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New York City schools to close due to winter storm

Update: New York City’s official Twitter account issued a tweet on Wednesday evening stating that public schools would be closed: “NYC public schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th, due to the snowstorm.” Original article: As the East Coast preps for the...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:05pm

NYC preps for ‘bomb cyclone’ of winter weather

The ground may be clear at the time of this writing, but New York City — and most of the East Coast — is bracing for a “bomb cyclone,” a winter storm that will bring hurricane-like gusty winds, sleet, snow and continuing below-freezing temperatures well into Friday. ...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:57pm

Inside Bernie Sanders' extremely Bernie Sanders New Year's Eve

Famously thrifty Sen. Bernie Sanders did not spend New Year's Eve with the millionaires and the billionaires. Instead, he celebrated in just about the most Bernie Sanders way imaginable: Consuming an early-bird meal while surrounded by adoring millennials snapping photos with their cell phones...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:28pm

This NYC gym wants you to work out naked

Many people start working out every January to look better in their birthday suits, but a new fitness class at a Lower East Side gym wants you to actually work out naked. That's right, in your birthday suit. “These naked personal training sessions are all about creating a ‘new (...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm

Rail damage causes commuting chaos on LIRR to, from Penn Station

Updated, 11:11 a.m.: Service on the Long Island Rail Road has resumed after a damaged third rail caused mass delays across the system, the agency announced just before 11 a.m. While residual delays are expected, the LIRR tweeted that its service is "on or close to schedule" in and out of...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:21am

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Utica Avenue Brooklyn subway extension dead?

Here is why The Regional Plan Association release of their fourth annual master plan which included calling for construction of the Utica Avenue subway will never leave the station. At the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the MTA allocated $5 million in funding under the $32 billion...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00am

Bundle up, this cold snap is here to stay

If you’re already over the bitterly cold weather that accompanied the dawn of 2018, you may want to brace yourself. It’s going to be here for at least the next seven days. According to the National Weather Service, below-freezing temperatures are expected to remain throughout the New...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:56pm

OKCupid wants you to rethink DTF to find your own F-word

OkCupid wants you to forget what you know about the meaning of DTF. In its first-ever ad campaign, the dating app aims to redefine the acronym for “down to f—" and empower daters to find their own F-word. The vibrant — and funny — campaign is kicking off in New York...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:04pm

City adding 1,500 barriers to prevent vehicle terror attacks

In an effort to better prevent vehicular terror attacks in New York City, officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to add 1,500 permanent bollards, or barriers, in high-profile areas. “These bollards will make sure vehicles can never come into places where pedestrians are,” Mayor Bill de...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:35pm

Victims’ family demand accountability for child who started deadly Bronx blaze

Some family members of the victims in Thursday’s deadly Bronx fire want the parents of the toddler who caused the blaze to be held accountable, the New York Post reported. An unattended 3-year-old boy playing with a stove caused the fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the borough...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:55am

A 2018 wish list for New York City

A new year is usually accompanied with promises of change, like quitting a vice or finally getting fit, but should cities be any different? We here at Metro — and some of our fellow New Yorkers — don’t think so. That’s why we’ve created this wish list of things we...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 5:00am

Kick off 2018 with a free, guided hike from NYC's urban park rangers

If your New Year’s resolutions include getting fit and/or getting more fresh air, you’re in luck. Urban park rangers from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will host free, guided hikes in all five boroughs on New Year’s Day. Not only will you be able to break...

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Times Square ball drop: Time, TV channel and live stream

At least for a couple brief seconds every year, most of the country is a New Yorker thanks to the Times Square ball drop. Even if the Times Square ball drop happens outside of your time zone, many tune in to see the massive crowds characteristic of the Times Square New Year’s Eve...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:26pm

Dunkin Donuts top NYC chain for 10 years running: Report

Many people think New York has “a Starbucks on every corner,” but in reality, another national coffee chain has been brewing up a storm across the city for the past decade. For the tenth straight year, Dunkin Donuts has topped the Center for an Urban Future’s (CUF) annual “...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:26pm

6 of New York City's biggest moments of 2017

From President Donald Trump taking office to the power of the #MeToo movement, 2017 was certainly something, both nationally and locally. To the latter, let’s take a brief look back at the year that was in New York City.   Delays, derailments and disasters The Second Avenue subway...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:00am

MTA worker injured after subway work trains collide in East River tunnel

Two subway work trains hit each other in an East River tunnel early Wednesday morning, injuring at least one MTA worker, the transportation authority said. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday, officials said, on the E and M line tracks between Queens and Manhattan. “Two work...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:09pm

Times Square New Year's Eve 2017: Street closures, MTA info and more

So you’re headed to the big Times Square New Year’s Eve 2017 festivities. While we’re libel to assume that also means you’re a saintly, albeit slightly insane, person who loves humanity so much that you don’t mind ushering in the new year while crammed shoulder-to-...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 2:06pm

Govs. Christie and Cuomo still shortchange Gateway Tunnel

The numbers just don’t add up in the recent announcement by lame duck Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and 2020 Presidential wanna be Andrew Cuomo of New York concerning their respective funding commitments for the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel project. Cuomo promised $1.75 billion,...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:00am

Film director takes advantage of Amazon Prime Now to help the homeless

If you're a fan of Amazon Prime Now, the tech giant's instant delivery service, apparently there's a way it can be used to help out other people.  Film director and producer Robb Bliss wondered if he could use technology to help others. He also thought about how many homeless...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:00am

NYC may see snow on Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be in luck. There’s a chance New Yorkers could wake up to about two inches of snow on Christmas morning, according to the National Weather Service. The flurries will come overnight on Christmas Eve, accumulating Sunday night into Monday...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 9:47am