New York

Buy a Christmas gift for a stranger in need at a Giving Machine

Making a difference in the life of someone in need this holiday season is as easy as swiping your credit card at these Giving Machines. Starting on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 — better known as Giving Tuesday — through the end of December, a group of local and international...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:47am

A look at why one in four New Yorkers is obese

The Big Apple is getting bigger - literally - as obesity levels among New York City residents has nearly tripled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four New Yorkers is battling the bulge and according to the CDC, being overweight means a Body Mass Index...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:42pm

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to assault and harassment charges in Manhattan court

Alec Baldwin pleaded not guilty to charges he punched a man in the face over a parking spot in West Village on Monday in Manhattan Criminal Court. Baldwin was arrested on Nov. 2 when NYPD was told a driver pulled into a Manhattan parking space that one of Baldwin's relatives was holding for...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:13pm

These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats

Straphangers know that anything can happen on the New York City subway, and unfortunately, that can include an array of crimes. But some subway stations are more dangerous than others, according to a recent report. The Auto Insurance Center looked at publicly available 2017 crime data to see which...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:36pm

New Yorkers plan Cyber Monday Amazon protests to say no to tech giant in LIC

Not everyone in New York City celebrated the news that Amazon was coming to Queens and getting a plethora of benefits from the city to set up shop here. Now, New Yorkers are planning an Amazon protest on Cyber Monday. Thousands of people are expected to gather at Court Square Park in Long Island...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:31am

MTA nostalgia trains back for 2018 holiday season

New Yorkers can get into the holiday spirit while riding the MTA as the Holiday Nostalgia Trains hit select subway tracks starting Sunday, Nov. 25. The annual tradition from the New York Transit Museum takes straphangers on a ride back in time, thanks to a fleet of vintage MTA trains and buses....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:29pm

Half the jobs at Amazon's new Long Island City HQ won't be in tech

Only half the jobs at Amazon's new headquarters in Long Island City and Washington, D.C., will be tech jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. New York City officials made the announcement at a presentation for the Queens community board Tuesday night: Of the reported 25,000 jobs...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:24pm

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018: Start time, route, street closures

The 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place in a few days and if you’re going to be in New York City for the holiday, you’re either making plans to get to the best spot to see the annual parade or making sure you avoid navigating the city on Thanksgiving Day. More than...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:35pm

Small Business Saturday bolsters NYC neighborhoods

After you recover from all the turkey, wine and family time on Thanksgiving, it’s time to kickstart your holiday shopping. If you’re looking to support your community as you find your scores, New York City shops are ready for you on Small Business Saturday and beyond. There’s no...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:58am

Brooklyn Bridge Car Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured

One person died and five were injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY. The two cars were traveling on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge around 7:15 a.m. when a crash with another vehicle caused them to spin out of control, a...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:41am

Ahead of holidays, 154 NYC seniors get affordable housing in Far Rockaway

The holiday season is almost here, but for Benito Vega Gonzalez, an important gift came early: an affordable housing unit in Far Rockaway. Gonzalez is one of 154 seniors to receive keys to units in the Beach Channel Senior Apartments, a new development in Far Rockaway that opened on Tuesday....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:37pm

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade threatened by frigid winds

If you want to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person, be prepared for some record-breaking, bone-chilling temps accompanied by icy and powerful winds that could possibly ground the giant balloons. “It will be a cold day in New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:37pm

Bronx Zoo euthanizes Maxine, a 48-year-old elephant, due to illness

The Bronx Zoo announced on Tuesday that it has euthanized an elephant who was no longer able to eat due to a progressive illness. Maxine, a 48-year-old Asian elephant, had been at the zoo for 45 years after coming there in 1973. Some employees have known and worked alongside Maxine for more than...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, faces 32 years on charges of racketeering andfirearms

Brooklyn-born rapper and Instagram star Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, thrives on controversy ranging from his rainbow-colored hair, facial tattoos, bragging about gang violence, and brushes with the law. He also is loved by fans and the music industry having dominated Billboard's Top R&B/...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:39pm

Record-breaking cold expected for Thanksgiving in New York City

New York is in store for one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record, according to the National Weather Service. The weather agency is predicting a record-breaking Turkey Day with a temperature high of 29 degrees and a low of 22 degrees due to a cold front working its way from the Arctic Circle...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:45pm

Under new mayor plan, 62,000 NYCHA apartments to get needed repairs.

In an attempt to fix the ongoing problems the NYCHA residents have been facing for years, de Blasio unveiled a new initiative promising to repair 62,000 NYCHA apartments that have been in disarray for years.  The mayor stated that the apartments will remain permanently affordable and will be...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:34pm

A sneak peek at NYC's largest mural

Covering 20,000 square feet, the largest mural in the history of New York City is revealed on the side of City-As-School High School in the West Village. From giant paintings to small graffiti pieces, NYC street art remains a uniquely personal and public form of self-expression. The genre captured...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:01pm

New York City food banks struggling to feed more and more hungry NYers

New York City food pantries and soup kitchens are struggling to feed a growing number of hungry New Yorkers, according to new data from Food Bank for New York City. Food Bank for New York City, a nonprofit with a network of nearly 1,200 emergency food providers throughout the five boroughs,...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave New York City

New York City traffic is always something residents here have to contend with, but with millions of people expected to embark on some Thanksgiving travel around the holiday, delays may be worse than usual. Nationwide, more than 54.3 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails or air for...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:25am

LGB individuals twice as likely to misuse opioids, NYU study finds

The opioid crisis is reaching staggering levels across the country, but one group may be at particular risk. Men and women who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are twice as likely to misuse opioids than those who identify as heterosexual, according to a new study out of New York...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:02am