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Entries by Christopher Mathias from 09/2012

Peter King: 'We Should Pray For The Souls Of The AP' Over NYPD Investigations

Posted 09.01.2012 | New York

By Michael Tracey TAMPA — In order to enter the Republican National Convention, one had to pass through multiple layers of security, which involv...

Jerome Lynch Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Acid In Daughter's Face

Posted 09.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A man hurled acid in his daughter's face in a gruesome attack that sent her into a street screaming for help as her skin peeled and h...

Ronell Wilson, Convicted Of Killing Two NYPD Officers, Remains In Legal Limbo

Posted 09.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Ronell Wilson's arduous legal odyssey began nearly a decade ago when, as young gang member, he was arrested in one of New York City's most...

Man Faints Onto NYC Subway Tracks, Somehow Not Struck By Train

Posted 09.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City authorities say a man fainted and tumbled onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station, yet somehow avoided being...

Michael Grimm's Reliance On Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Comes Back To Haunt Him

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- When he announced his run for congress in the fall of 2009, future U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, then a political novice, sorely needed a rainm...

West Indian-American Day Parade 2012 Dances Through Crown Heights, Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

By DNAinfo Staff CROWN HEIGHTS — Thousands of people clad in feathers, flags and bejeweled bikinis poured into Crown Heights Monday for the 45th ...

9/11 Health Survey Fails To Find True Impact On City Kids

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN — Nearly 11 years after 9/11's cloud of toxic dust descended on Lower Manhattan — enveloping several schools and hundreds of child...

West Indian Day Parade 2012: Two Fatally Stabbed, Two Shot After Brooklyn Festivities (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

Violence erupted in Brooklyn after an otherwise peaceful, jubilant, and colorful West Indian Day Parade Monday. At 6:30PM, a dispute between two m...

Zoe West, Nude Model Arrested In Times Square, Gets $15,000 Settlement From New York City

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A nude model arrested last summer during a body-painting project in Times Square has settled her lawsuit against the city. Lawyer Ron K...

Bronx Heroin Bust: NYPD, Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office Raid Two Lucrative Dope Mills (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

A two-week NYPD investigation led to a raid of two lucrative heroin mills in the Bronx, and resulted in the arrests of 11 people. The two factori...

New York Soda Ban: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Back Bloomberg's Plan

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city's planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet c...

Pennsylvania Avenue In Brooklyn: East New York Residents Talk About The 2012 Election (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

While President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney vie to occupy a certain address on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., those who live on or near a di...

Stolen Motorcycles Vanish From NYPD Auto Crime And Narcotics Division Lot In The Bronx

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor THE BRONX -- Seven luxury motorcycles seized by the NYPD when it smashed a massive int...

Mo Gelber's 'Last Kiss' Photo Captures Mysterious Couple Smooching While In NYPD Custody (PHOTO)

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

Aspiring photojournalist Mo Gelber captured this incredible image outside Manhattan Criminal Court last month and is now desperately trying to identif...

Reynaldo Cuevas Shot And Killed By NYPD After Escaping Armed Robbers At Bronx Bodega

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

By DNAinfo Staff THE BRONX — A worker in a Bronx bodega was shot and killed by police as he escaped an armed robbery in the store, police sources...

Man Beats Dog In Elevator At Harlem's Wagner Houses; NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

New York City cops are looking for a man seen in a surveillance video severely beating a dog inside a Harlem elevator. The incident took place ins...

'Narratively' Launches In NYC: Ambitious New Online Publication Begins, But Still Needs A Little Kickstart (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

"Loud flashes of yellow are all around you in this city—46,000 taxi sedans, vans and S.U.V.’s streaking across the streets of New York," writes Di...

NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man In Springfield Gardens, Queens

Posted 09.08.2012 | New York

An NYPD officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man in Queens Friday afternoon, Police were responding to a call at 165-43 Terrace in Springfield Ga...

World Trade Center Memorial Magnificent, But At A Steep Price

Posted 09.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum still under construction, th...

New York City Tornadoes: City Cleans Up After Two Twisters Rock Brooklyn, Queens

Posted 09.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Damaging storms that spawned tornadoes in New York City, darkened tens of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area and flooded New...

Reynaldo Cuevas Death: Mother Of Slain Bodega Worker Faints At Press Conference

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

By Jess Wisloski, DNAinfo Weekend Editor THE BRONX — Moments after the start of a news conference outside the Bronx District Attorney's office, t...

Alligators, Bearded Dragons Among Wild Animals Seized In Brooklyn Raid (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

CROWN HEIGHTS — Police seized 13 exotic animals, including alligators, bearded dragons, and a tarantula in the raid of a public housing unit Friday,...

'The Land That Time And Money Forgot': NYC Housing Projects Are The Last Of Their Kind

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

By Marc Jacobson Asked if he’d heard of Lloyd Blankfein, the man in the Yankees cap standing by 295 Cozine Avenue in East New York muttered, “W...

World Trade Center Sphere: Sculpture That Survived 9/11 Faces Uncertain Future (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

After the 9/11 attacks, Fritz Koenig's "Sphere for Plaza Fountain" became one of the city's most significant memorials to the nearly 3,000 people who ...

Statue Of Liberty Interior To Re-Open Next Month

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will once again be able to go inside the monument, starting next month. David Luchsinger, superintenden...