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NYPD’s Terrence Monahan calls portion of anti-chokehold bill ‘dangerous’
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of the City Council’s police anti-chokehold bill, calling a portion of it “dangerous.”
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Bullets fly through Brooklyn window into sleeping grandmother’s bedroom
Bullets flew through the window of a Brooklyn home and entered a sleeping grandmother’s bedroom early Wednesday, police sources said. The shots went off on Van Siclen Avenue near Belmont Avenue, piercing the door frame on the first floor and windows on both the first and second floors. The grandmother, who declined to give her...
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Man wounded, woman clings to life following Brooklyn shooting
A woman was clinging to life after she and another man were shot by a gunman in East New York, Brooklyn, Tuesday night, police said. The woman, 33, was shot in the chest while the man, 30, was hit in his right arm after they had gotten into a dispute with the shooter outside the...
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12-year-old boy charged for attempted rape in Queens
A 12-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape a woman in Queens, cops said. The boy, whose identity has not been released due to his age, has been accused following a 37-year-old woman into her Ridgewood building at Gates and Cypress Avenues around 8 a.m. Monday. Once inside, the boy allegedly...
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SUV driver runs over bicycles, through NYC Black Lives Matter protest
An SUV driver was taken in custody after driving through a crowd and over a barrier of bicycles that Black Lives Matters protesters used to try to prevent traffic on a Midtown road, police sources said. The confrontation between the activists and the driver of Dodge Durango unfolded at the intersection of 42nd Street and...
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Man accused of stabbing victim for staring at him in Brooklyn bodega
Police have released surveillance footage showing a suspect stab another man for allegedly staring at him inside a Downtown Brooklyn bodega. The attack occurred last Monday night at about 11:30 p.m. inside Metro Finest Deli on Schermerhorn Street near Bond Street, cops said. The still-at-large male suspect was captured on video stabbing the victim several...
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Birdwatcher not cooperating with investigation into Central Park ‘Karen’
The man at the center of the Central Park ‘Karen’ fiasco has said he will not cooperate with the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation, according to a new report. Christian Cooper, told the New York Times on Tuesday that Amy Cooper, 41, has suffered enough since the May encounter that destroyed her career and reputation. Amy...
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Ghislaine Maxwell leaves luxe life behind for tiny jail cell in Brookyln
From beef bourguignon to beef jerky: Ghislaine Maxwell has traded in her palatial New Hampshire cabin for stripped-down confinement at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. The Oxford-educated British socialite had been laying low in a million-dollar New Hampshire hideaway featuring a cathedral ceiling, a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a gourmet kitchen, according to the home’s...
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NYC dad recalls horror of stray bullet nearly hitting his daughter’s bed
A Harlem dad on Tuesday recalled the horror as a stray bullet ripped through his apartment on the Fourth of July, narrowly missing his 6-year-old daughter’s bed — and how he’s rearranged his home to shield his child from the ugly truth of the city’s descent into violence. “Right away I knew it was a...
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New York adds Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to COVID-19 travel advisory
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered residents from three more hot-spot states for the coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days when entering New York to help curb the spread of the killer bug. Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma are now among 19 states that are part of the travel advisory for community spread of COVID-19. Under New York’s...
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Surge in meth seizures shows NYC turning into ‘breaking bad’
New York is breaking bad. Federal agents have been seizing an increased amount of methamphetamine in New York City and the surrounding area, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration told The Post on Tuesday. The surge of the illicit stimulant into the Big Apple comes amid a proliferation of meth labs uncovered in the...
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New Yorkers want to keep booze flowing in post-coronavirus food delivery
New Yorkers like getting booze with their take-out food and want to make the offering permanent after the coronavirus passes, according to a restaurant industry survey released Tuesday. The New York State Restaurant Association said allowing alcoholic drink purchases with take-out meals during the COVID-19 crisis has provided a “lifeline” to eateries during the lockdown....
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Suspect who was victim in Queens NYPD chokehold video busted in Bronx
The Brooklyn man whose caught-on-camera arrest went viral last month — leading to a cop’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal chokehold — has been arrested himself, police said. Ricky Bellevue, 35, was arrested near the 42nd Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx shortly before noon Tuesday after he allegedly slashed a man’s face with a...
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City Hall touts ‘launch’ of already existing program as NYC crime spikes
Under fire for a flat-footed response to a violent Fourth of July weekend, City Hall touted the “launch” Tuesday of an already established youth employment program for neighborhoods and public housing complexes struggling with gun violence. “New York City’s Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) today announced the virtual launch of the Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program...
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Connecticut reports zero coronavirus deaths for first time since March
Connecticut officials reported zero coronavirus deaths Tuesday for the first time since March. The good news came as Gov. Ned Lamont announced he would be pausing Connecticut’s third phase of reopening, “erring on the side of caution” after seeing spikes in cases in other states. Bars will remain closed and indoor gatherings will be limited...
