Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating... » more
Alarmed over a string of accidents on the Metro-North Railroad, including the one on Sunday that killed four passengers, federal officials ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately establish a system that would let employees report potentially dangerous conditions without fear of punishment.
In a sternly-worded letter, Joseph C. Szabo, chief of the Federal Railroad Administration,... » more
Higher taxes for wealthy New Yorkers? Higher taxes on booze? A commuter tax?
These are some of the suggestions that the city's Independent Budget Office offered Wednesday as part of its Budget Options report, which provides ideas on how to balance the city's finances.
Although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will inherit a balanced budget from Michael Bloomberg, IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein... » more
Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors... » more
The Central Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills is a prime location for anyone seeking a respite outside Manhattan while staying close enough to return in less than a half hour.
Forest Hills is juxtaposed with quiet streets decorated with well-maintained single-family homes and row houses, and bustling blocks with high-rises and busy restaurants. This diversity of architectural styles matched... » more
An autopsy will be performed today on a 67-year-old man believed to have fallen down an elevator shaft to his death at 331 Park Ave. South.
The man, whose identity was being withheld pending notification of relatives, was believed to be the super of the vacant 12-story building, according to news reports.
The FDNY and NYPD responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, and found the... » more
One year after their first strike action, some city fast food workers are today expected to again walk off their jobs in a continued push for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation.
New York is one of now 100 cities participating in the push to goad fast food companies to hike pay and improve the working conditions for cashiers, cooks, food prep workers and supervisors.
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"The Americans" actress Keri Russell experienced a scary early morning incident Wednesday as two men broke into Brooklyn Heights home while she was sleeping, police said.
Russell, who lives in the house with her husband and two children, was awaked when Ronald and Steffon Swindell entered in her home around 3 a.m., investigators said.
The actress, who films her show in New... » more
Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background.
Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released the 911 phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what may be the final official report on... » more
It's the time of year when New Yorkers deck their halls with with merry colors and lights for the holiday season. But with all the running around gathering food for holiday meals, presents for loved ones and still trying to make it to work, who has time (or let's face it, money) to get creative with home furnishings?
To help you out, our favorite interior designers gave us some tips for decorating... » more