President Barack Obama traveled halfway around the world on Tuesday to deliver a message he hoped would be heard by his political opponents back home, and some U.S. rivals abroad.
Obama's speech at a rain-soaked soccer stadium in Johannesburg was perhaps the most electrifying moment of a day of remembrances about the life of Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at age 95.
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The NYPD gave New Yorkers a more transparent look into the city’s crime over the weekend when the department released its new interactive data map. The online graphic, at maps.nyc.gov/crime, provides new insight into the safety of some communities.
The mayor’s office yesterday said the city is on track to have a record low number of murders this year. But the map, which displays data from... » more
Police are searching for six people who assaulted a man near the Christopher Street PATH station on Sunday.
An unidentified 44-year-old New Jersey man was beaten around 6:30 a.m. Sunday by three men and three women near the station's entrance on Greenwich Street, officials said.
The group chased the man from the turnstiles to the outside of the station, where they punched and kicked... » more
A species of cockroach native to Japan that can withstand the city's brutal winters has been discovered at the High Line, and some New Yorkers are already squirming about the pest.
"If they can live in the cold, this is going to get worse. We already have them in the subways, apartments, sewers and streets," said Augusto Garcia, 19, a Bronx resident.
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Let it snow!
The city is expected to get up to four inches of snow Tuesday, beginning right in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "The snow will become steadier and heavier as the morning continues," he said... » more
President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and their wives shared Air Force One on Monday on a flight to South Africa, where they will be joined by two other former presidents at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela.
The rare gathering is a sign of the respect Mandela - who died on Thursday at age 95 - held among both political parties in the United States.
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Keep it simple.
That’s good advice in life, and it’s great advice for technology investors. The more novel a thing is, the less we can predict about its future – so it’s important that we stick tothe basics. What is a company selling? What price can it get? What are its costs?
Netflix sells used video content. It repackages movies that have left the theater, and television shows that... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life with song, dance and prayer Sunday at Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center, and said he would apply the South African leader’s values to his administration.
“I think it’s about reconciliation and I think it is about mutual respect. It’s definitionally what Mandela was about,” de Blasio said after speaking to about 3,000 at the service.... » more
Airport advocates have asked the Transportation Safety Administration to reverse course on a plan to remove agents from airport “exit lanes” to save money.
According to the Global Gateway Alliance, the TSA wants to focus more on outgoing planes while saving $88 million annually by cutting the positions, which will require airports to cover the costs to guard airport exits. The group blasted... » more
In the season of giving and lending a hand, some New Yorkers are going above and beyond to help the city’s less fortunate at a time when it’s needed most.
Soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are facing funding cutbacks while demand increases, as there was a 10% uptick for their services this year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. On top of that, one-in-five city... » more