An eight-foot bronze statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was dedicated at the northwest corner of Central Park on Tuesday.
A Lower East Side trolley tunnel could be transformed into the city's first underground park, complete with greenery and a so-called remote skylight. The proposed park is called Delancey Underground because it would sit in a tunnel underneath Delancey St. near the base of the Williamsburg Bridge.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will debut a new subway map on its website called The Weekender. It will show weekend service disruptions as blinking lights and allow riders to search for problem areas by station, line or borough.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and nearby Green-Wood Cemetery are still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene, nearly three weeks after it ripped through Kings County.
It is a season of cataclysms. And it's time to add another to the list: New York City's countless art galleries are now out of summer hibernation for the fall openings. That means the city will see itself deluged by an end-of-days storm of architectural eyewear, deconstructed designer clothing and incredibly cheap chardonnay.
To help ease your way through this veritable tornado of air kissing, we've teamed up with WNYC's digital guru John Keefe to create an incredibly handy downloadable map and mobile phone guide to the Chelsea fall art openings.
The FDNY said nearly half of the applicants for its new exam are minorities as the department continues its efforts to recruit and attract a more diverse force.
Professors at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University are back in the classroom after ratifying a new five-year contract Monday, ending a nearly week-long strike.
In this week's Arts File, Lance Luckey speaks with independent radio producer Craig Havighurst about a recent raid of Gibson Guitar by the Justice Department.
The storm that brought the city to a standstill over the weekend with soaking rains and high winds has the potential to disorient erds of thousands of birds at the peak of their annual August migration.
On this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Eddie Robinson to discuss Hurricane Irene's political implications and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech from Friday.
New York City was largely spared from the wrath of Tropical Storm Irene, but the storm claimed lives in upstate New York and suburbs as residents around the tri-state remained awash in flood waters and hundreds of thousands were without power.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large for Merriam-Webster, about the words added to the Collegiate Dictionary this year.
On this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Kerry Nolan to discuss the advance by Libyan rebels into the heart of Tripoli.
Haitians who were granted temporary protected status by the Department of Homeland Security after the devastating earthquake last year — many of whom live in Flatbush and other Brooklyn neighborhoods — have until Monday, August 22nd to reapply for the designation if they wish to stay in the country until January 2013.