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Dead Shark Discovered on NYC Subway

Dead Shark Discovered on NYC Subway

A dead shark was found in a New York City subway car, prompting passengers to flood social-networking sites with photos of the small animal. "Around 12:30 a.m. (Wednesday) the driver of the N train informed us at the Queensboro Plaza stop that there was a shark aboard," a Metropolitan Transit Authority, or MTA, spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: New York Man Posts “Baby for Sale” Ad on Craigslist

LATINO BLOTTER: New York Man Posts “Baby for Sale” Ad on Craigslist

A young New York man was arrested last week after reportedly posting an ad on Craigslist, intended to sell a baby. Paul Marquez, 22, was said to be angry with a woman he had dated when he posted photo continue reading »

Did Cyberlove Gone Bad Lead to Hit & Run Death of a Honduran Man in Queens?

Did Cyberlove Gone Bad Lead to Hit & Run Death of a Honduran Man in Queens?

Police are still investigating the hit-and-run death of a Honduran man in New York last week, a death the man's family believes may have something to do with an online relationship gone bad. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Waitress Accused of Pocketing $75k From Restaurant Patrons

LATINO BLOTTER: Waitress Accused of Pocketing $75k From Restaurant Patrons

A New York waitress has been accused to pocketing tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for reducing patrons' bills. Judith Mejia, a long-time waitress at Cosmic Diner in midtown Manhattan, has been accused by the restaurant owners of redu continue reading »

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

Spanish-born New York resident Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez has officially been named the oldest man in the world. According to the Guinness World Records, Sanchez-Blazquez continue reading »

Marc Anthony Defends Himself Against Charges He Isn’t American Enough to Sing “God Bless America”

Marc Anthony Defends Himself Against Charges He Isn’t American Enough to Sing “God Bless America”

Singer Marc Anthony, who is of Puerto Rican origin, on Thursday defended himself against criticism he has received for performing the patriotic U.S. song "God Bless America" during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, stating that "you can't get more New York than me." continue reading »

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

A New York art gallery was the setting for Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" video shoot this week, with the rapper merging the worlds of high-end art and hip hop. For six hours, the hippo mogul and award-winning rapper, recorded bits at Chelsea's Pace Gallery, continue reading »

Brooklyn Model Electrocuted After Peeing, Falling on Subway Rail

Brooklyn Model Electrocuted After Peeing, Falling on Subway Rail

A New York model is dead after he fell onto a subway rail and was electrocuted. Matthew Zeno, 30, and his friend, Aaron Quisenberry, 26, had just left the Gotham City Lounge in Bushwick continue reading »

Victor Cruz: NY Giants New $46 Million-Dollar Man

Victor Cruz: NY Giants New $46 Million-Dollar Man

The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is known for his salsa-dancing touchdown celebrations, to a five-year, $45.879 million contract extension. continue reading »

Welcome Back Lady Liberty: Statue of Liberty Reopens on Fourth of July

Welcome Back Lady Liberty: Statue of Liberty Reopens on Fourth of July

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Thursday presided at the ceremony to reopen the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the entrance to the land of opportunities that was affected by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. continue reading »

Selena Gomez and Pitbull to Perform at Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular

Selena Gomez and Pitbull to Perform at Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will not only feature great fireworks but a star-filled line up of performances that include performances by Selena Gomez and Pitbull. continue reading »

NYC Honors Hispanic Standouts with Street Naming

NYC Honors Hispanic Standouts with Street Naming

New York City is honoring Puerto Rican painter Rafael Tufiño, legendary guitarist Yomo Toro and the Army's 65th Infantry Regiment, among others, by naming streets in Manhattan and the Bronx after them. continue reading »

Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

Brazilian model Romulo Pires da Silva has been accused of attacking his fiancée, model Thais Oliveira. Though the pair has no troubles in the looks department they reportedly have serious issues continue reading »

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »

Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

Latina Cop Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish, English-Only Says NYC

New York police officer Jessenia Guzman filed two complaints with the U.S. Labor Department after she was reprimanded at work for having uttered a phrase in Spanish while on the job. continue reading »