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Trump Organization Files Lawsuit Over Golf Course

New York City canceled company's contract

(Newser) - The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling its contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, a move it said was politically motivated and should be reversed. The lawsuit, filed in state court, says nothing in the 566-page contract gave New York...

In NYC, 'Truly Shocking' Series of Attacks Over the Weekend

Video footage suggests same suspect carried out attacks against 4 Bronx synagogues

(Newser) - Four New York City synagogues, all in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, were attacked over the weekend, pelted by rocks in what police say may have been hate crimes. NYPD Detective Francis Sammon tells CNN that the six attacks—two each against the Riverdale Jewish Center and Chabad Lubavitch,...

Late-Night Bus Ride Turns Terrifying in NYC

9 injured after MTA vehicle plunged 50 feet off overpass toward Cross Bronx Expressway

(Newser) - It was supposed to make a left, but instead, the bus went over a bridge. The New York Daily News reports on Thursday's frightening crash at around 11pm in the Bronx borough of New York City, when an MTA bus smashed through the barriers of an overpass and fell...

NYPD Seeks Woman Who Mugged 85-Year-Old for $7

Victim was hospitalized after Saturday attack

(Newser) - The New York Police Department is appealing for the public's help in finding a woman who violently mugged an 85-year-old man on a street in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Surveillance video released by police shows the woman, who appears to be in her 20s, going through the victim'...

He Was Waiting for a Bus in NYC. Then, a Horrifying Plunge

Leonard Shoulders is 'traumatized' after falling into sinkhole full of rats in the Bronx

(Newser) - Yes, 2020 has been a disaster so far, but at least for most of us, "sinkhole full of rats" wasn't also part of the narrative. Leonard Shoulders, however, can't say the same. The Guardian notes that although New York City is "used to tall tales of...

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...

NYC Steps Up Mass Burials
NYC Steps Up
Mass Burials

NYC Steps Up Mass Burials

Hart Island sees 'drastic' rise in interments as morgues are cleared for virus victims

(Newser) - More than 5,000 people have died in New York City from the coronavirus, and it looks like some of them may be headed to what the New York Daily News calls the "Island of the Dead." Hart Island, located off the Bronx and run by the...

After Shootings, Police Union Says It's at War With de Blasio

Suspect is charged in both Bronx attacks

(Newser) - A New York City police union blamed the shootings of two officers over the weekend on Bill de Blasio and said it's "declaring war" on the mayor. "We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals," the union tweeted . "You sold the NYPD...

Man Chats With Police in Van, Then Opens Fire
Man Talks to
Police in Van, Shoots

Man Talks to Police in Van, Shoots

Officer survives what officials call 'an assassination attempt'

(Newser) - A New York police officer was wounded Saturday night while sitting in a marked patrol van in the Bronx with another officer. A man walked up to the driver's side of the van and asked for help finding an address, police said. The van was starting to pull away...

NYC Man Killed in $1 Christmas Eve Robbery

60-year-old man was defending husband against 6 men

(Newser) - Juan Fresnada was walking in the Bronx with his husband, Bayron Caceras, on Christmas Eve when six men approached and demanded money. When the pair refused, ABC News reports that the men attacked, knocking Fresnada to the ground and beating him badly before making off with all of one dollar....

'You Got It, Run! Run!' Arrest of 2 Teen Girls Gets Crazy

Girl helps her friend escape NYPD custody

(Newser) - A Bronx teen who filmed herself springing a friend from a police cruiser is now in trouble—and so is the friend, NBC New York reports. It went down Thursday after two 14-year-old girls allegedly punched and kicked another girl unconscious at a street corner. Cops tried arresting the girls,...

Joker Has Created a New Tourist Attraction. Locals Aren't Happy

Fans are flocking to the Bronx to re-create a scene on the 'Joker stairs'

(Newser) - Joker is no joke at the box office, setting a record in previews and taking in nearly $250 million in the US so far. It only makes sense, then, that the film would serve as some sort of meme generator, and thanks to one pivotal scene, people are flocking to...

NYPD Cop Shot, Killed in Bronx
NYPD Cop's Death
Was Friendly Fire
UPDATED

NYPD Cop's Death Was Friendly Fire

It happened after the 7-year veteran got into ground struggle with fleeing suspect

(Newser) - New York City police said Monday that an officer killed while wrestling with an armed man was fatally struck by gunfire from his fellow officers, the AP reports. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, was hit twice by police bullets during the confrontation early Sunday in...

Wife Pleads for Mercy for Husband After Twins' Hot-Car Deaths

Marissa Rodriguez: Husband Juan Rodriguez is 'great father,' babies' deaths a 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - The mother of the twin babies who died in a hot car in the Bronx on Friday says she's living her "absolute worst nightmare"—but she's sticking by her husband, calling the deaths of little Mariza and Phoenix a "horrific accident." "Though I...

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year...

Anthony Weiner: 'It's Good to Be Out'

Former congressman leaves Bronx halfway house a free man

(Newser) - Good behavior cut the last part of Anthony Weiner's prison sentence by three months, and early Tuesday, the ex-Democratic congressman finally walked out of a Bronx halfway house for good. "It's good to be out," Weiner said, per the New York Post . "I'm glad...

No Beef Patties? That Is It!
No Beef Patties? That Is It!

No Beef Patties? That Is It!

Customer returns to Bronx restaurant in a rage

(Newser) - A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest, the AP reports. On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx—smashing a restaurant's windows after learning the eatery had run out...

A Woman Took Her 'Brother' Off Life Support. It Wasn't Him
A Woman Took
Her 'Brother' Off
Life Support.
It Wasn't Him
in case you missed it

A Woman Took Her 'Brother' Off Life Support. It Wasn't Him

Shirell Powell is suing Bronx hospital after case of mistaken identity

(Newser) - It's hard enough making the painful decision to take a loved one off of life support, but Shirell Powell is facing the unimaginable reality of having taken a stranger off of it. The case of mistaken identity led to her thinking it was her brother, who she didn't...

Mystery Man Sought in Death of Pregnant Reality Star

He may have left hotel with Lyric McHenry on Aug. 14: NYPD

(Newser) - New York City police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in the death of a pregnant reality star and Stanford graduate. Lyric McHenry—who appeared alongside Magic Johnson's son, EJ Johnson, on E!'s EJNYC, per ABC News —was found...

Democratic Star Wins Primary She Never Entered

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez triumphs via write-in ballots in second NYC district

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world last month when she upset longtime Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in Queens. Now, she has managed to win a second primary in a neighboring district in the Bronx—in a race she never entered, reports the Daily News . Surprised? Ocasio-Cortez is, too. "Shockingly—...

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