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Despite growing push, New York balks at safe injection sites

Late last month, the New York Times published a plea to public health officials and policymakers around the country: Let cities open safe injection facilities. It was just the latest voice in a growing chorus — which includes American Medical Association, The International Narcotics Control...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:17am

Pilot radioed for help before fatal crash in East River

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot survived, police said. Moments before it crashed into the frigid waters, the pilot frantically radioed for help, the New York Daily News and other media reported. "...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:11am

Metro-North Harlem Line suspended between Goldens Bridge and Southeast

Due to several power poles that were downed during Winter Storm Quinn, there will be no Metro-North Harlem Line service between Goldens Bridge and Southeast “until further notice,” the MTA said Friday afternoon. Affected stations are Goldens Bridge, Purdy’s, Croton Falls,...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 4:27pm

How 8 geniuses want to modernize NYC’s aged subway system

Last summer, in the middle of a year that saw endless service issues and the eventual state of emergency declaration for New York City’s aged subway system, the MTA looked to great minds across the globe for solutions to bring the 114-year-old subway into the 21st century and increase its...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

Mother of Eric Garner, activists call for change to how NYPD disciplines officers

Advocates, elected officials and New Yorkers who say they’ve been harmed by the NYPD want to change the way officers are disciplined for their behavior while in uniform. A recent Buzzfeed News investigation revealed that hundreds of NYPD officers kept their jobs after committing serious...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:06am

Pregnant mom who lost daughter in Park Slope crash ‘healing,’ family says

The pregnant Broadway star who was seriously injured when a driver ran a red light in Park Slope Monday and fatally struck her toddler daughter and a 1-year-old boy is out of intensive care, her family said in a statement. Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, who goes by the stage name Ruthie Ann Miles, is...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:28am

New female-centric co-working space coming to Williamsburg

Women-only co-working and social spaces are growing in popularity across the country, especially in New York City. For example, The Wing has expanded to three locations in just two years, including its first Brooklyn space, which launched Feb. 26. And come this summer, women will also have the...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:03am

Here’s what to expect for your post-snow commute this morning

Updated, 4 p.m.: Amtrak has announced that all scheduled Northeast Corridor service will be restored Friday following cancellations caused by Wednesday's nor'easter along the East Coast. The only change, the agency said, is that passengers traveling between New York Penn Station and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:03pm

City speeds up heat repairs after NYCHA state of emergency threat

The city is fast-tracking upgrades to heating systems in New York City Housing Authority developments, officials announced on Thursday — a move that came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would declare a state of emergency over NYCHA conditions. In January, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:54pm

Starting on International Women’s Day, LinkNYC kiosks showcase influential city women

For more than a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. And starting today through the rest of the month, some of New York City’s most trailblazing female political activists will be honored...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:45am

Buying a home in NYC? You'll have the most negotiating power in this neighborhood

House-hunting is hard, and it’s a different game in every neighborhood. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or sell your old one, you’ll face a lot of competition for either action throughout the five boroughs. Here’s some insider info: the most buyer-friendly...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:43am

Gender equality drives this NYC-based tech company

Thursday is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, which aims to build on the momentum of recent women’s equality movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp — and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:04am

Ariel Palitz named city’s first-ever nightlife mayor

New York City, you have a new mayor — of nightlife, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.   Ariel Palitz's official title is senior executive director of the Office of Nightlife, the first-ever person to hold this position, which de Blasio first announced back in September....

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in NYC

With Thursday International Women’s Day, thousands across the globe will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women under this year’s theme, #PressForProgress. #PressForProgress strives to not only extend the momentum of recent women’s equality...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:51pm

What is Thundersnow and why is it so loud?

At first, it sounds like something man-made — maybe a garbage barrel being thrown to the ground or fallout from a construction site. But as its roar grows and bellows among the quickly falling snow it's clear:  Thundersnow has struck. Thundersnow, also known as Snow...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:55pm

Driver in Park Slope crash that killed 2 children likely won't face charges due to medical condition

The driver who fatally struck two young children and injured three adults, including their mothers, at a Park Slope intersection Monday afternoon will likely not face charges due to a medical condition, an NYPD source told the New York Daily News Tuesday afternoon. According to officials, Dorothy...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:12pm

NYC has more gentrified zip codes than anywhere else in US: RentCafe

Gentrification is something many big cities across the U.S. face, but arguably not as much as here in New York City, where it’s not only been a hot-point issue for years, it’s also home to seven of the Top 20 fastest-gentrifying zip codes since the year 2000, according to a recent study...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:03pm

Watch New York Dreamers share their stories

In New York state alone, there are 42,000 Dreamers, and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is helping share some of their stories. Dreamers are enrolled in DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era immigration policy that protects those who came to the United States as...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:03pm

Houston superintendent named NYC schools chancellor

After a brief hiccup, the search for the city’s next schools chancellor ended Monday as Richard A. Carranza, the current superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, was named to the post. Carranza notably reopened Houston schools just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:17am

Another nor'easter to hit Boston, NYC this week

As much of the Northeast is still reeling from this past weekend’s storm, forecasters are predicting another nor’easter to hit this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of New England, including the Boston area, down to New York City. The watch...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:33pm