Councilman calls on NYC to reopen struggling small businesses

A City Councilman from Brooklyn is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to allow mom-and-pop shops that haven’t received government loans during the pandemic to reopen so they don’t have to close forever. “Small businesses are suffering tremendously during the shutdown — forced to shutter for months and unable to pay rent and meet their…

Bodies being moved in broad daylight at makeshift NYC coronavirus morgue

Brooklyn residents are getting a horrifically intimate view of the coronavirus pandemic. The city is transporting bodies openly and in broad daylight in a Sunset Park parking lot where rows of refrigerated trucks are being used for the storage of bodies as the coronavirus death toll continues to climb. Passersby were stunned to watch corpses…

FDNY firefighters applaud medical workers battling coronavirus at NYU Langone

Respect, from one life-saver to another. City firefighters in full turnout gear blared their sirens and cheered Friday night in a show of gratitude for medical workers at NYU Langone Kips Bay, one of the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. “We love you!” a firefighter could be heard shouting, as a row of FDNY members…

Soccer player at upstate college drowns in Australia

A soccer player at an upstate New York college died over holiday break in his native Australia when he fell into the ocean and was swept away by the current, according to reports. Eric Birighitti, a 21-year-old student at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, was hanging out with friends near Twilight Beach in Esperance…

Bleeding man stumbles into Times Square hotel saying he’s been shot

A bleeding man stumbled into the St. James Hotel near bustling Times Square early Saturday shouting, “I got shot!” — and police were seeking his attacker. It was not immediately clear what happened to the man, though a police source said it’s believed he had actually been stabbed — in the buttocks. “He was still…

Zymere Perkins’ mom admits lying to cops about his murder

Zymere Perkins’ mom admitted Thursday she initially lied to cops about her son’s murder to minimize her culpability. On Sept. 26, 2016, Geraldine Perkins, 29, passively stood by as her ex-boyfriend, Rysheim Smith, 45, allegedly beat her 6-year-old with a broomstick handle then left him to die. Smith allegedly left the apartment for 2¹/₂ hours,…