New York

Liberty Island evacuated due to fire: Reports

New York City's Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was being evacuated Monday around noon after propane tanks erupted into a fire, according to multiple witnesses and reports. FDNY told Metro there were three propane tanks involved in a fire at a construction site on the north side...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:26pm

Speed cameras to return to city school zones

A week before New York City kids head back to school, officials announced that the recently defunct speed cameras program is set to return. “State Senate Republicans refused to renew New York City’s speed camera program, so Gov. Cuomo, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson and I will take...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:40am

Yes, there’s yet another heat advisory in NYC this week

The long, hot summer we’ve been experiencing in New York City is unofficially coming to a close this weekend, but not without yet another heat advisory. That’s right, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the New York metro region, which will be effect from 11 a.m...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:11am

Afropunk Festival 2018 hosts impressive line-up of talent (photos)

With Afropunk building on its success since its inception in 2005, this year’s return home to its roots in Brooklyn, New York was no different. A two-day love fest of all things from punk music to soul to R&B, skate, film and art, Afropunk Festival 2018 sold out, filling Commodore Barry...

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 4:10pm

Live in Brooklyn? Get a free bike ahead of the L train shutdown

Are you one of the estimated 20,000 people who will take up cycling to get to work when the L train shuts down in April 2019? Make that decision easier with a free bike courtesy of SpikedSeltzer. The original hard seltzer is giving away bicycles to Brooklyn residents every night from Tuesday, Aug...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:15pm

West Nile virus confirmed in Westchester, Nassau, Monroe counties

West Nile virus has been confirmed outside of New York City in Nassau, Westchester and Monroe Counties, according to state health department officials. Officials are urging residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites after a combined total of seven human cases of West Nile virus have...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:59am

Progress being made on redesign of dangerous Park Slope intersection

Progress is being made on the redesign of a dangerous intersection in Park Slope, where a driver ran a red light and fatally struck two young children in March. The new enhancements will add about a mile of protected bike lanes on both sides of Ninth Street from Prospect Park West to 3rd Avenue in...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:49am

Your guide to the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships

Wimbledon came and went. But now, fans and athletes alike are gearing up for another Grand Slam — and this time, it’s on American turf. That’s right: the 2018 US Open begins this August. Worried about how you’ll get tickets? We’ve got you covered. Unsure when it even...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:04am

These Manhattan neighborhoods have noisiest bars and restaurants: SoundPrint

Noise complaints are among the top calls 311 receives each year, but before you automatically assume your neighbors are killjoys, listen up. A new study from SoundPrint discovered that the majority of bars and restaurants in Manhattan have potentially dangerous noise levels. SoundPrint is a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

Dormzi app brings gig economy to college campuses

College students tend to be busy, that’s no big surprise. But what if they could outsource some of their more mundane tasks, like laundry or tidying up their long-neglected dorm room, for a small price? That’s the idea behind Dormzi, a gig-economy app just for college campuses. Co-...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:26pm

Cynthia Nixon demands Cuomo return $64K in donations from Donald Trump

Activists led by gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon gathered outside the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street Wednesday to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo return prior donations he received from President Donald Trump. Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office and will face Nixon in the Democratic...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:31pm

DUMBO Freelancers Hub will provide resources for independent workers

New York City is home to a lot of freelancers — about 400,000. In fact, according to the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, nearly two out of every five workers in the city are freelance. And though New Yorkers are known for their hustle, there’s a lot to handle as an independent...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 3:56pm

Meet Merlin, a job recruitment platform for blue-collar workers

Looking for new opportunities or employees on a job recruitment platform can be daunting for blue-collar workers — and employers. To stop the frustration on both sides of the hunt, Merlin is launching in New York City on Wednesday after more than a year of beta testing. “Finding the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:23pm

NYPL brings classic stories to Instagram Stories

Starting Wednesday, Instagram Stories won’t just be a clever name as the New York Public Library launches “Insta Novels” on the NYPL Instagram account. “Insta Novels” is a partnership between the NYPL and independent advertising and creative agency Mother in an effort...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:25am

Daily Grumble: NYC apartment hunting is like the Amazing Race

New York City apartment hunting is a mind game that escalates into a full-contact sport. Primarily because there aren’t a lot of them — weird floorplans, lack of natural light, shower stalls in the kitchen and other miseries. And that’s before figuring in your commute, nearby...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:10pm

Upper East Side residents fearful after mysterious gunfire shatters high-rise windows

Residents of a luxury high-rise on the Upper East Side are living in fear after an unknown gunman fired shots from across the river and shattered windows in two different apartments over the weekend, the New York Post reported. The first shot occurred sometime between Thursday night and Friday...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

NYC offering free tattoo removal for sex trafficked and gang-involved youth

New York City is giving youth who have been sex trafficked or involved in gangs a fresh start with a free gang tattoo removal pilot program out of the Administration for Children's Services. The NYC agency announced the launch of the program this week, called the NYC Child Tattoo Eradication...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:08pm

Take a moment to appreciate these two goats on the NYC subway

New Yorkers have seen a lot on the NYC public transportation system, but now there's something particularly adorable to add to the list — MTA goats.  Two urban goats were spotted trespassing along the N line in Brooklyn. The MTA shared a photo of the black and white...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:40pm

What to expect from NYC weather this peak hurricane season

After what’s been a hot, seemingly never-ending summer, the gods of NYC weather have given us a reprieve with some cooler temperatures the past few days. But is this break in the heat just a blip or a sign that summer is starting to wind down? “According to the Climate Prediction...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:27pm

MTA to answer your NYC subway, bus and paratransit questions at town halls

Have questions about the MTA’s “Fast Forward” plan to modernize the NYC subway, buses and paratransit services or the future of the transit in the city? The agency is ready to answer them and offer more details on the initiative at forthcoming town halls across the five boroughs...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:33pm