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Kosciuszko Bridge wolves honor historic bridge

The wolves and warriors who aimed to defend the Kosciuszko Bridge from its uncertain death may not be able to save the bridge, but they did take to the nearby streets in a “procession to honor and glory“ the bridge on Saturday. The 78-year-old structure was replaced in April by the...

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:08am

New York landlords are getting graded thanks to new technology

Apartment hunting in New York City just got a whole lot easier. Letter grades are no longer just for restaurants, as tech start-up Rentlogic is now slapping letter grades of its own on the dwellings you call home. In a city as high-priced and cut-throat as New York, almost everyone has a...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:29pm

Applications for Cuomo's free college program close July 21

Attention college students in New York state: Today is the last day that you can apply for free college through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program. The application process for the Excelsior Scholarship, which is the nation’s first such program, opened in early June and...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 8:58am

City steps up (again) to help immigrant New Yorkers

Mayor Bill de Blasio has not been shy when it comes to bucking President Donald Trump’s doctrine on immigration. On Friday, the de Blasio administration announced that NYCitizenship, a public-private partnership providing free legal assistance with citizenship applications and financial...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:59pm

Free outdoor movies in NYC: July 21, 2017

If you’re looking to check out one of the several free outdoor movies in the park on Friday, then we’ve got you covered. Instead of rushing home to fire up the Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon to binge watch the hottest show, take advantage of being outdoors in the summer weather and enjoy a...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:06pm

How to stay safe – and cool – in another NYC heat wave

With New York City still under a heat advisory until Thursday evening, not only is it miserable to be traversing through the streets and subway system (or at least even worse than normal), it can also be downright dangerous. Thursday is set to be another scorcher, so Metro spoke with Dr. Lawrence...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:03am

Free outdoor movies in NYC: July 19, 2017

There’s something special about summer in New York City, and just about everyone enjoys free outdoor movies in the park. Many NYC parks turn into outdoor venues for movie screenings, while other venues such as art galleries or film centers open their doors for a free dose of summer...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:12pm

One of every two people under 25 has an STI in NYC and it could be syphilis

With information blasting us in the face 24/7, we know all about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia —but the numbers of infections have reached the highest reported levels in 30 years in New York City with similar numbers nationwide. What gives?...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:22pm

Brooklyn missing mail caper solved; Mail Rat did it (allegedly)

Another rat has made a name for himself and that name —Mail Rat — will go down in infamy… as soon as the exterminator’s traps get him. A woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant could not figure out why she wasn’t receiving her postal mail. “She thought it was the post...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:45pm

With Queens launch, ParkNYC now available in all 5 boroughs

We order food, find dates and hail a car service with our phones, and now New Yorkers in all five boroughs can add feeding the meter to the list with the launch of ParkNYC in Queens. Announced Tuesday as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:56pm

Hot chicken is the next phase of the fried chicken craze

Every time is seems like fried chicken’s 15 minutes are up, it finds a way to reinvent itself and restart the clock. Two of last year’s best openings — Birds & Bubbles, where it’s served alongside no less than flutes of bubbly, and the intensely Southern charmed Root...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

Televisiting maintains family connections during incarceration

The sounds of a pizza party, complete with cheerful children and laughter, spilled out into the hallway. The revelry was akin to an everyday family gathering — except some guests were attending remotely from a local prison. The gathering was part of the New York Society for Ethical Culture...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:02am

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:23am

Man pees on woman’s face on J train: Police

Closing your eyes while sitting on the subway is something many New Yorkers do, but they may want to rethink that practice. A woman who was doing just that early Thursday morning found herself getting peed on by a stranger, police said. The 26-year old was listening to music with her eyes closed...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:06am

Looking back at the Great NYC Blackout of 1977

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the great New York City blackout of 1977. On July 13 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the city fell into complete darkness. Lightning strikes to power lines and Con Edison infrastructure caused a series of overloads, which led to the city losing power. For a 25-hour...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:26pm

Super-secret Spireworks app lets select New Yorkers change skyline colors

Whether from afar or within or from the street or a tony penthouse in the sky, there is no feeling quite like seeing New York City’s iconic skyline, especially at night. But imagine if you could control the glittering lights of just one of those buildings — or even two. The select...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Is it hot enough for ya, New York?

Don’t even bother wiping that sweat from your brow today, New Yorkers. Resistance is futile, especially as temperatures are expected to hit the mid-90s, with the most extreme heat hitting this afternoon. via GIPHY A National Weather Service heat advisory is in effect throughout the area...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:54am

UberEATS goes 24/7 in New York City

Good news, users of UberEATS who find themselves going hungry in the early-morning hours. The app-based food delivery service is now available 24 hours a day in New York City. UberEATS launched here back in 2015 and originally delivered between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Starting Thursday, anyone with mad...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 9:56am

Another scorcher! Heat Advisory in effect Thursday, July 13

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in effect through 6 p.m. on Thursday. High heat and humidity are expected, with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values in the upper 90s on Thursday. “Extreme heat is dangerous, especially for vulnerable New Yorkers,” said New...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:49pm

The richest neighborhoods in New York might surprise you (or not)

It’s no secret living in New York ain’t cheap, and walking down the wide-set strips of Fifth and Park avenues are usually enough to remind most of us what we can’t afford, but also wonder: What are the richest neighborhoods in New York City? It might surprise you which...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:15am