New York City

Want to be a doctor without the student debt? NYU School of Medicine giving free tuition to all

NYU School of Medicine is taking a big step to east student debt for its attendees by offering full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in the school’s MD degree program. New York University made the announcement on Thursday, which applies to all students regardless of...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:58am

Here's the start time and street closures for the 2018 India Day Parade in NYC

Are you planning on attending the 2018 India Day Parade in New York City? It’s scheduled for this weekend in Midtown, Manhattan, and here’s what you need to know. This year marks the 38th India Day Parade, which is put on each year by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). The...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:40am

Aretha Franklin Avenue subway art honors late singer in Brooklyn

If you stop by the Franklin Ave. subway station today, you may see an Aretha Franklin tribute. Aretha Franklin, the iconic singer known as the Queen of Soul, died on Thursday. Aug. 16 at 76 years old. She passed away in her home in Detroit due to pancreatic cancer. New York street artists ...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:51pm

Harlem Day 2018: Everything you need to know

Despite the name, Harlem Week is not limited to just one week. It’s actually a whole month of events in the northern Manhattan neighborhood, and one event in the mix that stands out is Harlem Day this weekend. Harlem Week actually began as a single Harlem Day back in 1974, according to the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:21pm

At 120 Broadway, the old Equitable Building becomes new again

When it opened in 1915, the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway changed the real estate landscape of New York City — and the country. Bordered by Broadway and Cedar, Nassau and Pine Streets, 120 Broadway occupies an entire city block and was, until 1930, the largest office building in the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:14am

You can now borrow ties, briefcases and handbags from the New York Public Library

New Yorkers know that the city’s libraries offer more than just books. From museum passes to musical instruments, libraries throughout the five boroughs have an array of ways to help enrich your life. Now, the New York Public Library is trying to help out residents in another way by lending...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

Ravi Ragbir challenges ICE in court, alleges agency is targeting immigration activists

Ravi Ragbir was in court again on Tuesday, but this time for a case he filed against Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Ragbir v. Homan, a First Amendment lawsuit filed against Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:36pm

Airbnb launches $10M initiative to show how taxing guests could benefit NY

Airbnb in New York is a bit in flux. While the home-sharing site is facing potential restrictions from New York City lawmakers, it could see a bill in its favor from state officials, and the company has launched a $10 million initiative to bring attention to the latter. A bill in the New York...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:43pm

City launching program to get young New Yorkers into medical assistant careers

If you’re looking to kickstart a medical assistant career in New York City, you’re in luck: officials are launching a new program to prepare young adults across the five boroughs for such futures. The opportunity comes from the NYC Department of Small Businesses Services. SBS...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:56am

Immigrant group alleges NYPD fails to provide interpreters for limited-English speakers

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York has filed a complaint against the NYPD, alleging that the department has failed to provide interpretation services for New Yorkers who speak limited English. In May 2017, the NYPD announced an effort with Legal Services NYC meant to ensure that...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:22pm

McDonald’s across New York getting $320 million makeover

McDonald's is getting a makeover. The company announced Tuesday that it and its franchisees will invest approximately $320 million this year and next to construct and modernize 360 locations across the state of New York. As part of the company’s national, $6 billion initiative to...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:07pm

PHOTOS: The Cronut birthday party at Dominique Ansel Bakery

After three years and 36 flavors, the Cronut remains as much of a star as the day it was born. The doughnut-croissant hybrid that changed the pastry world celebrated its third birthday this week, and like any proper proud papa, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel threw a party at his SoHo...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Downtown Alliance takes on ticket touters near Statue of Liberty

Ticket touters, those individuals who try to entice you to purchase ticket to the landmark they’re usually found lingering near, are an everyday sight in New York City. But while you can usually, in typical New Yorker fashion, just sidestep them to go about your way, many people do fall prey...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:33pm

Will bikeshares cause city’s bike rooms to ride into the sunset?

With the arrival of dockless bikes to New York City and Citi Bike’s continual expansion, bikeshares have definitely ridden their way into the lives of countless New Yorkers — and the city's real estate landscape. The vast majority of residential buildings across the five boroughs...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 8:32am

Iconic FAO Schwarz returns with LaGuardia Airport store

Get ready to make some music on that infamous piano mat: FAO Schwarz is returning to New York City later this year when the iconic toy store sets up shop at LaGuardia Airport. FAO Schwarz, which closed its Fifth Avenue flagship in July 2015, is among the first retailers moving into Terminal B at...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

These are the 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrian, cyclist traffic accidents in NYC

Officials have been working to make New York City streets safer through the Vision Zero initiative, but we’re not quite totally free of traffic accidents just yet. There are some areas that pedestrians and cyclists should be extra cautious around, according to Localize.city. The data...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:22am

New effort will help incarcerated individuals register to vote in NYC

New York City tends to have a pretty low voter turnout, but now Mayor Bill de Blasio is hoping to get more people to vote in New York City by bringing voter registration forms right to those who are incarcerated in New York jails. The mayor announced on Tuesday that for the first time ever,...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:40pm

NYC Weather: heat advisory in effect until Wednesday

New York City weather is bringing the heat this week: A heat advisory has been issued as humidity is expected to make temperatures feel in the triple digits. The National Weather Service has issued a NYC heat advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. A heat advisory is issued, the weather...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:34am

Bronx native Cardi B among lineup for this year’s Global Citizen Festival

It may be called the Global Citizen Festival, but it’s going to welcome locally bred performer Cardi B to its stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn this year. It appears the Sept. 29 show will be the rapper’s first since she gave birth to her daughter last month. Joining Cardi B in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Deep dis: U.S. Pizza Museum to open in Chicago, not NYC

It’s a debate as old as time itself: Which is better, New York style pizza or Chicago deep dish? Now, the food feud is heating up with the announcement that the U.S. Pizza Museum is apparently picking sides by setting up shop in the Windy City.   The U.S. Pizza Museum is set to...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:17pm