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Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

Feb. 16, 2019 6:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in the city. The freshman Democratic lawmaker did not...

Federal official to spend month in NYC public housing

Feb. 12, 2019 12:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal housing official in New York is temporarily moving into public housing to get an up-close look at the city's troubled system. Lynne Patton, the New York-New Jersey regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, plans to spend the next four weeks...

What to watch at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show

Feb. 10, 2019 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show begins judging Monday morning, with Pyrenean shepherds, Pembroke Welsh corgis and pugs among the early arrivals. More than 2,800 dogs are coming in 203 breeds and varieties. Judge Peter J. Green is expected to make his pick for best in show Tuesday...

NY City Council speaker wants apology for homophobic remarks

Feb. 9, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council speaker is demanding an apology from a council member who said the legislative body is "controlled by the homosexual community." A spokesman for Speaker Corey Johnson issued a statement Friday saying comments by Ruben Diaz Sr. "have no place in New York City" and...

NY woman resorts to baseball bat after patty not available

Feb. 9, 2019 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest. On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx — smashing a restaurant's windows after learning the eatery had run out of her favorite food. Police...

Fisher scores 18 to lift Siena over Manhattan 51-49

Feb. 8, 2019 9:50 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Fisher registered 18 points as Siena narrowly beat Manhattan 51-49 on Friday night. Jalen Pickett made two free throws with 10 seconds left for a 51-47 lead. Nehemiah Mack scored for Manhattan with four seconds left. Pickett was fouled again and missed the front end of a...

Prosecutors: Couple plead guilty in sex trafficking of child

Feb. 8, 2019 10:39 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City couple has admitted to the human trafficking of a child. Richard Ortiz and Gabriella Colon, both of the Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy count. Each could face a life term when they are sentenced in May....

Reynolds has 23 points as Manhattan upsets Rider 73-66

Feb. 5, 2019 10:18 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Reynolds nailed six from 3-point range to total 23 points and Manhattan held on to upset Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader Rider 73-66 on Tuesday night. Rider was up 35-31 at the break and led 56-52 with 9:28 remaining in the game. Reynolds had a tip-in that started the...

Manhattan cruises past Saint Peter's 64-50

Feb. 2, 2019 9:51 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Samir Stewart scored 19 points and Manhattan cruised past Saint Peter's 64-50 on Saturday night. Stewart was 5 of 6 from the field including four 3-pointers and had five steals for the Jaspers (6-16, 4-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Elijah Buchanan added 10 points...

Insultin' of Swat: Ottavino explain his swipe at Babe Ruth

Jan. 25, 2019 8:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his first full day with the New York Yankees, Adam Ottavino tried to explain his Insultin' of Swat. While a free agent last month, the 33-year-old reliever disparaged Babe Ruth, the Yankees' beloved Sultan of Swat, who helped New York win four World Series titles and seven AL pennants...