Allen Houston, City Editor for Metro New York, is a veteran of print and online journalism and has been an editor at the New York Post and Dallas Morning News.
In the course of his decade-long career, Allen has covered city politics, features, schools, religion and every other beat in-between.
Prior to New York, Allen lived in Japan and Indonesia.
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On a recent summer night I wandered past Smalls jazz club on West 10th Street in the Village. The Maine coon cat reclining on the doorstep caught my attention, and the chalkboard announcement of “Tap Jam” held it. The cat is called Minnow and the Tap Jam is not to be missed.
A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the September 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed in the national memorial museum at the site, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.
Two kayakers who got in over their heads in the waters off New York have put authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport on the defensive after flipping their boat and accidentally finding themselves in a restricted area of the airport.
After a long and unsuccessful battle by community members and politicians to save the space, Rizzoli recently joined a growing number of iconic New York businesses displaced or permanently shuttered by soaring property values and a rising demand for luxury housing.
Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city’s police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned chokehold.
Police have arrested seven people on charges they were tied to an international ring that defrauded eBay Inc’s StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million, the latest in a string of high-profile cybercrime busts in recent months.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.