The former Mayor of Indianapolis, Stephen Goldsmith, will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg's team as the next Deputy Mayor of Operations.
St. Vincent's Hospital is closing for good today after months of feuding and years of financial struggles. The 160-year-old Greenwich Village institution will stop accepting even emergency cases at 7 A.M. this morning.
It's the eighth annual "poem in your pocket day," the city's effort to encourage New Yorkers to write and share poems, especially in the schools. And to mark the occasion Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once again, read a bit of his own poetry today. Inspired by Obama perhaps...?
More than 600 transit workers have received notices that they will lose their jobs in June and July.
Says Bronx State Senator ran fake jobs program and paid participants $1.70 per hour.
A transit worker at the controls of a moving G train died this morning from an apparent heart attack. A spokesperson with New York City Transit says the train was pulling out of the Court Square station in Queens when the motorman collapsed. The train stopped immediately, because of what's ...
With the budget now 27 days overdue, Gov. David Paterson is telling New York lawmakers that the time for negotiating a budget between themselves is over.
A former Queens student pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to help Al Qaeda.
New York State is helping an Upper East Side hospital assume some of the functions of St. Vincent's Medical Center, as the Greenwich Village hospital prepares to close its doors for good.
In the city’s effort to reduce New Yorkers' salt consumption 16 restaurants and companies have committed to the National Salt Reduction initiative.
President Barack Obama welcomed the ...
Get ready for The Wall Street Journal New York edition. The Journal is launching a new section today and it's all about local news--schools, real estate, and of course City Hall.
Najibullah Zazi's co-conspirator in foiled homemade bomb plot admits to aiding al-Qaida.
Seeks records on ten Senate employees with alleged ties to Espada's health care center in the Bronx.
President Barack Obama brought his case for financial reform to New York on Thursday.
After seven years of fighting the Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn, the last remaining holdout is leaving.
Following on the heels of the civil rights and women's rights movements of the '50s and '60s, and the Vietnam War protests, Earth Day brought the environmental movement to classrooms and cities across the country. On this day in 1970, 20 million people took part in the nation-wide day of awareness. Major pieces of environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act were spurred on by the galvanizing influence of Earth Day.
From the WNYC Archives here are some voices from the first Earth Day:
On this 40th anniversary, there are events across the boroughs. Here is a partial list:
The raid comes a day after Attorney General Cuomo accused Espada, Jr. of siphoning $14 million from his nonprofit.
Unofficial results show New Jersey voters rejected a majority of local school district budgets. That hasn't happened since 1976.