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NYC gym launches napercise workout classes

New York is the city that never sleeps, but that’s not a very healthy lifestyle. SoHo trainer Harry Hanson is here to help, though, creating a class that allows you to clock in both exercise and catching up on some z’s at the same time — napercise. Yes, you read that right: a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:52pm

Mayor de Blasio turned away from migrant children's shelter in Texas

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors from cities across the country were turned away when they attempted to visit a holding center for immigrant children in Texas on Thursday. The New York City mayor traveled to Tornillo, Texas, on Wednesday after touring a foster care facility in Harlem at which...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:34pm

Let Dunkin Donuts spoil you with free iced coffee bottle service today

They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes, but New Yorkers have a couple other things they can count on: summer is an unrelenting march through face-melting humidity and you’ll go broke on bottle service. Dunkin wants to change that, and give weary city dwellers some much-...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:44pm

NYC to award $1.8M in grants to help small businesses adapt to neighborhood changes

New Yorkers know that neighborhoods here can change quickly. It can be hard to keep up, especially for those small businesses that are iconic to those communities. Now, the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is launching a new initiative to help those mom-and-pop shops not...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

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 - 5:05am

If you've ever wanted to see someone kick a subway rat, today's your lucky day

The subway is a magical place. Ok, I lied — but, much like the great outdoors, it’s a place where humans coexist with the wonderful creatures Mother Earth has to offer. Take, for instance, subway rats. Just like us, they’re constantly on the go, scrambling to avoid the general...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:29pm

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 - 5:14pm

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 - 4:25pm

How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

NYC will stop arresting most people for smoking marijuana in public

New Yorkers with no prior record who are found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses rather than arrests under a new policy Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The change marks a shift in marijuana enforcement in New York City as a way, the mayor said, to balance fairness...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:54pm

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 - 2:39pm

NY man gets unwanted ingredient on his burger at a Queens restaurant: spit

Father’s Day quickly went from happy to disgusting when a man noticed the receipt on his burger included the command "please spit in it." The man ordered a burger from Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens. There was a mix-up, but everything seemed to work out —...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:06pm

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 - 4:53pm

Public-private partnership improved conditions at NYCHA buildings: Report

It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has faced its share of problems, from management debacles to lack of funding to issues like heating outages and lead paint on the long list of needed repairs. But some NYCHA properties have seen improvements, a new study found,...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:52pm

Opioid users will qualify for medical marijuana, New York health dept announces

Those who use opioids will qualify for medical marijuana under an amendment developed by the New York State Department of Health. Patients can be eligible for medical marijuana use in New York state if they have been diagnosed with certain debilitating or life-threatening conditions. Currently,...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:23pm

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 - 4:08pm

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 - 3:32pm

30 cafes offering $1 iced coffee all week when you order through this app

You pay enough on rent each month, New Yorkers, that you deserve to save some dough on coffee. After all, it’s what keeps most of us running through the subway delays, long commutes and nights out — because you need to actually take advantage of living here, right? Good news, java...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:21pm

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...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:39am

Shooting at Greenwich Village bar injures 3

Three men sustained gunshot wounds at a New York hookah lounge and bar around 3:45 a.m. early Sunday morning, according to police. Police were called to the Falucka Lounge on Bleecker Street where a 29-year-old male was shot in the calf while another 27-year-old victim was shot in the groin. The...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 3:53pm