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Climate Marchers Cram NYC Streets

Similar events held in London, Australia

(Newser) - Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change. Thousands filled the streets today near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly. Other cities held similar marches. In London, organizers said 40,000 took part,... More »

'Friends' Stage Mini-Reunion on Kimmel

Also, 'Central Perk' is coming to Manhattan

(Newser) - Here's a question for Friends fans: Have you ever wanted to hang out at "Central Perk"? If so, you’re in luck. A replica of the series' iconic coffee shop—dubbed "The One With the Free Coffee"—will be open in Manhattan from Sept. 17... More »

How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday'

New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

(Newser) - New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't... More »

Double-Decker Buses Crash in NYC; 13 Hurt

Three people seriously injured near Times Square

(Newser) - An accident involving two double-decker tour buses injured 13 people in Times Square this afternoon. Three people were seriously hurt, though none of the injuries were life-threatening. The accident occurred around 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, an area of Times Square generally teeming with tourists near the TKTS discount Broadway... More »

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked... More »

Woman Goes on Crazy Rampage Over 'Knotted' Hair

Rachel Meyers faces misdemeanor assault, harassment charges

(Newser) - Don't mess with a woman's hair. That's the lesson after a US postal worker went on a rampage at a Manhattan salon last week after she blamed stylists for "screwing up her hair," police say. While wearing her work uniform Friday, Rachel Meyers, 26, allegedly... More »

Bin Laden's Son-In-Law's Trial Is America at Its Best

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith had to listen as decent people pledged to be fair

(Newser) - Jury selection began yesterday in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, and if you looked out the courthouse window, you could see Freedom Tower, which has risen in place of the World Trade Center. That's because Abu Ghaith is being tried in a civilian... More »

Hotel Security Boss Charged With Setting Fires to Skip Work

Mariano Barbosa arrested on arson charges

(Newser) - A New York City hotel security director didn't want to have to work so hard—so fire department sources tell the New York Daily News that he set fires to close down the very buildings he was protecting, so he could hang out in a comp room and drink.... More »

Judge: Feds Can Seize Iran-Owned NYC Building

Would be biggest terror-related forfeiture

(Newser) - The Justice Department may have just scored a huge payday from Iran in unusual fashion: A federal judge has ruled that the feds can seize a 36-story office tower in Midtown Manhattan because its owners were illegally sending rent revenue to Iran, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Daily News... More »

Cops Look at Hate Crime in NY Punching Death

Jeffrey Babbitt dies after random attack

(Newser) - The death of a man who suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage in Manhattan after being punched has been ruled a homicide, NY1 reports. Jeffrey Babbitt (some outlets use the spelling "Jeffery Babbit"), 62, was walking in Union Square around 3pm last Wednesday when Lashawn Marten allegedly... More »

Really Illegal: Driver Laps Manhattan in 24 Minutes

Police commissioner is not impressed

(Newser) - The NYPD is on the lookout after an anonymous driver posted a video that appears to show him (or her) driving all the way around Manhattan (a 26.5-mile loop) in 24 minutes, 7 seconds. That would be an unofficial record, MyFox New York reports; the previous mark was 26:... More »

NYC Building Plans Separate Entrances for Rich, Poor

Wants those who live in affordable housing to enter through alley

(Newser) - Yes, this is the year 2013, and yet: A planned luxury tower on Manhattan's Upper West Side may have two separate entrances, one for the affluent people living in its waterfront condos and one for the less well-to-do folks living in its 55 low-income units. The developer is looking... More »

Lawyer: Guy Attacked With Sledgehammer Over $1.5M

Weird attack was supposedly over life insurance money

(Newser) - With two psychiatrists, a $1.5 million life insurance policy, and a sledgehammer, an attempted murder case in Manhattan has all the elements of a 20/20 episode—at least according to the victim's lawyer. Michael Weiss had conveniently just changed his life insurance policy to benefit fellow shrink Pamela... More »

Ad Exec on First Date Falls to Death From Balcony

She was having a smoke in Manhattan

(Newser) - An ad executive on a first date fell to her death when the railing on a 17th-floor balcony in midtown Manhattan collapsed, reports NBC New York . Police say 35-year-old Jennifer Rosoff went out for a smoke on her apartment's balcony just after midnight today and disregarded her date's... More »

Superstorm's 'Strangest Story' a Tale of Wine, Ruin

WineCare's high-profile clients still don't know if their tony bottles are OK

(Newser) - The New York Times today shares what it's calling "one of the strangest stories to emerge from" Superstorm Sandy: that of WineCare, a tony Manhattan wine storage facility that has been all but mum in the eight months since it was flooded in the storm. The players in... More »

Ferry Crew Passes Alcohol Test

Cause of this morning's accident still undetermined

(Newser) - It's still not clear what caused a high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey to crash into a dock in lower Manhattan today. Police said the crew of the Seastreak Wall Street passed alcohol breath tests given after the crash. Scores of people who had been... More »

Ferry Crashes in Manhattan

30-50 people injured

(Newser) - A ferry came crashing into its dock in Manhattan's financial district at rush hour this morning, sending passengers flying and crashing into one another and ripping open one corner of the ship "like a tin can," the AP reports. Officials say more than 70 people were injured.... More »

Feds to Public: 1st Free Gas Isn't for You

Lights back on in most of Manhattan, not so elsewhere in region

(Newser) - A little bit of post-Sandy normalcy is creeping back into New York City and New Jersey, though some areas remain slammed:
  • Free gas: The US military is setting up free fuel-dispensing stations at five spots around New York City, with a 10-gallon limit per person, reports the New York Post
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Lights Out Across Manhattan

Con Ed cuts power for safety reasons

(Newser) - Large swaths of Manhattan and Brooklyn went dark tonight because of Sandy, reports DNA Info . Con Ed deliberately shut down power stations to prevent damage from flooding, including one that services the area of the New York Stock Exchange. The AP says more than 250,000 in Manhattan alone lost... More »

Suit: Doctors Pressured to Declare Patients Brain Dead

It says organ donor network is to blame

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed against the New York Organ Donor Network claims that the organization pressures doctors to declare patients brain dead so their organs can be harvested, reports the New York Post . The suit's plaintiff, nurse practitioner Patrick McMahon, worked as a transplant coordinator for the network for just... More »

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