Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

December 8, 2019
Associated Press

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame…

Late heroics help Nets beat Nuggets for their third-straight win

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets 105-102 on Sunday for their third…

December 8, 2019

Jets get the last kick over Miami in battle of field goals

Sam Ficken kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give the New York Jets a 22-21 comeback victory…

December 8, 2019

Congress close to approving paid parental leave for fed workers: Schumer

More than 48,000 federal employees in New York City may soon be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid parental…

December 8, 2019

Will Smith joins hundreds at outdoor Times Square homelessness fundraiser

With homelessness becoming an increasing crisis in the city and worldwide, New Yorkers on Saturday night raised money for the…

December 8, 2019

Off-duty cop faces charges for role a deadly two-car crash in Brooklyn

Police are holding a 47-year-old officer for possible charges in a deadly Brooklyn crash that killed a woman, and injured…

December 8, 2019

‘Blue Family’ throws Queens holiday bash for widows and children of fallen cops

For families of New York police officers killed in the line of duty, the holidays can be a difficult time…

December 8, 2019

Time running out for New York to nix public campaign financing

Lawmakers face a dwindling time frame to nix New York’s plan to allow candidates to run for office with up…

December 8, 2019

Angry rider pulls gun on Uber driver for drop-off error in the Bronx

A less-than-five-star passenger menaced an Uber driver with a six-shot pistol for dropping him off at the wrong Bronx location…

December 8, 2019

Not a witch hunt: Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, but flawed

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s…

December 8, 2019

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier…

December 8, 2019

Study: Nickel deposit on wine, liquor bottles in NY would boost recycling

A new study finds adding a nickel deposit on wine and liquor in New York would help keep them out…

December 8, 2019

New Amazon lease for NY space reignites debate over failed Queens deal

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less…

December 8, 2019

NYC set to require ‘bird-friendly’ glass on new construction

New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to…

December 8, 2019

Fact-checking Trump on people he knows, then suddenly doesn’t know

When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various…

December 7, 2019

Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona…

December 7, 2019

Cops seek suspect behind brutal stabbing outside bar in Brooklyn

Detectives are looking for the suspect who stabbed and critically injured a man during a dispute outside a Brooklyn nightclub…

December 7, 2019

Lousy Knicks hope interim coach Miller can stop the bleeding

David Fizdale was the latest coach tasked with trying to turn around the New York Knicks. He was given barely…

December 7, 2019

Amazon leasing office space in Hudson Yards

Commerce giant Amazon will be leasing out space at Manhattan's Hudson Yards and adding 1,500 jobs in the process, The…

December 7, 2019

Officals say the flu is ‘prevalent’ in New York

New York officials have declared that the flu is “prevalent” in the state. This declaration initiates a state regulation that…

December 7, 2019

Victim of attack in Lyft calls on Manhattan DA to investigate incident as hate crime

A 28-year-old woman allegedly attacked by a former Christie's International Real Estate agent is demanding that the Manhattan DA investigate…

December 6, 2019

The MTA asks, ‘Are you a bus?’ in new awarenesses campaign

If you’re not a bus, kindly step aside. The MTA on Friday launched a new awareness campaign around its bus…

December 6, 2019

Knicks fire Head Coach Dave Fizdale: ESPN

The New York Knicks officially canned Head Coach Dave Fizdale today, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Despite…

December 6, 2019

Bayside bishop faces 10 years to life for alleged sexual abuse against 12-year-old parishioner

A spiritual leader at a traditionalist church in Bayside was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage boy in his…

December 6, 2019

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