Man gets caught between NYC subway train and platform, dies

NEW YORK — A New York City subway rider died Thursday after getting trapped in the space between a train and the platform at a Brooklyn station, a transit official said. The doors of the Q train in Brooklyn had closed when rider Marcus Bryant became trapped between the platform and the train car just … Read more

John Hinckley Jr. NYC Concert Canceled – NBC New York

A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight, the New York City venue that had booked the performance announced. The Market Hotel in Brooklyn cited “very real and worsening threats and hate” in its announcement … Read more

21 monkeypox cases now reported in New York City, surrounding areas

NEW YORK — More cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in New York City and surrounding areas. Twenty-one cases have now been reported, including one in Sullivan County and one in Westchester. The city’s health department says the most recent cases are not linked to travel, which suggests person-to-person transmission is taking place. The disease … Read more

Camp City Harvest Kicks Off Today at Pier 61 in NYC – NBC New York

City Harvest is back with it’s annual tasting event “Summer in the City” this Wednesday — all with the goal of raising money for those who are facing food insecurity. The 18th annual event features some of New York chefs, restaurants, and mixologists including Aquavit, Big Gay Ice Cream, Caffe Panna, COTE Korean Steakhouse, Eitan … Read more

New Yorkers grappling with inflation call for action

Valerie Betton is on the hunt for a discount on clothes. She is an amputee, and has to buy two pairs of shoes each time, because her prosthetics are not the same size. Lately, that is getting harder to do. “It’s crazy expensive. I can’t even eat like I used to,” Betton said. “So I’m … Read more

14 NYC Cases, ‘Greater Risk’ for Some Men in LGBTQ Community – NBC New York

The number of monkeypox cases in New York City continues to tick up, with 14 likely cases now found within the five boroughs, and city officials are telling one group in particular to be on alert. The 14 people have tested positive for orthopoxvirus, the city’s health department said Tuesday. The monkeypox virus belongs to … Read more

NYC recruits homeless to help with new housing plan – CBS New York

NYC recruits homeless to help with new housing planCBS New York Mayor Adams Outlines Blueprint for ‘Housing our Neighbors’ Plan to get New Yorkers Into Safe, High-nyc.gov NYC Mayor Eric Adams outlines blueprint to fix the growing affordable housing crisisWABC-TV Eric Adams’ plan promises to get homeless housed faster, but lacks key detailsnew york post … Read more

New York City Rent Guidelines Board holds meeting with landlords, tenants over looming rent hike

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) — The fates of 2 million people living in rent-stabilized buildings in New York City are about to be determined, depending on how large of a price hike is decided upon. “Raising the rent would only lead to more homelessness on an already vulnerable population,” Hailie Kim said. Kim and her dog … Read more

Dispute over hiring wardens outside of NYC Department of Correction threatens city’s control over Rikers

A dispute over regulatory hurdles that the New York City Department of Correction said would prevent it from making requested reforms to Rikers Island has become a point of contention between the city and the federal monitor threatening a takeover of the jail system. Namely, the hiring of wardens outside the department. The federal monitoring … Read more

NYC crime: Man shot and wounded in apartment building lobby in Long Island City, Queens

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) — Police are investigating, after a man was shot in the lobby of a high-rise apartment building in Queens. It happened just after 12 am Monday on 24th Street in Long Island City. The 25-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition. There was no immediate word … Read more