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The much-hyped blizzard of the winter of 2017 didn’t pan out, having passed through New York City dropping a mere 2-4 inch dusting of snow, with a trail of freezing rain in its aftermath.
U.S. airlines have already canceled about 5,300 flights Monday and Tuesday as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast.
The Northeast is bracing for winter’s last hurrah — a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting Monday with possibly the season’s biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 inches on New York City.
A cold snap and snowfall are expected to arrive in New York City beginning early Friday morning. A winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the Tri-State area until Friday afternoon.
The first confirmed case in 2017 of neo-natal herpes that is directly linked to metzitzah b’peh has been confirmed by the New York City Department of Health, prompting the city to send out an alert warning medical personnel to be on the alert for additional cases.
Standing in the lobby of one of several Jewish institutions in the New York City area that have been recently targeted with bomb threats, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to take a tough stand against bias crimes during a Tuesday morning press conference.
The NYPD says it has seen a 55 percent increase in hate crimes compared to the same time last year. That includes a 94 percent surge in anti-Semitic incidents.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that a man suspected of multiple incidents of bias graffiti at Pennsylvania Station was arrested and charged for committing a series of hate crimes. The arrest and charges highlight the aggressive actions the state is undertaking to combat the growth of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
Some 42 tombstones were discovered toppled over in a Jewish Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, but police and cemetery managers say it was not vandalism. Despite this local elected officials are calling for an investigation.
An investigation by ABC7’s Jim Hoffer uncovers what is believed to be ticket quotas being enforced against enforcement officers in New York City’s Department of Sanitation, leading resident and business owners to complain about bogus tickets.
NYC Councilman David G. Greenfield congratulated Governor Andrew Cuomo, after Cuomo’s proposal this week to spend $25 million to provide security for non-public schools throughout the state. Cuomo’s measure echoes Greenfield’s own historic law, passed with overwhelming support in 2016, that provides free security guards for nearly every non-public school in New York City including yeshivas and Catholic schools.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived to meet with federal prosecutors on Friday morning as part of their lengthy investigation into whether people involved in fundraising for his election campaign broke corruption laws, according to news reports.
State lawmakers overruled New York City’s mayor and city council by blocking a fee on non-reusable shopping bags in the city just hours before it was set to take effect.
John F. Kennedy International Airport implemented a full ground stop on all flights this morning, as a powerful, fast-moving storm sweeps into the Northeast with the potential for more than a foot of snow.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch as heavy snow moves into the tri-state area. The watch goes into effect late Wednesday night until 6:00pm on Thursday, with 6-10 inches of snow expected to fall.
A heartwarming story of New Yorkers coming together to combat hatred is going viral in america’s newsrooms. It occurred last night, Saturday, on the 1 train, where commuters were horrified to discover swastikas scrawled on every advertisement and every window.
New York City and its largest police union settled on a tentative five-year labor contract on Tuesday that includes salary increases while also agreeing that all patrol officers will wear body cameras by the end of 2019.
New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that accused police officers of writing at least 900,000 summonses for offenses like trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public that were later dismissed because of legal insufficiency.
A powerful weather system swept up the U.S. East Coast on Monday with pounding rain and high winds, potentially snarling travel for millions after tornadoes killed at least 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend.
If Hillary Clinton decided to run as an independent for New York City mayor this year, she would open with a sizable lead over incumbent Democrat Bill de Blasio, according to Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The GOP-controlled State Senate moved Tuesday to block the city from imposing a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags. Senators voted 42-18 in favor of a measure sponsored by Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) that prohibits the city from charging taxes or fees on any carry-out merchandise bags.