It's official, the ice is coming to the Bronx.
The City Council approved plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into the city's largest indoor ice rink with a 48-1 vote Tuesday.
When the Kingsbridge National Ice Center opens in 2019, it will feature nine rinks that will be open year round, state of the art facilities and seating for 5,000.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would... » more
There is a “significant possibility” of major terrorist attacks here and abroad, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly warned a group of law enforcement and private security experts Tuesday.
Legislative leaders in Washington recently noted that terrorists have made gains since 2011, despite the death of Osama bin Laden and the crippling of al-Qaida leadership from drone strikes, Kelly said.
“As... » more
The nation's largest public Wi-Fi network launched in Harlem Tuesday, eventually offering free outdoor Internet access to thousands of residents and visitors over 95 blocks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it's the latest step in creating a comprehensive Wi-Fi zone across all five boroughs.
Tech advocates praised the newest effort to increase Internet access, saying that a wireless Big... » more
Talk about a bumpy ride. Mayor Michael Bloomberg initially wanted to introduce the Nissan NV200 -- the "Taxi of Tomorrow" -- with a grand flourish in October. It never happened.
A judge slammed on the brakes with a decision that the mayor had exceeded his authority when he designated one distinctive cab to dominate the city's fleet. The mayor can only set technical specifications... » more
More than a decade ago, while first running for City Council, Bill de Blasio was a paid consultant for the Service Employees International Union’s New York state council.
As a councilmember, and later the city’s public advocate, de Blasio kept an alliance with SEIU and other entities active in organized labor. And in May, a key affiliate — 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East<NO1>cq<NO>... » more
The Big Apple has never been more popular with tourists, the mayor's office announced yesterday.
A record-setting 54.3 million visitors are expected to hit the city in 2013, an all-time high that's almost 20 million more people than visited the city in 2002, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The economic impact from tourism in the city is likely to reach $58.7 billion for 2013, with... » more
Pop music superstars can get away with a lot, in the eyes of the public. Abuse a significant other? You're forgiven. Break a dressing room window at a television studio? The network probably deserved it. Trash a VIP lounge in a nightclub, just because of a silly beef? Hey, YOLO, or something.
And that's just Chris Brown.
But there's one judge out there that doesn't forgive so easily,... » more
We all have our holiday traditions. On Christmas, many members of the tribe chow down on Chinese food.
Another is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Catholic Christmas Eve feast.
Many delicious city restaurants are creating it this year, including Michael White's Osteria Morini (218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777). The menu will be inspired by the holiday meals enjoyed by the staff's... » more
The world’s financial centers are fighting each other for the right to host Alibaba Group’s initial public offering (IPO).
There’s no date set yet, although it is widely expected to happen in the first quarter of 2014. There are no documents that investors can pore over. There isn’t even final word that it’s going to happen.
But China’s biggest e-commerce site—a privately-held Chinese-language... » more
President Barack Obama traveled halfway around the world on Tuesday to deliver a message he hoped would be heard by his political opponents back home, and some U.S. rivals abroad.
Obama's speech at a rain-soaked soccer stadium in Johannesburg was perhaps the most electrifying moment of a day of remembrances about the life of Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at age 95.
Throughout... » more