Hurricane Jose has restrengthened into a Hurricane in the Atlantic, and may threaten New York City and other areas of the East Coast by this Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
New York City Council candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre, who blamed “greedy Jewish landlords” for the “ethnic cleansing” of black and Latino residents from Harlem, was soundly defeated in a Democratic primary vote.
Mayor Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City on Tuesday night, defeating Sal F. Albanese, a former city councilman, and three other challengers. He’ll compete against Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican assemblywoman, in the general election on Nov. 7.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faces a crowded primary field, but no challengers with his organizing power or financial muscle, as he seeks a second term as the leader of the country’s largest city.
A sudden sinkhole in a Williamsburg street swallowed a man’s foot, trapping it there until it was extricated by the Fire Department.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation raising the minimum price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 in New York City, making it the most expensive place to buy cigarettes in the U.S.
A Monsey lawyer is looking to change the way traffic violations are handled in New York City, with an online petition that he hopes will convince lawmakers to disband an administrative traffic court bureau that was created more than four decades ago.
Almost every week, New York City arrests someone who brings a gun to the airport–even when the person has a gun license from their state, notifies authorities about the gun and follows TSA procedures for flying with it. Fox News and Reason journalist John Stossel interviewed two people who were arrested – one of whom is Avi Wolf, a native Crown Heightser who currently resides in Georgia.
In a rare move and after facing criticism at town hall meetings, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s Junior Democratic Senator, withdrew her sponsorship of an anti-BDS bill.
At a press conference held yesterday in Crown Heights, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright unveiled a bill they will introduce in Albany that will decriminalize turnstile-jumping, making arrests for the offense a thing of the past. Violators will instead be hit with a $100 fine.
Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed legislation which will immediately ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York State.
Temperatures in the Tri-State area are set to soar above 90 degrees Wednesday. A heat advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. 90-degree weather will feel more like mid to upper 90s both Wednesday and Thursday.
A second case of a rare tick-borne virus called Powassan Virus has been confirmed in Upstate New York. A 75-year-old man died last month after being confirmed as the first case of the virus in the state, though medical professionals say the disease has not been proven to be the cause of death.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that ParkNYC, a new and convenient way to pay for on-street parking in New York City, is now available to drivers in all five boroughs with this week’s activation of the program in Queens.
David Greenfield, a long term city council member who has been a vocal advocate for the Jewish community, is leaving public office to take over the reins at the Met Council, a major Jewish charitable organization.
P.S. 191, also known as The Paul Robeson School, sits at the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. The school’s student population, around 300 suffer from poverty to the extent that 99% of them meet the standards for free or reduced-price lunches. Some even live at a homeless shelter next door. But, at 8:30, every morning, just like clockwork, a moment of silence is observed. It may only last for one minute, but for that moment, the entire school is quiet.
The New York City Health Department has announced that it has detected mosquitoes bearing West Nile virus.
Tornadoes are possible in a round of strong thunderstorms that are expected to make their way through the New York City region late Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
A record-breaking blast of summer-like weather is hitting New York and other parts of the Northeast, squashing memories of a cold, rainy spring, with temperatures coming very close to 100 degrees.
As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget negotiated between the New York City Council Mayor De Blasio, there will be a significant increase in the funding for Special Child Care vouchers that are available to low income families who may not qualify for Public Assistance.
A Chasidic man driving in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was issued a ticket for going through a red light on Tuesday. The only problem: the vehicle had a dashcam which proves that no red light was passed.
The New York State Police will team up with local law enforcement to conduct a seat belt and child safety seat enforcement period starting on Monday, May 22 and running through Sunday, June 4, as part of the annual “Buckle Up New York-Click it or Ticket” campaign.