Owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree will be set free

Owl found in Rockefeller Christmas tree will be set free

The tiny owl rescued from the Rockefeller Christmas tree after surviving a harrowing, 200-mile journey from Oneonta to Manhattan was set to be released back into the wild Tuesday evening. The brown and white speckled Saw-whet, nicknamed Rockefeller, will now be free to continue her migratory journey after landscapers in charge of cutting down the … Read more

Senate Democrats secure supermajority in NY Legislature

Senate Democrats secure supermajority in NY Legislature

ALBANY — State Senate Democrats officially clinched supermajority status in the Legislature’s upper chamber Tuesday, potentially gifting them additional negotiating power when it comes to cutting deals with Gov. Andrew Cuomo — as Republicans knocked off an incumbent Democrat. State Sen. Peter Harckham (D-Putnam) declared victory in his reelection bid for the 40th district, besting … Read more

NYC failing education for disabled kids amid COVID: suit

NYC failing education for disabled kids amid COVID: suit

Parents of children with disabilities say the city has failed to provide adequate educational services for their kids during the pandemic, new court papers show. Parents for eight children with disabilities including autism, hearing impairment, and other physical and behavioral issues say the Department of Education has failed to meet their kids’ Individualized Education Programs … Read more

NYPD dismisses dozens of e-bike tickets after legalization

NYPD dismisses dozens of e-bike tickets after legalization

The city has now reversed or refunded all e-bike tickets adjudicated since ending its years-long crackdown on the devices in March, City Hall said Tuesday. Police have “withdrawn” or refunded 68 summonses dating back to February for possession or operation of e-bikes, which are ubiquitous among the food delivery workers but only became street legal … Read more

Bus driver films man spitting all over MTA bus

Bus driver films man spitting all over MTA bus

A New York City bus driver posted video to social media showing an unmasked man spitting on her vehicle’s windows — before smearing food all over the screen. Viral video posted on TikTok by the driver, Kim Sharp, shows the man futzing with the bus’s windshield wipers and lobbing loogies in her direction. “Stop it! … Read more