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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…

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…

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