Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s credit rating agency, and economists had mixed reactions. WNYC spoke with Steven Leslie, managing editor of financial services for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s credit rating agency, and economists had mixed reactions. WNYC spoke Andrew Ang, the Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business, Chair of the Finance and Economics Division, at the Columbia Business School.
After walking off the job for 3 days in a row, most workers at the World Trade Center returned Thursday morning after their contracts were extended for another 2 weeks. A contingent of over 50 concrete and cement workers, whose contracts do not restrict them from striking, held out for about an hour.
All concrete workers at the World Trade Center site are expected to be back on the job Thursday, following three days off the job on what many called a "silent strike."
Laborers at the World Trade Center walked off the site Tuesday for the second day amid contract negotiations. Nearly 200 cement workers, whose contracts expired on July 1, were joined Tuesday by carpenters at the World Trade Center site and other cement workers from around the city.
Kirk Arsenault, 47, was a top-rate demolisher when he was hired to remove debris at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Now, he says he takes 27 types of medication to treat a host of ailments — and the release of a report this week that found no link between the terror attacks and cancer could mean he wont be eligible for compensation from the Zadroga Act.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg selected family court judge Ronald Richter to be the next head of the Administration for Children's services, a day after child services chief John Mattingly resigned from his post.
The Harlem sewage wastewater treatment plant dumped 200 million gallons of sewage into the Hudson last week — and over the course of a year, 30 billion gallons of combined rain and sewage overflow is released into the New York harbor, according to the captain of the Hudson Riverkeeper boat, John Lipscomb.
The hardware store clerk accused of brutally killing a Brooklyn boy frequented karaoke bars, dreamed of appearing on "American Idol" and wanted kids of his own some day, his ex-wife told WNYC.
The man accused of abducting and brutally killing an 8-year-old boy in Borough Park, Brooklyn, this week was "creepy" and kept to himself, according to co-workers and neighbors.
WNYC got a look at the a half-mile long connection hub known as the Fulton Street Transit Center, which isn't expected to be completed until 2016. The renovation process has uncovered historic tile work and new mosaics are also being installed.
Amid a phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid News of the World in the U.K. last week, experts say newspapers in the U.S. employ self-policing ethical standards that can often walk the line of decency.
Four years after two firefighters died in a blaze that broke out at the condemned Deutsche Bank Building, the case against a subcontractor and construction workers facing manslaughter charges came to a close Wednesday — yielding one misdemeanor conviction and a flurry of acquittals.
Much has changed since the documentary "Dark Days" put New York City's gritty underground on the map 10 years ago — drawing a homeless community living beneath Manhattan out of the shadows and onto the silver screen.
On Friday evening as New York became the sixth state to approve same-sex marriage, hundreds gathered outside of the historic Stonewall Inn to celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality bill.
Nearly a year ago, 20-year-old high school dropout Benjamin was arrested in a gang-related slaying. Today, he is an award-winning student who was selected to speak before his peers at the first high school graduation for inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
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. See a slideshow.
The wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner was notably absent from her husband's side Thursday as the fallen politician announced his resignation from Congress after he confessed to carrying on sexually charged relationships with several women online.
New York is one vote away from approving a gay marriage bill, and in the West Village — a Mecca for the nation's gay liberation movement of the 60s and 70s — residents are waiting for what many call a long-overdue change to the law.
A bill on gay marriage in New York is close to being introduced with one Republican senator pledging support and the minority leader saying he will not try to sway GOP voters, New York could become the seventh state to allow same-sex marriage, and prominent New Yorkers are weighing in on the contentious legislation.