It had not started snowing in New York City on Thursday afternoon, but Mayor Bill de Blasio (on his second day on the job) was already cautioning New Yorkers to stay in Thursday night. "Please stay home tonight, and stay off the roads," de Blasio said at a press conference following the swearing-i ... More >>
You better watch out if you live around Tompkins Square Park because come 10 a.m., the sleepy public square will be crawling with brass monkey-breathed Santas primed for a day of drunken revelry. The Alphabet City park is the official starting place for this year's SantaCon.
It's only Wednesday, but it has already been a long week for Andrew Cuomo. The governor, who is responsible for the state-owned MTA, has been working overtime since Sunday morning when a Metro-North train flew off the rails in the Bronx, throwing five cars on their sides, killing four passengers and ... More >>
On Sunday morning, a southbound Metro-North train heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central derailed in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring 63. The cause of the derailment is still unclear, and the NTSB is in the midst of an investigation. Photographer C.S. Muncy was on the scene and captur ... More >>
Michael Bloomberg, who is still the mayor of New York City until December 30, made his first public appearance since Sunday's horrific Metro North train wreck at the St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx, where he arrived in the evening to visit survivors of the crash. Asked by reporters where he had ... More >>
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Monday afternoon that the Metro-North train that crashed in the Bronx on Sunday was traveling at 82 miles per hour into a curve that should approached at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour.
They formed here. They came up here. They've been mugged here. They've collectively eaten hundreds of pastrami sandwiches at Katz's here. They Might Be Giants are, through and through, a New York City band, one that's cut its teeth, had its gear stolen and inked its first record deal in its infancy ... More >>
The Ice Factory offers cool new plays
Iraq changed Marine Sergeant Roman Baca — ballet brought him back
"This is bullshit," a Hispanic twenty-something said. Fidgeting, he looked at the subway entrance, then to his phone, then down the block to the ever-growing line of tired commuters, then back to his phone. "It's my girl's birthday. I'm supposed to go see her." He took one last glance toward the ent ... More >>
Anarchy in the 914
A greenhouse-turned-lounge, tucked under the Metro-North Railroad, sounds like a strange location for a night out on the town, but that's exactly what lures visitors to Moscow 57.Part of a weekly summer pop-up event series, Moscow 57 is the brainchild of Ellen Kaye. If she sounds familiar, it's ... More >>
Ever felt like your daily commute -- that dark, pneumatic-like trip under the city via metallic cylinder, shared with a bunch of strangers of questionable sanity -- seemed a little soulless? If so, the MTA has some good news for you!
Polonia's borscht with meat dumplings is so good, you'll want to swim in it. Like the primordial ooze our ancestors crawled out of, soup is a nourishing, regenerative fluid. And when the weather turns cold, there's nothing more revivifying than a great potage - even coming out of a can, it ... More >>
The New York University graduate who berated a Metro-North conductor for simply asking her to quiet down and quit using foul language is seeking PR help, but Hermon Raju's letter requesting image assistance, as obtained by the Daily News' Gatecrasher, only makes her look worse. Predictably, s ... More >>
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The award for most insufferable person of the week goes (not without a challenge) to the woman yelling at her Metro-North conductor, who calmly asked the customer to "keep it down and stop using profanity or to take it to the vestibule," according to the YouTube description. "Do you know what school ... More >>
It was a bang-bang murder and arrest during yesterday afternoon's rush hour. A 27-year-old East Harlem man was quickly chased down yesterday afternoon for allegedly shooting another man to death under the Metro North tracks at 128th and Park Avenue as commuter trains rumbled overhead. Dead is Jos ... More >>
Officials are moving forward with plans to replace the dated bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains with new cars that look more like a sit-down pubs on wheels. [Wall Street Journal] VinPerfect, a new type of screw cap that regulates air into the wine bottle, joins the synthet ... More >>
There are a slew of new details today on klutzy failed car-bomber Faisal Shahzad's many missteps. Each one is deserving of a separate prayer of thanks that our latest attacker may have held an MBA, but apparently fell well short of the threshold for a Boy Scout preparedness badge. First the ... More >>
The bar car on the Metro-North may be going the way of the in-flight meal. A new fleet of cars will soon replace the 1970s-era models, but budget constraints may force the railroad to forgo a fresh set of bar cars. [NY Times] Kobe beef lovers, beware: Japan has suspended beef exports for thr ... More >>
Here's what's on our minds (and in the news) this morning: • Apple posts its best non-holiday quarter in history. The company said net income in the quarter that ended March 31 rose 90 percent, to $3.07 billion. (Which is not quite what Goldman Sachs made, but getting on up there.) • Ai ... More >>
Yahoo, in cooperation with the Times Square Alliance, today commences free WiFi in Times Square, which will be in place for a year. We haven't sampled it yet, and remember having trouble grabbing a signal when CBS tried it in a big block of midtown in 2007, but Bryant Park's been successfully ... More >>
Yankee Stadium gets a walkway, a politician gets a big donation, and you get a fat bill
East Harlem chokes on Con Ed project
Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?
Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million
A new principal's tour of duty, from Bloomberg's 'academy' to P.S. 50
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No one is overqualified to work for John Kerry
Northern Retreats Offer a Little Karmic Healing and a Lot of Yoga
How Private Ambulance Crews Steer Patients Away From Public Hospitals
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Pushcart James Says He Saw a Man Beat a Prostitute Named Pork Chop. Pushcart Is a Dope Fiend. The Alleged John Is a Policeman.
Mayor Stands Up For City, Gets Clobbered By Runaway Commuter Tax Cut