Parks officials have launched a pilot program to rehabilitate part of a coastal habitat at Great Kills Park on Staten Island. The project involves clearing two acres of a peninsula in the park known as Crooke’s Point, to root out invasive plant species, and eventually clear the way for planting new trees and shrubs that are native to the region.
Monday marks the start of the Lunar New Year, and celebrations are kicking off in Chinatown this week to welcome the Year of the Dragon.
New York City Opera's orchestra has approved a three-year contract deal, days after announcing it had reached a tentative agreement with the company's management.
The travel group Frommer’s has made a list of the world’s ten worst airport terminals, and terminals at all three area airports operated by the Port Authority are on it.
The union representing nearly 1,300 employees at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx announced Wednesday that it reached a tentative, three-year contract agreement with the owners of the market.
After months of rancorous negotiations, New York City Opera and its unions have reached a tentative contract agreement, allowing the 2012 season to proceed.
The MTA and the Transport Workers Union will continue contract talks, despite failing to reach an agreement before the current contract expired on Sunday night.
Brooklyn Councilman Lew Fidler announced his candidacy for the state Senate on Monday, seeking to win the 27th district seat vacated by embattled former state Senator Carl Kruger, who resigned and plead guilty to corruption charges last month.
State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer from Westchester County said Thursday she won’t be seeking re-election this fall because she has to undergo major shoulder replacement surgery.
Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, Jr. announced that he is leaving his job with the Obama administration next month to lead his own private sector consulting group, Metro Futures, LLC.
The New York Giants are heading into the playoffs Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game.
The governor’s plan to redevelop the Javits Center in Manhattan and build a new convention center in Queens outlined has picked up support from the borough’s chamber of commerce and the Real Estate Board of New York.
The warm start to winter hasn't been a boon for everyone - especially ski resorts that rely on colder temperatures for business.
Football fans are getting ready for Sunday's match-up between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, a game that'll send one team to the playoffs, and the other back home to wait until next season.
New year, new start. That's the idea behind the 5th annual "Good Riddance Day" in Times Square. Dozens of people in attendance on Wednesday brought items to destroy, or wrote memories they'd rather forget on papers to shred.
A planned nurse's strike at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital next Tuesday may be averted, now that their union and the hospital's management have reached a tentative, four-year contract agreement.
Despite negotiating overnight and into the early morning hours on Thursday, nurses at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital said they've been unable to reach a contract agreement with management, and are now threatening to strike on January 3.
A federal monitor overseeing the FDNY’s hiring process is allowing the Vulcan Society, a group of black firefighters, to follow up directly with black candidates who haven’t completed their paperwork for an upcoming entrance exam by making home visits.
Fifty-five employees were indicted for allegedly taking part in an identity theft and cyber-fraud ring, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced Friday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking New Yorkers to help out upstate communities devastated by flooding earlier this year by donating items to a holiday drive.