New York

N.Y. federal prosecutors seek prison for former Trump lawyer Cohen

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial term of imprisonment" for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes. Cohen, who has been...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:56pm

Brooklyn Historical Society oral history project sheds light on Muslims in BK

If you asked a New Yorker what a Brooklynite looks like, they could give you a million different answers. The same goes for the question of what a Muslim in Brooklyn looks like, and the Brooklyn Historical Society has multiple examples at the ready. A new oral history called Muslims in Brooklyn is...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:24pm

Everything you need to know about breaking your lease agreement in New YorkCity

Renting an apartment in New York City can be a full-contact sport. While neighborhoods can become popular overnight, rents can also increase to reach the demand of people looking to get in on the action. That’s why understanding the rules of your lease agreement that you sign with your...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:07am

Mark-Viverito says legal marijuana could pay for NYC subway repairs

New York City subway delays got you stressed? Chill out and take a toke: legal marijuana may be the answer to fixing the city’s transit crisis, says Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito, former speaker of the New York City Council and current candidate for public advocate, unveiled on...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:15pm

Solar energy initiative brings green jobs in Harlem

Low-income NYC residents pay up to 13 percent of their income on energy costs according to WE ACT, a non-profit organization working for environmental justice. Solar energy is considered the future for increased energy costs with a lesser damage to the environment but unfortunately, it can be...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:08pm

You can negotiate your fare with a new NYC ride-hailing app

A new ride-hailing company is cruising into New York City, and it boasts a “set-your-own-price” perk for passengers. Ride-hailing app inDriver launches in New York City this week, marking the Siberia-founded company’s first dip into the United States market. The service stands...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:32pm

Website aims to educate NYers about the right to free admission to the Met

A new website aims to educate New Yorkers about their right to free admission to the Met and other New York City museums. New Yorkers know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a “pay-what-you-wish” rule for state residents, but is that really a fair wording of their rights? To Pat...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 3:58pm

Former City Council candidate Alberto Alvarez indicted for campaign fraud: AG

State officials have indicted former New York City Council candidate Alberto Alvarez with several felony charges for stealing at least $4,500 through campaign fraud, according to Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood’s office. Underwood and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 3:14pm

NYC rideshare drivers could get wage increase

Uber and Lyft drivers in New York City could get a pay raise if the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) votes in their favor on Tuesday on pay rules for app-based for-hire vehicle drivers. Rideshare drivers have long been battling for a livable wage. Drivers plan to gather for a rally Tuesday...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:16pm

NYC home to most best restaurants in America: OpenTable

New York City has long been a haven for foodies, and more than just having a lot of options, the five boroughs are home to the biggest share of best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable. OpenTable announced its 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 list this week, looking at the dining...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:23am

No alcohol on public transit during SantaCon

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:44pm

NYC becomes first major city to set minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

Uber and Lyft drivers throughout the five boroughs will see a pay increase of about $9,600 each per year after the Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on new minimum wage standards for New York City rideshare drivers. Commissioners voted seven to one to approve the new wage rules for app-based for...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:36pm

Game of Thrones MetroCards are coming to Grand Central Station

Attention New Yorkers and fellow GoT fans: first-time, limited-edition Game of Thrones MetroCards are coming to Grand Central Station on Tuesday, December 4. Each will include the season 8 #ForTheThrone campaign slogan meant to get us ready for this final chapter hitting TV screens in April 2019...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:41am

Queens borough pres calls on Amazon to pay for Brooklyn-Queens Connector

Since Amazon announced that its HQ2 was coming to Queens, New Yorkers have wondered how the fraught NYC subway system and other infrastructure throughout the city will be able to handle the influx of workers. Now, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has an idea. Katz on Monday called for Amazon...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:37pm

NYC Students plan 'Keep CUNY Out of Amazon' protest

Brooklyn college students plan to protest Amazon HQ2 in Queens on Monday ahead of a CUNY Board of Trustees public hearing at LaGuardia Community College. Students with the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY) are circulating a petition criticizing how city...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:04pm

Attention New Yorkers: the NcRib is back in town

Last winter, NYC-based Southeast Asian sandwich shop Num Pang Kitchen introduced the NcRib, an adaptation of McDonald's cult favorite McRib that's had a love-hate relationship with foodies for decades. (It never stays in restaurants for long.) Num Pang Kitchen, known for their pulled...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:53am

Ikea opening first of new city center stores in Manhattan

New York City is getting a new Ikea, but you won’t be able to get your Swedish meatball fix in the food court before perusing a warehouse full of färlöv sofas. A different kind of Ikea is slated to open in Spring 2019 in Manhattan, becoming the first store in a new effort by the Swedish...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:34am

NY lawmakers to hold meeting on legalization of marijuana

A hearing to discuss the legalization of marijuana in New York will be held on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall in Long Island. Members of the New York State Assembly plan to attend to discuss legalizing recreational use of the drug and gather input on how other states went about...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:16pm

NYPD detective suspended for lewd body camera footage

A NYPD detective has been suspended without pay following the discovery of a lewd video he took with an officer’s unattended body camera at the Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 79th Precinct.   Detective Specialist Raymond Williams allegedly recorded his testicles in a 32-second clip with...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:10am

One in five NYC students with disabilities don't get needed services: Report

A recent report from New York State Education (NYSE) revealed that one-fifth of the approximate 200,000 kids with disabilities in New York City didn’t get tutoring, therapy or other help required by city law during the 2017-2018 school year. According to the report, 73 percent of...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 2:58pm