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NYC finalizing plans to move Wall Street Bull statue

Nov. 8, 2019 8:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it's finalizing plans to relocate Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" statue. A spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio tells The Wall Street Journal that the bull will be placed in a new location somewhere near the New York Stock Exchange. Jane Meyer says the...

NYC plans to relocate Charging Bull statue

Nov. 7, 2019 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is forging ahead with its plan to move the iconic Charging Bull statue at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan to a location near the New York Stock Exchange that is safer for crowds. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration on Thursday said the New York Stock Exchange will pay for...

Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade, offer tribute

Nov. 6, 2019 7:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will speak at the opening ceremony of the New York City Veterans Day Parade next week as he returns to a city he no longer calls home, organizers and the White House announced Wednesday. United War Veterans Council Chairman Douglas McGowan said Trump will offer a...

Big challenges await NYC's new police boss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign featuring a variation on their underlying message: "Safest Big City in America." Appointed Monday to be...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 6, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: South Sudan Silences a Witness to Its Horrors The New York Times Nov. 5 Not many international reporters brave the bloodshed and chaos of South Sudan to let the world know of the horrors taking place there. That suits the thugs who...

NYPD commissioner's exit: 'Right time' after tense summer

Nov. 4, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner, who has found himself caught at times between loyalty to his officers and demands from the public and politicians for greater police accountability, announced Monday that he is retiring. James O'Neill said he will leave for a private sector job in...

The Latest: Outgoing, incoming NYC police chiefs speak

Nov. 4, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York City's police commissioner (all times local): 2:45 p.m. New York City's incoming police commissioner says he views his calling as a "sacred responsibility." Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea spoke at a press conference Monday alongside outgoing...

87-year-old man is 26th cyclist killed on NYC streets in '19

Nov. 2, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 87-year-old cyclist struck by a minivan in Brooklyn was the 26th bicycle rider to be killed on New York City streets this year. Police say a minivan hit Yevgeny Meskin as he was crossing Ocean Parkway on a bicycle Wednesday. Meskin was pronounced dead at Maimonides Hospital....

Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...