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Nanny Hit by Truck Saved Baby With a Push

Arcellie Muschamp of Brooklyn in critical condition after brain surgery

(Newser) - A nanny shoved a stroller carrying a 1-year-old out of the path of a pickup truck in New York City on Monday before the vehicle slammed into her instead. "The stroller came to a stop on its side against a row of parked cars," feet from 52-year-old mother...

MTA Bigwig: Blowup Doll Isn't for HOV Lane, It's for 'Company'

Giulio Divirgilio tries to explain why he's been driving around with Carpool Kenny

(Newser) - A manager with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is either very lonely during his commutes or very sneaky. The New York Post has several photos it captured Wednesday of Giulio Divirgilio, an ex-NYPD cop and now general superintendent for the MTA's buses division, arriving to work in Brooklyn...

Under Coney Island Boardwalk: a Bound, Gagged Corpse

Homeless men discovered decomposed body Monday; autopsy is pending

(Newser) - Three homeless men looking to expand their camp knocked down a makeshift wall under the Coney Island boardwalk on Monday and found a badly decomposed corpse, bound and gagged. Police were called beneath the boardwalk across from Asser Levy Park, where they found remains that were "nearly skeletal, clothed...

After 9-Year-Old Loses Family, Detectives Chip In

Brooklyn girl who hid in closet during triple murder is getting a trip to Disney World

(Newser) - It's one small grace note after a hard-to-fathom tragedy. Brooklyn detectives have chipped in to send a 9-year-old girl who lost her family in a triple homicide to Disney World, reports the New York Post . The murders made national headlines in April because the girl hid in a closet...

NYC Mayoral Candidates Wildly Underestimate Local Home Prices

Ex-HUD chief Shaun Donovan, investment banker Ray McGuire miss the mark big time on Brooklyn

(Newser) - Two candidates for New York City mayor had their Lucille Bluth moment this week after they were both wildly off in their estimate on the cost of local housing. The New York Times notes that while neither Shaun Donovan nor Raymond McGuire is considered a frontrunner in the mayoral race,...

'Daddy Was Coming Over for My Birthday, and He Shot People'

Girl, 9, makes devastating 911 call after Brooklyn murder-suicide

(Newser) - A Brooklyn girl was supposed to be celebrating her 9th birthday with her parents and two older sisters Monday. Instead, her father allegedly shot and killed her mom and sisters, then fatally shot himself. The NYPD chief of detectives says the girl sobbed in a "heartbreaking" 911 call after...

Waitress Who Refused Vaccine Over Fertility Fears Is Fired

Bonnie Jacobson, who's trying to get pregnant, says Brooklyn eatery let her go over her concerns

(Newser) - Though it says the COVID vaccine is "unlikely to pose a specific risk" to pregnant women, even the CDC doesn't know for sure yet about the actual risks. That's why waitress Bonnie Jacobson, who's been trying to start a family with her husband of 16 months,...

Secret NYC Wedding Was Attended by Thousands

Williamsburg synagogue to be fined $15K

(Newser) - Some viewers might assume footage of a Hasidic wedding showing thousands of maskless people packed shoulder to shoulder inside a Brooklyn synagogue harkened back to happier times, before the onset of a global pandemic. But they'd be wrong. As the New York Post reports, the footage spreading on social...

NYC Scrambles to Remedy Ballot Snafu: 'So Disappointed'

Absentee voters in Brooklyn receive return envelopes with wrong name, address due to printer error

(Newser) - As the election nears and more people than usual are opting for absentee ballots due to the pandemic, voters in one New York City borough have flagged an error that officials are now scrambling to remedy. Per Gothamist , multiple voters in Brooklyn have reported that the absentee ballot they received...

In NYC, a 'Most Precarious Moment' in the COVID Timeline

Parts of Queens, Brooklyn are seeing spike in cases; health dept. warns of possible shutdowns

(Newser) - New York City has been slowly reopening since June , with schools set to welcome back many in-person students next week and restaurants opening for indoor dining at the end of September, per Gothamist . But despite this staggered return to some form of normality, certain parts of the city are now...

Cops: Cabbie Raped 12-Year-Old Passenger

Rafael Martinez, 32, is facing multiple charges

(Newser) - A New York cabbie was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in the backseat of his car, People reports. A police source says Rafael Martinez, 32, picked up the girl in his livery cab Monday to take her home from her grandmother's—and, according to the girl,...

Doing 'Donuts' May Be to Blame in Crash That Killed 3 Kids

Boy, 11, and 2 teens died in Brooklyn; another teen is fighting for life

(Newser) - Two cars crashed into each other on a runway at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn's former municipal airport, killing an 11-year-old boy and two teens Saturday night. The 16-year-old male driver of one car, along with an 18-year-old female passenger and her 11-year-old brother, were all killed; the fourth occupant...

AOC on Judge's Detention Ruling: 'Unconstitutional'

Ocasio-Cortez: NYPD detaining arrestees for more than 24 hours without charges

(Newser) - On Thursday, a Manhattan judge issued a ruling affecting the NYPD and protests in New York City, and AOC is pushing back. Per Law & Crime , Criminal Court Judge James Burke granted the police department's request to allow for the detention of arrestees in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn...

Lawyers Tossed Molotov Cocktail in Cop Car: Police

Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are behind bars

(Newser) - Two lawyers are accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail in a police car—a shocking turn for two pals who rose up from simple beginnings to success in the legal field, the New York Post reports. Seems Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, joined George Floyd protests in New...

Rapper Nick Blixky, 21, Gunned Down in Brooklyn

Detectives reportedly investigating possible link to Pop Smoke slaying

(Newser) - A 21-year-old New York rapper was gunned down on a Brooklyn street three weeks before the release of his first mixtape. Police responding to a 911 call about a man who had been shot found Nick Blixky unresponsive on Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around 9:30pm Sunday, Brooklyn...

Overwhelmed Funeral Home Put Bodies on Ice in Trucks

Passerby alerts police to the situation in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the coronavirus resorted to storing dozens of bodies on ice in rented trucks, and a passerby complained about the smell, officials said. Investigators who responded to a 911 call found that the home had rented four...

86-Year-Old Dead in Apparent Social-Distancing Dust-Up

This may be NYC's first virus-related assault case

(Newser) - Tensions are high in New York, considered the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak , and now the NYPD is looking into what the New York Daily News says may be the city's first social-distancing-related homicide. Cassandra Lundy, a 32-year-old seizure patient at Brooklyn's Woodhull hospital, allegedly hit 86-year-old...

Hand Sanitizer, All Gone? These People Give It Away

Distilleries are pitching in during the coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - Trying to buy hand sanitizer? Then you know it's increasingly unavailable or overpriced. That's why distilleries across America are stepping up and cranking out their own product during the coronavirus pandemic, CBS News reports. Whether it's the Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta, the Durham Distillery in North...

NYC Mayoral Hopeful Tells Residents to 'Go Back to Iowa'

Some say Eric Adams is 'Trumpian'

(Newser) - New York City mayoral hopeful Eric Adams is taking flak for a Monday speech about gentrification, in which he told transplants to "go back" to Iowa and Ohio. "New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is," the...

Secret Service Agent Kills Dog on Walk With Owner

Agency says dog was 'unrestrained and aggressive'

(Newser) - A New York City neighborhood was rocked Monday when an off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog wearing a leash. A couple was walking the female Belgian shepherd in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace residential area when they encountered the unidentified agent around 9:45pm, per the New York Daily ...

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