Each weekend, hundreds of Irish immigrants in the city gather to watch and play Gaelic football in Gaelic Park. The high intensity sport played on a patch of green on W. 240th Street across from Van Cortland Park is parts rugby, soccer and football.
The City Council voted Tuesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the so-called prevailing wage bill on Tuesday — meaning some building employees working at developments that benefit from city funds will soon earn more money.
Gardeners and flower lovers can score free tulip bulbs this week by visiting Greeley Square in midtown Manhattan. Daffodils and ivy are also up for grabs, on a first-come-first served basis, for New Yorkers willing to get their hands a little dirty.
Red admiral butterflies have been attracting attention all over the city and throughout New Jersey this weekend. Scientists agree that the abundance of these flower-loving creatures is an unusual occurrence.
On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that curators say resonate strongly with the economic struggles faced by many at present. Check out a slideshow of works in the show.
One in three funeral homes in the city aren’t respecting New Yorkers’ right to have pricing information available, according to a city investigation released Wednesday.
The City Council waded into the issue of how much street vendors should be fined for infractions large and small. There was a committee hearing on several bills, including one that would decrease the maximum fine levied on vendors from $1,000 to $250, and another that would revise the escalating fine structure.
The Bloomberg administration is on board with proposed legislation that may eliminate the "Wild West" atmosphere of intercity buses that many officials say is wreaking havoc on city streets, especially in Chinatown.
About 100 protesters gathered outside Foley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan on tax day to rally against U.S corporations, which they claim do not pay their fair share of taxes.
The City Council is considering legislation to help prevent elevator accidents like the one that killed an advertising executive in December.
About two dozen activists on Monday protested Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to bring waste-to-energy plants that would generate energy from burning trash to New York City.
City Council member Margaret Chin and representatives from Community Board 1 protested the governor’s proposed downsizing of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center.
About 400 elementary school children from PS11, the Highbridge School, participated in a neighborhood march for peace Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx.
The upside to this year’s mild winter in New York City is that fewer potholes need to be fixed. But the downside is that it’s still taking too long to fix other problems, according to some City Council members.
Studio executives in Hollywood just turned a shade greener. Or so Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes. He and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Steiner Studios chief Douglas Steiner and cast members from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire to cut the ribbon on five new soundstages at Steiner Studios.
When some Bay Ridge residents heard about a new reality show being shot on their turf, they were excited that their oft-forgotten corner of Brooklyn might steal the spotlight from Brooklyn's trendier neighborhoods. That is, until they saw the trailer for "Brooklyn 11223," which debuts on the Oxygen network on Monday night. Watch it here.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other members of the Council rallied in support of the New York State Dream Act at City Hall on Tuesday – increasing pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo to add the act to the budget.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection wants to improve ways to prevent sewage from polluting local waterways during heavy rainfalls through a long-term plan involving green infrastructure.
The New York City Public Design Commission voted to replace a stretch of the Coney Island boardwalk with concrete and synthetic wood, after a tense hearing Monday in which residents and preservationists expressed their staunch opposition to the proposed plan.