New York

Amid reform efforts, New Yorkers of color still feel targeted by police: NYCLU survey

Many New Yorkers of color who live in heavily policed areas of the city feel “harassed, surveilled and disrespected” by police, a new NYCLU survey found.  The New York Civil Liberties Union surveyed roughly 1,500 New Yorkers from both heavily policed and lightly policed areas...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:21pm

2018 Muslim Day Parade start time, street closures

The American Muslim Day Parade 2018, and an ensuing festival, is set for Midtown, Manhattan this weekend. This year marks the 33rd Muslim Day Parade, an event that started in 1985 with the goal of providing American Muslims “a platform to be united and be part of the political process of...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be closed for six years under a construction plan to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE. New York City Department of Transportation officials unveiled on Thursday two construction options for replacing a run-down 1.5 mile stretch of the BQE...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:01am

3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at Queens day care: Police

At least five people, including three infants who are less than a month old, were stabbed at a Queens day care facility early Friday morning, police said. A butcher knife and meat cleaver were found at the scene, NBC4 reported. Officials said that a 3-day-old girl and 1-month-old girl were stabbed...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:50am

Health experts detail 'concerning' outbreak of Candida auris fungus in NYC

New York City health care facilities are seeing a “concerning” amount of Candida auris outbreaks, according to a new report published in the Center for Disease Control’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. The report, published in the October 2018 issue of the journal, is...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:11pm

4-month-old beagle puppy found beaten, tied to a pole in the Bronx

A four-month-old beagle puppy was found in the Bronx tied to a pole and suffering from severe injuries after reportedly being beaten, according to an animal rescue organization. Officials from Looking Glass Animal Rescue took in the puppy, which they’ve named Cleo, on Monday and are asking...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

Dirty Lemon launched an NYC store, and paying is on the honor system

Dirty Lemon has a cult-like following, but would their customers pay for their bottles boasting health benefits if they didn’t have to? That’s the question the company seems to be asking with their recently opened Tribeca outpost, The Drug Store. While you’ll find rows and rows of...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:48am

Brooklyn high school teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting child pornography via Facebook

Brooklyn high school teacher Jonathan Deutsch was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly using Facebook to solicit child pornography, officials said. Deutsch, 34, is a teacher at the Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. He was arrested and charged with five...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:50pm

Maria’s Anniversary prompts new concerns about mental health

The date “September 20, 2017” has been engraved in the memories of hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans as a dreadful day, caused by the hit of the most destructive hurricane experienced in years — Hurricane Maria. The devastation it brought led to an outbreak of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:01pm

Flood Rat understands your New York City subway woes

If you had an unpleasant commute on Tuesday due to some inclement weather actually happening inside New York City subway stations, you weren’t alone. Flood Rat felt your pain. Yes, Flood Rat. Move over Pizza Rat, and even the most recent plural Pizza Rats, there’s a new rodent in the...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:35pm

UN General Assembly to make NYC traffic worse on these gridlock alert days 2018

New York City traffic is no joke — the term gridlock was first coined here (to maybe no one’s surprise) — and certain events can make it even more unbearable. For example, the UN General Assembly, which meets here this month, which is why the city is warning drivers of...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:09am

Help NYC Ferry decide where to sail next

Less than a month after the NYC Ferry launched the sixth and final route of its initial rollout, the Hornblower-operated service is looking into where it should sail next. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) just kicked off its 2018 ferry feasibility study to determine sites for...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:37pm

L train shutdown begets The New L luxury shuttle service

The L Train shutdown is seven months away, and among the many concerns that remain is how the city’s already overcrowded and in-crisis transit system will truly be able to accommodate the influx of straphangers seeking travel alternatives. With 225,000 straphangers using the L train to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

Bronx building boom on the rise, borough home to most approved residential units: Report

Take a walk around New York and it may seem like new residential developments are popping up everywhere you look. But out of all five boroughs, the Bronx is home to the most New York City neighborhoods with the highest amount of approved residential units, according to a new report. In a report...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:59pm

All but 1 morning rush on NYC subway delayed in August: Riders Alliance

The weekday morning rush can be grueling on the NYC subway as you’re well aware, but a new Riders Alliance analysis of last month’s service showed there was only one day without a signal delay. Of the 23 morning rush hours on the NYC subway in August, the only day free of signal issues...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:08pm

At least 21 injured at Kings Plaza fire in Brooklyn: FDNY

At least 21 people, including 18 firefighters, sustained injuries during a Kings Plaza fire on Monday morning, FDNY officials said. Several vehicles caught fire in the Brooklyn mall’s parking garage at 5100 Kings Plaza, sending thick, black plumes of smoke up into the sky around 8:30 a.m.,...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:35pm

Hurricane Florence remnants to bring rain to NYC

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the storm is still hanging around. And soon, it'll affect New York City weather. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas with torrential rain and intense winds. The 350-mile-wide storm left as many...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:09pm

With marijuana mainstream, smoke shops are elevating customer experience

Before marijuana went mainstream and decriminalized in many states, some enthusiasts in New York City would often surreptitiously duck into smoke shops or hastily make purchases at sidewalk tables when on the hunt for new accessories. Fast-forward to today, and that’s no longer the case,...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:47am

African American Day Parade 2018: Start time, route, street closures

The 2018 African American Day Parade is set to march through Harlem on Sunday. Now in its 49th year, the African American Day Parade keeps up its long-standing tradition of celebrating African American culture and pride. The annual parade is held every third Sunday in September and is recognized...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:35pm

On the 7th Anniversary: The influence and irony of Occupy Wall Street

Monday marks the 7th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a community in the truest sense. Throngs of intelligent and diverse people lived together in Zuccotti Park, in a somewhat utopian, communal society. Working groups like Strike Debt, Occupy the SEC...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:15pm