New York

2018 Congressional Primary Election: What you need to know in NYC

The New York 2018 primary election is on Tuesday, do you know all the details of who’s is on your ballot and where to go in order to vote? For the federal primary election on June 26, New Yorkers will weigh in on six congressional districts to decide which candidates appear on the November...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:25am

14th Street to become busway during L train shutdown

Officials are proposing that 14th Street turn into a 17-hour-a-day busway during the L train shutdown, New York City Department of Transportation confirmed, restricting vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to accommodate displaced commuters. The changes were originally reported by the New York...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:49pm

4-year-old fatally struck by car while walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk

A 4-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle while she was walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk with her mother on Sunday, police said. The unidentified 38-year-old driver of a black SUV was backing up near the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Hart Street in Bushwick around 4:30 p.m. when she...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:49pm

NYC to renovate 2,400 NYCHA apartments

Nearly 2,400 New York City Housing Authority apartments will receive a total of $400 million in renovations, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Even with upgrades like new kitchens, these homes will not see a rise in their rent, the city assured. The upgrades will affect 5,300 residents...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:21pm

Weekend 2/3 service resumes, 2 N/W subway stations reopen

Two major MTA repair projects reached completion on time and on budget over the weekend, the agency announced. The 101-year-old 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue N/W stations along the Astoria Line reopened Friday after being restored and modernized, and weekend 2/3 service through the Clark Street...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:45am

Aquavit’s Emma Bengtsson on helping homeless, her Michelin star and the carrots that inspired her

On Monday night, six Michelin-starred city chefs join forces — and plates — to help fight hunger and homelessness in New York City as part of Breaking Ground’s second annual Serving Up Home tasting event. Taking place at the supportive housing developer’s Prince George...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:25am

Mount Sinai celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ and other city youth

While Pride March 2018 takes place Sunday, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which sparked the modern gay rights movement. In conjunction with that historic milestone, New York will host WorldPride 2019, the first U.S. city to do so. But that’s a year away, and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:59am

Thousands celebrate diversity at the NYC Pride parade 2018

Thousands showed up in lower Manhattan on Sunday to celebrate NYC’s Annual Pride parade. This year’s theme was “Defiantly Different.” "This year's theme is about showing our power, squaring our shoulders in the face of adversity, and continuing to sculpt that...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5:58pm

Bronx teen dies after being attacked with machete

A 15-year-old Bronx boy is dead after being slashed in the neck by a machete in front of a neighborhood bodega. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was reportedly attacked on Wednesday, June 20 around 11:40 p.m. outside of the store located at East 183rd and Bathgate Avenue in the Tremont section. Witnesses at...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 3:08pm

Pride Parade NYC 2018: Full route, map, street closures, MTA info

Pride Parade NYC 2018 is set to march through Manhattan this weekend on Sunday, June 24. The annual event takes place at the end of June to mark the end of LGBTQ Pride Month. June is a significant month for gay rights because it commemorates the tribute to the Stonewall Riots which took place on...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:48pm

1 in 4 hijab-wearing women shoved on NYC subway in wake of 2016 election: report

One in four Muslim Arab women who wear a hijab in New York City said that they were intentionally shoved on a subway platform in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report on discrimination and acts of hate from the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Up to and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:08pm

Bx27 bus services to extend to NYC Ferry’s Soundview landing

In conjunction with the launch of NYC Ferry’s Soundview route later this summer, Bx27 bus service will extend to the ferry landing in Clason Point Park, the MTA and NYC Economic Development Corporation announced. The Bx27 connects riders in the Shorehaven, Clason Point and Soundview sections...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:51am

Time's running out to enjoy the best black and white cookie in NYC

Do you really live in New York if you haven’t had one of these traditional cookies? That’s like living here and never having screamed at someone on the subway. Sure, you’re a resident, but you’ve never truly had the New York experience. And if you want the best black and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:47am

NYC gym launches napercise workout classes

New York is the city that never sleeps, but that’s not a very healthy lifestyle. SoHo trainer Harry Hanson is here to help, though, creating a class that allows you to clock in both exercise and catching up on some z’s at the same time — napercise. Yes, you read that right: a...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:37am

Mayor de Blasio turned away from migrant children's shelter in Texas

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors from cities across the country were turned away when they attempted to visit a holding center for immigrant children in Texas on Thursday. The New York City mayor traveled to Tornillo, Texas, on Wednesday after touring a foster care facility in Harlem at which...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:35am

Let Dunkin Donuts spoil you with free iced coffee bottle service today

They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes, but New Yorkers have a couple other things they can count on: summer is an unrelenting march through face-melting humidity and you’ll go broke on bottle service. Dunkin wants to change that, and give weary city dwellers some much-...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:44pm

NYC to award $1.8M in grants to help small businesses adapt to neighborhood changes

New Yorkers know that neighborhoods here can change quickly. It can be hard to keep up, especially for those small businesses that are iconic to those communities. Now, the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is launching a new initiative to help those mom-and-pop shops not...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

If you've ever wanted to see someone kick a subway rat, today's your lucky day

The subway is a magical place. Ok, I lied — but, much like the great outdoors, it’s a place where humans coexist with the wonderful creatures Mother Earth has to offer. Take, for instance, subway rats. Just like us, they’re constantly on the go, scrambling to avoid the general...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:29pm

239 immigrant children are housed in an East Harlem shelter: Mayor

More than 200 immigrant children who have been separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border are being housed in a shelter in East Harlem, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday afternoon.  "Here’s what I am shocked to have learned here today: There are now 239...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:14pm

NYC gearing up for 'monumental' 2019

New York is the city that never sleeps — and it’s also the city where new things never stop happening, and 2019 will be no different, what with new developments and hotel, restaurant and retail openings on the horizon — as well as WorldPride, which for the first time will be held...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:25pm