Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

Current director to lead new state Veterans Department

New York veterans will soon access their programs or earned benefits under one state agency with a familiar face at the helm. The current state Division of Veterans’ Services will be elevated to the Department of Veterans’ Services on April 1, 2023, creating a one-stop shop for New York’s service members. “No one who served … Read more

Manhattan DA urges judge to proceed with case against Trump Org and its CFO, says they stole more in taxpayer dollars than most New Yorkers earn in a year – New York Daily News

Manhattan DA urges judge to proceed with case against Trump Org and its CFO, says they stole more in taxpayer dollars than most New Yorkers earn in a year – New York Daily News

The Manhattan district attorney’s fraud case against Donald Trump’s family real estate business and its long-serving bookkeeper should move forward, prosecutors urged to judge in lengthy court filing Monday. The filing comes in answer to a February motion by the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, to have felony charges against them … Read more

In Pictures: An LA Art and Design Platform Called Sized Makes Its New York Debut With a Knockout Group Show on ‘Industrialism’

In Pictures: An LA Art and Design Platform Called Sized Makes Its New York Debut With a Knockout Group Show on ‘Industrialism’

A monolithic arch made from bass speakers pulses and vibrates. It sounds like some otherworldly heartbeat but also like you’re waiting in line outside of a rave. Whether one sees it as a sinister techno-druid inter-dimensional portal or an innocuous assemblage of subwoofers depends on the beholder. Kevin Stahl’s 2019 nine-foot tall sculpture, transition, is … Read more

Belgium Becomes First Country to Introduce Mandatory Monkeypox Quarantine as Global Cases Rise – NBC New York

Belgium Becomes First Country to Introduce Mandatory Monkeypox Quarantine as Global Cases Rise – NBC New York

Belgium has introduced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients as cases spread globally. The UK has also urged close contacts of monkeypox patients to self-isolate to stem a recent mysterious outbreak of the disease, which is typically endemic to Africa. The WHO has so far confirmed 92 cases of the disease in 12 countries, … Read more

Last pay phone in NYC removed from service

Last pay phone in NYC removed from service

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (WABC) — Once, not so long ago, pay phones were a common sight all around New York City, and they had been for over a century. But then came cellular phones in the late 1990s, and the number of public phones began to decline. And later, smart phones like the iPhone arrived. And … Read more

Brooklyn having best COVID rebound of the five NYC boroughs

Brooklyn having best COVID rebound of the five NYC boroughs

Brooklyn’s economy has rebounded more quickly from the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic than each of the four other boroughs of New York City, a new analysis has found. A 20-page report by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released Monday showed that while Brooklyn had reported the highest total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths as … Read more

Staten Island man served 23 years in prison for murder he did not commit. Now, he gets $7M settlement from NYC.

Staten Island man served 23 years in prison for murder he did not commit.  Now, he gets M settlement from NYC.

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A man who spent more than 20 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a fatal shooting on Staten Island will receive a pre-litigation settlement of $7 million from New York City, Comptroller Brad Lander announced on Monday. More than two decades after being sentenced to a prison term of … Read more

Boy Scout suffers minor injuries in bear encounter at Harriman State Park

Boy Scout suffers minor injuries in bear encounter at Harriman State Park

HARRIMAN STATE PARK, New York (WABC) — A 12-year-old Boy Scout suffered minor injuries and needed a rabies shot following a black bear attack at a campsite in New York. It happened in the overnight hours of Sunday, May 1, at the Tom Jones Shelter in Harriman State Park and involved a Boy Scout Troop … Read more