New York State has added electronic cigarettes to its indoor smoking ban, making it illegal to use the devices in workplaces, including bars and restaurants.
New York City’s transit agency, the MTA, is changing how bus and subway passengers pay their fares, phasing out its MetroCard in favor of something more modern.
Police wrangled a cow on the loose in Prospect Park today, Tuesday, after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.
Anonymous hate letters bearing inflammatory rhetoric have been reported by multiple businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, prompting an investigation of the mail by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
New York City’s mayor is doubling down on the war on rats, pledging three-quarters of a million dollars to fight the scourge.
Assemblyman Yoni Hikind has proposed that the New York City Department of Sanitation replace their large sweeper trucks with smaller, mobile vacuum units that are capable of cleaning the streets and could eliminate the need for alternate side of the street parking.
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.