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Ads Featuring Nazi Imagery Pulled From New York Subway

Ads for Amazon's The Man in the High Castle called 'irresponsible and offensive'

(Newser) - An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system. Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon video series called The Man in the High Castle based on... More »

Real Newborn Left in Church Nativity Scene

Baby boy was left in NYC church's manger

(Newser) - A janitor who heard a baby crying in an empty New York City church was astonished to find a real newborn baby in the church's Nativity scene with its umbilical cord still attached. Jose Moran tells the New York Daily News that he found the baby after returning from... More »

Bomb Threat Diverts Flight From New York

Turkish Airlines flight changes its plan

(Newser) - A Turkish Airlines passenger jet that was diverted to Canada after a bomb threat departed for Istanbul on Sunday morning. Halifax Stanfield International Airport confirmed the departure on its Twitter feed. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say the bomb threat was received at 10:50pm local time Saturday. Flight tracking... More »

Real-Life Santa Buys Entire Toy Store for Homeless Kids

'I know everyone can use a gift around the holidays'

(Newser) - How does someone who regularly purchases hundreds of toys per year for New York City's foster kids step up her philanthropic game? By buying an entire toy store. The idea came to Carol Suchman when she noticed a closed shop with a for rent sign in her neighborhood, NY1... More »

ISIS Threatens NYC in New Video

The city isn't intimidated, mayor says

(Newser) - It will take more than an ISIS video to intimidate New York City, a defiant Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday night after the group released a propaganda video mentioning the Paris attacks and threatening that New York City could be next. "The people of New York City will... More »

Cops: Train Thief Stole Bus, Wants to Steal Plane

NYC man has been arrested 29 times

(Newser) - Notorious train thief Darius McCollum has returned to a life of crime, and few modes of transport are safe, police say. The 50-year-old was arrested on Wednesday behind the wheel of a stolen Greyhound bus in Brooklyn, NBC New York reports. The bus, which was apparently stolen from a Port... More »

NYC May Give Personal Email Addresses to Trees

'NYC is a tough place to be a tree'

(Newser) - Ever wanted to drop a line to a charming red maple but thought it would be a bit macabre to send it a letter written on the disfigured remains of one of its fallen relatives? Well good news! New York City politician Mark Levine has introduced a bill to assign... More »

One Dead, 2 Wounded in Shooting Near Penn Station

Suspect still at large, police say

(Newser) - Three people were shot, one fatally, near New York City's Penn Station early Monday, CBS New York reports. Three men were seen taking off in a silver vehicle just after 6am from the scene of the shooting at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, sources tell the New York Daily ... More »

Cops: Bus Drove 80 Miles After Killing Elderly Woman

Witnesses say her body was run over by multiple cars

(Newser) - Police say the tour bus that hit and killed an 84-year-old woman Thursday night in Queens kept driving for more than 80 miles before police eventually stopped it in Connecticut, the New York Daily News reports. Agalia Gounaris was crossing the street when she was clipped by the bus and... More »

Bone-Filled Burial Vaults Discovered in New York City

'You never know what you can find beneath the city's streets'

(Newser) - Workers were just trying to fix an old water main this week in New York's Greenwich Village and ended up with their hands full of old bones instead, Newsday reports. According to WPIX-TV , workers found the roofs of two burial vaults less than 4 feet below the street. The... More »

Car Plows Into NYC Trick-or-Treaters, Kills 3

Halloween turns horrific in Bronx neighborhood

(Newser) - A street full of trick-or-treaters turned into a Halloween horror scene when an out-of-control car jumped a curb and careened into a group of costumed revelers, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. The crash injured three other trick-or-treaters, along with the driver, police said. Witnesses described... More »

NYPD Officer Killed in Shootout

Officer ran toward danger, commissioner says

(Newser) - A New York City police officer died after being shot in the head in a gun battle while pursuing a suspect following a report of shots fired, police says. "He is the fourth New York City police officer murdered in this city in the last 11 months," Police... More »

Suit: Black Man Did 6 Weeks at Rikers— Over Hoodie

NYC's David Owens lost his job after being accused of crime he didn't commit

(Newser) - A solid alibi did nothing to keep David Owens from getting arrested—because he matched a less-than-credible witness' vague description of a subway thief who was a young black male in a hoodie, the New York Daily News reports. Owens is now suing New York City and 11 NYPD officers... More »

NYU Housing Students in Swank Manhattan Hotel

Our dorms never came with housekeeping services

(Newser) - When life handed New York University lemons, it made lemon-infused, $300-a-night hotel lobby water with them. The New York Times has a profile of the dozens of NYU upperclassmen currently living in the Manhattan NYC hotel due to the college's housing shortage—a situation the students are pretty OK... More »

Prominent NYC Restaurateur Bans Tipping

Danny Meyer says he wants to increase fairness for cooks, dishwashers, and others

(Newser) - A popular New York City restaurateur is eliminating tipping in all 13 of his restaurants starting in November in the hopes of changing the American dining experience as a whole, the Atlantic reports. Danny Meyer says he's making the change to offer more competitive wages and even things out... More »

Eat This 30-Pound Burrito, Own 10% of NYC Eatery

Brooklyn's Don Chingon will put its money where your mouth is—if you succeed

(Newser) - Entrepreneurs, listen up. There's a business opportunity in Brooklyn, and all you have to do is chow down 30 pounds of meat, rice, cheese, and various salsas to take part. Don Chingon, a recently opened Mexican restaurant in Park Slope, is offering a 10% ownership stake in the eatery... More »

Mom Accused of Murdering Baby Had Another Baby Who Died

Jennifer Berry now being investigated for 2008 death of infant son

(Newser) - A 33-year-old Yonkers woman is being held without bail on murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly throwing her newborn daughter to her death out a seventh-story apartment window—and now prosecutors in Westchester are investigating the 2008 death of her infant son, the New York Times reports. "In light... More »

The 4 Big Things the Pope Will Do in NYC Today

It's quite the list: Central Park, the UN, ground zero, Madison Square Garden

(Newser) - Pope Francis gets little rest today as he continues his US visit with high-profile events in New York City, including a stop at Ground Zero and a speech at the UN. The four big highlights:
  • Ground Zero: Francis will lead a prayer service at the site with leaders from the
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Pope Francis Arrives: 5 Unusual Details of His Visit

It's a big deal

(Newser) - Pope Francis sets foot on US soil at 4pm today (full schedule here ), and officials in DC, New York, and Philly are scrambling to ensure a smooth, safe stay. Here are five of the more unusual details of his visit:
  1. The visit has spurred one of the largest security
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Plucky 'Pizza Rat' Inspires Its Own Hashtag

This little guy is no quitter

(Newser) - Only in New York City: A new YouTube video shows a rat dutifully dragging its slice of cheese pizza down the stairs into a subway station, UPI reports. The rat sadly gives up on its prize, but Matt Little's video is still going viral and inspiring all kinds of... More »

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