Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

New York student loan debt rising at rapid rate: Report

The student loan debt crisis is getting worse in the Big Apple.

City report shows progress among agencies

A drop in homicides, increase in graduation rates and other good news were part of the report.

Lower Manhattan economy rebounds past post-9/11 levels: Report

The borough’s hardest hit neighborhood from the attacks appears to be on the economic rebound.

Oculus mall gets ready for anticipated debut

After years of work, the biggest shopping center for downtown Manhattan is ready for business.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schumer fight online ticket bot scams

The Hamilton creator wants to even the playing field for theater goers.

NYC groups head to Cleveland, Philly to give voice at conventions

Some of the city’s most active non-profits will be loud at both conventions to keep the candidates in check.

Lowline, underground park in NYC, gets first OK from the city

The newest park to come to New York cleared its first hurdle.

LIC Pepsi sign becomes official NYC landmark

After years of waiting, western Queens’s most iconic structure is an official landmark.

Water Street plaza changes spur concerns over POPS

A change to the open plazas in Downtown Manhattan is raising concerns over encroaching stores throughout the borough.

NYC stands in solidarity with Orlando shooting victims

Gay and straight alike, the city joined together to show their support for the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting and promote peace.

New York, Paris launch summer culture partnership

The City of Light and the Big Apple are teaming up for a cultural exchange.

Bill de Blasio launches transgender rights advertising campaign

In the wake of rhetoric over transgender rights, the city is reassuring New Yorkers that they safe from any discrimination.

Coach moves into new Hudson Yards headquarters

The West Side’s new development opened its first tower.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital to close, shift to smaller space

Beth Israel becomes the 20th NYC hospital to close in 16 years.

New Federal OT rules could help 110K in NYC: Report

New regulations would be a major boon to low paid New York employees.

F train express service likely to return to Brooklyn, MTA says

Plans to bring back express F service to Brooklyn took another step towards reality.

Williamsburg leads NYC in gentrification, report says

The cost of living is incredibly transforming once havens for working class New Yorkers.

Uber marks 5 years in NYC

The ride sharing app has its fans and critics alike, but most New Yorkers agree that it has a major presence in the city.

Council to vote on perishable bag fee

The controversial bill aimed at reducing waste will go for a full vote.

City’s air quality sees improvments

Green upgrades and new tech solutions have resulted in fresher air for New Yorkers.