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NYC Ferry transports 1M passengers in 90 days

The NYC Ferry’s successful first three months of operation have seen more than one million passengers ride the new mode of transit, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. “NYC Ferry opens doors for people, and it’s being located in many of the locations that have been problems...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:19 PM

Activists still demand answers in police shooting of black biker

Activists demanding answers about the fatal shooting of a black man last month barged into the Philadelphia managing director’s office on Monday, before later protesting at a meeting of the Police Advisory Commission. Local Black Lives Matter organizer Asa Khalif and activist Isaac Gardner...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 5:00 AM

Philly yoga and meditation center links city dwellers back to nature

Philadelphia is the launch pad for a spiritual group's new attempt to link meditation-seeking city dwellers with replenishment in a rural setting. "The purpose of the urban-rural farm connection is to demonstrate sustainable living and spiritual thinking," said traveling monk...

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:00 AM

Felix Capital announces $150M fund for 'entrepreneurs with big ideas'

London-based Felix Capital closed off its second fund to new investors at $150 million earlier this week, the company announced. Now, their strategy is to "double down on the creative class" with future investments, Felix said in a press release. "It’s still early in this...

Friday, July 7, 2017, 12:37 PM

Seth Williams will resign and face up to 5 years as part of guilty plea

In a surprise twist, two weeks into his federal corruption trial, District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty to bribery charges on Thursday. The guilty plea included his written agreement to resign "humbly, sincerely and effective immediately," according to the Inquirer. He...

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:41 AM

Philly street to be renamed for Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men Boulevard will officially become a street in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Philadelphia-native singers, who were an unforgettable part of R&B music history in the ‘90s, will get a permanent tribute on Saturday, when city officials will rename a street after them.  Boyz...

Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:11 PM

Finding sanctuary in new geodesic dome

If you need to take a break from the sunrays in Center City, you might want to pop by the giant geodesic dome recently installed at 11th and Locust streets. There are hammocks and nooks to hang in, and the entire project, “Toward Sanctuary,” is encouraging city dwellers to share...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:53 PM

MTA to undertake full review as delays worsen

Riding the MTA has become an almost frightening game of chance lately with miserable passengers expecting long delays and praying they won't be the next victims trapped on a train. The acting executive director of the MTA, Ronnie Hakim, called Wednesday for a "top to bottom" review...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:07 PM

Powerful rainstorm descends on NYC

Intense weather is descending on New York City and much of the East Coast this Monday. A severe thunderstorm warning was put in effect by the National Weather Service on Monday morning for a large swath of the East Coast with New York City in the middle and stretching from central Massachusetts...

Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:52 AM

Citi Bike fatality is New York’s first, second nationwide for bike-sharing

An investment banker riding a Citi Bike was killed Monday after he toppled over while riding beside a bus and was crushed to death under its wheels. The death of Dan Hanegby, 36, of Brooklyn, is the first case of a Citi Bike rider dying in New York City after an estimated 43 million rides. It...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:02 AM

NSFW: Body-painted nude models bare it all in Times Square

Hundreds of naked people painted their body with personal slogans and statements in Times Square Friday as part of Body Notes, a mass nude event. Participants bodies were emblazoned with messages ranging from the DAPL-inspired "Water is life" to the celebratory "Every1 loves Every1...

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:39 AM

South Jersey shelter offers discounts on kittens all summer

More homeless kittens than ever will be meowing for help in South Jersey this summer, and one animal shelter is offering discounted adoptions to help the cats find homes faster. "It’s kitten season, which means that we see a big increase in the amount of homeless kittens coming through...

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:30 PM

Ending cash bail: Badly needed reform or 'hug-a-thug' campaign?

Larry Krasner, Democratic candidate for Philadelphia district attorney, has recently become a lightning rod for criticism from the law-and-order crowd that says he'll make Philly less safe. Among his proposals: ending cash bail. "Stop lighting money on fire," Krasner said during a...

Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:00 AM

Authorities missed five warnings on Manchester suicide bomber: Report

The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured dozens outside a concert Monday night slipped through the cracks despite being reported to authorities multiple times, the Telegraph reported. The reports compiled by the Telegraph include: -Five years ago, two friends of Abedi separately...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:22 PM

Manchester Evening News raising funds for concert bombing victims

A fundraiser for victims of Monday night's concert bombing in Manchester smashed expectations, passing their goal of a million pounds by raising £1,145,944 in just over a day. The Manchester Evening News' fundraiser has been supported by 37,000 donors so far, according to...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:27 PM

Two addiction counselors fatally overdose at rehab clinic

Opioid addiction has been identified as a national crisis as fatal overdose rates soar, but in one of the most shocking examples yet of the drugs power, two addiction counselors at a rehab clinic tasked with helping others recover both died of fatal overdoses this week, authorities announced. The...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:55 AM

Manchester bomber identified as Salman Abedi

 The 22-year-old man who detonated a nail bomb among a crowd of concert-goers in Manchester on Monday night has been identified as Libyan national Salman Abedi. Abedi is reported to have died during the suicide bombing. ISIS said it was behind the attack. RELATED: Manchester suicide...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:07 PM

Trump after Manchester: Will call terrorists 'losers' from now on

The perpetrators behind the Manchester bombings are "losers," President Donald Trump declared at a press conference in the Middle East. “I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term,” Trump said. “They would think that’s a great name. I will...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:38 AM

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing, cancels tour

Ariana Grande posted an emotional apology on Twitter after an apparent terrorist attack killed 20 of her fans at a concert on Monday. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Grande was reportedly in...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 8:59 AM

Think TSA airport pat-downs are getting worse? You may be right.

If you’ve gone through airport security in the U.S. any time recently, you may have found yourself getting up-close-and-uncomfortable with airport security. It may seem like it’s not anything new for post-9/11 America. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents can and will...

Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:50 PM