New York

MTA to test new payment system with pilot program OMNY

The New York MTA is kicking off a pilot program in March that has been named OMNY, One Metro New York, according to their website. The pilot, which will enter into its final testing phase, will allow riders to make their fare purchases with a simple tap of their smart phone or tablet. The new...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 8:44pm

State senator proposes splitting New York into two states: upper and lower

State Sen. Daphne Jordan (R-NY) has renewed talks of splitting New York into two separate states, upper and lower, according to CBS.  Talk of dividing New York City and the surrounding areas has been a topic of conversation before among lawmakers but plans have always fizzled out and...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:05pm

Action Bronson hits the stage in NYC and Philly this weekend

When Action Bronson plays this Valentine’s week –  February 13 at NYC’s Irving Plaza, February 14 at Brooklyn’s Warsaw, February 16 at Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall – the Queens rapper and producer will focus on the thing we know him for best: hard, weird hip hop with an Impressionist...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 4:08pm

Bronx hospital caught illegally billing sexual assault survivors for rape kits

A Bronx hospital found to be illegally billing sexual assault survivors for forensic rape examinations, or rape kits, will now have to implement a new written policy ensuring survivors do not receive such bills and also pay restitution to any wrongly billed survivors as part of a settlement...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:46am

Assembly bill would repeal vaccine opt-out for religious reasons amid measles outbreak

As New York is seeing the largest measles outbreak in decades, a bill introduced in the New York State Assembly would repeal a state provision that exempts children from getting vaccinations for religious reasons. Since September, there have been about 200 recorded cases of measles across New York...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 2:45pm

NY legislator calling for state to lower drunk driving limit from .08 BAC to .05

The legal limit for a New York driver’s blood alcohol level could drop from .08 to .05 under a bill recently proposed in the New York State Assembly. Democratic New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz is sponsoring the legislation to change the legal blood alcohol level threshold for drinking and driving...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:09pm

ICE arrests in New York courthouses up 1700% since 2016: Report

Since the Trump administration took office in early 2017, the number of ICE arrests in New York City courthouses has skyrocketed, according to a report from the Immigrant Defense Project. The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), a nonprofit that promotes justice for immigrants, documented 202 total...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:49pm

MTA crime hits 20-year low: Police

New York City has been getting safer, and so have the MTA rails that bring people into the five boroughs. Crime along the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway dropped to a 20-year low in 2018, the MTA Police Department announced Tuesday. That follows in the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:12pm

Schumer pushes for bill to protect furloughed workers financially during government shutdown

Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing for a new bill that would protect furloughed federal workers from being evicted and facing penalties for falling behind on bills during the partial government shutdown. As the government shutdown (in its 31st day as of Monday, Jan. 21) continues, federal workers soon...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:54pm

If you’re considering an MBA, you need to attend this event!

The job market in the United States gets more competitive every day. A bachelor’s degree used to be all that you really needed to secure a great job and start climbing the corporate ladder. However, with so many qualified workers having a bachelor’s degree in today’s world, it...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:08pm

Shingles vaccine shortage a concern in midst of government shutdown: Schumer

In the midst of the government shutdown, Long Island is seeing a shingles vaccine shortage, prompting Sen. Chuck Schumer to call on the Food and Drug Administration to take urgent action. As a federal agency, the FDA has been shuttered in light of the government shutdown with the exemption of...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:42pm

The Strongest Man in the World Hafthor Bjornsson is going up against Krazy Glue in an insane challenge

Krazy Glue is so confident in being the strongest glue the world has ever seen, it challenged the Strongest Man in the World (who also happens to play The Mountain on Game of Thrones) Hafthor Bjornsson to see who's stronger. Both Krazy Glue and Bjornsson posted a call to action to their social...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:40am

Attention New Yorkers: the NcRib is back in town

Last winter, NYC-based Southeast Asian sandwich shop Num Pang Kitchen introduced the NcRib, an adaptation of McDonald's cult favorite McRib that's had a love-hate relationship with foodies for decades. (It never stays in restaurants for long.) Num Pang Kitchen, known for their pulled...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:53am

NY lawmakers to hold meeting on legalization of marijuana

A hearing to discuss the legalization of marijuana in New York will be held on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall in Long Island. Members of the New York State Assembly plan to attend to discuss legalizing recreational use of the drug and gather input on how other states went about...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:16pm

Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave New York City

New York City traffic is always something residents here have to contend with, but with millions of people expected to embark on some Thanksgiving travel around the holiday, delays may be worse than usual. Nationwide, more than 54.3 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails or air for...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:25am

Defense lawyer uses Stephen Curry analogy in Karina Vetrano murder trial

As the murder trial of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano comes to a close, the defense lawyer for murder suspect Chanel Lewis, attempted to convince the jury on Thursday that her client’s DNA was found on the body of Vetrano by transfer alone and not due to a violent act. Using Golden State...

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:07pm

NY City Council exploring legal options to challenge Amazon deal

Following the announcement that Amazon plans to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, members of the New York City Council are exploring their legal options to challenge the move. Council Speaker Corey Johnson and several other city council members voiced their concerns over the...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:13pm

Poorly maintained New York roads cost drivers $2,800 each year: Report

New York City’s crumbling subway system often frustrates commuters, but those who drive don’t have it much better. A new report shows that drivers pay a high price on deteriorating New York roads, and not just in terms of time spent in traffic. Run down New York roads cost drivers...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:31pm

Nor'easter brings winter blast to major East Coast cities

Cities along the Eastern Corridor are expecting the first winter storm snowfall of the season bringing an icy mix of snow, sleet, and rain across the mid-Atlantic region. On Thursday, New York City is expected to see the least amount of snow, with a slushy coating to one inch with gusts from...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:29pm

Amazon officially announces two new headquarters in New York and Virginia

Amazon has officially announced the two new locations they have selected for their split headquarters; Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. The two locations chosen were among 18 cities on the finalist list that included locations such as Los Angeles and Chicago. That list was...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:47pm