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.
The Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez, born 100 years ago, was a heavy man, who wore sharp suits, big round glasses and is often credited as the godfather of salsa music. Yet, there is nary a street commemorating his contributions, nor a marker at his grave in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade along the Canyon of Heroes, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.
As the New York Giants ride up the “Canyon of Heroes,” waving to admiring fans, shredded paper, once ticker tape, now recycled unprinted newspaper, will rain down on the Super Bowl champs.
Several Muslim and interfaith groups demonstrated at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Friday to call for more police oversight and protest against what they say are discriminatory practices in the department.
In honor of the latest Weegee photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography, titled Murder Is My Business, WNYC tagged along with a modern crime photographer from the New York Daily News to see how shooting for the tabloids has changed from the days when Weegee was shooting lurid images of fresh murders and breaking news.
At a community center on Division Street in Manhattan, a 59-year old Chinese immigrant in a baggy grey sweater and a baseball cap pulled low recently was helping elderly residents sign up for free classes.
Douglas Duncan has been grabbing the bull by the horns for half his life. The 24-year-old from Alvin, Texas, faced a different sort of bull Thursday afternoon. He was standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, waiting for the end of trading so he could ring the closing bell.
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity
When the nearly 12,000-pound Waterford Crystal ball is lowered Saturday, New Year’s Eve, and confetti rains down on almost 1 million revelers, 1,500 rookie officers will be getting a first taste of crowd control, many restaurants will be brimming with customers and taxis will be out in full force.
Office cleaners and building management returned to the bargaining table Wednesday for round-the-clock discussions, attempting to settle on a four year contract before the January 1 deadline. Members of the union, 32BJ, have ordered a strike if a deal is not reached, and say both sides are at loggerheads now.
A New York year in photos takes you to unexpected places: from below Second Ave, to the soaring heights of the World Trade Center. Below is a collection of some of my favorite photos shot in 2011.
It was tumultuous year with soaring highs, and heart breaking lows, providing a glut of stories to follow and keep up with. From the Arab spring to the disaster in Japan, to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Here in New York, after battling a harsh winter, the city played host to the birth of protest movement that quickly spread around the world. We lost a Congressman and legalized gay marriage. Here is the year in stories.
AUDIO SLIDESHOW. WNYC takes a look back at the year that was: the noteworthy news-makers, the career-ending scandals, the historic uprisings, just to name a few of the headline-grabbers. Take a look at memories from 2011.
The family of Private Danny Chen have found some relief after the U.S. Army charged eight soldiers in the death of the 19-year old soldier from New York City.
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.
Thousands of grim-faced officers gathered at a small Roman Catholic Church in Long Island on Monday to mourn the loss of Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the force who was remembered as a dedicated cop and loving dad.