Safety tips help subway riders in New York City be their own best “first line of defense,” officials said. They noted that riders can protect themselves without ever enduring a punch or a shove.
Every three hours, someone dies of a drug overdose in New York City, and fentanyl is a factor in 81% of all those overdoses. Two recent drug busts illustrate the depth of the crisis and what law enforcement faces in trying to combat the scourge.
Like many new restaurant owners, Sebastian Bongiovanni proudly displays $20 bills signed by customers wishing him good luck with his eatery, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta on Victory Boulevard. But Bongiovanni has something else on his wall — something you don’t usually see.
EMS Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, 61, was fatally stabbed Thursday on an Astoria street corner while getting lunch. Her attacker is believed to be mentally ill. She served with the FDNY for 25 years, and was among first responders to the 9/11 terror attacks.
After two busloads of migrants, sent directly from Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott, arrived in New York City last week, Mayor Eric Adams renewed calls for the federal government to help the city deal with the unexpected influx of newcomers.
In more than 20 years working for the immigration arm of Catholic Charities of New York, Mario Russell has never seen a situation like the one today — what he described as a forcible transfer of people from the U.S.-Mexico border to the city.
New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board will vote June 21 on the biggest hikes for stabilized rent rates in nearly 10 years. Landowners say they need the hikes to keep pace with inflation. Tenants, meanwhile, assail the idea, adding that inflation is what keeps them from paying more on rent.
A man who shot and killed Daniel Enriquez, 48, on a Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, May 22 was still at large after what appeared to be a random act of violence, according to authorities. It was the fourth subway homicide since Jan. 1.
An army of firefighters from the FDNY and units from around the metropolitan area lined the streets of this oceanside community Friday morning to honor one of their own, who died in the line of duty five days earlier.
Firefighter Jesse Gerhard was a talented carpenter who loved to build things and a man who had such a deep love for his country, friends and family said, that he proudly displayed the American flag.