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Long Island beach temporarily closes after ‘shark-related incident’

A Long Island beach was closed Sunday after a “shark-related incident” involving a lifeguard, according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Additional information was not immediately available regarding the morning incident at Smith Point Beach. Three days earlier, nearby Jones Beach in Nassau County saw a swimmer suffer a “possible...
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JFK airport evacuated over bomb scare on 4th of July weekend

An “unattended bag” caused a security scare that led to evacuations at JFK International Airport on Sunday during the busy holiday weekend, officials said. The bag was later deemed safe. The airport posted on Twitter around 11:30 a.m. that the Port Authority Police Department was investigating “a security incident. “PAPD is...
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AOC just a ‘phantom of the media’ without real influence, ex-Gov. Paterson says

Former New York Gov. David Paterson dismissed US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s influence as a “phantom of the media” after left-wing progressives endorsed by the socialist firebrand suffered brutal losses in last week’s primaries. “AOC are just three letters in the alphabet,” the 68-year-old Democrat said in an interview on WABC...
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Best places to watch 4th of July fireworks around NYC in 2022

It’s gonna be a blast. Macy’s annual Fourth of July firework spectacle will light up the Big Apple tomorrow — but not all viewing spots are created equal.  The dazzling 25-minute display of 48,000 shells will blast off five barges in the East River beginning at 9:25 p.m. Monday. Here...
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NYC hit-and-run crash leaves woman dead in the Bronx

A woman was killed while walking across the street in a hit-and-run crash in the Bronx late Friday night, police said. The unidentified woman was fatally struck around 11:30 p.m. as she was crossing West Farms Road on Tremont Avenue. The driver, whose vehicle has yet to be identified, fled...
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NYPD arrests teen who shot at cops in Staten Island

A 14-year-old boy was busted after he shot at two police officers in a cop car in Staten Island, authorities said. The uniformed officers were driving in a marked police cruiser near Prince Street and Vanderbilt Avenue around 10:10 p.m. when the teen approached them and opened fire, missing both...
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NYC auto-body shop shooting leaves 1 dead, multiple injured

A gunman in a ski mask killed one man and wounded three other people when he opened fire at a Queens auto-body shop on Saturday night, police said. The shooter approached the group outside of a business at 129-09 89th Ave. in Richmond Hill around 9:40 p.m., according to police...
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Azsia Johnson’s accused killer Isaac Argro jailed without bail

The man accused of killing his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend as she pushed their baby in a stroller on the Upper East Side was sent to jail without bail Saturday for a crime prosecutors called “premeditated execution.” Isaac Argro, 22, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Saturday night on charges of second-degree...
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600 US flights canceled, thousands delayed amid July 4th travel rush

More than 3,700 domestic flights were delayed and 600-plus were canceled as the Fourth of July weekend got underway, continuing a troubling trend of jammed-up airport service. As of Saturday evening, there were 3,765 delays on US flights – including in and out of the country — and 612 cancellations,...
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NYC bodega worker arrested for fatal stabbing over chips: cops

A Manhattan bodega worker was arrested for allegedly stabbing a man to death during a fight over a bag of chips, police said Saturday. Jose Alba, 51, is accused of plunging a knife into the chest of 37-year-old Austin Simon inside the Hamilton Heights Grocery on Broadway near West 139th...
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NYC man dies after jumping into the Harlem River

A man died after jumping into the Harlem River Saturday, officials said. The FDNY and NYPD’s water units were deployed after reports of a person in the river near the northern edge of the 25-acre waterfront Roberto Clemente State Park in The Bronx at around 12:25 p.m., police said. “He...
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Taxi passenger’s arm shattered by gunfire

Now taking a cab doesn’t even keep you safe from gunfire! Two young men enjoying an evening out in the Big Apple became the latest unintended victims of gunfire, when they were hit by bullets while sitting in a taxi early Saturday. The pair were with a group of friends...
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NYPD veteran of 20 years gives department the finger as he retires

