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Former Plandome Heights Mayor Keitz Passes Away

Founded firm that appraised commercial aircraft John Francis Keitz of Plandome Heights passed away at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on Sept. 16, 2022, after suffering a heart attack at home the previous day. He was predeceased by his wife Catherine and his brother, Rev. Bernard L. Keitz, OP. He is survived by his …

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Mayor Adams Appoints New Members to NYC Districting Commission

Mayor Eric Adams today announced seven mayoral appointees to the New York City Districting Commission – including Joshua Schneps the CEO and publisher of Schneps Media — a family-run business — which publishes this publication and amNY along with dozens of local newspapers, magazines, and local websites in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. …

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One month later, the 32nd Precinct remembers slain Officer Jason Rivera memorialized in beautiful Washington Heights mural

A month later, and the pain remains strong for the 32nd Precinct, and all who knew Police Officer Jason Rivera.  When Rivera and his partner, Police Officer Wilbert Mora, were shot in a Harlem apartment on Jan. 21 while responding to a domestic dispute, New York City mourned alongside the NYPD at the loss of …

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amNY Year in Review: A look at the top 10 web stories of 2021

From tracking COVID-19 infection rates and mask issues to hockey trades and conversations about the cost of living, it has been a busy year for New York City. Our website has reached great heights this year, thanks to your ongoing support and readership. As of Dec. 20, 2021, AMNY.com has reached 17,002,233 views. Here’s a …

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Jackson Heights man pleads guilty to weapons charges in plot to attack Times Square

A Jackson Heights man, who was arrested for plotting a lone wolf terror attack in Times Square in 2019 [1], is facing five years in prison followed by his deportation from the U.S. as part of his plea deal. Ashiqul Alam, 25, pleaded guilty Friday in Brooklyn federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert M. …

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Thinking caps: What federal infrastructure dollars could mean for masking over NYC’s Robert Moses highways

The passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in Washington last week sparked a flurry of pushes to address the degradation and division caused by New York City’s urban highways last week. The bill includes a $1 billion pilot program to reconnect communities divided by transportation infrastructure, and Big Apple leaders seized on …

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Charges pending against man shot by cops after pointing gun at them in Fort Washington Park

A 23-year-old man remains in stable condition, with charges pending against him, after police officers shot him in Fort Washington Park in Washington Heights on Sunday night. Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at about 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 7, when officers from the 33rd Precinct responded to the park, off of West 168th …

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Seven-year-old boy killed, grandma injured in Washington Heights apartment blaze: sources

Fire marshals are looking into what caused a fire at a Washington Heights apartment building early on Saturday morning that killed a seven-year-old boy. The youngster’s grandmother was also critically injured in the inferno, which broke out in their basement apartment at 660 West 178th St. according to WABC-TV [1]. Law enforcement sources said the …

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Queens mass shooting reaction: De Blasio seeks gang takedowns, Cuomo says NYC crime ‘out-of-control’

Some 36 hours after 10 people were gunned down in an allegedly gang-related Queens mass shooting [1], Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Monday for greater NYPD crackdowns to stop street violence. De Blasio said at his Aug. 2 press briefing he’s dispatched mobile trauma units and translators to Corona, where 10 were shot in …

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Four suspects sought for Washington Heights shootout that injured three bystanders

As police seek the gunmen behind Saturday night’s mass shooting in Queens that left 10 injured, the NYPD also needs the public’s help in finding four brazen suspects involved in a Washington Heights shootout that same evening. Police released on Sunday evening video footage of the four men who traded shots and injured three bystanders …

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Of 400 Manhattan eateries participating in ‘NYC Restaurant Week,’ not one is ‘in the Heights’

NYC’s summer iteration of Restaurant Week is in full swing but a crucial part of the City has been neglected. There are over 400 restaurants listed in Manhattan, but not a single one is located in Washington Heights.  There is only one restaurant listed under Washington Heights on the City’s website [1], but it is actually …

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City starts fining drivers in 181st Street busway in Washington Heights this weekend

You may drive in the Heights, just not in the busway! New York City will start fining motorists caught on automated cameras illegally driving in the 181st Street busway in Washington Heights beginning Saturday, July 17. After a 60-day grace period, the Department of Transportation will issue fines for people caught on automated cameras driving …

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Don’t even think of driving there! Manhattan’s 14th Street sees more motorists ticketed than any other busway

Drivers illegally blocking the 14th Street busway in Manhattan are almost three times more likely to get fined compared to other city busways, an amNewYork Metro analysis of city data found. On 14th Street, drivers were caught hogging red-painted lanes at a rate of more than 23 per hour of the restrictions being in effect …

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Actor Gregory Diaz IV on role in highly anticipated film ‘In The Heights’

A New York City actor is hitting the silver screen in the highly anticipated film “In the Heights.” Gregory Diaz IV had his interest piqued in musical theater when he was young. The 16-year-old says that his parents took him to see “Matilda the Musical” on Broadway as a kid and that opened his eyes …

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