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WATCH: Motorcyclists chase SUV down leading up to NYC street attack

A 33-year-old man was hospitalized after being caught by a gang of motorcyclists following a chase through New York City highways into city streets on Sunday. DNAinfo New York reported that the beginning of the encounter was caught on a helmet camera worn by one of the riders. The video…

New York planning ‘wireless corridor’ for boosting city’s Internet access

Free Internet access will be given to more neighborhoods across New York as the Big Apple aims to build a “wireless corridor” designed to boost business, officials announced Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that from December free web access would be available in neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island,…

Cleanest air in 50 years! How did New York do it?

Those living in American cities may not be able to go out for a nonmetaphorical “breath of fresh air” quite yet, but there are signs of a remarkable rise in the quality of the nation’s air – even though pollution remains a threat to people’s health and contributes to global…

New York fashion week frenzy kicks off

The fashion world takes over New York, as industry heavyweights and several newcomers unveil their lines for next spring, and one designer stages the first show for plus-sized women. As the days begin to shorten in the Big Apple, the city can bask a little longer in the warmth as…

Three hurt in hard ferry landing at New York’s Liberty island

A ferry carrying tourists to visit New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty made a hard landing on Tuesday, lightly injuring three passengers, the coastguard said. The boat, carrying 497 passengers and nine crew members, made “a hard landing” upon arrival at Liberty Island, coastguard spokesman Charles Rowe told AFP. He…

VX nerve agent scare at JFK Airport in New York

Two customs inspectors became sick after inhaling fumes from a package at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday morning, according to local media reports. FBI HAZMAT and Port Authority police are investigating the incident at the U.S. Postal Service facility. The item initially tested positive for VX,…

New York woman falls to her death after balcony railing breaks

It is every New Yorker’s nightmare. A 35-year-old woman fell to her death in the early hours of Thursday after the balcony railing of a 17th-floor apartment apparently gave way as she chatted to a friend. The woman, identified by local media as advertising sales executive Jennifer Rosoff, was reported…

New York media calls on Anthony Weiner to pull out of mayoral race

Anthony Weiner was under intense pressure to abandon his improbable run for mayor of New York on Wednesday as his rivals, and the city’s press, turned on him after the publication of a new, explicit self-taken picture. Three of Weiner’s fellow mayoral candidates called for him to quit after he…

New York pedophile pleads guilty to raping girl and murdering her mother

New York resident David Renz, 29, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to allegations that he raped a 10-year-old girl and murdered her mother, in a broad-daylight attack that began in a shopping mall parking lot. The attack began after Renz removed an electronic tracking device affixed to his ankle, then reassembled…

Anthony Weiner leads hopefuls in New York’s mayor race

Former Democratic lawmaker Anthony Weiner has edged ahead in the race for the party’s nomination for New York’s mayoral election, a poll showed Monday. Weiner, who quit Congress in 2011 after it emerged he had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with various women on Twitter, now leads New York…

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