PAKISTAN — Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan: Carnival attendees enjoy a ride on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in Islamabad on Sunday. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. … Full Article
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids – known by street names including Spice, K2, AK-47 and Keisha Kole -- in New York state. … Full Article
Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust.Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. … Full Article
NEW JERSEY — Boys Compete in Sandcastle Contest: Logan Dennison, 13, right, and Vincent Impresa, 12, dig sand on the beach in the rain as they work on a sandcastle during the "NJ Sandcastle Contest," in Belmar on Wednesday. … Full Article
The Fire Department says several people suffered minor injuries when they were hit by debris from a building collapse in Brooklyn.
The vacant four-story building on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. … Full Article
The death of an unarmed black man who was held in a police chokehold wasn't in vain, and could help change the relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a church service in honor of Eric Garner. … Full Article
Members of the Community Board 2 Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday voted 6 to 1 to approve the proposed modifications of the General Project Plan (GPP) that would allow affordable housing in/on the Pier 6 development. … Full Article