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Snow will hit NYC for Friday evening commute, travel advisory issued

This week has been a cold one in New York City and with snow Friday evening, the winter weather isn't letting up. Snow could impact the Friday evening commute throughout the city, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the city through 10 p.m...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:24pm

MTA plans E, M line work between holidays

Taking advantage of fewer straphangers expect to be traversing the city, the MTA plans to do “significant” upgrades, repairs and maintenance on the E and M subway lines during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. More than 500 workers will tackle signal, track, drainage and...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:56pm

Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel

The governors of New York and New Jersey on Thursday committed to fund 100 percent of their share of the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel rail project. New York will fund $1.75 billion while New Jersey Transit will add $1.9 billion to the $1.9 billion already committed by the board of commissioners of...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:03am

Queens Library now offers Kanopy free movie streaming

Queens residents will now have access to thousands of films — for free — thanks to the Queens Library now offering film streaming service Kanopy in all of its 62 branches. With the addition of Kanopy at the Queens Library, residents in all of New York City’s five boroughs have...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

NYC Ferry cruises into cold weather

Now that winter seems to have New York City in its cold grip, you may be wondering how the weather is going to affect the NYC Ferry, which quickly became a popular alternative to the issue-plagued subway since its May launch.  “Weather and precipitation are a big driver of whether...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:05pm

Flu is widespread in New York state, health department says

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? The infection is widespread in New York, the state’s health department warned. Influenza, referred to as the flu, is now prevalent in New York, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said this week, meaning that any healthcare workers who have not yet been...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:52pm

Drivers in New York honk at pedestrians more than in any other state: Report

Car horns can seem like part of the New York soundtrack, and it’s not just your imagination. Drivers here honk at pedestrians more often than in any other state, according to a new report. New Yorkers are known to be a bit intense, and that aggression often comes out when people are...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:50pm

Amtrak wants to help you find your way around Penn Station

As the busiest rail terminal in the nation, New York’s Penn Station can be an overwhelming, anger-inducing maze to navigate, especially during rush hour. But thanks to Amtrak, there’s now an app for that. The agency just launched FindYourWay, a real-time app driven by beacon technology...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

MTA and DOT release L train shutdown plan

Car-less 14th Street. HOV-only Williamsburg Bridge. Expanded subway service. These are just a few ways the city will get New Yorkers around during the L train shutdown in 2019. The MTA and Department of Transportation on Wednesday released the first detailed plan of attack for the 15-month closure...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:22am

NYU moves tech hub into long-empty former MTA headquarters

A long-vacant MTA building has been given a tech-filled new life. New York University announced Wednesday that the school’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) has moved into 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, a site that was previously home to the headquarters of the New York...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:46am

Cold snap hits New York City

It had to happen sometime, right? After a fairly mild fall, winter weather hits New York City at full force this week. Temperatures early Wednesday morning were in the low 20s and are expected to hit a high near 31, which may feel a lot colder thanks to gusty winds as high as 40 mph, according to...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:20am

Mayoral election votes of Trump, Melania and Ivanka didn't count -- here's why

This year’s mayoral election went to Democrat Bill de Blasio, as was highly anticipated. De Blasio won 65 percent of the votes, beating Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis. In an exclusive with New York Daily News, officials at the city’s Board of Elections revealed that the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:24pm

Brooklyn brewer receives cease and desist over Beyoncé-inspired beer

A beer honoring Beyoncé that was created by a female brewer in Brooklyn was, alas, not a perfect duet as the brewery received a cease-and-desist letter from Queen Bey’s people, Pitchfork reported. Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez created Bïeryoncé in the singer’s honor after she...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Port Authority bomber charged with terrorism; family 'outraged' over investigation

Akayed Ullah, the man who injured himself and three others when his homemade pipe bomb detonated in a busy Times Square subway station, is now facing terrorism charges, officials said Tuesday. Ullah’s improvised explosive device went off around 7:20 a.m. Monday in an underground passageway...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:08pm

Bill passed Monday will require all NYC public restrooms to have diaper changing tables

When New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal (D-Brooklyn) saw a father changing his baby’s diaper over a mall bathroom sink, it triggered two things: concern and a big yet rather simple idea. He noticed that men's public restrooms were not as equipped for childcare, and even still, women...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:27am

NYC passes new urban agriculture bill

The New York City council passed a bill today that will create the city’s first centralized digital hub meant specifically for urban agriculture. This hub will be run entirely by the city and will hopefully be seen as a resource for both new and established businesses.  This bill,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:04pm

New Yorkers resilient in wake of Times Square explosion

On Monday morning, for the second time in 41 days, New Yorkers faced a terror attack after a man detonated an improvised explosive device in a busy Times Square subway station. Though commuters were understandably shaken, determined residents and city officials refused to let the attack interfere...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:35pm

Subway service resumes following Times Square explosion

Updated, 2:29 p.m.: Following the investigation into this morning's explosion on 42nd Street, all train service has returned to normal, the MTA announced just after 2 p.m. A, C and E trains are no longer bypassing 42nd Street/Port Authority, but residual delays are expected.  We are...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:33pm

Lyft partners with Guild to send its drivers to school

On Monday, December 11th, leading education benefits company, Guild Education, announced that it would be partnering with Lyft to help their drivers in the New York City area further their education. This program will give drivers access to personalized college advising and tuition discounts from...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:58pm

How to live with epilepsy in NYC

According to Epilepsy.com, the number of people in the U.S. with epilepsy ranges from 1.3 million to 2.8 million, or 5 to 8.4 for every 1,000 people. We spoke to Dr. Kyusang S. Lee, associate director of the epilepsy program and clinical neurophysiology and co-director of the epilepsy monitoring...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:03pm