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Rainbow Over NYC East River Waterfront And Long Island City Seen From Roosevelt Island This Evening After Rain Storm Did you see the Roosevelt Island rainbow this evening after the rain storm? A perfect rainbow graces the charming Motorgate Garage on Roose…

Bungee cord snaps as Florida amusement park ride prepares to launch Freaked-out amusement park riders say they "dodged death" when a bungee cord attached to a ride in Florida broke moments before they were launched into the air. Footage of the scare was captured Saturday night at Cobra Beach Adventure Park in Panama City Beach, where there was a mishap on the Vertical Accelerator rider, news station WMBB reported.

Marriott worker had stash of guns and tactical gear, threatened mass shooting: cops A Marriott employee in California allegedly amassed a large arsenal of weapons and tactical gear in hopes of carrying out a mass shooting at his workplace, authorities said Wednesday.

Final Punishment in Eric Garner Case: Sergeant Loses Vacation Time The acceptance of the plea from Sergeant Adonis, who had been charged with multiple counts of "failure to supervise," meant that after five years and two criminal investigations, only two of the dozen or so officers involved in the arrest and its aftermath have faced a penalty for Mr.

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station The deputy was shot in the shoulder at 2:45 p.m. at the Lancaster police station in the California city - about 77 miles north of Los Angeles, the sheriff's office said. Police were investigating if the gunfire came from an apartment building across the street from the station, but haven't determined exactly where the shooter opened fire from.

Trump launches effort against fentanyl trafficking The Trump administration Wednesday launched a new effort to crack down on deadly trafficking of fentanyl into the United States by seeking help from private businesses. White House officials issued guidance to businesses detailing the patterns of how synthetic opioids are manufactured from China and shipped illegally into the United States.

Some Wonder If Troubled MTA Can Be Trusted To Wisely Spend Billions Generated By Congestion Pricing Can the agency spend the $1 billion a year from congesting pricing without wasting it? "Its track record is awful, so I don't trust that they can. We have to keep a sharp eye on them to make sure that the decisions they're making are the smart ones," Gianaris said.

Trump says he’s the ‘chosen one’ to confront China over trade President Trump on Wednesday proclaimed that he was the "chosen one" to end China's unfair trade practices - and again blamed his predecessors for not dealing with the issue during their own time in office.

Brooklyn Farmers Markets Are Overflowing With Fantastic, Affordable Produce We don't know about you, but we are definitely feeling the end of summer looming over us. Sun's setting earlier, and we even saw a leaf on the sidewalk yesterday. But - end of summer is also peak farmer's market season - heirloom tomatoes, corn, and local apples.

Toyota Recalls 18,000 RAV4 SUVs Due To Back-Up Camera Problem It involves about 18,000 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrids from the 2019 model year. Toyota says the back-up cameras may not activate when the cars are in reverse, leading to a crash if drivers aren't checking their surroundings. The carmaker says all drivers will be notified by mail by early October.

MTA On The Hot Seat After More Falling Debris Rains Down On Pedestrians, Drivers In Queens Dangerous pieces of debris once again rained down onto Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. A chunk of metal plunged off the elevated 7 line and gave locals a scare. "It could injury somebody, it could potentially kill somebody," Woodside resident Stephanie Mendoza.

Threats made against Rep. Nydia Velázquez being probed by cops Someone called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in Washington on Friday and claimed he had a friend who was going to kill Velázquez - prompting Velázquez to file a report with police on Wednesday. The caller said his friend "is going to shoot the congresswoman" but didn't specify when, according to cops.

Queens Diner Owner Saves Child's Life After Learning Heimlich Maneuver From His Daughter "All of a sudden I heard the woman screaming 'my baby, my baby, my baby is dying,'" Paschalidis, owner of the Jackson Hole Diner said. Video surveillance captured the dramatic moments as the young girl began to choke on bacon inside the Jackson Hole on Astoria Boulevard.

NYPD Sergeant Who Was At Scene Of Eric Garner's Death Will Lose 20 Vacation Days NYPD sergeant Kizzy Adonis, one of the two police supervisors who responded to the arrest scene, has now pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to supervise and will lose 20 vacation days.

Holocaust Revisionist Falsely Advertised Warsaw Speech According to Venue Staff The Holocaust revisionist Edward Reid who advertised an upcoming speech in Greenpoint at Warsaw allegedly scheduled for this Sunday never ran it by the venue. "It was never actually booked, they put up this poster without our consent," said Adam Romanowski, production manager at Warsaw.

NYPD Says Cardi B Wrong To Rip Police After Event At Brooklyn School Is Postponed Cardi B has put the New York City police on blast, taking aim at the department on a social media rant.

NYFF's Documentary Lineup Includes The Latest In The 'Up' Series, '63 Up' By Ivy Meeropol; a look at Bard's Prison Initiative, in College Behind Bars; a tribute to Merce Cunningham, in Cunningham 3D; the journey of someone undergoing transition surgery at Mount Sinai in Born to Be; and Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Ric Burns' portrait of the neurologist and writer.

Pan Am Games Protesters Put On Probation For 12 Months Athletes have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests last week at the Pan Am Games.

After Eric Garner: NYPD Supervisor Of Pantaleo Won't Stand Trial, Loses 20 Vacation Days As Punishment No departmental trial will happen for the sergeant who supervised the officers involved with Eric Garner's death on Staten Island in 2014.

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central Brooklyn. Here's Why Census 2020 Matters. CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States. Folks don't return questionnaires, they say, and don't open doors.

City rolls forward with dockless bike share in Rockaways The city is rolling forward with the second phase of its wildly popular dockless bike share program in the Rockaways. Officials with the city's Department of Transportation put out a call on Monday to bike share companies interested in serving the Queens neighborhood.

Harvey Weinstein Wants Rape Trial Moved Out Of NYC Because Of 'Inflammatory Press Coverage' The motion was filed with the New York State appellate court last Friday. There are other reasons as well for the desired change in venue. Per the Times, Weinstein's team argues "that Times Square billboards and newsstands on every corner mean city residents cannot avoid headlines related to Mr.

Sumac Soirée, For Paint's Sake, Musical Pagamento - What's Happening, Greenpoint? Kaleidoscope @ Crystal Lake 8pm, FREE, improv show where never-before-seen teams do sets inspired by stories from a guest monologist, More Info: Queers N Peers @ Pine Box Rock Shop 9pm, $5-$10, from comedy to drag and beyond. More Info: Monday Night Karaoke!

Everyone Lost Their Cool Over Government's New Hot New Thermostat Recommendations Energy Star has announced new thermostat setting recommendations to save energy, and it’s generated serious heat on social media.

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