New York City Headlines

  • New York Uber driver faces kidnapping charges

    A New York woman who hailed an Uber one night in February ended up stranded more than 50 miles from home after her driver groped her and took her phone, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. When she got home, she found she'd been charged $1,047. The driver, Harbir Parmar, faces charges of kidnapping and wire fraud, as detailed in a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. "Parmar kidnapped, terrorized and assaulted the woman before dumping her on the side of an...

  • Lead detective told Weinstein witness to delete cell phone messages

    The former lead detective handling the New York sex crimes investigation against Harvey Weinstein told an accuser to delete cell phone messages prior to turning her phones over to authorities, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio advised the woman that she should delete "anything she did not want anyone to see before providing the phones to our office," according to a letter from the DA's office to Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman. The...

  • Canada Has Legalized Marijuana, And That Pisses Off Trevor Noah

    "As someone who lives in New York City, this story pisses me off. All these places are getting legal weed before us."

  • WATCH: Harvey Weinstein prosecution suffers second significant blow in a week

    Already, accusations from one of three accusers has been dropped from the case.

    ABC News
  • Tenants Are Fighting Eviction Before It Starts

    Michelle Chen A Certificate Of No Harassment could become tenants' preemptive strike against predatory developers encircling their neighborhoods. The post Tenants Are Fighting Eviction Before It Starts appeared first on The Nation.

    The Nation
  • Funds Back Proposal To Remove Mark Zuckerberg As Facebook Chairman

    Several public funds with holdings in Facebook are calling for the removal of CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the chairman of the social network’s board of directors. The New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, together state treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island  and Pennsylvania, and Trillium Asset Management, today announced their support a shareholder initiative to name an independent board chair. They argued, in statement released today, that such a dramatic step is…