New York

NYC marijuana policy change takes effect over the weekend

A NYC marijuana policy change went into effect over the weekend in an effort to crack down on arrests and paperwork, as well as lowering population rates if prisons according to New York Daily News.  Anyone seen smoking marijuana or in possession of less than 25 grams of the drug will now be...

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 11:14am

Get your appetite ready: The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge returns Sept. 22

It’s no secret that NYC pizza is one of the city’s favorite food groups, and on Sept. 22, New Yorkers will get the chance to eat a slice in every borough when the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge returns. “Now in its third year, the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge brings together the world’s...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:54am

Here are Labor Day service schedules for NYC subway, buses

While many New Yorkers will mass exodus the city on one last summer hurrah for Labor Day weekend, many others are staying home. So here’s what you need to know about the service schedules for the NYC subway and buses. The NYC subway and buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:20am

Mayor moves proposed BQX streetcar forward

New Yorkers may see another waterfront transit option in the coming years as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday moved the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX, forward after a two-year feasibility study. “The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront has experienced incredible growth. Now it's time...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:54pm

Here’s the Labor Day schedule for Metro-North

As many New Yorkers will end their workweek early on Friday to get a jump on their Labor Day weekend festivities, Metro-North aims to get them on the road, err rails, without a hitch. The railroad is adding 17 extra “getaway” train departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:01am

FAO Schwarz to reopen with live toy soldiers (and the Big piano)

Stores that are more than just shelves of stuff is the new trend in retail for everything from ice cream to shoes. Now, the iconic toy brand FAO Schwarz that had been consigned to the great toy chest in the sky in 2015 is back with a new store arriving just in time for holiday shopping season. The...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:59pm

Final NYC Ferry route launches on East River

The NYC Ferry on Wednesday launched on the Lower East Side, the sixth and final route of the service's initial rollout that began in May 2017. The new route of the Hornblower-operated service enables New Yorkers to travel from Long Island City to East 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, Corlears...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:40pm

NYC West Indian Day Parade 2018: Time, route and street closures

Each year, more than a million people gather on the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to celebrate New York City's annual West Indian American Day Carnival, better known as the Labor Day Carnival, J'Ouvert festival or simply the West Indian Day Parade. And for good reason —...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:01pm

What to know about the first Cuomo-Nixon debate

Voters can likely expect some fireworks Wednesday night during the much-anticipated Cuomo-Nixon debate. The event will be the first — and only — time incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon will face off before the New York primary on Sept. 13. The Cuomo-Nixon debate...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:46pm

The Louis CK comeback is starting. Does he deserve it?

It was nine short months ago that Louis CK was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in the New York Times. His response was an open letter admitting “these stories are true” — that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of fellow comics and production staff —...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:37pm

Where Ali Khan of Cheap Eats finds meal steals in New York City

On the Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats, Ali Khan spends 12 hours and $35 to find the best deals on breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack in cities across the country. Cheap Eats, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., started its fifth season on Aug. 8 with Khan scouring St. Petersburg, Florida, for...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:19pm

Record sealing breaks stigma of past convictions, but many eligible aren’t applying

“Jane,” who is in her 30s, has not had an easy time finding a job since a drug sale conviction in New York City in her late teens. But thanks to the state’s record sealing legislation, the life she’s always imagined is now within reach. “Searching for jobs was an...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

E-moped beats bike, subway and Uber in Brooklyn rush hour race

New York City rush hour is the bane of many commuters’ existence. Do you risk getting delayed on the subway, or hop in a cab to then just get stuck in some of the world's worst traffic? Other transit options have been infiltrating the city as a way to provide relief to these woes,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:57pm

110th Street BC station to reopen Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is a holiday not usually accompanied by gifts, but thousands of straphangers in Manhattan will be getting one anyway as the Cathedral Parkway - 110th Street BC subway station reopens for service this weekend. Southbound service will resume on Sunday, with service in both directions...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Rising rents affecting families, low-income New Yorkers more: Report

Plenty of New Yorkers struggle with this city’s cost of living, but two groups in particular have been hit a bit harder by rising New York City rents, according to a new StreetEasy report: families and low-income residents.  Real estate site StreetEasy recently released its annual rent...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:35pm

Liberty Island evacuated due to fire: Reports

New York City's Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was being evacuated Monday around noon after propane tanks erupted into a fire, according to multiple witnesses and reports. FDNY told Metro there were three propane tanks involved in a fire at a construction site on the north side...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:26pm

Speed cameras to return to city school zones

A week before New York City kids head back to school, officials announced that the recently defunct speed cameras program is set to return. “State Senate Republicans refused to renew New York City’s speed camera program, so Gov. Cuomo, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson and I will take...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:40am

Yes, there’s yet another heat advisory in NYC this week

The long, hot summer we’ve been experiencing in New York City is unofficially coming to a close this weekend, but not without yet another heat advisory. That’s right, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the New York metro region, which will be effect from 11 a.m...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:11am

Afropunk Festival 2018 hosts impressive line-up of talent (photos)

With Afropunk building on its success since its inception in 2005, this year’s return home to its roots in Brooklyn, New York was no different. A two-day love fest of all things from punk music to soul to R&B, skate, film and art, Afropunk Festival 2018 sold out, filling Commodore Barry...

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 4:10pm

Live in Brooklyn? Get a free bike ahead of the L train shutdown

Are you one of the estimated 20,000 people who will take up cycling to get to work when the L train shuts down in April 2019? Make that decision easier with a free bike courtesy of SpikedSeltzer. The original hard seltzer is giving away bicycles to Brooklyn residents every night from Tuesday, Aug...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:15pm