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How to Watch Macy’s Fireworks Show Live Wherever You Are

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What to Know

  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airs Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on NBC[hhmc]

  • The 42nd annual show over the East River will feature an incredible pyrotechnic spectacle[hhmc]

  • It'll be one of America's largest fireworks display in more than a decade, with tens of thousands of shells launched from seven barges[hhmc]

The 42nd annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks show over the East River promises to be another spectacular display, with seven barges launching tens of thousands of shells into the air during a two-hour special broadcast on NBC.

Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and Keith Urban join the star-studded roster for the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular special on NBC, airing Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET with an hour-long encore presentation to follow. Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman are the hosts for this year's event.

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NYC Street Closures for the 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks

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The following streets will be closed Wednesday for the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show:

MANHATTAN LOCATIONS

  • FDR Drive between the Brooklyn Bridge and East 63rd Street
  • FDR Drive Service Roads between Montgomery Street and 63rd Street
  • Montgomery Street between Cherry Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between 13th Street and Avenue C Entrance Ramp to FDR Drive
  • Avenue C Entrance Ramps
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • 14th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 23rd Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 30th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 2nd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 42nd Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

QUEENS LOCATIONS

  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

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Author Visits 40 NY Neighborhoods to Interview Dogs

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Some people say that city dogs are “unhappy.” Ken Foster is on a mission to prove them wrong.

In his new book "City of Dogs," Foster interviews dogs and their people from the five boroughs of New York. Along with photographer Traer Scott, Foster visited 40 neighborhoods to get the dogs side of the story.

Foster likes going on walks during his interviews. He says that, while a person might be telling one story, their dog is telling a totally different story simply by the direction in which he/she is walking. According to Foster, New York dogs are more “savvy” than those from quieter places.

Foster first discovered his love for dogs while living on a farm in Costa Rica for three months. He fell in love with a dog who always visited him during lunch and slept outside his door each night to protect him. When he returned home, he got a dog of his own and was inspired to write about the dogs he encountered.

"City of Dogs" was published on October 9th, 2018. Foster has written many other books about dogs including "The Dogs Who Found Me," "Im a Good Dog," and "Dogs I Have Met."

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NYC Could Experience Coldest Thanksgiving in 117 Years

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What to Know

  • Temperatures on Thanksgiving could set record lows [hhmc]

  • The mercury is expected to stay in the 20s and a wind chill will make it feel like the teens, forecasters say[hhmc]

  • But on the bright side, it should be clear and sunny for travelers [hhmc]

The turkey isn't the only thing that will need to thaw out on Thanksgiving.

Storm Team 4 is expecting temperatures in the mid 20s on Thursday with a wind chill making it feel like the teens, which would make it the coldest Thanksgiving since 1901. On that day, over a century ago the city saw a record low of 19 degrees and a high of 26 degrees.

Brrr! Take a Closer Look at the Chilly Thanksgiving ForecastBrrr! Take a Closer Look at the Chilly Thanksgiving Forecast

Thursday's high is projected to be 28 degrees. Prolonged exposure to cold can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. The city's Office of Emergency Management has issued an alert for the extreme cold.

"This Thanksgiving Days weather is expected to be frigid and potentially very dangerous," said Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. "Take care to bundle up warmly if you are planning on attending the parade, and if you or your loved ones have symptoms of hypothermia, like intense shivering or dizziness, seek medical attention or call 911."

The City of Newark also activated a "Code Blue" for Wednesday night and opened warming centers for residents.

Winds could also ground some parade balloons if they meet the threshold. Parade organizers will make the decision on the morning of the parade. The last time the balloons were grounded was in 1971.

Winds May Ground Some Thanksgiving Day Parade BalloonsWinds May Ground Some Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Those attending the parade in New York City can get alerts and updates on weather, road closures, traffic delays and more by texting THXGIVING18 to 692692 (NYCNYC), the city says. More than 3.5 million spectators are expected to attend this year.

New Security Measure for Thanksgiving Day ParadeNew Security Measure for Thanksgiving Day Parade

Metro-North Worker Dies Month After Violent Car Explosion

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What to Know

  • A Metro-North employee who was injured when a car exploded in a train yard parking lot in October has died, Metro-North officials confirm[hhmc]

  • Gerald Schroeder, a 67-year-old White Plains resident, died on Nov. 24[hhmc]

  • Schroeder and another worker were injured when one of their personal cars exploded on Oct. 19 in parking lot North White Plain train yard[hhmc]

A Metro-North employee who was injured when a car exploded in a train yard parking lot in October has died, Metro-North officials confirm.

