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Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Be Car-Less

You don't need wheels to get around San Francisco, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - In some places, not having a car could adversely affect everything from employment opportunities to how you spend your downtime. LawnStarter wanted to see where a vehicle isn't as necessary for your daily routine, so it looked at the 200 largest cities in the US to measure their standings...

An 82-Foot Symbol of Christmas Is in Place

Rockefeller Plaza gets its annual tree in New York City

(Newser) - An iconic sign of Christmas arrived in New York City on Saturday as a crane hoisted an 82-foot Norway spruce into place at Rockefeller Plaza, where the 14-ton tree will be festooned with thousands of lights and topped with a star encrusted with millions of crystals. The Christmas tree will...

Handyman Pleads Guilty in Brutal Slaying After Affair

David Bonola allegedly said Orsolya Gaal was 'cheating on me,' 'gave me HIV'

(Newser) - Update: A handyman and lover of a Queens woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to her brutal slaying. Prosecutors say David Bonola stabbed Orsolya Gaal dozens of times during an argument in the basement of her home, the New York Daily News reports. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, when Bonola could...

Comedian Redd Speaks Out After NYC Attack

'I'm okay and healing fast!!' the 'SNL' alum said in a weekend Instagram story

(Newser) - Chris Redd is doing all right after an attack outside a New York City comedy club earlier this week that sent him to the hospital. "I've been resting up like crazy but I want to say thank you thank you thank you for all the messages of love,...

SNL Alum Chris Redd Assaulted Before a Show

Celeb was punched on sidewalk outside Comedy Cellar in New York City

(Newser) - Police in New York City are trying to figure out who assaulted comedian Chris Redd outside a Greenwich Village comedy club Wednesday night. The 37-year-old was punched in the face and ended up in Bellevue Hospital but will be OK, reports TMZ . He appeared to be bleeding profusely from the...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

Police Searching for Man Who Pushed Stranger Onto Subway Tracks

Victim was not hit by train, but was hurt in the unprovoked attack

(Newser) - The suspect is still on the loose in the latest disturbing incident involving a New York City subway platform. Police say a man standing on the Brooklyn platform suddenly, and with no provocation, charged at a man walking by and purposely pushed the second man onto the subway tracks. The...

Cops: Man Upset Over Botched Meal Torched Eatery

Choephel Norbu apparently flipped over not getting chicken biryani he wanted from Queens restaurant

(Newser) - A Queens, NY, man is in hot water after he apparently got miffed over a screwed-up order at a Bangladeshi restaurant earlier this month and set the place on fire, according to court documents cited by NBC News . Security video shot early Oct. 2 outside Ittadi Garden & Grill in...

New York City to Take Drastic Measure Over Rats

Time when trash can be left on curb will be pushed back 4 hours to 8pm

(Newser) - "I want to be clear: The rats are absolutely going to hate this announcement," Jessica Tisch, New York City's sanitation commissioner, said this week. "But the rats don't run the city. We do." The city, facing a massive increase in complaints about rats, plans...

NYC Declares Emergency as Migrants Pour In

Mayor seeks federal and state help to house arrivals being bused from Texas

(Newser) - With migrants from Latin America needing shelter and health care arriving by the busload, Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City on Friday, calling the situation a humanitarian crisis. The mayor said at least 17,000 people seeking asylum have been bused in from other...

College Puts 'Stake in the Ground' on Abortion Access

Private women's college Barnard will offer abortion pills to students beginning Sept. 2023

(Newser) - Barnard College says it will begin offering abortion pills to its students beginning in September 2023. The private women's college in Manhattan, which operates in partnership with Columbia University, made the announcement Thursday, saying it was preparing in case roadblocks were erected to abortion access in New York. "...

10 Hurt When NYPD Vehicle Careens Onto Sidewalk

Another car clipped it as it was responding to a call

(Newser) - A New York Police Department SUV responding to a call Thursday afternoon hit another vehicle as it tried to pass, then went out of control and ran up onto the sidewalk and into a number of pedestrians. Ten people were injured in the incident, ABC 7 reports: four pedestrians (including...

NYC Inmate Dies After Leap From Floating Jail

Gregory Acevedo, who had a previous escape conviction, fell 50 feet

(Newser) - An inmate in New York City died Tuesday after jumping 50 feet from what is believed to be the country's only floating jail . Gregory Acevedo, 48, scaled a fence and crawled through razor wire before leaping from the rooftop recreation yard of the 625-foot jail barge known as the...

Score Another Loss for 'Central Park Karen'

Judge dismisses suit against company that fired Amy Cooper after she called cops on Black birder

(Newser) - A woman who was fired from her job after a video of her calling the cops on a Black bird-watcher in New York City's Central Park went viral has lost her lawsuit against her former employer. Bloomberg reports that on Wednesday, US District Judge Ronnie Abrams dismissed the complaint...

NYC Mayor: We May Put Migrants on Cruise Ships

Eric Adams suggests the idea as more flood into city

(Newser) - As New York City scrambles to handle a deluge of migrants bused in from the southern border, Mayor Eric Adams has raised a controversial idea—putting them on cruise ships. "We're examining everything, from the legality of using any type of cruise ship for temporary housing," Adams...

More Clues Emerge in Deaths of 3 Kids on Coney Island

Mother of children found on beach Monday is hospitalized, hasn't been charged

(Newser) - Three young kids who were found early Monday along the shoreline of Brooklyn's Coney Island all died drowning deaths, and they've been ruled homicides, a spokesperson from New York City's Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Tuesday. Police say no one has yet been arrested or...

Cops: Mom Likely Drowned 3 Kids at Coney Island Beach

A sad scene overnight in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Three children died after being found on a New York City beach early Monday, and police believe they were drowned by their mother. The children—a 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 3-month-old boy—were discovered on Brooklyn's Coney Island beach shortly after 3am and taken to a...

As Bannon Surrenders, Charges Revealed

Former White House strategist charged with money laundering, conspiracy in New York

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has turned himself in to authorities in New York, who accuse him of stealing more than $1 million from donations meant to fund a border wall on the US-Mexico border. The allegations mirror federal charges Bannon faced before he was pardoned by President Trump. Two other men charged...

Wild NYC Car Chase Caught on Camera
Wild NYC Car Chase
Ends in Robbery

Wild NYC Car Chase Ends in Robbery

Gunman took bag of cash from driver after Mercedes slammed into his vehicle

(Newser) - A wild car chase on Manhattan's Upper East Side ended in a robbery and police say the suspects are still at large. Video of the Saturday afternoon incident shows a black Mercedes-Benz chasing a silver Toyota Rav-4 and slamming into it, pushing it onto a stretch of sidewalk, NBC...

Commuters in This City Have It the Worst

New York City claims the most commuting stress, Virginia Beach the least, per new report

(Newser) - When you're exhausted and cranky before you even get to work ... well, welcome to the world of commuting. One US city in particular, which already had a reputation for a grind of a commute, now has the dubious honor of officially being deemed the city with the most stressful...

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