Authorities shut down a rave at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night after several concertgoers became sick and passed out at the event, police and witnesses said.
The Haunted Coliseum, a Halloween-themed dance and electronica concert that drew hundreds of partyers, was closed by fire officials around 11:15 p.m. Several concertgoers were taken to a hospital after they vomited... » more
With Hurricane Sandy set to bear down on on the area Sunday, New Yorkers should make sure to have the following items in their homes:
Water. Buy distilled water. Water-purification tablets also can be purchased from camping supply stores. A bottle of 50 iodine-based tablets runs about $6. Two tablets usually purify a quart of water.
Ice. Keep store-bought bags in your freezer and... » more
Public transit will be shut down Sunday night as the area braces for the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a news conference on Sunday that the city subway system will begin its shut-down at 7 p.m. on Sunday in advance of the storm. City buses will stop at 9 p.m. Sunday.
"This is nothing to play with," Cuomo said.... » more
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New York, here is a list of essential links for New York City:
American Red Cross: Offers information on preparations before, during and after the storm. http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
MTA: Information on subway and bus service. http://alert.mta.info/
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A mother returning to her Upper West Side apartment Thursday evening found two of her children stabbed to death in a bathtub, and her nanny with a self-inflicted wound and a kitchen knife in her hand in the bathroom, police said.
The mother, 38, who was not identified by police, came home to the horrific scene at 57 W. 75th St. carrying another child around 5:30 p.m., police said. Neighbors... » more
An NYPD officer faces federal kidnapping conspiracy charges in a plot to abduct, cook and "eat body parts" of at least two women, court records show.
The officer, identified in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court as Gilberto Valle, 28, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home in Forest Hills.
Valle, who police officials said worked as a patrol officer in the... » more
Cops released new information Thursday on the fugitive who they say was involved in the shooting of an off-duty Bronx cop.
A $22,000 reward has been issued for the capture of Jason Leiva, 20, who allegedly shot Officer Ivan Marcano Wednesday night. Marcano, 28, saw Leiva and Prince James, 18, mug someone on Harrison Avenue.
Marcano, 27, identified himself as a cop and took out his gun... » more
The players have spoken, and the verdict is that Tim Tebow is the most overrated player in the NFL. And it wasn't even close.
Sports Illustrated surveyed 180 players around the league and found that 34% of them believe the Jets backup quarterback is the most overrated. That's 26 percentage points ahead of the next closest players.
"There's no question that they got that one right,"... » more
Chelsea Market's vertical expansion is closer to reality, with a few changes.
The City Council's zoning subcommittee on Thursday approved a modified plan for Jamestown Properties to expand the building on Ninth Avenue, while preserving the current masonry facade to scale with the growth of the neighborhood.
The new plan prohibits signage and allows for minor changes to the windows, without... » more
NBA Commissioner David Stern will stand down from his role in February 2014 after 30 years at the helm, the league said Thursday.
Glen Taylor, chairman of the NBA's board of governors, said the board had authorized negotiations with Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver to succeed Stern, who is the league's longest-serving commissioner.
Stern, 70, has presided over a period of expansion and... » more