Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.
The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes should not run on the Republican line for Brooklyn District Attorney. Instead, Schumer said, Hynes should start an orderly transition to Ken Thompson, who beat him in a Democratic primary last month.
Another motorcyclist is facing charges in connection with the beating of a motorist pulled from his car and set upon by a group of motorcycle riders, in an incident caught by a video camera. Reginald Chance, 37, was arraigned Sunday in Manhattan on charges including assault and gang assault and held on $75,000 cash bail. During his court appearance, he was photographed raising his middle fingers at the press.
The labor dispute that caused Carnegie Hall to cancel its opening night gala this week has come to an end. The company says it's reached an agreement with the stagehands union.
Americans shopping for health insurance on the newly opened exchanges are still encountering glitches along the way.
New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Merck plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as the company continues to struggle with competition from cheaper generic medications.
Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the New Jersey gay marriage case, explains the history of the decision and what comes next.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.
"Health care exchanges" are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. We have a guide to what it all means.
Bill de Blasio is now the undisputed Democratic nominee for mayor and quickly reeling in the endorsements, while Joe Lhota has a steep path to climb to become mayor of New York City. But Michael Bloomberg was also way behind at this point in 2001 and faced skepticism.
The man who authorities have identified as the shooter in Monday's deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is from Queens. The FBI says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was born in Flushing.
This week New Yorkers finally went to the polls. Race, gender, and and identity were all in play, as they usually are. But not the way you think. WNYC's Metro Editor, Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with political reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin.
This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.
A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside Heights. The fire leveled more than 50 local businesses in Seaside Park, causing millions of dollars in damage.
New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor says from the outset, gender issues were not on Quinn's radar.
After months of pitches from a crowded field of candidates, almost a fifth of voters say they could change their minds. As they puzzle over a group of Democrats with largely similar credentials — including five former council members and two comptrollers — voters feel obliged to make a choice, but many say they're not sure how they're going to do so.
Of all the things deciding this mayor's race, you might not have guessed that Bill de Blasio's bi-racial family would be so in the mix. But as WNYC's Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin have found, that's exactly the reason many voters are giving for their choice. Even so, some women are being to ponder whether they really mean to let the opportunity to elect the city's first women Mayor pass them by. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin, and Anna Sale break it all down for This Week In Politics
As they head into the final stretch, the candidates will need fuel. So will you. So here's a 5-boro map of their fave eats.
The leading Democrats running for mayor took turns going after front-runner Bill de Blasio in Tuesday night's final debate before the primary election. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows the Public Advocate with a substantial lead.
The Democratic mayoral candidates will take the debate stage for one final time Tuesday night before next week's primary election.
As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.