New York City News

3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Fall from 29th Floor NYC Apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after falling from a 29th floor balcony of a New York City apartment building on Saturday morning, police said a preliminary investigation shows. Officers found the injured toddler lying on a 3rd …

After Mass Shooting, NYC Explores Gun Detectors in Subways

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have …

New York City Launches $4M Traffic Safety Campaign

New York City is launching a $4 million campaign to counter rising traffic accidents and curb dangerous driving behaviors like speeding that have occurred at higher rates since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign — titled “Speeding Ruins …

Multiple Small Fires in Central Park Send Smoke Billowing

NEW YORK (AP) — Plumes of white smoke from multiple small brush fires went spiraling up from the northern end of New York City’s Central Park on Tuesday, and authorities said they were investigating the possibility that arson was to …

Five-Alarm Fire in the Bronx Leaves 19 Dead, Injures Dozens

An apartment building fire Sunday morning in the Bronx killed 19 people, including nine children. The five-alarm fire at 333 East 181st Street drew about 200 firefighters to the scene. An investigation is underway, according to New York City Mayor …

NYC Faces Flash Flooding Risk as Torrential Downpours Approach

New York City commuters face a blustery, soaked-to-the-skin trek to work Tuesday as a powerful coastal storm unwinds across the Northeast. Rain began shortly after 9 p.m. Monday and will intensify early Tuesday, peaking in the daylight hours, said Scott …

Tropical Storm Henri Could Strike Long Island, New England Next Week

Tropical Storm Henri is set to grow into a hurricane before slamming the U.S. Northeast anywhere from Long Island to Massachusetts, bringing heavy rain, a flooding storm surge and thrashing winds to the region starting Sunday. Hurricane watches have been …

Gone Fission: Controversial Nuke Plant Near New York City Shuts Down

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Indian Point will permanently stop producing nuclear power Friday, capping a decades-long battle over a key source of electricity in the heart of New York City’s suburbs that opponents have called a threat to millions living …

Police and National Guard React to Unruly Protests in Four States

Post-election tensions spawned clashes between police and demonstrators in Minneapolis, Portland, Ore., Seattle and New York City Wednesday and Thursday. In Minneapolis, law enforcement officers arrested more than 600 demonstrators who marched onto an interstate in Minneapolis Wednesday night protesting …

NYC Crime Spike Is Last Straw Pushing Anxious Residents to Flee

A recent crime spike, including a surge of shootings, is giving some New Yorkers another reason to leave. That’s especially true for newer arrivals, who’ve only known a city where the murder rate has plunged over the past 30 years, …