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Toddler Hit By Crumbling NYC Windowsill Dies

Greta Greene was hit by brick while sitting with grandmother Sunday

(Newser) - The 2-year-old girl struck by a falling piece of Manhattan windowsill from eight stories above while sitting on a bench with her grandmother died yesterday after hours of surgeons' efforts, reports the New York Times . Greta Greene sustained a head injury on Sunday while outside the Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences... More »

Falling Bricks Leave NYC Toddler Brain Dead

Greta Greene, 2, hit in head by crumbling facade in Manhattan

(Newser) - A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit in the head by falling bricks on Manhattan's Upper West Side yesterday. Greta Greene was on a bench outside the Esplanade Manhattan senior living home with her grandmother, Susan Frierson, when debris fell from the building's eighth-floor... More »

Hope Fades for Missing 2 After Blast in NYC

No sign of men in wake of East Village explosion

(Newser) - With two nights passed since an explosion leveled a building in the East Village of Manhattan, the chances of finding two missing men alive are getting slimmer by the hour. Families and friends continue to search for Moises Lucon, 26, who worked as a busboy at the Sushi Park restaurant,... More »

Work Failed Inspection Hour Before NYC Blast

19 injured, 1 missing after building collapse

(Newser) - An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty. The blast yesterday in the East Village caused the building's collapse and largely destroyed another structure. It... More »

Building Explosion Rocks Manhattan

At least 3 critically injured in East Village

(Newser) - A massive explosion and fire leveled a building in the East Village of Manhattan this afternoon, with at least three people critically injured. Several others had lesser injuries after the blast at the five-story building near Second Avenue and Seventh Street. Investigators think a gas leak inside a ground-floor restaurant... More »

Little Italy Museum Evicting 'Artifact': Grandma, 85

Adele Sarno to get the boot after 50 years in Little Italy

(Newser) - An 85-year-old Italian grandmother could soon be evicted from the Manhattan apartment she's called home for more than 50 years. After losing a five-year battle to keep her rent from spiking from $820 to $3,500 per month, Adele Sarno's Little Italy home will likely be taken over... More »

Manhattan Condo Sells for Record $100M

It's the priciest place ever sold in New York City

(Newser) - The decimal points alone could buy a posh residence: An unknown buyer has paid $100.47 million for a Manhattan condo overlooking Central Park. The 11,000-square-foot penthouse is in the luxe One57 apartment tower, reports the Real Deal . It's not only the highest price ever paid for a... More »

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 »

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