Man robbed at gunpoint during sneaker sale in subway station

A sneaker sale gone bad left a man robbed at gunpoint in Times Square, police said. The victim was trying to sell his kicks for $350, and arranged to meet the potential buyer at West 41st Street and 7th Avenue after they sent each other Facebook messages. But the 1

Bank of America let house become eyesore in Crown Heights

In Crown Heights, a two-family house owned by Bank of America was the only eyesore on an otherwise well-kept block. Bank of America’s home had weeds growing several feet high in the front yard, while a thick carpet of trash, dead leaves and weeds bordered the fence in front.

Thousands of New York homes hurt by ‘nightmare neighbors’

More than 100 bank-owned homes are nightmare neighbors for fellow New Yorkers. Ten years after the foreclosure crisis began, the pain grinds on locally in low-income areas and communities of color, while big financial institutions are riding high with billions of dollars in profits amid record stock-market peaks. So why

Dominatrix-turned-cop claims she rebuffed sex advances from lawyer

An ex-dominatrix fighting for her job as a New Jersey sheriff’s officer claims she’s being railroaded by a horndog county lawyer she once rebuffed, according to a legal filing obtained by The Post. see also Kristen Hyman, 31, was suspended as a Hudson County sheriff’s officer in May when her

City residents may soon be able to register to vote online

City residents may soon be able to register to vote online under a City Council bill signed Saturday by Mayor de Blasio. Voters would enter their information in an online portal or mobile app, which would then be printed onto a registration form with an electronic signature and delivered

Classmate ‘poisoned’ boy with anti-psychotic medication: suit

A Harlem boy was “poisoned” by a charter-school classmate who gave him an anti-psychotic medication and told him it was candy, his mom claims in a lawsuit. The 11-year-old victim “was barely conscious [and] his eyes were rolling back into his head,” by the time his panicked mom got

De Blasio flip-flopped on G-20 trip after cop assassination

see also Could this have been Hizzoner’s wurst decision? City Hall initially canceled Mayor de Blasio’s widely criticized jaunt to Germany after a cop was assassinated — but flip-flopped 13 hours later, ­e-mail records show. The mayor’s waffling over the July trip is exposed in e-mails shared with the Post by

Raccoon eats up attention as he hangs from city fence

The fur was flying on the Lower East Side. A wild and crazy raccoon was spotted hanging loose on a Forsyth Street fence on Saturday, as the unusually outgoing critter’s rabid fans snapped shots of his antics — and he ate up the attention. The rock-star raccoon is part of

Massive oil truck fire downs power lines on Long Island

A massive oil truck fire on Long Island early Saturday downed power lines and closed off a portion of Route 25 in Lake Grove. The truck went a blaze after a collision involving two other vehicles. Dramatic video of the accident shows a pickup truck engulfed in flames as

Students find cash in coat donated by late Eugene Lang

These rags had riches. Jackson Smith and Shelly Levitte were digging through a box of old clothes that a wealthy benefactor donated to their famous Manhattan high school when they spied a curious envelope peeking out of the pocket of an old coat. It held a wad of bills —

8 injured in Brooklyn high-rise fire

Eight people were hurt in a fire that tore through a Brooklyn high-rise Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The fire started at 2:51 p.m. on the first floor of the 16-story apartment building at 2250 West 11th Street in Gravesend, an FDNY spokesman said. The extent of the injuries is unknown. Source:

NYC civil servants’ performance is plummeting, analysis shows

City taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth. While compensation for civil servants goes up in city jails, the subway system and schools, performance is plummeting, a new Manhattan Institute analysis shows. Average pay and benefits for city Correction Department employees increased 18 percent in the last decade, while the rate

Art collector won’t return painting stolen by Nazis: suit

A New York investor and art collector is ignoring pleas to return a painting looted by the Nazis, according to a lawsuit. Imre Pakh, 67, has dozens of works by renowned Hungarian artist Mihaly Munkacsy, and in 2009 launched a foundation to cement the artist’s legacy. One of the works

