Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

New York

Yes, Virginia, you need an appointment to see Santa at Macy’s this year

For years, kids (and adults) of all ages have looked forward to telling their Christmas wishes to Santa at Macy’s Santaland. But starting Monday, they’ll need to make a reservation to see Jolly Old Saint Nick on the eighth floor. Yes, Virginia, you’ll need an appointment to have...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:47am

'Cat Friday:' The ASPCA's adoption deal you can’t refuse

We all know that Black Friday is the day people shop until they drop, but for those looking to bring a feline friend home for the holidays, the ASPCA might have a deal you can’t refuse. For the seventh year in a row, the day after Thanksgiving is the ASPCA’s “Cat Friday,”...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:29am

Mayor Bill de Blasio updates the financial plan for fiscal year 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York City’s November Financial Plan Update for fiscal year 2018 and an updated four-year financial plan on Tuesday. City spending, which increased by $47 million in fiscal year 2018 and $59 million in fiscal year 2019, is entirely offset by $234 million in...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

Game of Thrones hacker indicted after trying to extort HBO

An Iranian hacker has been indicted for stealing information from HBO, including Game of Thrones Season 8 scripts, and trying to extort the network into paying $6 million in Bitcoin, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Accused hacker Behzad Mesri allegedly stole...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:43pm

MTA hires transit expert to modernize, improve aged subway system

Come January, the MTA will have a little more help in making its Subway Action Plan to improve and modernize New York City’s aged and decrepit subway system a reality. The agency announced Tuesday that Andy Byford, CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), has been named president of New...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:33pm

Citymeals feeds New York’s aging ‘hidden hungry’

Thanksgiving is a time many New Yorkers likely spend hours around a food-laden table with countless loved ones. But for some of our neighbors, especially the city’s growing elderly population, the holiday can be lonely — and hungry. According to Citymeals on Wheels, more than 167,000...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:50pm

Riders Alliance aims to turn frustrated straphangers into activists

Just about every New Yorker has been there, stranded on a subway platform or train with their anger mounting at yet another delay. Now, Riders Alliance is encouraging those straphangers to make their frustrated voices heard all the way to Albany. The grassroots transit advocacy group on Monday...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:34am

TWA Hotel at JFK right on schedule, developer says

It’s been quite some time since JFK Airport was known as Idlewild, its name from 1948 through 1963, when it was renamed for assassinated President John F. Kennedy. But the forthcoming TWA Hotel in the long-vacant iconic and historical TWA terminal will bring back a lot of that fabulous...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 5:06am

Mother sentenced 18 years for smothering 20-month-old son

A New York mother has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for smothering her infant son, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced on Monday. Latisha Fisher, 38, will spend 18 years in state prison for smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Midtown Manhattan...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:09pm

Donations feeding 32,000 New Yorkers this Thanksgiving: Cuomo

New York State is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Company this Thanksgiving to help deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced on Monday. "New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 8:51pm

Here are the MTA’s Thanksgiving week schedule changes

Thanksgiving week is upon us to get the 2017 holiday season officially underway, and with the holiday comes changes to MTA service. From some free bus service to vintage rides, here’s what to expect this week as you’re trying to get home for the holiday using the city’s mass...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:39am

Extend the Second Avenue Subway to the Rockaways?

Queens NYC Council member Eric Ulrich's idea of extending the Second Avenue subway via the Atlantic Brooklyn Long Island Rail Road branch connecting with the abandoned Queens LIRR Rockaway Beach line, on to the Rockaways is unrealistic. This idea has been studied before along with different...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:38am

9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend

Many people in the New York City area are still feeling the effects of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On top of the devastating amount of loss we had all felt that day, many who were close to the financial district during that time period have contracted cancers and other illnesses that are...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:49pm

Mayor de Blasio seeks consultants in plan to close Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio officially began the process of shuttering Rikers Island on Thursday by issuing a request for proposal to develop an action plan to close the controversial jail complex and find alternate solutions. “We have a moral obligation to close down Rikers Island and transition...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:57pm

Brooklyn woman asks manspreader to make room, gets punched in the face

A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday morning was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room. Sam Saia, 37, wrote on Facebook that the unidentified man sharing an end seat on an N train around 7:45 a.m. went off on her as a...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:46am

Butterboy is Brooklyn's next must-see comedy show

On Monday evenings in Brooklyn, Littlefield is the place to be. That’s been true for nearly a decade. For the last five years, Wyatt Cenac hosted Night Train, a weekly showcase of rotating comics that included the likes of Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo and Sasheer Zamata during its run. Before...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:38pm

‘Sopranos’ star tapped to play Cuomo in series about 2015 prison escape

In 2001, during his ill-fated first run for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo once questioned if “The Sopranos” offered a favorable representation of Italian-Americans. Now, one of the stars of that HBO hit series has been tapped to play the now-governor in a forthcoming Showtime...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:31pm

5 Manhattan West goes from eyesore to eye candy

450 W. 33rd St. has been one of New York City’s most curious architectural wonders since its completion in 1969, but thanks to a $350 million renovation, it likely won’t be called “the elephant’s foot” any longer. The building in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards was...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:14pm

Bronx teen pleads not guilty to fatal high school stabbing

A Bronx teenager accused of stabbing two classmates while in high school, one fatally, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. Abel Cedeno, 18, was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday on charges related to the Sept. 27 incident in which he allegedly stabbed 15-year-old...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:21am