Gerald Schroeder, a 67-year-old White Plains resident, died on Nov. 24.

Schroeder and another employee were injured when one of their personal cars exploded on Oct. 19 in the parking lot of the train yard in North White Plains.

Chopper 4 video from the scene that day showed a car completely blown apart and debris scattered around the lot.

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The two workers were taken to Westchester Medical Center for injuries they suffered. Their injuries weren't originally thought to be life threatening.

Following the immediate investigation that ensued after the explosion, the MTA said that flammable materials were being stored in that employees car.

Metro-North did not confirm if the death was related to October's incident. According to the obituary in The Journal News, Schroeder died following the injuries he sustained.

Alleged Drunk Crane Driver Obliterates Cars on LIE: Police

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What to Know

  • Police say a drunk driver operating a construction crane hit four cars on the Long Island Expressway Tuesday evening[hhmc]

  • Brian Sinclair, 47, of Riverhead, was arrested after an officer leaped into the crane and demanded him to stop[hhmc]

  • The officer and three of the four drivers of the cars hit suffered minor injuries[hhmc]

Police say a drunk man driving a construction crane left a trail of destruction on the Long Island Expressway, hitting four cars and completely obliterating one of them.

Brian Sinclair, 47, of Riverhead, was arrested by exit 63 on the LIE after a highway patrol officer spotted him driving erratically and gave chase, according to Suffolk County police. When the crane Sinclair was driving slowed down, the officer leaped into the passenger seat and demanded he stop, which he did near exit 63, police said.

Officials say Sinclair was driving a 2000 Liebherr crane on the LIE in Ronkonkoma on Tuesday evening when he hit a Nissan Altima, then smacked into a Jeep Cherokee, and then barreled into a Honda Civic before striking a Toyota RAV4 and driving off. It was a short time later when the officer spotted the crane and got it to stop.

Three drivers in the cars that were hit along with the officer who got the crane to stop suffered minor injuries and were taken to an area hospital to be treated, authorities said.

Sinclair is charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Suffolk County cops said. The crane was impounded.

Attorney information for Sinclair wasnt immediately clear. He will be arraigned in a Long Island courtroom on Wednesday.

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Deep state takedown? Fan fury after Sean Hannity’s Twitter account disappears

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Fox News broadcaster Sean Hannity disappeared from the Twittersphere overnight – and all he left behind was one cryptic ‘clue.’

The account of the conservative television host was apparently removed from the platform late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday morning. Hannity’s last tweet, which read “Form Submission 1649 #Hannity,” was reportedly taken down and reposted three times.

The disappearance of the broadcaster’s profile has sparked a hysterical reaction online, with fans taking to the platform to decry what they believe to be the malign influence of the deep state.

Make no mistake, Sean Hannity’s Twitter is down because he is extremely close to blowing up the whole deep state and DNC linked plan to prevent Trump from being President and currently remove him from the Presidency. Fight for Sean, he is a deplorable, just like us.#FreeHannity

— Mike (@mike_Zollo) January 27, 2018

protect sean hannity at all costs

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 27, 2018

WOW! Sean Hannity’s Twitter account has been deactivated.

The Left is getting VERY scared, folks. We are getting closer and closer to the truth!

In the end, WE WILL PREVAIL!#Releasethememo

‘Pharma-bro’ Shkreli’s ex-lawyer convicted of helping him to defraud shareholders

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A New York lawyer who advised pharmaceutical businessman Martin Shkreli may be heading to prison after a federal jury convicted him of helping his client to defraud shareholders to pay back previously defrauded investors.

Evan Greebel, who served as outside counsel to Retrophin Inc., the biopharmaceutical company formerly run by Shkreli, was convicted Wednesday on two conspiracy charges to commit securities fraud and wire fraud. The jury found Greebel guilty on both counts after three days of deliberations.

According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Greebel conspired with Shkreli from 2011 and 2014 to steal millions of dollars from Retrophin in order to pay off defrauded investors in two failed hedge funds run by Shkreli, MSMB Capital Management LP and MSMB Healthcare Management LP.

