7:47 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
3 hours ago

Hate has no home here: All New York leaders must speak out clearly against a rash of anti-Semitic hate

One of the oldest forms of group hate is surging in this great city, a shameful reality that demands condemnation from leaders of all backgrounds. In 2019 to date, anti-Semitic crimes have shot up 106% compared to the same period last year, from 50 then to 103 now, according to the NYPD. That’s...
3 hours ago

Time to put up: Albany can’t stop stalling on Trump’s tax returns

In Washington, the fight to shine more light on Donald Trump’s income tax filings has a feel of futility. House Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal has written three letters to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig requesting six years of Trump’s federal returns. The last letter included a subpoena. ...
4 hours ago

Readers sound off on MTA overtime, Islamophobia, and rent stabilization

Investigate the MTA's overtime abuse Glen Head, L.I.: There’s been a number of articles regarding MTA employees clocking an enormous amount of overtime hours, with at least one who retired earlier this year who more than doubled his yearly pension. Due to this, I have called upon the MTA Inspector...
9 hours ago

Mets finally find something to celebrate

Chaos enveloped the Mets as they prepared for a seven-game homestand on Monday. Rumors about Mickey Callaway’s potential firing were shut down, Yoenis Cespedes broke an ankle on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, the bullpen suffered a major blow and the Mets were set to play their first game since being...
10 hours ago

Seth Lugo hits injured list with right shoulder tendinitis, Hector Santiago joins Mets

Embedded in the avalanche of news on Monday afternoon was an injury that resulted in a major blow to the Mets bullpen. Seth Lugo was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder tendinitis prior to the Mets’ series opener against the Nationals at Citi Field. In corresponding moves, the...
11 hours ago

Theater director Kenny Leon’s latest is an all-black version of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in Central Park

The groundbreaking director who brought Diddy to Broadway — and the words of Tupac Shakur — is now reimagining a hallowed Shakespeare classic. Kenny Leon, who won the 2014 Tony Award for his revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun," is staging the William Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado...
11 hours ago

Trump’s disgusting Hungarian hug: The president welcomes a right-wing populist who stirs the pot of anti-Semitism in Europe

Donald Trump serves up a daily smorgasbord of offenses. He lies with almost every breath. He promulgates policy by inane tweet. He is his own Mount Rushmore of incompetence and vile behavior. He is the most un-American of American presidents. Last week, Trump welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor...
12 hours ago

Cooperating witness describes mistaken revenge mission that ended with machete slaying of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz

Gangbangers on a revenge mission relentlessly hunted down and killed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz — even blocking the 15-year-old’s desperate dash to the hospital where his mother worked — in the mistaken assumption he was a member of a rival group, a witness in the killers’ trial testified Monday....
12 hours ago

Whoopi Goldberg’s doctors revealed she had a 1 in 3 chance of dying when actress had double pneumonia

Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for portraying a shady psychic who pretended to communicate with other-worldly spirits in the 1990 box office hit “Ghost,” almost became one. The doctors of the beloved EGOT winner and co-host of “The View “ showed up on the daytime chatfest on Monday to detail...
13 hours ago

Michigan man charged with murder in shooting death of wife during argument over cigarettes

A Michigan man allegedly shot and killed his wife in their home Sunday, hours after the two fought about smoking. Vashon Flowers, 46, has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, Jamie Thomas-Flowers, after turning himself in late Sunday, according to the Muskegon Chronicle. The husband...
14 hours ago

Georgia governor mocks ‘C-list celebrities’ boycotting state over abortion ban

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp mocked actors threatening the boycott the state over its newly signed abortion ban as “C-list celebrities," a group led by Alyssa Millano and including Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Mia Farrow, Rosie O’Donnell and many others. Kemp’s remarks, reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,...
14 hours ago

Oregon police searching for missing mother, 3-year-old son last seen a week ago

A 25-year-old Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son have been missing since May 13, her family says. Karissa Alyn Fretwell and son Billy were reported missing by family members who haven’t seen or heard from her in a week, Salem police said in a statement Tuesday. Fretwell is listed at 5′9″ and 135...
14 hours ago

New ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet is a foster kid with ‘for-now’ parents

The latest Muppet in the “Sesame Street” family is a foster kid called Karli with “for-now” parents. While Karli won’t be seen on the popular kids show, she’ll appear in video, digital and print materials as part of the “Sesame Street in Communities” foster care initiative alongside her foster...
14 hours ago

Sheriff’s officer sued for collision that killed former New Jersey mayor

Nearly two years after a fatal collision killed a former New Jersey mayor, his family is suing multiple parties, including the sheriff’s officer involved in the crash, according to NJ.com. The crash took place in Elk Township on June 3, 2017, after Carmen Visalli’s “motorized vehicle” collided...
15 hours ago

Grief, tears and memories at funeral for Harlem mom, four kids who died in NYCHA apartment blaze

Hundreds filled a Baptist church Monday for the heart-wrenching funeral of a Harlem mom and her four youngest children killed in the flames of a kitchen fire in their NYCHA apartment — mourning the tragic loss with tears, memories, a letter from a grieving sister and an inconsolable father’s tender...