Archive for the ‘Newsday’ Category

FDNY, NYPD send help to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The city’s best first responders will be lending a hand for the rescue and relief efforts in Texas.

March for a Free Press outside NY Times building

Over 200 New Yorkers showed their solidarity to the free press at the headquarters of the Times, Fox News and NBC.

LIRR train crash victims recall ‘smoke and pandemonium’

LIRR riders react to a derailment in Brooklyn.

Serbian Orthodox church in Flatiron gutted by 4-alarm fire

A beloved historic church went up in flames on the Serbian Orthodox Easter.

Slain NYPD cop ‘very proud’ to serve, father says

The family of an NYPD officer killed in the line of duty said he lived a life of service.

East Village explosion injures 25 totals buildings

Firefighters raced to the East Village to fight a fire caused by a suspected gas leak. The blaze destroyed most of the block.

Brooklyn mourns after house fire kills 7 kids

The city united to help a Brooklyn family heal after a fire killed their seven young members.

No indictment in Eric Garner’s death sparks demonstrations

For the second week in a row, thousands of angry New Yorkers took to the streets in peaceful protest against police brutality.

NYC protesters take over FDR Drive, block access over to major city roadways

For a second day in a row, protesters shut down various parts of Manhattan in solidarity following the Michael Brown case.

New Yorkers protest Ferguson grand jury decision

New Yorkers came out in the hundreds, calling for national police reform in light of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown death.

New York marathon competitors challenged by cold, wind

Rough weather didn’t deter the 50,000 New York City Marathon runners or the millions of fans cheering them on.

Joan Rivers’ funeral: ‘Life isn’t fair without Joan Rivers in our world’

The iconic comedian’s spirit was alive and well as celebrities gathered to pay their final respects.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade ends ban on gay groups

The St. Pat’s Day parade organizers made huge change to their policy.

Missing Brooklyn boy found in subway

An 11-year-old missing boy came home safe and sound thanks to the work of a watchful straphanger, a cop and his trusty canine.

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NY apartment

The famed Oscar awarding winning actor was died of a suspected heroin overdose.

Apollo Theater looks forward to its 80th anniversary celebration

The legendary Apollo Theater will kick off its 80th birthday with celebrations that look back at its past.

Metro-North passengers recall ‘flipping over’ as train derailed

The victims of the Metro North train derailment and their families recount their tragic experience.

Victims identified in fatal Metro-North derailment

Tragedy struck 100 passengers of a Metro North train after it derailed while heading into a curve in the Bronx.

4 World Trade Center ready to leave its mark on downtown

The World Trade Center site is about to enter a whole new era this week with the opening of its first tower,

Bill de Blasio wins in landslide over Joe Lhota

Bill de Blasio’s long campaign for mayor proved successful as he bested Joe Lhota for the keys to Gracie Mansion.