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New York man hospitalized after starting racially-based confrontation

A New York City man was hospitalized after allegedly instigating a confrontation by hurling racist slurs at two black restaurant patrons on Friday. WCBS-TV reported that the altercation took place at a Greenwich Village restaurant after the unidentified victim, described by witnesses as being drunk at the time, knocked into…

New Jersey bus driver filmed masturbating in Lincoln Tunnel

Passengers on a New York City-bound were startled and disgusted when their bus driver began to masturbate openly as he drove the vehicle through Lincoln Tunnel. According to the New York Daily News, the unsettling scene unfolded around 8:00 p.m. on the night of June 24. One passenger filmed video…

New Yorkers to experience century-old French amusement park

New Yorkers, said to always embrace the next new thing, will have a chance this summer to sample rides and amusements enjoyed by fun seekers a century ago. Beginning this weekend and running through September 29, the inaugural Fete Paradiso fair will recreate the festival from a long bygone era.…

New York man electrocutes himself urinating on subway rail

A 30-year-old man died from electrocution early Monday morning while urinating on the subway tracks in a Brooklyn, New York subway station, the New York Post reported. Police said the victim, Matthew Zeno, and a friend walked onto the tracks while looking for a place to relieve themselves around 3…

Experimental Solar Impulse plane ends transcontinental trip in New York

The experimental Solar Impulse plane, powered by the sun, completed a transcontinental trip across the United States late Saturday, touching down in New York despite a rip in the fabric of one wing. The giant, single-person plane landed at New York’s John F Kennedy airport at 0311 GMT, ahead of…

Solar plane takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells mounted on the…

New York City bike share tech woes enrage normally even-keeled New York bikers

Since the Big Apple launched its bike share program late last month, New Yorkers have already pedalled a total of 475,970 miles (766,000 kilometers) — essentially, to the Moon and back. But not all New Yorkers are over the moon about the program — even the most pro-bike residents have…

Swedish royal couple is stunningly unpopular

In their plush Manhattan apartment, Sweden’s Princess Madeleine and her future husband, Anglo-American Christopher O’Neill, live a life far away from the Swedish throne. The youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Duchess of Haelsingland and Gaestrikland, is unlikely to ever become the nation’s head of state, being fourth…

New York could become first major city to raise smoking age

New York wants to become the first major US city to raise the age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. The city council is to vote on the proposal May 2. Backing it is its speaker, Christinne Quinn, who is running for mayor. All it needs for passage is…

Protesters on 16-year-old boy’s death: ‘NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?’

A protest march in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday night turned into a confrontation between police and demonstrators amid reports of bottles being thrown at officers out of anger over the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy at the hands of New York Police detectives. According to Global Grind, police…

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