Will it ever feel like spring? Between the polar vortex and what’s seemed like relentless snowfall, many East Coasters are bursting at the seams to strip their winter jackets and get outdoors. Needless to say, it’s been a long winter. Continue reading “Satellite Imagery Shows That It Really Did Snow All. Winter. Long.”
NEW YORK (AP) — A dog owner has leapt into a freezing lake in New York City’s Central Park to rescue her dog from drowning. Continue reading “Woman Jumps Into Freezing Central Park Lake To Saved Dog From Drowning”
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Metro-North Railroad has restored service after a computer system power problem forced it to temporarily stop trains on three of its five lines. Residual delays are expected.
A spokeswoman for the nation’s second-busiest railroad says its Hudson, Harlem and New Haven line trains were brought to a halt Thursday night for safety purposes while electricians worked to hook up temporary power to the computer system. Continue reading “Metro-North Service Restored After Two Hours”
The exhibit, entitled “Intersection,” uses images Baraty captured from the ledges of New York City’s tall buildings and skyscrapers. Continue reading “Beautiful Photos Of New York City From High Above”
An estimated 5 million tourists who flock to the city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the bright lights of Times Square and the Empire State Building often clog the sidewalks in an agonizingly slow procession that grates at locals and turns them into sidewalk Scrooges. Continue reading “UGH, TOURISTS”
Architectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and here are 17 future attractions that will transform the Big Apple as we know it.
This summer a multibillion dollar plan will finally get underway to brighten up the dank rail station and better accommodate the 600,000 people that pass through it each day. But it’ll be a while before the much-maligned space looks fresh and tidy. Madison Square Garden, which sits on top of the transit hub, renewed its permit to occupy the space earlier this year. But MSG’s previous 50-year permit was renewed for only 10, setting up a dispute between the City Council and MSG’s owners, who are facing mounting pressure to relocate. Continue reading “This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033”
That made it all the more shocking to friends when federal agents moved in later that same day and arrested the 60-year-old immigrant who was known for his gentle manner and devotion to his children and grandchildren.
An indictment filed late last month charges Choudhry with murder conspiracy in a case U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn say exposed a bitter family feud over his daughter’s flight from an arranged marriage. The animosity, authorities say, ended in the equivalent of so-called honor killings — the ruthless vigilantism against Pakistani women accused of disgracing their families. Continue reading “Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, NYC Cabbie, Charged In Relatives’ Deaths In Pakistan”
On Friday, Apple released its new iPhone 5S to customers. But for many, the launch day was the culmination of many days spent waiting in line hoping to become one of the first to own the coveted gadget.
NEW YORK — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.
For the families, the memories of that day are still vivid, the pain still acute. Some who read the names of a beloved big brother or a cherished daughter could hardly speak through their tears. Continue reading “12 YEARS LATER”
The mini-document dump came after Spitzer, a candidate for New York City comptroller, was pounded by critics Tuesday for refusing to provide his tax records. His opponent for the Democratic nomination, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, initiated the battle by releasing five years of tax returns and then called on the ex-governor to do the same.
Some of the holes in Spitzer’s financial portrait were filled in by mandatory paperwork he submitted Wednesday to comply with city election laws. The Conflicts of Interest Board, or COIB, forms shed some light on the money he made last year from broadcasting, investments and Manhattan real estate, but are not as specific as a federal tax return. Continue reading “Eliot Spitzer Tax Returns Partially Released Following Criticism”