City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is having a rough week so far. For one thing, new Quinnipiac poll shows the mayoral front-runner's numbers hitting a five-month low. She's also facing a new attack ad paid for by a coalition of labor and animal-rights groups. The ad got some media attention earl ... More >>
Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races. Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
Today is Thursday, a day that ends in the word "day" -- which apparently means one thing for the New York City Department of Education: a school employee is accused of inappropriatepriate sexual behavior with a student.The latest school employee to face accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior w ... More >>
Supporters of George Martinez, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in New York's 7th Congressional District, are pressuring NY1 to reverse its decision not to invite Martinez to the station's political debate, accusing the station of a bias that privileges well-connected fundraisers over grass ... More >>
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not ... More >>
A U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians in their homes when he walked off base. Following the attack he turned himself in. The reports of the number of casualties have been varied. In addition to the at least 16 dead, five were wounded. The victims include girls aged 6 or younger. "We don't know w ... More >>
The Associated Press reported Friday that the NYPD kept tabs on Muslim-owned businesses based on the religion of owners, second- and third-generation Americans. As this became just one more known element of the NYPD's surveillance, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with Muslim leaders in the city. T ... More >>
There are flakes in this photo. We promise. It's actually winter! Kind of...The city is seeing some light snow this morning. The National Weather Service predicts accumulation of less than one inch. It's not much, but it's something in this winter that hasn't always really felt like winter. ... More >>
Face it. She did fine at the Super Bowl. She led us through a pop-culture carnival involving gladiators, acrobats, cheerleaders, guest stars, lip-synching, a stumble, and a Wicked Witch of the West exit, followed by the rousing message of "Buy My Album," I mean, "World Peace." (And after she fero ... More >>
Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses Saturday night. As of 9:20 a.m. with 71 percent reporting, Romney had 47.6 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich trailed him with 22.7 percent. "This is not the first time you gave me your vote of confidence, and this time I'm going to take it to the White House," Ro ... More >>
It's snowing! Did you notice? Winter finally decided to grace us with its presence, and it brought with it a winter weather advisory that will be in effect until 4 p.m. today. The National Weather service predicts 4 to 5 inches of snow, but says the heaviest downfall will happen before noon. The MTA ... More >>
A cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy near the island Giglio Friday night, killing three and leaving 69 missing. The ship "hit an obstacle" that tore a 160 foot gash in the ship, according to a coast guard official. Occurring around dinner time, one woman said she heard a "scraping noise" ... More >>
More and more food stamps are getting spent at the city's farmers' markets -- and on healthy items such as fresh produce -- according to an exclusive report by NY1.
The latest coolest thing the MTA is doing: closing the subway on weeknights. According to NY1, the MTA has plans to close some lines for repairs for up to five consecutive weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This is a shift from the MTA's usual M.O., which is to shut down lines on the weekend ( ... More >>
Nick PintoApproximately 80 were arrested Saturday in connection with Occupy Wall Street, according to the NYPD's press office. Throughout yesterday afternoon Occupy Wall Street used Twitter to chronicled arrests and various acts of force being used by the NYPD against protesters. They say at ... More >>
DCPICops and commuters are looking for a woman who's been attacking people at random on the 4 train in the Bronx. She's described as black or hispanic, between 17 and 25 years old, 5'5", and 165 pounds. The first reported attack happened on September 6 around 4:20 p.m. The attacker slashed a ... More >>
• Rudy Giuliani, longtime friend of Rupert Murdoch, says we shouldn't so easily judge Murdoch with regard to that little hacking scandal but should instead, "Give people the presumption of innocence," and not jump to conclusions. (Full disclosure: a law and lobbying firm in which Giuliani i ... More >>
Thanks to the pronunciation experts at the New York Times City Room blog, who told us the right way to say "Van Wyck" just weeks ago -- a Netherlands native says it's "Fon Weg"; do with that what you will -- we now know how to say three other place names that previously likely befuddled and b ... More >>
• According to an NY1-Marist poll, the majority of voters in Rep. Anthony Weiner's district (parts of Brooklyn and Queens) don't want him to resign, even if they don't necessarily want to re-elect him. One-third of them do want him to step down. Meanwhile, of course, he's still facing a Hou ... More >>
via @Z100NewYorkBackstage, will.i.am looked sad. But dry. The Black Eyed Peas & Friends The Great Lawn, Central Park Thursday, June 9 Better than: Sitting in Central Park and waiting for nothing to happen before the heat broke. The confusion started at around 5:15 p.m. last night, when NY ... More >>
As Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark prepares to reopen Tuesday in a -- as the promos boast -- "re-imagined" fashion, former director Julie Taymor is gone, but not forgotten. Or at least she doesn't want to be forgotten since she's apparently owed $300,000 in royalties. The Stage Directors and Ch ... More >>
The New York City smoking ban went into effect this week, and we noted the lax enforcement language, in which the city admits, "We expect the new law will be enforced by New Yorkers themselves, who will ask people to follow the law and stop smoking." But in Battery Park, it's going to be extr ... More >>
