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Debris From Subway Plunges Through Windshield Of SUV In Queens A piece of wooden debris from the elevated 7 train platform came crashing down on a car driving near 65th Street and Roosevelt Ave. The piece of debris could be seen sticking out through the windshield of the SUV. "These photos are horrifying!" Tweeted City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

Candidates For Public Advocate Blast The Idea Of Mayor De Blasio Running For President In 2020 The candidates for public advocate are the latest to turn thumbs down on de Blasio 2020, saying a man who can't run the city certainly can't run the country, CBS2's Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. MORE: Despite Cancelling Trip To New Hampshire, Mayor De Blasio Keeps Presidential Aspirations Alive.

Push On To Land Federal Funds To Expand MacArthur Airport Chuck Schumer wants the agency to earmark $70 million of what he helped secure to expand MacArthur Airport to relieve city airports. "They are overflowing, and so Islip is a logical place to grow with 3 million people on Long Island and it's not very hard for people in Brooklyn and Queens to commute here," Schumer said.

One Man's Unbridled Passion About Archery May Drive His Prized Pupil To The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo But he quit because he felt he had more to do. "I was on a mission. It was never about a job. It was a passion. A passion and a mission," Brown said. "When I go to tournaments you don't see a lot of young brothers and sisters at tournaments, black and brown and Hispanic children.

De Blasio Announces New Crackdown On Phony Parking Placards WATCH: Officials Announce Crackdown on Phony Placards. "The customer, they come to the restaurant they want to pick up their food," the man said.

Measles Cases In Brooklyn Jump To Ninety WILLIAMSBURG - The measles toll in Brooklyn jumped to 90 with 15 new cases in Williamsburg since October 2018, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Pellet Carrying Blood Pressure Medication Offers New Hope For Sciatica Patients NEW YORK - There's a potential new treatment for the dreaded, excruciating back pain called sciatica. It involves a tiny pellet injected into the back that's loaded with blood pressure medicine. Most drugs have multiple actions. Aspirin, for instance, blocks pain, reduces inflammation, and thins the blood.

UWS Residents, Merchants Say They've Had Enough Of Delivery Drivers Hogging Parking Spaces For Hours At A Time Drivers say Fresh Direct trucks are hogging the prime parking spots, forcing them to double-park, CBS2's Dave Carlin reported Thursday. Deliveryman Anthony DiPace had his truck double-parked on Amsterdam Avenue near 82nd Street. He was not alone. Up and down the Upper West Side, FedEx, UPS and more do the same thing.

Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s deal with feds was illegal: judge Federal prosecutors - including U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta - broke the law by agreeing to grant serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein a plea deal and not notify his victims, a judge has ruled. Acosta, who was an Assistant U.S.

When Infrastructure Attracks: Car IMPALED By 7 Train Track Debris In Queens "Luckily the driver was ok, but apparently he dropped someone off at Jollibee, was driving down Roosevelt, then this came right through his windshield around 65th. Thank God no one was hurt!" You can see videos of it here.

Florida mayor opens fire at cops as they raid his home: sheriff Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad fired two shots at officers when he was arrested Thursday on allegations of practicing medicine without a license. The deputies announced their presence at his home on the Gulf Coast around 4:40 a.m. as they attempted to serve a search warrant.

Dog owner fights off coyote with coffee cup: ‘I smashed him’ Ben Pool and his pet came "face to face" with the coyote Friday while on a trail in Fruitland Park, news station WESH reported. The dog owner tore away the coyote from his pet, but the wild animal was "relentless," he said. " came at my legs, first, I smashed him in the side of the head with the cup," Pool told WESH.

Most New Yorkers rent, not buy—here’s why Deciding whether to rent or buy a home in New York City is influenced by many different factors, like your age, how much money you have stockpiled, and whether you care about moving from place to place easily. And according to a StreetEasy survey, many New Yorkers who weigh those options end up coming down on the side of renting.

Bed-Stuy’s Promising New Chicken and Natural Wine Restaurant Opens Tonight The casual restaurant will serve rotisserie chicken and natural wines, from the acclaimed team behind Hart’s and Cervo’s.

Beam from Queens subway track impales car windshield What appears to be a wooden beam from the elevated 7 line crashed into a moving car on Roosevelt Avenue near the 61st Street-Woodside station, piercing the windshield of a car's passenger seat-mere inches from the driver.

Judge slaps Roger Stone with gag order after crosshairs photo A federal judge on Thursday slapped a sweeping gag order on Roger Stone after he posted a photo of her on Instagram with crosshairs next to her head.

NYC Agrees To Reimburse Government For Fraudulent Post-Sandy FEMA Claims The DOT had not responded to Gothamist's request for comment at time of publication, but told NPR that the department "cooperated fully" with the investigation and "instituted stronger procedures to reduce the risk of this ever happening again, including a new grants compliance officer and a centralized, comprehensive tracking system for the...

Putin says Russia isn't afraid of another missile crisis with US President Vladimir Putin said Russia wouldn't back away from a second Cuban Missile Crisis if tensions between the two countries escalate, and suggested Moscow would have the upper hand in a nuclear conflict with the United States. "They are not a reason to ratchet up confrontation to the levels of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s.

North Carolina to hold new congressional election after request from Rep.-elect Mark Harris The decision came after GOP Rep.-elect Mark Harris asked the board to order a new election in his congressional race, saying evidence from a probe of possible ballot fraud had undermined confidence in the vote.

Car Drives On Sidewalk To Avoid Waiting For School Buses BORO PARK - A car drove onto a sidewalk endangering the lives of children in order to avoid waiting behind school buses. Yesterday, former Assemblyman Dov Hikind went on Twitter to post a video of the incident, which takes place at Vizhnitz Cheder on 53rd Street in Borough Park.

Some Sackets Harbor Ice Boating History During the years of the War of 1812, winter ice played an important strategic role between the combatants on Lake Ontario.

Dad Saves Baby After Stroller Rolls Onto UWS Subway Tracks During Rush Hour According to the NYPD, the baby's stroller lock malfunctioned with the tot in it, and it rolled onto the tracks. The dad, who was also with his wife and another toddler, jumped down and with the help of a good Samaritan, brought the baby back up.

'After School Rocks' Brings Free Music Education To Kids In Need In a world of budget cuts in public schools and little access to the arts, inner city kids are finding a small amount of opportunities to learn music. That's where After Schools Rocks comes in. The non-profit was started by Daniel Powers, the owner of Real Brave, a music lesson school with three locations in the Tri-State Area.

Congresswoman Maloney Hosting Town Hall in Williamsburg Sunday Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is hosting a town hall on the 2020 census to discuss the impact of the current presidential administration's policies this Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Williamsburg Hotel at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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