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JFK Escalator Injury Blamed on Little Girl's Crocs

JFK Escalator Injury Blamed on Little Girl's Crocs

"The skin was peeled off her toe; it's a pretty horrifying injury,” says the lawyer representing the family of a 3-year-old girl in a $7 million lawsuit against the Colorado-based footwear company Crocs. The girl, Emma Hochberg...

Cop and Girlfriend Arrested for Pimping Out Teens

Cop and Girlfriend Arrested for Pimping Out Teens

Queens DA Richard Brown announced an off-duty NYPD detective and his girlfriend were charged with promoting the prostitution of a 13-year-old Brooklyn runaway. Brown said, “This case is every parent and every child’s worst nightmare – made...

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from her to you, by lisa.lisa at flickr Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a shooting on 173rd St. in Manhattan, a robbery/assault on 13th St. in Brooklyn, and an aircraft emergency at JFK airport in Queens....

Moving Ahead With Airport Congestion Pricing

Moving Ahead With Airport Congestion Pricing

After talk of flight caps to help ease airport congestion that leave many travelers very irritable, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced another policy to help ease airport woes. The DOT will let airports charge airlines based...

Spitzer Proposes Naming Triborough Bridge After RFK

Spitzer Proposes Naming Triborough Bridge After RFK

Would a bridge by any other name, bring you to JFK Airport just as smoothly as the Triborough? In all likelihood, yes, but the big question here is should it be renamed after JFK's younger brother, former...

Anti-Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

Anti-Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

The Dept. of Homeland Security is funding the installation of a number of anti-missile defense systems on commercial jets flying in and out of JFK Airport. The tests are the third stage of testing of a...

Leggy Drug Mule at JFK Airport

Leggy Drug Mule at JFK Airport

Authorities claim that a 22-year-old Jamaican man used his prosthetic legs to smuggle a kilo of cocaine into the country. The Daily News reports that wheelchair-bound Dean Stewart was, who wears two prosthetic legs, stopped at JFK...

JFK Airport News:  Near Collision, Limit on Flights

JFK Airport News: Near Collision, Limit on Flights

Just the kind of thing needed for everyone to continue questioning in the current air traffic control situation at area airports. Two planes almost collided on Sunday at JFK Airport. Senator Charles Schumer said that an air traffic controller said, "That was the closest I have ever seen two airplanes get together." According to the NY Times (also, see image at right), a "37-seat commuter jet" almost collided with a "Boeing 747 cargo jet on...

Even if You're a TSA Screener, You Need a Plane Ticket

Even if You're a TSA Screener, You Need a Plane Ticket

Another reassuring tale of airport security. At JFK Airport yesterday, an airport security screener was able to board a plane - without a ticket. Apparently the man wanted to go the United Arab Emirates to see off his parents, so somehow he managed to board an Etihad Airways flights without a ticket or boarding pass. And, according to the AP, "when the plane's doors shut, [he] told a flight attendant what he had done." We...

Are You Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday Travels?

Are You Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday Travels?

The Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day Eve have emerged as some of the busiest travel days of the year. While the media shows shots of crowded airports and train stations on the Wednesdays before Thanksgiving (like today), the Bureau of Transportation Statistics says that when personal vehicle travel is included into calculations, "Thanksgiving Day is actually a heavier long-distance travel day [to and from a destination more than 50 or more miles away] than...

Military Airspace for Holiday Travel!

Military Airspace for Holiday Travel!

Realizing that air traffic congestion is terrible and will be even worse next week during Thanksgiving holiday, President Bush announced that the FAA is working on new ideas, plus military airspace will be opened up for five days to civilian planes. If using military airspace (the "Thanksgiving Express Lane") works well this time around, it may reopened for the Christmas holidays. The other measures the President announced were: FAA will focus on preventing delays...

Flight 587 Victims Remembered

Flight 587 Victims Remembered

Yesterday, people gathered for the sixth anniversary of the fatal American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor, Queens. It was the second deadlist aviation crash in U.S. history, with 265 victims. Mayor Bloomberg led the ceremony, saying, "Once again, we have come together to remember all of them, and to share the sorrow that all of us feel." On November 12, 2001, the Dominican Republic-bound plane had taken off from JFK Airport; turbulent air...

Flight Plans of the Damned

Flight Plans of the Damned

When it comes to driving routes for a JFK airport pickup, George Costanza advocates taking the Grand Central to the Van Wyck, deriding Kramer’s L.I.E. route as a “suicide mission.” In the current New York Magazine cover story, “How to Escape Airport Hell”, the editors invited chauffeur Kevin Sullivan to weigh in. While he comes down squarely on Costanza’s side, he also shares some invaluable alternative routes to all three airports in the unlikely...

