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City officials urge Albany to extend school zone speed camera program

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday urged the state legislature to expand the city’s School Zone Speed Camera program slated to expire in Albany next month — and announced a redesign of Ninth Street in Park Slope, where two young children were killed after a driver accelerated through a...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:08pm

It may be spring, but dog flu is still something to be concerned about

While peak flu season for humans is thankfully over after a particularly infectious winter, there is no end for dog flu, which has seen nearly 500 cases of the highly transmissible, airborne virus across the country this year. “We think about it spreading because it does have a seasonality...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:47am

NYC Taxi drivers rally at City Hall after 5th recent suicide: Photos

New York city for-hire drivers gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday demanding legislative action from officials in the wake of the fifth taxi driver suicide in the last five months. “How dare the city forget the drivers that keep New York moving,” said New York Taxi Workers Alliance...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:28am

Woman who lost memory after NYPD accident to remarry her husband

When Angela Sartin-Hartung woke up from a medically induced coma after being hit by an NYPD car in 2013, her perception of time was off and her memories were seemingly erased. She couldn’t remember the death of her first husband, tying the knot with her second or watching her four children...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:04pm

Man fatally struck by E train in Queens: NYPD

A man was fatally struck by an E train in Queens Tuesday morning, police said. The man had been walking between the cars, a spokesperson for the NYPD said, and fell onto the tracks as the E train was pulling into the station at 63 Drive-Rego Park station. The incident occurred at 5:13 a.m. The...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:48am

Watch Rudy Giuliani get booed at a Yankees game on his birthday

What’s something Yankees fans dislike, aside from whatever baseball team they’re playing against? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, apparently. Giuliani was in attendance at the Monday Yankees game, and when the announcer mentioned him by name while broadcasting birthday wishes...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:23am

Meet David Ellis, who captures today’s Harlem — and its history — one poem at a time

With its continuing development and gentrification, it’s no secret the streets of Harlem are ever-changing, but for David Ellis, they remain as poetic as they’ve always been. “I will be walking down Lenox Avenue until the day I die,” Ellis, 39, said. “I feel the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:48am

When is Manhattanhenge 2018?

Manhattanhenge 2018 is just around the corner and that means New Yorkers will get to enjoy a beautiful sunset that aligns perfectly with the New York City grid. If you enjoy beautiful, picturesque sunsets in the city, then you need to make sure you don’t miss Manhattanhenge 2018. You may...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:15am

MTA bus kills 7-year-old boy in Bronx

An MTA bus struck and killed a 7-year-old boy in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Local police are now investigating the tragic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. The young boy, who has been identified as Shevon Bethea of Brooklyn, was hit by the bus on East 184th Street and Webster Avenue in...

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:33am

NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism

The New York City Police Department is taking added measures in the war on terrorism with their new catamaran that helps perform radiation sweeps. The Counter Terrorism Maritime Unit has purchased and launched a 47-foot vessel just in time for Fleet Week, a time when the naval vessels are docked...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:27pm

Best burgers in New York City you can get delivered

You’ve been in New York a while, which means you’ve checked enough items off your bucket list that you no longer feel the need to fight with half of humanity for enough space to lay down a blanket in Central Park on Memorial Day. Sure, it’s sunny, and you’ll get in some time...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:05pm

Here’s how to get a free pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream this weekend

Remember when Postmates offered free delivery on unicorn milkshakes, and you thought, wow that’s a delicious deal? Well, the food delivery service is stepping up its game this weekend. We’re not just talking about free delivery this time — although they have a deal going for that...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:53pm

Here are the street closures for Memorial Day parades around town

There will be several NYC Memorial Day parades and other activities to get into this weekend and if you’re looking to celebrate Memorial Day by attending a parade you have a few to choose from. While there may not be Memorial Day parades in Manhattan on Monday, other boroughs in the city...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:20pm

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, released on $1M bail

Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning after turning himself over to law enforcement, the NYPD confirmed. Weinstein, 66, was arrested, processed and charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two women, the NYPD said in a statement....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:15pm

Who are the people moving to New York City?

Plenty of people have written about moving to New York City, and a fair number have also written about why they move away from here, but where are all these people coming from and headed to? Real estate site StreetEasy looked into this in their latest report and, just like New Yorkers themselves,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:34am

City-based nonprofit tackles veteran, underserved unemployment

The percentage of unemployed veterans hit an average all-time low of 4.5 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that certainly wasn’t always the case, which is why Bronx native Dr. Arthur Langer set out to create a systemic change when he founded Workforce...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:46pm

Brooklyn Public Library launches free musical instrument lending library

If you’ve always wanted to learn a musical instrument — and you happen to be a Brooklyn resident — get yourself to the Brooklyn Public Library.  Starting Wednesday, the BPL became the first public musical instrument lending library in New York City, enabling adult library...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

Dockless bikeshare pilot coming to outer boroughs this summer: Mayor

Dockless bikeshare options are coming to the outer boroughs, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday. A dockless bikeshare lets you pick up and drop off a bicycle at bike racks, on the sidewalk, or basically any designated area without needing to find a specific docking station. These bikes...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:43am

What to expect from the MTA this Memorial Day weekend

For many New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend will start Friday with shortened work days or, if you’re lucky enough, no work at all. Like most holiday weekends, the MTA will offer extra getaway trains on Friday to help you get an early start to the long weekend. LIRR The Long Island Rail Road...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:26am

NYC yellow taxis getting update through Curb tech

New York’s yellow taxis are getting an update. You’ll soon be able to see a flat, upfront fare when you hail a cab with the taxi app Curb as part of a series of upgrades the company is rolling out to make cabs more modern. Curb Mobility, the tech company behind the app that lets you...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:56am