Two people who allegedly bilked more than 20 apartment renters out of more than $60,000 pleaded not guilty Tuesday to fraud and grand larceny charges after being indicted in a "too good to be true" Manhattan rental scam. Jennifer York, 27, and Matthew Wada, 36, both of Manhattan, are accused of renting posh apartments for short-term stays in midtown, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the East Village, then offering the flats for long-term lease via Craigslist and Bazarynka.com, a website serving the Polish community, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.
Newsday, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:48 PM
Two Columbus Circle vendors were charged with felony assault after they got into a physical altercation that involved each of the two slashing each other. Two Columbus Circle vendors have been charged with felony assault after slashing each other in a wild fight, police said Tuesday.
New York Daily News, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:37 AM
After three decades working as a blacksmith for the Parks Department , Larry Hagberg hung up his hammer in July, prompting the agency to post a notice on NYC.gov calling for applicants to replace him. The job description calls for someone who can "forge and shape angle irons, bridle irons, tools and automobile parts," according to the posting.
DNAInfo.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 08:40 AM
Nicki Minaj, who has recently dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look, says it's because she's more comfortable in her skin. "I kind of feel now that I look more like my regular old self, like what I look like when I'm at home," she said in an interview Tuesday.
HeraldNet, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 03:26 AM
Every single fourth-grader at the Upper West Side's Special Music School passed the state's English Language Arts test this year. The tiny elementary school, which has just 15 students per grade, boasted the highest pass rate in the city on the tough test this past spring, according to a ranking compiled by Tom Goodkind, a Lower Manhattan accountant who crunches city data each year to see how schools stack up against each other.
DNAInfo.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:58 AM
This Sept. 11, 2014 photo shows Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College at 47-49 E. 65th St. in New York.
SFGate, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 06:56 PM
The event was to be held Friday morning at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a few blocks west of a Harlem town house that Angelou owned in recent years. Others scheduled to make remarks were poet Nikki Giovanni and Angelou's longtime editor, Robert Loomis.
NewsOK.com, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 12:26 PM
State Senator Adriano Espaillat celebrated another re-election victory on Tuesday night, but the returns showed his much desired path to Washington D.C. may have been complicated. The upper Manhattan lawmaker, despite running in a district that was long regarded as a center of unwavering support, won by an unexpectedly small margin over former Councilman Robert Jackson and a third relatively unknown candidate.
The New York Observer, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 04:58 PM