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Fire guts original East Village location of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

A fire left the East Village location of a popular New York pizza chain severely damaged early Friday morning. The blaze broke out around 5 a.m. at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza at 328 East 14th Street and spread to the second and third floors of the six-story building, the FDNY said according...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:16pm

City employee arrested on child porn charges

A New York City employee who is also a leader among its young Democratic community was arrested on child pornography charges, according to court documents cited by the New York Post on Friday. Jacob Schwartz, 29, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday night for allegedly having 89...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:50pm

Stealthing may soon be criminalized in New York

Stealthing, a form of sexual assault in which a condom is removed or tampered with during sex without consent, is growing as a practice, and lawmakers are not only taking notice but are also striving to make it a punishable crime. New York Assemblyman Francisco Moya of Queens is one such...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:55pm

Like restaurants, city food trucks now required to publicly post letter grades

New York is known for having a world-class food scene, and the city’s infamous food trucks are just as much a part it as multi-star restaurants. And like their brick-and-mortar brethren, food carts are subjected to health inspections, but only restaurants must publicly post their sanitary...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:37pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citi Bike proposes 5-borough expansion in NYC with a few requests

Citi Bike pitched a five-borough expansion – at no direct cost to taxpayers – to New York City, a source said. Motivate, Citi Bike’s parent company, proposed adding 6,000 bikes, with two-thirds of them going to areas that currently lack docking stations, like the Bronx and Staten...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45pm

Are you ready for the near-record temps expected in New York this week?

New Yorkers will get a taste of summer in the city this week as near-record temperatures are expected to take us into the weekend. Wednesday’s high was originally expected to be 87, but temperatures in the city reached 90 by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service....

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:03pm

Water damages, closes escalators at Second Avenue subway’s 86th Street station

Less than six months after opening, Manhattan’s Second Avenue subway has fallen prey to an equipment malfunction: Escalators are out of service at the line’s 86th Street station. The escalators at the station’s 83rd Street entrance went out of service after sustaining water...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

Sewage is flooding the LIRR at Penn Station

It wasn’t the train service that stunk at Penn Station during Wednesday morning’s commute — a pipe burst, sending a deluge of sewage down on the Long Island Rail Road concourse. As passers-by snapped photos and videos of the scene for social media, workers were busy mopping and...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:40am

A rainforest pops up for the winter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Like humans, some butterflies can live in the Arctic tundra. Thankfully, it's the tropical kind that are coming to the American Museum of Natural History to spend their winter. Get out of the cold and join them indoors when the museum's annual Butterfly Conservatory reopens...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:08am

MTA hopes to regain straphangers’ confidence with six-point initiative

Between signal issues and subway delays, New Yorkers never really know what to expect aside from possible frustration on their daily commute. With that in mind, the MTA unveiled a new initiative aimed at getting to the root of the issues plaguing its subway system — and to regain commuters...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:02pm

Fewer New Yorkers living in near-poverty for first time since Great Recession: Mayor

For the first time since the Great Recession, there are fewer New Yorkers living in near-poverty, according to a new report from the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. The "New York City Government Poverty Measure" report, which details data from 2005 to 2015, found that...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:09pm