Mayor Bill de Blasio’s strategy for resolving New York City’s 150-plus labor contracts was left opaque yesterday in his first budget proposal.
He presented a sobering fiscal outlook, saying the budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, is balanced only thanks to leftover resources from previous years. He projected a $1.1 billion deficit for fiscal year 2016.
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Plenty of greats have worn pinstripes, but only a few Yankees define an era. Derek Jeter is one such player, epitomizing one of the greatest periods in Yankees history as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle did before him.
For Bronx Bombers fans born in the '80s and '90s, Jeter is baseball. It's that simple.
At 12 seasons, he will have been the Yankees captain far longer than any...Read more »
That was the state of fans stunned and saddened by the news that Yankees captain Derek Jeter's 20th season with the team would be his last.
"There's going to be a lot of heartbroken people," predicted executive assistant Liz Rutigliano, 61, a Seacaucus fan who counts herself among the bereft.
After closer Mariano Rivera's retirement last year, news of Jeter's departure...Read more »
"Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed into another car, according to a TMZ.com report.
Kattan, 43, was reportedly driving erratically on a Los Angeles freeway before allegedly crashing into an unoccupied vehicle.
A law enforcement video allegedly shows Kattan failing a field sobriety test when he...Read more »
When it comes to funding universal pre-K in the Empire State, most New Yorkers are on team Cuomo.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Empire State voters preferred the governor's plan to fund early education with state money over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative, which would raise taxes on those who make $500,000 or more a year, by a 47% to 37% margin.
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Ensconced between Central Park and Riverside Park, the Upper West Side area between West 90th and West 99th streets is known for its stunning architecture, plethora of food options and acclaimed schools.
This section of the UWS is stocked with long-time neighborhood establishments sharing streets with newcomers, tree-lined Brownstone blocks, and schools such as the prestigious Trinity preparatory...Read more »
He's won two Oscars, five Emmys and four Golden Globes, but Tom Hanks can now add another accolade -- America's most trusted celebrity.
Forbes Wednesday published its 2014 list of the most trustworthy celebrities, ranking more than 6,600 stars by a weighted combination of trustworthiness and general appeal. Based on public opinion polling, Hanks topped the list with a trustworthiness score...Read more »
An MTA bus driver was killed in Manhattan Wednesday after his bus collided with a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, according to transit and police officials.
The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver of the M14 bus was heading east on West 14th Street as the driver of the stolen truck was going south on Seventh Avenue, according to the...Read more »
Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he is fighting cancer.
The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor revealed on the network's blog that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August. Although Brokaw said he was keeping details about his disease private among his family, he said the prognosis is positive.
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The FBI for the first time is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for tips that bust people who point laser lights at airplanes, while incidents in New York were up in the past year.
In 2013, there were 99 reported instances of lasers aimed into cockpits in the New York area, up from 71 in 2012, the FBI reported.
Intentionally targeting aircraft with laser lights is a felony and poses...Read more »