The five Democratic candidates running to become the next public advocate — known as the city's watchdog — faced off in a debate at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Experiments in the life sciences, taxi technology and bike sharing are helping regular people do DIY scientific research and transform the way they get around.
At the Genspace community biolab in Downtown Brooklyn, citizen scientists are coming together to explore the basics of biology — and maybe discover something that will transform our lives.
Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.
Congressman Rush Holt is a rocket scientist and five-time Jeopardy champ. Congressman Frank Pallone helped write the Affordable Care Act and has the support of late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s son Josh and his family.
Sheila Oliver made a name for herself as the first African American woman to lead a legislative house in New Jersey. Now she hopes to be the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
In Tuesday’s primary for the special election to fill the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat, Republican and independent voters in New Jersey can choose between two -- very similar -- candidates.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has spent the week sparring with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and scooping up Democratic endorsements from a growing group of so-called Christiecrats. Is it 2016 already? Not quite. But Christie's gubernatorial re-election campaign is starting to look a little, well, presidential.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 90 percent of traceable guns used in city crimes in 2011 came from elsewhere, putting New Yorkers at the mercy of other states' gun laws.
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.
After a fatal boating accident killed a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, officials are reminding recreational boaters they must obey the same laws as motorists when it comes to driving under the influence.
WNYC took a look at seven stories you may have missed this week during Weiner Watch 2013 (part II).
City officials broke ground Thursday for a new park at the southern end of Governors Island that will use debris, dirt and remnants of an imploded building to create sloping landscapes and winding pathways.
The survey also found Weiner’s unfavorability is at its highest levels of the campaign season, and that’s helping Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She is now the frontrunner among Democratic voters, up nine points over Weiner, who still leads Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio. The poll’s margin of error is 4.2 percent.
The New York City Council took the first step in a long process to remake Penn Station, Wednesday. It voted overwhelmingly to limit the lease on Madison Square Garden, which sits atop nation's busiest transit hub.
Wrangling over the future of financially-strapped Long Island College Hospital – or LICH – in Brooklyn continues.
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The New York City Housing Authority is doing outreach to the elderly during the heat wave — but some seniors who live in public housing say the city could be doing much more.
As the intense heat leads to power outages in some parts of the city, residents are exploring strategies to stay cool.
Folks at Citi Field will roll out the red carpet for tonight’s baseball All Star Game. But some nearby business owners in Willets Point say they feel like a doormat.