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Is congestion pricing coming to Manhattan for real?

Before long, motorists could pay nearly $12 to travel on Manhattan’s busy streets if a congestion pricing plan unveiled Friday goes into effect, The New York Times reported. The proposal is by Fix NYC, a taskforce created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he declared a state of emergency for the...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:01am

The NYC Women's March: When, where and what to know

The day after Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America last January, the Women’s March on Washington — and its hundreds of sister marches — became the largest organized protest in the nation’s history. On Saturday, a year to the day since Trump...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:43am

How an NYPD officer made an elderly Australian woman cry

An NYPD officer brought an 85-year-old New York-loving Australian women to tears when he surprised her in her nursing home Thursday, the Canberra Times reported. Berenice Benson, a resident of Uniting Mirinjani nursing home in Canberra, has been a longtime lover of New York City, even though her...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:36am

March, then learn how to run — for office

On Saturday, tens of thousands are expected to converge in New York City for the 2018 Women’s March on NYC, a follow-up to last year’s Women’s March on Washington, which along with its hundreds of sister marches, was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history. But what comes...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:02am

As health care deadline looms, New Yorkers can sign up for coverage at LinkNYC kiosks

With the open enrollment deadline looming, New York City is looking to make it easy for residents to sign up for health care. On Wednesday, the city launched its Healthcare Open Enrollment app on the more than 1,100 LinkNYC kiosks in all five boroughs. Public service announcements will also air on...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:18am

DOT mulls protected crosstown bike lanes in Midtown

While New York City saw a record low in traffic fatalities in 2017, cyclist deaths rose to 23 from 18 during the previous year, and five of those fatalities occurred on Midtown streets without dedicated bike lanes. To combat that going forward, the city’s Department of Transportation is...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

NYCHA training residents to be leaders in community — and beyond?

With 326 developments and more than 400,000 residents across the city, the New York City Housing Authority serves a large number of New Yorkers, but often, public housing is overshadowed by the city’s other for-the-public facilities like transit, parks, education and art. That’s why,...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:24am

Comptroller calls for commercial bail bonds to be banned in NYC

Crime in New York City has been dropping, yet the use of commercial bail bonds — a for-profit system in which a bondsman posts bail for someone accused of a crime in exchange for a fee — has grown 12 percent in the past two years. In the last year alone, commercial bondsmen made...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:42am

NYC sets new record with 24,500 affordable housing units created in 2017: de Blasio

New York City has set a new record for the amount of affordable housing secured in 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The city financed more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, with 48 percent of those homes priced at a level for those who make less than $33,400 per year, or $43,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:05pm

More snow on horizon for New York City

Now that New York City is finally clear of any remnants from the “bomb cyclone” that hit the East Coast two weeks ago, we can expect to see more snow this week, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is anticipated once the snow starts after midnight...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:18am

Here’s what New Yorkers did with their first year of underground Wi-Fi

It’s been a year since underground wireless launched in New York City, and residents and tourists alike haven’t looked back or, apparently, up from their devices since. In 2017, there were more than 280 million cellular calls made in the city’s underground subway system using the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:03am

80+ artists commemorate ‘One Year of Resistance’

As many will likely be looking back this week at the year that was President Trump’s first in the White House to reflect on his accomplishments, failures and tweets, 80-plus artists took to their respective mediums to commemorate the occasion their own way. Opening Tuesday at The Untitled...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:03am

The best bars in the world for 2017, ranked by cocktail experts

London is back to being the world’s top city for cocktails. That’s according to the annual list of the World’s 50 Best Bars, which awarded the top spot to the American Bar and The Savoy Hotel. London also claimed second place with Dandelyan, another hotel bar inside the Mondrian...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:45pm

MTA overnight work comes to A, C and E this week

The MTA’s first Fastrack overnight maintenance of 2018 begins Monday and will affect the A, C and E lines between Midtown and Downtown Brooklyn. The cleaning and repair work will be held Monday through Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. this week, Jan. 15-19, and next week, Jan. 22-26. For the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:33am

City’s controversial Columbus, Roosevelt statues to stay: Mayor

The verdict on what to do with New York City’s controversial statues of Christopher Columbus, Teddy Roosevelt and others has been set in stone as officials released their review of city property Thursday. The decision to keep the Columbus statue in Columbus Circle and the Roosevelt monument...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:53am

Students honor MLK with march as part of ‘a new revolution’

While many kids in New York City will surely revel in the day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 22 eighth-graders will not only honor his legacy with a march on the Upper West Side, they’ll also speak out about current civil justice issues. Monday’s march is planned by the oldest...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 9:15am

Protests break out after NYC immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir detained by ICE

A vigil in solidarity with New York families facing deportation turned into a rally calling for the release of a local immigrant rights leader who was reportedly detained during a routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday morning.  Ravi Ragbir, executive director...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:48pm

Loftey is on a mission to end New York real estate’s ‘bait-and-switch’

The “bait-and-switch” is an unfortunate rite of passage many New Yorkers face when it comes to renting an apartment in the city. Surely you or someone you know have fallen prey to this real estate tactic that often includes fake listings, “just rented” apartments, high...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:20am

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

From his cheerfully orange Mr. Bing booth at UrbanSpace’s Garment Street Holiday Market, Brian Goldberg is serving up something you’ve probably never heard of before. Jian bing is the street cart food staple in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin in 1998. The stuffed sandwich-style...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:48pm

NYC to divest from fossil fuel companies, sues 5 oil firms

New York City is breaking up with big oil. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer announced Wednesday that they will divest city pension funds from fossil fuel owners within five years, a move that officials say is a first-in-the-nation step. The city’s five pension funds...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:58pm