A devastated Don Leo, a crane operator himself who had actually worked on this very crane a week earlier, told of first getting the word that the crane was down on East 91st Street.
Officer Kevin Brennan was all smiles as hundreds of uniformed officers gave him a hero’s send-off from Bellevue Hospital. He also got a very special visitor as he returned home to Long Island.
Victims of the crash were taken to Belluvue Hospital.
Officer Kevin Brennan is in critical but stable condition and doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, the suspect, Luis Ortiz, has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Officer Kevin Brennan was shot at the Bushwick House, which is a housing project. The alleged gunman, who officials named as Louis “Baby” Ortiz, is also wanted in connection with a homicide earlier this month, Bloomberg said.
In 1897, a time capsule was sealed up and hidden away in the cornerstone of what was Bellevue Hospital Medical College in Manhattan. Now, it has been found.
The crash happened at around 3:22 p.m., shortly after the chopper took off from the 34th Street helipad. Crews at the scene lifted the chopper out of the water Tuesday evening and were able to get it onto a recovery boat.
There has been much focus on the health problems of the first responders on 9/11, but it wasn’t just adults whose health was impacted.
Police say 23-year-old Jorge Ruiz climbed over a 5-foot-high glass partition of the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and threatened to jump.
Eight people are hurt, two of them critically, after an SUV fell from the upper level of the FDR Drive.
The crash happened just before 4am Saturday on 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Witnesses say the woman was coming out of a bar when she was hit by a speeding SUV.
Speaking on his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said that police allowing Raymond Velasquez to stay up on the pole for hours Tuesday wasn’t “the world’s worst thing,” despite the fact that it brought traffic to a standstill.
Five police officers were injured and six people arrested after brawl erupted outside a Lower East Side club early Wednesday morning following a hip hop CD release party.
Raymond Velasquez was being held on $1,000 bail after his arraignment Wednesday on charges including reckless endangerment. The most serious is a misdemeanor.
Officials says he was beaten by a group of five to six other men after some kind of dispute.
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