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1 in 4 hijab-wearing women shoved on NYC subway in wake of 2016 election: report

One in four Muslim Arab women who wear a hijab in New York City said that they were intentionally shoved on a subway platform in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report on discrimination and acts of hate from the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Up to and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:08pm

Time's running out to enjoy the best black and white cookie in NYC

Do you really live in New York if you haven’t had one of these traditional cookies? That’s like living here and never having screamed at someone on the subway. Sure, you’re a resident, but you’ve never truly had the New York experience. And if you want the best black and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:47am

NYC to award $1.8M in grants to help small businesses adapt to neighborhood changes

New Yorkers know that neighborhoods here can change quickly. It can be hard to keep up, especially for those small businesses that are iconic to those communities. Now, the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is launching a new initiative to help those mom-and-pop shops not...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

NYC chef brings cannabis edibles to city with Massachusetts on horizon

For nearly 30 years, Bubby’s has been a staple dining destination in New York City, and now chef and owner Ron Silver has set his sights on the booming cannabis industry in New York and Massachusetts with his new venture, Azuca. Azuca is a line of fast-acting cannabis-infused sweeteners and...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

NYC gearing up for 'monumental' 2019

New York is the city that never sleeps — and it’s also the city where new things never stop happening, and 2019 will be no different, what with new developments and hotel, restaurant and retail openings on the horizon — as well as WorldPride, which for the first time will be held...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:25pm

How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

NYC will stop arresting most people for smoking marijuana in public

New Yorkers with no prior record who are found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses rather than arrests under a new policy Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The change marks a shift in marijuana enforcement in New York City as a way, the mayor said, to balance fairness...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:54pm

NY man gets unwanted ingredient on his burger at a Queens restaurant: spit

Father’s Day quickly went from happy to disgusting when a man noticed the receipt on his burger included the command "please spit in it." The man ordered a burger from Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens. There was a mix-up, but everything seemed to work out —...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:06pm

On Juneteenth, 'Who We Are' reexamines racism and white supremacy in America

Tuesday marks Juneteenth, the celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. But as racism and social injustice did not end with the abolishment of slavery, it is an apt day for the interactive performance of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:53pm

Public-private partnership improved conditions at NYCHA buildings: Report

It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has faced its share of problems, from management debacles to lack of funding to issues like heating outages and lead paint on the long list of needed repairs. But some NYCHA properties have seen improvements, a new study found,...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:52pm

Flatiron Summer Series returns to offer free fun in shadow of iconic landmark

New Yorkers know summer in the city can be unbearable when the thermometer creeps up, but thankfully, all season long there are free events across the city to help take our mind off the heat, and one of them, the Flatiron Summer Series, gets underway Tuesday. Presented by the Flatiron/23rd Street...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:32pm

Check out images of 19 Dutch, Financial District’s newest residential tower

Dutch Street may be just a one-block sliver in New York City’s grid, but it’s now home to 19 Dutch, the Financial District’s newest residential building that is now open for leasing. The 64-story luxury tower was designed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and features 483 residences...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:39am

This inflatable satellite could revolutionize disaster recovery

After any sort of disaster, communication is key. Emergency management officials need to reach federal or local agencies to start disaster recovery efforts and learn what areas need what services right away. And, of course, people want to call and check in on family and friends. But the nature of...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 5:32am

NYC launches Youth Homelessness Task force

There are more than 7,000 homeless New Yorkers 24 years old and younger, though the city’s yearly count admits this is an imperfect estimate. It’s difficult to get an accurate number on youth homelessness, to find and then to reach out to these New Yorkers with resources. To better...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:58pm

New Yorkers turning to cars, for-hire vehicles over mass transit: DOT report

For the first time since 2010, New Yorkers are taking less subway rides and turning to their own cars or for-hire vehicles to get around, according to the city’s Department of Transportation Mobility Report released Friday. “Though New York City is now moving more people than ever...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

City ban on Styrofoam products to begin in January, mayor says

Take-out is a quintessential part of New Yorkers’ lives, but come January, they can expect to start seeing a lot less of its bulky, non-recyclable aftermath as the city’s Styrofoam ban is slated to go into effect by Jan. 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The announcement came...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:23pm

Hit the UES tonight to drink draft beer for just $5 at The Pony Bar

You’re midway through Wednesday, which means the rest of the week is downhill. You’ll make it to the weekend. Why not celebrate that minor victory, and the 9th anniversary of beloved beer bar The Pony Bar UES, with a round of drinks for you and your friends? You won’t even have to...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:19pm

NFL, MLB to participate in NYC Pride Parade for first time ever

This year’s NYC Pride Parade will make history with the participation of the NFL and MLB in the iconic LGBTQ march. The NFL and MLB are making their NYC Pride Parade debut, participating in the march for the first time ever, according to Outsports, an LGBTQ-focused sports news site owned by...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:17am

Transit Museum running vintage trains to Brighton Beach for Father’s Day weekend

If you, your dad or anyone else in your family is a railfan, this Father’s Day weekend might be for you as the New York Transit Museum is hosting its fourth annual Parade of Trains featuring vintage subway cars making special trips to and from Brighton Beach. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:35pm

PHOTOS: New York on Location shows what's behind the camera

Movie magic is all around us on the streets of New York City, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes — and people making it happen without the recognition of onscreen talent. Normally closed to the public, Kaufman Astoria Studios opened its gates this Sunday and rolled out over...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:19pm