A police officer died after investigating a fire in a Coney Island public housing building.
The biggest matzo maker in the world changes hands, just days before Passover.
As the de Blasio administration attempts to reset the troubled relationship between police and communities of color, WNYC measures the progress in one neighborhood in central Brooklyn.
Attention parents: our first week of data from WNYC's Clock Your Sleep project reveals that those who sleep in a "family bed" aren't sleeping as well as the rest of our participants. The good news? New York parents appear to be sleeping more efficiently.
Join the over 3,000 people tracking their sleep with us.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said a report indicating that he was a paid FBI informant in the 1980s is old news. But he acknowledged he worked with the FBI while he was in the music business to protect himself from the mob.
An environmental group says FEMA's flood maps underestimated the extent of the storm's impact, affecting more than 300,000 New Yorkers.
New York now has a bunch of distilleries, 22 of them in New York City. Wanna sample? You're in luck - many of them offer tours and tastings.
A new poll shows nearly half of respondents approved of the job New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing.
The New York Times/NY1/Siena College poll released Monday found that 49 percent of those polled liked how he was performing, while 31 percent disapproved.
Seventy-three percent of those ...
When he was Newark's mayor, Cory Booker was everywhere - magazine spreads, cable news, and even a TV series. But since his election to the Senate, he's been conspicuously silent.
In 12 years at Queens Museum, the director had a reputation for serving the community.
The MTA ran a special vintage subway train direct from Grand Central Station to Yankee Stadium to mark the opening game of the 2014 season.
In 1964, The New York Times reported that 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was murdered outside her apartment while dozens of her neighbors did nothing. The real story was a little more complicated.
Twelve public forums will be held across New York State.
It's a bird, it's a plane? It's ... a pterosaur?
These giant flying reptiles lived alongside the dinosaurs, and are the subject of a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
More than 150 species of pterosaurs have been discovered, according to curator and chair of the ...
Before "The Dinner Table," Judy Chicago experimented with automotive spray paint.
Check out some of the works by Drew Friedman and many others at the Society of Illustrators MoCCA ArtsFest this weekend at the 69th Regiment Armory. That's just one of the events some of our staff members are checking out.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wins and loses in the Albany budget....campaign reformers just lose...and new details emerge on how Chris Christie mingled campaign and government work. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Robert Lewis break it all down This Week In Politics.
Here's what we do know: Last September, local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were closed with little notice, causing traffic jams, accidents and general chaos in Fort Lee for four days. The lane closures were ordered by Port Authority executive David Wildstein, with the knowledge of Bridget Anne ...
Asthma costs New York State $1.3 billion a year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report found that while hospitalizations and asthma-related deaths have been decreasing steadily, asthma-related Medicaid costs have increased by more than 26 percent in the last five years.
"Asthma isn't just ...