The Health Department announced today that it has identified 34 cases of measles in Brooklyn – 27 in Borough Park and 7 in Williamsburg – and is urging families to make sure all persons in the household, including young children, are vaccinated. Doctors are urged to be vigilant and promptly report suspected cases to the agency. All 34 cases involved adults or children who were not vaccinated at ...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has added to his roster of high-end real estate, buying a house and a vacant parcel last year next to a 35-acre estate he already owns in tony Southampton, according to information released Thursday by City Hall.
The mayor's office released Bloomberg's financial disclosure report and redacted 2012 tax return, which paint only a general picture of the ... Full Story »
For New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, the road to City Hall leads through Pittsburgh.
Weiner, the candidate who infamously resigned from the U.S. Congress two years ago in a scandal, unveiled a video announcing his mayoral candidacy and a campaign logo on his website on Wednesday.
The logo is written in blue and orange - the colors of Weiner's beloved New York Mets ... Full Story »
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is pleased to announce that hundreds of additional parking spots are expected to be available in Boro Park and Midwood this summer. This morning, the Assemblyman spoke to Joseph Palmieri, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Transportation, ... Full Story »
Police rescued a businessman from a New York City warehouse where he had been held captive for a month by kidnappers who demanded a $3 million ransom from his family in Ecuador, authorities said.
Police posing as building inspectors found Pedro Portugal, 52, in the warehouse with his hands bound in cloth and duct tape and with a woolen cap pulled down over his eyes as one of his captors tried to ... Full Story »
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a “shame” if Anthony Weiner was elected mayor of New York City.
Speaking to editors at the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper Thursday, the governor, who also leads the state Democratic Party, weighed in on a Weiner candidacy for the first time.
Weiner is back on the political scene two years after a series of inappropriate text ... Full Story »
High-tech businesses from other states and abroad that move onto or next to college campuses in New York would operate free of all business, property and personal income taxes for 10 years under a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The governor and his cabinet were to fan out around the state Thursday to push the proposal. Cuomo planned to discuss his initiative at the State University at ... Full Story »
The controversial school bus contracts that led to a citywide strike earlier this year have been approved. Angry bus drivers and matrons voiced their outrage before the Panel for Educational Policy voted on the contracts, which will strip away employee job protections.
Bus drivers and matrons walked off the job in January to fight the city's effort to open up bidding on new school bus ... Full Story »
Black and Hispanic men are more likely to be stopped in the Bronx and Brooklyn than other boroughs, according to an analysis of police street stop data released Wednesday by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The police made 532,911 stops in 2012, a 22 percent decrease from the year before, when an all-time high of 685,724 stops were made.
Most of the people stopped are black and Hispanic men, ... Full Story »
The New York City Police Department says it is beefing up security at the British consulate, military recruiting stations and other locations due to an apparent terror attack in London.
The NYPD released a statement Wednesday saying the move was not based on information the facilities were targeted but on an "abundance of caution."
Two men with butcher knives apparently hacked ... Full Story »
Anthony Weiner got a supportive reception Thursday during the first appearance of his New York City mayoral campaign.
People shook his hand outside a Harlem subway station and asked him about issues ranging from police tactics to education and services for the mentally ill.
New Yorkers, "particularly those in the middle class communities like this, they want to talk about the ... Full Story »