Many voters say they forgot to flip the ballot over in Tuesday's election and vote on the referenda questions on the back. According to a WNYC analysis of the Associated Press election results, 25 percent of voters didn't answer any of the questions.
One of the big winners in Tuesday's elections was the gaming industry. A referendum approved by voters permits seven more casinos to be built — four upstate and three in the New York City metro area after a seven-year waiting period.
If New York voters approve the casino ballot initiative, what kind of revenue might it generate? And what impact could there be on local businesses?
Security for the New York marathon is expected to cost $1 million, double the cost of the last race, according to the New York Road Runners. The NYPD will be monitoring hundreds of cameras along the route, as well as deploying 43 bomb-sniffing dogs.
What kind of boardwalk would you like to walk on? One with smooth concrete or or one that's rougher? Colorful or sparkly? The Parks Department is seeking input from the public before it finalizes plans to rebuild the Sandy-damaged boardwalk in the Rockaways.
For many kids this Halloween starts first thing in the morning. WNYC stopped by a couple of elementary schools to see what's in this season.
On the anniversary of Sandy, the hospital marked the occasion in an unusual way: by holding a birthday party for the babies who had been evacuated after the storm hit back, and inviting the news media along.
Life changed for thousands in our region almost a year ago when Sandy blew in. For Raul Romero, a resident of Rockaway Beach, that change is most evident every morning when he boards the Sea-Streak Ferry for his morning commute.
Ellis Island is open to visitors again for the first time since Sandy destroyed some of its infrastructure. It's a little empty, though. The artifacts from the immigration museum won't return until the spring.
Some homeowners in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy are ignoring federal guidelines to prepare for the effects of climate change when they rebuild.
Madison Square Garden unveiled a $1 billion renovation Thursday. The Garden now features a viewing platform at the top of the arena, gourmet taco and bar-b-que concessions, and memorabilia, like a vintage Zamboni and boxing scales on display.
The Coney Island library on Mermaid Avenue received a $2.7 million upgrade after it was damaged by Sandy. It re-opened Wednesday, see photos of the renovated library, which includes futuristic-looking chairs, a ceiling made of reclaimed boardwalk planks and vintage Coney Island photos on the walls.
Even if the police decide to scale back, volunteers and relatives said they will not stop looking for Avonte Oquendo, the ninth grader who ran away from his school over two weeks ago.
Rockaway resident John Cori says the loss of the beloved boardwalk is a daily reminder of the storm and how far the area has to go. As someone who used to work at the World Trade Center, he say it reminds him of the physical losses of that tragedy.
On Friday, the elusive British artist known as Banksy continued his month-long street art show with his latest piece — a truck of squeaking stuffed animals delivered to the Meatpacking District.
In the New York area there are nearly 46,000 federal employees —and many of them have been on furlough since Oct. 1, because they're considered non-essential. Shawnee Swinton is one of them. She's a Health and Human Services civil rights investigator. She's worried about the work piled up in her office, but she's also worried about how she'll pay her bills if the furlough continues much longer.
Over 16,000 people have registered in the last week for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. They're applying for a piece of the $2.8 billion in federal funds, designated to help anyone whose fallen ill from exposure at Ground Zero.
U.S. District Judge Charles Haight opened Tuesday's hearing by calling the Handschu Decree a volcano that occasionally erupts.
Commuters on the New Haven line are scrambling to get in and out of the city following last week's power failure. While Con-Ed works to replace a damaged feeder cable, the MTA has created four Park and Ride lots for Metro-North commuters. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen rode a shuttle bus from one of these lots. Here's what happened.
This week, much of the public trust that comes with high restaurant letter grades might have been lost. One man was arrested for distributing fake letter grade cards to nine city restaurants, and another two were arrested for trying to bribe health inspectors. But do New Yorkers care?