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Amid proposed cuts, rally demands funding for national park upkeep in state

On the steps of one of the most historic landmarks in New York Saturday, officials and conservation advocates rallied to raise awareness for funding needed to maintain National Park Service sites across the state. A backlog of repairs and maintenance needed for all of the NPS sites is more than $...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:11pm

Starting a ‘Riot’ with Yo La Tengo

The highly influential and consistently great New Jersey band, Yo La Tengo, will be releasing their highly anticipated new album “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” on March 16th. “Riot” is their first album of all original material in five years and finds them exploring...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:02am

What NYC Comptroller Stringer’s bus audits miss

Never stand between NYC Comptroller (and 2021 mayoral wannabe) Scott Stringer and a microphone, camera or photo opportunity. His participation and endorsement of the recent Bus Turnaround Campaigns press conference on the release of their report on problems with 246 bus routes is nothing new. The...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:02am

'Fearless Girl' may get new permanent home in NYC

New York City’s “Fearless Girl” statue may be here to stay permanently. Fans of the bronze girl, who stands with her hands on her hips across from the iconic Wall Street “Charging Bull,” have been asking for officials to make her a permanent fixture for a while. Now...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

3 killed in Florida school shooting had local ties

Three of the victims killed in the Florida school shooting on Wednesday had ties to New York and New Jersey, reports said. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 dead, including geography teacher Scott Beigel and football coach Aaron Feis, who both died trying to...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:16am

Riders Alliance contest makes winners of straphangers with worst commute

Barely a day goes by without New Yorkers experiencing a snafu on the city’s subway system. Some may even experience their worst commute ever, up until that particular moment. With delays tripling between 2012 and 2017 and major issues continuing to plague the Gov. Cuomo-run MTA, Riders...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:32am

Former NYC teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

A former New York City high school teacher and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities. Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:28am

Update: NYC could get up to 8 inches of snow this weekend

Though New York City enjoyed some spring-like weather on Thursday, it's back to winter with snow in the forecast for this coming weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for New York City, with forecasters saying that the city could up to eight inches of snow on...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:25am

NYC doctors bring dire medical aid to remote Puerto Rican island hit by Maria

It’s been nearly five months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma, but much devastation still remains, especially in remote areas like the island municipality of Vieques. That’s why a group of doctors, including two from New York City, partnered...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:54am

NYPD officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of mentally ill Bronx woman

An NYPD sergeant was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman, in 2016, a Bronx judge ruled Thursday.  Sgt. Hugh Barry, who had been accused of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, was found not guilty of all charges by Bronx Supreme...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:16pm

New York State breweries break record set in 1876

If you needed a special reason to grab a pint, here’s something worth raising a glass to: There are now more breweries in New York state than ever before in its history, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo announced the news about the brewery boom this week, citing state liquor license...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:41pm

NYU startup labs added $4B to city's economy

Startups can provide big benefits to a city, providing jobs and boosting the economy with more spending, and New York City is quickly becoming an epicenter of the startup industry. New York University has been working to be a part of that progress with its four Future Labs — the Data, Urban...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:41am

NJ town by GWB rethinks non-resident travel ban after dip at local businesses

Less than a month after a New Jersey town near the George Washington Bridge banned non-resident traffic on its streets during rush-hour commutes, officials are rethinking that stance. The move comes after businesses in Leonia began to see a significant decline in non-resident patrons, the New York...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:35am

NYU launches tech hub to support veteran entrepreneurs

New York University has launched a new lab to support entrepreneurial United States military veterans and their startup ventures, the school announced this week. Called the Veterans Future Lab, the technology hub will be located in Industry City, along the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn....

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:31am

Nonprofit helps kids stay on city tennis courts even in winter

Thanks to the weather and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, winter sports fever has pretty much hit us all. A group of tennis-loving New York City, kids, however, aren’t just counting the days until they can hit the courts again, they’re actually still playing...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:03am

Working on Presidents’ Day? Here’s the MTA holiday schedule

While many New Yorkers are likely looking forward to having Monday off for the Presidents’ Day holiday, plenty of us will still be making the trek into the office. If you’re one of those who will be without a three-day weekend, here’s what you can expect from the MTA on...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:58pm

State officials say Rikers Island should close sooner

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to close Rikers Island within 10 years back in June, but a new report from state officials may speed up the shuttering of the city’s main jail. The Commission of Correction released a report Wednesday on the “most problematic” correctional...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:49pm

Why do people have black stuff on their forehead today?

Walking around town today, you’ve likely noticed a few passerbys with black marks on their foreheads as today – Wednesday, Feb. 14 is Ash Wednesday in addition to Valentine's Day. Last year, Ash Wednesday fell on Wednesday, March 1. Ash Wednesday signifies the first day of Lent in...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:53am

Do love-themed street names equal real estate amore?

There are many factors that play into how a listing fares in New York’s real estate game, but being that today is Valentine’s Day, does love — as in love-themed street names — lead to amore when it comes to selling your home? Perhaps, according to new data from real estate...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am

Dating in NYC not so different from anywhere else: Match

We’ve surely all heard horror stories of what it’s like to be single in New York City, but here’s a newsflash: Dating in NYC really isn’t all that different from anywhere else, at least according to the latest “Singles in America” survey from Match.com. “...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am