The New York Public Library is introducing a new research tool to help track down past city residents through old telephone directories. The release of this new feature coincides with the first-ever online release of the 1940 U.S. Census Bureau data by thee National Archives.
An upstate New York landowners group may have found a way to get around the state's de facto moratorium on shale gas drilling — by using propane instead of water for hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized a group of labor unions on Friday for withdrawing financial support from a high-profile legislative summit in Albany over the recent approval of the state's new pension system.
A former city housing official pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering conspiracy and bribery charges.
People looking for a nice day at the beach this summer may be in for some sticker shock. Parking a car at some area beaches will cost 50- to 100-percent more this summer than last.
Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend so set your clocks ahead one hour by 2am Sunday.
Sotheby's auction house announced Tuesday that one of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will go on the block on May 2. It estimates the work will sell for $80 million or more.
Getting around Lower Manhattan will be a challenge Tuesday due to the ticker-tape parade celebrating the Giants Super Bowl win. Some subway stops and roads are expected to be closed.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is putting up yogurt, bagels, and cheesecake against pies, chowder, and chips in a Super Bowl bet with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
The MTA said an offer by a City Councilman from Queens to pay for shuttle bus service along the No. 7 line while it is shut down on the weekends is not feasible.
A group of Upper East Side residents rallied Sunday to show their opposition to a plan to raze a playground to make way for a new building based on deal made over 25 years ago.
A security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport stalled flights and delayed passengers for hours on Saturday afternoon. Terminal 8 at Kennedy airport was evacuated just after 4PM.
According to a report from the Associated Press, the security breach involved a passenger getting off a flight from Florida ...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a Christmas morning announcement that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will emerge from eight years of federal oversight.
The mayor paid a visit to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant after a federal judge this week ruled the DEP has made enough improvements for ...
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is calling on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to investigate an improper police response to an alleged anti-gay bias crime in Hell's Kitchen early yesterday morning:
KELLY: When the police officers responded to the crime that they were not sensitive to the victim and the report says that ...
Governor Corzine's office has been served with federal subpoenas in connection with a corruption investigation into the failed EnCap project in the Meadowlands. New Jersey State Attorney General Anne Milgram tells WNYC's Brian Lehrer the subpoenas are for documents issued during the Cody and McGreevey Administrations.
MIGRAM: The subpoenas do not ...