A baby boy was saved by an unknown good Samaritan Tuesday afternoon after his stroller rolled off a subway platform and onto the tracks, officials said.
The mystery hero sprung into action after the one-year-old suddenly tumbled onto the tracks at the Van Siclen Ave. J/Z station at around 12:45 p.m., police and fire officials said yesterday. It was unclear who was accompanying the baby at... » more
A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by president Abraham Lincoln went on the auction block Tuesday.
The 1863 legal document that declared all slaves in Confederate states free was sold for $2.1 million at the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries.
Out of the 48 copies signed by Lincoln, only 26 are still intact, according to the auction house.... » more
New York's next big tourist attraction may be in the unlikeliest of places: Staten Island.
The city is reportedly in talks to build the world's largest Ferris wheel -- at a towering 600 feet tall -- just outside the terminal in the St. George section of Staten Island, a move that could capitalize on the 2 million tourists who ride the ferry every year.
The talks, first reported by the... » more
A construction worker was impaled by a steel rod yesterday at the World Trade Center site, officials said.
The 37-year-old man, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was working on 4 World Trade Center when he lost his footing and fell about five or six feet onto a steel rebar that punctured his side, according to the FDNY.
The worker, whose name was not released, was rushed to Bellevue... » more
By the time you read this, alleged "UES madam" Anna Gristina, 44, may have returned to her husband, her potbellied pigs and her children in Monticello.
The Scottish-born blonde and thrice-married mother of four accused of running an expensive Upper East Side brothel has made her $250,000 bail after 19 weeks at Rikers Island, her bail bondsman Ira Judelson, told the Daily News.
Judelson,... » more
Police arrested and charged the man who they say opened fire on an off-duty cop.
Joseph Baez, 21, was arrested at Bronx Lebanon Hospital late Monday and is set to be arraigned on various charges in connection with Sunday's shooting of Officer Nelson Vergara, according to the Bronx DA's office.
Vergara, 36, returned to his University Heights home after work that day when he encountered... » more
Rapper 50 Cent was briefly hospitalized early Tuesday morning after being involved in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway, his publicist said.
The hip-hop star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was the passenger in a bulletproof SUV when a large truck hit the back of the vehicle about 11:20 p.m. Monday, according to emergency officials and a post on Jackson's website, ThisIs50.com.
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Anyone who's been paying attention to movies over the past decade knows that Michelle Williams has transitioned from "Dawson's Creek" star into a top actress.
The three-time Oscar nominee gives another top-notch performance in the new movie "Take This Waltz," in which she plays Margot, a writer who develops intense feelings for her mysterious neighbor Daniel (Luke Kirby),... » more
The FBI rounded up Tuesday two-dozen reputed hackers who allegedly stole millions of dollars from hacked credit card accounts.
The two-year investigation, in which FBI agents posed as hackers on Internet forums, prevented more than $205 million in losses on over 411,000 compromised consumer credit and debit cards, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said.
The FBI operation centered around a... » more
A Central Park worker was sentenced Tuesday for grabbing a female co-worker's rear end while exposing himself last year.
Despite pleas from the crying victim to give Vernon Gowdy the maximum one-year sentence for his forcible touching and exposure convictions, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Anthony Ferrera punished Gowdy with four months in prison, according to the Manhattan DA's office.
Gowdy,... » more