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  • Faithful flock to Bronx church for its grotto water

    Faithful flock to Bronx church for its grotto water

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:43:31 GMT
    While a thousand people streamed into a courtyard at St. Lucy Parish in the Bronx to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ, next door a steady trickle of believers quietly collected water from that church's grotto, taking the liquid home to heal, cure, and bless.
    While a thousand people streamed into a courtyard at St. Lucy Parish in the Bronx to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ, next door a steady trickle of believers quietly collected water from that church's grotto, taking the liquid home to heal, cure, and bless.
  • Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:34:50 GMT
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:30:41 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
  • MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:09:38 GMT
    Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
    Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
  • Memo urges cops to use discretion for jaywalking summonses

    Memo urges cops to use discretion for jaywalking summonses

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:57:48 GMT
    A memo from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton instructs police officers to use discretion when ticketing elderly and disabled pedestrians for jaywalking. This comes after an 84-year-old jaywalker was injured during his arrest on the Upper West Side in January. The memo which was was dated April 15 reads:  "Use discretion when elderly or handicapped persons are observed jaywalking.... If pedestrian actions are not causing a safety risk... warn and admonish the violator instead."
    A memo from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton instructs police officers to use discretion when ticketing elderly and disabled pedestrians for jaywalking. This comes after an 84-year-old jaywalker was injured during his arrest on the Upper West Side in January. The memo which was was dated April 15 reads in part:  "Use discretion when elderly or handicapped persons are observed jaywalking.... If pedestrian actions are not causing a safety risk... warn and admonish the violator instead."
  • Court extends NYPD officer's weapons case in India

    Court extends NYPD officer's weapons case in India

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:57:01 GMT
    An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved.
    An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved.
  • Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:38:32 GMT
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:05:28 GMT
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.
  • NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:14:53 GMT
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
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    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
  • NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:36:21 GMT
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
  • Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:01:31 GMT
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    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
  • Mayor de Blasio is late. A lot. Does it matter?

    Mayor de Blasio is late. A lot. Does it matter?

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-11 12:42:26 GMT
    We have no statistic to show you how often Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives late or how late he arrives. His tardiness probably bothers journalists on deadline a lot more than the average New Yorker. After all, if a news conference, starts 15, 20, 45 minutes late how much does that really impact the fate of the city? But a hundred days in we can say it seems like the mayor is late a lot.
    We have no statistic to show you how often Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives late or how late he arrives. His tardiness probably bothers journalists on deadline a lot more than the average New Yorker. After all, if a news conference, starts 15, 20, 45 minutes late how much does that really impact the fate of the city? But a hundred days in we can say it seems like the mayor is late a lot.
  • Mayor de Blasio: 100 days

    Mayor de Blasio: 100 days

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:01:11 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history. De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of the nation's largest city in a generation, delivered his address Thursday at Manhattan's Cooper Union, the same site where Abraham Lincoln gave an 1860 speech.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history. De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of the nation's largest city in a generation, delivered his address Thursday at Manhattan's Cooper Union, the same site where Abraham Lincoln gave an 1860 speech.
  • Joel, Victoria Osteen returning to Yankee Stadium

    Joel, Victoria Osteen returning to Yankee Stadium

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:42:45 GMT
    'America's Night of Hope' hosted by ministers Joel and Victoria Osteen is set for June 7 at Yankee Stadium. It will be the second time around at the new stadium in the Bronx for the wildly popular author and megachurch pastor. The Osteens' motivational worship gathering in 2009 was the first non-sporting event at the Stadium. "It’s 2.5 hours of trying to share our message of hope," said Osteen.
    'America's Night of Hope' hosted by ministers Joel and Victoria Osteen is set for June 7 at Yankee Stadium. It will be the second time around at the new stadium in the Bronx for the wildly popular author and megachurch pastor. The Osteens' motivational worship gathering in 2009 was the first non-sporting event at the Stadium. "It’s 2.5 hours of trying to share our message of hope," said Osteen.
  • Health inspectors to wear Google Glass?

    Health inspectors to wear Google Glass?

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:35:06 GMT
    Some New York City food inspectors might be wearing Google Glass during restaurant visits under a new City Council proposal.  A yearlong pilot program would require 10 percent of the 160 city health inspectors to wear video devices.
    Some New York City food inspectors might be wearing Google Glass during restaurant visits under a new City Council proposal.  A yearlong pilot program would require 10 percent of the 160 city health inspectors to wear video devices.
  • NYC considering identity card program

    NYC considering identity card program

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:15:59 GMT
    Some New York City lawmakers are introducing a bill that would provide city residents with municipal identification cards.  City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca and Council Member Daniel Dromm are behind the legislation.
    Some New York City lawmakers are introducing a bill that would provide city residents with municipal identification cards.  City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca and Council Member Daniel Dromm are behind the legislation.

  • De Blasio has victories, missteps in 1st 100 days

    De Blasio has victories, missteps in 1st 100 days

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:23:40 GMT
    New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation has been in office nearly 100 days, and so far, Bill de Blasio's term has been marked by victories on campaign promises and a series of setbacks. Most of his energy was devoted to a single issue, his pledge to create universal pre kindergarten and fund it with a tax on wealthy residents. The tax died in Albany but de Blasio ended up securing the money needed to launch the program.
    New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation has been in office nearly 100 days, and so far, Bill de Blasio's term has been marked by victories on campaign promises and a series of setbacks. Most of his energy was devoted to a single issue, his pledge to create universal pre kindergarten and fund it with a tax on wealthy residents. The tax died in Albany but de Blasio ended up securing the money needed to launch the program.
  • NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

    NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:33:44 GMT
    Speaking from the Police Academy's C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires. "We have determined the department does not have and has not had any policy specific to this policy of going into buildings and utilization of elevators," Bratton said.
    Speaking from the Police Academy's C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires. "We have determined the department does not have and has not had any policy specific to this policy of going into buildings and utilization of elevators," Bratton said.
  • Sex, relationships, and the weather

    Let the spring sun thaw out your frozen love life

    Let the spring sun thaw out your frozen love life

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:24:39 GMT
    It's time to let go of the long, cold winter that's gripped the tri-state New York area. Snow storms, brutal wind chills, and numerous uninvited visits from the polar vortex really shoved people indoors and sometimes into the warm arms of others.
    We found New Yorkers who agree that the frigid weather put a chill on their dating life.
    It's time to let go of the long, cold winter that's gripped the tri-state New York area. Snow storms, brutal wind chills, and numerous uninvited visits from the polar vortex really shoved people indoors and sometimes into the warm arms of others.
    We found New Yorkers who agree that the frigid weather put a chill on their dating life.
  • 'Sharknado 2' to take bite out of NYC this summer

    'Sharknado 2' to take bite out of NYC this summer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:41:26 GMT
    Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" takes a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers. They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton.
    Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" takes a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers. They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton.
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