Christine Quinn Wants to Kill Textbooks, Give School Kids Tablets

New York, NY - City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn today presented a series of proposals for improving New York City’s schools. The Speaker’s...

Bloomberg: City Not Negotiating with Bus Drivers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday morning he wouldn’t budge to avoid a bus strike that would likely strand more than 150,000 city schoolchildren, as...

Flatbush: Will it be the Missionary Center or a Kiruv Center?

Chosen People Ministries (a Jews for J missionary group) has spent $2.1 million to acquire a building and an additional nearly $1 million more...

Cranes Install Base of WTC Spire

A part of the spire that will top off One World Trade Center was installed Tuesday morning. Workers using two giant cranes on the 104th...

Former MTA Chairman Lhota To File Papers For A Mayoral Run

Likely mayoral candidate Joe Lhota made his candidacy all but official Monday, as he said at a Manhattan lunch event that he will file...

NYC: Bus Drivers Shouldn’t Take It Out On Kids

New York City's schools chancellor says school bus drivers should take up their dispute with the court, not on the children. Local 1181 of the...

NYC: Accused Subway Pusher Deemed Fit To Stand Trial

A Queens woman who allegedly pushed a 46-year-old man to his death on a New York City subway track was found “fit to stand...

Bloomberg & FDNY Commissioner Swear-In New Class Of 318 Probationary Firefighters

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano today swore in 318 new Probationary Firefighters. The new firefighters, known as “probies,” will...

NYPD Looks To GPS Pill Bottles To Combat Drug Thefts

Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies around the city...

Bloomberg Statement On Looming School Bus Strike

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DECISION TO STRIKE BY LOCAL 1181 OF THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION “With its regrettable decision to strike, the...

Broklyn: Off-Duty Cop Arrested In 71 Pct For Menacing

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested early Monday and charged with menacing, the NYPD tells YWN. 34-year-old Jim Paul was taken into custody at 2:05AM,...

PHOTOS: Memorial At 70 Pct For Police Officer Frank Hennessy

Officer Frank Hennessy suffered a fatal brain aneurysm while responding to a man with a gun call at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and...

Senator Diaz Write Letter To Gov Cuomo

January 14, 2013 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State New York State Capitol Building Executive Chamber Albany, New York 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: During your third State...

De Blasio Names The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Fueling The Gun Industry

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today published a list of New York City’s “Dirty Dozen”—the city’s twelve biggest corporate investors backing the gun industry....

Bloomberg Delivers Opening Address at Johns Hopkins University Summit On Reducing Gun Violence

The following are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s remarks as delivered this morning at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in...

MTA Begins ‘Fastrack’ Repairs On B, D Lines Tonight

Subway riders in the Bronx might see their plans derailed this week as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority brings its "Fastrack" overnight maintenance work to...

NYC To Add Citywide ‘Wayfinding’ Maps

New street maps, strategically located near popular subway stations, will help New Yorkers explore their city. City officials say the 7-foot high maps are intended...

Queens: Forest Hills Crime Is Down, Defying Citywide Trend

The 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, saw a drop in crime last year, bucking a citywide uptick, police officials said. Overall,...

NYC: Rain, Sleet & Snow Possible Tues Night & Wed Morning

Per consult with the National Weather Service: Hazard: Winter Mix Tuesday night and Wednesday morning Synopsis: Rain will move into the area Tuesday night changing to...

Homicide In Sheepshead Bay

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:20AM, the NYPD responded to a report of an unconscious person inside of 2238 Batchelder Street Apt 1D...

Flatbush: Swastika Found Scrawled On Light Pole

The NYPD is investigating a swastika that was found scrawled on a light post in Flatbush. The symbol was discovered by neighbors at the...

Ferry Service to Fully Resume for the First Time After Crash

The ferry service company that was involved in a collision while docking last week that left 57 injured will resume its regular schedule for...

Bloomberg Updates NYC About Possible School-Bus Strike

The following is the text of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s weekly radio address as prepared for delivery on 1010 WINS News Radio for Sunday,...

As Flu Outbreak Worsens, De Blasio Demands City Council Vote On Paid Sick Leave

With the worst flu season in years underway, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined health professionals and parents at a press conference today calling...

Cuomo Announces Housing Extension For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved...

Flatbush: Fatal Fall Victim On Ocean Parkway

10:35AM EST: Emergency personnel are on the scene of a fall victim on Ocean Parkway and Beverly Road. The victim was transported to Maimonides Hospital,...

Man Mauled By Tiger In Bronx Zoo Pleads Not-Guilty

A man who jumped into a tiger den at the Bronx Zoo and was mauled by a 400-pound animal told police, "Everyone makes choices,"...

Trains Into NY Slowly Return To Pre-Sandy Levels

Train service connecting some of the New York region's far-flung suburbs and exurbs to Manhattan is scheduled to resume full operation Monday, marking a...

NYC Man’s Lawyers Criticize NYPD In Bomb Case

Lawyers for a man accused of keeping bomb-making materials in his Greenwich Village apartment say authorities are unfair in their portrayal of his client. Atorneys...

NY Storm Commission Urges Flood Walls For Subways

A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways, water...

NY Gov Cuomo Declares Public Health Emergency To Combat Flu Virus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people as officials...

NYC Trauma Care Showing Strains

After the Seastreak Wall Street ferry smashed into a Lower Manhattan dock Wednesday morning, first responders rushed dozens of people who were hurt to...

NYPD Eyeing Drones to Monitor Crowds

Drones might eventually be used for surveillance in New York City, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly revealed Thursday. Kelly said the eyes in the sky —...

Simcha Felder Takes Oath of Office as New State Senator for 17th District

State Senator Simcha Felder was officially affirmed into office by the Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at the...

NYC: Occupy Protester Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator videotaped in a police altercation has sued the city and a police official. The lawsuit by Felix Rivera-Pitre was filed...

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