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Two recent accidents on construction sites in Midtown Manhattan where workers fell to their deaths demonstrate exactly why Local Law 240 — commonly known as the Scaffold Law — does not work in its current form and needs to be reformed.
A negotiator talked down three Ohio inmates following an hours-long standoff Wednesday after the violent felons took a correctional officer hostage at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren, the sheriff said. David Martin, Richard Ware and Kevin Johns, inmates in a "high risk" section of the jail, ambushed guard Joe Lynn around 3:15 p.m. when he walked through their pod.
'Sorry, we Italians are very hands on people,' 68-year-old Bruce Connery of Monroe, Conn. allegedly told a frightened 15-year-old student after inappropriately touching her during her lessons, WFSB reported.
Top cop Bill Bratton shot down the City Council’s proposal Wednesday to hire 1,000 officers, saying any new spending at the NYPD should be used to give cops raises instead.
THE LONG-STALLED development of the 3 World Trade Center tower is going to be delayed at least a little while longer. The Port Authority board Wednesday postponed a vote on a proposal to extend $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to help developer Larry Silverstein build the planned skyscraper, now stalled at eight floors.
Mayor de Blasio is set to unveil his plan to add 200,000 units of new affordable housing over 10 years. More than universal prekindergarten, stop-and-frisk and carriage horses, this issue will define the de Blasio years.
Cheers to People magazine for crowning the stunning Lupita Nyong’o as the world’s most beautiful woman on the cover of its 25th annual Most Beautiful issue. The Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” star is smart, gorgeous and one heck of an actress.
Opal, a small town of 98 people, has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at the nearby Williams Gas Plant around 2 p.m. MDT Wednesday, said a plant spokesperson.
Joan Rivers has no sympathy for the women locked in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland “house of horrors.” One day after comparing her daughter’s cushy Malibu guestroom to the three women’s decade-long plight - “those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space,” Rivers said Tuesday on the “Today” show - she doubled-down on the inappropriate joke and called the victims freeloaders.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The unidentified nudist filmed along the Pacific Coast Highway danced, wiggled and according to one witness ran and broke glass while entirely in the buff before crawling cars and several extremely patient firefighters.
A challenger to Rep. Charles Rangel criticized Bill Clinton on Wednesday for endorsing the incumbent.
A rattled doctor allegedly told police he saw a gunman on the second floor of the Daly City building around 1:30 p.m. and heard one gunshot before he fled the scene, the San Francisco Gate reported.
For more than a year, congregants at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church have been gathering on Tuesdays to kiss a relic containing the former’s pontiff’s blood.
The 42-year-old woman, who is 31/2 months pregnant, was walking on E. 13th St. near Seventh Ave. in Greenwich Village at about 2:45 p.m. when the limb fell.
The playboy son of a mega-rich Madison Ave. art dealer says he got involved in an illegal, high-stakes poker and sports betting ring that catered to multi-millionaire and billionaire celebrities because his father exposed him to gambling at an early age.
So Mighty leaves MQHQ in Rosedale with his Diamondbacks trailing the home team Cubs, 5-2. Not looking good, but as Mighty often says, “It’s the Cubs, so anything is possible.” So, who won? Here’s how the Associated Press reported the game:
If you have a U.S. citizen parent, you may already be a citizen. A child who “derives” citizenship through a parent gets U.S. citizenship automatically and need not file an application to preserve his or her citizen status.
ASTORIA is taking the rest of the city to preschool. The neighborhood’s Public School 70 is leading the way for the mayor’s universal pre-kindergarten initiative, doubling the number of preschool seats next year to 144. It’s the city’s biggest addition of full-time seats.
Harlem’s longtime political lion took his re-election bid to the streets Wednesday, shaking hands and chatting up residents and merchants along East Harlem’s busiest strip.
A glut of six homicides in March and another last week in West Farms drove the bloodshed to 18 murders so far in 2014 — up from 14 during the same period last year, data shows.