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MTA launching transparency system for subway delays, issues

Waiting for a subway in New York City can seem like a lifetime, but what makes it even more anger-inducing is the frequency your train delayed — and not knowing why you’re waiting this time. That is something the MTA hopes to change going forward as the agency on Monday announced a new...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:58am

Obamas draw cheering crowd in New York as the leave Greenwich Villageapartment

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle drew cheering crowds as they lefts a posh apartment building in Greenwich Village in New York on Sunday. A video shows the former first couple, Michelle dressed in a black dress and Obama in his typical business casual, walking toward a black...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:12pm

Video shows subway surfer regretting his decision

Just days after a teen was seriously injured while subway surfing, a video of another person riding outside a New York City subway train has gone viral.   He's got that 'I made a big mistake' face #subwaycreatures A post shared by SubwayCreatures™ (@...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:57pm

Anthony Weiner gets 21 months for sexting 15-year-old girl

Carlos Danger is heading to the clink. Fallen Democratic congressman and former mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on Monday was sentenced by Judge Denise Cote to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina last year. On May 19, Weiner pleaded guilty to one count of...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:36pm

LimeBike rides its national growth with eyes on New York City

With Citi Bike nearing 50 million total rides since its 2013 launch, it’s safe to say that New Yorkers love cycling around town. And with the success of the program, other bikeshares are now champing at the bit to get their wheels on the ground. Among them are Spin, which last month tried to...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:02am

The missing Hudson Yards 7-train intermediate subway station

There is more to the second anniversary for Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit starting service on the No. 7 subway line to the new 34th Street–11th Ave Hudson Yards station in September 2015 that few remember. The original cost of the overall project...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:02am

Queens landlord found dead after Ozone Park fire

A Queens landlord is dead after a fire began in the basement where he was sleeping. First responders were called at 2:36 a.m. on Sunday to an Ozone Park home where firefighters were able to control the blaze in a matter of hours, but Mohinvei Singh, 68, didn’t make it to safety, his...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:12am

City sends aid team to Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the unprecedented damage left by Hurricane Maria, Mayor de Blasio has announced a partnership with the Hispanic Federation to send aid workers to the island. On Saturday morning, a 22-person team was deployed to San Juan from New Jersey’s Teterboro...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:09am

Cuomo returns from Puerto Rico, calls it "much worse" than on TV

After a last-minute trip to Puerto Rico to survey Hurricane Maria’s damage, Governor Cuomo returned to the states on Friday night, flying into Kennedy Airport. The day-long trip included tours on the ground and in the air, allowing the governor to see flooding, damaged homes and an island in...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:21am

Muslim Day Parade 2017: Start time, NYC street closures

The annual Muslim Day Parade will march through Manhattan this Sunday, bringing together Muslim Americans from all five boroughs and beyond to celebrate Muslim culture and religion. The parade promotes a better understanding of Islam by bringing Muslims and other interfaith groups together. ...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:59pm

Tunnel to Towers Run 2017: NYC street closures

On Sunday, the 2017 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 5K run and walk is held each year on the last Sunday in September.  The event is held to honor firefighter Stephen Stiller, a member of the New York City Fire Department who lost his...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

City unveils Bronx Point, a mixed-use South Bronx waterfront destination

A long-vacant tract of land along the Harlem River in the South Bronx is on its way to becoming a mixed-use destination, the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced Friday. Known as Bronx Point, the site will be home to the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, public green space, a multiplex...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:58pm

Notify NYC app launches to keep New Yorkers informed about emergencies

Want to stay informed about basically anything that will affect New York City, from storms to transit snags? There’s an app for that. New York City has a new app called Notify NYC to help you stay informed about emergency events and city services. The Notify NYC app was officially launched...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:09pm

Distinguished gentlemen ride through NYC to raise awareness for men’s health issues

If you happen to see hundreds of well-dressed gentlefolk riding around town on vintage and classic motorcycles this Sunday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a dapper mustachioed biker gang from yesteryear on the loose — it’s for a good cause. The core of the sixth annual...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:50pm

Watch NYPD medic make a daring sea rescue off Queens coast

An NYPD medic who doesn’t like heights displayed a high amount of courage in a daring sea rescue off the coast of Queens Thursday afternoon, the department said. A 24-year-old Indian man required medical assistance after he fell 35 feet and passed out while on board a commercial oil tanker...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:11pm

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:57am

Cuomo heads to Puerto Rico to bring supplies, help after hurricane

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, members of the National Guard and others headed to Puerto Rico Friday morning to bring supplies and assistance to the island recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. Standing in front of an airplane Friday, Cuomo said that this mission will be the...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:09am

Amazon bringing 2K high-paying jobs to Manhattan

It seems Amazon hearts New York as the online retailer is slated to open an administrative office in Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The 359,000-square-foot office will be located at 5 Manhattan West in Hudson Yards and create 2,000 high-paying finance, sales, marketing and...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:07am

New York City announces Hurricane Maria relief efforts for Puerto Rico

Updated, Sept. 21: The city has sent 36 search and rescue personnel to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island Wednesday. “Now we are stepping up to do more,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement Thursday. “New York...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:23pm

Staten Island areas with most opioid overdoses lack treatment options: Study

The opioid epidemic is devastating Staten Island, affecting those from all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds — but the borough is severely lacking in treatment centers, according to a new study. A report by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:42pm