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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A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars by the real estate magnates who took the iconic skyscraper public last October.
Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at the corner of Ainslie Street and Union Avenue on Monday.
Two of the largest non-profit immigration service groups in the United States will shut down after being accused of defrauding thousands of clients, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday.
New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest.
The New York State Department of Financial Services said on Thursday it seeks public comments on its proposed plan to regulate firms that deal with bitcoins and other Internet currencies in a bid to protect consumers and ward off money laundering schemes.
The New Jersey committee investigating the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that sparked a political firestorm will interview a top aide to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday, although the probe has lost steam in recent months.
For decades, it’s been the mightiest weapon in the transit union’s arsenal, enough to cripple commerce and bring governments to their knees. But has the age of telecommuting taken the edge off the transit strike?