Service on the No. 4 and 5 trains will be reduced at night this week as MTA crews make repairs to express tunnels as part of the agency's Fast Track maintenance program.
From Monday until Friday morning, the No. 4 train will run local between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street in both directions. No. 5 service ends early each night, except for Bronx stations between Dyre Avenue and...Read more »
Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second chance, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman...Read more »
Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in the Village Monday to call for equality following this weekend's murder of a gay Harlem man.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists in Monday's rally and send a message to stop gay attacks like the one against Marc Carson early Saturday morning.
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New York’s annual digital confab is set to kick off Monday, as Internet Week sweeps through the city, highlighting the the Big Apple’s leading role in tech and online culture.
The annual weeklong conference, launched in 2008, turns the city into a mecca for the digitally connected, with panels, speeches, demonstrations and more in online business and culture.
Headquartered at the Metropolitan...Read more »
Sci-fi movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" journeyed to the top of weekend box office charts as the latest voyage of the Starship Enterprise pulled in $70.6 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters.
The new 3D installment in the "Star Trek" franchise knocked the mighty "Iron Man 3" to second place. The superhero sequel from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios grossed $35.2...Read more »
New York City added 4,700 retail jobs in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report by Eastern Consolidated.
The retail and restaurant industries added 87,000 jobs combined since 2009.
The report acknowledges that sales volume fell significantly so far this year, but it attributes that to the fact that people have less to spend after the 2012 tax filing season.
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New York City's unemployment rate ticked down to 8.4% last month, marking a four-year low in the number of jobless residents.
State data for April released Thursday showed that New York City added 36,500 private- and public-sector jobs from March to April, causing the unemployment rate to drop from 8.9% in March.
Meanwhile, New York City added 82,000 private sector jobs in the 12-month...Read more »
Staten Island's City Council delegation doesn't want ferry riders to wait an hour to get on a boat any longer.
The three Staten Islanders on the Council said legislation will be introduced on Wednesday to ensure that there is ferry service every half-hour, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
That means no more long waits for riders who have the misfortune of barely missing the boat....Read more »
The city's public advocate unveiled an immigration reform plan Thursday that he said gives hardworking transplants in the Big Apple a chance at living the American dream.
Bill de Blasio, a mayoral candidate, joined several state and city elected officials and made a legislative request for bills that would help all immigrants living in the city, including one that would create a citywide ID...Read more »
Why do we do it?
We know the odds of any number of things — being crushed to death by a vending machine (1 in 112 million), becoming homeless (1 in 450) or being struck by lightning (1 in a million so) are far better than our odds of winning the Powerball jackpot (1 in 175 million).
Yet, once the jackpot swells more than $100 million, even the skeptical seem willing to surrender...Read more »