The Smith-9th Street station in Brooklyn is set to open Friday after a two-year renovation project.
Trains will start serving commuters at the Gowanus stop, which sits atop the 79-year-old Culver Viaduct, at 11 a.m. The station upgrades, which the MTA had said would cost $275.5 million, were part of the ongoing renovation of the viaduct.
Station reconstruction includes new lighting,... » more
Fleet Week may be canceled, but Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Thursday she still wants sailors on the town to be celebrated and honored in NYC.
Maloney said the city could have used the economic boost Fleet Week brings after devastating events such as Superstorm Sandy. The city estimated that the festivities generate $20 million.
“It generates a big shot in the arm,” she said. “We’ve had... » more
Sometimes it helps to be lucky.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev decided on the spur of the moment, after their photos were released to the world as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, to drive to New York and detonate five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker device in Times Square.
The result... » more
'It's not a tattoo kind of neighborhood," said the owner, explaining why Greene Tattoo parlor would be moving from Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill to somewhere in Williamsburg.
I don't have any tattoos. And I viewed with some amusement the parade of hipsters that used to crowd outside Greene Tattoo, smoking. But I'm sad to see that tattoo parlor leave our street -- priced out after just... » more
Former President Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter, as he started tweeting Wednesday night under the handle @billclinton.
The ex-prez learned the ropes earlier this month during an appearance on "The Colbert Report." Stephen Colbert helped Clinton set up a fake account under a ridiculous user name, explaining that “@presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken,... » 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
The imminent departure of Matthew Goldstein as chancellor of the City University of New York raises an urgent question: Who's going to push America's largest urban university -- and its 270,000 degree-seeking students -- on to the next level?
Who will make CUNY a world-class institution that can take the city's most promising young minds and mold them into tomorrow's best thinkers and innovators... » more
I struggle to do something other New Yorkers may take for granted -- hail a yellow taxi in my own neighborhood. As a black man, I'm often bypassed by yellow cabs in Harlem, only to see the driver stop a block away to pick up my white neighbors.
Soon there'll be an app for that.
On Tuesday, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice dismissed a lawsuit brought by livery cabdrivers that attempted... » more
NYC cartoonist Lucy Knisley grew up with a mother who was a chef, so its not surprising that her sophomore graphic novel would be a foodie treat.
“I’ve grown up among a family preoccupied with food,” she says. “I’m delighted that I can make comics — my favorite medium of storytelling — to celebrate food, my favorite topic.”
“Relish” is one part a graphic memoir of her life, but it also... » more
The best part of living in Red Hook, according to a long-term resident, is “that it takes 20 minutes to walk from my house down the block to get my morning coffee.”
The worst part is that it takes 20 minutes to make the walk. Since everyone knows each other, local errands require a string of greetings and conversations along the way.
In this nabe, isolated from the rest of the borough... » more