"I've been to Lego Land at least three times," said NJ Public Radio's Nancy Solomon on her excitement at attending a Lego art exhibit.
A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
"Columbia pays the bills. Apartheid kills." That was the chant at Columbia University in 1985 as students protested against the university's financial involvement with the South African government.
The passing of Nelson Mandela has the entire world reflecting on his influence — positive and negative.
Anthony Shorris, the man appointed by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to oversee the administration's day-to-day operations, at different times has managed large-scale hospital repairs following Sandy, the World Trade Center redevelopment at Ground Zero, and one of the city’s biggest public housing initiatives in decades.
Bill Bratton was just appointed police commissioner of New York -- again. The last time around, the mayor was Rudy Giuliani and there were nearly 2,000 murders a year. Looking back on the first Bratton commissioner-ship and the city he helped tame.
The maps were wrong. And FEMA knew it. Thousands of the buildings incorrectly identified as outside the flood zone were damaged when seawater surged ashore as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012.
The holiday season means yet more to chose from on New York stages. There are dozens of Christmas-inspired shows — from the classic, to the "Occupy" versions — many family productions to consider if you have visitors in town, and several plays to see before they close.
The Bad Cop, the Good Cop—or something in between?
As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveils the city's next administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his farewell tour.
New Yorkers from the statehouse to the streets mourned South African anti-apartheid leader and former president Nelson Mandela after his death on Thursday.
In June 1990, Nelson Mandela visited New York City. It was his first visit to the United States after being released from prison. At the end of a ticker-tape parade up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes, he stood on the steps of City Hall and gave this speech.
Hundreds of fast-food workers all over New York City and in cities across the country say no.
An inmate who, last month, was prevented from testifying against two correction officers, came to court and testified Thursday.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.
In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.
New York City's Independent Budget Office has come up with 90-plus ways the city can increase revenue and cut costs. The options range from taxing disposable plastic bags, to plastic surgery, to restoring the commuter tax that was cut in 1999.
Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?
New York City Hall played host to a raucous—and vapor-filled—hearing Wednesday on a proposal to extend the city's smoking ban to also prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes indoors.
Across New York City, small groups of pro-union activists, supporting various causes, are holding flash demonstrations. What they have in common is a belief that the pro-labor momentum that began with Bill de Blasio’s election will lead to higher wages for workers and a union-friendly administration.