Looks like the ludicrously titled production Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has had another ludicrously gruesome onstage accident. NY1 reports that an actor got his leg caught in some sort of elevator contraption, crushing it, causing the audience the be evacuated and the show to be cancelled.
One more hate crime and New York City will earn its "Hate Crimes" merit badge. NY1 is reporting that yet another anti-gay bias crime has gone down in Koreatown. The man allegedly verbally attacked one of the victims before kicking one of them in the shoulder. After the assault the man took off dow ... More >>
Yesterday around 2 p.m., Brandon Lincoln Woodard, a 31-year-old black male visiting the city from Los Angeles, was walking on 58th Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. He was just a block away from Columbus Circle. What he didn't know was that a man, seen in a dark, hooded coat and khak ... More >>
Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church o ... More >>
Entering the subway through an exit gate: illegal. Entering the subway through an exit gate in possession of a controlled substance and a loaded gun: very illegal. That's is how cops arrested Travis Marks of Virginia Friday evening at the Times Square subway station, NY1 reported. Police told Runnin ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke Saturday, who he called a "slut" for testifying in favor of contraception coverage. "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," he said in a statement. "I sincerely apologize to M ... More >>
At least 31 are dead across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama after tornado storms ravaged the Midwest and South, essentially destroying towns. Today, the rescue effort continued, as parts of the South remained on tornado watch. "It's just nuts right here," National Weather Service meteorologist ... More >>
A 57-year-old was found by police in his Chelsea apartment at 212 West 22nd last night unconscious and unresponsive NY1 reported that his hands were was tied to a bed, and were also bound by duct tape along with his feet and mouth. A towel was over his head. DCPI told Runnin' Scared that the police ... More >>
Data rating 18,000 New York City teachers was released Friday, but not without strong caveats as both teachers and education leaders warned of flaws. Teachers are evaluated based on how much value they add as evidenced by change in student performance on standardized tests relative to measurement o ... More >>
A lot of news this morning about our favorite thing to love, hate and love-hate: the subway system. So, what's new below ground? Oh, just your usual multitudes of people, crime and service issues. We'll rattle off some of the specifics. First up, MTA stats are showing that 2012 has been a boon for b ... More >>
As we noted last night, singer Whitney Houston died yesterday at the age of 48. She was found dead of unknown causes in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told the Associated Press that "there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent." The death of t ... More >>
Bronx residents rallied last night to protest the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old that was shot and killed by a police officer Thursday in the bathroom of his own apartment. According to the New York Times, the officer that killed Graham has been "stripped of his gun and badg ... More >>
David Shankbone/WikipediaOn February 5, Madonna will be the half-time entertainment at the Super Bowl, doing the impossible by turning a sports game into a Gay Olympics event. Her guest star will supposedly be Cee Lo Green and Madge will probably also be joined by her recording costars Nicki ... More >>
More on the Kelly family's various travails this morning. First, NY1 reports that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday he does not have any plans to resign over his involvement in the anti-Muslim film The Third Jihad. "I don't think there was any ill intent here, but it should not have been sho ... More >>
Last night the Empire State Building was lit up in red and yellow, to the sports ignorant, that fact would seem not that big of a deal. But for Giants fans something in that color scheme was awry: red and gold are the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, the team that the Giants will play for the Nati ... More >>
viaA tweet from around 2:30 p.m. today.A day after a billboard came down on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in high winds between Meeker and Metropolitan Avenues, there are lingering questions about the structure.
Surveillance video and a police sketch of the suspect in the Queens firebomb attacks that took place Sunday night have been released, and police are reportedly now questioning a person of interest. The attacks involved Molotov cocktails made from Starbucks bottles; they struck the Imam Al-Khoei Foun ... More >>
CBS 2The SUV that caused the accident. A 13-year-old girl was killed in Brooklyn last night when a stabbed man ran her over on the street. Kirra Goddard was struck by 44-year-old Sean Lewis' SUV when it overturned on Pacific Street in Ocean Hill; she was pronounced dead on the scene. Lewis crashe ... More >>
From the Verrazano Bridge comes a story of heartbreak, hope, and cuteness: a 5-week-old kitten was thrown from a moving car on that bridge Saturday, and has lived to tell, or rather, meow, the tale. An Animal Care & Control officer saw the kitten-throwing take place. He then went to work on t ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanIs the East Village ready for yet another big, shiny building? Well, it's getting one at 51 Astor Place. A 183-foot-tall office building with space for retail designed by Fumihiko Maki will inhabit the plot, which used to house the Cooper Union engineering department. The 17-m ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be in New York City on Thursday to visit Ground Zero, where Osama Bin Laden's September 11 attack brought down the World Trade Center towers almost ten years ago. Though no schedule for the trip has been announced, New York 1 confirms that Obama will meet with fami ... More >>
Doctors say Gabrielle Giffords can now stand on her own and walk a little bit, and is working on her gait. Her left side is fine, but she's only been able to use her right side on a limited basis. According to the Arizona Republic, Giffords is still struggling with longer sentences, mostly st ... More >>
Cathie Black, the highly unpopular New York City schools chancellor, who just lost her fourth deputy, will be replaced by Dennis Walcott after just about 100 days in office, NY1 is reporting. More info as it comes!
