Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Brooklyn WWII Marine’s remains identified as Joseph Carbone

After nearly 74-years, the remains of a fallen soldier will come home.

Union Hall gears up for long awaited comeback

The iconic Park Slope bar and venue worked quickly to rebound from a devastating fire, much to the excitement of local fans.

Prospect Park goes car-free for the rest of summer

The Brooklyn Park is testing a car free policy this summer.

Subway delays create huge human capital loss: Stringer

The city comptroller said New Yorkers are losing valuable time for their personal and professional lives.

Conversion therapy fee ban on the docket for City Council

The city will weigh taking a stand against the controversial practice.

Google donates $1M toward preserving Stonewall Inn LGBTQ stories

The history of one of the most important moments in the LGBT civil rights movement won’t be lost.

Nightlife ambassador position is overdue, city’s artists say

The city’s DIY music scene is hopeful a proposed liaison will help repeal New York’s controversial laws that they say impedes their art.

9-1-1 upgrades coming to NYC, including texting by 2018

The city is looking for idea to give the emergency response system a major technological shot in the arm.

Anne Frank tree dedicated at Liberty Park

A piece of Anne Frank’s legacy will grow in the shadow of the World Trade Center.

Report shows roughly 30% of NYC children are poor

More than 530,000 kids are living in poverty and experts say that problem could last more than one generation.

NYC’s coastal areas in serious crisis: Report

In light of the pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement, a group of environmentalists warn that the city’s coastal neighborhoods could face grave problems.

9/11 Memorial to honor rescue workers

Plans are underway to honor the women and men who spent months salvaging Ground Zero.

Broadway breaks box office records

The Great White Way saw a surge in new fans.

Poverty rampant among immigrant seniors: Report

More immigrants are choosing to stay in New York, but face tough financial struggles.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade seeks funds for this year’s fete

The annual Surf Avenue celebration seeks help from its fans.

Foster kids to shadow City Council members

The City Council invited a group of foster children to oversee the governing process and gain their input on future legislation.

NYC restaurants’ grades improve, violations down: City

The city’s eateries and foodies are coming together to make restaurants better.

New Kosciuszko Bridge span to open with light show

The first new bridge in over 50 years will be ready for drivers.

March for Science in NYC rallies against Trump on Earth Day

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers rallied in the name of science and innovation.

NYC tourism campaign aims to counter Trump’s ‘America First’ rhetoric

The city says it is preparing for a major hit to its economy due to the president’s rhetoric and policies.