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Healthcare workers bear brunt of city’s transit woes: Report

Thousands of New Yorkers face uncertain commutes on a near-daily basis amid the city’s transit crisis, but a new report shows that healthcare workers may have the worst commutes of all. The Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a public policy think tank, on Wednesday released “An...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:02pm

NYC Boy Scouts welcome first female member

The Staten Island Cub Scouts have welcomed their first-ever female member. Grace Gaffney, a fourth grader, is now a Cub Scout in Pack 88 in Saint Charles Church in Staten Island, the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts (GNYC) announced on Wednesday. GNYC, a local council of the Boy Scouts...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:06pm

Brooklyn Bridge among 1,800 'structurally deficient' bridges in New York state: Report

Have you walked or ridden over the Brooklyn Bridge lately? The iconic infrastructure is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the country — and it’s structurally deficient, along with more than 1,800 other bridges in New York state, according to a new report. Of the approximately 17,450...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:25am

All NYPD patrols to be outfitted with body cameras by yearend

By the end of 2018, all NYPD officers and detectives on patrol will be outfitted with body cameras, city officials announced Tuesday. The devices were originally projected to roll out across the department by the end of 2019. NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill cited the department’s...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:48pm

Officials urge state to change primary election due to Rosh Hashanah conflict

All eyes will be on the 2018 election season as its results will impact President Trump’s administration and the country’s political landscape, what with the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate and 36 governorships all at stake. But a portion of New York voters may not be...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:39pm

Airbnb took away up to 13,500 units from NYC housing market: Report

New York City officials have been against Airbnb for a while, saying that the short-term rental sites violate laws and threaten residents' “quality of life.”  Now, a new report by others who oppose the rental website details just how the presence of Airbnb has affected the...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:31pm

Immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir released from ICE detention

New York City immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and is returning home. Ragbir, executive director of faith-based immigrant rights group The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, was detained on Jan. 11 at a routine check-...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:40pm

Schumer calls on CDC to send 'flu surveillance team' to New York

This flu season has been particularly frightful in New York, so much so that Sen. Chuck Schumer has called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send out a special “Domestic Flu Surveillance Team.” The state is facing a “historic” outbreak of influenza...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:43pm

NYC snow, rain in the forecast this week

After enjoying a fleeting glimpse of spring over the weekend, New Yorkers should prepare themselves physically and mentally for the return of unpleasant winter weather. New York City can expect to see some light snow and drizzle this week, with the wintry mix expected to start on Monday afternoon...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:35pm

What month has the cheapest rents?

There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for an apartment, and apparently, what time of the year you’re renting is a big one. Real estate site RentHop released a report Monday looking into the best time of the year to rent a new place in cities throughout the country because,...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:02am

Another 30-year wait for completion of the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel?

There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study along with preliminary design and engineering for the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel within the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 2017 - 2026 Capital Plan. This leaves a $9.930 billion shortfall to complete this project....

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:00am

2018 Grammy Awards: Street closures, MTA info and more

The 2018 Grammy Awards are quickly approaching and, if you’re a New Yorker, that means planning your weekend travel around the event for the first time since 2003. That’s right, get ready for some street closures and additional subway delays — because, you know, that’s...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:01pm

Cashless tolling reduced travel times, fuel consumption, collisions: MTA

According to new data from the MTA, both motorists and the environment are benefitting from the transition to cashless tolling at agency-run bridges and tunnels. Statistics gathered from a full year at toll plazas that switched from traditional tollbooths to Open Road Cashless Tolling show fewer...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

Manhattan DA creates workplace sexual violence task force

In an effort to engage and encourage victims of workplace sexual violence to report incidents, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday announced the creation of a new task force specifically to handle such accounts. Assistant DA Vanessa Puzio will head the Work-Related Sexual Violence...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:45pm

NY AG, Gov sue Trump administration to protect low-income New Yorkers' health insurance

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday a $1 billion lawsuit against the Trump Administration in an attempt to protect hundreds of thousands of New Yorker’s health insurance. The lawsuit is challenging the Trump administration’s “...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:40pm

Manhattan, Queens see record cuts in asking rents: Report

Looking for an apartment in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens? If so, you're in luck, as those boroughs have seen record rent cuts, according to StreetEasy. Asking rents for apartments in those boroughs saw dramatic price cuts at the end of 2017, according to StreetEasy’s latest...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:58am

The best New York City neighborhoods to grow your family

Growing your family is a life-changer that often comes with as many financial challenges as it does happy moments, especially here in New York City when it’s time to look for that inevitable bigger apartment. With 68 percent of city parents more likely to rent than own, StreetEasy just...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:17am

Survivors, advocates shed light on city’s lucrative human trafficking trade

For many, New York City is the land of opportunity, but for two years, it was a prison for “Ashley,” one in which she was repeatedly raped, beaten and forced into the city’s lucrative — yet relatively unknown — human trafficking trade. “I was trafficked in all...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:12pm

FDNY responds to steam rising from One World Trade Center

FDNY was responding to reports of steam rising from the top of One World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan Thursday morning, according to Citizen app. Passersby began videotaping the spectacle after steam started billowing from the tower just after 11 a.m. It was unclear if there were any safety...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:33am

Mayor cancels Trump meeting amid immigration battle

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled his White House meeting with President Trump Wednesday in the wake of new federal demands regarding sanctuary cities, of which New York is one. De Blasio was slated to attend a meeting between Trump and more than 100 mayors from across the country to discuss...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:59am