<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSun, 26 Feb 2017 01:02:30 -0500Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:02:30 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Out of Hibernation in February, Play in NJ Yard]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bears-Out-of-Hibernation-in.jpg
A family of bears woke up from hibernating and visited a New Jersey family's front yard on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[7 Places in New York City To Watch the 2017 Oscars ]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:08:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/oscars-edited.jpg
Hollywood’s big night is just around the corner. Just because you can't make it to the Academy Awards doesn't mean have to watch the show from the couch.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged With Murder in Case of Body Found in NJ Park]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:23:45 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg
A man was arrested in charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was discovered in a New Jersey park, prosecutors said Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Buildings, Trees Destroyed: Images of the Storm Damage]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:51:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/space-farms-1-crop.jpg
Fierce thunderstorms swept through New York and New Jersey on Saturday. Here's a look at the damage:]]>
<![CDATA[2 World War II-Era Grenades Found in NY Nursing Home]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NURSING+HOME+BOMB+THREAT+VO++-+00003207_WNBC_000000015208729.jpg
Rockland County police and bomb squad responded to a report of a possible explosive at a senior living facility, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Workers Relocate Osprey Nest Found on Electric Pole in NJ]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/OspreyRelocationNJ.jpg
Workers from Jersey Central Power and Light very carefully moved an osprey nest atop an electric line pole in Monmouth beach Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Severe Thunderstorms Knock Down Trees, Building]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:25:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/timelapse.gif
Severe thunderstorms ripped through New York and New Jersey on Saturday, toppling trees, knocking down power lines and destroying at least one building.
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<![CDATA[US Marine From NJ Missing Since Vietnam War Identified]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:25:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/VietnamMemorialAustralia.jpg
A U.S. Marine from a New Jersey town who had been missing since the Vietnam War has been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Bicyclist, 14, Killed in Car Crash on Long Island: Police]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police+lights13.jpg
A 14-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed on Long Island, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Chopper Goes Down at New Jersey Apartment Complex]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:52:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+HELICOPTER+AND+AIRPLANE+CRASH+-+19034208_WNBC_000000015.jpg
A helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing behind an apartment complex in Chatham, New Jersey Friday evening, and its tail hit a garage on the way down, authorities say. The Robinson R44 helicopter was going from Richmond, Virginia to Lincoln Park, New Jersey when something went wrong, and the chopper was forced to make an emergency landing just after 6:30 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Dies in Brooklyn: NYPD]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:56:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WburgBreadHitandRun.JPG
A 68-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn on Saturday, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Chair-Throwing Brawl at City Island Eatery Investigated]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BECKFORD+TSE+AND+B+ROLL+-+20571206_WNBC_000000015209509.jpg
Authorities are investigating a chair-throwing brawl that broke out at a City Island restaurant Thursday night. It's not clear what sparked the wild fight inside Seafood City. Chairs were picked up and thrown at least a dozen times as patrons shouted and scattered, cellphone video shows. "They were swinging chairs left to right, people on the floor," said witness Samantha Daniels. "People had their kids, running." John Doyle of the City Island Civic Association says the State Liquor Authority is investigating the fight and the establishment, but adds it takes significant evidence to revoke a liquor license. Marjorie Velazquez of Community Board 10 says the SLA should consider doing it. "This is a restaurant where many families come with small children," she said.Neighbor Joseph Fitzroy, who lives across the street, worries about his own children's safety. "Anytime a lot of people here, always incid

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<![CDATA[Subway Fight Ends in Stabbing, Cops Search for Suspect: NYPD]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:58:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/145StSubwayStabbing.jpg
Police are responding to a report of a stabbing on the subway in Hamilton Heights Friday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:58:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4TH+ALARM+FIRE+MN+VO+SOT++-+21452402_WNBC_000000015209613.jpg
An elderly woman was injured in a quick-moving fire Friday night that spread across two buildings on the Upper West Side, including one that houses a popular restaurant.The fire started on the third floor of 509 Amsterdam Ave., then got into a shaft and shot up through the fifth floor, then spread to the building next door, no. 511, FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said. With a firehouse around the corner, firefighters were able to get there in three minutes. At the height of the blaze, 170 firefighters were on the scene, Leonard said. Cellphone video taken by a neighbor across the street showed flames engulfing an entire apartment on the upper floor and shooting straight through the roof. Leonard said several rooms were burning when firefighters got there. Fires inside aging buildings like those -- over 100 years old, by Leonard's estimate -- can be difficult to fight, but the firefighters' speedy response and familiarity with th

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<![CDATA[Woman Stabbed to Death in Manhattan Apartment, Police Say]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:40:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ham-heights-stab-crop.jpg
A woman was stabbed to death inside a Washington Heights apartment early Saturday morning, police say.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Killing, Amber Alert Was Previously Deported: ICE]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:10:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AmberAlertChase.jpg
The missing 6-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert Friday morning was safely located after an eight-hour multi-state manhunt, Pennsylvania police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Mindboggling Bust Sculptures Stretch, Twist at NYC Gallery]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:52:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/li+hongbo+bust.jpg
A New York City gallery is featuring the mind-bending works of an artist who trades plaster for paper to recreate classic sculptures.Artist Li Hongbo designed dozens of bust sculptures made entirely out of small pieces of paper for a 2014 exhibit at the Klein Sun Gallery, though the works are still housed there today. The sculptures were recently featured by BuzzFeed. The unique materials are still attracting attention and acclaim nearly three years later. All of the sculptures are flexible and can be stretched, twisted, and elongated before returning to their original shape. The demonstrations are typically done by gallery staff but occasionally visitors can test out the sculptures themselves, owner Eli Klein tells NBC 4 New York. The majority of the pieces are bust sculptures created by gluing thousands of pieces of paper together, according t

Photo Credit: Klein Sun Gallery]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Dirt Bikes, ATVs Seized in NJ After Massive Ride]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:01:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ThompsonDirtbikes.jpg
Police confiscated Dozens of dirt bikes and ATVs after hundreds of bikers flooded a busy New Jersey highway for an afternoon joyride.

