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Times Square subway explosion ‘was terrorist attack:’ Mayor

City officials have confirmed that Monday morning’s explosion in Times Square was a terror-related attack. “This was a terror attack in our subway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on 42nd Street just before 10 a.m. "There was one individual who, thank God,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:52am

Alphabet Scoop changes young staff’s lives with ice cream

New York City is a hotbed of artisanal ice cream shops, and like many of them, Alphabet Scoop makes everything in-house. But the creamy goodness at the 15-year-old shop on East 11th Street isn’t just homemade, it’s homegrown, too, as the majority of its workers are at-risk youth from...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:00am

Why MTA fare hikes make sense

Any public official, MTA board member, MTA management or transit advocate who opposes future planned 4 percent fare hikes in 2019 & 2021 misses the reason why they are needed. Over the past 53 years since the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, over $120 billion dollars in combined city,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:00am

UPDATE: SantaCon 2017: When is it, where can you drink, rules and more

Whether you would put the unofficial New York City holiday decidedly in the naughty or nice category, SantaCon 2017 is almost upon us and city residents should get prepared. We hope you already rented your Santa costume for SantaCon 2017, otherwise you might want to start planning on some other...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:57pm

NYC issues travel advisory amid winter weather warning

Be warned, New Yorkers: A travel advisory has been issued this Saturday and Sunday due to anticipated snowy weather. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for this weekend, Saturday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. The National Weather Service has issued a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:59pm

6 airlines changing terminals at LaGuardia Saturday

Traveling to and from LaGuardia Airport is going to get a little more confusing this weekend as six airlines will relocate terminals, airport officials announced Thursday. The carriers are moving terminals on Saturday as part of the ongoing modernization and redevelopment of the 78-year-old...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:27am

Brooklyn Rugby Club embraces femininity, masculinity and puppies in 2018

Come 2018, Brooklyn Rugby Club is going to the dogs and bikers. No, not on the field, it’s for the 10-year-old organization’s annual calendars. After four years of showing its male players in humorous and sometimes tastefully and playfully nude poses, the men’s team...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:03am

Pedestrians struck by vehicle on lower Broadway

A vehicle struck up to three people along lower Broadway on Thursday afternoon around 1:20 p.m. in what police believe to be an incident of road rage.  The vehicle remained on the scene, near the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street across from Zuccotti Park, according to Pix11. The twisted...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:17pm

NYPD investigates suspicious package in Lower Manhattan

The NYPD is investigating a suspicious package left in Lower Manhattan this morning. The package, which appeared to be two pieces of luggage, was discovered near a Citi Bike docking station near 140 Broadway just before 9 a.m., the NYPD told Metro. The surrounding area, including the perimeter of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:09pm

And the top dog names in New York City are…

New York City loves its dogs, which is evident by how many you probably see on a daily basis as you make your way around town. Thanks to Rover.com’s newly released annual list of popular dog names, we know what some of those puppers are named. The top male and female names — Max and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:19pm

NYC snow expected Friday, Saturday

New York City snow may be on the horizon this weekend. The National Weather Service forecast a mix of rain and snow along the New York coast that is expected to change to all snow Friday night and continue into Saturday with some accumulation possible in New York City. "The best chance for...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:59pm

Here’s where New Yorkers took Lyft to most this year

These days, cars from ride-hailing services are as common on New York City streets as those ubiquitous yellow taxis, and if you’ve ever wondered where exactly New Yorkers are taking those cars, we’re about to let the cat out of the bag. Lyft just released its third annual Lyftie Awards...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:20pm

Met painting of young girl in 'suggestive pose' sparks controversy

A painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has come under scrutiny for depicting a young girl in a “sexually suggestive pose,” with thousands of people signing an online petition asking for the artwork’s removal from the museum. “Thérèse Dreaming” by Balthus,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:31pm

Stringer nixes $24K vacation payout for ex-DOC head

When former New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte stepped down in June on the heels of several scandals, he left with a bank of unused vacation time worth $24,000. On Tuesday, City Comptroller Scott Stringer tightened the city’s purse strings in regard to paying...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:06pm

Grand Central fire reported, heavy smoke inside the terminal

A fire broke out on the mezzanine level of Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday morning. Three people were reportedly hurt in the two-alarm fire, which prompted evacuations, according to NBC New York. There is a two-alarm fire on the mezzanine level of the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:59am

Penn Station fire reported Wednesday morning

A fire at New York City's Pennsylvania Station broke out on Wednesday morning, just an hour after a fire was reported across town at Grand Central Terminal.  The Penn Station fire began under an Amtrak platform, according to FDNY, who said they responded to the fire call around 10:30 a.m...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:56am

2018 will be year of the renters, StreetEasy predicts

We’ve heard countless politicians and advocates say public transportation is the lifeblood of New York City recently, but is it — and its near-daily issues — so important to New Yorkers that it affects the real estate market? Yes, according to StreetEasy’s newly released...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:03am

Girls Who Code, Accenture empower Bronx students to tackle tech's gender gap

Aminata Jaiteh became interested in computers at an early age. “Not just your typical playing games, but I was genuinely interested in how a computer functions,” the 17-year-old student at Manhattan/Hunter Science High School told Metro. “I wanted to know what it took to make an...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:52pm

Police fatally shoot machete-wielding man in the Bronx Tuesday morning: NYPD

A police officer shot and killed a man wielding a machete in a Bronx apartment early Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD. Members of the department’s Emergency Service Division were at the apartment, located at 230 Brook Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, around 4:10 a.m...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:14am

#MeToo rally offers comfort, solidarity and unity to sexual assault victims

The #MeToo movement has united countless victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment across the globe. Here in New York, it brought together two women from very different backgrounds to not only bond over surviving assault, but to also encourage others to join them as well via Saturday’s...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:25am