Police said Wei Chu Hu set the fire in his kitchen after getting into an argument with his wife and then tried to keep first responders from going inside.
Wei Chu Wu, 45, has been charged with arson, second degree murder, felony assault of a police officer and resisting arrest, police said Friday.
Several cars were ablaze on Prince Street in SoHo Saturday afternoon, after a series of explosions in manholes below.
The defense of a man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 will revolve around his mental state and a false confession to the crime, but he is not pursuing an insanity defense in the sensational case, his attorney said.
The Gothamist blog has been crying foul lately, after a trendy new Brooklyn neighborhood name found its way onto Google Maps.
The notorious “Two Virgins” album cover, showing John Lennon and Yoko Ono standing in their birthday suits, may seem tame compared with some items now featured in Ono’s menswear designs inspired by her late husband.
Attorney Harvey Fishbein says 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz . Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., confessed to the 1979 killing six-year-old Patz earlier this year.
Hernandez confessed to the 1979 killing six-year-old Patz earlier this year, but that remains the only evidence against him.
A cup of coffee and the morning paper right beside traffic gridlock? It is indeed all part of a plan to socialize and beautify traffic islands near the Holland Tunnel.
Some opponents have launched a petition demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg stop a replica of a Rikers Island jail cell from being mounted in Petrosino Square in SoHo, calling the exhibition an insult to Italian-Americans.
The zip line was one of the most popular activities in the fifth annual Summer Streets, which consisted of seven miles of car-free streets.
New York City’s comics museum has closed its doors while it plans for the future.
CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo takes us to Jack’s Wife Freda,a SoHo cafe with an unusual name, open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Greenhouse in SoHo claims it is losing $264,000 a week since the NYPD closed it on June 16 for code violations.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in State Supreme Court. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.