A 20-year decorated veteran of the NYPD celebrated Independence Day a little early by retiring — and giving the department the finger. Thomas J. Gambardella, 41, of Staten Island, posted a photo on Facebook of himself flipping the bird at a memorial inside NYPD headquarters, while wearing a T-shirt reading...
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Off-duty NYC cop shot, robbed of motorcycle in The Bronx

An off-duty NYPD auxiliary sergeant was shot in the leg as three masked bandits robbed him of his motorcycle in The Bronx early Saturday, police said. The 23-year-old was on his 2017 white Kawasaki motorcycle when he was surrounded by the masked thieving trio on Independence Avenue between West 27th...
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Azsia Johnson’s ex-boyfriend and accused killer an ‘angry bird’

The man accused of gunning down his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend as she walked their 3-month-old girl in a stroller on the Upper East Side has rage issues — and was nicknamed “angry bird” by the victim’s family, her heartbroken mom said Saturday. Isaac Argro — who was busted Friday night and charged...
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NYC July 4 weekend weather should improve for fireworks

The New York area is likely to get a soaking late Saturday after a hazy, hot and humid start to Independence Day weekend, but the clouds are expected to part for the remainder of the holiday. Saturday is likely to be hottest day of the weekend, approaching 90 in the...
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NYC overnight shootings leave man dead, 7 wounded

One person was killed and at least seven others were wounded — including a 15-year-old boy — in a spate of shootings across the Big Apple overnight into Saturday, police said. In the deadly incident, a man was gunned down during a fight inside a bodega at Crescent Street, near...
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NYC tot falls to his death from 29th floor balcony, cops say

A 3-year-old boy died Saturday after falling from the 29th-floor balcony of an apartment building in Harlem, police said. The tragic incident occurred at about 11:10 a.m. at a high-rise on Third Avenue between East 122nd and 123rd Streets, the NYPD said. The child fell from the 29th story of a building in the...
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Victor Fung, Lisa Beggs say ABC stole art for ‘The Bachelor’

The American Broadcasting Company stole an image of a mural for an episode of “The Bachelor,” an artist couple claims in a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit. Painter Victor Fung and photographer Lisa Beggs claim the show reproduced a photo of their mural “Greetings From Knoxville,” and aired it for a...
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Two people killed in separate NYC stabbings

Two people were fatally stabbed in separate incidents in Queens and Harlem late Friday and early Saturday, police said. In the most recent incident, a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the head multiple times and a 32-year-old woman suffered cuts to her left arms during a dispute at the corner...
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Spa Castle co-owner pleaded guilty to payroll tax crimes

There won’t be a hot tub where he’s going. The co-owner of a notorious, sprawling Queens spa known for X-rated soaks has pleaded guilty to payroll tax crimes, according to the US Department of Justice. Sung Soo Chon, aka Steve Chon, 63, is the second owner of Spa Castle to...
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NYC gov’t agencies late to file 762 public reports in 2022

It’s the late show, from City Hall! A portal offering proactive public access to NYC government records has been inundated with late notices scolding agencies for failing to file reports on crime stats, infectious disease updates, and notifications about multi-million-dollar project cost jumps, the Post has learned. The 762 late...
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Developer files plan to demolish Papaya King flagship

After 90 years of serving up savory hot dogs and fresh tropical fruit drinks, the Big Apple’s last Papaya King is now facing a permanent exile. Developer Extell – which built Central Park Tower in “Billionaire’s Row” and other apartment and office complexes throughout the Big Apple – wants to...
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Bronx deli owner says illegal fights good for neighborhood

A Bronx deli owner has a funny way of showing his disapproval for rampant violence in the neighborhood — once a year, he lets members of a notorious fight club beat each other up in his shop. Best Hood Deli 1 owner Scott Oudeh insists opening his doors to the...
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Douglas Elliman helping rid elderly couple of ‘roommate from hell’

Real estate giant Douglas Elliman is offering up its own high-powered lawyers to help an elderly Upper West Side couple boot a “roommate from hell” who recently worked for the company. After The Post exclusively reported how alleged moocher Lawrence Lee was making life hell for Eugene and Nina Sarver...