New York

NYC Ferry welcomes Soundview route

Bronx residents have sailed into a new commute to Manhattan and beyond as the NYC Ferry launched its much-anticipated Soundview route Wednesday morning. The new route offers service from Soundview/Clason Point to East 90th Street, East 34th Street and Pier 11/Wall Street — in about 45...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:03am

Brooklyn Public Library helps you find that perfect BookMatch

Finding that perfect book to get lost in while you’re on vacation or doing your daily commute can be hard, but if you live in Brooklyn, you can take advantage of BookMatch, a program of the Brooklyn Public Library. Celebrating its fourth anniversary this month, BookMatch is a personalized,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:31pm

Immigrant group alleges NYPD fails to provide interpreters for limited-English speakers

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York has filed a complaint against the NYPD, alleging that the department has failed to provide interpretation services for New Yorkers who speak limited English. In May 2017, the NYPD announced an effort with Legal Services NYC meant to ensure that...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:22pm

McDonald’s across New York getting $320 million makeover

McDonald's is getting a makeover. The company announced Tuesday that it and its franchisees will invest approximately $320 million this year and next to construct and modernize 360 locations across the state of New York. As part of the company’s national, $6 billion initiative to...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:07pm

New York voter registration deadline is Aug. 19 for primary election

With the state primary exactly one month away, you have only a few more days to beat the New York voter registration deadline to ensure your voice will be heard. The state’s primary election will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, and the New York voter registration deadline is this Sunday. To be...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:57am

Downtown Alliance takes on ticket touters near Statue of Liberty

Ticket touters, those individuals who try to entice you to purchase ticket to the landmark they’re usually found lingering near, are an everyday sight in New York City. But while you can usually, in typical New Yorker fashion, just sidestep them to go about your way, many people do fall prey...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:33pm

Transit officials hosting L train shutdown town hall in Canarsie

The MTA and city’s Department of Transportation will host a town hall meeting Wednesday in Canarsie to update straphangers on next year’s L train shutdown. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Canarsie Ascend Charter School at 9719 Flatlands Ave, and NYC Transit President Andy...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:14am

Here are the street closures for the NYC 2018 Dominican Day Parade

The official 2018 Dominican Day Parade will take place this weekend in Manhattan. Now in its 36th year, the parade brings thousands of Dominican-Americans together to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Dominican Republic. The annual parade aims to spread knowledge and understanding of the...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:59pm

Will bikeshares cause city’s bike rooms to ride into the sunset?

With the arrival of dockless bikes to New York City and Citi Bike’s continual expansion, bikeshares have definitely ridden their way into the lives of countless New Yorkers — and the city's real estate landscape. The vast majority of residential buildings across the five boroughs...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:32am

Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

Hudson Yards to land 3 acres of new parks

Hudson Yards, one of the city’s most-watched neighborhoods, is about to get a little greener thanks to the addition of three acres of brand-new parkland that is now in the works. The final phase of the city’s master plan for Hudson Yards, which was announced Wednesday, will bring new...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:45pm

With Dine in Park Slope, Brooklyn creates own NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week, which wraps up next Friday, is one of the most wonderful times of the year in New York City — specifically in Manhattan as the bulk of the nearly 400 participating restaurants are in that borough alone. To counter the fact that Brooklyn has just 10 establishments...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:23am

These are the 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrian, cyclist traffic accidents in NYC

Officials have been working to make New York City streets safer through the Vision Zero initiative, but we’re not quite totally free of traffic accidents just yet. There are some areas that pedestrians and cyclists should be extra cautious around, according to Localize.city. The data...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:22am

This New Yorker might be the worst cook to ever be on Worst Cooks in America

The new season of Worst Cooks in America doesn’t premiere until Sunday, but if contestant Timmy Thok doesn’t make it to the finale, he very well is a frontrunner for the Worst Cook in New York City. When the 30-year-old bartender/underwear model ventures into the kitchen, it’s a...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:59am

New effort will help incarcerated individuals register to vote in NYC

New York City tends to have a pretty low voter turnout, but now Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping to get more people to vote in New York City by bringing voter registration forms right to those who are incarcerated in New York jails. The mayor announced on Tuesday that for the first time ever,...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:40pm

NYC Weather: heat advisory in effect until Wednesday

New York City weather is bringing the heat this week: A heat advisory has been issued as humidity is expected to make temperatures feel in the triple digits. The National Weather Service has issued a NYC heat advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory is issued, the weather...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:34am

Bronx native Cardi B among lineup for this year’s Global Citizen Festival

It may be called the Global Citizen Festival, but it’s going to welcome locally bred performer Cardi B to its stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn this year. It appears the Sept. 29 show will be the rapper’s first since she gave birth to her daughter last month. Joining Cardi B in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Before L train shutdown, weekend L train shutdowns

We all know the L train shutdown will halt service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 15 months next year. But between now and then, the L train is going to shutdown for more than a dozen weekends — and that starts this Friday night.  The MTA said these pre-L train shutdown disruptions...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:44pm

Deep dis: U.S. Pizza Museum to open in Chicago, not NYC

It’s a debate as old as time itself: Which is better, New York style pizza or Chicago deep dish? Now, the food feud is heating up with the announcement that the U.S. Pizza Museum is apparently picking sides by setting up shop in the Windy City.   The U.S. Pizza Museum is set to...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:17pm

BKLYN Clay fires up a new age of ceramics

If you think ceramics are a now-nostalgic craze of the 1970s, you should think again. Ceramics are back in a big way — and they’re going to get a lot bigger when BKLYN Clay opens up its flagship studio in Brooklyn this fall. After a first iteration in Sunset Park, BKLYN Clay will open...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:50am