For New York City students it was a beginning. But for Mayor Michael Bloomberg it was his last chance to observe the start of the school year after almost 12 years running the nation's largest public school district.
With a crowded democratic mayoral primary and several relatively unknown candidates in other races, mail boxes are being bombarded with campaign flyers. Despite the importance of a robust social media presence direct mail is still a major component of any campaign.
Biking to BAM? Lock up your wheels on the newest invention in the David Byrne Alphabet. The musician/writer teamed up with a local artist to create a bike parking area unveiled Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
When school resumes next week there will be several hundred fewer school bus routes, according to sources representing the largest 20 school bus companies. This comes after a court injunction ordered companies to restore pay cuts enacted after a month-long strike by drivers and matrons.
At the start of summer, the Rockaways looked more like a construction zone than a beach destination. Its popular concession stand was still being renovated. The boardwalk that spanned most of the neighborhood’s 6.2 miles was washed away. Work trucks and trash littered the beach.
As the U.S. weighs a possible military intervention in Syria after an alleged chemical attack on civilians outside of Damascus last week, immigrants in the metro area from countries involved in the Arab Spring are divided about how involved the U.S. should be in Syria.
The city is installing 20 school-zone speed cameras that will operate around the clock — but officials aren't disclosing their location.
The NYPD shot at suspects in four separate incidents over three days – and although none of the shootings were fatal, they come at a time of increased scrutiny of the department.
A transgender woman from the Bronx who spent three years in jail as a man has some advice for the Army intelligence officer formerly known as Bradley Manning: get counseling.
The average annual cost to house an inmate in New York City is more than $167,731,according to a report issued by the Independent Budget Office.
The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.
A federal task force charged with developing a Sandy-rebuilding strategy is calling to strengthen the region's electrical grids, protect gas supply chains and fortify coastlines, according to report released Monday.
The city formally filed an appeal to a federal judge's ruling that imposes reforms on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics. It's asking for a stay to delay Judge Shira Scheindlin from appointing an independent monitor to the NYPD.
In Egypt, more than 600 people are dead after violent clashes between authorities and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. On a stretch of road in Astoria, Queens, known as "Little Egypt," Egyptians are fearfully watching for what will happen next.
Republican state senators are the top recipients of campaign contributions from New York City's real estate industry, but over 70 percent of the politicians receiving these funds are not from the city, reported the non-profit advocacy group Common Cause New York.
A federal judge ruled that parts of the city's stop-and-frisk policy are unconstitutional. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to appeal the decision, claiming the judge was biased against the NYPD. But legal experts say say that won't be easy to prove.
Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising.
The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.
Within 90 days the New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses it has collected during stops and frisks. Those are the terms of a settlement the city reached with the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The New York City Parks Department is reviewing its tree management procedures after a 30-year-old pregnant women was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on Sunday.