The unofficial start of summer will also be the official start of the city's bike share program.
The city Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Citi Bike will start on Memorial Day for the thousands who signed up for annual membership.
All other users can use the 6,000 bikes located in Brooklyn and Manhattan starting June 2.
Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan...Read more »
The recovery from Superstorm Sandy's wrath six months ago has produced successes offset by frustrations for the hardest hit areas of New York City.
Coney Island's iconic Cyclone has opened. Most of the South Street Seaport has not.
Hundreds of homes are gone or in such disarray that they won't be back until long after the summer is over.
Businesses remain boarded up and owners...Read more »
Superstorm Sandy devastated the city, but it can’t wipe out prom.
Nonprofit group Where To Turn collected over 1,000 prom dresses during a dress expo at Staten Island High School on Saturday for girls whose families fell victim to the storm.
In previous years, Where To Turn has hosted smaller dress-giveaways for Staten Island girls unable to afford prom night. But when Superstorm...Read more »
Months after superstorm Sandy devastated Coney Island, the city's top summer spot is officially back.
As officials ushered in a new season for the beach and the amusements yesterday, dozens of eager fans of the Cyclone braved cold weather to show the world that the iconic ride and Luna Park weathered the storm.
"When you think about the Cyclone, you think about Coney Island. This...Read more »
Lady Liberty may be set to open this summer, but it's going to take a while for her neighbor to bounce back from Superstorm Sandy.
A spokeswoman for the National Park Service said Sunday there is no definite timetable for the reopening for Ellis Island to the public because tof the damage to its infrastructure during the Oct. 29 storm.
Linda Friar said crews saved many historical items...Read more »
The feds are doling out another $164.2 million to help area transit agencies pay for superstorm Sandy-related costs.
The MTA is receiving an additional $756,915, bringing the total amount reimbursed to almost $194 million. Some of the funds cover the restoration of A train service to the Rockaways, a disruption affecting 30,000 riders each day.
Work on the rail is scheduled to be completed...Read more »
Out of commission since Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty finally has a timetable for its long-awaited return.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ended months of uncertainty and speculation about the reopening Tuesday and said Liberty Island would be back in business by the Fourth of July.
New Yorkers and tourists alike will also be able visit the crown again.
Although...Read more »
The federal government gave the FDNY a financial boost Wednesday to help cover its huge costs during Superstorm Sandy.
The $2.5 million in FEMA funding will reimburse the fire department for all the money ity spent on equipment used to clean debris and overtime.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the Oct. 29 storm tested the department's abilities and resources...Read more »
Superstorm Sandy not only did a number on the NYPD's resources, it also hurt the department's wallet.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the City Council's Public Safety Committee Tuesday that the Oct. 29 storm and its aftermath cost the NYPD $115.9 million.
The biggest expense was $84.8 million for overtime, for what the commissioner said was extraordinary work from the men and women...Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forth his ideas Tuesday on how to use the first batch of federal aid dollars to help New York fix damage caused by both Superstorm Sandy and tropical storm Irene.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invited New York to give details on how it would spend the first $1.7 billion in approved funding for homes and small businesses that suffered damage by Sandy...Read more »