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.
As President Barack Obama led the nation in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, there was news that one of Wall Street's biggest firms has agreed to pay an historic settlement in a racial discrimination suit.
An MTA employee accused of stealing welding equipment - and taking out power lines in the process - is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on Long Island.
Nassau County police say 51-year-old Joel Grassman drove a stolen bucket truck, with its boom up, along the streets of Elmont, bringing power lines and poles down in his wake. He also allegedly stole several pieces of welding gear.
The new law that makes it easier for people to sue the NYPD for profiling is making police officers into the bad guys, the head of the sergeants’ union says.
The closure of Holliswood Hospital in Queens also means the loss of an innovative inpatient program to treat veterans from around the country and their families.
A major developer is taking the reigns at Nassau Coliseum.
The developer of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was chosen to redevelop Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Nassau Events Center is an affiliate of Forest City Enterprises, the company that's also developing the massive Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. NEC beat out the owners of Madison Square Garden, who also bid for the Coliseum project.
Police are investigating a possible anti-gay hate crime that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in Chelsea.
In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.
A psychiatric hospital in Queens is closing its doors for good within the next few days. The facility's CEO says it's not making enough to operate.
As the city considers appealing a judge's decision that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional, Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend the tactic as vehemently as ever.
The baseball doping scandal dominating sports headlines this week has put an employee of a prominent New York sports agency, ACES, in the spotlight. In an article in The New York Times Wednesday, Steve Eder delves into the role a so-called middleman, Juan Carlos Nunez, may have played in the unfolding scandal.
Two days ago, chances are nobody had ever heard of The Dirty. But now the website is in all major headlines as the place where the latest X-rated pictures involving Anthony Weiner surfaced. Another website, Buzzfeed, also published a piece on the woman who allegedly received the pictures from Weiner. The fact that two online publications are at the center of this story is raising questions about credibility and the evolution of media.
Officials say the plane skidded on its nose down the 7,000-foot runway before coming to a halt on a grassy area.
A lucky baseball fan from Austin, TX got surprise tickets to Tuesday’s All-Star game.
In a survey of hundreds of people working on Wall Street, more than 1 in 5 said they'd seen or heard about wrongdoing in the workplace, and a quarter said they'd engage in insider trading if it meant making $10 million.
“When you feel yourself getting stronger physically, you feel stronger mentally. You feel empowered, you don’t feel like a victim, now you feel like a victor.”
What started as a green idea to fuel a cross-country trip is now serving as a clean energy source in the Rockaways.
Cicadas are starting to emerge on Staten Island’s south shore.
Homelessness among female veterans is on the rise in the United States, even as the overall rate of homelessness among veterans is going down.