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Video shows subway surfer regretting his decision

Just days after a teen was seriously injured while subway surfing, a video of another person riding outside a New York City subway train has gone viral.   He's got that 'I made a big mistake' face #subwaycreatures A post shared by SubwayCreatures™ (@...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:57pm

Anthony Weiner gets 21 months for sexting 15-year-old girl

Carlos Danger is heading to the clink. Fallen Democratic congressman and former mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on Monday was sentenced by Judge Denise Cote to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina last year. On May 19, Weiner pleaded guilty to one count of...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:36pm

LimeBike rides its national growth with eyes on New York City

With Citi Bike nearing 50 million total rides since its 2013 launch, it’s safe to say that New Yorkers love cycling around town. And with the success of the program, other bikeshares are now champing at the bit to get their wheels on the ground. Among them are Spin, which last month tried to...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:02am

Notify NYC app launches to keep New Yorkers informed about emergencies

Want to stay informed about basically anything that will affect New York City, from storms to transit snags? There’s an app for that. New York City has a new app called Notify NYC to help you stay informed about emergency events and city services. The Notify NYC app was officially launched...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:09pm

Distinguished gentlemen ride through NYC to raise awareness for men’s health issues

If you happen to see hundreds of well-dressed gentlefolk riding around town on vintage and classic motorcycles this Sunday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a dapper mustachioed biker gang from yesteryear on the loose — it’s for a good cause. The core of the sixth annual...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:50pm

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:57am

Amazon bringing 2K high-paying jobs to Manhattan

It seems Amazon hearts New York as the online retailer is slated to open an administrative office in Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The 359,000-square-foot office will be located at 5 Manhattan West in Hudson Yards and create 2,000 high-paying finance, sales, marketing and...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:07am

New York City announces Hurricane Maria relief efforts for Puerto Rico

Updated, Sept. 21: The city has sent 36 search and rescue personnel to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island Wednesday. “Now we are stepping up to do more,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement Thursday. “New York...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:23pm

Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

Dahlia bus in fatal Queens crash going double speed limit: Report

The private bus that crashed into an MTA bus on Monday morning in Queens was traveling at about double the speed limit, according to federal authorities. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash and announced the preliminary findings during a news briefing on...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:28pm

Dahlia bus driver in fatal Queens crash charged with OUI in 2015

The Dahlia bus driver who slammed into an MTA bus in a fatal crash Monday morning previously drove for the MTA. He was fired from the transit authority after receiving a DUI, according to reports. Raymond Mong, 49, died in the Monday morning crash, along with two others. Dahlia, the charter bus...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:46am

Dumbo rehab offers addiction recovery with luxe accommodations

Dumbo is known for being an artist enclave and tech hub, but the vibrant New York neighborhood may now find itself on the forefront of the addiction recovery industry with the recent opening of the nation’s first Phoenix Life Center. Part of the 50-year-old Phoenix House rehabilitation...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:02am

When ya gotta go, this app will reserve you a public bathroom

If only there was an app to save us from having to pee while out and about in Manhattan, popping into the one Starbucks without a functioning bathroom and having to dodge and weave around tourists to find another before piddling our pants. Oh, but there is. A new app called Rockaloo (get it?)...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:15pm

Dahlia bus company involved in fatal Queens crash has history of unsafe driving

Dahlia Travel and Tours, the bus company involved in a fatal crash in Queens Monday morning, has a history of unsafe driving, according to federal records, and was previously involved in multiple accidents. Records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicate instances of speeding...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:36pm

3 dead, more than a dozen injured after bus crash in Queens

Three people were killed and at least 16 others injured after an accident between an MTA bus and a private tour bus Monday morning in Queens, FDNY said. The fire department responded to a call about the accident at Main Street and Northern Boulevard in Queens at  6:18 Monday morning,...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:27pm

City lags in sex education: Report

New York is a city where anything goes, but according to a new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer, sex education is not one of them. “Healthy Relationships: A Plan for Improving Health and Sexual Education in New York City Schools” found that 57 percent of city middle school...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:41pm

Welcoming Week opens arms to immigrants across nation

Queens is known as “the world’s borough,” a nickname slated to be even more poignant as the diverse New York City enclave is hosting the national kickoff for the YMCA’s annual Welcoming Week on Friday. A partnership between YMCA of the USA, Welcoming America and others,...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:37am

22x20 Campaign teaches teens to spot fake news ahead of 2020 election

With some Americans thinking about the 2020 presidential election since Nov. 8, when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, one New York City-based initiative is looking to help the 22 million young Americans who will be eligible to vote then to make educated decisions as they sift through ever-...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:02am

Wall Street bull vandalized with splash of blue

Police are investigating after Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue was vandalized with a splash of blue Thursday morning, officials said. Eric Phillips, the mayor’s press secretary, posted a picture of the sculpture doused in blue on Twitter around 8:15 a.m., noting that...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:31pm

New York's climate change efforts targeting buildings, city's biggest greenhouse gas emitters

The biggest cause of carbon emissions in New York is not the cars that clog the city streets, but the buildings that make up the iconic skyline — and to combat that, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday the first city-wide mandate to make buildings become more energy efficient. “...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:12pm