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Bronx hospital has 250K bees on its roof — and will soon be selling honey
This hospital has a lot of wings. St. Barnabas Hospital has built a hive for hundreds of thousands of bees on its roof — but the Bronx infirmary says the insects are nothing to bee afraid of, and could actually provide some sweet relief for the local community. The Belmont hospital unveiled the bee colony...
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NYPD Community Affairs chief wants ‘community buy-in’ to halt violence
The new head of the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau said the city needs community “buy-in” to stop the shootings that have rattled Gotham for weeks. “We have to have buy-in from the community,” Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said at police headquarters in One Police Plaza Tuesday. “The community wants to us to go out there...
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Former warden at Ghislaine Maxwell’s NYC jail says she should be on suicide watch
Ghislaine Maxwell should be kept on suicide watch at her federal lockup in Brooklyn because her case is too explosive to risk her killing herself behind bars, a former warden of the jail told The Post Tuesday. Cameron Lindsay, who served as the warden at the Metropolitan Detention Center for three years, said he wouldn’t...
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Top Cuomo aide in spat with Rep. Stefanik over nursing home deaths
A top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting hammered back on twitter after engaging in snarky social media attacks against critics of the administration’s controversial nursing home policy during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo senior adviser Richard Azzopardi struck back on twitter Tuesday after upstate Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik and others scoffed at a state...
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Elite NYC private schools received millions in PPP loans: SBA
Nearly two dozen elite private schools in New York City have received millions of dollars in federal bailouts meant for small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the Small Business Administration. At least 23 schools were among about 600,000 recipients of forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program — with...
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Cops put innocent NYC woman on blast in ‘WANTED!’ poster: suit
Police falsely accused an innocent woman of robbery when they splashed her face across an online wanted poster that is still being circulated months after she proved her innocence, according to a new lawsuit. Vanessa Adames says the post — which features separate photos of her and three other people — went up on the...
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Brooklyn water main break floods Park Slope brownstones
A Brooklyn water main break flooded basements in a row of brownstones in Park Slope with up to five feet of water and turned the neighborhood into an ankle-deep lake Tuesday morning. The pipe burst on St. Johns Place near Fifth Avenue shortly before 10 a.m., forcing firefighters to cordon off the street for several...
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New Jersey man dies after firework explodes into his chest
A Jersey City man died on July 4th when a firework he was holding exploded into his chest, officials believe. The 33-year-old man, who has not been identified, was “struck in the chest by a firework” around 1 a.m. Saturday outside a housing complex on Fremont Street, a spokeswoman for Jersey City’s mayor’s office said....
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Stray bullet flies through girl’s bedroom during Harlem gunfight
A stray bullet zoomed into a young girl’s Harlem bedroom on the Fourth of July as one of the dozens of gun battles logged that night raged on the street below, cops said. Multiple people fired off several shots around 3:20 p.m. on the holiday, striking at least three vehicles and the front doors of...
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MTA hopes open bus windows helps slow coronavirus spread
The windows on the bus should go up and down, up and down. City bus drivers are being directed to open windows and hatches on local routes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to internal documents. “Bus operators are permitted to operate local buses in service with windows and roof hatches open in...
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NYPD probes link between Bronx slayings and fatal drive-by shooting
The NYPD is probing whether two men killed in a hail of bullets inside a Bronx apartment-building hallway were murdered as revenge for the fatal drive-by shooting of a dad walking with his 6-year-old daughter, police sources told The Post. A pair of gunmen cornered Joel Baba, Eghosa Imafidon and a third man in the...
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De Blasio offers no concrete answers to address surge in gun violence
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday offered no concrete answers to address the recent wave of shootings plaguing the Big Apple — as he dodged questions from every major city newspaper. “[There’s] a lot we need to do to provide more and better options, particularly for young people in Harlem, in Upper Manhattan,” de Blasio...
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NYC halts Staten Island deer vasectomy program amid budget cuts
Oh deer. The city is giving its pricey Staten Island deer-vasectomy program the snip for the rest of the year due to Parks Department budget cuts. The $6.6 million program, now in its fifth year, was designed to trim the borough’s randy deer population by sterilizing bucks — but will now be put on ice...
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Missing Connecticut teacher who thought he had coronavirus found dead
A Connecticut teacher who disappeared on his 50th birthday while quarantining over COVID-19 fears has been found dead on Long Island, police said. The body of Gilo “Gil” Cunha – who last worked as an elementary school substitute teacher — was discovered by Suffolk County cops in the waters off Fire Island, West Haven police...
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De Blasio says he won’t fire NYPD Commissioner Shea despite calls for removal
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he won’t fire NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea — despite a city councilman’s calls for the top cop’s ouster amid a weekend pierced by gunfire. “The answer is no,” de Blasio said when asked if he was considering making changes to NYPD brass. “And the reason is that this...
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