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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

Famous NYC restaurant with female head chef had a 'rape room'

One of New York City’s most prominent restaurants — and the launchpad for one of the country’s biggest female chefs — has a “rape room” where guests would terrorize female staff, former employees told the New York Times in a series of shocking allegations. The...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:21pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Channeling his inner Kevin Bacon, perhaps, de Blasio repeals NYC Cabaret Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation repealing the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law. What is a Cabaret Law, you might ask? Have you ever seen the movie Footloose? No one in the town was allowed to dance until Kevin Bacon shook things up. So, I guess de Blasio is sort of the Kevin Bacon here...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:01pm