Homicides among mostly minority young men ages 13 to 21 in the city have dropped by more than 50% so far this year, a trend which the NYPD chalked up to its aggressive anti-gang offensive known as Operation Crew Cut, officials said Monday.
The decline comes as shootings and killings are down 21 citywide this year, which NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said is due to cracking down on gangs.
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Katie Couric will join Yahoo next year as its “global anchor” while still hosting her daytime talk show, the tech company announced yesterday.
“Beginning in 2014, Katie will help develop Yahoo News’ coverage with a growing team of global correspondents,” Yahoo said in a release. “Katie will continue to host her syndicated daytime talk show, ‘Katie.’”
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said Couric... » more
Thanksgiving travelers in the New York City can expect a most unwelcome guest this holiday: A Nor'easter expected to hit the region at full force on the busiest traveling day of the year.
The storm, which the Weather Channel named Winter Storm Boreas, will reach New York City Tuesday evening and last until Thursday. New York City will face up to four inches of rain and wind gusts up to 50... » more
Prosecutors in Washington plan to offer Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown a plea bargain on an assault charge arising from an altercation outside a hotel in the nation’s capital, a U.S. attorney said yesterday.
Brown, 24, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 28 to misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident outside a Washington hotel. At the time, he was serving five years of probation under... » more
The future of 3.5-miles of abandoned rail tracks in southern Queens will be the subject of dueling studies that could settle whether the spot will be used for transit or a High Line-style park.
Assemb. Philip Goldfeder, who backs reactivating the old Rockaways Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as a new transit option for the area, Monday announced that Queens College's Urban Studies... » more
Thanksgivukkah, that rare phenomenon where Hannukah overlaps with Thanksgiving, returns this year for the first time since 1888 and the city's Jewish community is delighted.
Families celebrated the chance to celebrate two holidays together, cooks tasked with honoring both occasions embraced the challenge and rabbis hailed the overlap of celebrations with similar themes.
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The man who killed 26 people including 20 children in an attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago acted alone and his motive may never be known, according to an investigative report released on Monday.
The state attorney's report said that the criminal investigation into the shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who murdered his mother before attacking the school and ended the... » more
A religious group is yet again calling for Bill Maher to be kicked off the air, after gay rights activist Dan Savage slammed the Catholic Church on Maher's HBO show last week.
Saying that the "board of directors at Time Warner cannot distance themselves from Bill Maher any longer," the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights sent the board a report with "54 anti-Catholic... » more
Airplane food is a joke, but five restaurants in New York City airports made The Daily Meal's list of the 35 best airport restaurants in the world.
In The Daily Meal's ranking, Kennedy Airport had three restaurants land on the list: chef and Food Network star Marcus Samuelsson's Uptown Brasserie at No. 7, Piquillo at No. 13 and Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain at No. 24. LaGuardia pizzerias... » more
Cops are searching for two muggers in Flushing who robbed three people at gunpoint Sunday.
The duo targeted their first victim, a 22-year-old man, at 12:25 a.m. near 58th Road and 138th Street. The victim told police he was put in a chokehold as one of the muggers displayed a firearm and took a Samsung Galaxy phone and wallet. Then, at 12:45, the muggers stuck up a 31-year-old man and a 38-year-old... » more