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Mayor posts tax filing on Twitter in jab at Trump

Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray offered President Donald Trump a blunt lesson in transparency Tuesday by posting a copy of their federal tax form on Twitter. “See, President Trump? It’s not that hard,” the mayor taunted in his tweet. Trump has refused to...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 8:51 PM

Guardian Angel bedevils New York politicians

Curtis Sliwa emerged as a controversial figure in New York in the late 1970s as the founder of the Guardian Angels. He has parlayed his success as an activist into a career as a political commentator on television and radio. He took time between his radio shows to speak with Metro New York at the...

Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:00 AM

Live Nation mentioned as operator of renovated Met Opera House

Live Nation is close to an agreement to operate the city’s historic Metropolitan Opera House as a concert venue after an an ambitious renovation project is completed.Live Nation, based in Beverly Hills, California, didn’t respond to an email requesting comment on the deal. However, the developer of...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 5:01 PM

What Trump did for the Communist Party USA

There was a time in American history when the fear of communism reached such a fevered pitch of paranoia that it came to be known as the Red Scare.Either by invasion or infiltration, communists planned to take over the United States. There were “Reds under the beds,” argued those who urged Congress...

Monday, March 27, 2017, 3:30 AM

This app will help you get to the airport faster

Commuters will soon gain access to instant updates on traffic patterns and congestion in the vicinity of area bridges, airports and bus terminals.Managers with Waze, a free traffic and navigation app, announced Tuesday that the company has formed a partnership with the Port Authority of New York...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:24 AM

NOW-NY fights Trump's plan to cut funds for Violence Against Women Act

President Donald Trump and his administration are engaging in an “anti-women agenda,” says New York City’s chapter of the National Organization for Women in announcing a campaign to fight for continued funding of the Violence Against Women Act.Local NOW leaders launched the Take Rape Seriously NOW...

Monday, March 20, 2017, 4:35 PM

10 reasons for missing work during the snowstorm

As a blanket of late-winter snow was expected to cover the Northeast, employers were also expecting to hear from some workers who will not be showing up Tuesday.The reasons for their absence vary depending on the snow accumulation in a particular region and the ability of municipalities to clear...

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:37 PM

PECO substation fire caused lengthy power loss for many homes, businesses

Hundreds of home and businesses continued to be without electric power Wednesday morning as a result of the massive fire at a utility company substation in North Philadelphia.PECO crews worked to reroute power to thousands of customers after Wednesday’s fire at the substation on the 2600 block of...

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:17 AM

Council members want NYPD to tell public what spy tools it uses

The police are watching you.It’s no secret that surveillance cameras are everywhere. The corner bodega has them. Your apartment building has them. Subways stations, schools, office towers have them.The NYPD looks for surveillance video whenever a crime is committed. However, the cops employ a host...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:17 PM

City to phase out link to operator of shelter where 2 babies died

New York City is cutting ties to a nonprofit group that sheltered homeless people in hotels and cluster residences – including the building where two children died in December after a radiator burst and scalded them.The city’s Department of Homeless Services announced Thursday phase out its use of...

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:16 PM

Stanley Bard, hotelier to NYC's artistic bohemians, dies at 82

As the longtime owner of the famed Chelsea Hotel, Stanley Bard became a champion of New York’s art scene, playing host to the Beat Generation of the 1950s, the counterculture of the 1960s and the punk rockers of the 1970s.Bard died Tuesday in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 82.The hotel in Manhattan...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 3:46 PM

Students stage protest against Trump, DeVos

Several hundred high school and college students walked out of class at noon on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s policies on a host of issues that they say promote “bigotry, hatred and prejudice.”The students gathered at Foley Square in Manhattan for a rally that coincided with the...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4:25 AM

Cuomo offers legal aid to airport detainees, protection for transit workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dispatching lawyers from his office and the Port of Authority to aid persons detained at airports by federal authorities enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.In addition to providing legal counsel to detainees, the governor announced during a news...

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5:05 PM

Will we move closer to nuclear war under President Trump?

Dr. Philip Lederer is a member of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1985. Lederer is an infectious diseases physician in Boston, Massachusetts. Metro interviewed Dr...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:00 AM

Where can you find the largest percentage of never-married adults?

Philadelphia might rightly claim title to the bachelor and bachelorette capital of the nation.The percentage of Philly adults who have never tied the knot is the highest among the countries 10 largest cities, according to a study published by The Pew Charitable Trusts.Nearly 52 percent of the adult...

Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:00 AM

Homeless man accused in propane-tank explosion near squad car

A 42-year-old homeless man faces charges accusing him of detonating a propane tank under a Boston police car, authorities said Sunday.Massachusetts State Police stopped a car driven by Asim Kieta at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Charlestown after police released surveillance photos of a suspect in...

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:01 PM

Arrest made in dismembered body case: NYPD

A 40-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Sunday in connection with the disposal of a female body parts that were discovered at a Bronx waste transfer station.Somorie Moses, of Flatbush, faces a charge of concealment of a human corpse, according to the NYPD.His arrest comes five days after a...

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 12:29 PM

NYC records fewest traffic fatalities ever: Mayor

Traffic fatalities in the city have dropped 23 percent since the start of the Vision Zero initiative in 2013, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.“Under Vision Zero, we have now seen traffic fatalities in our city decline for three straight years, strongly countering national trends,” he said...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 1:53 PM

Man killed attempting to leap aboard SEPTA train

A man apparently rushing to catch a subway train was killed after attempting to leap aboard the train as it pulled away from the station, SEPTA officials said Sunday.The man, whose identity wasn’t disclosed by authorities, reached the train just as its doors closed early Saturday morning at the...

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 7:20 PM

Woman accused of killing infant daughter

A 33-year-old Queens woman was charged Wednesday with murder after police officers responding to a 911 call found her infant daughter dead in their apartment bedroom, authorities said.Shangbo Xiangshengjie, of 87-19 Elmhurst Ave., was arrested on the murder charge after officers found 1-year-old...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 8:22 PM