East Village explosion injures 25 totals buildings

Firefighters raced to the East Village to fight a fire caused by a suspected gas leak. The blaze destroyed most of the block.

Yankees top Forbes list with $3.2 billion value

The Bronx Bombers led the league before opening day, in finances that is.

NYC a leader in closing the tech gender gap

The gender gap in the tech industry is huge across the nation, but the city’s public, private and academic entities are working hard to change that.

Prospective NYU student starts petition to lower rising school costs

One student took her fight against rising NYU costs to the web.

Survival of NYC’s mom and pops is goal of new Gale Brewer plan

The Manhattan Borough President wants to save the mom and pops from going the way of the dodo.

Caffe Dante closes after century of serving the Village

The 100-year old Village staple shut its doors following weeks of rumors.

Plastic bag surcharge supporters want bill passed by Earth Day

City elected officials want to fast track plans to charge a dime for disposable bags.

World Trade Center to host charity stair run

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere will be the site of a charity race this May.

Brooklyn mourns after house fire kills 7 kids

The city united to help a Brooklyn family heal after a fire killed their seven young members.

Brooklyn’s debt is double national average

The Brooklyn borough president wants to curb the major debt problem that his constituents face.

City sets goal to bring in 67 million tourists by 2021

Breaking tourism records wasn’t enough for the city.

St. Pat’s Parade a show of Irish pride

The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade made history with the first LGBTQ group openly marching under a banner.

Online campaign fights to preserve New York’s disappearing mom-and-pops

Jeremiah Moss’s #SaveNYC campaign brings the preservation fight to the web.

NYC poverty could be cut by 69% with added government help, report says

A study released by three religious non-profits advocates say bolstering city services will help get needy New Yorkers out of poverty.

Sotheby’s to auction off old Yankee Stadium letters

A piece of Yankees history is up for sale.

Chirlane McCray helps lead International Women’s Day rally

Thousands marched through midtown to call for gender equality.

Cardinal Edward Egan, dies at 82

Elected officials, Catholics and others reflected on the life of the former head of the New York Archdiocese.

Survey finds most New Yorkers own landlines

It looks like the majority of New Yorkers haven’t cut their ties with the phone jack, but that number is decreasing.

Councilman Lander arrested during car wash workers protest

The Brooklyn elected official said he was honored to protest with the carwasheros.

NYC public schools will now be closed for two Muslim holidays

New York public schools will now recognize Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.