New York

The Foreman Forecast: The Blazing Center

In the wake of this week’s primary elections, I have a suggestion. Spend a couple of hours in the wildfire of uninformed opinion we call social media. And don’t look at the sites you already like, but pass a little time in those blazing corners you’d rather avoid crackling with...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:38am

How to avoid the worst NYC 4th of July travel traffic

New Yorkers are pretty accustomed to crowds, but even if you’re used to getting stuck in (foot) traffic on the subway stairs during your morning commute, you don’t want to waste the precious time of your 4th of July travel plans sitting bumper-to-bumper on the bridge. According to AAA...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:37am

Heat wave on horizon for New York City

As if it wasn’t bad enough for New Yorkers to face a rainy commute Thursday morning, the storm is ushering in a heat wave that’s expected to stick around until at least Monday, according to the National Weather Service, which designates a heat wave as at least three consecutive days...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:45am

A look back at Lyft’s first year operating across New York state

June 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Lyft’s expansion outside New York City, where it has been operating since 2014, into the rest of the Empire State. The milestone comes on the heels of Lyft announcing earlier this year that it has doubled its rides over the course of the past 12...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:05am

Queens Jazz Orchestra turns 10, honors iconic longtime leader Jimmy Heath

Queens has a very storied history when it come to jazz, from the venues that celebrated the iconic genre to many of its greatest artists — like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few — calling it home. For decades, Flushing Town Hall has...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:47am

GMHC moving to brand-new headquarters in Midtown

Thirty-six years after becoming the world’s first — and leading — provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is slated to open a brand-new headquarters in Midtown on July 10. The new, 110,000-square-foot facility at 307 W....

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:29pm

NJ Transit service resumes to, from Penn Station after disabled train causes delays

New Jersey Transit trains are running on or close to their normal schedules to and from Penn Station after a train disabled in one of the Hudson River during the Wednesday morning rush hour commute, the agency announced. NJ Transit trains are operating on or close to schedule in and out of Penn...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:30am

Citi Bike expanding ahead of L train shutdown

Ahead of the L train shutdown coming in April 2019, Citi Bike will increase coverage in the areas that will be affected most by the service disruption, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Citi Bike, which launched in 2013 and is operated by Motivate, will add approximately 1,250 bikes to its...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:06am

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Everything you need to know about the NY primary winner

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? After the primary elections in New York Tuesday night, the internet is abuzz with talk of this one particular New Yorker. Here’s what you need to know. Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Ocasio-Cortez is a 28-year-old New Yorker who was born in the Bronx to...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:33am

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts high-ranking Dem Joe Crowley In NY primary

The Democratic Party's insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties' candidates for November's midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. U.S. Representative Joseph...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:19am

Bellator MMA signs multimillion-dollar deal with streaming service DAZN

Viewing mixed martial arts became a little more online accessible as Bellator MMA announced a new multimillion-dollar partnership with Premier Group’s streaming service DAZN at a midtown press conference on Tuesday. Exact dollar figures were not announced, although the multiyear deal was...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:58pm

When do NYC public pools open and close in 2018?

Get those goggles ready, water lovers, because summer is officially here and you know what that means: public pools in NYC are open and ready for you and the crew. You already bought the swimsuit, read up about being body positive even if you didn’t hit your gym goals this year and now you...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:33pm

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg mulls 2020 presidential run

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is mulling a run for president in the 2020 election, a source close to him told CBS2. Though he considered running as an independent in the 2016 presidential election, Bloomberg has stayed mostly out the political arena since his third term as the city...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

Google is bringing its IT training to LaGuardia Community College

Google is coming to LaGuardia Community College. The internet giant announced this week that it will bring its IT Support Professional Certificate course to the community college in Queens to promote tech literacy and to open the door to more digital economic opportunities for New Yorkers. The...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:31pm

Aging NYC parks need $6 billion in repairs: Report

The average New York City park is 73 years old, and that age is starting to show, according to a new report. The Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a nonprofit public policy think tank, released a report on Tuesday looking at the New York City park system and its aging infrastructure. Parks in...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:06pm

2018 Congressional Primary Election: What you need to know in NYC

The New York 2018 primary election is on Tuesday, do you know all the details of who’s is on your ballot and where to go in order to vote? For the federal primary election on June 26, New Yorkers will weigh in on six congressional districts to decide which candidates appear on the November...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:25am

14th Street to become busway during L train shutdown

Officials are proposing that 14th Street turn into a 17-hour-a-day busway during the L train shutdown, New York City Department of Transportation confirmed, restricting vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to accommodate displaced commuters. The changes were originally reported by the New York...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:49pm

4-year-old fatally struck by car while walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk

A 4-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle while she was walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk with her mother on Sunday, police said. The unidentified 38-year-old driver of a black SUV was backing up near the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Hart Street in Bushwick around 4:30 p.m. when she...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:49pm

NYC to renovate 2,400 NYCHA apartments

Nearly 2,400 New York City Housing Authority apartments will receive a total of $400 million in renovations, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Even with upgrades like new kitchens, these homes will not see a rise in their rent, the city assured. The upgrades will affect 5,300 residents...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:21pm

Weekend 2/3 service resumes, 2 N/W subway stations reopen

Two major MTA repair projects reached completion on time and on budget over the weekend, the agency announced. The 101-year-old 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue N/W stations along the Astoria Line reopened Friday after being restored and modernized, and weekend 2/3 service through the Clark Street...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:45am