As Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York region, residents of some flood-prone areas have been told to evacuate and officials are preparing for a possible transit system shutdown. Meanwhile, people in Lower Manhattan are bracing for Hurricane Sandy's high winds and possible storm surge.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer talked about politics during his first public appearance in New York's capital since a prostitution scandal forced him from office in 2008.
A data-sharing agreement inked between the state Department of Education and a private nonprofit last week may led to confidential student information being used for commercial purposes, parents activists claim.
A warm winter followed by a late freeze have taken a bite out of the tri-state’s apple orchards – with many in New York predicting they will produce less than half as many bushels as they did last year and farms in New Jersey also seeing a decline.
A chilly rain didn't stop hundreds of Venezuelans from gathering to vote in their country's presidential election.
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about what to expect during Wednesday's first presidential debate and the latest revelations about the attack on the embassy in Libya that led to the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. Then, Sanger remembers the late New York Times publisher Arthur "Punch" Sulzberger.
Bryant Park, in midtown Manhattan, is set to welcome a new sort of visitor this week: Thirty sheep will be making their home in the park in a 40-foot-by-40-foot, plexiglass-enclosed area where they will be able to roam and munch on the grass.
The World Baseball Classic is underway in Jupiter, Florida. It's the third time since 2005 that the international baseball tournament has taken place. And while some countries such as the U.S. and Japan are known for their skill on the diamond, another country is also making its way through the tournament with the help of a New Yorker.
Corporate sponsorship could soon become a reality as the city’s parks department this week solicits bids from companies angling to sponsor one of the city’s 631 basketball courts or one of its 55 dog runs
Street vendors will file suit against the NYPD and the city on Wednesday for what they say is illegal seizure of property following a crackdown in Soho last Spring.
Though the number of jobs in New York City has rebounded to pre-recession levels, the number of union jobs in the city has declined, according to a new report by CUNY.
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about what happened at last week's Republican National Convention and previews this week's Democratic National Convention. Then Sanger discusses the threat of nuclear strikes on Iran from Israel.