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<![CDATA[Man Driving 90 MPH in Dramatic Takedown Hit With 11 Charges]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:37:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dramatic+belt+parkway+chase.jpg
A 35-year-old Brooklyn man faces nearly a dozen charges in connection with a dramatic police chase that ended with him tackled by a civilian just as he was about to jump off an overpass on the Belt Parkway Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Daring Rescue of Potential Jumper Closes GW Bridge]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:55:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gwb+jumper+rescue.jpg
A man threatening to jump off the George Washington Bridge closed off traffic Friday morning, and police were forced to make a high-risk rescue to snatch the squirming man before he fell.

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<![CDATA[NJ is Home to the Second-Best 24-Hour Diner in the Nation]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:33:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/188*120/GettyImages-86182526.jpg
The Tick Tock Diner in Clifton has been named America’s second-best 24-hour diner.

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<![CDATA[New York City Eatery Among Top 3 24-Hour Diners in America]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:15:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*122/Veselka1.jpg
New York City’s Veselka has been named America’s third-best 24-hour diner, according to The Daily Meal.

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<![CDATA[Where is Winter? Tri-State Enjoys Record-Breaking Weather]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:32:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CERGOL+WARM+WEATHER+FEBRUARY+PKG+4P+-+00003711_WNBC_00000001520.jpg
Late February is supposed to be the dead of winter. But people across the tri-state were outside Friday enjoying sunshine and temperatures 30-40 degrees above average! Greg Cergol reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Man, 83, Hit, Killed in Box Truck Accident: Police]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_565683793.jpg
An 83-year-old man was hit and killed by a box truck on the Upper West Side early Friday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Great New York Weekend Getaways ]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:02:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/daytrips_jacqsteelecrop.jpg
Here are some great destinations to enjoy a little staycation in New York.

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<![CDATA[Tourist Cuffed After Allegedly Climbing BK Bridge for Photo]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Brooklyn-bridge-st-2generica.jpg
A tourist from Israel paid the price when he tried to capture the perfect picture Thursday night — officers cuffed him for trying to climb the Brooklyn Bridge, officials from the Brooklyn District Attorney's office said.]]>
<![CDATA[New York City Beer Week 2017 Kicks Off Friday]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:48:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-500405144.jpg
NYC breweries are gearing up for Beer Week 2017. The eight-day event will feature beer tastings, special dinners, prizes and beer bargains at bars all over the city.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Meets With Feds in Pay-to-Play Probe: Sources]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:59:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/503651880-ny-mayor-bill-de-blasio.jpg
Mayor de Blasio met with federal prosecutors Friday in connection with their investigation into whether the mayor and his aides traded government favors for donations.

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<![CDATA[Guests Dangled From Windows as Fire Swept Through NJ Hotel: Fire Chief]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/Ramada+Inn+Fire+Vineland.JPG
A blaze that shot through the roof of a South Jersey hotel overnight left two people, including a police officer, injured.The blaze at the Ramada Inn on Landis Avenue in Vineland broke out in a second floor room around 2 a.m. Friday and it took firefighters more than two hours to get the flames under control. All 28 guests were accounted for, firefighters said.

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<![CDATA[Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Doing Well, Still Pregnant]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:58:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/april+giraffe+update.jpg
The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.

Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park/Mazuri
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<![CDATA[Passengers Demand Answers After Intense Customs Check at JFK]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CBPQuestioningJFKBridge.jpg
When Kelley Amadei disembarked from Delta Flight 1583 with her wife and son at Kennedy Airport Wednesday, she didn't expected to be greeted by two Customs and Border Protection agents standing at the jet bridge entrance.

Photo Credit: Matt O'Rourke]]>
<![CDATA[Little Tikes Recalls Toddler Swings Due to Fall Hazard]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:17:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/615573_2_in_1_snug_n_secure_swing_pink_01_jpg.jpg
Little Tikes is recalling about 540,000 toddler swings due to a fall hazard. The seat of the swings is made from plastic that can crack or break, posing a safety hazard to toddlers.This recall involves Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes.

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<![CDATA[Woman Dies After Fire Overtakes Bronx Apartment: Police]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:36:41 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Raul+Galvez.jpg
A 78-year-old woman who was seriously injured in a Morris Heights apartment fire Thursday night died at a hospital, police said.

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<![CDATA[Eastbound Lanes of LIE Reopen After Deadly Crash]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC+TINY+CLEAN+AIRCHECK+0430-0500+-+04323226_WNBC_000000015197+copy.jpg
A car accident in Nassau County left one person dead and closed an eastbound stretch of the Long Island Expressway Friday morning, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Transit Riders, Survivor of Hoboken Crash Testify]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:44:58 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015194140_1200x675_883818563907.jpg
Commuters and a survivor of the Hoboken train crash testified for lawmakers and NJ Transit officials. Stefan Holt reports.]]>