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Lincoln Center will return with outdoor performances
Nearly a year after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lincoln Center on Thursday announced it’s taking the show outside. The performing arts institution will create 10 outdoor stages for performances and rehearsals starting April 7. Called “Restart Stages,” the initiative is part of an effort by the center to “contribute to the revival of...
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Peter Gotti, former Gambino crime boss, dead at 81
Mobster Peter Gotti, the one-time Gambino crime boss and successor to brother John “Dapper Don” Gotti, died in North Carolina where he was serving time in federal prison. He was 81. Gotti, who had been sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted in 2003 on racketeering and other charges, died of natural causes...
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Curtis Sliwa accused of boosting mayoral campaign on his radio program
A Bronx lawyer has filed a complaint against Guardian Angels founder and Republican mayoral wannabe Curtis Sliwa, charging he’s violating campaign laws by promoting his candidacy on his own WABC talk radio show. The promotion amounts to an illegal “in-kind” donation from 77 WABC Radio, which is owned by business mogul John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple...
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Post report on unequal NYC vaccine distribution prompts calls for action
Top lawmakers and Gracie Mansion hopefuls demanded that officials do more to expand coronavirus vaccine access in the Big Apple’s working-class and minority neighborhoods after The Post revealed that wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods are home to the lion’s share of injection sites. The paper’s analysis revealed that there are 99 vaccination sites in Manhattan south of...
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Jumaane Williams withdraws tenant advocates name from City Planning Commish
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has withdrawn his nomination of a left-wing activist and tenant advocate to the City Planning Commission. Last month, Williams formally recommended Cea Weaver for the appointment to the agency — but in a Feb. 19 letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, he wrote, “I hereby ask the City Council to withdraw...
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Jail guards smuggled K-2 drugs into Rikers for gang: prosecutors
Nearly a dozen alleged members and associates of a violent New York street gang were busted Thursday — including a pair of crooked correction officers accused of helping smuggle sheets of K-2 into Rikers Island. The 10 new arrests are part of a superseding indictment filed in Brooklyn federal court naming a total of 45...
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Police arrest suspect wanted in unprovoked NYC subway shove
Police have arrested the woman suspected of shoving a 54-year-old housekeeper onto elevated subway tracks in the Bronx earlier this month. Luz Sanchez, 29, is accused of shoving Rosa Galeas onto the tracks while the victim waited for the subway at 174th Street station at around 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The arrest comes...
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NJ school district becomes first in state to require African-American history class
A New Jersey school district voted this week to become the first in the state to require an African-American history course for graduation. The Cherry Hill school board voted 8-0 — with one abstention — to mandate the class for their roughly 11,000 students, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Momentum for the move accelerated after...
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NY AG Letitia James mulling independent probe of Gov. Cuomo over sex harass claim
New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations...
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Psaki distances Biden from saying Cuomo is ‘gold standard’ of COVID management
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday distanced President Biden from his past assessment that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the “gold standard” of COVID-19 management. Psaki said it was important to recall that Biden said positive things about many local leaders early in the pandemic last year — offering a distinct non-vote...
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Cuomo health chief deflects nursing home deaths to COVID-19 battle
New York state’s embattled health commissioner on Thursday publicly pleaded with his critics to tone down their attacks on him and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the cover-up of the COVID-19 death toll among nursing home residents as he continued to insist he did nothing wrong. In prepared remarks delivered at the start of a joint...
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NYPD Chief Terence Monahan to serve as senior city adviser after retiring
NYPD Chief Terence Monahan will serve as a senior adviser at City Hall after he retires as the department’s top uniformed cop, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Monahan, 59, will work with the mayor and new Big Apple “recovery czar” Lorraine Grillo as de Blasio’s senior adviser for recovery, safety, and planning, the mayor...
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Crook carrying bouquet of flowers robs Bronx cell phone store: cops
A man carrying a bouquet of flowers strolled into a Bronx cell phone store — shoved an employee and then ripped off $16,000 from an unlocked safe, police said. The crook entered the Boost Mobile store on East 170th Street near Walton Avenue in Mount Eden around 12:20 p.m. Monday, carrying the yellow flowers as...
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Donald Trump’s tax returns are now in the hands of the Manhattan DA
Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns and related records have been turned over to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as part of a criminal probe — after he lost a protracted battle to keep them under wraps. “Our office obtained the records on Monday,” said Danny Frost, a spokesman for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr....
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No evidence NYC COVID-19 variant is contributing to caseload: officials
There is no evidence yet that the new strain of coronavirus that has emerged in New York City is affecting the COVID-19 caseload across the five boroughs — but it remains a variant “of interest,” Big Apple health officials said Thursday. City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi said during a City Hall press briefing that...
