Tag Archives: Manhattan

Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Driver turns himself in after Manhattan hit-and-run

A 23-year-old Manhattan man accused of running over a woman walking her dog has turned himself in, police said Wednesday. Cops said Edward Heredia surrendered at the 33rd precinct just after midnight as the woman hurt in Friday’s Washington Heights hit-and-run remained in critical condition. Surveillance footage shows Heredia’s dark Chrysler blowing through a red light and turning left into ...

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Food cart vendors attack rival with hammer in Manhattan turf war

This takes the term “food fight” to a whole new level. A trio of ferocious food cart vendors attacked a fellow vendor with a hammer in lower Manhattan Saturday morning as part of a turf war, police said. The victim was setting up shop across from Bloomingdales on Broadway near Broome St. when three other vendors looking to horn in ...

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‘Broadway Bandit’ arrested after robbing seven Manhattan banks

The curtain has fallen on the “Broadway Bandit” — a Manhattan bank robber who believed in encore performances. The FBI says they’ve tracked down the bespectacled bandit who hit seven Manhattan banks over a two-week span this month. A joint FBI-NYPD task force caught the serial stickup man, Jaime Frierson, 47, without incident just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, near 145th ...

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Queens pols to fight push to add tolls on free Manhattan bridges

With a new push to impose congestion pricing growing in Albany, Queens pols on Sunday vowed to fight any tolls on free bridges into Manhattan. Gov. Cuomo has said he wants congestion pricing — which imposes a fee to drive into the most congested parts of Manhattan — to raise cash for the problem-plagued MTA, though he hasn’t revealed any ...

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Little relief for cab drivers who need to pee in Manhattan

It’s mellow to be yellow if you’re a taxi driver looking for a place to park near a public bathroom. But relief is much harder to find for the more than 80,000 independent drivers who flood the city on a daily basis. Across traffic-clogged Manhattan, there are 19 relief stands set aside solely for medallion-carrying yellow taxi cabs. They’re situated ...

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Manhattan restaurant customer called 'Ching Chong' on receipt 

Um, that’s not her name. A Manhattan restaurant has issued an apology after a customer was called “Ching Chong” on a takeout receipt, according to NBC New York. In a public statement, Cornerstone Café’s manager confirmed that the server who wrote up the deplorable ticket would be fired. The restaurant employee, identified only as Rocco, called the act “unjustified.” “This ...

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Cops stop men from jumping off Manhattan, Triborough bridges

Cops and firefighters saved two men who threatened to jump from the Triborough and Manhattan bridges Thursday. At about 4:50 a.m. Probationary Firefighters Richard Vergara, 34, of Long Island, and Raunedys Pena, 29, of Queens, were heading to the NYPD Academy in separate cars when they spotted a man climbing the wall of the Triborough to jump. “I was on ...

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SEE IT: Man walks through Manhattan subway tunnel, sparks delays

The Summer of Hell has brought the Summer of the Zombie! A shambling, apparently oblivious man wandering through a Greenwich Village subway tunnel wreaked havoc on thousands of morning rush hour commutes Thursday. An uptown 3 train operator was forced to slam on the brakes when the man, dressed in white, was spotted walking along the roadbed between the Christopher ...

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Manhattan assemblyman vying to fill Sen. Daniel Squadron’s seat

ALBANY — Just hours after state Sen. Daniel Squadron announced in the Daily News Wednesday that he is resigning his seat, a Manhattan assemblyman said he would seek to replace him. Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) issued a statement that he wants to be the Democratic candidate to fill Squadron’s seat in a special election in November. Though considered the favorite ...

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