Same-sex couples in New Jersey are fighting for equal recognition in their state less than a week after New York legalized same-sex marriage. Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group Garden State Equality and seven couples who say civil unions are separate, but not equal.
Experts are taking stock of long-awaited sunscreen rules approved by federal health officials this week that include tossing popular terms such as sunblock, waterproof and sweatproof from the sun proection lexicon.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union announced on Monday that 4,000-plus members voted to authorize the union to call a strike. It would affect four Macy's stores, including the one in Herald Square.
Some Elmont residents say the community doesn't reap much benefit, because there's nothing to keep visitors there after the big race.
The union representing Julie Taymor, former director of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," said she's owed royalties for her work on the show.
A federal judge who deemed the FDNY's entrance exam racially-discriminatory has issued new guidelines to speed up a claims process that could provide compensation for thousands of fire department candidates who allege discriminatory hiring practices.
The grisly discovery of 10 sets of human remains along a desolate strip of a Long Island beach highway where authorities believe at least two killers have used the area as a body dumping ground has apparently done little to deter beach-goers from changing their summer plans.
Local volunteers continue the response effort in the nation's heartland nearly a week after one of the worst tornadoes on record ripped through Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 130 people and injuring hundreds of others.
Volunteers from the tri-state area are helping out with relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, where a deadly tornado ripped through the community of 50,000 over the weekend, leaving at least 120 dead and more than 750 injured as it ferociously tore through homes and businesses.
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require hotel maids to be equipped with personal security devices, in the wake of the recent arrest of ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who's been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker at the upscale midtown hotel Sofitel.
Students aren't the only ones looking forward to summer adventures. Dozens of city teachers are heading abroad on travel grants, and hoping to bring their experiences back to the classroom in the fall.
Two buildings hailed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as "symbols of the city's rapid growth at the beginning of the 20th century" received landmark status on Tuesday, a designation that protects the structures from demolition, and requires a permit for any major changes, according to the commission.
Long Island Rail Road commuters should prepare for fewer and more crowded trains during morning and evening rush hours this week.
New Yorkers are among those helping out in the South, where weather officials say a record 300-plus tornadoes devastated the region late last month. Alabama suffered the worst damage and the most casualties.
Conductor James Levine is pulling out of the Metropolitan Opera's Japan tour, and the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts this summer. The Met has announced that he'll spend the summer recuperating from back pain, on the advice of his doctors.
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that James Levine is pulling out of Thursday night's performance of Die Walküre, due to illness. He'll be replaced by Derrick Inouye, who has conducted other performances at the Met including Tosca and Don Pasquale.
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that James Levine is pulling out of Thursday night's performances of Die Walküre, due to illness. He'll be replaced by Derrick Inouye, who has conducted other performances at the Met including Tosca and Don Pasquale.
There are many spots to bird watch in the city — whether seeking pigeons in Times Square or sparrows in the park. In celebration of Bird Week, WNYC and The New York Times have been asking for your favorite bird-watching spots.
New Yorkers of all faiths are reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with mixed emotions.
The New York chapter of the American Red Cross is sending aid and volunteers to Alabama, the hardest-hit of the southern states damaged by a series of tornadoes this week.