If you've noticed fewer people coughing in the streets, you're not alone.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's health department revealed Thursday that the Big Apple's air quality is at its cleanest levels in more than 50 years. Levels of sulfur dioxide, which can cause asthma, have dropped by 69% since 2007, and soot pollution has dropped by 23% during the same time, according to the mayor.... » more
Head uptown, and don't stop until you're in medieval Europe. That's the experience that The Cloisters museum and gardens have offered tourists and city-weary New Yorkers for 75 years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates medieval European art and architecture at this 4-acre campus at the northern tip of Manhattan, home to thousands of pieces mostly dating from the 13th century to the... » more
I'm selling my current apartment in part because of two sets of awful neighbors on either side (one noisy, one nasty). Any tips on getting the lowdown on prospective neighbors before I sign a contract on another place?
There are a few different ways to get the 411 on potential co-habitators, say our experts.
Begin by opening your mouth.
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The city Thursday announced a five-month web development fellowship for people without any tech experience.
The NYC Web Development Fellowship, provided by the Flatiron School, will train 50 adults and help place them in jobs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the program will prepare people for positions in New York City's growing technology sector, which is in need of qualified talent.
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Follow live election results as they come in with our 2013 Election Results Tracker here.
GOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota defeated John Catsimatidis Tuesday in the party’s primary election, leaving him eight weeks to win over voters in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 6-to-1 margin.
Lhota, a former transit chief and Giuliani administration deputy mayor, led Catsimatidis,... » more
The city launched a new campaign Wednesday to show Staten Island has more to offer than a free ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, will focus on the borough's hidden gems such as Port Richmond, Randall Manor, St. George and West Brighton as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood program, an initiative to highlight outerborough neighborhoods.
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