An hours-long standoff with a suspect who threw a hoax bomb into a NYPD police van late Wednesday ended with the man being taken away on a stretcher, The New York Daily News reports. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Hector Meneses, barricaded himself in a gold Chrysler Aspen SUV near New York City’s Columbus Circle, the news […]

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Thousands of officers will patrol New York City for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration amid inflamed tensions between the city’s police and the Black community, Capital News reports. RELATED: Ezell Ford Autopsy Results Released The police deployment will reportedly involve extra protection for officers in the aftermath of the recent murders of officers Rafael Ramos […]

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Amidst the bright lights of Broadway and the glitz and glamor of New York City’s Times Square one man has garnered the attention of a curious crowd who are hanging on to every word he utters. Broadway actor Daniel J. Watts, who has performing credits in “After Midnight,” “Motown the Musical,” “Memphis” and “In The Heights” […]

Eight street rappers who sell their CDs in Times Square have filed joint lawsuits against the city, claiming the NYPD violated their First Amendment rights, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Court Won’t Review Dr. Conrad Murray Case “They don’t want us making money out here,” commented Bronx rapper Andre Johnson (pictured center), […]

Renowned producer Scott Storch (pictured left) was recently robbed of $100,000 worth in jewelry, according to the N.Y. Daily News.  SEE ALSO: Meet The Cutest New Member Of The Obama Family! Storch and a companion were reportedly walking through N.Y.C.’s Times Square early Tuesday morning, when two men approached them. They then allegedly pulled out a […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of “Soul Train” boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes at a Harlem meeting hall in tribute to the show’s late creator, Don Cornelius. SEE ALSO: 5 Ways “Soul Train” Changed America About 100 dancers descended on Times Square in […]

NEW YORK — Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing and left a sinister warning that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands alone, “we will be attacking U.S.”

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there’s a “high probability” that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind a car bomb left in Times Square. Bloomberg said Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that all city agencies are working together, along with federal agencies. Police found the car Saturday night parked on a […]

From the New York Times: As long as there have been homeless people sleeping in Times Square, there have been social workers and city officials trying to persuade them to leave. In the past, the homeless were offered a free ride to one of the city’s warehouselike shelters. These days, workers for nonprofit groups help […]