Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. Port Chester is more than that town The Strokes played the w ... More >>
Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. New Yorkers don't have the same love/hate relationship with ... More >>
In this Summer Fridays series, we'll outline good eats in good locations just outside of New York City. If you're lucky enough to have summer Fridays at your place of work, consider this your road map to good eats off the beaten path. Although "the River Towns of Westchester" sounds like a place wh ... More >>
It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>
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.
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"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
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 >>
And we're back. Once again we're offering a snazzy Village Voice t-shirt to some of our notable commenters. This week, we even had a local celebrity weigh in. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize.
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
Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Flickr As the New York Taxi Worker's Alliance set up a "strike hall" at the headquarters of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 on Tuesday, the city announced contingency plans to combat a cabbie work stoppage set to take effect at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. The MTA w ... More >>
East Harlem chokes on Con Ed project
These days, it takes longer than usual to walk to Geneva Hester's apartment at 1001 Jerome Avenue, because you have to maneuver around a pile of burning asphalt. The pyre is being tended by a small phalanx of construction workers hired to erect the new Yankees stadium where Macombs Dam Park stood ... More >>
Judging from this morning's commute, more New Yorkers are choosing to bike into Manhattan than did before the citywide transit strike, and more took to their cycles on day two of the strike than pedaled in on day one. The cycling advocacy group Transportation Alternatives counted more than 800 rider ... More >>
All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>
Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million
If the NYPD takes charge in an emergency, will the MTA's robots obey? (MTA)In his first major discussion of plans for a second term, Mayor Bloomberg on Thursday outlined a new "vision" for public safety that included a call for New York cops to be given "command and control" over MTA and Port Author ... More >>
It's this simple: If New York City reduces business taxes, extends not only the LIRR but also the Metro North to lower Manhattan, cracks down on street vendors, creates cheaper options for parking cars in the financial district, restricts truck deliveries in the area to non-business hours, hardens u ... More >>
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On the streets and in courtrooms, convention preliminaries are under way
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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