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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

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

Man arrested at Trump Tower tells Secret Service he has meeting with Ivanka Trump

A man donning a bulletproof vest and carrying two small knives was arrested in Trump Tower on Thursday afternoon. The New York resident told U.S. Secret Service officers that he was a U.S. senator and he had a meeting with Ivanka Trump, one of President Trump’s top assistants as well as his...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:12pm

Turnstile jumping won't land you in the slammer

Maybe you’ve jaywalked, smoked a little marijuana or had to pop-a-squat behind a parked car Friday night because you really had to pee. We’ve all broken some laws, but New Yorkers who are guilty of subway fare evasion won’t be arrested under a policy change in the Manhattan DA...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:31pm

New Yorkers' new obsession with activated charcoal food is everything unicornfood isn't

New Yorkers are trading in the glittery, pastel hues of the unicorn food craze for something darker: charcoal foods. And they’re pitch black. The color comes from the — you guessed it — activated charcoal, which is the byproduct of burning coconut shells, wood, or other...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:47am

Bill Cosby to be retried on sex assault charges in November: judge

(Reuters) - Entertainer Bill Cosby will be retried on charges of sexually assaulting a former employee of his alma mater in November, five months after his first trial on those charges ended in a hung jury, a Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:07pm

'Boogie Down' Bronx Zoo returning to Animal Planet for season 2 of 'The Zoo'

“The Zoo” debuted on Animal Planet in February with 1.1 million viewers tuning in to get a glimpse into the life of the animals at the Bronx Zoo and the interactions with their caretakers. The subsequent seven episodes averaged more than 1 million viewers, making it Animal Planet's...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:14pm

Pedestrians struck by vehicle near Boston airport, several injuries reported

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - A vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians near the taxi pool serving Boston's Logan International Airport on Monday, sending at least 10 people to hospitals with injuries, authorities said. The incident appeared to be an accident, most likely caused by the...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 5:36pm