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New Yorkers filing more complaints alleging misconduct against NYPD: Report

For the first time in seven years, the number of complaints filed by New Yorkers alleging misconduct by NYPD officers has increased, according to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. According to the board’s 2017 annual report, released on Thursday, the independent watchdog agency saw a 5...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:28pm

Trump Tower condo prices suffer under Donald's presidency

For Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower apartment on April 7, the New York high-rise he lived in for two decades became unbearable after Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Brassner's experience trying to sell his 50th-floor...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:45am

'Leave our tips alone!' Waitresses reject Hollywood actresses' plea to end tip credits

Last month, 16 Hollywood actresses — including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda and Natalie Portman — penned a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to support a higher minimum wage for workers who rely on tips in New York. “Women deserve to earn a fair base wage so that the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:02am

7 things most New Yorkers probably don’t know about New York City

Even with its flaws, New Yorkers already know that New York City is the greatest city in the world, but did you know that the East River isn’t a river at all or the highest natural point on the East Coast from Florida to Cape Cod can be found on Staten Island? John Keatts, who has been a...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:02am

Lyft bringing 100 wheelchair-accessible vehicles to city by yearend

Traversing the city via mass transit is often a daunting task for the nearly 1 million New Yorkers who rely on wheelchairs and other mobility devices because of a disability. But by yearend, Lyft may be a new alternative as the company will bring a fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles to New...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:54pm

New York AG holding gun buyback in White Plains

In his continued efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced his office will hold a gun buyback in White Plains on Friday. The gun buyback will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Hope AME Zion Church at 65 Lake...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:21pm

Alliance for Positive Change fosters healing with poetry

For 10 years, Azeem Khan went to therapy as a recovery effort for childhood trauma he suffered, but it wasn’t until he sought help from the Alliance for Positive Change in 2013 and discovered poetry writing that he finally began to heal. “I used to write sentences that never turned...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:24am

Police identify woman whose remains were found in Brooklyn park

Police have identified the remains discovered in a Brooklyn park earlier this week as belonging to a woman who has been missing from the borough for several months. Brandy Odom’s head and torso were discovered Monday by a woman walking her dog in Canarsie Park, which is less than a mile from...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:21am

‘Everyday Heroes’ pop-up exhibit honors diverse members of the FDNY

Founded in 1865, the FDNY is arguably the most universally known — and largest — fire department in the world. And now, many of the Bravest past and present are being honored in “Everyday Heroes,” a pop-up exhibit featuring the work of Scottish artist Alexander Millar....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:06am

Amtrak announces summer 2018 repair work at Penn Station

Amtrak will continue its infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station for the second consecutive summer, the agency announced Tuesday. This round of work, estimated to cost between $45 million and $50 million, will make critical repairs and reconstruction on three major New York City...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:02pm

You can now get Big Gay Ice Cream, The Meatball Shop and MatchaBar all in one place

New York is a city of give and take. Give your subway seat to a pregnant woman one day, but you’ve probably stolen a cab from someone else on another. When it comes to food, at least the inconvenience is balanced out by the seriously delicious New York foods available. Was waiting in line for...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:39pm

Embattled NYCHA head Shola Olatoye to resign

Embattled NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye will step down from the beleaguered public housing agency she was appointed to run four years ago, officials announced Tuesday. She will officially leave NYCHA at the end of the month. The move comes after Olatoye, 43, has come under increasing criticism...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:44am

Equal Pay Day rally says time’s up on income inequality

There’s a reason the date for Equal Pay Day changes every April, and it’s to symbolize how far into a year women must work in order to earn what their male counterparts did the previous year. Though New York has the smallest overall gap in wages, women still only average 89 cents for...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:23pm

Trump Tower fire prompts a call for sprinklers in all residential high-rises

New York City councilor Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. has called for legislation requiring residential buildings to be retrofitted with sprinkler systems after a man died in a fire at Trump Tower, the upper floors of which do not have fire sprinklers. In 1999, Mayor Rudy Giuliani signed a law requiring...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:29pm

Construction of NYC Ferry Soundview landing making progress: Mayor

Warm weather still feels far away, but the reality of an NYC Ferry landing in the Bronx’s Soundview neighborhood, slated to open this summer, is moving closer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the construction of the Soundview landing, which will launch the sixth NYC Ferry route...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:59am

NYC schools to begin using compostable cutlery come fall

New York City students will be eating a little greener come fall by way of compostable cutlery, the New York Post reported. Alongside Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, New York City will be part of a $34.8 million, five-year contract with Houston-based F&W Plastics to provide biodegradable...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:12am

Local Bronx sisters reunite after 30 years apart

On tonight's premiere of the new season of Long Lost Family on TLC, host Chris Jacobs helped a Bronx native named Engris find her younger sister, Christina. The first and last time Engris saw her was in a courthouse when she was 7 and their grandmother, Maria, was fighting for custody of...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 11:06pm

New renderings of Domino Park at Domino Sugar Factory site unveiled

Though it’s not slated to open until this summer, new renderings of Domino Park, the waterfront esplanade of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, have been released by developer Two Trees Management. The quarter-mile Domino Park will open in June, ahead of the waterfront buildings that...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:04pm

Did you know NYC is home to countless pet-friendly hotels?

Being that New York is the largest city in the country, it may not be at the top — or even on — the “to visit” list of those who love traveling with their pets, but our concrete jungle is actually home to a surprisingly large number of pet-friendly hotels. And if you’...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:07am

Photos: Crown Heights rally held for Saheed Vassell, black man shot dead by NYPD

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists and Brookyn community members held rallies Thursday night in the wake of the police shooting death of Saheed Vassell, a black Brooklyn man who was reportedly mentally ill. Vassell, 34, was shot and killed Wednesday night by New York City police who...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:30pm