JESSE GREENSPAN

City Council to vote on extending Sunday brunch hours

Credit: Bess Adler/MetroSunday brunch is a New York institution, on par with teatime in England or tapas in Spain.Yet New Yorkers hoping to eat eggs Benedict and sip mimosas outdoors sometimes find themselves stymied by an obscure city law that bans sidewalk cafes from operating before noon on the...

Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:07 PM

Council legislation attempts to resolve food truck free-for-all

An employee straightens up at the Squeeze food truck on Wall Street (Credit: Aaron Adler)New York’s food trucks offer up an amazing variety, from waffles and cupcakes to schnitzel and Korean tacos.But as their numbers have expanded in recent years, complaints have started coming in from both brick...

Monday, May 13, 2013, 11:51 PM

Bike tour ends in tragedy for one cyclist

A cyclist went into cardiac arrest Sunday while crossing the Queensboro Bridge and later died. /AARON ADLERA cyclist died Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack while participating in the Five Boro Bike Tour.Michael Boren, 51, of Almont, Mich., went into cardiac arrest around 10:50 a.m. on the...

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 10:54 PM

Gang members arrested in Bronx shooting

NYPD detectives teamed up with Cumberland, R.I., police to arrest two gang members wanted in connection with a Bronx killing.Two Latin Kings gang members were arrested Saturday in Rhode Island in the shooting death of 17-year-old Bronx resident Alphonza Bryant.One suspect, age 21, implicated...

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 10:07 PM

Cleanse juice heist takes place in Queens

Thousands of bottles of cleanse juice are about to hit the black market.Over 15,000 bottles of BluePrint cleanse juice, which retail for about $10 apiece, were allegedly stolen Friday from a Long Island City warehouse.According to police, the suspect arrived at the location around 2:10 p.m. with a...

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9:27 PM

City Councilwoman throws her hat in the ring

Margaret Chin held a re-election rally Sunday on the steps of Independence Plaza North in TriBeCa. /CHIN CAMPAIGNCity councilwoman Margaret Chin officially kicked off her re-election campaign Sunday, saying she had helped take her lower Manhattan district "to new heights with the input, help and...

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:36 PM

Suicidal man coaxed down from Brooklyn Bridge

Cops try to stop a man from jumping off of the Brooklyn Bridge. NYPDA suicidal man was coaxed down by cops on Saturday afternoon after climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.The unidentified 52-year-old man used the bridge's support cables to reach the top of the Manhattan-side tower, which...

Sunday, May 5, 2013, 6:22 PM

Raise a glass to the return of brewing in NYC

(Credit: Emily Johnson)Many New Yorkers can relate to Homer Simpson, who once said, “I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.”Luckily for them, the city’s once-thriving brewing industry, which declined to nothingness in the 1970s, is enjoying a renaissance.There are about a...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 11:22 PM

Giuliani praises Lhota in fundraising letter

Rudy Giuliani, who served as mayor from 1994 to 2001, is backing Joe Lhota in this year's mayoral race. Credit: Getty ImagesFormer Mayor Rudy Giuliani has begun campaigning for mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, penning a fundraising letter that praised him for standing up "to the destructive policies...

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 10:23 PM

State senators call for return to lever voting machines

If a quartet of state senators gets its way, then lever voting machines will replace electronic ones. Credit: Getty ImagesA bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for old-fashioned lever voting machines to replace electronic ballot scanners.The lever voting machines had been used successfully in...

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9:56 PM

Hit-and-run driver kills recent Cornell grad

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that killed a recent Cornell University graduate early Saturday. (Metro File Photo)A 22-year-old real estate analyst was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday as he tried to cross the West Side Highway.Andrew Quinn, a recent graduate of...

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9:12 PM

Another Chinatown bus company shut down

Fung Wah is one of two Chinatown bus companies shut down this month. Credit: MetroA second Chinatown bus company was shut down Friday after federal investigators discovered numerous safety violations that they claimed posed an "imminently hazardous and potentially deadly situation."Ming An Inc.,...

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8:51 PM

Ex-con arrested for sneaking back into jail

Unlike most cons, Matthew Matagrano prefers to sneak into rather than out of Rikers Island. Credit: Getty ImagesAn ex-con was arraigned Saturday after being caught sneaking into at least one city jail.According to news reports, Matthew Matagrano, 36, used a phony gold shield Thursday to gain...

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:31 PM

Decaying body found inside Harlem apartment

A foul odor coming from a Harlem apartment led to the discovery of a decaying corpse. Credit: MetroPolice discovered a decaying corpse Saturday night after responding to complaints of a foul odor coming from a Harlem apartment.The unidentified victim was found stuffed inside a container at the...

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 9:11 PM

MTA to use birth-control bait in fight against rats

The brown rat, otherwise known as the Norway rat, is a common subway sight. Credit: Getty ImagesThe MTA is poised to go after rats where it hurts them the most.With traps and poisons proving insufficient, the transit authority confirmed Sunday that it will test out a new birth-control bait...

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8:12 PM

New marathon stays within Central Park

A runner crosses the finish line during NYCRUNS' inaugural marathon in Central Park. Credit: David AlmAbout 500 runners gathered Sunday morning for what organizers called the first co-ed marathon held entirely in Central Park since 1975.The marathon course essentially comprised five loops of the...

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 8:08 PM

D train slices off man's legs

A man's legs were cut off Saturday night by a D train pulling in to this station. Credit: Getty ImagesAn incoming D train cut off a man's legs Saturday night after he hadstumbled onto the tracks at a Bronx subway station.The man, whom police declined to identify, fell off the southbound platform...

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 6:44 PM

Yellow cab strikes and kills pedestrian

A taxi killed a pedestrian early Sunday after being rear-ended by a car emerging from a spot.A taxi was rear-ended early Sunday in Kips Bay, Manhattan, causing it to lose control and kill a female pedestrian.Police said a Honda sedan struck the yellow cab just before 2 a.m. while emerging from a...

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:26 PM

New struggle proceeds at Underground Railroad building

A developer added a fifth floor to this former Underground Railroad site despite being told not to by the city.The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals will determine Tuesday whether a developer can keep a fifth floor at the only known Underground Railroad site in Manhattan.Neighborhood...

Monday, February 11, 2013, 4:37 AM

Bloomberg finds London calling

Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly something of an Anglophile.With his time in office winding down, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly set his sights on London for future endeavors.The New York Times reported Friday that a city block-size complex called Bloomberg Place will be constructed in London...

Monday, February 11, 2013, 2:23 AM