The taxi was engulfed in fire at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 58th Street.
A private garbage truck rear-ended another truck that stopped near Columbus Circle, witnesses said.
DNAinfo.com New York looks back at 2012's biggest stories and most dramatic photos.
Police found the getaway car the suspects used to flee the scene after Brandon Woodard, 31, was killed.
Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, was shot on West 58th Street near Seventh Avenue, the NYPD said.
A 74-year-old woman was hit and seriously hurt after the incidnet near Seventh Avenue.
The Caribbean Cultural Center is leaving its Hell's Kitchen brownstone for a firehouse built in 1888.
A trio of suspects robbed a 17-year-old of his BlackBerry on W. 68th St. and Amsterdam Ave., police said.
The woman was struck by a car backing into a parking spot, the driver said.
Danna Novak alleges hospital staff conspired to fire her after she spoke up about the death of a homeless man.
Actress Katie Holmes attended the premiere for a John Frieda promotional film called "The Decision."
Naim Jabbar, 43, will serve up to seven years in prison for scamming a French national in Midtown last year.
Inspired by actress Chloë Sevigny, DNAinfo compiled a list of celebs that should be on community boards.
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