Subway riders have less than a 50 percent chance of hearing what's going on when their train stops in the tunnel or gets diverted, according to a new study by the advocacy group the Straphangers Campaign. Cate Contino, the coordinator of the group, says that is when announcements are most ...
Four people suffered minor gunshot wounds and dozens of people were arrested early today after a night of what Mayor Michael Bloomberg called "wilding" through Midtown.
The Harlem School of the Arts has been closed since Friday, but there's high hope that the community institution will reopen soon.
The school is not closed for good, according to interim Executive Director John Corwin -- but the faculty and staff have been placed on furlough for the week. ...
The Ford Foundation has launched a 10-year, $100 million dollar initiative intended to create new spaces for the arts. So far, the foundation's Supporting Diverse Art Spaces program has already awarded a $1 million grant to turn an abandoned high school in East Harlem into artist housing and a hub ...
Pope Benedict XVI did not discuss the sex abuse controversy rocking the Catholic Church at yesterday's Easter Mass at the Vatican.
How often do you hear an announcement when your subway train is stopped? A new study shows that New York City subway riders hear in-car announcements explaining delays or diversions less than 50 percent of the time.
Governor Paterson's office says he's among the more than 30 governors to receive letters from an anti-government group demanding he leave office within 3 days, or be removed.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two men on the subway.
Some 50 native plant species have disappeared from the region around New York City over the last century, and that trend will likely continue. That's the bleak outlook of a 20-year-long study by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Many species that haven't disappeared have become far less abundant due to factors ...
St. Vincent’s Medical Center of New York and Mount Sinai Medical Center are no longer in merger talks. A deal was all but killed yesterday when Mt. Sinai said it wouldn't acquire St. Vincent’s inpatient services.
Conductor Leonard Slatkin has withdrawn from the rest of this season's performances of "La Traviata" at the Met.
The New York State budget is late again. And since the state legislature and Governor David Paterson are more than $1 billion apart in their proposals, no quick agreement on the budget is expected.
New Jersey farmers are anxious to see what the impact of the wettest March on record will be on the upcoming planting season. Farmers and agricultural officials say the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether this year will yield successful summer crops.
The MTA and a private developer are putting off signing a contract for the West Side Rail Yards for another month.
MTA officials say they expect to have 900 more security cameras up and running by June.
One of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's close confidants is leaving City Hall for a financial job.
The State Senate passed bills to keep the state running through April 14, then left for a holiday recess.
The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story New York City building near Wall Street over the weekend has had his license suspended.
New York State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany for their holiday break this week. That means the state's budget will most likely miss the April 1 deadline. The latest budget proposals from the two houses of the legislature are $1 billion apart.
Richard Brown has become the longest-serving district attorney in Queens history. Brown surpassed the record today with 6,874 days. The 77-year-old Brown was appointed district attorney on June 1, 1991 by Gov. Mario Cuomo. He was elected to a full four-year term in the general election that November.