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WWII's unsung warriors

There’s a statue of an elderly man playing chess on the corner of Madison and 37th Street. That man is Jan Karski, a Polish diplomat and soldier, POW and secret courier.  Karski is credited with bringing the plight of European Jews during World War II to the attention of the Western...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:56am

Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed battling Harlem fire

The funeral service for Michael R. Davidson, the FDNY firefighter who died early Friday while battling a blaze at a former Harlem jazz club that was being used as a movie location, is slated to take place Tuesday morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Davidson, 37, was a 15-year veteran of the...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:54am

PHOTOS: Thousands attend March for Our Lives NYC rally

(This article has been updated with photos from the NYCMarch for Our Lives event) On Saturday, March 24, thousands are expected to participate in NYC’s March for Our Lives event to protest against gun violence. Several cities across the country including, Washington, D.C  will also...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:46am

Brooklyn food pantry helps keep tax refunds in communities that need it most

Ben Franklin said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Another certainty that likely wasn’t around when he made that statement in 1789 is the often exorbitant cost of getting said taxes done each year. Many tax services often charge clients a fee...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:03am

Lucy Liu visits NYC students to help bring art education back to schools

When actress Lucy Liu was growing up in New York City, her parents, like many, were concerned with her getting a good education. At home, she focused on math — but while at her New York city public school, she was fixated on art. “My parents came from another country and they were...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 5:39pm

2017 was NYC's safest traffic year on record: de Blasio

New York City saw its safest year on record in 2017 in terms of traffic fatalities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The city launched its Vision Zero initiative in 2014 with the goal of eliminating traffic and pedestrian deaths, and on Friday released a report reviewing the first four...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:33pm

FDNY firefighter dies battling massive fire in Harlem

An FDNY firefighter died battling a massive fire in Harlem early Friday morning and two others were seriously injured.  The fire broke around 10:50 p.m. Thursday night at 773 St. Nicholas Ave. near 149th St. The building was completely gutted, and the adjacent buildings appear to have...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:24am

Explosion rattles Lower Manhattan, manhole cover reportedly blew

The sound of a massive explosion rocked Manhattan's Financial District Thursday afternoon, causing alarm and at least one minor injury.   The boom rang out around 4:15 p.m. on Nassau Street between Liberty Street and Maiden Lane alongside the Federal Reserve building. FDNY officials...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:36pm

Trump's four-day August NYC visit cost the NYPD more than $4M

President Donald Trump's August visit to New York City caused quite a stir, drawing out protestors in droves — and piling huge security costs on the New York Police Department. That four-day trip, his first back home since taking office and which occurred in the wake of the...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:39pm

MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation makes dreams come true with music

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels may have been a founding member of Run-DMC, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, but it’s his role within MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation that he feels may have been his destiny all along. In 2000, when he was in his mid-30s,...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:54pm

Here's how much you save in rent when you live farther from the subway

Living steps away from a subway stop is every New Yorker’s dream, but how much is that morning convenience really worth? If you’re looking for a more affordable apartment in the city, a few more minutes spent walking to the train could mean more money saved on rent. A 10-minute walk to...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:15pm

March for Our Lives wants Washington to know ‘we’re voting next’

As with last week’s national school walkouts, thousands of Americans are expected to take part in March for Our Lives on Saturday in cities across the country to protest Congress' inaction against gun violence and mass shootings in our nation’s schools. The March 14 walkouts, which...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:43am

Applications open for Kode With Klossy summer coding camp for girls

In addition to strutting on runways and gracing magazine covers across the globe, Karlie Kloss is making great strides to ensure women, girls in particular, continue narrowing the gender gap in the tech industry. For the third consecutive summer, her Kode with Klossy initiative will...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:06am

New Yorkers urged to stay home during spring nor’easter

Anyone expecting to wake up and find New York City covered in a thick blanket of snow from our fourth nor’easter in as many weeks were sorely disappointed Wednesday morning — but the worst is yet to come, forecasters warn. As the city is expected to be hit with nearly a foot of snow...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:29pm

U.S. budget plan cuts proposed funds for N.Y.-New Jersey tunnel: sources

A deal to fund the U.S. government through the end of September is expected to include less funding than initially proposed for building a new train tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York City and New Jersey, two people briefed on the talks said....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:21pm

NYC may ban smoking while walking

A new bill being introduced by a New York City councilman may have the city’s smokers saying, “butt out of my business.” Councilman Peter Koo was expected to introduce a bill Wednesday night that would ban smoking a cigarette while walking on New York City’s streets,...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:34am

City council and press face off — on the dodgeball court

Updated, 10:23 a.m.: Due to the spring nor'easter hitting New York City and its surrounding areas, the dodgeball game between City Council and the city's press corps has been canceled. A resceduled date has not yet been announced.  Original story, 5 a.m.: Politicians dodging the press...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:24am

Another snowy nor'easter to hit NYC region

We hope you haven't stored your winter gear away just yet. Despite the fact that spring has officially sprung, wintery weather going by the name Winter Storm Toby — aka the area’s fourth nor’easter of the month — is slated to drop more than a foot of snow on the New York...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:18pm

Here's how many tourists visited NYC in 2017

We all know New York City is a tourist mecca, and last year even more visitors flocked to the Big Apple than usual, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio An estimated 62.8 million people visited New York City in 2017, de Blasio announced on Tuesday. That’s an increase of 2.3 million people from...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:07pm

MTA worker dies after falling on subway tracks in Harlem

An MTA employee died early Tuesday morning after falling while working on the subway tracks in Harlem, agency officials said. The 23-year-old male was part of a work crew that was removing redundant rail in the tunnels near the 125th Street 4/5/6 station at Lexington Avenue, New York City Transit...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:58pm