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Suspect caught on video sifting through jewelry during Bronx home invasion
A burglar was caught on video sifting through jewelry at a Bronx home before taking off with the pricey items this week. The suspect went up the fire escape to the fourth floor of a residential building at Leland Avenue and Guerlain Street in Van Nest around 6:20 p.m. Monday, disabled a window guard and...
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Rose McGowan calls for Gov. Cuomo probe over alleged sexual harassment
Actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan is calling for an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo following sexual harassment accusations from a former aide.
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Two killed in Yonkers rollover crash, cops say
Two people were killed in a single-car rollover crash on a Yonkers parkway early Thursday, cops said. A vehicle went off the road and rolled over on the southbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, near Rumsey Road, around 12:45 a.m., the Westchester County Police Department said. The fatal victims’ names are being withheld pending...
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Video shows man tossing hot liquid in MTA bus driver’s face
The suspect, who was only on the Bx6 bus for about one stop, is shown in surveillance footage arguing with the driver.
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Influencer who dropped out of college to pursue modeling now a millionaire thanks to racy snaps
An Instagram influencer model who built a massive following through constant work on the platform now says she’s a millionaire with a luxe pad.
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Woman caught on video crashing into upstate NY bakery
An 82-year-old woman could be seen on video as she drives straight into a bakery in upstate New York on Tuesday. Kathryn Ford went to apply the brakes but accidentally hit the gas pedal, prompting her to plow into Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park shortly before 5 p.m., the Albany Times Union reported citing...
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78-year-old woman found murdered in NYC home
A 78-year-old woman was found murdered inside her Queens home on Wednesday night, police said. The victim, Maria Diaz, was discovered by police with a slash wound to her head inside a bedroom at her apartment on Hillside Avenue near 219th Street in Queens Village, authorities said. A machete was recovered at the scene, police...
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NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan to retire
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan is retiring and will be replaced by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, The Post has learned. Monahan’s departure after more than three years atop the 36,000-strong Big Apple police force could lead to a reshuffling of the department’s top brass. Monahan, a Bronx-born cop with a tough-as-nails reputation, became...
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Bronx and Queens GOP endorse Fernando Mateo for mayor
The Bronx and Queens Republican parties both endorsed advocate for taxi drivers and bodegas Fernando Mateo for mayor Wednesday. The backing from the two GOP county committees comes days after the Staten Island Republican Party endorsed Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa for City Hall. “Our city needs someone who is going to bring back the...
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Several arrested during Daniel Prude protest in NYC
Several people were arrested Wednesday night during a protest in Brooklyn in the wake of the decision to not charge upstate New York cops in the death of Daniel Prude, according to police and witnesses. Dozens of protesters marched through McCarren Park in Williamsburg around 7 p.m., prompting a large police response with about 300...
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Researchers find emerging COVID-19 strain in New York
A new coronavirus strain that shares some characteristics with the South Africa variant is emerging in New York City, researchers said Wednesday. As of mid-February, the new variant, called B.1.526, was present in about 12 percent of coronavirus samples collected in the Big Apple and surrounding areas, according to researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College...
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NYC home health aide accused of stealing nearly $100K from blind woman
A Queens home health aide was charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from an 89-year-old blind woman that she cared for, prosecutors announced Sunday. Sita Saunders, 61, is accused of ripping off the victim over the course of 11 months beginning in March 2019, according to a press release from Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. Saunders...
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Assembly Dems eye removing Cuomo COVID emergency powers amid scandal
Democrats who run the state Assembly privately huddled Wednesday to craft a plan to remove the emergency powers given to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year to address the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes amid outrage over Cuomo’s COVID-19 nursing home scandal, which included undercounting deaths of residents by 50 percent, according to a withering report...
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‘A special child’: 6 year old hit by school bus remembered at funeral
A large mass of mourners gathered outside a Brooklyn synagogue on Wednesday evening for the funeral of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally struck by his school bus. The grief-stricken father of little Shimon Fried remembered his son as a “special child,” as he spoke to relatives, friends and other members of the Orthodox Jewish...
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Folk icon Peter Yarrow accused of raping underage girl in NYC hotel in 1969
Folk singer Peter Yarrow has been accused in a new lawsuit of raping an underage girl in a Manhattan hotel room in 1969. The accusations were lodged against Yarrow, the founding member of legendary ’60s trio Peter, Paul and Mary, in a Wednesday Manhattan Supreme Court suit that was brought under the Child Victims Act....
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