Nikki M. Mascali

Web Reporter

nikki.mascali@metro.us

Queens DA offers record clearing for low-level outstanding warrants

For those New Yorkers who have outstanding warrants for low-level offenses, you’ll have a chance to wipe the slate clean on Saturday thanks the Queens DA. For the second year in a row, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown will hold a “Second Chance” event that will forgive...

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:49 PM

L-Train ViaPass hopes to help with weekend L train shutdown

Here’s a friendly reminder: There will be another L train shutdown this weekend and next (and two in November) to help prep the subway line for its impending 15-month closure in April. There will be no L service between Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend, as well as Oct. 27-28, Nov. 10-11...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:33 PM

Trump doesn’t think Democrats will back Bloomberg in 2020 election

While it has been long rumored that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is mulling a run for president in the 2020 election, President Trump isn’t all that concerned about facing him on the ballot. “I think he’d be easy, so easy,” President Trump said on Fox...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:40 PM

Plane carrying first lady Melania Trump forced to land after smoke fills cabin

A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to return to a Maryland Air Force base after the cabin filled with smoke just after takeoff. Melania Trump’s plane returned to Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland, about 10 minutes after it took off for...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 10:45 AM

Winning Flatiron holiday installation to inject ‘happy’ warm embrace into winter

Despite the fact that we’re only now getting some chilly autumn weather, winter is, as they say, coming. While the city can be a dreary place during those months, the winning installation of this year’s Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition is going to offer New Yorkers a bit...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:42 PM

LMHQ strives to be a different type of flexible workspace

With more companies and workers looking toward flexible workspaces, co-working facilities continue to pop up across the city. Below Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, for example, there are nearly four dozen, including usual suspects like WeWork and Knotel, as well as Downtown Alliance’s...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:10 AM

Lyft All-Access Plan arrives across the US

Whether it’s for food delivery, makeup or Netflix and chilling, we Americans love our subscription services. And now, Lyft is getting into the mix with the arrival of Lyft All-Access. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 16, Lyft users across the United States will be able to subscribe to the Lyft All-...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 AM

Meet ‘Connie,’ the very first TWA Hotel guest

The very first guest of the forthcoming TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is checking in months before its doors officially open next spring — and she’s never actually checking out. Meet “Connie,” a newly restored 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane, which will become a unique...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:08 PM

CM Levine makes a pitch for NYC Ferry route in Harlem

Monday is the last day for New Yorkers to give their input on where the next NYC Ferry route should be, and one elected official is making a case for West Harlem. “125th Street is crying out for ferry service,” 7th District Council Member Mark Levine told Metro Friday. “We’...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:11 PM

Tickets for Gracie Mansion Halloween now available

Just about everyone loves autumn in New York City, and one the most beloved events of the season is, obviously, Halloween. New Yorkers of all ages love dressing up, including the city’s first couple, who will once again host their annual Gracie Mansion Halloween celebration. The 2018 Gracie...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 3:50 PM

Cats more welcome in NYC apartments than dogs, new data shows

Dogs are among the most beloved New Yorkers, but new data shows that their arch rivals may actually be more welcome tenants in NYC apartments. That’s right, according to new data from real estate and analytics firm NeighborhoodX, cats have a slight edge over dogs when it comes to pet-...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 1:52 PM

New York’s register to vote deadline is here — be ready for 2018 midterm elections

With the 2018 midterm elections just over three weeks away, the last day to register to vote in the state of New York is upon us. That’s right, if you want to make your voice heard at the polls in the coming 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6, you have until Friday, Oct. 12 to register to vote...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:26 PM

New coalition wants AirTrain LGA to become a reality

LaGuardia Airport is the only major East Coast airport without a direct rail connection, so getting there can often feel as long as that security line or trip to get to your final destination. However, a newly formed coalition aims to change that by throwing its support behind Gov. Cuomo’s...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:57 PM

City closing in on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

New York City is one of the most walkable cities in the world, but there’s been a decades-long dream that has yet to come to fruition: the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, which would be a 32.5-mile continuous loop around the island. “It’s a compelling vision that would expand park...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 AM

Relocating? Here are 5 moving tips to keep in mind

Moving is never fun, and it can be even more daunting if you’re going far away or to a place you’ve never been before. Whether you’re moving for a job relocation or just because you’re ready for a change of scenery, here are some moving tips for picking your next...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:08 PM

Shedding light on how workplace sexual harassment affects immigrant women

In the wake of #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court despite the sexual assault allegations brought against him, the Brooklyn Historical Society is highlighting a less-talked about plight: The sexual harassment immigrant women face in the workplace. Wednesday’s...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1:25 PM

Reimagine End of Life celebrates all things death and dying

When it comes to death and dying, we’re sure creativity and celebration are not the first things you think of. But this month’s first-ever Reimagine End of Life festival strives to change your mindset. “In thinking about end of life, a lot of the conversation pertains to...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:46 AM

Kaufman Astoria Studios: From silent films to streaming and anchoring Queens’ cultural renaissance

What do “Animal Crackers,” “The Wiz,” “Sesame Street” and “Orange Is the New Black” have in common? They were all made at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. The studio set behind a Hollywood-like gate on 35th Street opened in 1920 as the original home...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 AM

MTA town halls coming to Queens and Harlem

If you live in Harlem and Queens and have some feelings and/or questions about the NYC subway, bus and paratransit services — and we’re sure you do — you’re in luck. Two MTA town halls are planned for both neighborhoods this week. MTA New York City Transit President Andy...

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:28 PM

Oct. 15 declared NYCFC Soccer Day across city

Forget the World Cup, which had New York City going wild for soccer — errr, football — earlier this summer. The sport is getting its very own day across the five boroughs on Oct. 15, which has been declared NYCFC Soccer Day. NYCFC Soccer Day will feature players from the New York City...

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:41 PM