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Greene scores 17 to lead Manhattan over Albany (NY) 57-51

Nov. 16, 2019 10:12 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tykei Greene posted a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds as Manhattan topped Albany 57-51 on Saturday night. Samir Stewart had 14 points for Manhattan (2-0). Elijah Buchanan added eight rebounds. Pauly Paulicap had nine rebounds for the hosts. Albany was out front 31-23 at the...

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: First statue honoring women

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An internationally-known sculpture artist whose work has exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute and The Bronx Museum in New York City has been picked to design Lexington's first-ever statue honoring women. The design of Barbara Grygutis of Tucson, Arizona, was picked from four...

City Council votes to make NY potter’s field more accessible

Nov. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has voted to make Hart Island — the nation’s largest public burial ground — more accessible to families of the dead. By a vote of 45-2, the council opted on Thursday to transfer control of the potter’s field from the Department of...

Greene, Buchanan carry Manhattan past Delaware St. 85-74

Nov. 12, 2019 10:43 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tykei Greene had 15 points to lead five Manhattan players in double figures as the Jaspers defeated Delaware State 85-74 on Tuesday night. Elijah Buchanan added 12 points for the Jaspers. Pauly Paulicap chipped in 10, Samir Stewart scored 10 and Christian Hinckson had 10. Stewart...

HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

Nov. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire. Kanye West says he was seeking a way to stand out early in his...

NYPD: $140K in jewelry, bags stolen from mall magnate's home

Nov. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a group of burglars stole $140,000 worth of luggage and jewelry from a shopping mall magnate's New York City mansion. The Bronx home belongs to Don Ghermezian, the CEO of the company that runs Mall of America in Minnesota and the new American Dream complex in New Jersey. The New...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

Nov. 10, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. Since mid-October, New York Police Department officers have shot five people, killing four of them —...

Police: NYC cyclist killed by hit-and-run dump truck driver

Nov. 9, 2019 12:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a bicycle rider has been fatally struck by a hit-and-run dump truck driver in East Harlem. The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday on East 125th Street. Police say a dump truck was traveling south on First Avenue when the driver made an illegal left turn toward the Willis...

Thousands in the Bronx left without heat or hot water

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — About 5,000 New Yorkers in an entire public housing complex in the Bronx have no heat or hot water on the coldest day of the fall. Housing officials say they hope to repair a broken water main in a boiler room sometime Friday while residents of the Castle Hill Houses are shivering in their...

Woman arrested for climbing fence at Bronx Zoo lion exhibit

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who reportedly climbed over a safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo lion exhibit has been arrested. Police said Thursday that Mya Autry was arrested on criminal trespass charges. It wasn't clear if she had a lawyer who could comment. Staff at the zoo said they received a report that an...