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Electrocuted Outside Stadium, Yankees Fan Plans Lawsuit | JAMIE SCHRAM, TODD VENEZIA and DOUGLAS MONTERO | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

A Brooklyn woman says she got the shock of her life at Yankee Stadium when she stepped on a metal plate and was jolted by so much electricity, she had...

FBI To Join Search For Serial Killer Victims

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

YAPHANK, N.Y. -- The FBI will supply high-tech surveillance aircraft to authorities investigating a possible serial killer on New York's Long Island l...

WATCH: Lightning Strikes The Empire State Building

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

Well, at least it wasn't a blizzard! New York got its first severe thunderstorm of the season last night complete with high winds and driving rain...

WATCH: Hell's Angels Hanging Out In 1970's New York

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

More footage available today of a lost, grimy 1970's New York as The NYC Blog alerts us to an abridged, New York-centric version of the documentary "H...

After 16 Yrs In Prison, Wrongfully Convicted Man Wins $6.5M Settlement

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement. Jeffrey Deskovic was released from p...

Astoria Characters: The Born Baker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rosario Notaro, a compact man with big milk chocolate eyes and the energy of a youngster, doesn't like cookies and cakes; perhaps it's because he's been baking them nearly all of his 74 years.

NASA Announces Shuttle Enterprise Coming To NYC

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's three remaining space shuttles will go to Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington when the program ends thi...

NYC Rent Regulation Tug-Of-War Starts In Albany

Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

The New York State Assembly passed a bill Monday that would extend rent regulation laws set to expire on June 15th, reports Curbed NY. The laws restri...

Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata Rape Case: Police Officers Accused Of Making 'Cover Up' Call (AUDIO)

Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

One of two cops accused in an East Village rape case made a phone call so he and a fellow officer could spend more time with the victim, according to ...

The Top 10 Most Sought-After High Schools In NYC

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

Deadlines have long passed for applicants seeking a slot into one of NYC's public high schools. In the complicated high school admissions process t...

Record Number Of Homeless Stayed At New York Shelters

Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

A record number of people slept in New York's homeless shelters last year, according to a new report from the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeles...

Long Island Serial Killer UPDATE: Bones Found At Jones Beach

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

UPDATE: (AP) – Police have found what they suspect are human remains in two locations near a New York beach, bringing to 10 the number of potential ...

NJ Senator: Why Should Students Pay For Snooki?

AP | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.08.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. -- One New Jersey lawmaker doesn't think reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is worth the $32,000 she was paid to dish her GTL &ndas...

Times Square Bombeing Case Reaches Deal

AP | Posted 06.08.2011 | New York

BOSTON -- A Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing has agreed to a deal with prosecutor...

Twitter Weighs In On The Cathie Black Resignation

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

Cathie Black, we hardly knew you. After just three months in office, the magazine executive turned New York City school chancellor has tendered her...

Mets: I'm Worried About Mike Pelfrey

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

It is understood that the Mets are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to pitching, but I'm very surprised and disappointed the way in which our ace has begun his season.

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.

Mets: Off to a Great Start

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

Even the most pessimistic of Met fans have to be encouraged by the way the team played over the weekend and at least minimally hopeful.

Tribeca Meetup Tonight: Writers Share Divorce Stories

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Email the Author | April 4, 2011 | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York

For those in the throes of divorce, it might feel like it would take hours to explain what went wrong. But for some, 140 characters is enough. D...

George Warner

Hundreds Rally For Higher Wages On Anniversary Of King's Death | George Warner | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of New Yorkers rallied on the 43rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Monday night, calling for the passage o...

Teacher Released From Rikers On $100K Bail After Machine Gun Threat

Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

Sabrina Milo was released from Riker's Island last night after meeting $100,000 dollars bail, WABC reports. Milo, an art teacher at Ft. Hamilton Hig...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Joins LCD Soundsystem On Stage At Final Show

Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

Well, it's all over. After they put on 4 extra goodbye shows at Terminal 5, LCD Soundsystem played their final farewell at Madison Square Garden Sat...

Activists Protest Prospect Park Goose Gassing

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Kristen v. Brown | Email the Author | April 3, 2011 | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

As Brooklynites arrived at Prospect Park dressed in their best to honor the legacy of former Prospect Park Alliance President Tupper Thomas, a handful...

City, Craiglist Release "NYC's Worst Landlords Watchlist"

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

(AP) NEW YORK -- Renters in New York City now have a leg up on lousy landlords as they peruse available apartments and houses on Craigslist. "NYC's...

Woman Found Having Sex In Room Where Dead Body Was Stuffed In Closet, Speaks Out | Posted 06.01.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The woman who was found having sex in an East Harlem apartment where a dead body lay stuffed in a closet spoke out Thursday to the New Yo...