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Anti-Israel protesters light flares by NYC exhibit for Oct. 7 music festival victims: ‘Long Live the Intifada’

Anti-Israel demonstrators were observed Monday night outside the Nova Music Festival Exhibition in New York City that memorializes the victims of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Protesters clashed with police during the rally outside the exhibit during what the protesters called a “citywide day of rage for Gaza,” video of the incident shows. The two sides were seen at one point in an angry exchange when…

Families of hostages taken in Israel on Oct. 7 plead for peace at interfaith conference in NYC

Families of hostages taken by Hamas on Oct. 7 came together with religious leaders for an interfaith conference in New York City Monday amid the ongoing war in Gaza.  The attendees, comprising the family members of Jewish and Muslim hostages as well as pastors, rabbis, and imams, pleaded for peace at the discussion hosted by UJA-Federation of NY.  “It’s time to bring this suffering to…

House Dem who challenged Biden in primary calls on Gov. Hochul to pardon Trump for ‘good of the country’

A House Democrat who previously posed a primary challenge to President Biden called for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to pardon former President Donald Trump for “the good of the country,” insisting his conviction is only helping the presumptive Republican nominee’s campaign. “Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon…

Anti-Trump attorney yells at CNN contributor in fierce argument over Trump conviction: ‘You’re lying!’

Anti-Trump attorney George Conway called CNN contributor Scott Jennings a “liar” in a heated debate Friday over former President Trump’s unprecedented conviction in New York. Conway was infuriated as Jennings argued that Trump’s conviction has united the GOP and will “backfire” on the Democrats. “Scott’s lying and that’s the problem with the Republican Party. It’s continually addicted to lies. It’s a lie,” Conway told Jennings…

Biden-Harris campaign immediately fundraises off Trump’s guilty verdict

The Biden-Harris campaign immediately began fundraising off the guilty verdict former President Trump, telling supporters that the legal setback for the presumptive GOP nominee is not enough to keep him out of the White House.  In a text message sent to supporters Thursday, “Biden HQ” said that “despite a jury finding Donald Trump guilty today, there is still only one way to keep Donald Trump…

Trump attorney concerned jury instructions could be biased toward prosecution: ‘Zero confidence’ in this judge

Trump attorney Alina Habba said she has “zero confidence” that the jury who will determine the outcome in the former president’s New York trial will be given instructions “in an appropriate manner,” telling Fox News on Sunday that she’s concerned the judge could deliver instructions that are biased in the prosecution’s favor. “This judge is the judge that determines the jury instructions. The jury instructions…

Boxing champ Devin Haney’s father wants Ryan Garcia ‘out of the sport,’ claims Floyd Mayweather supplied PEDs

Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia were set to battle for the WBC super lightweight title, but the latter missed weight – the fight went on, but the belt was not at stake, and Haney remained champ despite losing. However, it was then revealed that Garcia also tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Now, because of that, and his erratic behavior outside the ring, the champ’s father…

On this day in history, May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opens amid great civic fanfare

On this day in history, May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge — which spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn — opened as the longest suspension bridge in the world.  The Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John A. Roebling, notes the official New York City website.  Construction began in 1869 and was completed in 1883.  “At the time, it was…

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul calls Trump supporters ‘clowns’ in her own ‘basket of deplorables’ moment

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul appeared to call Trump supporters “clowns” on Thursday during a media appearance ahead of the former president’s New York City rally in the Bronx.  “Well, I’ll tell you what won’t make a difference at all, Jake, and that’s for Donald Trump to be a ringleader and invite all his clowns to a place like the Bronx,” ochul told CNN’s Jake…

New York Senate Democrat won’t face charges after allegedly shoving lobbyist before committee meeting

A New York state senator who had to be held back after he allegedly shoved a lobbyist in the Capitol in Albany before a committee meeting on energy and telecommunications will not face charges. Michael Carey, a lobbyist seeking support for a 911 civil rights bill, told Fox News Digital he was speaking with Democratic Sen. Kevin Parker before the Standing Committee on Energy and…

New York priest says Pentecost is a reminder the Holy Spirit is ‘alive and at work’

Pentecost, said Fr. Louis Cona of New York, is the “preeminent celebration of the Holy Spirit” — and is celebrated on Sunday, May 19, seven weeks after Easter.  Cona is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and currently serves as associate pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Smithtown, New York. Verses in the Acts of the Apostles (2:1-4) tell the story of Pentecost,…

12-year-old girl shot after suspects open fire at scene of juvenile brawl: police

A 12-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in the arm when two suspects in New York City approached a group of kids who were fighting and at least one fired on them, police said. The New York Police Department said 10 kids were involved in a sidewalk brawl on 160th Street in Queens just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday when two people approached and…

Twyla Tharp dance will open 700-seat amphitheater at New York’s Little Island park in June

The 700-seat amphitheater at Little Island, a park in Manhattan built above the Hudson River on a series of tulip-shaped concrete columns, will open June 6 with Twyla Tharp’s “How Long Blues” in the choreographer’s first full-length work in a decade. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will sing all the major roles in a 90-minute remix of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)”…

NYPD shares glimpse into raid removing anti-Israel agitators from Columbia’s Hamilton Hall

The New York City Police Department released footage Tuesday night of its raid inside a Columbia University building after being given permission to take it back from anti-Israel agitators. Hamilton Hall, which was overtaken late Monday night, was cleared at around 11 p.m. Tuesday after a nearly two-hour operation by NYPD officers, most of whom were in riot gear. The encampment on campus was also…

$15 toll to enter busiest part of Manhattan will take effect June 30

The start date for the $15 toll most drivers will be charged to enter Manhattan’s central business district will be June 30, transit officials said Friday. Under the so-called congestion pricing plan, the $15 fee will apply to most drivers who enter Manhattan south of 60th Street during daytime hours. Tolls will be higher for larger vehicles and lower for nighttime entries into the city…

College graduation season: 3 tips for parents to dodge expensive hotel rates

If you think getting tickets to a Taylor Swift concert or the World Series is tough, try booking a hotel room in an American college town for Graduation Day. Toni Milbourne faced this before her daughter’s graduation from West Virginia University in May. Hotel room rates in Morgantown doubled before the local event. In a nearby town, prices more than tripled to $350 a night….

