Rep. Charles Rangel and a roster of other New York City elected officials were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a protest outside LaGuardia Airport demanding higher wages and paid holidays for airport workers.
Hundreds of 32BJ-SEIU union members marched across the 94th Street and Ditmars Boulevard bridge leading to LaGuardia rallying for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to serve as a paid holiday....Read more »
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 ranks with the sudden death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945 -- less than a month before the end of World War II -- in the annals of epic mourning for older New Yorkers. Kennedy was shot around 12:30 p.m. central time that day, with the official announcement of his death about an hour later. Adults alive then...Read more »