JFK Security Breacher Went Outside to Smoke

JFK Security Breacher Went Outside to Smoke

The man who breached security at JFK Airport on Tuesday, after entering the restricted areas by walking through the exit lane near security screening and caused two terminals to be evacuated as the TSA and other authorities...

2 JFK Terminals Evacuated After Passenger Security Breach

2 JFK Terminals Evacuated After Passenger Security Breach

Just what JFK Airport and the Transportation Security Administration needed: A passenger security breach! Last night, a passenger managed to venture to the gates by walking through the exit line - not the security screening line -...

Rally Against Port Authority's JFK Cat Roundup Today

Rally Against Port Authority's JFK Cat Roundup Today

Today at noon, animal advocates will be holding a rally outside the Port Authority's headquarters at 225 Park Avenue South (between 18th and 19th Streets) to protest the PA's decision to round up feral cats at...

Port Authority's JFK Cat Trapping Intentions Questioned

Port Authority's JFK Cat Trapping Intentions Questioned

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals thinks the Port Authority is a liar when it comes to how the agency will handle the the tens to possibly hundreds of cats it hopes to trap from the grounds...

Drug Mule Reined In at JFK

Drug Mule Reined In at JFK

Queens prosecutors announced yesterday that a teenager acting as a drug mule was arrested at JFK airport on Tuesday. Anthony Cruz, 16, was stopped by customs officials as he arrived on an American Airlines flight from Santiago...

Stray Cat Blues:  Port Authority Traps Cats at JFK

Stray Cat Blues: Port Authority Traps Cats at JFK

Forget terrorists or crippling airline delays: Cats are enemy number one at JFK Airport. After years of airport and airline employees taking care of the many feral cats who make Kennedy their home, the Port Authority...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: A "large dispute" at JFK Airport; a school bus accident at Broadway and 37th Street in Manhattan; and a car-into-a-house on Murdock Ave in Queens. Rudy Giuliani says people giving him a hard time about rooting for the Red Sox "should give [him] a break." People to Giuliani, "No way, not when you make it so easy!" Awesome Halloween decoration in Greenpoint. A different kind of customized candy to...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: Water main break at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport, structural damage at a building on Broadway and Dey in Manhattan and a missing child at Fieldston Rd & Mosholu Ave in...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: an armed robbery on East 91st St. in Brooklyn, a confined space rescue at JFK Airport in Queens, and a pedestrian was struck at East 23rd St. and Lexington Ave. in...

One Stop Shop For Cold Cuts AND Cocaine

One Stop Shop For Cold Cuts AND Cocaine

Are the munchies a side effect of cocaine abuse? The NYPD busted a multi-million dollar drug ring where buyers could buy their cocaine and deli meats. The police found 4.5 kilograms of cocaine ($175,000 worth) and arrested...

City Gets Ready for Possible Taxi Strike

City Gets Ready for Possible Taxi Strike

Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city was prepared for the possible two-day taxi strike that some taxi driver groups have threatened for tomorrow morning, starting at 5AM. About 7,000 of the city's 44,000 taxi drivers (there...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a gas leak on 70th Rd. and Austin St. in Queens, an aircraft emergency at JFK Airport in Queens, and a pedestrian struck on East 85th St. and 5th Ave. in...

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a large fight on Fordham Rd. and Jerome Ave. in the Bronx, police activity in the employee parking lot at JFK Airport in Queens, and a pedestrian was struck on East...

Cops Believe Woman Killed, Mutilated Her Stepfather

Cops Believe Woman Killed, Mutilated Her Stepfather

After discovering in the body of a 55-year-old man bound, gagged, and castrated in a Queens apartment on Saturday, police believe that the apartment's tenant, Brigitte Harris, may be the murderer. Initially, it was unclear who the...

Mayor Bloomberg's Drive for Congestion Pricing Approval in Albany ( Federal Funding Deadline Today!)

Mayor Bloomberg's Drive for Congestion Pricing Approval in Albany ( Federal Funding Deadline Today!)

Mayor Bloomberg returned from Sun Valley's media mogul conference to stump for his congestion pricing program at three churches yesterday. And today he's headed to Albany, as the congestion pricing program will be discussed by the Legislature....

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a large tree down at Hope and Havermeyer Sts. in Brooklyn, a plane fire at Laguardia Airport in Queens, and a disorderly passenger on a plane at JFK Airport in Queens....

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Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a church shooting on Schenectady Ave. in Brooklyn, a pedestrian struck on West 17th St. and Union Square West in Manhattan, and a water rescue in Raitian Bay between Staten Island...

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