A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.
The Chelsea arts scene is expanding and thriving, even though several galleries flooded and had their collections damaged during Sandy. Dan Duray, of the Observer’s Gallerist page, said the community has bounced back quickly and is experiencing a boom.
The human brain is getting a lot of attention this week, as details emerge about the brain mapping effort President Barack Obama alluded to during his State of the Union address.
Next month, President Obama is expected to announce details about dedicating resources to a massive study of the brain. That’s music to the ears of neuroscientists at Columbia University, where some of the research will be centered.
The video-sharing service YouTube is now part of the Billboard Ratings.
The city of Long Beach, Long Island is collecting opinions from residents and visitors, as it moves forward with plans to rebuild its boardwalk. Officials say they’re hoping to replace at least part of the more than two-mile boardwalk, which was heavily damaged by Sandy, in time for the summer season.
It’s been under a month since the U.S. Department of Defense said it was eliminating its ban on women serving in combat, and that’s already got young soldiers-to-be thinking about how the changes could affect their career aspirations, and the future of the military.
A man who played a key role in building the High Line is moving on to new ventures.
A Staten Island veteran who lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2009 has received a dual arm transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
International powerhouse Hauser & Wirth has opened a gallery in what was once a roller rink and massive nightclub – the Roxy – on West 18th Street. The gallery is Hauser & Wirth’s second location in Manhattan. It also has a space on the Upper West Side.
A New York soccer team, the Cosmos, wants to develop part of Belmont Park - home of Belmont Racetrack, the final leg of the Triple Crown – into a professional soccer stadium.
It’s been more than a year since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq, and for many veterans the last twelve months have been spent readjusting to life on the homefront. As 2012 draws to a close, veterans and the groups and agencies that support them are taking a look at the progress of the past year, and what else still needs to be done in the coming year, to help service men and women returning home from war.
A local veterans organization has received a $200,000 grant from the anti-poverty group Robin Hood Foundation. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is using the money to hire three case managers that’ll work individually with vets to connect them with employment, health care, and other needed services.
High wind and heavy rain caused delays at local airports, thousands of power outages throughout our region, and flooding in places along the shore in New Jersey Friday.
Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy is joining the growing chorus of advocates calling for more federal action on gun control, in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown last Friday.
The shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 27 dead, including 20 children, has re-ignited conversations about gun control across the nation.
Sandy caused more than $100 million in damages to Hoboken, according to the city's mayor, Dawn Zimmer. She presented her case for federal assistance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Thursday.
A non-profit clean energy group, Solar One, has been deploying solar generators to areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The group currently has several generators running in the Rockaways, and made a recent delivery to Midland Beach on Staten Island.