An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. … Full Article
The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago. … Full Article
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