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The jury was presented with evidence that Greebel negotiated “settlement” agreements with the defrauded MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare investors. Retrophin reimbursed the investors with more than $2 million in cash and stock for their lost investments, even though the company had nothing to do with their losses.

Prosecutors also presented evidence that Greebel had arranged for certain investors to enter into sham consulting agreements with Retrophin as a way to pay them back.

According to the 2015 indictment, Retrophin did not receive “any legitimate consulting services based on these sham agreements,” but the company paid the defrauded investors more than $7.6 million in cash and stock for their consulting services.

In total, Shkreli and Greebel caused Retrophin and its investors to lose more than $11 million through their settlement and sham consulting agreements, according to the indictment.

The jury was also presented with evidence that Greebel and Shkreli attempted to illegally control the price and trading volume of Retrophin’s stock by concealing the fact that Shkreli controlled the majority of Retrophin’s free-trading shares. Prosecutors presented evidence that Greebel used his law license and training to file false documents with government regulators to hide the fact that Shkreli controlled those shares.

Thousands Expected at Funeral for NYC Boy in Machete Attack

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  • 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz will be laid to rest Wednesday during his funeral at a church in the Bronx[hhmc]

  • The final goodbyes come a day after authorities made an eighth person has been arrested in connection with the deadly stabbing[hhmc]

  • The teenager, known as Junior, was stabbed in the neck with a machete in front of a Bronx bodega last week[hhmc]

The 15-year-old boy killed in the machete attack outside a busy Bronx bodega last week will be laid to rest Wednesday, a day after an eighth arrest in the case that has drawn national attention for its caught-on-camera brutality.

The funeral for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who dreamed of being a police officer and was affectionately known as Junior, will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 9:30 a.m. Thousands of people are expected to attend.

The horrifying attack on Guzman-Feliz was captured on video; he was dragged outside the bodega and set upon by a gang of men who hacked at him as he struggled to defend himself. The boy was slashed in the neck and died after running to a hospital three blocks away.

Family members say it was a case of mistaken identity.

Extradition Hearing for Suspects in Bronx Murder

[NY] Extradition Hearing for Suspects in Bronx Murder

Authorities said Tuesday that the eighth person arrested, 23-year-old Elvin Garcia, a Bronx resident, was charged with murder and manslaughter, among other crimes, in connection with the killing.

Six other suspects were arrested in New Jersey and have agreed to be extradited to New York City to face charges in the case, though the specific nature of those charges wasn't immediately clear.

These suspects, men between the ages of 18 and 24 from the Bronx, Long Island, and Paterson, New Jersey, appeared in a New Jersey courtroom Tuesday. One of the suspects hung his head the entire time, unwilling to look up as the judge spoke to him. The others listened quietly through their hearings, stonefaced apart from at least one apparent sneer, responding "sí" or "yes" to questions.

During the press conference, Clark said these six suspects will face charges of murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault. They will be arraigned Wednesday, Clark said.

The six suspects will be assigned new attorneys once they get to the Bronx. A defense attorney who had represented one of the suspects said Tuesday the men and their families are receiving death threats over the case.

Police Release Sketch of Woman Found in Bags at NYC Park

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What to Know

  • Police released a sketch of the woman in two bags at Crotona Park in the Bronx [hhmc]

  • The bags were found near the entrance of the park[hhmc]

  • Shocked neighbors say they often visit with their children every day[hhmc]

Police are asking for help identifying a woman whose body was found in two separate bags at Crotona Park in the Bronx, police say.

The NYPD released a sketch of the woman Saturday night. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


The NYPD released the inset sketch of the woman whose body was found in bags at Crotona Park in the Bronx.
Photo credit: NYPD

A parks department employee spotted the bags near the entrance to Crotona Park and told a supervisor, who called 911. It appeared the bags were placed there sometime Thursday morning, according to sources.

Officers found a knife in the sewer as they canvassed the park on Saturday, but told News 4 New York it was too early to say if the weapon was connected to the remains.

A nearby resident, who only gave his name as Victor, said he'd been walking his dogs when they apparently smelled it.

"I didn't smell it, my dogs did," he said. "They went straight to it, both of them."

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