What do horse racing and street art have in common?
Questions remain about the death of a Brooklyn-based diver who attempted to set a record for the deepest dive without the aid of oxygen or fins.
Affordable housing at Atlantic Yards is receiving increased focus from lawmakers.
The New York City Housing Authority is launching a pilot program that'll allow a limited number of former inmates to move back in with their families in public housing. The authority's chairman, John Rhea said the goal is to provide a stable environment for the formerly incarcerated.
Call it the countdown for Bloomberg's building era. The City Council has blocked Mayor Bloomberg's plan for Midtown East rezoning, and that is not the only major development the mayor has backed that he won't be in office to see through. Daniel Geiger, a reporter with Crain's New York Business, said the failure of that project must be a major disappointment. But failed projects are more the exception than the rule for the Bloomberg Administration. Now the question turns to what developments mayor-elect Bill de Blasio might put his stamp on, like affordable housing.
"People are really interested to see A, what he will do to incentivize this construction, and B, where is he going to build it," Geiger said.
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Fans of the band The Yellow Dogs are in mourning in Tehran, Iran and Brooklyn, New York. Two members of the Iranian band — brothers Arash and Soroush Farazmand — a third musician, Ali Eskandarian, and the suspected shooter, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, were killed in a triple-murder suicide in East Williamsburg early Monday. Police are still searching for a motive in the tragic crime.
A new study finds that more than 14 percent of the city's 16 to 24-year-olds are either unemployed, or not going to school.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating a victory, after a state supreme court judge upheld the museum's pay-as-you-wish policy.
A large stretch of 1st avenue has been re-paved using asphalt the Department of Transportation says is more durable and easier to maintain. Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the roadway was originally paved with 18-inches of concrete 30 years ago, which was more cost-effective at the time, back in 1983.
"Linsanity" is back in New York, thanks to a new documentary.
The Great GoogaMooga food and music festival will not be held in Prospect Park next year, officials say.
Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert Thursday night, after canceling Wednesday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike.
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.
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New Jersey Democrats are urging the state's Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage before Oct. 21. That’s the date a state judge has ruled same-sex marriages may begin in New Jersey.
We may share more in common with cockroaches than we'd like to think.
It's apple picking season, and growers say they're experiencing a much better crop this year.
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.
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.
This year's list of the 24 fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation includes a number of musicians, writers and academics from the region, as well as a doctor pioneering a new type of health care network in the inner city.
A raging fire has destroyed more than 50 local businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage in two Jersey shore resort towns
The fire destroyed the newly-rebuilt Seaside Park section of the boardwalk Thursday, but makeshift sand dunes saved the northern portion in neighboring Seaside Heights.