Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday he will invest his own money in a new, $130 million city initiative to help black and Latino men get ahead. The Bloomberg Administration calls it the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to reduce racial disparities.
Brooklyn residents and health care workers urged the state to help save struggling hospitals — many of which serve the borough's poorest citizens — before a panel charged with examining the viability of the hospitals on Thursday.
City officials and activists ripped into the city Wednesday for how it handled the Hudson River sewage spill last week — saying New Yorkers weren't properly notified of unsafe waters following a fire at a waste water treatment facility in Harlem.
The metropolitan area is under an excessive heat watch through Friday evening — and Con Ed is telling New Yorkers to brace for heat-related power outages.
Vendors at the largest fruit and vegetable market in Chinatown railed against the city's ticketing practices Wednesday, claiming they are the targeted more than any other market.
Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in New York — but more same-sex couples in New York City are already declaring their partnership with the Census Bureau.
Beaches in the New York area boast some of the lowest bacteria levels in the nation — even though most seaside retreats were especially filthy last year, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
As politicians in Albany wrangle over same-sex marriage, those in the business of nuptials are bracing a boom.
Glittered masses of mermaids and mermen will gather on Brooklyn's shores Saturday for Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade — the deep-sea display on dry land that is homage to Brooklyn's old-time Mardi Gras Parade and has marked the unofficial start of the summer each year since its start in 1983.
Employees at Queens-based Elmhurst Dairy joined local officials in front of City Hall Wednesday to protest Starbucks' plan to stop buying milk from Elmhurst Dairy in Jamaica, Queens, the only dairy plant left in the city.