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FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Pete Hamill responds during an interview at the Skylight Diner in New York. The longtime New York City newspaper columnist and author has died. His brother Denis Hamill said Pete died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

Aug. 5, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill died at a Brooklyn hospital from...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

New York Mets' Brian Dozier gets ready for a pitch during the second inning of the baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mets add Dozier at 2B, put Núñez on IL, confirm Maxwell deal

Jul. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Brian Dozier wasn’t even sure he wanted to play this season. Once he made up his mind and joined the New York Mets, it didn’t take long to crack the starting lineup. The veteran second baseman was summoned to Citi Field from the team’s alternate training...

Lady Gaga arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018, left, and Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020.  Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.(Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga and Grande both...

This photo, circa 1915, from the Library of Congress, shows Ota Benga. The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racist episodes in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a Central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906.

Zoo officials apologize for display of African man in 1906

Jul. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906. “In the name of equality, transparency, and accountability, we must confront our...

Police: Man arrested in slaying also confesses to 2nd murder

Jul. 29, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 41-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested for one homicide and confessed to a second killing three weeks after the first, police said Wednesday. Hason Rink was arrested Tuesday in the July 2 shooting of 20-year-old Deondraye Moore. He surprised investigators by also confessing to killing...

A protester kicks a police vehicle in an attempt to break its side mirror during a

NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

Jul. 28, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are still being repaired and the rest have...

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. Coming from the business world, Liberty owner Tsai did not understand why his franchise did not have a CEO similar to the team's NBA counterpart the Brooklyn Nets. He changed that, promoting Keia Clarke to the position last week, the first CEO in team history.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Liberty, Nets owner wants WNBA, NBA teams on equal ground

Jul. 27, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming from the business world, Liberty owner Joe Tsai didn't understand why his WNBA franchise didn't have a CEO similar to the team's NBA counterpart the Brooklyn Nets — which Tsai also owns. For Tsai, it was about equality; so he did something about it. Tsai promoted Keia Clarke...

2 teens killed, 1 wounded in drive-by shooting in Brooklyn

Jul. 27, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two teenagers were killed and a third was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn, police said. The three youths were shot near a basketball court in the Cypress Hills neighborhood shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Video footage posted by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison on Twitter...

A man tries to comfort Davell Gardner Sr., second from right, after he spoke during the funeral of his son, Davell Gardner, Jr., in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, July 27, 2020. Authorities are investigating the July 12 shooting that left the 1-year-old boy dead and injured three adults. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Toddler shot in stroller remembered for 'sparkle' in eyes

Jul. 27, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A toddler who was killed by a stray bullet in Brooklyn was remembered at his funeral Monday for the “sparkle in his eyes.” Davell Gardner Jr.'s tiny casket was decorated with cartoon characters and flanked by floral arrangements. A teddy bear and Elmo toy sat on top. The boy...