Severe thunderstorm, hail and potential tornado hits NYC

New York 11/14/21, 17:02

A dangerous storm swept across New York City on Nov. 13. Quarter-sized hail, winds and a possible tornado were reported across the Big Apple's five boroughs. A fast-moving storm cell brought high winds and knocked down trees in Lynbrook, Long Island. Heavy rain, hail, and powerful winds reached as far as New ...

Long Island man leaves after missing mortgage repayments for 23 years

New York 11/14/21, 16:45

A persistent squatter who delayed repaying his mortgage for decades finally vacated the premises on Nov. 12. Nassau County Sheriff's Office forced its way into the repossessed Long Island home and changed the locks. Deputies hired removalists who spent 3.5 hours clearing out previous owner Guramrit Hanspal's belongings. Hanspal bought the three-bedroom, ...

Victory for Trump: Former President Wins Two Major Legal Battles

New York 11/13/21, 17:58

Former President Donald Trump won two major legal victories on Friday, Nov. 12. One was due to Summer Zervas, one of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, dropping her defamation claim after the former president denied wrongdoing, according to Fox News. Summer Zervas, a former contestant on "The ...

Trump outraged at 13 Republicans who voted for ‘infrastructure’ bill

New York 11/10/21, 15:58

A controversial infrastructure bill would not have passed without support from GOP representatives, a previous president said on Nov. 8. Donald Trump used his speech to the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner to strongly criticize 13 party members who supported the $1.2 trillion package. The following Republican representatives supported the Democrat-led ...

Woman shot after two rival tow truck workers fight to take her car

New York 11/09/21, 20:08

A woman became an unexpected victim of a gunfight between two rival tow truck companies while she was waiting for the police’s arrival in Queens after her parked car experienced a severe slam. On Saturday night, Nov. 7, Susy Delgado, 48, dialed 911 after her parked car at Sutter Ave. and 77th ...

Supreme Court mulls overturning New York gun carry limits

New York 11/03/21, 17:01

America's highest court began deciding whether to strike down New York's gun permit law on Nov. 3. The U.S. Supreme Court heard different arguments about whether the Empire State's prohibition on carrying concealed firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. The regulation, which took effect in 1913, requires gun owners to apply ...

Drug Boss Alpo Martinez assassinated in New York

New York 11/01/21, 04:12

Notorious drug lord Alberto “Alpo” Martinez was fatally shot in Harlem, Upper Manhattan, New York City on Sunday, Oct. 31. The drug kingpin was gunned down at around  3:30 a.m. while he was in his 2017 Dodge Ram at 147th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, the New York Post reported authorities ...

Andrew Cuomo charged for allegedly groping a female aide

New York 10/29/21, 02:52

Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D) was charged on Thursday, Oct. 28, over a sexual misconduct complaint.  Cuomo was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime of forcible touching following a criminal complaint filed in Albany City Court, NBC New York reported. The criminal complaint alleges Cuomo "did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, ...

New York City’s safest area is this small slice of Queens

New York 10/27/21, 04:34

Floods, fires, poxes, and vermin appear to be popular right now for many residents of New York City. As a result, buyers and renters are increasingly concerned about their safety when it comes time to move. “Home has never been more important, and we’re seeing safety ranking as one of the ...

Dealers openly sell marijuana in busy NYC park

New York 10/26/21, 15:27

Drug traffickers reportedly sold illegal cannabis at a bustling Manhattan park, even though sales will remain illegal for months. The New York Post published several photos of tables filled with pre-rolled joints and pot jars at Washington Square Park on Oct. 24. The encompassing Greenwich Village was full of visitors, locals, ...

First porcine kidney transplant for woman raises serious ethical concerns

New York 10/20/21, 18:45

In September, a brain-dead woman received a kidney transplant from a genetically altered pig in a procedure that surgeons at a New York City hospital described as "successful." However, this practice, which many in the scientific and medical community describe as "innovative," raises serious ethical concerns.   According to Reuters, the modified ...