Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Ja Rule joins rally for NYCHA residents with heating issues

The Queens born hip hop artist said he’s fed up with the city’s lack of improvements to public housing.

Bronx groups criticize mayor’s jail plan

Community leaders, residents, and elected officials are not happy that the mayor kept his proposal for a new detention facility in Mott Haven.

Mayor calls on federal gov. to remove bias from Census

Mayor Bill de Blasio and 160 of his counterparts from around the country want to ensure the 2020 count is conducted throughly and fairly.

Health care workers, patients suffer due to transit woes: Study

A lack of bus service has resulted extra long commutes for health care workers.

City leaders vow to fight Ravi Ragbir deportation

The immigrant activist’s struggle has garnered the attention of the new Council speaker.

Council bill to require translators at all public meetings

A legislation would bridge the gap with civic engagement among non English speakers.

NYC’s 311 services will respond to Twitter requests 24/7

New Yorkers now have another way to get information and file complaints.

Cuomo fights net neutrality repeal with exec order

The fight over the future of net neutrality heated up in New York.

Flu outbreak hospitalizes 5,267 NYers

Medical officials urge New Yorkers to get vaccinated as a surge in flu cases hits the country.

NY state leads suit against FCC over Net Neutrality

Eric Schneiderman’s lastest move against the federal government’s decision has the backing of 21 other state attorney generals.

Erica Garner funeral draws hundreds, marred by fight

A tense situation erupted outside the funeral of the late activist.

NY Salvadorans angry after Trump announces end of TPS

The city’s community and elected officials called the move cruel and are worried about the 15,000 children who would be affected.

Fred Bass, Strand Bookstore’s longtime owner, dead at 89

Bass was respected and admired by fans of the Village store and employees alike.

Polar Bear Club plunge goes on despite frigid temperatures

Despite water temperatures that were barely over the freezing mark, over 1,000 people took the plunge in the annual Brooklyn event.

Chelsea mural saved from demolition after community outcry

The painting, that depicted the city in the 19th century, will be viewable for future generations.

Council speaker releases proposals to bolster retail sector

A report by the City Council aims to curb the loss of mom and pops throughout the city. Retail owners, however, have mixed feelings.

Manhattan apartment vacancies at 8-yr high: Report

A growing inventory and some concern about the economic future have created a gap between renters and landlords, according to Citi Habitats.

Maurice ‘Mickey’ Carroll dead: Veteran NYC journalist was 86

The city’s journalist remember the Carroll as a mentor and stalwart for the city.

Broadway Triangle development lawsuit settled

The development will now be 100% affordable and the city will take steps to ensure it is more inclusive.

Net neutrality vote must wait until end of comment investigation: AG

The state’s top prosecutor and a FCC commissioner say the federal government needs to get to the bottom of the alleged identity theft.