For many people in search of work, employment agencies can seem like the ticket to a job. But while some do connect would-be workers with employment, others do not, choosing instead to prey on the desperation of the out of work — especially low-skilled and immigrant job-seekers.
Liz Neumark, the CEO of the catering company Great Performances, talks about two unusual leafy greens that are currently in season. Try two recipes for tatsoi and mizuna from her new cookbook.
Garden writer Margaret Roach has a strong suggestion for what do with all your end-of-season tomatoes and other odds and ends: make tomato junk. Find out what that is and get the recipe.
The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them.
One of New Jersey's most powerful Democrats is being charged with misuse of funds.
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is accusing Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo of misusing campaign funds and failing to disclose campaign spending over a two-year period. DiVincenzo is a crucial ally of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
Americans shopping for health insurance on the newly opened exchanges are still encountering glitches along the way.
There will be no opening night concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday. The organization has canceled its season-opening performance after a strike by the local stagehands union.
some of them make more tan 400-thousand a year....some more...than finance director ...
The people's opera might go belly up. The New York City Opera has until Monday to reach its fundraising goal of $7 million, or it will begin bankruptcy proceedings.
Farmer Zach Pickens started growing purple tomatillos at Riverpark Farm. Riverpark chef Sisha Ortúzar and farmer Zach Pickens talk about the advantages of eating and growing the vibrant variety. Try Riverpark's recipe for Purple Tomatillos and Ground Cherries with Burrata.
The deadly attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is raising concerns about safety at our shopping centers. On Wednesday, a Long Island mall was temporarily on lockdown, while police searched for the suspect of a nearby shooting.
After a summer of re-runs and reality programs, the five major networks are rolling out a whole new roster of shows. But Slate's TV Critic Willa Paskin says the fall TV season stinks.
The air is getting crisper, the jackets are coming out and that means for movie lovers, it's time for a fall film preview.
"A good wine should dance across the tongue, never twerk against the uvula," according to Ruth Bourdain. Learn more about the satirical mash-up of Ruth Riechl and Anthony Bourdain, and hear from the man behind the tweets.
Concerned that it might be losing out on business, a major ratings agency loosens its standards for analyzing bonds tied to home mortgages. Right away, clients start lining up for gold star, Triple-A ratings on these real estate bonds that might get a lower rating somewhere else. Sound familiar?
Drugstore giant Walgreens is making big changes to its workers' health care plan. Employees will now participate in what's called a "private exchange"—they will shop for their own healthcare on a public, online marketplace with different insurance companies offering different plans.
This Sunday is the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for the largest bankruptcy in American history. The ensuing financial crisis eventually led to a $700 billion government bailout and plunged the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Identity politics once played a decisive role in NYC elections. But the assumption that it always would appeared to have been turned on its head during Tuesday's primary, when Bill Thompson, the only African-American candidate for mayor, did not get a majority of the city's black voters.
Hiroko Shimbo explains why you should eat the shiso that comes with sashimi and why shiso juice is hot pink. Try her recipe for shiso juice and make a little science magic in your kitchen.
UPDATE: Democratic mayoral primary runner-up Bill Thompson emerged from a closed-door meeting Thursday night not prepared to concede the race.
For the first time in more than two decades, Brooklyn will have a new district attorney. Former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson defeated Charles Hynes for the Democratic nomination — and there's no major-party challenger in the general election.