New York

New York ranks in the bottom ten places to be an NFL fan

A new study done by Gaming Club shows that New York ranks in the bottom ten cities for NFL fans. Although New York fans are nothing short of enthusiastic, both the Giants and Jets were ranked poorly on the list.  To get the results of this survey, Gaming Club studied the touchdowns, beer,...

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 4:31pm

NYC loses 25th cyclist this year

The 25th cyclist to be killed in New York City this year died over the weekend when he was struck while biking in Queens, officials said.  The victim, a 65-year-old man named Bogdan Darmetko, was killed in Broad Channel, Queens.Darmetko was hit and killed while he biked on Cross Bay Boulevard...

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:29am

Activists will rally to end menstruation poverty

Youth activist plan to hold a rally Saturday at New York City Hall to speak out against the taxation of menstruation products as part of a nationwide protest on National Period Day.  Members of the Menstrual Movement are firm believers that it is a fundamental human right to have access to...

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:34am

Correa's walk-off homer wins ALCS Game 2 for Astros over Yankees

The ALCS is heading back to Yankee Stadium all knotted up.    Carlos Correa hit a walk-off solo home run on the first pitch of the 11th inning off JA Happ, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees in the wee hours of Monday morning.    It was the...

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 1:25am

NY becomes the first state to require ingredient labels on menstrual products

On Friday, New York announced that will now require all menstrual products to disclose ingredients.  New York is the first state in the United States to do this. Governor Cuomo said in a press release that, "It's part of the pervasive culture of inequality in our society that has gone on for...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:13pm

2019 Hispanic Day Parade: Location, start time, street closures

The New York City Hispanic Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue this Sunday to celebrate the last few days of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is from September 14 through October 15. The Hispanic Day Parade is usually held on the Sunday before or after Columbus Day. The parade is also referred...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:55pm

$1.5. million available through state's farm-to-table program

There is $1.5 million available for eligible school districts to help support the Farm-to-School programs across the state. The Farm-to-School program helps support schools increase purchase for locally produced and grown food for school meals. One of the benefits of this program is that it allows...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:58am

62 arrested in Times Square climate change protest

On Thursday morning, a massive climate change protest took place in New York City's Times Square. Sixty-two demonstrators have been arrested for civil disobedience so far, ABC reports.  It was reported that the protest started right before 10 a.m., forcing the closure of the...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:20pm

2019 Columbus Day Parade: Start time, route, Manhattan street closures

The 2019 Columbus Day Parade is set to take place on Monday in New York City. Now in its 75th year, the NYC Columbus Day Parade continues to be the “world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture,” according to the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Hundreds of thousands of people are...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 1:49pm

Ex-cops get five-year probation for sex with detained teen

Two former cops were sentenced Thursday to five-years of probation after having sex in a police van with an 18-year-old woman they had arrested and detained. Ex-NYPD officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall pleaded guilty in August, and avoided incarceration despite requests from prosecutors. The...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:05pm

NYPD seeks suspect in Hell's Kitchen rape

A man is accused of raping a woman who approached him to ask for directions, and now the NYPD wants the public help finding him.  The sexual assault happened around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police.  NYPD shared video footage of the suspect Wednesday with the hope that someone will be...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:35pm

NJ Transit wants to give self-driving buses a try

On Tuesday, NJ Transit announced that they will be giving self-driving buses a try. NJ Transit sent a proposal to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a $950,000 grant to try out three self-driving shuttles for a few years.  NJ Transit shared a tweet showcasing the new buses, which read...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Man, in the Bronx attempts to lure a child into a car

Earlier this week, a man tried to lure a 10-year-old into his car in the Morris Heights area of the Bronx.  The suspect has not been identified, and police need your help finding him. They shared an image of the suspect on Twitter and hope that someone will come forward with more information...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:21pm

NYC teen becomes state's first vaping death

On Tuesday, officials reported that the first vaping-associated death in New York state was a 17-year-old resident from the Bronx.  The death was reported to the State Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday. The DOH reports that the deceased was hospitalized in September with a vaping-related...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:03pm

Accused Chinatown killer has a criminal history: Cops

Randy Santos, who was charged for killing four homeless people and injured a fifth, has a rocky history with the law.  The NY Post discovered that Santos was on the street as a result of a non-profit group bailing him out of jail for allegedly groping a young woman and fare-evasion. ...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:59pm

New equal pay law goes into effect this week

Starting October 8, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced two new laws about pay equity that are officially in effect.  The new laws will prohibit both public and private employers who do business in New York State from asking potential employees about their salary history and compensation....

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:46pm

The homeless population in the subway system is growing

The MTA recently announced that the homeless population in the city's subway systems has grown more than 20 percent in the past year.  To help combat this issue, the MTA created a task force with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the New York State Office of...

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:59pm

De Blasio deploys additional homeless outreach efforts in Chinatown

New York City is deploying additional resources and outreach to help support the homeless population in Chinatown.  Mayor de Blasio announced Monday that city officials are planning on providing additional social services and increasing security in the area. The decision comes days after...

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 1:52pm

After flavor ban, NYC's vape store owners are seeing their businesses go up in smoke

After New York state banned flavored vaping products earlier this month, the outlook for many vape store owners in New York City became tenuous. For others, it's more certain. "It's over," said Pete Foran, co-owner of Cloud 99 Vapes in the East Village. "It's impossible to maintain our business...

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:44pm

Glowing plus sign sculpture in East River provides swim alerts

Next time, you walk by the East River, look for the glowing plus sign from POOL light.  The plus signs is a part art installation and part warning light. The POOL light is a public art installation you can find at the Seaport District off of Pier 17. You can see the installation on the...

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 4:23pm