New York State Senator Simcha Felder was joined at City Hall by Senators Marty Golden and Tony Avella, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and other colleagues on both sides of the aisle today to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to stop a regressive tax on plastic bags slated to begin next month. The legislators called the five-cent tax on each disposable plastic bag a bad deal for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, and another example of government “nickel and diming” taxpayers and their families.
Management at electronics giant B & H Photo Video are faced with a problem that other companies would kill to have: having to relocate their warehouses because business is booming.
Traffic deaths in New York City have declined for the third straight year, dropping to 229 in 2016, which is the lowest number of traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1910.
Cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage is now being provided for commuters at each of New York City’s many underground subway stations, one year ahead of schedule.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) presented today Midwood High School hero Ahmed Khalifa with a citation and laptop Thursday for his aid in the apprehension of the assailant who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish woman on a Coney-Island bound Q train December 28.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issues a “Snow Advisory” ahead of some wintry weather that could make for some slippery conditions during the Friday morning rush.
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings in 2016 and narrowly missed setting a new record low for homicides since comparable record keeping began more than two decades ago, the NYPD has reported.
More than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train crashed into the Atlantic terminal station in Brooklyn this morning.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that high-speed open road, cashless tolling will be completed on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region by the end of 2017, with automatic tolling beginning at the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown Tunnels next month.
Parking is one of the biggest headaches in New York City, but a new app may be about to make things easier. Drivers will soon be able to pay for street parking via their cell phones, with the city having partnered with Parkmobile to create an app for payments at all of the city’s street meters.
Yasmin Seweid, an 18-year-old Baruch College student, was arrested and charged with filing a false police report after initially claiming that she was harassed and called a “terrorist” by three young men on the subway – who purportedly identified themselves as Donald Trump supporters.
The New York City Department of Emergency Management released a list of tips and safety guidelines for New Yorkers to prepare for upcoming extreme cold weather.
A blast of freezing arctic air from the Midwest is expected to hit New York City by Wednesday evening, sending temperatures plunging to near zero.
The NYPD says they’ve arrested a would-be mugger whose attempt to steal a Holocaust survivor’s purse was thwarted when the then-90-year-old woman fought back.
Hundreds of outraged Flatbush residents rallied on Sunday to “Save Ocean Parkway,” after plans were unveiled by the NYC Dept. of Transportation to eliminate right and left turns off the main roadway, requiring cars to exit onto the service lane a block beforehand if they wish to make a turn.
If you rely on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) for your routine commute, be prepared for delays: the NYC Dept. of Transportation has announced plans to spend 1.7 billion dollars and five years to repair a one-and-a-half mile stretch of the aging highway.
The MTA is considering a proposal that would raise fares and tolls system-wide in 2017. Under the plan, subway fares would rise to $3 per ride, while weekly MetroCards would rise to $32 and a monthly pass would cost $121.
Transit officials in New York City are reconsidering adding barriers on subway platforms following a string of recent tragedies involving subway trains.
The NYPD’s Counterterrorism Unit has been called in to a Jewish girls’ high school in Brooklyn after an unidentified man was spotted taking pictures of the building’s exterior this morning.
A new New York law that carries fines of up to $7,500 for certain kinds of short-term listings is causing headaches for many Airbnb hosts, who say they are getting unfairly swept up in a measure that’s more aimed at commercial operators who turn multiple apartments into illegal hotels.
According to preliminary data published Tuesday by the New York Police Department, crime in the Big Apple continued to drop again this year, with October being the safest month in the city since CompStat records began to be recorded.
Filling up your gas tank on the other side of the Hudson will no longer result in significant savings: on Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation raising the gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, from the 49th highest in the nation to the sixth.