As the current legislative session winds down in Albany, some New York State lawmakers and first responders are pushing for passage of three 9/11 heroes bills . CBS News New York video
An innocent bystander was shot and killed while he walked his dog in Upper Manhattan early Monday.
It happened near Amsterdam Avenue and West 146th Street in Hamilton Heights. 40 years old Winston McKay had just finished celebrating the 18-year anniversary of meeting his husband and had taken their dog Milton for a walk after they returned from the park across the street from their apartment. Husband Terry Solomon said McKay came upon two men arguing on the street when gunfire rang out, and he was inadvertently struck by a stray bullet.
The couple has been married for about two years. ABC7 New York video
A single mother of two children is fighting an eviction from the Manhattan apartment where she has spent roughly the last eight years.
Lucy, who didn’t want her last name used, hugged her 3- and 4-year-old daughters as they ate lollipops on a bright pink bed meant for toddlers inside the modest Washington Heights apartment. “It’s scary,” Lucy said. “I don’t want to end up homeless. I don’t want to put my kids in a situation where we don’t have a place to live.”
Lucy said the landlord served her an eviction notice without explanation and declined to offer a lease renewal when Lucy’s lease expired, even though she had been a good tenant who paid her rent on time… NYC7NY video
Governor Cuomo announces the winners of the WorldPride 2019 Ambassadors competition. The winners, selected to highlight the diversity of New York’s LGBTQ community, will participate in WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations to promote the LGBTQ rights movement, including participating in the Pride March. Official NY State gov video
FOR-HIRE VEHICLES IN NYC: Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding for-hire vehicles in the city. He is expected to discuss help for taxi drivers and renew his support for a cap on for-hire vehicles such as Uber and Lyft. NY7 New York video
Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the American Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th Street June 12, 2019. NYC Mayor’s office video
Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at a reception honoring the Russian-Speaking American Community, and presents a Mayoral proclamation to Russian-born singer and musician Regina Spektor. Gracie Mansion Upper East Side, Manhattan . Official NY City Hall video
The pilot who was killed when his helicopter crashed into a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper has been identified. The real estate company American Continental Properties . that used the helicopter confirmed Monday that the pilot was Tim McCormack, 58, of Clinton Corners, New York.
McCormack had flown for the company for the past five years. FAA records said he had been certified in 2004 to fly helicopters and single-engine airplanes. He was certified as a flight instructor last year. Authorities say the helicopter was being used for executive travel. Video ABC7NY