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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Talks broke down Thursday between Transport Workers Local Union 100 and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Members of TWU gathered in the lobby of New York City Transit headquarters in Lower Manhattan and accused the authority of bargaining in the media, instead of at the negotiation table.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the blasting involved in creating the Second Avenue subway line has not increased air pollution.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rutgers University has scored a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The school's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) was one of 22 institutions to get the federal grants this year.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Subways and busses are still running even though no contract has been reached between the MTA and roughly 34,000 New York City Transport Workers Union Local 100 members.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Barricades surrounding Zuccotti Park, which served as a camp for Occupy Wall Street protesters, were removed Tuesday, allowing protesters to stream back in.
Monday, January 02, 2012
On Tuesday, Iowans will go to the polls for the Iowa caucuses, the first major electoral event of 2012 presidential elections. And while the open field of GOP presidential hopefuls has amped up nationwide media coverage of the caucuses, here in New York, some voters say they're suffering from caucus fatigue.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Droves of shoppers used a day off from work to venture to the region's outlet malls during a holiday season that was a mixed bag for retailers, experts said.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The two month payroll tax cut extension agreed to by congressional leaders will save New York's economy $1.2 billion, according to analysis from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Nordstrom's Soho concept store — Treasure and Bond — will soon know how much money it has raised for two city charities at the close of its first quarter of business.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Long Island Power Authority has selected PSEG to manage its electric transmission and distribution.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
It’s that time of year again — tourists are shopping in the city’s landmark stores and the tree at Rockefeller Center is aglow in thousands of lights. It must be time to think about another New York ritual: the holiday bonus for the super and doorman.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Construction continues on the developer Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. Disruption is worse at night, especially for Prospect Heights residents. That’s when work crews spill onto Flatbush Avenue and snarl traffic. The work is testing some residents' patience.
Monday, November 21, 2011
A new ballet company, directed by two principal dancers of two major companies, made its debut Monday night at the Joyce Theater. WQXR's Janet Babin reports.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Regulators still can't find millions of customer funds missing at brokerage house MF Global, which filed for bankruptcy last month, but a rule change might give other brokerage houses less room to fudge the whereabouts of client funds in the future.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The holidays sales season officially gets underway around Thanksgiving. But for Macy's, it's almost like Christmas came early. The retailer posted strong third quarter results.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters say they represent the 99 percent of the population that’s not wealthy. It’s a big percentage, and includes all kinds of people and income levels. But while Occupy Wall Street may have sparked a global protest, the message has failed to resonate in some of New York’s poorest communities.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Jon Bon Jovi's "pay-what-you-can" charity restaurant, Soul Kitchen, in Red Bank, New Jersey, opened for business on Tuesday. Diners pay what they can, and if they have no money, they can work in the restaurant or perform some community service in exchange for their meal.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
New York City's rental market remained tight in the third quarter. Figures analyzed by Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers found that rents rose when consessions, like free gym memberships or one month free rent, were taken into account.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The State Comptroller's office says budget targets for New York City and New York state will likely fall short this year. The reason is a drop in Wall Street revenues.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Fall is officially underway, and that means cold weather is inevitable. With the cooler air, come struggles between landlords and tenants about heat.