Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history

Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history

NEW YORK — “We bend, we don’t break. We sway!” sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” That is how much of the audience of about 4,000 in the Metropolitan Opera felt as they watched Monday night’ landmark performance, the first staged work in the house … Read more

Categories US

Andrew Cuomo posts photos of him fishing with his dog

Andrew Cuomo posts photos of him fishing with his dog

Disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed what he’s been doing while in hiding from his sex harassment scandal — posting online photos Tuesday of himself and his pet dog on a boat. “The fall bass run is coming & Captain is ready,” Cuomo wrote in a caption to the shots on his Instagram account. The pictures … Read more

Categories US

NYPD detectives union blames lefty Democrats for crime wave

NYPD detectives union blames lefty Democrats for crime wave

The Detectives’ Endowment Association is out with a scathing new ad laying blame for the city’s crime wave at the feet of liberal New York lawmakers. “The disturbing rise of violent crimes across New York City should stand as a glaring sign to New York City politicians that their failing reforms are killing New Yorkers,” union … Read more

Categories US

Prisoner in custody after escape from Bellevue: authorities

Prisoner in custody after escape from Bellevue: authorities

The prisoner who escaped from custody at Bellevue Hospital was captured early Tuesday, cops said. Harry Maldonado, 55, was picked up around 4 a.m. Tuesday, about 24 hours after he bolted from the hospital on First Avenue near East 28th Street, according to police. The circumstances of the bust, and where he was picked up, … Read more

Categories US

NYPD releases video of suspects in Queens elevator killing

NYPD releases video of suspects in Queens elevator killing

Cops released surveillance footage of the duo suspected of fatally shooting a man in the elevator of a Queens apartment building over the weekend.  Bassiana Lawrence, 27, was executed in the lift at 331 Beach 32 St. in Far Rockaway at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to cops and sources. Footage released late Monday shows … Read more

Categories US

NYC teen shot in leg, runs inside Harlem restaurant Pikine

NYC teen shot in leg, runs inside Harlem restaurant Pikine

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg during a fight outside a Harlem restaurant and hobbled inside the eatery on West 116th Street, police sources said. Police were called to Pikine restaurant at about 8:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting, an NYPD spokesman confirmed. The victim was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital … Read more

Categories US

NY hospitals start firing staff who don’t have COVID vaccine

NY hospitals start firing staff who don't have COVID vaccine

It’s D-Day for mandates. New York’s largest hospital system, Northwell Health, began sacking staff who refused to get their coronavirus vaccine shots as Gov. Kathy Hochul refused to yield on her Monday deadline for health worker inoculations. Hochul stuck to her guns as many of the state’s major hospital and government employee unions continued their … Read more

Categories US

38-year-old man killed by hit-and-run driver in Queens

38-year-old man killed by hit-and-run driver in Queens

A 38-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver on a Queens road early Monday morning, police said. Dimitry Maneiro was trying to cross Rockaway Boulevard at Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale when he was struck by the driver of a 2014 Infiniti at about 1 a.m., cops said. The car was heading northbound on Rockaway … Read more

Categories US

14-year-old boy shot while walking to NYC school

14-year-old boy shot while walking to NYC school

A 14-year-old boy was shot while walking back to his school in the Bronx on Monday afternoon, police said. The teen, who is believed to be an innocent bystander, had just left a deli at about 2:55 p.m. when he was struck in the ankle near the intersection of East 228th Street and White Plains … Read more

Categories US

City sets Friday vaccine deadline for school staffers

City sets Friday vaccine deadline for school staffers

The city has set a new Friday deadline for unvaccinated school workers to get their first dose after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction that temporarily blocked the mandate. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted an injunction last week that had stymied the city’s plan to enforce a vaccination deadline … Read more

Categories US