Macy’s has a secret army of diverse Santas

Yes, Virginia, there is a black Santa Claus. And a Hispanic one, too. Macy’s Herald Square has a secret army of “special” Santas of other races and ethnicities for families not dreaming of a white Christmas. The Post visited the department store last week and found they offered at least two

Shooting incidents leave four dead across NYC

Gunfire across the city late Friday and early Saturday left four people dead, police said. The violence began in Brooklyn around 10 p.m. Friday. A 24-year old man was with friends in the back parking lot of Brevoort Houses on Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant when an unknown gunman

Animal rights group seeks horse carriage bill early next year

A deep-pocketed animal rights group expects a new carriage-horse bill early next year — no thanks to the City Council speaker, who the organization blasted Saturday as an “ineffective” phony who “holds herself up as a leader who’s strong on animal welfare.” The group, NYCLASS, “feels very good” about

Another Met Opera conductor accused of sexual misconduct

A Manhattan pianist claims a Metropolitan Opera conductor forced her as a young apprentice to attend a performance of “La Traviata” with him, then exposed his penis and tried to guide her hand to his lap as they sat in the audience. The woman, who did not want to

Straphanger escapes after he’s shoved in front of train

A straphanger escaped with his life after he was beaten and shoved into the path of an oncoming subway train early Saturday in Union Square, authorities said. The 41-year-old Manhattan man argued with two other men on the southbound N/Q/R platform in the Union Square station around 2:50 a.m.,

Principal suspended a year without pay for sexting at work

A Queens ex-principal who sexted on the job and had lurid photos of herself engaged in sex acts on her Department of Education laptops has been suspended for a year without pay, records show. Hearing officer Barry Peek would not fire Annie Seifullah, 39, who claimed school PTA president

Creep convicted of luring teen to US for sex on Snapchat

see also A Queens man — who met an Australian girl on Snapchat and lured her to America for sex — was convicted in Brooklyn federal court Friday, officials said. Sean Price, 39, faces up to life in prison after jurors found him guilty on four felony counts. Price met the

Art dealer accused of stealing from clients hit with more charges

The art dealer accused of stealing $10 million worth of clients’ art has been brought up on federal charges for allegedly cheating six people out of nearly $4 million in shady art deals.  see also Ezra Chowaiki — an ice-cream salesman turned gallerist — used his Park Avenue establishment Chowaiki

Activists want cop-impersonating politician’s placard yanked

Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden’s bike lane of trouble is widening to freeway proportions — with transportation activists and political opponents calling on City Hall to yank his parking placard. Official city parking placards are a highly coveted perk, allowing law enforcement, elected officials, teachers and people with disabilities

Ontario is not happy about the bill Cuomo just signed

ALBANY – Relations between New York and Ontario are on thin ice! The Empire State’s north-of-the-border neighbor lashed out at Gov. Cuomo after he signed “Buy American” legislation on Friday. Cuomo inked the seemingly innocuous bill, which mandates use of American made steel and iron by state entities such as

Roger Stone beats defamation case brought by political foe

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on Friday beat a defamation case by a political rival who claimed the self-described “Dirty Trickster” falsely portrayed him as a child molester. Five of six Manhattan Supreme Court jurors found that former New York gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich “failed to prove by a

Lawyer accused of trying to have Dem official killed

An eccentric Staten Island lawyer busted Friday in a fraud, kidnapping and extortion scheme also tried to have a Democratic Party official killed, according to court documents. see also In an application to deny bail to Richard Luthmann, acting Brooklyn federal Attorney Bridget Rohde said the attorney tried to hire

MTA hopes people will spend big bucks for its old junk

The MTA is offering what it calls the perfect gifts this holiday season: old trash cans, stained bus seats and grimy subway signs. “Authentic, unique and probably one of the most useful items in every home, work or office now can be yours,” the transit agency crows in a