What to know about the UN General Assembly

Every September, the United Nations General Assembly brings politicians from around the world to Manhattan to discuss key issues on a global scale, from education and the environment to trade and globalization. The General Assembly, one of the six main branches of the UN, kicked off on Sept. 12 and runs through Sept. 25. But…

Construction worker falls nearly 30 stories to his death

A worker fell nearly 30 floors to his death at a construction site for a luxury condo building in the Financial District Thursday morning, police said. The 43-year-old man was installing the frame in which to pour concrete for the 29th floor of 161 Maiden Lane, between Front and South streets, at about 9:25 a.m.…

Suspect sought in stabbing near Central Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a suspect who they said stabbed a man near Central Park on Sunday afternoon. The victim, 23, was stabbed in the torso about 1:20 p.m. near Columbus Circle and Central Park South, the NYPD said. He was brought to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and was expected to survive, according to…

New York: Newborn found dead in homeless woman’s arms

A homeless woman was found clutching a dead newborn baby on the street in Hell’s Kitchen Thursday morning, a law enforcement source said. The woman was sitting on the sidewalk outside 618 W. 46th St. when a passerby called 911 shortly before 8 a.m., the source said. The baby had been born within the last…

Fake cops steal $10G from Washington Heights apartment: NYPD

Two women pretending to be police officers stole $10,000 in cash from the Manhattan apartment of a 78-year-old woman earlier this month, the NYPD said. The women wore shields around their necks when they knocked on the door of the victim’s apartment near West 189th Street and Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights about 7:30 p.m.…

New York: Dog attacks man during fight with owner in midtown

An argument about drugs led to a dog attack in midtown Friday morning, police said. Two men, ages 27 and 34, began fighting inside the 34-year-old’s residence at The Biltmore, a luxury apartment building on West 47th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway, according to police. The men and the 34-year-old’s dog were struggling on…

Body cameras ‘should be a requirement’ for ICE: Council members

With President Donald Trump looking to make good on his campaign promise to end illegal immigration, two City Council members want to outfit government agents with body cameras to protect the immigrants they seek to deport. “This is about protecting the rights of a vulnerable population. Immigrants and their families deserve to be treated with…

Teens vandalize Brooklyn cemetery, write anti-Asian slurs on headstones

Three teenagers spray-painted anti-Asian slurs and other derogatory words on dozens of headstones in the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning, police said Wednesday. Police are looking for the three males, believed to be 16 to 19 years old, who they say knocked over and spray-painted more than 40 headstones after entering the…