The city's Board of Elections said there were few technical problems at poll sites Tuesday but acknowledged that the small font used on the ballots confused voters.
Mike Ryan, the board's executive director, said he received calls from New Yorkers saying the 6-point font is hard to read.
Ryan said the small type stemmed from several factors, including the large number of candidates in...Read more »
The Big Apple's iconic yellow cars took the silver when it comes to top cabs across the world.
A survey released Tuesday by Hotels.com ranked the black taxis in London as the best cabs overall in the world, receiving 22% of votes from 2,683 respondents across 30 countries. New York came in second with 10%.
The researchers said London cabs led among several survey categories, including...Read more »
Cops are searching for two men who held up an Upper East Side jewelry store with hammers Sunday.
The men entered Travers Fine Jewelry at 962 Madison Ave. around 4:30 p.m. with their hammers and ordered workers not to move, police said.
They then allegedly stole $15,000 worth of jewels from a display case and fled.
No one is injured in the heist.
The first suspect, who was...Read more »
As an NYU student recuperates from serious injuries from getting trapped in a gap outside his Lafayette Street dorm, his classmates and officials are trying to piece together how he got into the space to begin with.
Asher Vongtau, 19, remained in serious condition at Bellevue Hospital Center Monday with a fractured skull, pelvis and other injuries, according to the FDNY. Firefighters rescued...Read more »
It's November, so there are no Yankees games and the cold weather isn't welcoming to New York Botanical Garden visitors.
But the city's tourism wing and Bronx leaders say the borough is a huge diamond in the rough for tourists from around the world. They are making a push to show off its hot spots.
Visitors, however, say they already have begun to discover and enjoy the borough's community...Read more »
After Superstorm Sandy forced the shutdown of the ING New York City Marathon in 2012, runners said they were anxious to get back to the starting line this year, but no one expected that a terror attack in another city would be on their minds.
The Boston Marathon bombings in April killed three spectators and injured more than 200 other participants who were near the finish line.
New York...Read more »
Babies and parents who were admitted to the maternity ward at St. Luke's Roosevelt may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Morningside Heights hospital said Wednesday.
An employee who works in the ward tested positive for the bacterial infection and they immediately began sending letters to patients, the hospital said in a statement.
"Few individuals exposed to someone with TB...Read more »
Staten Island's next big attraction is one step closer to reality.
The City Council approved the plan Wednesday to create the world's largest Ferris wheel in the borough by a 45 to 0 vote.
The 625-foot wheel is part of a larger redevelopment package for the St. George Waterfront redevelopment proposal that will create a new hot spot that includes a shopping center, restaurants and an...Read more »
College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
"More...Read more »
The FDNY showed off Wednesday its new, superstorm-ready equipment that it has invested in over the last year.
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano unveiled state of the art, trucks, rescue boats and trailers designed to help New York's Bravest weather out major storms and save people.
During Superstorm Sandy, firefighters handled 94 serious structural fires -- including the blaze destroyed...Read more »