Frank Cali, the reputed head of the Gambino crime family, is shot dead by an unknown assailant outside his home in Todt Hill, Staten Island, New York City. It is the first targeted killing of a mob boss in New York City since Paul Castellano was assassinated in 1985.
The killing of the reputed head of the Gambino family is the first of a New York mob boss since 1985.
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After announcing that it was canceling its New York City headquarters plans the day before, Amazon announces that it will keep its second headquarters in Virginia.
Amazon cancels its New York City headquarters plans, citing opposition from activists and local politicians.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that a complete shutdown of the 14th Street Tunnel in New York City, proposed to allow for subway repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Sandy, has been halted. Cuomo says that engineers will use a new technology from Europe to make critical repairs to the tunnel without having to close it entirely. The complete shutdown would have closed the tunnel, which is used by nearly 225,000 people each weekday, for an expected 15 months.
The New York City sky lights up in blue after a transformer in Astoria, Queens, explodes.
One person is killed and five people are injured in an auto wreck on New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, which sparked a fire that engulfed three vehicles.