It was a short race – just under a quarter of a mile – but it was all uphill.
“Women are getting stronger. Their will is stronger. They want that challenge the same as some men,” said Dineen Snyder, mother of Sgt. Devin Snyder, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.
If partisan gridlock was the defining characteristic of the 112th congress, one new congressman is hoping that will change in the 113th Congress that started Thursday. Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney took the oath of office with his two daughters by his side and he says he’s hoping to build a record of results for them.
Houses of worship all across Newtown, Connecticut have been open day and night since news of the shooting ripped through the town Friday.
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman gave his farewell address in the chamber of the Senate Wednesday afternoon, wrapping up four terms in office that included a run as the Democratic nominee for vice president.
A Long Island menorah that survived Sandy will be taking center stage at the White House Hanukkah party Thursday evening.
The drive in Central Park was packed Saturday morning with the usual: people walking their dogs, kids playing, bikers and runners — lots and lots of runners.
The ING New York City Marathon has been canceled amid growing criticism from those who felt the city should focus its efforts on cleanup and rebuilding in the wake of Sandy.
It was expected to be the match to launch the rivalry. The NY Knicks vs. The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center Thursday night. Instead, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged that the game be delayed, and the NBA agreed.
As many as 4 million customers in the tri-state area are without power Tuesday due to the high winds and flooding that accompanied the massive storm that hit the area.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
A Long Island-based animal rescue group is one of a handful that help bring back animals saved by soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq as the military draws down its presence. But unlike others, this group has been focusing on pairing veterans or their families with the stray animals.
Two local app developers are finalists in a Department of Veterans Affairs contest to help reduce Veteran homelessness.
Colored pieces of chalk and a bit of sidewalk is usually the artistic domain of kids. But one upstate New York has been creating colorful drawings using the concrete sidewalks as his canvas for over 30 years.
The art of survival is getting an exhibit of its own at a gallery in the Lower East Side. The artist wanted to highlight survival skills from building your own shelter to skinning and eating animals throughout the show. And one of the animals highlighted is a city critter: the rat.
From “Mad Men” to “Girls” to “Boardwalk Empire” — the biggest winner at the Emmy nominations may have been New York City.
Thousands of people are expected to run the Achilles Hope & Possibility race on Sunday, which supports athletes with disabilities. Among the participants will be a group of wounded warriors – many of whom traveled from Walter Reed to participate in their first race.
Weather permitting, people in North America will get to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus. Over the course of several hours, Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun. It’s not expected to happen again for 105 years. Watch a Live Stream of the transit.