Nearly 1,000 more Apple products have been stolen from New Yorkers so far this year over the same period in 2012, according to NYPD crime data obtained by amNewYork.
A total of 11,610 Apple products -- including iPhones, iPads and iPods -- have been stolen as of June 9, compared to 10,670 during the same period in 2012, about an 8.8% uptick, according to the data. A total of 15,973 Apple products... » more
Citi Bike riders have been getting mileage out of the bike share program, lodging more than 250,000 trips since its Memorial Day launch, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Sunday.
Currently, 40,000 annual Citi Bike members have signed up since Memorial Day, with 32,000 daily and weekly memberships sold since the program went public on June 2.
"Barely three weeks... » more
A manhole fire caused a cover to explode in midtown Saturday around 9 p.m.
There were no injuries to pedestrians, though a car parked on top of the manhole cover caught fire, an FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters had the blaze under control by around 11:15 p.m.
Con Edison spokesman Alfonso Quiroz said Sunday that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
He added that... » more
New Yorkers have gotten a handle on bedbugs since the 2010 scourge that kept the city scratching and fearful of infestation.
Bedbugs are far from eradicated and continue to pop up in homes and places of business, but statistics from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development show fewer complaints and violations in multifamily residential rental buildings.
Between July 2012... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday delivered the commencement speech at Stanford University, urging students to stand for immigration reform and encouraging the new graduates to bring their talents to New York.
Speaking to some 5,000 students, Bloomberg extolled New York's appeal to tech and science graduates, while using the platform to lobby for them to support immigration reform, saying that... » more
There will be no regular N, Q and R service in Manhattan after 10 p.m. for four nights this week while the MTA makes repairs under its Fastrack program.
The service shutdown will occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning.
On the N line, there will be no service in Manhattan. The N line will run as normal in Queens and Brooklyn. R service ends early in Manhattan... » more
"Man of Steel," the big-budget reboot of the Superman franchise, leaped over the apocalyptic buddy comedy "This is the End," collecting a muscular $113.1 million to lead the domestic box office with the year's second-largest opening weekend and the biggest June opening ever.
"This is the End," written by star Seth Rogen and his childhood friend Evan Goldberg,... » more
Reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth to a girl fathered by rapper Kanye West, celebrity magazines People and Us Weekly reported Saturday.
Each magazine posted a story on its website citing an unnamed source in confirming the birth of the daughter to the celebrity couple.
Representatives for Kardashian and West could not immediately be reached for comment.
People magazine... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg blasted the Justice Department Thursday for supporting oversight of stop-and-frisk if a judge rules the policy unconstitutional, saying it would be disruptive and confusing for cops.
“This is just a terrible idea, and it’s not needed,” Bloomberg said. “We have disciplined and well-trained police officers whose experience has been paid in blood.”
The city is defending... » more
An EMT was arrested in midtown and charged with assaulting a cabdriver Thursday morning.
Police said Vincent Johnson, 42, punched a 50-year-old cabdriver through an open car window while on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 35th Street shortly before 1 a.m.
Johnson was charged with assault.... » more