3-year-old boy dies in fall from 4th floor window in Harlem

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) — A 3-year-old boy who was about to celebrate his birthday died after falling out of a fourth-floor window of a Harlem building Friday morning. It happened just before 10:30 a.m. on West 133rd Street, at the boy’s aunt’s apartment. Authorities say Daniel Galeas fell from a rear window of the building, …

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Man spends 2nd night in tree in Queens, still refusing to come down

BROOKVILLE, Queens (WABC) — The mother of a man who is refusing to come down from a tree in Queens after he allegedly threatened to kill her has now filed a complaint against him. The complaint filed by 65-year-old Irlande Defailly states that she got into a verbal dispute with her son, 44-year-old Roody Thomas, …

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VIDEO: Woman followed, slams door shut on stranger just in time

BRONX (WABC) — A woman is speaking out exclusively to Eyewitness News after she narrowly escaped after a man who was following her tried to break into her apartment. Terrifying video shows the woman slam the door shut just as the man was running toward her. It happened on Thursday, September 23, at 2 a.m. …

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Couple beaten with windshield wiper after dogs removed from tenant’s apartment

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — The NYPD and ASPCA rescued more than 20 dogs they say were neglected and used for fighting, and after the suspect was released, he and his family allegedly attacked their landlords. Dr. Kennisha Gilbert says she was beaten with a windshield wiper that left a gash on her forehead and …

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Vans being used as illegal AirBnBs found on NYC streets, vehicles impounded

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) — Vans being used as illegal AirBnBs were impounded off of the streets of New York City. The New York City Sheriff’s Office working with the NYPD Document Fraud Unit discovered several “alleged fraudulent and illegally registered vans.” Sheriff’s Road Patrol Deputies were busy this week impounding seven alleged fraudulent and …

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Protesters to rally outside City Hall calling for Rikers Island shutdown

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Protesters will rally outside New York City Hall on Wednesday and call for Mayor Bill de Blasio to shutdown Rikers Island. The protest comes one day after New York Attorney General Letitia James toured the jail complex along with the district attorneys from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. She says …

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At least 8 hurt in knife fight, car crash outside Bronx school

CO-OP CITY, The Bronx (WABC) — At least eight people were hurt outside a school in the Bronx Tuesday in a bizarre series of events that involved a car crash and a knife fight. It happened around 2:30 p.m. outside Harry S. Truman High School on Baychester Avenue in Co-Op City. Police say the preliminary …

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Hispanic Heritage Month: NYC salon embraces natural curls to empower customers

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — A Dominican Salon in Washington Heights is helping men, women, and children embrace their naturally curly hair. “I think as Black people and Black women, we are taught since we’re very little that we came broken and so we got to fix it,” said Carolina Contreras, founder and owner of …

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Teen takes New York Fashion Week by storm, combines creativity with activism to stop Asian hate

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — She is just 13 years old, and like most kids her age, Ashlyn So loves fashion. In fact, she is a designer and is taking New York Fashion Week by storm. What makes her stand out is that she combines her creativity with activism to stop Asian hate. So …

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‘I think they saved my life’ Local 9/11 survivor credits toe rings for keeping her alive

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