Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

HIV diagnoses in NYC at record low: Health Dept.

The city’s new diagnoses saw a decline last year, but officials say more work has to be done.

Citi Bike expansion in NYC would require taxpayer dollars: Council

The council put forth a bold proposal to get every neighborhood bike share access in four year.

De Blasio vows to block Trump’s controversial policies

The mayor laid out specifics on how he will counter any policy that harms minorities, women and immigrants.

Ad-Rock, Andrew Cuomo speak out against NYC hate crimes

The Beastie Boys member joined a growing list of New Yorkers calling on the country to reject hate following the election.

NYC voter turnout was 55.98 %: BOE

Voter turnout appeared to take a slight dip in 2016.

NYC streets have over 660,000 trees, parks department census finds

The trees are alive in the Big Apple.

Immigrants are boosting the NY economy, state report says

The Empire State has become the second spot for foreign newcomers.

Astor Place cube returns after two years, several delays

The iconic steel art piece is back home.

Greenwich Village landmark district extension being considered by LPC

The final phase of the proposed Greenwhich Village historical district passed the first hurdle.

New York Cares launches texting program to increase coat donations

New York Cares is going mobile to meet the huge demand for coats this winter.

Red Hook NYCHA apartments still moldy after Sandy: Report

The homes near the Brooklyn coast are still dealing with troubles four years after the super storm.

Pearl River Mart to reopen in Lower Manhattan

The beloved cultural shop is making a comeback just in time for the holidays.

NYC LGBT memorial: Gov. Cuomo announces artist competition

The state is looking for creative minds to help pay tribute to its LGBT pioneers.

NYC won’t make Build it Back deadline

Four years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed coastal neighborhoods, the city is still lagging on reconstructing.

Nintendo Switch, hybrid game console, revealed

The Japanese games giant is looking to switch things up for a new generation.

Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse sets date for grand opening

The wait is over. The city’s first location of the famous movie chain is opening at the end of October.

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly join NY politicians to curb gun violence

Two of the biggest advocates for gun control made their case on the steps of City Hall just weeks before the election.

Food cart permit expansion considered by City Council

A city bill would even the playing field for the thousands of food truck vendors in New York.

Bartlett Dairy will get new milk facility in Queens

Queens’s milk industry has a new lease on life.

Statue of Liberty Museum to open on Liberty Island in 2019

Liberty Island is going to be more packed soon.