The developer behind some of the skyscrapers at World Trade Center announced Wednesday it is creating the city's tallest hotel and residential building in lower Manhattan.
Silverstein Properties, which is developing four of the World Trade Center buildings, got $950 million in financing from British firm The Children's Investment Fund Management for the 82-story tower at 30 Park Place that... » more
The Red Hook Ferry is expanding its route to include an area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy that will run weekends throughout the summer, the city said Wednesday.
The expanded service will stop at a new landing at Van Brunt Street in Red Hook starting Memorial Day, and will run free every weekend until Labor Day. Two boats will traverse the new route, and will head from Pier 11 in Manhattan to... » more
An MTA worker was arrested and charged Wednesday for staging a robbery of her subway booth at a station in Queens on Saturday, officials said.
Tracy King, 48, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested for the fake hold-up, in which she was bound and gagged with duct tape, allegedly telling police a man had shoved a gun in her face and demanded access to the cash in her booth in the 111th Street... » more
Lately there's been talk about the QueensWay project, which would convert the inactive right of way of the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch to a pedestrian and bicycle trail. Advocates compare the idea to the High Line in Manhattan, complete with food stands along the way.
Both QueensWay and the High Line involve former rail rights of way but, functionally, they are very different.... » more
Nearly a third of Americans think hipsters should have to pay a special tax just "because they are so annoying," according to a new poll -- but some New Yorkers think the lifestyle is just fine.
Even worse, only 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the tight pants-wearing, PBR-swilling, indie music-listening folks, according to Public Policy Polling.
When questioned... » more
New York cancer survivors are praising Angelina Jolie for telling the world that she had a mastectomy to avoid getting breast cancer, while other women are giving new thought to their risks and family history.
"She took the power away from cancer," said Jamie Pleva-Nickerson, 33, a brokerage service manager in Manhattan who lives in Somers, N.Y.
Pleva-Nickerson discovered she... » more
The beautiful and some might say mutant-looking fiddlehead fern is a culinary symbol of spring.
With a flavor reminicscent of nutty asparagus, the young, unfurled fern is a delicacy, particularly in the Northeast.
It grows along riverbeds and is harvested in May and early June.
And, like all vegetables, especially those eaten in season, fiddleheads are good for you. They're loaded... » more
The Department of Justice secretly seized two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press journalists after the newswire broke news of a foiled terror plot in Yemen, the AP reported Monday.
The agency's CEO, Gary Pruitt, called the seizure a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, writing that there "can be no possible justification... » more
The city Department of Transportation has opened up the bottleneck that causes traffic jams near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Expanded access ramps to and from the Brooklyn Bridge and the FDR Drive opened within the past 10 days, giving drivers two traffic lanes instead of one, officials announced Monday.
The lone lane on each side of the FDR Drive was a choke point that snarled traffic as cars... » more
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who began her career in the 1950s by becoming the only woman ever to win the grand prize on "The $64,000 Question" game show and went on to become the nation's first television psychologist, died yesterday in New York at the age of 85, her publicist announced Monday.
Born Diane Bauer, Brothers was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and an alumna of Cornell... » more