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NYPD makes the most pathetic drug bust ever and Twitter can't even

In a city where gangs still run city blocks and up to 10 percent of the population is using drugs at any given time, it makes sense for the New York Police Department to have a tough-on-crime mentality. Drug busts grab headlines when kilos of crack and heroin are taken off the streets and gang...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:13pm

Bronx District Attorney's Office giving 'Another Chance' for warrant forgiveness

The second annual summons warrant forgiveness program will be held in the Bronx for residents in all five boroughs to clear their records, the Bronx DA’s office announced on Tuesday. The “Another Chance” event, in partnership with the Office of Court Administration and The Bronx...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:37pm

Gutting Family Planning Program will have 'catastrophic impact on New Yorkers': Stringer

In the face of possible cuts to family planning and healthcare in Congress, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report breaking down the importance of Title X National Family Planning Program funding to New York City. Title X is the only federal program that provides dedicated funding for...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:26pm

Largest fentanyl bust to date seized in Bronx; Chicago man indicted

A Chicago man was indicted on Tuesday and authorities seized nearly 40 pounds of fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, from a neighborhood in the Bronx. Carlos Ramirez, 25, was indicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:25pm

Treat yo'self with free Citi Bike and Noosa Yoghurt

If you’ve put off giving Citi Bike a try, the bike sharing company is removing a barrier (read: excuse) by making Wednesday a free ride day thanks to a partnership with Noosa Yoghurt. Riders can enjoy a free ride and Noosa Yoghurt sampling events and breakfast bars located throughout...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 7:18pm

J'Ouvert parade moved to daylight after years of deadly bloodshed

The pre-dawn Caribbean festival of J’Ouvert has been marred by violence in New York City. “J’Ouvert” means “daybreak,” but this year, the festivities will take place in the daylight in an effort to stave off bloodshed. J’Ouvert is a Labor Day event, an...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:22pm

How to green your life: Lessons from NYC Food Waste Fair 2017

We all know the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. We learned how this applies to our kitchen as well at the recent NYC Food Waste Fair. Did you know all those banana peels and eggshells you're throwing away (not to mention the produce you just didn't get around to using) are...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:06pm

Tinder match finally meet on Good Morning America after 3 years of messages

If you’ve ever taken a whirl at online dating, you surely appreciate the whole “waiting more than 30 seconds” to reply and not looking over-eager thing. For one Kent State University Tinder match though, they took delayed replies to a whole other level. In a Tweet that’s...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:27pm

Boston, 400 other coastal communities could be flooded by 2100 due to climate change: Report

Whether or not you want to admit climate change is real, scientists say the effects of a warming climate are putting sea level rise into hyper drive — a new map predicts most coastal communities in the U.S. will be totally submerged under water by 2100 or at least see regular flooding as a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:48am

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

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

Ratted out: Mortal enemies become 'best friends' at Brooklyn cat cafe

Rats might steal mail or dance on poles in New York City, but they also babysit orphaned kittens. Despite being Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sworn enemy, the rats in a Brooklyn cat cafe are sleeping with their enemies —cats —at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe in Brooklyn Heights....

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:10pm

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

Toddler in critical condition after fall into Schuylkill River

A child remains hospitalized Monday after falling into the Schuylkill River over the weekend. According to police on Saturday, at about 11:58 a.m., a three-year-old child fell off the edge of a dock into the Schuylkill River near St. Joseph’s University’s Boat House, along the 2200...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:57am

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

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, July 12, 2017 - 6:34pm

Man linked to missing Bucks men busted trying to sell one of their cars

The 20-year-old man being called a person of interest in the ongoing search for four Bucks County men missing since last week was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the theft of a car belonging to one of the missing men. Released Tuesday on bail after being arrested earlier this week on a...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:47pm

Cashless tolling begins on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Cuomo

With summer in full swing, cashless tolling is rolling in to make summer road tripping a bit easier. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday cashless tolling will begin on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at 3 a.m. on July 8. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge joins the RFK Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:32pm