The City Council passed a landmark paid sick leave bill on Wednesday. The bill, which would require five paid sick days a year, would affect 300,000 New Yorkers and apply to businesses with 20 or more employees starting April 1, 2014.
"Everything has been surreal for me for the past 30 years, it just adds onto another completely odd moment. Some of them have been very happy, some of them have been very sad. Today has been both of those." — Ad-Rock, Beastie Boys
The New York Post refers to Liu as an “embattled” politician while the Hong Kong-based World Journal refers to Liu as "a model Chinese politician."
"It is its an aggressive fish," said angler Noel Rodriguez. "It's something that has to get out of this water."
On the Rockaway peninsula in Queens catastrophic damages from Sandy are still visible, and many residents and business owners wonder if anyone will come to a beach that’s still under construction this summer.
While all New York City school buildings damaged by Sandy are operational, one school just over city lines on Long Island took a little longer to re-open. Students returned to a renovated facility on Monday.
The NYPD and a national laboratory will be studying how chemical weapons could spread in the air and throughout the subway system this summer in what is the first study of its kind in such a large urban environment.
The Bronx may soon be home to the world's largest indoor ice sports complex. The city plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into a 750,000 square-foot ice sports complex that includes nine rinks on two levels.
“Runners are a fierce and strong community the people that support them are fierce and strong as well,” — Stephanie Demmons, 32, said she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon 50 minutes before the bombing. She said she’ll be running Sunday in honor of the victims.
As spring sets in, New Yorkers are gladly shedding those layers of winter clothes and women are often finding themselves the object of more cat calls, whistles and roving eyes than they’d like. One artist isn't going to take it anymore.
“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.
A day after a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a sweeping immigration bill in Washington, a group of 50 who have gone through the system completed the final step to becoming American citizens in New York City.
Residents of Newtown, Connecticut were running in Monday’s Boston Marathon, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thomas Abrams was among them, running the marathon with a group called NewtownSTRONGfund. Hear Abrams' full conversation with Host Amy Eddings.
One of the casualties from Sandy was a wardrobe of costumes and props from the drama program at the Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Beach, Queens collected over the past seven years. The combined middle school and high school was one of the last in the city to re-open after Sandy. And now the drama department is rushing to prepare for a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" before the school year ends.
When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.
For the second time in a week, a New York state politician has been arrested in connection with a corruption charge. Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, a Democrat, was arrested, federal authorities announced Thursday.
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice may have been fired after a video surfaced showing him shouting gay slurs and physically abusing players during practice – but another causality of the scandal may be the school's reputation: "There will be a stigma attached to the school for years to come,” — sports writer who teaches sport management at Indian University.
The New York City medical examiner’s office will resume its search for human remains from the World Trade Center site. The office hopes advances in DNA identification technology may help identify all 2,753 people who died in the 9/11 attack in New York.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.