If wind speeds aren’t prohibitive Monday, a steel column will be lifted on top of the existing framework of 1 World Trade Center, making it New York’s new tallest building. WNYC digital producer Stephen Nessen spent a lot of time on the site of 1WTC this summer. He explains what it took to make a structure this massive.
Move over Empire State Building, there's a new "tallest building" in the city. On Monday afternoon, 1 World Trade Center took the title when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.
What the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden lacked in flowers, it made up for in colorful characters. The cherry blossoms bloomed two weeks ago, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Japanese subculture fans from dressing like manga and comic book heroes, and gothic Little Bo Peeps.
PHOTOS. Enterprise zoomed around the city, riding piggyback on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip included flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum before landing at Kennedy Airport.
Former New York state Sen. Carl Kruger was given a seven-year prison sentence Thursday after telling the court he was "broken" and "destroyed" for his role in an influence peddling case.
NYPD officers and FBI agents continue to search a Soho basement for remains of a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979.
It’s been more than 30 years since Etan Patz disappeared. While law enforcement official dig up a Soho basement in search of clues, Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, a forensic scientist at John Jay College Criminal Justice, discusses the likelihood of finding remains at the site and how the FBI — if they find something — will determine whether it belongs to Etan.
As many as 50 NYPD officers and FBI agents using jackhammers and saws began digging in a Soho basement Friday where a cadaver dog detected human remains in recent weeks, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.
Dozens of NYPD officers FBI agents began scouring the basement of a Soho building Thursday, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.
The rickety wood docks and faux-boat house at the South Street Seaport are a rustic charm to some. But now, a proposal for replacing the boxy red structure known as Pier 17 with a three-story glass building that includes an expansive rooftop auditorium is drawing attention.
The hosts of the anarchist book fair in Lower Manhattan where officials say anarchists met before going on to injure two police officers and attempt to smash a Starbucks window this weekend, say the incidents were an unfortunate aberration.
A judge says he won't rule immediately on whether to dismiss a hotel maid's lawsuit alleging that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in New York City.
Balancing 27 stories above midtown Manhattan on a recent afternoon, ironworker Kaniehtakeron ‘Geggs’ Martin straddled an I-beam on top of a rising skyscraper on 55th Street and grabbed a steel beam out of the air with a steady gloved hands.
The South Street Seaport Museum has been missing a key piece of its maritime collection since January: the Ambrose lightship. The vessel, built in 1908, was sent over to Staten Island for repairs. Flanked by an FDNY water boat salute — streams of water announcing her return — the Ambrose docked at home on Monday.
Jenny Hou is a 25-year-old Rutgers graduate who grew up in Beijing, loves to talk about food and is a big fan of the Knicks standout Jeremy Lin.
Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez lies in an unmarked grave at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. But that's about to change thanks to a few Rodriguez enthusiasts and a generous donation from a musician and Latin music producer.
A day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie described reports of NYPD surveillance targeting Muslims in Newark as “disturbing,” many of those monitored said they were stunned to learn that the department had singled out their businesses, schools and mosques.
When protests first began in Syria last year, many exiles in the region were reluctant to voice their opposition out of concern for family back home. However, as the government crack down has grown more violent, Syrians in the area are no longer staying silent.
The parents of an unarmed man who was shot dead by police earlier this month in his Bronx home describe their son as a loving teen who babysat his cousins, helped neighbors with groceries and got along with everyone.
A New York City police detective was released from the hospital Wednesday following a subway station shootout that resulted in the suspect's death, police said.