Members of preservation and community groups will take to the streets Wednesday to show support for a 100-year-old East Village church at risk of being demolished.
The rally will be held at 6 p.m. at Mary Help of Christians Church at 436 E. 12th St., a lot developer Doug Steiner bought to turn into new apartments and ground-floor retail.
Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society... » more
A Long Island art dealer accused of selling knock-off paintings was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors for dodging taxes on the deals.
Glafira Rosales, 56, was in federal court on charges of evading taxes on $12.5 million of income from selling allegedly bogus art to two Manhattan galleries between 2006 and 2008.
Rosales is accused of selling about a dozen pieces, several of... » more
When the City Council recently proposed raising the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and restricting retail displays of cigarettes, less attention was paid to a third proposal -- the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill. It would crack down on trafficking in untaxed cigarettes and unlicensed tobacco sellers, as well as tobacco-company discounts aimed at luring new smokers.
Even though it hasn't... » more
The Yankees are taking a swing at soccer as the sport returns to the five boroughs.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that the Yankees will be a minority owner of the league's 20th team, along with Manchester City Football Club.
The New York City Football Club is set to begin play in 2015.
A source close to the deal said the fee to join the league would be $100 million.
"They... » more
Think Manhattan is a hot place to live?
You have no idea.
As many as 1,000 extra weather-generated deaths a year may occur in the borough by the 2080s under the worst case global warming scenario, according to a new joint study by the Columbia University Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health.
"The critical message is that no matter how you feel about global... » more
The string of savage hate crimes in New York City, culminating with the death of Marc Carson in Greenwich Village early Saturday morning, has New York's gay community reassessing its assumption of "safe places."
Gay people come from all over the world to enjoy the non-judgmental embrace of NYC, and nowhere is seen as more accepting than Greenwich Village, a home for the bohemian,... » more
The city's largest union threw its weight behind Democrat Bill de Blasio's run for mayor Monday.
George Gresham, the president of 1199 SEIU, which represents 200,000 hospital and health care workers, said the city's public advocate had the strongest vision for creating jobs among all of the candidates.
"Bill is not afraid to say that too many New Yorkers are being left behind and ignored... » more
Last month, the Partnership for New York City published the NYC Jobs Blueprint, which lays out what city leaders must do to create a full-employment economy. One key: The government must protect and leverage the city's assets, including the anchor institutions that define our global brand and power our key industries.
Madison Square Garden is one of those assets, contributing more than $500... » more
A Siena College poll released Monday found that Empire State residents fear each scandal that rocks Albany makes New York worse every day.
67% Approximate number of voters who said the state government is becoming more dysfunctional every day.
49% voters who said the state is going in the right direction
64% Approval rating for Gov. Andrew N. Cuomo
63% Voters who said despite... » more
Before the city's public school students begin their summer break, they're going to get one additional lesson about tolerance.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced Monday that he sent a memo to all city principals advising them to create and implement anti-hate lesson plans by the end of the school year.
Walcott, who made the announcement with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,... » more