Not too long ago MTA officials were upset over a 2008 federal law ordering railroads such as Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road to install a high-tech system that would automatically stop runaway trains.
They said the expense -- around $900 million -- would gobble up money better spent on big-ticket public-transit expansion projects. They said the commuter railroads already had strong...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio charged forward yesterday with his plan to bring universal prekindergarten to New York City, naming six education experts to develop the program, and vowing he will win a fight in Albany to pay for it with higher taxes on the rich.
“I’m not ever going to be interested in bargaining against myself and this vision,” de Blasio said after reading to preschoolers at an...Read more »
Electronic cigarettes have boomed in popularity over the last couple of years, according to the city's health department, but plans to regulate the plastic sticks in the same fashion as their paper counterparts has set up a serious debate about the untested product.
The City Council's health committee is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on legislation that would regulate e-cigs the same way...Read more »
Time-pressed New Yorkers still want their food fast. But, increasingly, they want it fresher, better and healthier.
While the number of Burger Kings dropped from 92 in 2008 to 83 this year and Wendy’s went from 50 to 43 in the same period, salad joints are growing, according to a report issued by the Center for an Urban Future. Chop’t jumped from eight locations last year to 11 this year....Read more »
I inadvertently left my stove on for an extended period of time and gas leaked. It was not until my neighbors and the super came by that I was aroused and turned it off. Can my co-op kick me out of the building for this? What other legal ramifications might I face?
You can relax -- at least for now, say our experts.
"Assuming that this was a one-time incident, the answer is ‘no,...Read more »
What a joke.
The Moreland Commission has spoken, and guess what it says? Money buys influence in Albany.
As if it didn't know that. The commission's co-chair, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, took almost $300,000 in donations from Weitz & Luxenberg and its associates, the law firm for which Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is "of counsel."
One of the...Read more »
Before freaking out over the crummy numbers from Black Friday store sales, take a look at the much more positive preliminary numbers from holiday sales over the Internet.
For that matter, a closer look at the overall sales numbers, online and offline, suggest that the predictions of a poor holiday season are at least premature if not plain wrong.
Seen overall, the latest reports bear...Read more »
Look out Hollywood! Now Queens has its own backlot.
City politicians, along with Sen. Charles Schumer and representatives from Kaufman Astoria Studios yesterday unveiled a block-long outdoor film studio behind the the landmarked movie production hub in Queens.
The outdoor black-box film stage is the first of its kind in New York City, and will allow production companies to film outside...Read more »
The city is still runnin' on Dunkin'.
Dunkin' Donuts, which added 39 outlets for a total of 515 throughout the city, topped the "State of the Chains" list as the most ubiquitous chain store for the sixth straight year, according to the annual report issued by the Center for an Urban Future.
But chain store growth citywide slowed to a .5% increase from 2012 to 2013, with the...Read more »
In chef Michael Psilakis' hand: a sesame-rolled kristini, which is a savory Cretan breadstick infused with red wine and olive oil. "The first bite is sort of awkward, you just have to let it go, but by the time you get to the fourth bite, it's addictive."
He's right. But then again, Psilakis knows how to get to the heart of what's good about Greek food.
Earlier...Read more »