A New York City fire captain testified in Brooklyn federal court that minorities at the agency had often been subjected to racial harassment.
New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea broke down the fiscal budget during a City Council hearing Thursday — saying the 2011 budget is balanced but the fate of the 2012 budget rests in the hands of Congress.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that the color-coded terror alert system will be replaced next week by one that features two warnings: imminent and elevated.
Newly approved Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott joined students from 10 city schools in Bryant Park today to mark the ninth annual Poem in Your Pocket Day, an event to honor April as National Poetry Month.
Former Mayor Ed Koch said Monday that his bridge is "better than the George Washington Bridge."
Students and community leaders began planting crops in the first farm located in downtown Manhattan since New Amsterdam was founded on Monday.
The percentage of Latina high school students in New York City who attempted suicide once or more in 2009 was much higher than the average for all female students, according to statistics recently released by the Center for Disease Control.
Proposed cuts to the city's Parks Department — including scaling back hours of more than 1000 full-time employees — have some local union members up in arms.
City lawmakers urged the Bloomberg Administration not to cut staff and funds at the Administration for Children's Services a day after two employees were indicted on charges stemming from the death of a 4-year-old girl.
New Yorkers wishing to contest a ticket for parking, health or sanitation code violations no longer have to take their battle to Lower Manhattan. Now, they can go online.
Members of the City Council and community groups rallied outside City Hall on Monday in support of proposed legislation that would rank banks based on how much they invest in local neighborhoods.
The Pathmark grocery store in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn is closing, and local city lawmakers want to make sure it's replaced by another affordable option.
New Yorkers took advantage of warmer temperatures Monday -- and some even did a little spring cleaning.
On the day the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report was released, saying that the banks could have prevented the economic meltdown of 2008, few on Wall street seemed fazed by the news. Most people walking around the financial district didn't even know the report had been released, and very few said they would even read it beyond a general summary in the news. WNYC could only find one person who said she would read the entire report, and she didn't want to give her name.
Here's a selection of what people in the financial district told us:
A 10th anniversary September 11 commemorative coin is siphoning money away from the official memorial at the World Trade Center site and its advertisements are duping customers, two politicians charged Monday.