The city is shutting down the Brooklyn Banks, a beloved Manhattan skate park that's been a destination for visiting skateboarders since it was built in the early 1970s.
The Department of Transportation say the ...
"The Oscars of the East Coast," is what Donatella Versace called Monday night's Costume Institute Gala Benefit event at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art -- and the event was certainly as glitzy as any Hollywood production. Stars in their fanciest fashions strolled down the red carpet to celebrate ...
Today is Arbor Day and for Million Trees NYC, an initiative with NYC Parks and NY Restoration Project, that means it's practically Christmas! To celebrate their holiday, Million Trees enlisted volunteers to plant 70 trees in a Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Million Trees NYC relies on community ...
After years of waiting, Bronx residents now have an upgraded, $35 million Macombs Dam Park to be proud of.
The state-of-the-art park is built on the rooftop of the two-story Ruppert Plaza ...
'Could you please repeat the word?' asked 10-year-old Arvind Mahankali of Forest Hills Montessori School.
The word was repeated.
'C-A-L-U-M-N-Y. Calumny,' Mahankali said. ...
Hundreds of flights were canceled, the Port Authority remains open, but Greyhound, Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Peter Pan Lines buses have been canceled today and students were off from school -- only the ninth time since 1982, but the second time this year.
As of mid-day, the snow accumulation measures ...
Eleven years have passed since Amadou Diallo, an unarmed 22 year old from Guinea, was killed by four New York City police officers in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building. Just after midnight on February 4th, 1999, 41 shots were fired at Diallo in the doorway to his Bronx ...
NEW YORK, NY January 14, 2010 —City plans for speeding up buses on First and Second Avenues do not include physically separating the buses from other traffic. But the new designs do include miles of protected bike lanes.
NEW YORK, NY January 12, 2010 —Transit advocates have a plan to avert the service cuts the MTA is proposing to implement this summer. They say, use a small portion of the money that's being allocated to big capital construction projects. But MTA officials say that would be sacrificing the transit system's future for short-term gains.
NEW YORK, NY January 11, 2010 —As the MTA considers making deep service cuts to deal with a nearly $400 million budget gap, elected officials from South Brooklyn are pushing back. Bay Ridge councilman Vincent Gentile wants the commuter tax reinstated.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter recently announced he won't run for reelection in 2010, leaving wide speculation about who will succeed him. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was in the midst of recording an interview with The Takeaway on Wednesday afternoon when Ritter called Hickenlooper to talk about what the job entails. Hickenlooper took the call, called us back, and strongly implied that he's considering running for governor.
NEW YORK, NY January 06, 2010 —The MTA's top financial officer quietly retired last week after 30 years at the agency. As the MTA's unofficial No. 2 man, Gary Dellaverson made key financial decisions for the beleaguered transit authority.
NEW YORK, NY December 17, 2009 —The MTA board has approved an austerity plan to close a nearly $400-million funding gap by eliminating the W and Z subway lines, and more than 20 bus routes.
The federal government is on the verge of spending billions of dollars on highways and public transit projects, beginning in 2010. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood views this as a historic moment in American history, when federal money will back policy aimed at getting Americans off the highways, out of our cars and into public transit and high-speed rail. LaHood steps through the many areas of American life in which he's now shaping policy.
NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman at the time, warned reporters a few days later it wouldn't be easy.
NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —The board members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have approved service cuts to the city's train and bus systems. The changes, intended to trim the MTA's budget, include cuts to student metrocards, as well as eliminating the W and Z subway lines and two dozen bus routes.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Copenhagen this week to take part in the Climate Summit for Mayors. Last week, the Mayor passed his Greener, Greater, Buildings Plan, and this week he hopes to inspire leaders from other cities to follow suit. With cities around the worldproducing more than 80 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions, changes in urban systems can have green effects globally. We speak with Bloomberg from Copenhagen.
NEW YORK, NY December 08, 2009 —The MTA is warning about new financial problems. The transportation authority says a new payroll tax on metropolitan-area businesses has generated less revenue than expected.