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Month: November 2013

32 Year-Old Cyclist, Christopher Meyer, Killed By Hit & Run Driver Underneath the BQE In Williamsburg

A 32 year-old cyclist, Christopher Meyer, was killed by a hit and run driver underneath the BQE in Williamsburg early Monday morning. Police responded to a 911 call of a person being struck by a vehicle on Meeker Avenue beneath the overpass between Frost Street and Manhattan Avenue at around 3:53 a.m. and found the …

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6 hurt in police-involved car crash at Hess gas station on Katonah Avenue and East 233rd Street in Woodlawn

Six people were sent to the hospital after an early Thursday morning police car crash at a Woodlawn gas station. It happened at the Hess station on Katonah Avenue and East 233rd Street where an NYPD car ended up leaning against a gas vacuum with its front end missing at around 3 a.m.  Police say …

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City Pays $22,500 for False Arrest, Victim Held Under One Hour

Kaylan Pedine was standing outside a Murray Hill bar with her friends one July evening in 2012 when a group of NYPD officers strolled by. Like many New Yorkers, Pedine is critical of the department’s stop and frisk policies, and just as the last officer passed, she remarked, “I wish they would stop stop-and-frisk.” In less …

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Man Seriously Hurt After Fall at Construction Site near Northern Boulevard and 40th Road in Long Island City

A man was seriously injured after falling about 15 feet from a ladder into a hole at a Long Island City construction site. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, fell about 9:32 a.m. inside the site near Northern Boulevard and 40th Road.  He was unconscious when medical crews rescued him. When a fall …

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Queens Boulevard crash in Elmhurst leaves 2 pedestrians dead

Two pedestrians were killed when an apparently speeding out-of-control car struck them along Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst early today.  Authorities identified the victims as 59-year-old Man Chit Cheng, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and 41-year-old Mu Wang Lin, who died at Elmhurst Hospital. Police say the 22-year-old driver lost control of the 2014 …

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2 Dead, Ata Noorzi and Patrick Sheehan, 4 Seriously Injured in Huchinson River Parkway Crash

Two people, Ata Noorzi and Patrick Sheehan, were killed early this morning, and four others were injured, in a crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. The three-vehicle crash happened shortly after 7 a.m. on the Hutchinson River Parkway at Orchard Beach Road, in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.  The accident involved …

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Mott Haven, Bronx Woman, Candida Acosta, Struck and Killed Crossing the Street near Beekman Avenue and East 141st Street

A Bronx woman was struck and killed while crossing the street last Tuesday. Candida Acosta, 74, was on her way to buy a cup of coffee when she was hit by a grey 2013 Infiniti SUV near the corner of Beekman Avenue and East 141st Street about 11:05 a.m. The SUV was turning from Beekman …

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Maria Montalvo Struck and Killed by a Pickup Truck in Hunts Point, Bronx

A woman died after a pickup truck slammed into her at a Hunts Point intersection steps from her home on Friday morning. Maria Montalvo, 66, was in the crosswalk when a Nissan pickup turned left from Hunts Point Avenue onto Lafayette Avenue, hitting her about 10:40 a.m. Montalvo, who was struck about half a block from …

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