It's that time of the year, when something gross washes up in the polluted waters of New York City and no one really knows what to call it, so we collectively dub it a "monster." This time, it's actually an Atlantic sturgeon, measuring "six- to seven-feet long and about two feet wide," as rep ... More >>
Livery cabs are often the great savior of the drunken Brooklynite struggling to trek their way home. Like Jay-Z said, New York has its "yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab" (holler back), and there should be no reason not to try them all, right? The thing is, they're not legal to take. New York ... More >>
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today on the radio that yes, "there seems to be a lot of evidence" that the NYPD fixed tickets for friends, family and important people, as is being investigated currently by a grand jury in the Bronx. As many as 40 officers could be implicated with many more faci ... More >>
DCPIAs if finding a decent apartment that you can actually afford in New York City isn't hard enough, there are more than anyone's fair share of shoddy brokers to contend with -- the ones who seem to do little more than open a door for you and give you grief about your expectations, yet requi ... More >>
via APFollowing a shift by Hillary Clinton, President Obama spoke from the White House yesterday to take somewhat of a harder line on U.S. intervention in Libya: "If Colonel Qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. The resolution will be e ... More >>
via @DevonGrandy/TwitpicThe snow count is in. We got 9.1 inches last night (according to numbers in Central Park, via NY1). That does not a blizzard make, but it's pretty, for the moment! No major public transport delays, though the MTA has issued a Winter Weather Service Advisory. In related ... More >>
Following the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Long Island Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), announced their support for strengthening national gun control laws at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.
Congressman Charlie Rangel of New York's 15th congressional district, who was recently re-elected, was found guilty of 11 ethics violations on Tuesday. The House Ethics Committee is currently holding a hearing by which they'll hand down his punishment. There have been some pretty harsh words ... More >>
Texting while driving isn't quite the insane meanace in New York City it is in, say, Los Angeles, where driving is the primary means of commuting. In the five boroughs, however, you're more likely to worry about your cab driving texting. But your subway conductor?
Those in New York City responsible for seeing that the Great American Democratic Process goes smoothly -- the Board of Elections -- has had a complete shitshow of an election season. Or has been the complete shitshow of New York's election season -- which, given Charlie Rangel, Carl Paladino, ... More >>
Five NYC police precincts are testing a new type of taser today after a the department's standard-issue taser failed to subdue a knife-wielding suspect and led to a fatal shooting Sunday morning.
The Michael Mulgrew victory tour took an embarrassing turn on NY1 last night, when the United Federation of Teachers president gloated throughout an extended interview, overstating a very mixed primary day report card.
via the Daily NewsThe MTA is a bit of a mess lately with upcoming fare hikes, the Second Avenue subway hell-hole, people falling onto the tracks all the time, and, possibly, employees giving themselves overtime for no better reason than "It's Monday!" Now the transit company is really under a ... More >>
The New York Mets closer known to fans as K-Rod was arrested yesterday for punching his father-in-law, Carlos Pena, at the lounge for players' families at Citi Field, and today the Mets announced his slap on the wrist: a two-day suspension without pay, which means a loss of $125,683 of Francisco ... More >>
Newt Gingrich weighed in on the Ground Zero mosque debate on NY1 last night and the ex-congressman-turned-Republican philosopher who still thinks of himself as presidential timber gave us a nice taste of his current world view: "This is a political act designed to establish a 13-story buildin ... More >>
This morning, it was widely reported that after eliminating some subway lines and some bus lines and, oh yeah, trying to can a bunch of subway booth workers, the MTA is now considering raising fares yet again. How?
The five Democrats who want to be the state's next attorney general debated for the first time last night at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Reports are that it was a sedate affair with no good mud-slinging worth relating. To NY1's great dismay, no one raised the biggest campaign issue so f ... More >>
The United States and Russia traded prisoners, all accused of spying, as if the world is nothing but a Catherine Zeta-Jones film. The United States gave ten spies (including Sexy Anna Chapman) in exchange for four, which seems like a loss, but not if you believe Biden. And just like that, our ... More >>
Happy June 1st! If you didn't know, today is the magical day that the New York/New Jersey Port Authority and related transportation organizations with be experimenting with Mastercard's PayPass technology at certain MTA subway stops, buses, and on the NJ Transit. More importantly: in other wo ... More >>
NY1A database created in 2001 to document racial patterns in the NYPD's stop-and-frisks was used this week to find four teenagers who allegedly robbed and beat a Mexican immigrant in what the victim is calling a racial attack on Staten Island Monday.
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The weekend storm was unpleasant for most of us, but somewhat worse for tens of thousand of New Yorkers who lost their electric service. As of this morning, the Advance reports, 14,560 households in the borough are still blacked out. NY1 tallies 8,400 homes out of service in the Bronx, 5,90 ... More >>
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