Nikki M. Mascali

Web Reporter

nikki.mascali@metro.us

Moving health care ‘Forward’ with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet health care lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices. “Technology is...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:00 AM

New York 2018 midterm election: Cuomo, Rose win; James, Ocasio-Cortez projected winners

While it was too early at press time to say a historic “blue wave” did indeed sweep the nation two years into President Trump's administration, New York state made history of its own during the midterm elections on Tuesday — and we're not talking about the influx of...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:28 PM

10 years after financial crisis, Lower Manhattan not just home to Wall Street

It’s been 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis rocked the world. Since then, Lower Manhattan has not only become less Wall Street and more Main Street as record numbers of New Yorkers are moving downtown, its economy is also diversifying. Lower Manhattan, which is everything below...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:27 PM

Your guide to the New York midterm elections

The midterm elections are Tuesday, and with Republicans’ majority in Congress possibly at stake — and voter turnout seeing an uptick in the primaries — Nov. 6 could be one of the most important days in U.S. history. Many governorships, all 435 House of Representatives seats and...

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:47 PM

Here’s the MTA schedule for the NYC Marathon

With an estimated 50,000 runners slated to finish Sunday’s NYC Marathon, you can expect lots of traffic changes — and a revised MTA schedule for the day. The NYC Marathon is, after all, the largest marathon in the world and takes place in all five boroughs, so this should come as no...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:30 PM

CBD and the NYC Marathon: A love story for runners, doctors?

CBD is one of the top wellness trends, and that’s not going to change as it becomes more mainstream for humans and animals alike. Its benefits are so great, in fact, that one NYC Marathon runner is going to use it during and after Sunday’s race. No, Jessica Filoramo is not going to...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:19 PM

Halloween horror includes 5 shootings, 3 stabbings across NYC

Halloween horror didn’t just include scary costumes and movies as there were five shootings and three stabbings across New York City Wednesday, authorities said. Two teens were shot in Brooklyn, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the face on Nostrand Avenue at Hillel Place in East...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 10:47 AM

2nd annual #ShopBleecker begins Nov. 1

For the second year in a row — and just in time for the fast-approaching holiday season — New Yorkers will be able to help revitalize one of the most historic streets in the city by taking part in November’s #ShopBleecker initiative. #ShopBleecker runs Thursday, Nov. 1 through...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:22 AM

L train shutdown begins April 27, 2019

Mark your calendars and set an alert in your phone, straphangers. The L train shutdown begins in 178 days. Service between Brooklyn and Manhattan on the NYC subway line be suspended for 15 months starting Saturday, April 27, 2019, the MTA announced Tuesday. The last day for service between Eighth...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:19 PM

Socceroof brings torpedoes back to Sunset Park

Before it was the former headquarters of the oil company from which it gets its name, the Whale Building on the Sunset Park waterfront was a torpedo assembly factory. Starting this week, a whole new kind of torpedo is set to return there as the very first Socceroof kicks open its doors. Socceroof...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:51 AM

City launches #PeaceNYC campaign to help end gun violence

For the past year, the Office to Prevent Gun Violence has been on the front lines in the 17 neighborhoods across the five boroughs that account for more than half of the city’s gun violence. OPGV uses a community-based approach to empower and connect those areas and provide support services...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 4:11 PM

Citi Bike offering free rides on Election Day

New Yorkers will be able to put the pedal to the polls this Election Day thanks to a Citi Bike promotion that will be available on Tuesday, Nov. 6. For the first time, the popular five-year-old bikeshare will offer a free Day Pass on Election Day, Citi Bike officials and NYC Department of...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:15 PM

1 of 2 winning $750M Powerball tickets sold in Harlem

One of the two winning tickets for Saturday’s $750 million Powerball drawing was purchased right here in New York City, according to lottery officials. It was the fourth-largest jackpot in the country’s history.  A Powerball ticket that matched all six winning numbers — 8,...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:08 AM

Get a limited-edition NYPL ‘Knowledge Is Power’ card

Amid a time in which claims of “fake news” run rampant, the NYPL wants to remind its millions of patrons that “Knowledge Is Power.” Starting Monday, New Yorkers can get their hands on a limited, special-edition black New York Public Library card that has “Knowledge Is...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 AM

In City That Never Sleeps, sleeplessness actually abounds, study finds

One of New York’s most well-known nicknames is “The City That Never Sleeps,” that’s nothing new to be sure. But what is new is recent data shows just how much sleeplessness is rampant in the Big Apple. Sleep technology company Eight studied sleep data from more than 20...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:00 AM

NYC Weather: Expect a nor’easter this weekend

Prepare to batten down your hatches this weekend as the NYC weather forecast is showing that a nor’easter from the South may be heading our way to bring gusty winds as high as 46 mph and heavy rains. Some of the coming rains are stemming from Hurricane Willa, which struck the northwestern...

Friday, October 26, 2018, 4:27 PM

Rally for Trump impeachment coming to FiDi with baby Trump balloon

Capping off a week in which some of the president’s most-vocal critics received suspicious packages containing explosive devices, a Trump impeachment rally is planned for Sunday in Lower Manhattan. While the speakers for the rally are still under wraps, the infamous baby Trump balloon that...

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:23 AM

Food Network star talks pumpkin carving

Aside from eating (lots of) candy and dressing up in costumes, pumpkin carving is a quintessential Halloween tradition. And it’s one Lenny Calvin of Long Beach, New York, takes very serious. “I certainly do see faces in pumpkins — it’s a very organic art form,”...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:11 PM

During security briefing in NYC, Gov. Cuomo’s office receives suspicious package later found to be threatening letter

While city, state and law enforcement officials were holding a media briefing about the suspicious package sent to CNN’s Columbus Circle office Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office received what appears to be a similar device. “A device was just delivered to my...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 1:45 PM

What’s the most popular Halloween candy?

If we’re being completely honest, there are just two things that matter this time of year, no matter your age: what Halloween costume you’ll be wearing and what goodies you’ll be handing out. While costume trends come and go, if you’ve ever wondered what the most popular...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:03 PM