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After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

After Port Authority Terror Blast, Resilient Commuters Carry On

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An explosion of what police called a “low-tech” pipe bomb in a tunnel near the Port Authority early on the morning of Mon., Dec. 11, sent a shock through the city and a ripple of panic through one of the world’s busiest bus terminals. Akayed Ullah, 27, was under arrest for […]

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

Brooklynites Describe Bombing Suspect as ‘Shy’ and ‘Quiet’

BY COLIN MIXSON | Cops busted a Brooklyn man suspected of nearly blowing himself up in a botched subway bombing on Mon., Dec. 11 that injured three straphangers and shocked residents who never considered their neighbor could be an alleged terrorist. A Flatlands local described 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, who once resided in the […]

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

Terror Suspect Arrested; Three Sustain Minor Injuries from Port Authority Explosion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Akayed Ullah, 27, is in custody for allegedly detonating a “low-tech” pipe bomb at around 7:20 a.m. near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, James O’Neill, NYPD police commissioner, […]

With Vehicle as Weapon of Terror, Uzbek National Targets Lower Manhattan Bike Path

With Vehicle as Weapon of Terror, Uzbek National Targets Lower Manhattan Bike Path

BY COLIN MIXSON | A suspected terrorist killed eight people and injured 12 others with a pickup truck he allegedly drove onto a bike path bordering West St. in Lower Manhattan Tues., Oct. 31, in the deadliest act of terror to rock the city since 9/11, according to officials. “This was… a particularly cowardly act of […]

Weinstein, Trump Scandals Earn Cy Vance a Write-In Foe

Weinstein, Trump Scandals Earn Cy Vance a Write-In Foe

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When Manhattan Express sat down with District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., on Sept. 6 for an interview currently airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (youtube.com/watch?v=RHgiKX7lsl0 or bottom of this story), the two-term incumbent seemed headed toward an unopposed and decidedly non-controversial reelection. Vance discussed a variety of issues, some of which highlighted progressive […]

Trail of Evidence, Swift Verdict at Chelsea Bomber Trial

Trail of Evidence, Swift Verdict at Chelsea Bomber Trial

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Forty fingerprints. Fifty-two witnesses. Eight days of trial. And about four hours of deliberation for a federal jury to find Ahmad Khan Rahimi guilty of a bombing and attempted bombing in Chelsea. It was a little over a year ago when an explosion on W. 23rd St. (btw. Sixth & […]

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

BY DONNA ACETO AND ANDY HUMM | Gays Against Guns was formed in June 2016 in the wake of what was then the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history — the murder that month of 49 people and wounding of another 58 in an Orlando gay nightclub holding its weekly Latinx night. On October […]

De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

BY JACKSON CHEN | Brian Benjamin, the Democratic Party’s candidate for State Senate District 30, has secured Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s endorsements with just days left before the special election on May 23. Benjamin, a real estate developer and chair of Community Board 10, is looking to build on his years […]

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

BY JACKSON CHEN | One person was killed and at least 22 injured in Times Square after a driver plowed through the crowds on the pedestrian plaza at around noon on May 18, officials said. An 18-year-old woman died at the scene, and the 22 injured people, who suffered broken bones and other traumatic injuries, were […]

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

BY JACKSON CHEN | For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. During his brief May 4 stop in the city, Trump met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid to honor the 75th anniversary of a […]

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