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Thousands of New Yorkers Named in ISIS 'Hit List'

The list includes names and home and email addresses

(Newser) - Hackers affiliated with ISIS posted the names of thousands of New York City residents online Sunday with the message "We want them #Dead," NBC New York reports. According to Reuters , the list contains home and email addresses. The "hit list" includes up to 3,600 New Yorkers,... More »

Ninja Burglar Linked to 200 Crimes Gets 25 Years

'His reign of terror is officially over'

(Newser) - A man nicknamed the Ninja Burglar who confessed to committing more than 100 break-ins over a decade accepted a plea deal with authorities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Thursday, the AP reports. Robert Costanzo pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, according to Staten Island District Attorney... More »

NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter Gets House Arrest

He also had his crime reduced to criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - Facing 15 years in prison on a manslaughter conviction, NYPD officer Peter Liang will avoid jail, instead getting six months of house arrest and five years of probation, NPR reports. Liang, 28, was convicted of killing Akai Gurley in 2014 when he was startled by a noise while patrolling a... More »

Trump Calls Voting for Himself a 'Great Honor for New York'

He's expected to win easily in Tuesday's New York primary

(Newser) - At a synagogue just a few blocks from the tower that bears his name, Donald Trump cast a vote for himself for president of the United States of America, calling it an "easy decision," CNN reports. According to Politico , he also called voting for himself in Tuesday's... More »

Indian Eatery Pays Rival $700K in Trademark Tiff

NJ's Kati Rolls & Platters had to change its name, signage

(Newser) - The less fortunate party in a battle of Indian restaurants in New York and New Jersey has agreed to fork over $700,000, apparently just to get his rival off his back. The Kati Roll Company—whose owner claims it was the first restaurant of its kind in the US... More »

New Yorker Sets World Record for Binge Watching

'I would not recommend it'

(Newser) - Binged a full season of True Detective? Amateur. Took in all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad in one sitting? Not impressed. That's because 25-year-old Brooklyn resident Alejandro Fragoso just set the Guinness World Record for binge-watching when he wrapped up a full 94 hours of TV-watching, CNBC reports. "... More »

Hillary's New Opponent: NYC Subway Turnstile

It took her 5 tries to swipe her way through

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton's going to win over New Yorkers before the state's April 19 primary, first she's got to prove she can master the NYC subway system. And she had a little trouble Thursday in the Bronx when, just like nearly every other Big Apple commuter has... More »

NYPD Brass May Have Exchanged Expensive Trips for Favors

20 high-ranking NYPD members have been implicated

(Newser) - Approximately 20 members of NYPD brass, including a number of chiefs, are being implicated in a corruption investigation by the FBI, the New York Times reports. They're suspected of accepting expensive gifts, including tickets to the Super Bowl, according to the New York Daily News . The New York Post... More »

Starbucks to Open Its Largest Store Ever

'The Willy Wonka of coffee' to open in NYC in 2018

(Newser) - Starbucks may be heading "home" to Italy , but its largest store ever will be stateside. The coffee company is planning a 20,000-square-foot location in Manhattan dubbed the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, per the Seattle Times . CEO Howard Schultz describes it as "the Willy Wonka of... More »

These NYC Apartments Offer Little Privacy, Free Beer

WeLive communal spaces available for $1,375 monthly

(Newser) - Sleeping behind a curtain in Manhattan is now as affordable as $1,375 per month. The WeWork team known for communal work spaces has just launched a building of communal living spaces in New York City's Financial District where rent starts at $1,375 monthly. That price will get... More »

Kitty Genovese Killer Dies in Prison

Winston Moseley served 52 years for shocking NYC murder

(Newser) - Winston Moseley has died in prison, 52 years after he was sentenced to death for a New York City murder that shocked the nation. In 1964, Moseley raped and murdered 28-year-old bar manager Kitty Genovese while neighbors ignored her cries, the New York Time s reports. He had spotted his... More »

Diddy's New Gig: Charter School Founder

He founds school in Harlem

(Newser) - He's been a rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, record producer, and clothing designer. Now Sean "Diddy" Combs has taken on a new job as the founder of a charter school in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. Combs announced Monday that the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will open... More »

DA: Doc Masturbated on Patient, Sexually Assaulted 3 Others

He wrote a book on doctor-patient relations

(Newser) - A prominent former New York City emergency room doctor already charged with sexually assaulting two women in his care has been indicted on additional charges of sex abuse for assaulting two more women he treated, the AP reports. David Newman, who wrote a book on the patient-doctor relationship and claims... More »

4 Sets of Identical Twins Pull Off NYC Subway Prank

Improv Everywhere staged the scene

(Newser) - If a man on the New York City subway started asking riders for money to fund the time machine he was building, you'd probably assume he was a panhandler with a particularly novel method of asking for money. But what that man's future self got on at the... More »

No One Knew Body in Coffin Wasn't Grandma— Except Little Kids

Adults thought Val-Jean McDonald's body looked odd but didn't say anything

(Newser) - With eight sons, more than 20 grandkids, and nearly two dozen great- and great-great-grandchildren, it wasn't surprising there were lots of attendees at Val-Jean McDonald's funeral after her death in December at the age of 81, the New York Times reports. What was surprising: Not a single adult... More »

NYC Woman Recants Rape Allegations Against 5 Teens

Charges against the boys will likely be dropped

(Newser) - A young woman who accused five teenage boys of chasing away her father and gang-raping her on a playground has recanted her story and prosecutors are dropping criminal charges, the AP reports. The boys had been charged with rape and other crimes following the Jan. 7 encounter in a quiet... More »

NYC Dethroned as 'Billionaire Capital'

Beijing now has more billionaires than NYC

(Newser) - New York City was once home to the most billionaires anywhere, but Beijing has overtaken it as the Billionaire Capital of the World, the AP reports. There were 95 billionaires in NYC compared to 100 in the Chinese capital as of Jan. 15, according to Hurun , a Shanghai firm that... More »

Cops: Woman Told to Stop Smoking Instead Hijacks Bus

She only made it 3 or 4 blocks

(Newser) - Beware the woman with a cigarette craving. Police say a passenger on an MTA bus in Manhattan went haywire Tuesday when she was told to stop smoking. She refused to put out her cigarette or get off the bus, forcing the driver to pull over and wait for police, reports... More »

Person Finds Wallet, Keeps Money, Sends Hilariously Honest Note

'I've never been so conflicted about a nice gesture'

(Newser) - A New York City resident was either the victim of an incredibly polite thief or the beneficiary of a terrible Good Samaritan, depending on your point of view. The New York Post reports Reilly Flaherty lost his wallet during a Feb. 5 Wilco show in Brooklyn. According to NBC New... More »

Father and Son Cops Saved by Bulletproof Vests 27 Years Apart

'It’s like I’m going through this all over again'

(Newser) - One of two officers shot early Saturday morning in New York City was saved by his bulletproof vest—27 years after a bulletproof vest saved his father's life, the New York Daily News reports. Officers Andrew Yurkiw and William Reddin exchanged fire with Jamal Funes, who the New York ... More »

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