Manhattan

SantaCon descends upon NYC (photos)

A bar crawl of jolly Santas, magical elves and other Christmas creatures dominated the streets of Manhattan on Saturday in celebration of NYC’s annual SantaCon 2018. This year’s festivities began at 10 a.m. on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, with attendees decked out in their best Santa...

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:38pm

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 - 5:33pm

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 - 10:52am

These NYC neighborhoods have the most expensive room rents: SpareRoom

We already know the city has some of the most expensive apartments on the planet, but it’s also second to San Francisco as the most expensive city in the country to rent a room. And yes, there are certain NYC neighborhoods where one room is going to cost you almost as much as a whole...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:36am

First renderings released for St. John’s Terminal redevelopment

St. John’s Terminal on Manhattan’s West Side is an immense, two-block-long structure that once served as the freight distribution center for the elevated High Line before it became the popular park it is today. In fact, the original railroad tracks that once held up to 227 train cars...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:01am

$1B Javits Center expansion to feature largest ballroom on East Coast

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is set to get a facelift — putting it ahead of the competition. After Wednesday’s announcement to transform Penn Station, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued on a roll Thursday morning as he announced the 1.2-million-square-foot expansion of the waterfront...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

These Manhattan neighborhoods have noisiest bars and restaurants: SoundPrint

Noise complaints are among the top calls 311 receives each year, but before you automatically assume your neighbors are killjoys, listen up. A new study from SoundPrint discovered that the majority of bars and restaurants in Manhattan have potentially dangerous noise levels. SoundPrint is a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

Hudson Yards to land 3 acres of new parks

Hudson Yards, one of the city’s most-watched neighborhoods, is about to get a little greener thanks to the addition of three acres of brand-new parkland that is now in the works. The final phase of the city’s master plan for Hudson Yards, which was announced Wednesday, will bring new...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:45pm

There will be no giant water slide in Manhattan this summer

For three Saturdays in August, one of New York’s busiest streets becomes car-free and turns into a seven-mile arcade of free activities from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. And in recent years, the star attraction has been the giant water slide that loomed like the most impossible mirage...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:17pm

Area normalizing after Flatiron steam pipe explosion: Officials

While city agencies continue to operate in the vicinity of Thursday’s Flatiron steam pipe explosion, things are beginning to “normalize,” the Office of Emergency Management said. Update on the City's Response to the Manhattan Steam Main Explosion - https://t.co/sxlgv3vzw2...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:26am

‘Real concern’ about asbestos after Flatiron steam pipe explosion: Mayor

Updated, 3:15 p.m: There is a “real concern” about asbestos contamination following Thursday morning’s Flatiron steam pipe explosion, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an afternoon press conference. I'm at 23rd Street and 5th Avenue with an update on this morning's steam...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:23pm

Manhattan DA Vance pushing for access to NYPD records

In an effort to prevent wrongful arrests and prosecutions, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is pushing to gain access to NYPD records, The New York Times reported. Vance seeks to electronically access disciplinary records of NYPD officers as well as the department’s investigative...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:06pm

Manhattan bar fight leads to one stabbed, four injured

A New York City bar in Manhattan was evacuated after a man with a knife left five people injured late Friday night. Turtle Bay Bar, located at 2nd Avenue near East 52nd Street, was seen escorting patrons out around 1 a.m. after a man slashed four people and stabbed one inside their bar. A man...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 2:55pm

Manhattan DA to no longer prosecute certain marijuana cases

Starting Aug. 1, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. will no longer prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, his office announced Tuesday. The move comes after a six-month review of jurisdictions where marijuana is no longer criminally prosecuted, and one analysis by his office...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:03pm

Manhattanhenge 2017: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

If you enjoy taking photos of beautiful sunsets in New York City, get ready, because Manhattanhenge will take place in May and July. Manhattanhenge is the seemingly magical moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid. It gives us the chance to see the sunset perfectly from east...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:11am

What we found on a freegan tour of Manhattan will shock you

Not many people would spend a freezing night digging through the trash bags lining New York City’s sidewalks, especially if they didn't have to. Yet that’s the bombshell dropped by Janet, one of the leaders in the city’s freegan community who salvage still-edible food that has...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:16pm

Midtown Manhattan has got to be reaching food hall saturation

The food hall trend shows no sign of slowing down, but Midtown is becoming seriously saturated. The latest on the scene is Urbanspace 570, at 570 Lexington Ave. at 51st Street, opening March 28 with 16 vendors. The market is located in the ground floor of the Art Deco darling General Electric...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:10pm

MTA to host meetings for communities affected by looming L train shutdown

With the L train shutdown a little more than a year away, the MTA will host a series of meetings for those communities that will be affected, the agency announced Friday. The 15-month L train shutdown is slated to begin in April 2019, and the MTA will hold meetings for those living in Manhattan...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Game of Thrones hacker indicted after trying to extort HBO

An Iranian hacker has been indicted for stealing information from HBO, including Game of Thrones Season 8 scripts, and trying to extort the network into paying $6 million in Bitcoin, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Accused hacker Behzad Mesri allegedly stole...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:43pm