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Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

Five Federal Charges for Port Authority Bombing Suspect

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The man accused of detonating a device near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the early morning commute of Mon., Dec. 11 has been charged with five federal counts. Prosecutors charged Akayed Ullah, 27, with the use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing a place of public use, destruction of property […]

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, […]

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following Tues., Oct. 31’s horrific attack on the Hudson River greenway that saw an ISIS-enthralled terrorist kill eight people as he gunned a truck for a mile down the path’s Lower West Side/ Tribeca section, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) scrambled to put protective barriers on the popular path. It […]

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 […]

Dan Quart Rips Veto of Ban on Knife Used by Tradespeople

Dan Quart Rips Veto of Ban on Knife Used by Tradespeople

BY LEVAR ALONZO | For the second straight year, Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have changed the existing rules on pocketknives known as gravity knives and used in trades jobs. Under current law these knives are illegal, but advocates say the ban is disproportionately used against minorities. “I’m truly disappointed in the […]

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 & […]

Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

BY NATHAN RILEY | Despite the fact that Democrats continue to become more dependent on reliable voting support from communities of color, groups fighting the criminalization of marginalized New Yorkers report that under Mayor Bill de Blasio virtually everyone arrested for marijuana is black or Latino. Appearing at a July 11 City Hall press conference, drug […]

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

The maroon Honda Accord allegedly driven by Richard Rojas propped up on the metal bollards it collided with on May 18. | File photo courtesy Ehab and Abed Hamid. BY JACKSON CHEN | After the deadly incident where a driver mowed down the crowds at Times Square in May, a stainless steel guardian that prevented […]

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