New York

17 years after 9/11, Financial District having a residential renaissance

Talk about a Wall Street boom. Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, the Financial District has not only rebuilt itself into a major destination for retail, work and play, it’s also becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods to call home. The amount of New Yorkers living in FiDi has tripled...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:27am

Ferdinand Augello set for trial in murder of NJ radio host

Pre-trial motions and jury selection for the trial of Ferdinand Augello will begin September 11. Augello has been charged in the murder of New Jersey radio host April Kauffman. Opening statements are scheduled to be heard in the case on September 17. Augello, a New Jersey native, is accused of...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:46pm

City under coastal flood advisory as Hurricane Flo gains momentum

With the National Weather Service expecting Hurricane Flo to “become a major hurricane” Monday, New York City and much of the East Coast are bracing for the effects of the storm. Forecasters say the storm formerly known as Tropical Storm Florence will hit North and South Carolina later...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:09pm

Blood drives across region honor 9/11 victims, first responders

To honor the victims and first responders who lost their lives on 9/11, the New York Blood Center is holding 95 blood drives across the city, New Jersey, Long Island and the Hudson Valley through Friday. The blood drives aim to help the New York Blood Center prepare for possible emergencies and...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:55am

What to know about 2018 Sept. 11 memorial services in NYC

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 when hijackers crashed two planes into NYC’s Twin Towers. In honor of the fallen, several Sept. 11 memorial services will be held in and around the city to remember the 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:34am

Cortlandt Street subway in NYC reopens after 17 years

The Cortlandt Street subway in NYC has reopened after 17 years. The subway station was destroyed from the falling debris of the Twin Towers that fell on 9/11. The station hasn’t been in operation since. After almost two decades, the No. 1 line was reopened yesterday at noon with city...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 1:21pm

Smoked watermelon ham is taking the internet (and our stomachs) by storm

In today’s edition of "Would you eat this?" we bring you the smoked watermelon ham. The ham look-alike comes from NYC’s Ducks Eatery located in the East Village. And it’s causing quite the frenzy online for obvious reasons (i.e. it's not actually ham).  "...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:40pm

No G train service for the next 5 weekends

Attention G train riders: There will be no weekend service between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Queens every weekend in September and the first weekend in November, local officials announced according to Brooklyn Paper. Community Board 2 said it was informed by MTA NYC Transit that for the...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:12am

Attorney general subpoenas NY Roman Catholic Dioceses

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood served subpoenas to all New York Roman Catholic Dioceses on Thursday, according to a law enforcement source close to the investigation that spoke with The Associated Press. The subpoenas were issued to eight Roman Catholic Dioceses located in the state...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:43pm

Residents recapturing childhood with retro amenities in NYC apartment buildings

With work, bills, commuting and myriad other everyday hurdles, adulting in the city can be exhausting. But thanks to a growing retro amenities trend, residents in some NYC apartment buildings are recapturing childhood in some very unique ways. For example, 555TEN in Hell’s Kitchen offers...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:47pm

#MAGA man interrupts Broadway's Frozen, gets trolled by actor

A supporter of President Donald Trump interrupted a performance of Frozen the Musical on Broadway, but it was the show’s wise troll who ended up trolling him. A real troll getting trolled by a fake troll is pretty much on par for this Mad Hatter’s tea party of a year we call 2018. As...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:42pm

Get the Paul McCartney MetroCard while you can

The NYC subway system doesn’t have an Egypt Station, but it sort-of will for a few brief shining moments thanks to a Paul McCartney MetroCard. Released in conjunction with “Egypt Station,” the former Beatle’s sixth studio album that comes out Friday, a limited-edition Paul...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:32pm

Cuomo breaks ground on LIRR Third Track

After about seven decades of wishful thinking, the LIRR Third Track became a reality as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially broke ground on the $2.6 billon expansion Wednesday on Long Island. The Third Track initiative consists of 50 projects that will modernize 9.8 miles along the railroad's Main...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:37am

13 NYC companies make LinkedIn Top Startups list

In recent years, New York City has become one of the most attractive markets and incubators for startups, a point that is further proven in the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups list. Released Thursday, the LinkedIn Top Startups list ranks the 50 startups that are most sought-after by the more than 575...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 8:53am

At least 19 sick on quarantined Emirates flight from Dubai to JFK Airport

An Emirates plane from Dubai was greeted by emergency crews and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention upon landing at JFK Airport Wednesday morning after several passengers reported feeling ill during the flight, officials said.  At least 19 of the more than 500 passengers on...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:22pm

UPDATE: Fraternity at one New York univ. put on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

Updated September 5, 2018: Back in February, Cornell's Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), was put on two years probation for partaking in a "pig roast" (i.e. sex contest) alleged in misconduct reports from 2017. Their national organization, ZBT National, conducted an external...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:03pm

NYC heads back to school with 3-K for All expanding to 4 boroughs

Wednesday marks the first day kids in New York City headed back to school — and the expansion of the city’s 3-K for All program, which is now available in four boroughs. Free, full-day 3-K for All is now serving 5,000 students at 187 sites in six districts in Queens, Manhattan,...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:04am

Tyler Perry steps up after Cosby Show actor shamed for Trader Joe's job

Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens is speaking out after being shamed for his Trader Joe's job. The 57-year-old, who played Elvin Tibideaux, from 1985-1992 on the family sitcom is now seeing an outpour of support after pictures of him bagging groceries went viral. A woman by the name of Karma...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:08pm

Thousands celebrate NYC West Indian Day Parade 2018 (PHOTOS)

Thousands of spectators and attendees celebrated at the West Indian Day Parade and J'ouvert Festival on Labor Day, September 3, in Brooklyn. The annual event, that celebrates Caribbean culture and the emancipation of slaves, took place in the streets of Crown Heights earlier than prior years...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:43pm

Steve Bannon ousted as headliner for New Yorker Festival

Amid backlash since announcing last week that Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, would headline the 2018 New Yorker Festival, the controversial firebrand has been ousted from the event. Critics of Bannon’s inclusion included staffers at the magazine and Judd...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:46am