NRA seeks cover from NY lawsuit by filing for bankruptcy in Texas; AG Letitia James says state is ‘undeterred’

The nation’s biggest pro-gun group said it will restructure as a Texas nonprofit “to exit what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment … Continue reading

Gambino family mobsters plead guilty in racketeering case, may give up NYC-area suburban lawns for prison recreation yards

The 11 men, including Gambino captain Andrew Campos, 51, operated a carpentry company called CWC Contracting Corp., through which they enriched themselves in cash payouts … Continue reading

‘Extremely troubling’: Driver of MTA bus that plunged onto Cross Bronx Expressway refused to take drug tests after wreck

“This is obviously troubling,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority Safety & Security Officer Patrick Warren at a news conference about the 11:10 p.m. Thursday crash where … Continue reading

Court cites NYPD detectives’ ‘misconduct’ in ruling that lets stand judge’s toss of Brooklyn murder conviction

Eliseo DeLeon spent more than half of his life in prison for the Crown Heights robbery-gone-wrong killing of Fausto Cordero — and his confession in … Continue reading

N.Y. Attorney General to sue NYPD over response to George Floyd protests, seeks new federal monitor: reports

Letitia James is expected to file a lawsuit against the NYPD today, demanding a federal monitor to oversee changes on how the department handles protests … Continue reading

‘We have a very clear timeline’: NYC officials pledge to expand access to ‘gifted’ programs by phasing out entrance exam

2,500 rising Kindergarteners are offered slots to both citywide and district-based gifted programs each year based on their results on the exam.

Bronx man stabbed to death by emotionally disturbed stranger after telling him to quiet down: sources

Bronx father-of-two Christopher Lewis, 53, was fatally stabbed just blocks from his Soundview home early Friday after an encounter with an unhinged man, cop sources … Continue reading

CARIBBEAT: Late Jamaican Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart recalled as impactful hotelier and entrepreneur

From the travel, tourism, hospitality and airline industries he influenced, condolenses poured in from around the globe for Gordon “Butch” Stewart, who died last Monday … Continue reading

Supervised release for ‘SoHo Karen’ Miya Ponsetto on attempted robbery, assault charges for attacking Black teen over missing iPhone

Miya Ponsetto, 22, was flown back to New York early Saturday and marched into the 1st Precinct station house in Lower Manhattan.

‘He shouldn’t have gone like this’: NYC teen killed after crashing Ford Mustang into trees, ripping sports car in half

Dylan Moreno, 16, was killed just seven blocks from home after losing control of the speeding sports car, with the vehicle ripped in half and … Continue reading

De Blasio demands ‘immediate answers’ from NYPD about reports cop kneeled on suspect’s neck in Queens

“After George Floyd was murdered, we passed a law to ban chokeholds and kneeling directly on people’s necks,” de Blasio tweeted Thursday. “I’ve seen the … Continue reading

‘We all knew something crazy was gonna happen’: Neighbors describe troubled family of Brooklyn man who killed grandfather, wounded 4-year-old girl with machete

Dayquan DuBose, 22, was charged Monday with murder, assault, child endangerment and weapon possession in the Sunday night bloodbath on Putnam Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Attorney General William Barr personally questioned Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate after his suicide: source

The unusual sit-down between the country’s former top law enforcement official and Epstein’s last cellmate, a cooperator who confessed to participating in a drug ring … Continue reading

Man kills grandfather with machete, slashes 4-year-old sister and another relative in Brooklyn bloodbath: cops

Dayquan Dubose, 22, started attacking family members inside their first-floor Putnam Ave. apartment, near Nostrand Aver. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, at about 6 p.m., police sources said.

When his wife died, ‘his heart was broken’: Homeless Manhattan one-punch homicide victim was trying to rebuild his life

Reinaldo Vega, 65, was standing on a Kips Bay street corner about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10, selling loose cigarettes, when he got into an argument … Continue reading

CARIBBEAT: Caribbean-rooted Naomi Osaka nets ‘Athlete of the Year’ honors after notable tennis and activism

Haiti-rooted Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka was named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2020 — for overall stellar play, capturing her … Continue reading

‘If the cops are not around, it doesn’t mean you can assault somebody,’ says Bronx bus passenger who chased down suspect in driver attack

Accused attacker Edward Guerrero, 28, faces misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges in the incident around 12:20 p.m. Friday on the Grand Concourse in Fordham … Continue reading

Former Suffolk County prosecutor slapped with two-year law license suspension for withholding key evidence

Glenn Kurtzrock, who resigned from the Suffolk DA’s office in 2017, was stripped of his license for two years by the five-judge grievance panel overseeing … Continue reading

Woman who attacked jazz musician’s Black son in SoHo hotel, falsely accused him of theft, IDed as California tourist: sources

Miya Ponsetto, 22, iof Sun Valley — and a former cheerleader at Simi Valley High School —has been named as the woman in an attack … Continue reading