NYC education panel approves annual estimated schools budget

A contentious school funding plan cleared another hurdle Thursday night when the city’s education panel voted to approve the estimated budget for the Department of Education. More than 70 people stayed up past 11 pm to voice their budget concerns to The Panel for Educational Policy, made up of mostly mayoral appointees. Speakers lamented the … Read more

Gov. Hochul now ‘100%’ supports NYC congestion toll

Gov. Kathy Hochul declared she was “100% ‘in favor of the state’s much-delayed congestion pricing program during Thursday night’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, in a dramatic change from her answer just a week ago. “I support congestion pricing 100%, I’m not sure where the allegation came that I don’t,” Hochul told the moderators of the forum, … Read more

Man peaces on NYC subway tracks, holds up trains

An unsettled man climbed onto the tracks at the Washington Square Park subway stop — delaying trains for about an hour as emergency responders convinced him to climb back up, according to cops and witnesses. The 42-year-old jumped down just after 2:30 pm and was walking between the north and southbound A/C lines at the … Read more

Strangers repeatedly stab teen in NYC subway station: cops

Two strangers repeatedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy inside a Brooklyn subway station over the weekend, cops said Wednesday. The teen was waiting to board a southbound A train at Broadway Junction around 10:20 pm Sunday when the two men approached him, one of them asking, “What are you looking at?” police said. The question sparked … Read more

Video captures NYC parks worker leap into Taekwondo action

Video shows a city parks worker with a black belt in Taekwondo pulling out his best martial-arts moves to fight back against a ruffian in Riverside Park. The NYPD put out the cell-phone video of the confrontation and photos in hopes of finding the puncher. DCPI The attacker had swiped a park solar panel around … Read more

Roddy Ricch busted with firearm, large-capacity ammo mag: NYPD

Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch was busted with a gun – and an extended magazine – at a security checkpoint before he was set to perform at the Governor’s Ball at Citi Field on Saturday night, cops say. The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rodrick Moore, was in a 2020 black Cadillac Escalade with two … Read more

Alleged NYC wife-killer Geraldo Balbuena told his niece he did ‘something bad’: court docs

A Manhattan man accused of fatally stabbing his elderly wife was caught after phoning his daughter and telling her he had done “something bad,” prosecutors said Sunday. Cops arrived at the scene at West 144th Street to find suspect Geraldo Balbuena, 68, holding a “large wood-handled knife” — and his 79-year-old wife’s body lying in … Read more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams booed while marching in Pride parade

Mayor Eric Adams was booed and jeered at a Brooklyn Pride parade Saturday night, as many in the city’s gay community continue to take issue with his appointments of ministers with histories of homophobic remarks. Some parade-goers yelled “f–k you” at the Democrat as he marched through Park Slope amid a steady stream of Bronx … Read more