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Gov. Cuomo issues challenge to help modernize the subway system

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the MTA Genius Transit Challenge, an international competition meant to reimagine solutions to the systemic problems faced by the beleaguered NYC subway system. Aiming to increase the number of trains per hour at peak periods, a statement from Gov. Cuomo...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:09pm

Man dies from injuries after being attacked for catcalling woman in Inwood

A man who suffered serious brain trauma after being beaten for catcalling a woman in upper Manhattan last week has died from his injuries, authorities said. Lucia Bravo, 69, died Monday after being taken off life support, police said according to the New York Daily News. He had been in a coma...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

Online insurer Fabric launches life coverage for New York parents

Fabric, a web-based insurance agency that promises new parents accidental death coverage in two minutes, opened for business in New York on Tuesday following the state's approval of its key product, the company said. The New York launch pushes the Brooklyn-based Fabric Insurance Agency, LLC,...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

Can you be fired for being pregnant or nursing?

You might not think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the realistic future of the United States, but undeniable pressure has been placed on women who fear the loss of reproductive rights. The Trump administration has seemingly waged a war on the womb from acting to defund Planned...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:06pm

Graffiti artists brighten and beautify Bronx kids’ lives with mural

The intoxicating scent of spray paint wafted through the air as an ordinary-looking wall in the Bronx quickly went from a blank slate to a colorful work of art designed for — and by — the very kids who will benefit the most from it. “The idea of doing something with kids is...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am

On-time not of the essence for MTA: Report

To say the MTA is inundated with New Yorkers’ complaints of late is likely an understatement, and the reveal of a new internal report from the agency, which was obtained by the New York Daily News, may not help matters. The city’s subway system is the largest in the world, and its...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:57pm

Heartbroken dad of Times Square rampage victim pens emotional letter

Over the weekend, the father of the 18-year-old girl who was killed in Times Square when an intoxicated man plowed his car through a pedestrian-filled sidewalk at the famous tourist spot left a touching note in memory of his daughter at the place where she died. “Alyssa loved this city...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:58pm

Alamo Drafthouse to bring movies, booze and gourmet food to FiDi: Report

Come next year, the Financial District won’t just be for moving and shaking — it’ll be for drinking, movies and gourmet food with the addition of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the second such theater in the neighborhood. The Alamo Drafthouse is set to become one of the tenants at...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:07pm

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade is underwater, financially

After 35 years running, Brooklyn’s Mermaid Parade is in troubled waters. The annual celebration that mobs the streets of Coney Island with scantily clad mermaids, artists and antique cars is known for heralding the start of summer, attracting a staggering 800,000 attendees. But this year,...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

Clear wants to turn your identity digital and your future frictionless

If there’s anything New Yorkers — and most people, we presume — hate, it’s waiting. We loathe lines at the airport, sporting events, grocery stores, train platforms … you get the idea. But one company’s mission hopes to take you from the lines to getting where...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:03am

Rojas from jail cell: 'I was trying to get help'

The U.S. Navy veteran charged with killing a young woman and injuring 20 others by speeding down a crowded Times Square sidewalk in his car said in published remarks on Saturday that he had sought psychiatric care beforehand, to no avail. "I was trying to get help," Richard Rojas, 26,...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:16am

NYC weekend street closures: Brooklyn Half Marathon, Turkish Day Parade and more

This weekend there will be several parades, festivals and races in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens that will cause several street closures and delays around town including the Brooklyn Half Marathon, the NYPD Memorial 5K Run, Turkish Day Parade, New York AIDS Walk and the Ninth Avenue International...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin finally files for divorce

Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, finally filed for divorce on Friday. Just as former New York congressman Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor, Abedin brought an anonymous versus anonymous action in Manhattan Supreme Court, the New York Post reported. Abedin, Hillary Clinton...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:48pm

This NYC staple is making rose donuts that put the flowers to shame

Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but these rose donuts are better than either — you can see that it’s true. Valentine’s Day might be in the rearview mirror, but Doughnut Plant’s new offering — the rose donut — has us swooning. In fact, if they keep the...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:46pm

Times Square crash driver wanted cops to shoot him

Update May 19: Richard Rojas, the driver who mowed down 23 people in Times Square on Thursday, said he was high on marijuana and PCP during his deadly spree. “I smoked marijuana. I laced the marijuana with PCP,” Rojas told police, the New York Post reported. Rojas intended to commit...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:46pm

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting scandal that shook election

Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner on Friday pleaded guilty in federal court to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. presidential election. The count of transferring obscene...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:41pm

Apple puts creation and education on display at stores across globe with launch of ‘Today at Apple’

The Apple Store isn’t just a place to check out, purchase or service the company’s extensive line of products. It’s now an educational hub where you can learn everything from coding to photography, sit in on intimate musical performances and more thanks to “Today at Apple....

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

Find the fur baby your life is missing at Union Square’s Adoptapalooza

If your New York apartment is missing the pitter-patter of a four-legged fur baby, or you’re someone who tries to make eye contact with every dog you see on the street in hopes you can pet it, you’re going to want to go to Adoptapalooza in Union Square Park on Sunday. The annual...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:03am

Richard Rojas, driver in Times Square crash: What we know so far

The man who drove a car for three blocks on the sidewalk in Times Square has been identified as Richard Rojas, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference on Thursday. Witnesses said the motorist was driving against traffic before his burgundy Honda sedan mounted the sidewalk and struck...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:43pm

Winning New York Lottery ticket worth $24M will expire soon

Check your Lotto tickets, you just might be the next winner in the New York Lottery. A winning Lotto ticket worth $24 million was puchased almost a year ago at a store in Tribeca and has not yet been claimed. The winning ticket was bought at the Renu Corp Grocery and Tobacco shop located at 158...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:48pm