PHOTOS. The 48th floor at 7 World Trade Center is being used as a make-shift artist's loft. The building's developer, Larry Silverstein, and his newest tenant, the law firm WilmerHale, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other agencies involved in building the environmentally friendly office space toured the floor on Tuesday.
The first green lease was signed by a commercial tenant Tuesday in what Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes will become blueprint for future leases and help cut the city's emissions.
The Obama administration's decision to move the trial of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others from federal court in Lower Manhattan to a military tribunal at Guantanamo has some concerned justice will be compromised in what one critic dubbed a "second tier system."
As the Yankees wound up for their Bronx home opener Thursday, fan Michael O'Hara and his wingman watched the game action from the comfort of a so-called fan cave in the East Village — where they will hunker down to watch 2,430 regular season baseball games this season.
PHOTOS. In what was billed as the world's largest bake sale, Grand Central Station was host to a variety of sweet and savory items from more than 30 city restaurants Tuesday during a charity fundraiser spearheaded by Food Network starlet and New York's first lady, Sandra Lee.
Joe Pearlman of New Brunswick, New Jersey, had never ventured into the heavily competitive world of online NCAA brackets before this year — but it has paid off grandly.
PHOTOS. Hundreds gathered at the Greenwich Village site of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 blaze that tore through the building and killed 146 workers in a tragedy that rocked the nation and paved the way for unions.
When the fire broke out on the eighth floor at the Triangle Waist Company Joseph Zito continued doing his job. The 27-year-old Italian immigrant with a solid jaw and dark features kept the elevator running.
As the uncertainty about Japan's nuclear power plant continues, the largest flight attendants union says some of their members' families are pressuring them to avoid flying to Japan.
Though many stores in New York have sold out their stock of iodine tablets, an expert said there is little chance radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will reach New York.
The city is further cracking down on taxis that refuse to drive outside of Manhattan with a proposal for steeper fines and possibly revoking the license of repeat offenders. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday said such "geographic discrimination" is unacceptable and on the rise.
What is it like to be an early adopter of electric vehicles? President Barack Obama set a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 in his State of the Union, but today there are only a few hundred Americans driving electrics. Last November an attorney from White Plains traded his speedy Camaro in for a chance to be a test driver for the Chevrolet Volt, an electric car that he has used to commute 14 miles from his home to West Nyack.
During a break in the morning's rain, these three Italians did a slow-motion, choreographed walk around Union Square in honor of what they say is the "Global Day of slow living."
The city is abuzz with news that one of the NBA's top scorers, four-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will make his debut as a New York Knick at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night during a press conference. The team has not confirmed whether he will take the court.
One-thousand red lanterns hang at Market Street and Division Street in Chinatown to mark the final day of the two-week Chinese New Year celebration. (Stephen Nessen/ WNYC)
Next time trash is overflowing on your block or snow remains unplowed, New Yorkers can check if anyone else has called in the same complaint with the city's new 311 map.
The owners of St. Nicholas church in Lower Manhattan, the parish destroyed on 9/11, are now suing the Port Authority, claiming it did not fulfill a deal to rebuild the church.
PHOTOS. Clambering over a black and grey snow bank, Almando Martinez's foot sunk into crunchy ice. The 50-year-old plumber looked down and groaned. “It’s disgusting,” he said. “It’s the dirtiest I’ve ever seen.”
There were rats and dinosaurs, a life size caterpillar, several octopi, the Holland Tunnel, the Empire State Building and your standard snowman at Chelsea’s first High Line snowman competition on Thursday. There were 14 teams with builders ranging in ages from toddlers to professionals in their 30s.
PHOTOS: Artwork created by juvenile offenders on probation for graffiti crimes will soon add a splash of color to the drab white walls of Judge Lee Elkins 10th floor courtroom in Brooklyn family court, where he presided over many of the offenders' cases.