Twenty six bills, a record, were passed in the City Council's final session of the year on Thursday. Friday's headlines, though, were always going to be about just two -- the first proposing a ban on e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces, the second a ban on plastic foam containers. Among the 24 le ... More >>
The NYPD released a spiffy new interactive crime map on Sunday. Enter an address, any address, and the map will tell you the precise location and nature of every crime that has occurred in the surrounding area as far back as January 2012. You can filter by type of crime to identify the neighborhoods ... More >>
If you ask him point-blank, former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will tell you -- as he's told reporter after reporter in the last few weeks -- that he has not yet been asked back to his old job by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. But he certainly seems to be preparing himself for the ca ... More >>
Alison Bechdel's Fun House musical
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In praise of a knucklehead
A former NYPD detective -- whose BAC was more than three times the legal limit when he plowed into a Bronx grandmother with a cop car -- was convicted of manslaughter yesterday.Former Detective Kevin Spellman, however, beat the rap on the most serious charges against him (aggravated vehicular homici ... More >>
A Vogue star tells her story
No, not for trying to play Liz Taylor. For a NYC driving incident where she allegedly clipped a pedestrian's knee, then left the scene of the accident (though one of her passengers did nicely check the car for damages, if not the pedestrian).
I've been to a gym all of three times in my entire life--all in the previous century--unless you count various parties that have been held there, in which case I've been to a gym 10 times. And as such an incredibly avid workout creature, I happen to know the rules of how to cruise at the gym and ge ... More >>
In January, 12-year-old Dashane Santana was struck and killed by a car as she crossed Delancey, at Clinton Street. Santana was not the first pedestrian to perish on the busy road: Other walkers and many cyclists have died on Delancey. At the intersection of Delancey and Essex, for example, Transpo ... More >>
Andrew Bird is in the house tonight (at Beacon Theatre)
Turns out, there's a lot of cash in pretending to get hit by a car in New York City. Unfortunately, it's also illegal -- just ask the 16 Brooklyn residents arrested today for their alleged involvement in an insurance scam that consisted staging car wrecks and, in some cases, pretending to get hit ... More >>
The NYPD hands out plenty of traffic tickets
This week has brought a wave of PR-department-approved good news to New York City residents. We have less crime! We are healthier! We might just live...forever! And...we're better at driving and/or walking, apparently. Mayor Bloomberg along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Department of ... More >>
On Journal Square's main drag in Jersey City, the prominent legal offices of Anise & Anise. After a voluminous meal of dosas, iddlies, and other South Indian brunch items in Jersey City, and groggy from so much food, a friend an I stumbled on the law offices of Anise & Anise. Pretty funny ... More >>
According to police, a 30-year-old man was struck and killed by a truck on Meserole Street and Morgan Avenue last night around midnight. Cops have determined that the man was biking alongside a flatbed truck that made a right turn; as the truck turned, it hit the biker. His identity hasn't be ... More >>
viaHere's a warning sounded by the Daily News today: The intersection of Essex and Delancey street is pretty much the worst place in the city to walk or drive a car or get in a taxi or do anything. Just, like, try not to go there, okay? It's scary. It's where Satan would be like, "Hey, this i ... More >>
FacebookRay Deter, the owner of East Village and Williamsburg bars d.b.a., was hit by a car on Canal Street yesterday evening. Deter, who was not wearing a helmet, was turning onto West Broadway at the time of the accident and is now in critical condition. His wife told the Daily News that do ... More >>
Films about your favorite recreational activity. No, the other one.
Iconic wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman "Macho Man" Randy Savage died this morning in a car accident after suffering a heart attack, TMZ is reporting via Savage's brother. May he rest in peace. (Don't panic.)
Julie Shapiro/DNAInfoWell, this certainly puts last Friday's food truck scuffles into perspective: earlier this afternoon a propane tank on the Frites n Meats truck exploded after the truck collided with another vehicle. Two people on the truck were burned; fortunately, their injuries do not ... More >>
A 15th person has died from injuries sustained during this weekend's horrifying bus crash in the Bronx, in which the bus was cut in half by a pole it skidded into. Ophadell Williams, the bus driver, had told officers that the bus had been clipped by a tractor trailer, causing the skid, but ac ... More >>
The Health Department and the Department of Transportation have released some new research to remind you to pay attention to what you're doing whether you're walking or driving, even if you have the light. Because you still don't want to kill someone, or be killed. Do you? The good news: New ... More >>
Via New York Times City Room writer J. David Goodman's Twitter feed comes a .gif video of a Chinese cyclist almost getting pulverized by a car crash.
And remorse over her deadly car accident when she was 17! In her new memoir, ex First Lady Laura Bush reveals that she urged Dubya not to make gay marriage a significant issue because, like, they know some gays!
ABC NewsPolice in Brooklyn are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident which injured two young women crossing Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights at 4:30 this morning. Investigators say the green Acura, its windshield caved in and side mirror missing, was later found abandoned two ... More >>
"Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident" said the official statement on the golfer's website the other day. But as speculation, gossip, and innuendo grew like wildfire once word of this mishap got out, the accident became less and less minor and more and more image threatening.
Prosecutors released a timeline of events following the arrest of detective Kevin C. Spellman after he allegedly struck and killed Drana Nikac with his Chevrolet Malibu in Kingsbridge Heights on Friday. He wasn't, it turns out, tested for alcohol for over five hours. The criminal complaint a ... More >>
About 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Carmen Huertas was driving seven girls to a slumber party at her home when she lost control of the car at West 96th Street, crashed into a guardrail and a tree, and flipped the vehicle. Everyone was hurt -- some of the passangers have broken bones, for which they ... More >>
Livery car driver Mohamed Elnahal was driving his wife, Mervat Saad Ibrahim, and a friend, Nabila Ahmed, early Saturday morning on Staten Island when a Mercedes ran a red light at the corner of Cebra Avenue and Victory Boulevard and hit them broadside. Elnahal and Ibrahim were killed; Ahmed is in s ... More >>
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