New York City

Ahead of holidays, 154 NYC seniors get affordable housing in Far Rockaway

The holiday season is almost here, but for Benito Vega Gonzalez, an important gift came early: an affordable housing unit in Far Rockaway. Gonzalez is one of 154 seniors to receive keys to units in the Beach Channel Senior Apartments, a new development in Far Rockaway that opened on Tuesday....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:37pm

Bronx Zoo euthanizes Maxine, a 48-year-old elephant, due to illness

The Bronx Zoo announced on Tuesday that it has euthanized an elephant who was no longer able to eat due to a progressive illness. Maxine, a 48-year-old Asian elephant, had been at the zoo for 45 years after coming there in 1973. Some employees have known and worked alongside Maxine for more than...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Record-breaking cold expected for Thanksgiving in New York City

New York is in store for one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record, according to the National Weather Service. The weather agency is predicting a record-breaking Turkey Day with a temperature high of 29 degrees and a low of 22 degrees due to a cold front working its way from the Arctic Circle...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:45pm

New York City food banks struggling to feed more and more hungry NYers

New York City food pantries and soup kitchens are struggling to feed a growing number of hungry New Yorkers, according to new data from Food Bank for New York City. Food Bank for New York City, a nonprofit with a network of nearly 1,200 emergency food providers throughout the five boroughs,...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

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

MTA fare hikes, service cuts could be on horizon as agency faces budget crisis

New York City subway riders could see the base MTA fare increase to $3 under a proposed March 2019 fare hike in an attempt to quell a looming budget crisis at the transportation authority. The transit authority is facing growing budget concerns as ridership goes down, officials said at a board...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:27pm

Leonard Library becomes lit landmark for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 75th anniversary

Seventy five years ago when A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published, the world was introduced to Francie Nolan, who visited Williamsburg’s Leonard Library and found that “from that time on, the world was hers for the reading.” Now, Leonard Library will be designated a...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:50pm

Moving health care ‘Forward’ with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet health care lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices. “Technology is...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

New York City weather: wintry mix expected to make its debut this week

New York City weather could get wintry this week as cold weather and a late-week storm collide. Two storms are hitting the tri-state area this week as they move up the coast. The first storm causing a rainy Tuesday morning, with rainfall totals expected to range from 1 to 1.5 inches across the...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:49am

Vets, active military can now get discounted Citi Bike membership

New York troops can now get a discounted Citi Bike membership, allowing them to use the bike share service for a lower cost beginning this Veterans Day. Citi Bike teamed up with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services for the offer, which provides a $35 discount on a Citi Bike...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota resigns

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has resigned, the Wall Street Journal reports, and MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer will step up as acting chairman of the transportation authority’s board. Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Lhota's departure on Twitter Friday morning, writing that Lhota has "...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:13am

What does a Democratic win in 2018 midterms mean for New York City?

New York City politics have long clashed with Albany, but the 2018 midterm election results may change that since Democrats have won control of the state senate for the first time in a decade. The city spends more in resources to Albany than it gets back, said Patrick Egan, a politics professor at...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:40pm

Woman charged in Park Slope crash found dead: NYPD

Dorothy Bruns, the driver charged in the March Park Slope crash in which two children were killed, has been found dead, according to NYPD. Police confirmed that Bruns, 44, was found unconscious in her Staten Island home on Monday. There were no obvious signs of trauma and EMS on scene pronounced...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:38am

New York 2018 midterm election: Cuomo, Rose win; James, Ocasio-Cortez projected winners

While it was too early at press time to say a historic “blue wave” did indeed sweep the nation two years into President Trump's administration, New York state made history of its own during the midterm elections on Tuesday — and we're not talking about the influx of...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:29pm

Ballot scanners breaking at NYC polling locations, but don't leave without voting, officials say

Some New Yorkers heading to the polls this Election Day have had to deal with extra wait times due to broken ballot scanners, but city officials urge residents to stay in line to still cast their ballot in the midterms. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said online that he’s...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:46pm

10 years after financial crisis, Lower Manhattan not just home to Wall Street

It’s been 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis rocked the world. Since then, Lower Manhattan has not only become less Wall Street and more Main Street as record numbers of New Yorkers are moving downtown, its economy is also diversifying. Lower Manhattan, which is everything below...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:27pm

NYPD searching for man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti at Brooklyn temple ahead of Ilana Glazer event

Police are searching for a man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of Union Temple of Brooklyn Thursday night, ahead of an event hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Glazer was scheduled to host a Generator Collective event at the Brooklyn synagogue, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, on...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

Saudi sisters likely entered Hudson River alive: NYPD

The Saudi sisters whose bodies were recently found on the bank of the Hudson River likely entered the water alive, according to police. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea shared more details from the investigation into the deaths of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, at a press...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:25pm

New York City Marathon app's new feature will change how you cheer on runners

Running is a pretty low-tech sport — all you need are some shoes and a path — but the New York City Marathon is changing that. It wants to be the most technologically advanced race in the world, officials say, to benefit both participators in the grueling sport and those who just want...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:11pm