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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A look back to the 1970s and 1980s

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place every year in the heart of New York City marches 2.5 miles from 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at Macy’s Herald Square located at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue. The parade celebrates the official start of the Christmas season....

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:18pm

Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:49pm

Mayor de Blasio seeks consultants in plan to close Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio officially began the process of shuttering Rikers Island on Thursday by issuing a request for proposal to develop an action plan to close the controversial jail complex and find alternate solutions. “We have a moral obligation to close down Rikers Island and transition...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:57pm

Brooklyn woman asks manspreader to make room, gets punched in the face

A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday morning was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room. Sam Saia, 37, wrote on Facebook that the unidentified man sharing an end seat on an N train around 7:45 a.m. went off on her as a...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:46am

5 Manhattan West goes from eyesore to eye candy

450 W. 33rd St. has been one of New York City’s most curious architectural wonders since its completion in 1969, but thanks to a $350 million renovation, it likely won’t be called “the elephant’s foot” any longer. The building in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards was...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:14pm

Bronx teen pleads not guilty to fatal high school stabbing

A Bronx teenager accused of stabbing two classmates while in high school, one fatally, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. Abel Cedeno, 18, was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday on charges related to the Sept. 27 incident in which he allegedly stabbed 15-year-old...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:21am

8 tips for renting an apartment in New York City

Renting in New York City can be the absolute worst. There’s the stress of finding The Perfect Place in your budget and preferred neighborhood, not only signing but understanding the mountain of paperwork that is your lease and the physical act of moving. It’s enough to make you want to...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Avocado Rat living best life; Hails from Brooklyn... obvs

There was Pizza Rat.   LINK IN BIO - Master Splinter headed off to feed #TMNT A post shared by Matt Little (@mattlittle) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03am PDT And Mail Rat. And now, just as millennials have come in and taken over brunch with their avocado toast and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Retired FDNY lieutenant dies from 9/11-related cancer

A retired FDNY lieutenant and first responder died Sunday from a 9/11-related cancer, becoming the 20th firefighter this year to succumb to an illness linked to the 2001 terror attack. Lt. Edward McDonagh, a 49-year-old father of five from Rockland County, battled stage 4 colon cancer for the past...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:21pm

These are the worst landlords in New York City

Living in New York City isn’t always glamorous, and for some tenants at the mercy of bad landlords, living conditions can be downright dangerous and disgusting. Public Advocate Letitia James released her 2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist, an annual database of the worst landlords in New York...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:17pm

NYC spent 'all-time high' on jails in 2017, despite drop in inmates

The budget for New York City’s Department of Correction has hit an “all-time high” in the 2017 fiscal year, despite one of the lowest inmate populations on record in more than 30 years, according to a new report. An analysis released by city Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:06pm

Feast your eyes: NYC cabbies get cheeky in charity calendar

New Yorkers likely only see the city’s tens of thousands of cab drivers from behind the partition, but they are about to get an eyeful now that the 2018 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar has arrived. While the fifth annual cabbie calendar is a tongue-in-cheek hoot, it’s all for a good cause. A...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 4:41pm

Google Maps releases data to help you avoid Thanksgiving traffic

Thanksgiving is almost here, but before you can sit down at the dinner table and enjoy tons of turkey and wine, you have to head home during one of the year’s busiest travel times. Last year, AAA predicted that nearly 49 million Americans would travel at least 50 miles in order to make it to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:09pm

NYU launches tech hub to support veteran entrepreneurs

New York University has launched a new lab to support entrepreneurial Unites States military veterans and their startup ventures, the school announced this week. Called the Veterans Future Lab, the technology hub will be located in Industry City, along the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn....

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:42am

Hockey stick-wielding man claims self-defense in fatal Uber driver attack

The man charged with using a hockey stick to attack a New York City Uber driver, who later died, did so as an act of self-defense, his attorney said.  Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan, was arrested Sunday after getting into an altercation with 68-year-old Uber driver Randolph Tolk of West New...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:35am

Why NYC's rat whisperer is looking forward to winter

After a literally freezing cold weekend, New Yorkers are preparing for the onslaught of winter. Though some residents may already be complaining about the upcoming cold, Rick Simeone, director of the pest control services within the city’s health department, looks forward to the season....

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:06pm

Advocates unveil what BQX light rail could look like

Advocates hoping the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector, or BQX, becomes a reality along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront unveiled the first glimpse at what it might look like on Monday. The nonprofit Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector revealed a life-size prototype of the streetcar at the...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:53pm

New York nation's top spot for cigarette smuggling: Report

Despite its best efforts to deter New Yorkers from smoking, the city still has plenty of smokers — many of which appear to be sidestepping New York’s high cigarette tax, a new report found. The state’s Tax Foundation found that New York “is the highest net importer of...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:16pm

Uber driver dies after attack by hockey-stick wielding pedestrian: Police

An Uber driver who was attacked with a hockey stick by a pedestrian over the weekend died early Sunday from his injuries, the NYPD said. Randolph Tolk of West New York, New Jersey, got into an altercation with Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan late Saturday night in the vicinity of Chelsea Piers....

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:57am

Can't put solar panels on your roof? You can join this NYC community solar farm

We’ve all heard how solar panels on your roof can help lower your electricity bills — and help the environment — but how can you get in on that if you rent an apartment or live somewhere that’s often in the shade? There is a solution: community solar...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 4:52pm