{FD} David Buckel, prominent gay rights lawyer, burns himself to death in New York to protest global warming

A “green” activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the notorious “Boys Don’t Cry” rape murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

{FD} Old doors from New York’s Chelsea Hotel auctioned for $400G

A bunch of rotting doors to the rooms of an old New York City hotel recently fetched a total of more than $400,000 at an auction -- because they were saved from a trash heap by a sharp-eyed homeless man.

{FD} Bernie Sanders press secretary, CNN analyst Symone Sanders detained at airport after outburst, report says

Symone Sanders, a CNN political commentator and former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was reportedly detained by police after an outburst Thursday morning at LaGuardia Airport.

{FD} MS-13 threat has New York state ready to spend $18.5M to protect youth

New York state plans to spend spend $18.5 million to fund programs aimed at keeping young people on Long Island from joining MS-13, a gang linked to brutal murders and violence across the state.

{FD} Trump Tower fire victim was prominent art dealer, friends with Andy Warhol

The 67-year-old man who died after a fire broke out Saturday in his apartment on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York was a prominent art dealer who was friends with Andy Warhol, but had also fallen on hard times.

{FD} Suspect bit off, swallowed tip of officer’s finger during scuffle, police say

A suspect arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., on criminal mischief charges made matters worse for himself Friday by biting off -- and swallowing -- the tip of a finger of a police officer who was escorting him to his jail cell, authorities said.

{FD} Trump Tower ‘well built,’ but lacks sprinklers on upper floors, FDNY commissioner says

When President Donald Trump expressed thanks via Twitter to New York City firefighters following Saturday’s deadly fire at Trump Tower, he mentioned the fire was “very confined” because the tower was a “well built building.”

{FD} Trump Tower fire victim ID’d as Todd Brassner, art dealer who sold Warhol prints: reports

Hours after a fire tore through a 50th floor apartment inside Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, details began to emerge about a resident of the building whom firefighters pulled from the apartment and who later died in a city hospital.