Latest Manhattan News

Central Park to get first statue honoring women

Oct. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman. That will change after a city commission voted Monday to erect a monument depicting three pioneers in the fight for women's rights: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth...

Saks owner Hudson's Bay to go private

Oct. 21, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the department store chain. The deal, which is expected to close later this year or early next year, comes as Hudson's Bay, like many retailers, has struggled amid...

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear. The 30-foot-high billboard featuring a model binding a Trump look-alike with red, white and blue rope while stomping on his...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

Homeless, not faceless: After killings, a community mourns

Oct. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They were figures in Chinatown's street scene: the homeless octogenarian whom residents respectfully greeted as "uncle." The itinerant preacher and blogger who tapped out posts on his laptop in a park. And the man who had a home and family on Staten Island but liked to spend time with...

Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

Oct. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four...

2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Oct. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and information gathered through 10 search warrants. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin...

The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe

Oct. 17, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for businessmen accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Two businessmen have pleaded not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions....

With final name, authorities ID all 4 slain in NYC beating

Oct. 17, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month. After working for nearly two weeks to determine one man's name, the city medical examiner's office said Thursday he was 39-year-old Florencio Moran. He had...

Barneys pens deal to sell assets to Authentic Brands

Oct. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury chain Barneys New York has penned a deal to sell its assets for $271.4 million to Authentic Brands Group, a licensing company that owns such brands as Nine West and Aeropostale, and investment bank B. Riley Financial Inc., according to court documents filed late Wednesday. The deal...