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How a Yorkie named Andrew helps city seniors care for their pets

From helping you get exercise to lowering blood pressure and lessening anxiety, the benefits of pet ownership are immeasurable. But owning a pet can be costly and daunting, especially for senior citizens living on a fixed income or suffering from health issues that may result in hospitalizations...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:06am

Grammy Museum Experience honors Newark’s rich musical heritage

When most people think about America’s great musical cities, Newark likely isn’t on the list — but that’s about to change now that the Grammy Museum Experience has opened at the Prudential Center. Just eight months after announcing that the first East Coast outpost of Los...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:55pm

New York is No. 1 in energy efficiency, study says

Congratulations New York! You rank No. 1 in energy efficiency, according to a new study. (Massachusetts, you did OK, but Pennsylvania needs to step up its game.) You might be rolling your eyes at this news because of MTA issues, Penn Station problems and other mass transportation debacles,...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:13pm

New report 'a wake up call' for New York on growing flood risk

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:19pm

NYC man’s lawsuit claims MAGA hat sign of ‘closely held spiritual beliefs’

There may be something to that #Cult45 hashtag. A Trump supporter is suing a New York City bar, claiming he was discriminated against because of his MAGA hat. He contends his alliance with Trump is a "spiritual belief," making him part of a "protected class" commensurate to...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:58pm

City landmarks to turn orange in honor of Amazon HQ2 bid

As the proposal deadline for cities vying to be home to Amazon’s second North American headquarters looms, New York City is lighting up some of its most iconic landmarks Wednesday night. To support the city’s official bid for what’s being dubbed as “HQ2,” the Empire...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:29pm

Self-driving cars to be tested on NYC streets

New York City’s streets are about to get a bit more clogged, but without the New York drivers. Autonomous cars are coming to Manhattan in early 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The driverless cars will be tested by General Motors and Cruise Automation. The two companies were the first to...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:52pm

The new designs for the Halls of Gems and Minerals are here, and they're stunning

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:50pm

What are the 'rattiest' cities in the US?

Autumn is many people’s favorite season, but fall isn’t just all about picturesque pumpkin patches, apple cider and cozy sweaters — it's also a time for rat infestations. With the change in temperature comes an increase in vermin invasions, according to Orkin. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:23pm

Changes coming to Metro-North Harlem Line this weekend

Metro-North riders will be switching from trains to buses between Wassaic and Southeast this weekend, the MTA announced Tuesday. The changes will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday until normal service resumes early Monday morning. Work includes renovating the Cornwall Hill Road grade crossing in...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:26pm

Loose cow captured in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

After causing quite the commootion, err, commotion throughout Brooklyn Tuesday, the NYPD has captured the loose cow whose escapade went viral, the department said.  .@NYPDnews capture cow on the loose in Prospect Park @NYDailyNews @NYDNVideo pic.twitter.com/sXHHUzV1ep — Edgar...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:40pm

Newark makes bid for Amazon’s HQ2

Since Amazon announced it was looking for a home for its forthcoming second North American headquarters last month, cities across the country have been stating their case to be the chosen location. That includes Boston, Philadelphia, 23 neighborhoods across New York City and now, Newark. “We...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:51am

How — and why — #MeToo is uniting sexual assault survivors

After more than two dozen women recently came forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, thousands of others have joined them by saying “Me too” on social media. The movement was sparked by a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano on Sunday afternoon. “...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:34pm

MTA resumes night work on 1-2-3 lines for 2 weeks

Straphangers looking to go between Penn Station and South Ferry or the Barclays Center on the 1, 2 or 3 trains after 10 p.m. will need to find alternate transportation this week and next. Due to the return of the MTA’s Fastrack on the 1, 2 and 3 train lines, there will be no service between...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:45pm

NYC sets up service center for those displaced by recent hurricanes

A service center will open next week in New York City to support those displaced from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas in the Caribbean following multiple recent devastating hurricanes. The center, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, will be open beginning...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:56pm

Poor black Brooklyn residents targeted for fare evasion arrests: Report

When it comes to policing fare evaders on the subway, a new report argues that the city targets poor black New Yorkers for arrests in Brooklyn. “The Crime of Being Short $2.75,” a report out Monday by the Community Service Society, looks at 2016 fare evasion data in Brooklyn for where...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:08am

At least 14 injured, including firefighters, in Brooklyn apartment fire

An early-morning fire at a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn left at least 14 injured Monday, FDNY officials said. The blaze started around 4:30 a.m. in a second-floor kitchen before it quickly spread to the third and fourth floors of 1225 49th Street in Borough Park, Deputy Chief Peter...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:08am

LeFrak City unveils a whole new haven for residents

Five years ago, LeFrak City offered its residents amenities like pools and tennis and basketball courts, but very little green space. Now, the hidden city-within-a-city in Corona, Queens is getting an upgrade.  “There really wasn’t a lot of play area. There was gardening, but it...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:26am

Missed opportunity for a new Port Authority bus terminal

Recent news that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has yet another plan for rebuilding the existing 42nd Street Bus Terminal is disappointing. The approved Port Authority 2017 - 2026 ten-year $32 billion Capital Plan provided only $3.5 billion toward construction of the new $10...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:03am

Avon 39: Route, MTA info and more

Have weekend errands to run? Take a couple minutes while you’re out to cheer for all the participants of the Avon 39. Everyone taking on the Avon Breast Cancer Walk is tackling The Big Apple, one step at a time, for a grand total of 39 -- yes, 39 -- miles. So the cheering is more than called...

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:37pm