Over 100 homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground during Sandy. Hundreds of other homes there were flooded. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen headed out and documented the destruction, which can be seen on The Weekly Flickr.
In Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, “Django Unchained,” Samuel L. Jackson plays a character who represents a more ambiguous characteristic of slavery: a loyal slave.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker said that he is considered challenging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his seat because of vast policy differences between them.
Newark City Mayor Cory Booker’s is a politician on the rise. The Democrat’s name is often mentioned for higher office, and this year he spoke at his party's convention. But some of his actions closer to home have been controversial, raising questions about his future prospects.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to shine some light on the dark money in politics, while Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to simplify campaign finance rules.
New York police say they've found the getaway car linked to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan.
The obesity epidemic may be reversing course. A new report shows the obesity rates of school age children living in several major cities has dropped.
Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud on Tuesday.
Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.
Tourists and motorists could see the bulk of fare increases if a proposed plan gaining traction with MTA board members goes through later this year.
Federal and New York authorities are expected to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC over money-laundering charges on Tuesday, sending a message that banks can't skirt U.S. sanctions law while doing business in the United States.
The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.
The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's confident money given to the state for Sandy recovery will make its way down to New York City.
The driver behind the wheel during of the fatal Bronx bus crash was found not guilty on all counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide on Friday.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.
New York City has agreed to pay nearly $10 million dollars to settle an abuse case filed on behalf of 10 disabled children against a Queens woman who fraudulently adopted them more than 15 years ago, according to the New York Times.
The New York Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state’s practice of sending people into solitary confinement for non-violent crimes is a violation of civil rights.
Jets coach Rex Ryan decided to go with Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback for this weekend's game in Jacksonville on Wednesday — but the decision was not unanimous.
The daughter of the Queens man who was shoved onto the subway tracks said her father was "always there for her." New York City police have arrested a man in the death of Ki-Suck Han.