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"Your life is upended in a way that’s out of your control."
05/15/2019
After a Sunset Park fire, residents grapple with, and share, loss

"Your life is upended in a way that’s out of your control."

Following the fire that rendered their 54-unit Sunset Park building uninhabitable, the residents face myriad questions, shifting emotions and long to-do lists as they navigate the uncertain path ahead.

Latanya DeVaughn of Bronx Bound Books will roam neighborhoods like the South Bronx, Co-op City, Throgs Neck and Riverdal...
05/14/2019
Bronx woman wants to 'bring books to the people'

Latanya DeVaughn of Bronx Bound Books will roam neighborhoods like the South Bronx, Co-op City, Throgs Neck and Riverdale and set up shop in parks and residential areas.

Forget "if you built it they will come." Bronx Bound Books is all about going to where you're at.

The proposal to ban fur sales has drawn celebrity support and inspired dread in the garment industry.
05/14/2019
Activists expected to crowd proposed fur ban hearing

The proposal to ban fur sales has drawn celebrity support and inspired dread in the garment industry.

A City Council hearing will be held Wednesday on a bill that would ban the sale of fur apparel, unless it is a used piece of fur or one worn for religious custom.

Para swimming champion Roderick Sewell said he got into competitive sports through the Challenged Athletes Foundation: "...
05/14/2019
A 1,576-stair run, as an above-the-knee amputee

Para swimming champion Roderick Sewell said he got into competitive sports through the Challenged Athletes Foundation: "Honestly, I want to see how fast I can do it."

Roderick Sewell, a double amputee above the knee, will tackle 86 flights of stairs in the Empire State Building Run-Up.

Four rescue and recovery workers are featured on the MetroCards, which will be released Wednesday.
05/14/2019
Limited-edition MetroCards honor 9/11 ground zero workers

Four rescue and recovery workers are featured on the MetroCards, which will be released Wednesday.

The MetroCards, which highlight four rescue and recovery workers, will be issued at 10 stations in the city, mostly near the World Trade Center as well as in midtown.

The time it takes to send cops to a possible crime in progress varies widely across the city.
05/13/2019
NYPD dispatch times are slowest in the Bronx, report says

The time it takes to send cops to a possible crime in progress varies widely across the city.

The average dispatch time for possible crimes in progress was 5.61 minutes in the Bronx, compared to a citywide average of 3.8 minutes, the report says.

"There might be tears. But not just tears. You're going to laugh and your heart is going to swell too," the creator of B...
05/13/2019
'The Village' creator teases fallout approaching season finale

"There might be tears. But not just tears. You're going to laugh and your heart is going to swell too," the creator of Brooklyn-set series The Village says.

"There might be tears. But not just tears. You're going to laugh and your heart is going to swell too," showrunner Mike Daniels says. 

05/13/2019

A man riding a scooter grabbed an 86-year-old woman's purse and dragged her down a sidewalk in Manhattan, video shows: https://in.amny.com/2HmLJch

The iconic "Que Sera, Sera" singer was 97.
05/13/2019
Legendary actress, singer Doris Day has died

The iconic "Que Sera, Sera" singer was 97.

We remember these celebrities who recently died for the characters they portrayed (Peggy Lipton's Julie Barnes, Peter Mayhew's Chewbacca), the music they created (Scott Walker, Dick Dale, Keith Flint

Police Commissioner James O'Neill will ultimately have discretion over what disciplinary action will be taken against NY...
05/12/2019
Trial for NYPD officer in Garner death starts Monday

Police Commissioner James O'Neill will ultimately have discretion over what disciplinary action will be taken against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

The NYPD had previously deferred taking action until federal prosecutors decided whether they would bring a criminal case.

The MTA, which the governor effectively controls, recently said five LIRR employees are facing sanctions for overtime ab...
05/12/2019
Cuomo wants investigation into MTA overtime

The MTA, which the governor effectively controls, recently said five LIRR employees are facing sanctions for overtime abuse.

The MTA, which the governor effectively controls, recently said five LIRR employees are facing sanctions for overtime abuse. 

"This is one of the only sports in the world where it’s extremely positive for women to be physical and be stronger," ...
05/12/2019
Roller Derby 'empowering' for city women, young fans

"This is one of the only sports in the world where it’s extremely positive for women to be physical and be stronger," said Gotham Girls Roller Derby's Jennifer Dean (a.k.a. Miss Tea Maven).

Bronx Gridlock defeated the Brooklyn Bombshells Saturday to cement their place in the championship jam.

