With over a decade in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy can be seen in the changing cityscape. New construction, zoning laws and bike lanes have visibility transformed city neighborhoods, but has it changed the city’s character?
Fifty years ago, the world stood on the brink of nuclear war when President John F. Kennedy, Jr., learned that the Soviet Union was building nuclear missile sites on Cuba.
The NYPD says a man wounded by police Thursday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had opened fire on officers first.
The Treasury Department’s decision to declare the street gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal organization could have a large impact on Long Island, where the gang has had a strong presence.
Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.
Comic book guru Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native whose new TV “Comic Book Men” is set in the state, said growing up in the Garden State emboldened him to push himself artistically.
A baby walrus from Alaska has arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium.
An NYPD report shows police shot and killed 9 suspects and injured 19 last year — the lowest number in recent years.
Some of the world’s largest private equity firms — Blackstone Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, among others — are accused of colluding in a civil suit that points to e-mails showing the rivals may have been driving down profits during a period of buyouts.
It’s a topic Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, is very familiar with. It was during his tenure as president of the University of Michigan that the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action policies of the university’s law school in the landmark 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger.
Public Advocate Bill De Blasio said the NYPD should provide crime data for all city parks following an alleged sexual assault in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village over the weekend.
Staffers at the New York Times are ratcheting up pressure on the paper's management after hundreds walked out Monday in a bid to get the upper hand in negotiations over pay and benefits.
Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are not at odds over the city’s failure to adopt a budget for the past nine months — and that the governor did not shortchange Newark with his offering of $10 million in aid.
The National Hockey League announced on its website Thursday that it will cancel regular season through October 24.
New York City is known for vibrant restaurant scene, but more New Yorkers are choosing to dine in rather than eat out, according to a new survey by consumer guide Zagat.
More than 13 years after Amadou Diallo was shot in the vestibule of his Bronx building, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has agreed to give a service weapon back to one of the four NYPD officers involved.
The federal government is throwing its support behind a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase accusing Bear Stearns, the investment bank JPMorgan bought in 2008, of engaging in massive fraud in deals involving billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes part of the city’s recent growth to the technology sector. Though he expects the city to lead the industry for years to come, Bloomberg said there are still some challenges that need to be overcome, one of which is out of the hands of city government.