Tag: New York

Koalas Popping Up Around NYC To Raise Money, Awareness For Australian Bushfires – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the bushfires in Australia continue to burn, many throughout the world are trying to help. Here in New York, a campaign called Koalas of NYC is raising money and awareness for some of the most helpless victims of the Australian bushfires. (Credit: CBS2) Here in New York, a campaign called Koalas of NYC is raising money and awareness for some of the most helpless victims. Everyone has seen the heartbreaking videos of animals suffering from the fires, especially koalas. RELATED STORY: 11-Year-Old On Long Island Spearheading Project To Help Orphaned Animals In Australia Well now, ... Read more

Yonkers Firefighter Reunites With Baby Girl He Helped Deliver On His First Day – CBS New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The first day on the job delivered quite an experience for a Yonkers firefighter whose first call was for a woman in labor. On Wednesday, the mother and her baby reunited with the man who helped bring the little girl into the world. Obadianah Boakye-Aboagye reunited with Yonkers firefighter Michael Iacovello, who helped deliver her fourth baby girl on his first day on the job. (Credit: CBS2) Michael Iacovello helped deliver the baby just six days ago. The two share a special bond — her first day in the world came on his first day as ... Read more

Some Goshen Residents Upset About Proposal To Change Street Name To ‘Legoland Boulevard’ – CBS New York

GOSHEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The world’s largest Legoland is coming to Orange County this summer, but not everyone is happy about some of the changes it will bring. With its 50 rollicking rides and attractions, the $450 million Legoland New York Resort is set to open in July on a 150-acre site in Goshen, 60 miles north of New York City — to varying degrees of enthusiasm. “There’s tons of jobs that are gonna come to the area,” one woman told CBSN New York’s Scott Rapoport. “It’s gonna pollute the area more, the air pollution. Many more cars,” one man ... Read more

Opening Statements Today, More Than 2 Years After Scandal Broke And Sparked #MeToo – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial begins today in Lower Manhattan. Dozens of women have accused of the disgraced movie producer of sexual misconduct, but his trial will focus on just two allegations. Opening statements are expected this morning, followed by the first witness testimony. Weinstein is accused of raping a woman inside a hotel room in 20013 and performing a forcible sex act on another woman at his apartment in 2006. Prosecutors will attempt to portray the 67-year-old as a monster who used his power to ingratiate himself with women, sometimes promising a film role ... Read more

Lebron James Partners With Lyft To Provide Free Bike-Share Memberships For Harlem Teens – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some kids in Harlem are getting quite a lift. They now have access to free bicycles thanks to one of their idols. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 21: LeBron James speaks onstage, partnering with Lyft and UNINTERRUPTED to Announce New LyftUp Initiative Expanding Transportation Access for Communities in Need at Harlem YMCA on January 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Lyft) The children from the Harlem YMCA couldn’t contain themselves when NBA superstar LeBron James surprised them Tuesday. James is teaming up with the ride-share company Lyft to provide ... Read more

‘It Would Not Be Unexpected’ To See Coronavirus In NYC – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The World Health Organization is set to decide Wednesday whether to declare a public health emergency over the coronavirus. The virus, never seen in humans before last month, has been confirmed in the United States. The mystery virus that’s killed nine people, sickened nearly 450 and forced Chinese travelers to wear masks in public has made its way to the United States. A man in his 30s is being quarantined in a hospital near Seattle after he felt sick Sunday, four days after arriving home in Washington State. “I’m thankful the man who tested positive for ... Read more

NYPD Uses Helicopter’s Infrared Camera To Catch Burglars On Bronx Rooftop – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD zeroed in on a couple of burglary suspects in the Bronx, swooping in by helicopter. Police say two suspects broke into the Sack A Suds laundromat on Morris Park Avenue in the Morris Park section by cutting a hole in the roof and sliding through the ceiling. Owner Joe Mazzilli says one suspect was using a crowbar to try to bust into his change machine while another rifled through the register. He says the business has been robbed in the past. “This has been something that’s been going on in this area for a ... Read more

NYPD Officer Pinned Between Two Vehicles During Traffic Stop – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer ended up pinned between two cars during a traffic stop on the Lower East Side on Tuesday. An NYPD officer ended up pinned between two cars during a traffic stop on the Lower East Side on Jan. 21, 2020. (Credit: CBS2) It happened on East Houston Street between Pitt Street and Columbia Street just before 8 p.m. As of 11 p.m., one eastbound lane of East Houston was still closed as officers wrapped up their investigation, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports. The injured officer was actually hit by his own vehicle when a van ... Read more

$119 Billion Sea Wall Being Considered To Protect New York, New Jersey From Storm Surges – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A massive, and expensive, sea wall is being considered to protect New York and New Jersey from storm surges, but the idea and the cost have critics. Ever since Superstorm Sandy, countless ideas have surfaced to defend the city against storm surge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has floated the latest plan. A massive sea wall is the most expensive proposal that the Corps is now considering. The 6-mile-long barrier with retractable gates would stretch from the Rockaways in Queens across New York Harbor to New Jersey to protect the area. The cost alone could ... Read more

Defense Points To ‘Dozens And Dozens Of Loving Emails’ – CBS New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want to use intimate emails from his accusers to try to convince jurors in his rape trial that any contact was consensual, the defense said Tuesday as an appeals court rejected an 11th-hour request to move the trial out of town. Opening statements are set for Wednesday in one of the most prominent cases of the #MeToo era, involving the once-celebrated movie producer and a witness list that includes well-known actresses, among other women who say he sexually assaulted them. In a three-paragraph ruling Tuesday, a panel of state appeals judges declined to ... Read more