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Bicyclist fatally struck by taxi in Queens

A man riding a bicycle was fatally struck by a taxi in Queens early this morning, cops said. The accident occurred in Sunnyside on Greenpoint Avenue near Borden Avenue at 5:09 a.m. The bicylist was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No criminality is suspected, cops said. Read More: New York Post

 

Medical Examiner Tests Bones Found In Jar At Brooklyn Home

Police are investigating after finding bones inside a jar in Brooklyn. The discovery was made Tuesday inside a home located at 3395 Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. The bones, which sources say were submerged in bleach, were found inside a refrigerator. The medical examiner is determining if the bones are human. Police say they are questioning someone, but there are no charges at this time. Read More: NY1

NYPD: no obvious foul play in scholar’s death

An initial investigation into the death of a prominent French scholar whose body was found in bed inside a midtown Manhattan hotel room has turned up no obvious signs of foul play, police said Wednesday. Detectives found no evidence that anyone had broken into the seventh-floor room of Richard Descoings or any clear signs of trauma to his body, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne. Read More: Fox News

 

MTA suspends No. 7 train line extension construction following deadly accident

Following a deadly accident that left one worker dead and three injured, the MTA today announced they are completely suspending all work on the 7 train extension while investigators probe what went wrong. The agency also announced it will conduct safety inspections of all cranes being used on its mega projects, which include the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access. Read More: New York Post

 

 

Javits Center Revs Up For Annual Int’l Auto Show

Starting Friday, nearly a thousand of the coolest cars, trucks and other vehicles will be on display as the New York International Auto Show gets under way at the Jacob Javits Center. NY1′s Adam Balkin filed the following report. The New York International Auto Show is perhaps the one place where visitors can gawk at what looks like a beat-up, ripped up car yet totally understand why the asking price is $26 million. That car, by the way, is the original Shelby Cobra built by Carroll Shelby himself, unveiled at the West Side site exactly 50 years ago. Today though, what passes for futuristic is pretty much everywhere you look and lots of it.  Read More: NY1

 

Cops hunting for man after Brooklyn sex assault

Cops are hunting a creep who sexually assaulted a woman on a Brooklyn street, police said. The suspect followed the woman as she walked near West 30 Street and Neptune Avenue before attacking her at 9:20 p.m. on March 27. The pervert then fled northbound on West 30 Street, leaving the victim with bumps and bruises. She was treated at a local hospital for her injuries. Read More: New York Post

 

Bronx Assistant Principal Arraigned On Charges Of Forcibly Touching Two Girls

An assistant principal in the Bronx was arraigned Tuesday on charges od sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child. The Department of Education says Joseph Ponzo, 59, turned himself in to the authorities amid allegations he forcibly touched last week two girls, ages 10 and 11. Sources say the alleged incidents took place in P.S. 106 in Parkchester. A DOE spokeswoman says Ponzo made more than $117,000 a year and started working at P.S. 106 in 2008. Read More: NY1

 

Cop wrongly linked to Manhattan ‘madam’ gets promotion, pay raise

A Manhattan cop whose name was cleared after he was linked to the accused Upper East Side madam has gotten an $11,000-a-year apology from the NYPD. Sgt. Richard Wall was personally awarded “special assignment” status by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly during a promotion ceremony with other cops last week — less than a month after Anna Gristina’s arrest upended his life. Read More: New York Post