Among the hundreds of species on display at the New York Botanical Gardens right now, one particular orchid stands out for its role in history.
On Saturday, MoMA is opening the first comprehensive retrospective of the experimental German artist Sigmar Polke. But with an excessive 250 pieces, "the show is a disaster," says WNYC's art critic.
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Tour at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday is where you can find one of our staff members. Find out what some of the others are doing this weekend.
Mayor de Blasio talks education, health care, female firefighters and his record collection with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.
Who knew there was a day to celebrate eight-track tapes?
A program popular with Staten Islanders and environmentalists reaches the end of the road.
The MTA is putting riders on alert after a customer discovered a skimming device at a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th St/Columbus Circle station. So if you swiped your card at the station anytime in the past couple of days, you should check your bill.
This marks the second ...
Surging values for postwar and contemporary works are inspiring dealers and collectors to rediscover artists long overlooked.
Compared to men, women got fewer than a third of speaking roles in the most successful films two years ago.
In the first 100 days, Mayor de Blasio put some points on the board. But there were no bold new ideas for the days ahead.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has quickly become one of the most prominent Democrats on Capitol Hill. The two-term Senator became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year after an unusual wave of turnover among top Democrats. That has put Menendez in a high-profile position with crises in ...
The U.S. Attorney says his office will review open cases and see why Gov. Cuomo's ethics commission was shut down ion a budget deal.
Preservationists versus progress on 57th Street. Progress wins.
The governor vetoes the Pinelands Commission meeting minutes and environmentalists cry foul.
The Canal Street mecca for artists may not be part of the downtown landscape for much longer.
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said late Wednesday.
Department spokesman Bill Schwarz said the move has been in the works for weeks. Dr. Howard Zucker, who is currently ...
Homeowners aren't the only ones waiting for the city to hand out federal aid.
For the second time in two years, the MTA is taking a fresh look at its advertising standards. The move follows an objection from the Cuomo Administration to subway ads for breast augmentation.
The first controversy occurred in late 2012, when a so-called "issue ad" by a political group equated ...
De Blasio said he wanted a diverse administration. Did he succeed?
A police officer died after investigating a fire in a Coney Island public housing building.