New York

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn takes up plastic straw ban

Though the environmental impact of plastic straws isn’t truly known, most people still agree that we should try to limit single-use plastics in general. A plastic straw ban seems like an easy start, with companies like Starbucks and McDonald’s announcing initiatives — and now,...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:57pm

Thousands of Central Park Five documents to be unveiled by city

Thousands of Central Park Five documents are being released by the New York City Law Department, including many that have never before been made public, the New York Daily News reported. The Central Park Five refers to Kharey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:47am

Vita Coco brings effervescent, Instagrammable pop-up to SoHo

We New Yorkers love our sparkling water as much as we love highly Instagrammable moments, and thanks to the Pop Shop by Vita Coco, we’ll get to mix the two this weekend in SoHo. The coconut water brand is bringing its brand-new Vita Coco Sparkling collection to life in the most effervescent...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:27pm

‘Real concern’ about asbestos after Flatiron steam pipe explosion: Mayor

Updated, 3:15 p.m: There is a “real concern” about asbestos contamination following Thursday morning’s Flatiron steam pipe explosion, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an afternoon press conference. I'm at 23rd Street and 5th Avenue with an update on this morning's steam...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:23pm

East Side Access work to affect LIRR service through September

As East Side Access work continues in New York City, LIRR customers are going to see some service changes — and a few service restorations — go into effect this weekend, the MTA announced. The changes, slated to begin Saturday, are expected to last through Sept. 3 as crews relocate...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:58pm

Shark attacks in Long Island: Just how safe are New York beaches?

Shark attacks closed Fire Island beaches Wednesday, alarming swimmers across Long Island and raising questions about the safety of New York beaches.  The shark attacks targetted two children, a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, who were apparently bitten in their legs. The...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:42pm

Legionnaires disease cluster in Manhattan: What you need to know UPDATE: 1 death

Update, 7/18/18: The New York City Health Department confirmed that there has been one death of Legionnaires' disease in Upper Manhattan. As of Wednesday, there were 18 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease. Of those 18, nine people have been discharged from the hospital, seven...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:58pm

Airbnb host sues NYC alleging city retaliated against him

An Airbnb host has filed a lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, claiming city officials retaliated against him when he spoke out against legislation proposed by the New York City Council poised to crack down on the home sharing service. Stanley "Skip" Karol, 58, owns a two-family...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:50pm

Hudson Valley a luxury bus ride away with new Catskill Carriage route

Longing to escape the sweltering New York City summer for the fresh air and bucolic landscapes of the Hudson Valley? It may soon be easier to do sans car thanks to a new bus route pilot from Catskill Carriage. On Aug. 3, Catskill Carriage will test run its aptly named Hudson Valley Escape at 3 p.m...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:33pm

Citi Bike now offers $5 monthly memberships to NYC SNAP recipients

Citi Bike is an accessible transportation option for thousands of New Yorkers every day, and now it’s about to become even more attainable for the more than 1 million NYC SNAP participants, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Recipients of NYC SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:49am

3 Manhattan 6, F and M stations closing for repairs in July

Three Manhattan stations serving the 6, F and M subway lines will close on three separate dates in July for repairs and improvements, the MTA announced. The 57th Street F station will close on July 9, and the 28th Street 6 station will shutter on July 16. While subway service at the 23rd Street F/...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:33am

Solving your Grumbles: What to know about parking in crosswalks

Here at Metro, we have a dedicated section in our print edition called The Grumble that acts as a sounding board for our readers to submit things that truly bother them in their cities. Recently, we asked out readers to send in some issues that they are seeing on a daily basis that they would like...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:46pm

Summer essentials for NYC subway survival so you don’t melt on your way to work

Let’s all face it: the stations for the NYC subway in the summer are small steamy purgatories. There’s really no good alternative, though. Biking just gets you moving in the heat (read: sweaty) and your boss was pissed when you showed up late after your Uber Pool got stuck behind a...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:22pm

DMV launches REAL ID awareness campaign across New York state

Do you have your New York REAL ID yet? New Yorkers and others across the country have been hearing about REAL ID for a while, but many may still not be clear on what exactly it is or what they need to do to get one. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles earlier this month launched a...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:37pm

Jet.com bringing same-day deliveries to city this fall

New Yorkers are accustomed to being able to get everything they need right from their fingertips, and soon they’ll have a new option to obtain everyday essentials and even some local staples when Jet.com opens a new fulfillment center in the Bronx this fall. The Hoboken-based Jet.com, which...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:25pm

NYC weather: Flash floods, severe thunderstorms and ever-present heat

NYC weather in July, amiright? In addition to yet another day of sweat-inducing heat, New Yorkers appear to also be in for some hazardous weather to boot on Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecasted. While the day began with sunny, hazy skies and an expected high near 84, showers and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:32am

New nonprofit shows homeless in New York City they’re not invisible

When you’re homeless in New York City, it’s easy to feel invisible to the many passersby who barely bat an eye as they rush past. In fact, that’s exactly how Jayson Conner felt when he was homeless here for more than two years. “It’s a horrible, horrible way to...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 5:05am

Where are NYC cooling centers?

July came in with a bang of heat, and after a few days of reasonably mild weather New York City is once again facing a heat advisory thanks to soaring temperatures and poor air quality. City officials on Monday warned New Yorkers to stay safe and avoid the heat by taking shelter in one of many NYC...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:47pm

Teen killed, 2 injured in Brownsville stabbing

A fight between a group of Brooklyn males ended with one dead and two injured on Saturday morning around 6 a.m. in the city's Brownsville neighborhood, according to the NYPD. The fight broke out at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville between a group of...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:40pm

Disability Pride Parade NYC 2018: Start time, route, street closures

The 2018 Disability Pride Parade NYC takes place this weekend in Manhattan to celebrate and raise awareness to people with disabilities. Now in its fourth year, Disability Pride Parade NYC will continue to support the inclusion of people living with mental and physical disabilities. The parade was...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:46pm