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  • Malls, outlets report steady traffic on Black Friday

    Attention has shifted from discounters like Walmart and Target on Thanksgiving Day to malls on Black Friday, where traffic has been on the decline amid the increasing popularity of online shopping. Many mall executives nonetheless say they are pleased with Friday’s turnout. Stephen Lebovitz, CEO of CBL Properties, which owns and manages more than 100 malls nationwide, says the crowds have been building all day and are similar to a year ago. He also believes that a shortened season — […]

  • New Yorkers come out for 5th annual vegan Thanksgiving feast

    MANHATTAN — There are many soup kitchens in New York City, but some of the less fortunate can’t always eat what’s on the menu. A plant-based meal was served up in Tompkins Square Park at the fifth annual vegan Thanksgiving day feast on Thursday. Michelle Carrera started Chilis on Wheels in 2014 to serve up vegan chili in the park to New Yorkers in need. This Thanksgiving the not-for-profit organization prepared thousands of free plant based meals to hand out, […]

  • New Rochelle football team overcomes adversity with semifinals win

    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — The New Rochelle Huguenots made the long trek up to Middletown, New York Saturday for the Class AA state semifinals — the second playoff game in a row without their head coach. A win Saturday advanced the high school football team to the state finals. The school community has come out in a massive show of support for Coach “D” and the Huguenots. The team had an undefeated season with hopes of taking home a state championship. […]

  • New Rochelle football team overcomes adversity after coach’s ouster

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. — The odds were certainly stacked against the New Rochelle Hugenots tonight. In the 4th quarter they took the lead for the first time. “We support Coach D, bring him back,” chanted supporters. Parents and students came out in full force to support “Coach D” and the New Rochelle Varsity football team. Earlier in the week, their beloved leader, Coach Lou DeReenzo, was barred from coaching after the school decided to take disciplinary action against him. He reportedly […]

  • 17-year-old fatally stabbed in Queens: police

    JAMAICA, Queens — A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Queens Friday night, according to authorities. Police said Talasia Cuffie was found lying on a sidewalk in front of 116-24 166th St. shortly before 10 p.m. Friday with multiple stab wounds to her abdomen. Cuffie was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made. The investigation remains ongoing. The stabbing happened just outside of Annaline Merwe’s home. Her heart goes out to the […]

  • East River Houses in East Harlem without heat, hot water: residents

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — It was just as cold inside some apartments at the East River Houses in East Harlem as it was outside Saturday night. “I pay rent to freeze.” Jasmine Rosario says she has been without heat for a week and a half. She needs to bundle up in her apartment on First Avenue in East Harlem. And as temperatures continue to drop, she fears for the well being of her 8-week-old puppy, Melo. “He shivers. I cant […]

  • Cyclist fatally struck by dump truck that fled scene in East Harlem: police

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Police are investigating after a cyclist was struck and killed by a dump truck that apparently fled the scene early Saturday in upper Manhattan, authorities said. According to police, Matthew Travis Palacios, 25, was riding his bike near East 125th Street and First Avenue in East Harlem around 3 a.m. when he and the truck collided. Police say a dump truck was traveling south on First Avenue when the driver made an illegal left turn toward […]

  • New video shows brutal Bronx bodega murder

    THE BRONX — Family and friends of Franki Williams held a candle light vigil Saturday night. They celebrated the life of a father, a husband, a friend and a musician. They were heartbroken and angry after watching a video of him being stabbed to death. “It’s painful,” said cousin Lynette Bermudez. The video is hard to watch. His cousins say it shows the unprovoked murder of Franki Williams Thursday afternoon inside Robinson’s Deli in the Bronx. “That guy just attacked […]

  • Brooklyn event encourages young people to pass on vapes

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — According to statistics, more than 60,000 young people in New York City use e-cigarettes, some as young as 11 years old. “Vaping is not cool. It’s not a safe alternative to smoking,” said Andre Richardson of Flavors Hook NYC Kids. He says the biggest threat are fruity flavors aimed kids, and the mint and menthols flavors. 65 youth organizations have pledged to raise awareness about the dangers of menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes. Also at the event […]

  • Four homeless men killed, 1 injured in Chinatown attack; suspect in custody: police

    LOWER MANHATTAN — Four homeless men were killed, and another man was injured during an attack in Manhattan early Saturday. Authorities responded to the incident just before 2 a.m. in the vicinity of Doyers Street and the Bowery in Chinatown. When they arrived, police found a man with trauma to his head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Another 49-year-old man, believed to be homeless, went to police with a head injury, cops said. He was taken to […]

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