Residents who lived through the "nightmare" of Sandy want no part of the 23-mile natural gas pipeline.
05/12/2019
Proposed pipeline stirs fears in Sandy-weary Rockaways

Residents who lived through the "nightmare" of Sandy want no part of the 23-mile natural gas pipeline.

Opponents say there are environmental and economic risks to the 23-mile natural gas pipeline, which would run 3.7 miles from the Rockaways' shore.

Don't worry if you're not prepared — there are great spots to pick up food near Central Park, Prospect Park and more.
05/11/2019
How to pack your picnic basket for a day in the park

Don't worry if you're not prepared — there are great spots to pick up food near Central Park, Prospect Park and more.

Whether you're spending the day at Central Park, Prospect Park or any green space in between, there are nearby eateries to help you pack your lunch basket. 

Under the Automatic Train Operation system, trains are programmed to run with optimal cruising speeds, acceleration and ...
05/10/2019
New system on 7 line in Queens will improve reliability: MTA

Under the Automatic Train Operation system, trains are programmed to run with optimal cruising speeds, acceleration and braking.

The 7 in Queens is the second line to be upgraded with ATO, after the L train. All other lines rely on operators to control a train's acceleration, cruising speed and braking.

The endangered African black-footed penguins are known for a loud call that sounds like a donkey’s bray.
05/09/2019
4 penguin youngsters join New York Aquarium

The endangered African black-footed penguins are known for a loud call that sounds like a donkey’s bray.

The endangered aquatic birds, known for a loud call that sounds like a donkey's bray, have joined the colony of some 30 birds at the Coney Island aquarium.

"I think we're filling a pocket in the market there," Dane Neller of Shakespeare & Co. Bookstores said.
05/09/2019
Shakespeare & Co. is opening a new store downtown

"I think we're filling a pocket in the market there," Dane Neller of Shakespeare & Co. Bookstores said.

In January 2020, the new 2,500-square-foot store will open inside Brookfield Place.

More than 100 vendors will be on hand when the market opens up at Fordham Plaza.
05/09/2019
The Bronx Night Market returns, literally bigger and better

More than 100 vendors will be on hand when the market opens up at Fordham Plaza.

For its second year, the Bronx festival returns with extended hours, additional dates and 100-plus vendors representing China, the Caribbean, Greece and beyond.

Sgt. Stubby was on the frontlines of 17 battles over the course of 18 months, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC...
05/08/2019
Meet Sgt. Stubby, the dog who fought for us during WWI

Sgt. Stubby was on the frontlines of 17 battles over the course of 18 months, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog.

Sgt. Stubby was on the frontlines of 17 battles over the course of 18 months.

"I knew we weren't putting an imprint on the pulse of pop culture in the same way we had maybe hoped."
05/08/2019
What happened to 'Crashing'? Pete Holmes explains

"I knew we weren't putting an imprint on the pulse of pop culture in the same way we had maybe hoped."

Pete Holmes says it's quite fitting the HBO series was canceled before its fourth season, which was supposed to be "Pete's big break."

"Uber is kicking our drivers in the teeth" with the expected $90B IPO, a Brooklyn driver said.
05/08/2019
Uber drivers strike, with uncertain impact

"Uber is kicking our drivers in the teeth" with the expected $90B IPO, a Brooklyn driver said.

"Uber is kicking our drivers in the teeth" with the IPO, a Brooklyn driver said.

Two public school students are now among the city's 466 cases.
05/07/2019
What you need to know about the measles outbreak

Two public school students are now among the city's 466 cases.

Learn how measles spread, how many doses of the MMR vaccine are needed, why some choose not to inoculate their children and more as NYC's outbreak rises to 466 cases.

Laverne Cox, Billy Porter, Lady Gaga and more celebrities showed off their best camp looks at the Met Gala: https://in.a...
05/07/2019

Laverne Cox, Billy Porter, Lady Gaga and more celebrities showed off their best camp looks at the Met Gala: https://in.amny.com/2Vl23Ek

Rihanna's papal look and Lady Gaga's sequined bodysuit at the #MetGala in recent years were inspired by the aesthetic.
05/06/2019
'Subversive' camp fashion style gets a Met spotlight

Rihanna's papal look and Lady Gaga's sequined bodysuit at the #MetGala in recent years were inspired by the aesthetic.

Rihanna's papal look and Lady Gaga's sequined bodysuit at the Met Gala in recent years were inspired by the aesthetic.

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