New York

The best places to drink frose in NYC this summer

National Rose Day might have passed you by, but you know that you don’t need a reason to enjoy the fruity flavors of the beloved pink drink. But there’s no need to settle for the regular when you can have frozen rose, an even better way to cool off on New York’s particularly...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 4:50pm

3 World Trade Center officially opens

Lower Manhattan on Monday reached another milestone in its post-9/11 rebuild with the official opening of 3 World Trade Center. “This is a moment of enormous pride for me and for everyone in the Silverstein organization and for the thousands of women and men who had a hand in creating this...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:52pm

NYCHA lied about safety, sanitary conditions for years, federal officials say

The New York City Housing Authority has repeatedly lied about safety and sanitary conditions at public housing developments, putting children, elderly residents and others at risk of health complications, prosecutors say in a federal complaint filed Monday. Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:40pm

Judge grants temporary stay of removal for man detained by ICE after delivering pizza

A federal judge in Manhattan granted a last-minute stay of deportation to Pablo Villavicencio, the man detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after delivering pizza to a Brooklyn army base. Villavicencio, whose wife and two daughters are United States citizens, will now be able to remain...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:23pm

Man detained by ICE after delivering pizza to Brooklyn military base

A man was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after delivering a pizza to a military base in Brooklyn. On June 1, Pablo Villavicencio, 35, was detained by military police officers and turned over to ICE, a spokesperson with the federal agency confirmed. Villavicencio reportedly went...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:31pm

State launches awareness campaign to protect New Yorkers from mosquito-borne diseases

With summer comes mosquitoes, and the insects pose more danger than just itchy bumps. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan to educate New Yorkers on mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitoes can transmit viruses like Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus, for which there are no human...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:15am

Larry Silverstein on 3 World Trade Center opening, his legacy and WTC site’s future

The first buildings that really wowed Larry Silverstein as a kid were the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, which was then known as the RCA Building, and the Chrysler Building — all which remain iconic parts of the New York City skyline. “They were visible, they were big...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:30am

NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade spectators spotlight island's lagging recovery post Hurricane Maria

In one of New York City’s largest annual parades, thousands of spectators took to the streets to celebrate National Puerto Rican Day on Sunday in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. This year’s 61st annual celebration was unlike any other with spectators looking to celebrate their heritage and...

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:41pm

When is Pride Parade NYC 2018?

LGBT Pride Month takes over all of June and it’s in full swing. But for many, the month leads up to the ultimate event in New York City, so when is Pride Parade NYC 2018? Pride Month is held in June as a way to honor the Stonewall Riots, a key event in the gay rights movement that occurred...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:15pm

How (un)affordable is NYC? Interactive tool shows rising affordability crisis

It’s no secret that living in New York City is expensive, but a new tool from NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer gives more details on how the affordability crisis here has grown. Stringer's office released an interactive tool called the Affordability Index to break down a middle-income...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 4:25pm

NYC Council passes bill requiring an animal shelter in every borough

The New York City Council unanimously passed a bill on Thursday requiring that a full-service animal shelter be built and maintained in every borough. The bill, sponsored by Council Member Paul Vallone who represents District 19 in northeast Queens, will restore a legal requirement for New York...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

Tennis pro James Blake criticizes NYPD disciplinary system

Former tennis pro James Blake has spoken out in response to the news that the NYPD officer who tackled him in 2015 received a penalty of five lost vacation days. Officer James Frascatore lost five vacation days for his use of excessive force against Blake, the New York Daily News reported —...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:14am

Despite funding from city, repairs for aging libraries remain overdue: Study

Even in today’s digital world, New York City’s three public library systems remain among the largest — and busiest — in the world. “More people are using them than ever before, but doing it in different ways, not just to check out books,” said Jonathan Bowles,...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:31am

NYC elevator inspections are missing safety hazards: Audit

How safe are New York City elevators? Well, just checking the elevator inspections may not tell the whole story. Some elevator inspections in New York City missed safety hazards, according to a new audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, meaning those unsafe...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:24pm

Citi Bike pedals to a record-breaking 60 million trips

Less than two weeks after its fifth anniversary, Citi Bike has hit another major milestone: The popular bikeshare has had 60 million rides since its 2013 launch. “As if breaking our daily ridership record twice last month wasn’t enough, Citi Bike riders have pedaled into the record...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:06pm

NY Senate passes bill that would correct spelling of Verrazano Bridge

A change may be coming to the Verrazano bridge, but it’s not one that would cause any construction delays. The New York state Senate passed a bill that would correct the spelling of the suspension bridge that connects Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Verrazano Bridge has actually been...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:29am

New legislation aims to get dangerous drivers off city streets

Three months to the day a driver accelerated through a Park Slope intersection and fatally struck two young children, a city councilman announced new legislation that strives to keep dangerous drivers off city streets. The “Reckless Driver Accountability Act” was announced by Council...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:20pm

Being indigenous peoples in the age of Trump

Those who think New York City’s connection to its indigenous peoples may have ended in 1626 when they sold Manhattan to the Dutch for trade goods might be surprised to know there are, according to Census data, 110,000 New Yorkers who self-identify as Native Americans. Many of them seek out...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 2:42pm

All the NYC street closures for the 2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade

The 2018 National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place this Sunday and thousands of people will be in Manhattan to celebrate and honor Puerto Rican culture and heritage. Each year, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade honors many leaders, educators, artists and celebrities who have an impact on...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:29pm

Domino Park salvages the past for an enhanced Williamsburg waterfront

The Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront hasn’t produced the sweet stuff since closing in 2004, but some of its machinery is serving a new purpose in Domino Park, which opens to the public on Sunday. “We really wanted to salvage what was here and make sure, given all...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:03am