Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.
After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union on Monday, seeking to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Yankees slugger should be suspended for an entire season for using performance enhancing drugs. The suspension bars Rodriguez for 162 games including potential playoff appearances.
It's downright frigid in New York today.
The passing of Nelson Mandela has the entire world reflecting on his influence — positive and negative.
New York Magazine, long known as a cultural touchstone and pioneer in the magazine journalism world, is going bi-weekly.
Online gaming in New Jersey officially began Monday at midnight. After a soft rollout last week gaming regulators green-lit six online casinos in the Garden State. New Jersey now joins Delaware and Nevada as the only other states to offer legal online betting with real money.
Voter turnout on Election Day Tuesday appears to have set a record low of 24 percent. Slightly more than one million of New York City’s 4.3 million registered voters cast their ballots.
Are big department stores taking the uproar over "shop and frisk" seriously?
Space fans can now explore the mysterious world of dark energy and dark matter at the American Museum of Natural History.
A 1950's cancer study that used down-and-out men on the Bowery as subjects has now been deemed unethical by medical researchers. The New York Times reports a Columbia University medical researcher promised the men a warm bed and food in exchange for surgical biopsies of their prostates, but did not carefully warn them of potential risks.
It's the last day of campaigning for the two candidates in New Jersey's special Senate election.
Voters in New York will not only pick a new mayor next month, they will also decide whether the state should have more casino gambling.
The American Planning Association today announced its 2013 list of great places in America -- and it includes Grand Central Terminal and Newark's Branch Brook Park.
There will be no opening night concert at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday. The organization has canceled its season-opening performance after a strike by the local stagehands union.
some of them make more tan 400-thousand a year....some more...than finance director ...
This year's list of the 24 fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation includes a number of musicians, writers and academics from the region, as well as a doctor pioneering a new type of health care network in the inner city.
The Metropolitan Opera will welcome back its maestro Tuesday night.
They span from borough to borough and county to county but bridges in the New York and New Jersey area are in trouble.