Anti-Israel mob stages ‘seder on the street’ near Schumer’s home in NYC

Anti-Israel agitators staged a “sedar on the street” protest in front of the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in protest of American support for Israel. The protests came after the Senate passed a $95 billion emergency foreign aid package to Israel, Gaza and Ukraine. Organized by pro-Palestinian groups, the protest was described as a “seder on the street” for the second night…

NYC riots: Anti-Israel agitators hurl bottles at NYPD, form human chain amid mass arrests

Anti-Israel protests at New York University’s (NYU) campus turned violent Monday night when demonstrators hurled bottles at police officers who were sent to the scene to disperse a large unruly crowd, officials said. NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry posted a video to X taken from a live news feed showing several airborne bottles being flung at police. The NYPD inserted graphics into the video pointing…

Is the East Coast on the brink of a major earthquake — and are we prepared?

The earthquake that struck the East Coast earlier this month was felt by an estimated 42 million people and luckily caused little damage, but what are the chances of a bigger, more powerful quake striking the area? And if it does, what could it look like — and are we prepared? The April 5 phenomenon was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake centered near Whitehouse Station in…

Trump trial: Why can’t Americans see or hear what is going on inside the courtroom?

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a moment in history — the first U.S. president facing criminal charges in an American courtroom. Yet only a handful of observers are able to see or even hear what is going on. Instead, most of the nation is getting news of former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial secondhand. Starting with preliminary motions and jury selection Monday, reporters in…

Trump should risk arrest and attend son’s graduation, Piers Morgan says, force Dems into ‘political suicide’

After New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan told former President Trump he would face arrest if he did not attend daily court sessions in his hush money trial, Fox Nation host Piers Morgan said the presumptive GOP presidential candidate should attend his son Barron’s graduation, and challenge the judge’s warning. “Donald Trump should go to his son’s graduation … go to the graduation. Honestly,…

New York police officer, sheriff’s deputy killed in shooting; suspect also dead

A police officer and a sheriff’s deputy in New York were shot and killed Sunday evening in the town of Salina, according to officials. Onondaga County Sheriff Tobias Shelley identified the two as a deputy at his department and a Syracuse police officer, according to WSYR-TV. Their names have not been released. The suspect was also killed in the incident, the outlet said. OWNER OF…

NY ballot initiative could block parents from say in child’s trans surgery, critics warn in fiery campaign

A New York ballot initiative, the Equal Rights Amendment, is facing fierce backlash over its vague language that critics say could prevent parents from having a say on whether their children undergo gender reassignment surgery.  “Any decent lawyer will take one look at the Proposition One language and say, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me,” Greg Garvey, the executive director of the Coalition to Protect…

4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey, shaking buildings in surrounding states

East coast residents felt the earth move Friday morning as a minor earthquake struck New Jersey and was felt in surrounding areas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake measured at least 4.8 magnitude and struck near Lebanon, New Jersey, at 10:23 a.m., about 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, according to USGS. An estimate indicates the…

New York inmates will be able to view total solar eclipse after lawsuit settled with corrections department

Six inmates at a New York state prison will be allowed to watch next week’s total solar eclipse after they sued the corrections department following its decision to lock down facilities during the rare event. The inmates – Jeremy Zielinski, Travis Hudson, Bruce Moses, Oscar Nuñez, Jean Marc Desmarat and David Haigh – filed a federal lawsuit after claiming the lockdown decision infringes on their religious…

Mets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller on Opening Day

The New York Mets honored slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller with a moment of silence ahead of their home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday afternoon.  Players from both teams lined up along the baselines as a tribute to Diller was shown on the Jumbotron at Citi Field in Queens.   “We extend our gratitude to the Mets for their tribute & support for our…

Former NYPD officer cleared of murder, manslaughter in shooting of childhood friend

A former New York City police officer has been acquitted of murder in the shooting of his childhood friend during a confrontation on Long Island. A jury on Thursday convicted Errick Allen, 30, only of menacing in the May 12, 2020, shooting of Christopher Curro, Newsday reported. Allen was off duty when he shot Curro, his friend from elementary school in North Massapequa. New York…

Trump attends slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller’s wake: ‘Need law and order’

Former President Donald Trump attended the wake of slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller Thursday afternoon at a Massapequa Park funeral home, while calling for law and order.  “Such a sad, sad event. Such a horrible thing. And it’s happening all too often and we’re just not going to let it happen,” Trump said.  “We need law and order,” Trump added.  Diller was fatally shot on…

Jonathan Diller shooting: NYPD sergeants’ union tells anti-police Democrats to stay away from funeral

The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association sent a damning letter calling out far-left Democratic leaders in New York City for their anti-police and soft-on-crime policies and telling them to stay away from the funeral of slain Officer Jonathan Diller. The 31-year-old father died Monday after a violent ex-con with 21 prior arrests allegedly shot him in the stomach when police approached the car where the suspect…

Jane Goodall to celebrate 90th birthday with talks on urgency of environmental action

British primatologist-turned-conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will mark her 90th birthday next month with a series of talks. Her greatest wish is for people to start thinking more about the environment, she said in an interview last week. But in the meantime, she says she would like the gift of more years “to continue getting the message out.” “We’ve got a window of time, I believe,…