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Rocco Vertuccio

New York City
Anchor — NY1
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Former City Council Speaker Criticizes Mayor’s Record on Homelessness — NY1's The Call show is following news today that former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is questioning Mayor de Blasio's handling of the homeless crisis during a business breakfast in Midtown. If you think this is today's top story, cast your vote and watch The Call at 9 p.m.

Family of Woman Shot and Killed by NYPD Sergeant Angry, Calls Her Death 'Totally Unnecessary' — The family of Deborah Danner, who was shot and killed by an NYPD sergeant Tuesday night in the Bronx, is angry and calls her death "totally unnecessary." NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. The family of Deborah Danner is angry and demanding answers after an NYPD sergeant shot and killed the mentally ill woman.

Restored Reading Room at New York Public Library Opens Today — NEW YORK - It's a great day for bookworms as the famed Rose Reading Room inside the New York Public Library's main branch is set to re-open after a two year renovation. The room closed in 2014 after a 16-pound plaster rosette came crashing to the floor in the middle of the night.

Two Men Arrested in Connection to Bronx House Explosion Could Soon Face More Serious Charges — The two men police arrested last week in connection to the Bronx house explosion that killed a city firefighter could soon face more serious charges. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. It was an emotional day Tuesday for the FDNY.

6-Year-Old Boy's Beating Death Raises New Questions About City's Child Protection Agency — Harlem residents are asking questions after the broomstick-beating death of a 6-year-old boy. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday the state will investigate. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report. Parents in Harlem were finding it hard to explain to their own children the tragic death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins.

Firefighters March from World Trade Center to Brooklyn to Remember Comrades Lost in 9/11 — NY1 VIDEO: 343 members of the FDNY died while trying to save others on September 11th. Every year on this day, they are honored with an event that starts at the World Trade Center and ends in Brooklyn. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio has the story from Prospect Heights.

Some Surfers Riding Waves in Rockaway Beach Despite City's Warnings

Man Awaiting Arraignment for Allegedly Fatally Shooting 16-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl — A 24-year-old man waits to be arraigned Friday on a murder charge for allegedly fatally shooting a teenage girl in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. Taariq Stephens, 24, is being held inside the 67th police precinct station house in Flatbush. He has been there all night long after he turned himself into police Thursday night.

Before Heated National Debate, Transgender Bathroom Guidelines Established in City — Here in the city, the Department of Education established transgender bathroom guidelines in 2014, requiring schools to accommodate students' gender identity. But as NY1's Rocco Vertuccio found, some transgender students still feel isolated, despite the guidelines. Before it became a heated national debate, the city public school system already supported transgender bathroom equality and put guidelines in place in 2014.

Mayor's Budget Proposal Includes Funds for Smaller Snow Removal Equipment — NY1 VIDEO: The mayor's proposed budget includes $21 million for smaller, more specialized snow removal equipment. The money will pay for 40 smaller plows to clear crosswalks, bus stops and pedestrian-only areas. NY1's Rocco Vertuccio filed the following report.
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