While drought conditions exist in large swaths of the country, here in the tri-state region, climate experts say it’s only “abnormally dry.” That may be good news for beach bums, but the heat may “burn” the quantity and the quality of local crops.
Sunbathers sprawling out poolside and swimmers finding relief from the unrelenting city swelter at McCarren Park Pool on a recent afternoon. It wasn't much different at Astoria Pool, the city's largest. But the heightened security at McCarren was a subtle reminder of the violent incidents this summer that have marred its reopening.
The NYC Board of Elections is setting aside its 20th century reporting techniques in favor of something more modern. The board unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to streamline how it reports results on election night — opting to take advantage of the technology that already exists in the new voting machines.
The city Board of Elections meets Tuesday to consider whether to change how it reports unofficial election night returns. The board was heavily criticized for failing to report results from all polling precincts on primary night last month in what turned out to be a close race between Congressman Charles Rangel and state Senator Adriano Espaillat.
The Board wants to find a better way to count election night results faster and more accurately – especially ahead of the September primary and November elections when millions of voters will turn out.
New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat conceded victory to Congressman Charles Rangel for the second time on Monday in the democratic primary race for the 13th Congressional District.
Charles Rangel holds a slim 802 vote lead over his closest competitor, state Senator Adriano Espaillat, in the June 26primary race for the 13th Congressional District. On Thursday, the Board of Elections begins the process of counting some 2,000 absentee and affidavit ballots.
The battle to represent upper Manhattan and the Bronx continues – this time in court. A hearing to examine the vote counting process in the 13th Congressional District race will be held in New York State Supreme Court Monday afternoon.
Not so fast, Congressman Charles Rangel.
That triumphant victory speech made just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday night may have been premature. As the numbers in the 13th Congressional district continue to trickle in -- Senator Adriano Espaillat seems to have mounted a more formidable challenge to the long-serving incumbent than many first thought.
The City Council approved an on-time, balanced budget of $68.5 billion on Thursday – and flexed its legislative muscle in overriding the mayor’s veto of two laws aimed at low-wage workers and the city’s banking sector.
New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their parties' nominees for the Congressional elections in November.
New York went to the polls Tuesday to select their party's nominees for Congress. View vote totals here.
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez spent the final Sunday before Tuesday’s primary election embracing the old adage that all politics is local — and although her office does not control some of the areas she touched upon, the topics are hot-button issues for residents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district where the Democratic incumbent is vying for the nomination against three opponents.
Republicans haven’t held a U.S. Senate seat in New York since 1999, when Alfonse D’Amato lost to Charles Schumer. But instead of rallying around one candidate, this year there is a three-way race for an unseasonably early primary on June 26.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took on the issue of child sex abuse in their community on Sunday. It comes at a time of increased scrutiny of the handling of such cases by the community and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Lawyers for the Muslim plaintiffs suing the NYPD for its covert surveillance of communities in New Jersey are basing their case on claims that legal experts say may be difficult to prove.
Calling it a last resort, a group of Muslims from New Jersey are suing the NYPD over a surveillance program that targeted their homes and houses of worship in the Garden State. It is the first legal challenge against the NYPD for practices targeting the Muslim community.
New York state Senator Thomas Duane, the Senate's first openly gay man, says he's coming home.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of New York, said on Sunday that reports he approved payments to priests facing sex abuse charges while he was archbishop of Milwaukee were "groundless and scurrilous."
In his first public appearance since arriving in the U.S. two weeks ago, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced optimism about a democratic future in his native country and clarified the much-publicized account of how the events unfolded surrounding his dramatic departure from Beijing.