"Sesame Street" trash cans, the Ninja Turtles' lair and Miss Piggy's exquisite wardrobe will have a new home in Astoria next year.
The Museum of the Moving Image announced Tuesday that the Jim Henson family will donate 400 puppets, costumes, props and other memorabilia to the Queens museum for a special gallery.
Henson's daughter Cheryl said her father was always fond of the... » 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
New York City has a message to tourists: There's a lot more to see here than you realize.
The city raked in 52 million visitors last year, a record number that brought $55.3 billion into the city's coffers.
The mayor wants to raise the number of visitors to 55 million annually and is working hard to reach that goal.
While Times Square and Central Park are the top spots for visitors,... » more
The owners of House of Cupcakes didn't let the mayor's perturbed reaction to their gift to the city stop them from having fun during their opening day Thursday.
Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka, the owners of the West Village pastry shop, unveiled their most talked-about creation "The Mayor," a 25-pound, 35,800 calorie cupcake that featured an image of a grumpy looking Michael Bloomberg as... » more
After four years of negotiations and stalls, the City Council passed its paid sick leave bill Wednesday.
The 45-3 vote on the Earned Sick Time Act guarantees that the Council can override the expected veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Under the bill's rules, businesses with 20 or more employees must provide at least five paid sick days starting April 1, 2014. Eighteen months later,... » more
A new cupcake shop thought it would be funny to create a 25-pound treat with the mayor's face, but the health conscious Michael Bloomberg said the gesture was anything but sweet.
On Thursday, Food Network personalities Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka will open House of Cupcakes in Chelsea with a mega-sized cupcake called "The Mayor."
When asked for his reaction to being "honored"... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg released his revised budget proposal for the city Thursday, and although it didn't have cuts to major services, critics said he made unnecessary reductions to balance it.
An increase in working New Yorkers helped to pay for the $69.8 billion budget thanks to tax revenues, according to the mayor, but there are many costs that he said are rising faster than inflation.
The... » more
More than 40 people showed up for the City Council's Health Committee hearing on bills that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in the Big Apple to 21 and prevent the open display of cigarettes in stores.
City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said despite the city's efforts to decrease the number of Gotham smokers, the number of public high school students under 18 smoking has remained... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Wednesday that she and her colleagues will take up a bill that reforms the payment system for muni-meters.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said too many drivers mistakenly pay for fees, because the meters remain on after the paid parking times end.
"Whether you're doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what... » more
New Yorkers no longer have to trash iced-coffee cups, empty shampoo bottles, coat hangers and food containers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the city has expanded its recycling program to include hard plastics, amounting to more than 50,000 tons of waste a year that would otherwise sit in a landfill. The expansion took effect Wednesday.
"There is no more worrying... » more