New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced this morning that he will not be seeking another term of office. The announcement was part of a short video that looks back on Hikind’s unparalleled four decades of community service and ceaseless activism, including his 36 years in the New York State Assembly.
For the third time in as many weeks, New York City and the surrounding areas are bracing once again for another potentially dangerous storm – that can bring up to 12 inches of snow and high winds in the city. Emergency alerts and travel advisories have been issued.
At a Friday rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza Congresswoman Yvette Clarke compared government agencies to the Gestapo, and likened Trumps’ policies to those of the Nazis, drawing swift and bitter condemnation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating an outbreak of E. Coli on both sides of the border that has sickened dozens.
City public schools will be closed tomorrow ahead of what is expected to be a severe winter storm that is expected to include strong winds and lots of snow. Neighborhood schools have announced closures and local organizations are urging residents to take extra care and use caution.
With most of the United States now in freezing temperature territory, it is about to get even worse in New York City as forecasters are expecting a winter hurricane, which is also known as a “bomb cyclone.”
As the year 2017 came to a close, the New York City Health Department released vital statistics for births over the previous year. Rounding out the list of most popular names, they included five Jewish girls’ names and four boys’ names. The city also saw an overall decline in the birthrate.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that 2017 will end as the safest year in Brooklyn’s recorded history, with the fewest number of homicides, shootings and shooting victims since record-keeping began. Crown Heights saw a particularly noteworthy 40% reduction in homicides.
Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City’s legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year. City officials are promising a crackdown.
The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to prepare for bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills through the rest of the week. According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures will stay below freezing this week with an average forecast temperature of 19 degrees for the next seven days.
A suspected terrorist blew himself up inside an underground walkway between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan during the morning rush. Four people have been injured.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of the Tri-State area as snow is expected to move in early Saturday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that there has been an earthquake along the East Coast, which was felt by some people in the New York City area.
The public was to get its first detailed look at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $1.7 billion plan to extend PATH train service to Newark Liberty International Airport, a project that has engendered debate inside the agency over whether it should be shelved in favor of other initiatives.
The FAA is investigating an incident in which a plane clipped wings with another plane while taxiing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last night.
New York City officials have dismissed or refunded half a million parking tickets because of an error.
Shocking and disturbing video footage shows an NYPD Traffic Agent ticketing a school bus for standing in a “no parking zone” in front of a school, all while actively loading children onto the bus.
A 55-year-old man who had been driving in Brooklyn Thursday allegedly ran over a 65-year-old Jewish man after a fender bender, authorities say, dragging the victim for roughly two blocks before leaving him to die in the road in front of his wife.
The Tri-State area is getting an early taste of winter following an unseasonably warm fall. A freeze warning is in effect from 6:00pm Friday until 8:00am Saturday for New York City, Westchester, Long Island and parts of New Jersey.
New York City has seen record low voter turnout in Tuesday’s general elections with just 24 percent of registered voters turning out to vote, giving mayoral incumbent Bill De Blasio and easy victory over republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis.
Voters in New York City are poised to decide whether to give Mayor Bill de Blasio a second term leading the nation’s largest city, among other issues and key races to be decided throughout the five boroughs.
Two of New York City’s most popular neighborhood news websites have ceased operations just one week after reporters and editors voted to join a union.