Since being named New York City schools chancellor 100 days ago, Cathie Black has not had an easy go of it. Her appointment was delayed by naysayers, getting the whole thing off to a bad start, but it was only made worse when she actually took over, making insensitive jokes about birth contro ... More >>
• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1] • Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>
Happy Valentine's Day Poll! According to a new NY1/Marist survey of 657 New York City adults, the "most romantic" borough was declared as Manhattan by 64 percent of city residents. Brooklyn came in second, followed by Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Brooklyners, as to be expected, were ... More >>
Will it snow? Will it snow-pocalypse? As we wait and see what really happens (the Weather Channel says that will be at about 7 p.m., though Mayor Bloomberg has already declared a "weather emergency" for NYC), we're right here to tell you what we know. Which is this:
Tompkins Square Park, through the snow.Is there a name for this thing yet? Snowmaggedon? Thundersnow? Blizza-palooza? That day people were trapped outside of New York City, while those (okay, one or two) inside it actually skied to work? And the rest of us hunkered down and tried not to have ... More >>
• Rep. Charles Rangel will finally get his punishment: The House is expected to vote on his censure for 11 ethics violations today. Although the octogenarian Congressman has been lobbying for a reprimand instead of the harsher censure, it seems unlikely that that will happen. [NBC NY]
A well-known East Village tattoo artist, who once operated the first legal public tattoo parlor in New York, was arraigned yesterday on more than 100 counts of weapons charges, NY1 reports. 57-year-old Jonathan Shaw -- who's famously inked celebs like Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Naomi Campbe ... More >>
Al Sharpton filled ten minutes of NY1 air time last week refusing to endorse Andrew Cuomo, seemingly untroubled by Carl Paladino's bizarre e-mails. Instead, he heaped praise on Councilman Charles Barron, who is running against Cuomo for governor on the Freedom Party ballot line (it's free o ... More >>
via New York PostA residential fire last night at 1123 Avenue P in Midwood, Brooklyn, killed the 8-year-old son of a Brooklyn rabbi; NY1 reports the boy's name as Avigdor Krasny. The rabbi's five other children, who range in age from 1 to 10, are in Staten Island North Hospital. The 1-year-ol ... More >>
Here's how New Yorkers are starting their week: with a huge fire on Metro North at Harlem River Drive and Park Avenue. Via the Wall Street Journal: "Metro-North identified it as the 138th Street lift bridge on the Harlem River. Train service was suspended at 11:45 a.m." Someone must've had an ... More >>
Blockquotes! Those magical parts of blog posts bloggers use to fill space with information they're too laze to re-purpose themselves: they happen. And sometimes, when bloggers like this one throw a paragraph in blockquotes, they're too blithe to notice the intensely "WTF" part of them they mi ... More >>
Byblos restaurant and the Frontier Coffee Shop were gutted by a five-alarm fire that started at 12:30 a.m., NY1 reports.
Manhattan's Pier 97, located at West 57th St. and 12th Ave., lit up on Saturday afternoon, according to NBC News. Though no injuries were initially reported, the three-alarm fire was being battled by 138 firefighters and a Marine 6 fire boat from the river. NBC New York has a live-feed, bec ... More >>
Bedbugs have reportedly now encroached upon Google's offices in Chelsea and -- isn't it ironic -- New York City's own 311 offices, right where you're supposed to call if you think you have a bedbug infestation. Meta. Per NY1, the call center in Lower Manhattan was fumigated Tuesday night after a ... More >>
GettyIt's all Eataly all the time this week--yesterday, we showed you the line of people waiting to get in to Mario Batali's new mega Italian market and food court, and it turns out that everyone and their mother really was there. Micheal Bloomberg made an appearance, and ate some pizza, as h ... More >>
No way are you gonna solve this sudoku.A Finnish man has created the toughest sudoku ever, which he says "will normally take days to solve by logic." If you're currently feeling lazy and hungover, just click the link on the Post article that says, "CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ANSWERS." [NYP]
The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]
Some people are just not lucky. Not at all. Which is perhaps why they're on the way to Atlantic City -- quite possibly one of the most desolate, soul-sucking places on the planet, regardless of whether you're frequenting one of the fancy new casinos or loitering outside the "We Buy Gold" plac ... More >>
• President Obama will wrap up his stay in the Gulf today after visiting Florida. Tonight he will address the nation from the Oval Office to reassure us that the Gulf "will return to normal" and that BP will pay. Tomorrow, he'll meet with BP. [ABC News]
Over the last year or two, we've seen the price of a single ride Metrocard go from $2 to $2.25, and the service on all the places we use that Metrocard to get us go down and thin out. So how're we supposed to react when we hear that MTA salaries are up, and that LIRR conductors are making $10 ... More >>
Via NY1. Click to enlarge.Joe Biden dropped by the Brooklyn Bridge today to tell Manhattanites -- yes, they did it from the Manhattan side --what a big (fucking) deal it is that the federal government shelled out $30M from the Economic Recovery Act to help repair the Brooklyn Bridge, a projec ... More >>
New Yorkers are passionate about NY1. And now they can be even more passionate about NY1.
Thirsty, New York City? Why wait? Well, now you have a reason. The water coming out of your tap just got a little bit more expensive.
A rash of stabbings have been reported around town: NY1 says Christopher Batres, 17, was stabbed by a fellow student at Newtown High School in Flushing this morning -- one Brian Goody, 16, is suspected -- and at the High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights, a 16-year-ol ... More >>
City arranges new multimillion-dollar financing for Fulani's crew
Symbol and substance at One Police Plaza