MTA looks to redesign subway turnstiles to fight farebeating

MTA looks to redesign subway turnstiles to fight farebeating

The MTA wants to redesign subway turnstiles and emergency exit gates — the “superhighway” for deadbeats — to crack down on fare evasion, CEO Janno Lieber said Monday. “We have to change the physical turnstile,” Lieber said at a breakfast hosted by the Manhattan Institute. “The exit gate — which is nominally supposed to be … Read more

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NYC man in wheelchair caught in armed robbery crossfire

NYC man in wheelchair caught in armed robbery crossfire

A 96-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot in the leg in broad daylight — by a robber aiming at a woman outside a Brooklyn public housing development on Monday, police and sources said. The gunman grabbed the woman’s coat and some cash and opened fire when she started running away from him at around … Read more

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Killer arrested after confessing to stabbing NYC man: cops

Killer arrested after confessing to stabbing NYC man: cops

The killer wanted for repeatedly stabbing a 72-year-old Staten Island man in his bed last month was arrested after allegedly confessing to the grisly crime, police said Monday. Seneca Morciglio, 44, turned himself in on Saturday afternoon for the Nov. 14 murder of Eugene Reba, who was found stabbed multiple times in his Graniteville home, … Read more

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New lines push NYC Democrat Ari Kagan to GOP

New lines push NYC Democrat Ari Kagan to GOP

A freshman Democratic councilman in New York City is set to announce Monday that he is switching his political affiliation to the Republican Party and will take on a former ally for a redrawn Brooklyn district — seeking to capitalize on the GOP’s sudden outer-borough momentum, sources say. The decision would give Bensonhurst Councilman Ari … Read more

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Massive fire engulfs NYC pizza shop: ‘Looked like hellfire’

Massive fire engulfs NYC pizza shop: 'Looked like hellfire'

A massive fire ripped through a Bronx pizza shop early Monday, injuring one person, officials said.  The blaze erupted at Pepe Joe’s Pizza on Courtlandt Avenue near East 155th Street in Melrose around 2:30 a.m., the FDNY said.  Neighbor Carlos Bonafe filmed footage of flames shooting from the roof of the one-story pizzeria, obtained by Freedom … Read more

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Notorious ‘Torso Killer’ admits to five more slays on Long Island

Notorious 'Torso Killer' admits to five more slays on Long Island

The notorious serial murderer known as the “Torso Killer” on Monday admitted to five more slayings on Long Island — adding to a bloody tally that already has him serving a life sentence. Richard Cottingham, 76, who earned the chilling nickname because of the way he dismembered some of his victims, pleaded guilty from prison … Read more

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Ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin dodges serious bribery, wire fraud raps

Ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin dodges serious bribery, wire fraud raps

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin on Monday dodged serious bribery and fraud raps when a Manhattan judge dismissed three federal charges against him. Judge Paul Oetken ruled in an opinion that prosecutors from the Southern District of New York failed to outline the explicit quid pro quo needed for bribery, honest services wire fraud and … Read more

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