Injustice, a group dedicated to fighting against the rise in hate crimes in New York City. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @_dearcommunity In an Instagram post, interested volunteers are asked to message @–dearcommunity to offer their support. READ MORE: Robbers Shoot 40-Year-Old Man During Incident In San Francisco’s Soma Neighborhood“We are mourning, and we will heal with our East Coast brothers and sisters,” the post...
    NEW YORK -- New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday.Hochul is proposing a 3.1% spending increase in taxpayer dollars for her 2022 proposed budget, which would run from April through March 2023.The Democratic governor says that the spending increase is just below the rate of inflation.Top legislative leaders are expected to keep negotiating with Hochul to finalize the budget, which must be in place by April 1. The final budget often largely resembles a governor's budget proposal, with some tweaks sought by lawmakers.School spending would increase by $2.1 billion, a 7.1% increase. New York raised taxes on high earners and corporations last year with plans to use millions in new tax revenues to keep increasing the state's share of school aid.Her budget also includes $2.2 billion in property tax relief and $1.2 billion in bonuses for health care and front line workers.She didn't immediately provide specifics of how the state...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled her $216 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and it features an ambitious agenda. “We have the means to immediately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as embrace this once-in-a-generation opportunity for the future with a historic level of funding that is both socially responsible and fiscally prudent,” Hochul said in a statement. “As I said in my State of the State speech: It’s time for a better, fairer, and more inclusive version of the American Dream. I’m calling it the ‘New York Dream.’ We will make that New York Dream real — and ensure that it can be realized by every single New Yorker.” Watch: Gov. Hochul Lays Out New York State Budget Proposal In her first budget, Hochul said her administration plans to make historic investments in education, infrastructure, and rebuilding the health care industry. She also plans to tackle affordable housing and climate change initiatives. “Governor Hochul set the stage for recovery from the pandemic with a most promising executive budget that includes support for workers and small...
    THIS is the moment a stunned Ranvir Singh called Prince Andrew’s phone after finding his number in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘black book’. Singh heard what sounded like Prince Andrew’s voicemail and left a message asking the Duke to call her back for an interview. 2Singh heard what sounded like Prince Andrew’s voicemail and left a message asking the Duke to call her backCredit: AFP Singh phoned the number, listed with numbers for Sunning Hill, Wood Farm, his Equerry and Balmoral as well as his Buckingham Palace address, for an upcoming ITV documentary. Reading the book, Singh says: “The names and numbers in here are vast, it’s not exactly a little black book by any means. “But one really catches your attention is the one up here and this is for the Duke of York. “’Duke of York, Buckingham Palace London’ his address, it says here and there are numbers for Sunning Hill, Wood Farm, his Equerry, Balmoral. “There’s what looks like a mobile phone number on here for him, I’m going to give it a go.” The call goes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area woman was killed in New York City over the weekend after being shoved in front of a subway train. Michelle Alyssa Go grew up in Fremont and went to school at American High School. On Monday, her family and friends were mourning her loss after her horrific death. READ MORE: Knife-Wielding Man In Custody Following Standoff With Police in South San JoseGo was standing on a subway train platform and was shoved by a stranger into an oncoming train inside the Times Square station Saturday morning. A witness to the attack said she will never be able to erase it from her memory “Ten seconds then train passed, the impact and she’s right in front of it, and you then you saw her disappear from the tracks,” said Weber. READ MORE: Bay Area Relatives Get Brief Message From Hope From TongaThe suspect took off but later turned himself in. Police identified him as is 61-year-old Simon Martial, now charged with murder. Police say there was a warrant out for his arrest for...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Eric Adams said Monday reducing crime in New York City is a priority. The senseless killing of 19-year-old Burger King cashier Kristal Bayron Nieves was heavy on Adams’ mind as he observed his first Martin Luther King Jr. Day in office with a vow to fix things in the name of the civil rights leader, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. READ MORE: Sen. Gillibrand, Rep. Torres Propose Federal Heat Sensor Requirement In Wake Of Deadly Bronx High-Rise Fire“Being King-like is dealing with the gun violence that would take a 19-year-old child that was working in Burger King,” Adams said. “There’s no gun manufacturers in New York… Being King-like is stopping the source. That’s what I must do.” And if he can’t… “If I am just the second African American mayor of the city of New York and I failed to stop the systemic problems that we have been facing, then I’ve failed… those who laid the path for me to be here,” Adams said. On the 27th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service, the debate...
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 40-year-old New York woman was killed after a man pushed her in front of an oncoming subway train in Manhattan Saturday morning, police said.Simon Martial, 61, is set to be arraigned in court but is currently being held at Bellevue Hospital with a police guard.The incident happened just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday inside the Times Square-42nd Street subway station.Police say Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, who worked for Deloitte, was pushed onto the tracks as a southbound R train approached the station.Go was pronounced dead on the scene.New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined the NYPD at a press conference Saturday afternoon to give new details.EMBED More News Videos New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined NYPD officials to give an update after a woman was shoved into an oncoming train inside a Times Sqaure station Saturday morning. "This incident was unprovoked and the victim does not appear to have had any interaction with the subject," Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. "This was a senseless, absolutely senseless, act of violence.Officials say the suspect, Martial, fled the...
    Getty The New York Giants continue the search for their next general manager. For the first time in 24 years, the New York Giants are going outside the organization for their general manager search. For reference, George Young (1979–1997) is the last Giants GM that didn’t previously hold an executive role with the franchise prior to his hire. Thus far this offseason, New York has vetted nine candidates for their GM vacancy, all of whom are not within the team’s “inner circle.” With the franchise in an all-time drought, making an internal hire would be an almost impossible sell to a fanbase that hasn’t witnessed a playoff victory in a decade. This is why assistant general manager, Kevin Abrams, who just weeks ago was highly regarded as a favorite to supersede the retired Dave Gettleman, hasn’t and won’t be given a simple courtesy interview. Having said all that, when push comes to shove, co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch may still manage to find a way to keep things somewhat within the family.Giants Complete Interview With Son of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday that coronavirus cases across New York are continuing to decline across all regions of the state.That includes the 7-day average positive cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations. The 7-day average for new COVID hospitalizations is also down 10.7% over the past week.Data shows how this is reflected across New York City:"I'm proud of the work New Yorkers have been putting in to keep the numbers down and protect our vulnerable loved ones," Hochul said. "While we are continuing to see promising trends, we are not through the winter surge yet and it is critical that we continue to use the tools that will help stop the spread. Our best weapon is the vaccine, so if you haven't, get your shot today and make sure you get your second dose and booster as well."All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older, with walk-in vaccination available at all sites on a first-come, first-serve basis for people aged 12 and older.The following charts show New York City...
    District Attorney Alvin Bragg told his congregation he's had a 'challenging two weeks' since his start as Manhattan's top prosecutor, days after it was reported that nine attorneys have quit his office over his 'soft-on-crime' policies. 'It has been a challenging two weeks church family, challenging. That hour with the Sunday school is one of the best hours of the week. I always tell them, "They do more for me than I do for them,'" he said. Bragg made the comments during Sunday service at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. The church was honoring the the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. ahead of MLK Day on Monday. The Harvard-educated former federal prosecutor dismissed criticisms that he's naïve about public safety after he circulated a day-one memo earlier this month vowing to stop going after some low-level offenses, including subway turnstile jumping, prostitution, and trespassing.  The January 3 memo also outlines a number of circumstances in which charges should be downgraded, including certain cases of armed robbery and drug dealing. Nine assistant district attorneys reportedly quit since Bragg took...