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Nikki M. Mascali

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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, 11:45 AM

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, 10:22 AM

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, 5:00 AM

It’s wedding season. Here’s how to include your dog in your wedding

Wedding season is officially underway, and while many soon-to-be-married couples follow longstanding traditions, the trend of having dogs in weddings continues to grow in popularity. “I think overall dog trends have changed, and the viewpoint on dogs has become more family-oriented,”...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 2:13 PM

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, 10:30 AM

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...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 5:00 AM

NYC chef brings cannabis edibles to city with Massachusetts on horizon

For nearly 30 years, Bubby’s has been a staple dining destination in New York City, and now chef and owner Ron Silver has set his sights on the booming cannabis industry in New York and Massachusetts with his new venture, Azuca. Azuca is a line of fast-acting cannabis-infused sweeteners and...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5:00 AM

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, 4:25 PM

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, 2:36 PM

Some immigrant children separated from families at border sheltered on Long Island: Report

A handful of the nearly 2,000 immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the border due to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” on illegal crossings are being housed in a shelter on Long Island, Newsday reported. For about a month, eight...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10:09 AM

I Tried to be Body Positive. Here’s How It Went

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life, so when I was offered the trip of a lifetime to spend a long weekend in Grand Cayman, I knew I had to work on being more body positive. So I made a pact with myself to not let myself — and my long-unhealthy mindset...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00 AM

On Juneteenth, 'Who We Are' reexamines racism and white supremacy in America

Tuesday marks Juneteenth, the celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. But as racism and social injustice did not end with the abolishment of slavery, it is an apt day for the interactive performance of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 4:28 PM

Flatiron Summer Series returns to offer free fun in shadow of iconic landmark

New Yorkers know summer in the city can be unbearable when the thermometer creeps up, but thankfully, all season long there are free events across the city to help take our mind off the heat, and one of them, the Flatiron Summer Series, gets underway Tuesday. Presented by the Flatiron/23rd Street...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 3:32 PM

3 Manhattan 6, F and M stations closing for repairs in July

Three Manhattan stations serving the 6, F and M subway lines will close on three separate dates in July for repairs and improvements, the MTA announced. The 57th Street F station will close on July 9, and the 28th Street 6 station will shutter on July 16. While subway service at the 23rd Street F/...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 10:20 AM

New Yorkers turning to cars, for-hire vehicles over mass transit: DOT report

For the first time since 2010, New Yorkers are taking less subway rides and turning to their own cars or for-hire vehicles to get around, according to the city’s Department of Transportation Mobility Report released Friday. “Though New York City is now moving more people than ever...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 3:47 PM

Check out images of 19 Dutch, Financial District’s newest residential tower

Dutch Street may be just a one-block sliver in New York City’s grid, but it’s now home to 19 Dutch, the Financial District’s newest residential building that is now open for leasing. The 64-story luxury tower was designed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and features 483 residences...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:21 PM

Citi Bike adds rainbow bikes for Pride Month

When it comes to Pride Month, New Yorkers are loud and proud in many different ways, but thanks to a new initiative from Citi Bike, they can also ride with pride all around town. On Friday, the popular bikeshare added 40 rainbow bikes to its fleet, which will operate exactly like the other Citi...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 12:43 PM

Meet Romio, the ‘Uber for everything else’ app

New Yorkers have pretty much everything they could ever need at their fingertips, from food delivery and pet-sitters to car services and everything in between. A new app called Romio, which dubs itself “Uber for Everything Else,” aims to take that convenience one step further by...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 5:00 AM

Conor McGregor in plea negotiations from backstage UFC brawl in Brooklyn

UFC star Conor McGregor is in plea negotiations after appearing in a Brooklyn courtroom for less than two minutes Thursday on charges stemming from his backstage brawl ahead of UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in April. "As noted in court, we have ongoing discussions with the District...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:50 AM

City ban on Styrofoam products to begin in January, mayor says

Take-out is a quintessential part of New Yorkers’ lives, but come January, they can expect to start seeing a lot less of its bulky, non-recyclable aftermath as the city’s Styrofoam ban is slated to go into effect by Jan. 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The announcement came...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 3:09 PM