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This car-free bridge from Brooklyn to Queens needs your help

Alternative transportation is having a moment in the city, whether it’s the looming shutdown of the L train or the constant headache that is riding any of the city’s subway lines. From more ferries to electric bikes or creating car-free corridors within Manhattan and beyond, everyone is...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:14pm

New Yorkers can now foster the tiniest kittens through the ASPCA

Think you’re up for the challenge of caring for a kitten? Spring has sprung which means “kitten season” has begun at New York City’s animal shelters, which can quickly fill up and, needless to say, make for a less than ideal place to get a start on life. Fostering is an...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:34pm

Is an electric bike for you? We took a test ride and fell in love

Biking in New York City is, to put it mildly, daunting. There are the distracted drivers on their phones, pedestrians who don’t respect bike lanes, the noise and rush of traffic right next to you. For the people who commute by bike, though, it’s all worth it. “Biking is the only...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:52pm

It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s available, free, friendly and professional

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and as New York can be one of the most emotionally challenging/stimulating/draining cities in the world, it’s especially important for us to take care of ourselves. And vital to remember that — just like on a rush hour train — you are never...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:51am

Met Gala 2018: Everything you need to know

When is the 2018 Met Gala? The Met Gala always takes place on the first Monday in May. For 2018, that’s Monday, May 7. As always, Vogue’s Anna Wintour is the event chair, with Donatella Versace, Rihanna and Amal Clooney as this year’s co-chairs. Any celebrity who wants to be...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:58pm

Attention New Yorkers: the pizza rat is back

The pizza rat first made headlines back in 2015 when a city-goer documented a fearless rodent sneaking a slice down the 1st Avenue L station stairs. He went viral — and even temporarily got his own street sign tribute in Brooklyn. Over the weekend, another was spotted in action, this...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm

Is the post office open late on Tax Day this year?

Today’s the day, folks, and you know what that means: eagerly waiting for your tax refund, some perfectly timed deals on food and drinks and the longest lines at the post office. In the past, the post office hours on tax day have been extended to accommodate those long lines of people getting...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:05am

Springtime in New York means waterfalls inside the subway

The end of winter is a sigh of relief for many New Yorkers — at least the ones who forget how terrible spring can be. Muggy, foggy, unpredictable and, above all, rainy: These are the joys of March and April as we parade around in shorts and sleeveless dresses in hopes of willing away sweater...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:59pm

How to live stream the Boston Marathon

Monday, April 16 marks the 122nd Boston Marathon, and tens of thousands are expected to partake, whether they’re running the whole 26.2 miles, completing it by wheelchair or walking it — like the three-time paralyzed Tom Smith of Swampscott, Massachusetts (you'll definitely want to...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:31pm

Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen coming to Manhattan

MedMen, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary headquartered in Culver City, California, is coming to Fifth Avenue. According to Page Six, the store known as the "Barneys of Weed" is opening on April 20 (4/20, of course). "We do not run pot shops, we manage class...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:25pm

What's the deal with NYC's exploding manhole covers?

Two separate manhole explosions rattled the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Monday in similar incidents. While scary to bystanders, it’s a regular longstanding occurrence across the city. In all likelihood, there were at least three other incidents involving manholes that day, based on...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:03am

What we found on a freegan tour of Manhattan will shock you

Not many people would spend a freezing night digging through the trash bags lining New York City’s sidewalks, especially if they didn't have to. Yet that’s the bombshell dropped by Janet, one of the leaders in the city’s freegan community who salvage still-edible food that has...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:16pm

Suspicious white powder sent to Brooklyn Supreme Court

Local police and fire officials rushed to Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday after a person there opened an envelope containing a suspicious white powder. Authorities locked down the 8th floor and the 11th floor after the substance was discovered, around 11:45 a.m. The powder, which reportedly had a...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:24pm

Indiana's using emojis to tell young drivers whether they're going too fast

A police department in Danville, Indiana is testing out a new way to implement safety on the roads. Hint: it's super hip.  Tuesday morning the Danville Metropolitan Police Department installed a "Digital Driver Feedback" speed limit sign along one of its roads —...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:47pm

FGCU professor receives racist messages for teaching 'White Racism' course

A Florida professor is facing backlash after his first week of teaching class called White Racism at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The class has caused so much concern that campus police officers have been assigned to areas near the building for precautionary reasons. Professor Ted...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Know where the closest nuclear fallout shelter is and what to do in case ofan attack

During your elementary school days, you might have practiced what to do in case of a fire, hurricane or tornado, but what about a nuclear attack? While hiding under your desk might be what the nuns told you to do, there are some things you can do to protect yourself if there is an attack on New...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:25am

UPDATE: De Blasio signs off on bill requiring all NYC public restrooms to have diaper changing tables

Updated Jan. 9, 2018: Tuesday,   Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on Councilman Espinal's bill requiring all public bathrooms in NYC to have diaper changing tables. It will go into effect July of this year.  "As a Dad, I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:33pm

Four NY men jailed for hazing-linked death of fraternity pledge

Four men involved in the 2013 death of a Pi Delta Psi freshman pledge were sentenced to jail Monday. The incident occured at a rented home in the Pocono Mountains, and so the fraternity was also banned from operation in Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay over $110,000 in fines. Chun...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:23pm

The truth about the ‘snow bomb’ hitting our cities

Many are calling it "bomb cyclone," "snow bomb" or "bombogenesis," but if you set foot outside, you’ll know it as the big brother of the bitter cold we started to feel this holiday season. The Weather Channel reported that the frigid weather is to blame for...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:44am

WATCH: Live footage of 'bomb cyclone' hitting Times Square

New York City is being hit by an East Coast "bomb cyclone" today. NYC public schools are closed, and the streets are already covered in snow. And if you step outside, you’ll feel the powerful winds that make 20-degree temperatures feel in the negatives (-10 at the highest...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:39am