New York

Activists gather for third Anti-Columbus Day Tour at American Museum of Natural History

Activists gathered on Monday for the third annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour of the American Museum of Natural History, during which activists call on New York City to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. Beginning at 3 p.m., activist from the group Decolonize This...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:55pm

Queens man jumps off Manhattan hotel after wife accused of beating toddler twins

A 31-year-old Queens man jumped to his death from the 17-story Renaissance New York Hotel on Friday. His body was not discovered until the next day on top of a third-floor air conditioning unit. Mohammad Torabi was wanted for questioning in the beating of his twin toddlers. He was not considered a...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:33pm

Queens LGBTQ icon Ms. Colombia found dead in Riis Park: NYPD

Beloved Queens LGBTQ figure Ms. Colombia was found dead on the shore of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways, NYPD said on Thursday. Police found Ms. Colombia, who was born Osvaldo Gomez, around 3:30 in the morning at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 149 Street after responding to a 911 call....

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:13pm

MTA town halls coming to Queens and Harlem

If you live in Harlem and Queens and have some feelings and/or questions about the NYC subway, bus and paratransit services — and we’re sure you do — you’re in luck. Two MTA town halls are planned for both neighborhoods this week. MTA New York City Transit President Andy...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:45pm

Everything to know about the NYC Indigenous Peoples Day celebration 2018

Your calendar may designate Monday, October 8 as Columbus Day, but some people plan to celebrate another holiday on that date instead: Indigenous Peoples Day. And though New York isn’t listed among cities and states that officially celebrate the latter, there is a 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:35pm

Everything to know about the 2018 NYC NEDA Walk

The National Eating Disorders Association puts on NEDA Walks every year in over 90 cities nationwide. The NYC NEDA Walk has raised $1.2 million for advocacy and research initiatives since it first began in 2009. And the 10th annual event — the 2018 NYC NEDA Walk — is...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:05pm

Celebrating the iconic Knotted Gun sculpture at the United Nations in NYC, 30 years later

It's been 30 years since the internationally famous Knotted Gun non-violence sculpture made by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd was unveiled in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City, and the occasion was recently marked with a special ceremony on The World Day of...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 2:42pm

MTA says lol nope to NYCC 2018, cancels 7 trains in Manhattan

Are you one of the approximately 100,000 people (like me, hi!) expected at New York Comic Con this weekend? Were you hoping to get to NYCC 2018 by taking the almost-new 7 train extension to 34th Street/Hudson Yards, the only subway stop in the otherwise transit-barren west side of Manhattan where...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:09pm

TransAlt executive director to leave org, join Bird scooters

Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White is leaving the nonprofit to join Bird, the company behind the electric scooters taking over cities across the country. White has worked at Transportation Alternatives, known as TransAlt, for more than 14 years, according to the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:56pm

Oct. 15 declared NYCFC Soccer Day across city

Forget the World Cup, which had New York City going wild for soccer — errr, football — earlier this summer. The sport is getting its very own day across the five boroughs on Oct. 15, which has been declared NYCFC Soccer Day. NYCFC Soccer Day will feature players from the New York City...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:41pm

Athletics Yankees MLB Wild Card highlights, recap

The New York Yankees are shipping up to Boston.  Stellar pitching from Luis Severino and an offensive surge from the new trio of bash brothers in Aaron Juge, Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton clinched the American League Wild Card Game for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 win over the Oakland...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:43pm

MTA adding express ferry service during L train shutdown

To help move New Yorkers around during the looming L train shutdown, the MTA will provide temporary ferry service on two 240-passenger vessels. The larger ferries will provide “up to 61 percent more capacity than originally planned” during the L train shutdown slated to begin in April...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:54pm

6-alarm fire in East Village injures 14 firefighters, 3 civilians

Seventeen people were injured in a six-alarm fire that burned through the East Village on Wednesday. The blaze began early Wednesday morning and burned for hours, forcing two Manhattan schools nearby to cancel classes and all school activities. Captain John L. O’Connell of the NYPD 9th...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:25pm

2018 Columbus Day Parade: Start time, route, street closures

“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” so goes the saying that pretty much all Americans learn in elementary school. And on Monday, the 2018 Columbus Day Parade will sail along New York City’s Fifth Avenue. New York’s Columbus Day Parade, organized by the Columbus...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:08pm

Love, Bleecker reimagines historic street with art, commerce and culture

Many argue New York City lost some of its je ne sais quoi in recent years due to overdevelopment, high rents and gentrification. Bleecker Street is just one example. Once one of the city’s most creative veins, it’s now dotted with empty storefronts and missing some of its legendary...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:53pm

Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’

The opening of Brooklyn’s very first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ever closer — and Staten Island’s won’t be too far behind. After several months of construction, Citiva Medical is “in the home stretch and hoping to open in December,” Director of...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm

These NYC neighborhoods have the most expensive room rents: SpareRoom

We already know the city has some of the most expensive apartments on the planet, but it’s also second to San Francisco as the most expensive city in the country to rent a room. And yes, there are certain NYC neighborhoods where one room is going to cost you almost as much as a whole...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:36am

Pets now allowed on all New York public transportation during emergencies: Cuomo

Good news for New Yorkers and their furry best friends: pets are now allowed on any New York public transportation when evacuating during a state of emergency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the change into law this week. He noted how many pet owners refused to evacuate during Superstorm Sandy flooding...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:30am

The 10 best NYC neighborhoods for bookworms: StreetEasy

New York is a literary hub, that’s for sure, but are some NYC neighborhoods better for bookworms than others? That’s the question StreetEasy aimed to answer with its latest report. October is National Book Month and in celebration, real estate site StreetEasy took a look at the best...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:02am

Take a vintage NYC subway train to Yankees wild card game

The Bronx Bombers are one of the most historic sports teams in the world, so it’s fitting that some fans heading to the Yankees wild card game Wednesday have the chance to do so on a vintage NYC subway train. The New York Transit Museum will run its 1917 Lo-V train cars to the Yankees wild...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:31pm