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NY Court Grants Same-Sex Parents Rights

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

New York’s highest court has granted same-sex parents more of the visitation and custody rights enjoyed by straight couples in the event of divorce or death.

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When News Breaks…Sunday, May 2 at WNYC

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Brigid Bergin, Producer for Breaking News and Mornings

My phone rang 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. It was John Keefe, WNYC’s Senior Executive for News, asking me to report for duty.

I was recently named WNYC’s Producer for Breaking News and Mornings, so my stake in this event was two-pronged: I ...

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Paterson Wants Pardon Panel for Immigrants

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is countering what he calls "harsh" federal immigration laws by creating a "pardon panel" that will review the cases of legal immigrants facing deportation for prior criminal convictions.

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Times Square Reopens

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Despite the car bomb discovered in Times Square last night, and the resulting police presence and 10-hour closure of several major thoroughfares, by early this morning traffic had been restored and crowds were thronging the area.

Rita Kirkpatrick and her husband were in town from Massachusetts. They missed a play ...

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NYPD Investigates Failed Times Square Car Bomb

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Two vendors alerted police Saturday of smoke coming from the back of a dark-colored Nissan Pathfinder.

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Get Your Reels Ready -- Fishing Season Begins This Weekend

Friday, April 30, 2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

This weekend is one of the most popular in the New York fishing calendar, with the season opening for many varieties, including Walleye and Northern Pike.

Carl Anderson is a buyer at Urban ...

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Two NY Men Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda

Friday, April 30, 2010

Two former Brooklyn residents have been arrested for allegedly providing assistance to Al Qaeda. They made an initial court appearance in Virginia today and will be sent to New York for a detention hearing.

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Stephen Goldsmith Joins Bloomberg Team

Friday, April 30, 2010

The former Mayor of Indianapolis, Stephen Goldsmith, will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg's team as the next Deputy Mayor of Operations.

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St. Vincent's Hospital Shuts its Doors

Friday, April 30, 2010

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.

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Mayor Pulls Out a Poem From His Pocket

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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...?

"Hope" ...

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MTA To Lay Off 600 Transit Workers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More than 600 transit workers have received notices that they will lose their jobs in June and July.

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Espada Calls Cuomo's New Charges Baseless

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New York State Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. has said New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's second civil law suit targeting Espada, Jr.'s business dealings is nothing but political assassination by installments.

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Cuomo Slaps Espada with Second Suit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Says Bronx State Senator ran fake jobs program and paid participants $1.70 per hour.

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Motorman at Controls of G Train Dies of Heart Attack

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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 ...

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Paterson Asks for 'Up or Down' Budget Vote

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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.

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Queens Man Admits to Helping Al-Qaeda

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A former Queens student pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to help Al Qaeda.

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NY Funds Hospitals to Fill St. Vincent's Void

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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.

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Mayor Lauds Companies That Lower Salt

Monday, April 26, 2010

In the city’s effort to reduce New Yorkers' salt consumption 16 restaurants and companies have committed to the National Salt Reduction initiative.

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Pin Stripes Visit the White House

Monday, April 26, 2010

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with an autographed jersey. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with an autographed jersey. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama welcomed the ...

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Wall Street Journal Launches NY Edition

Monday, April 26, 2010

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.

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