The Knicks may not be atop the NBA standings, but the team leads the league when it comes to the big bucks.
Forbes magazine released its list of the most valuable basketball teams Wednesday and the Knicks came in first, at $1.4 billion.
The Big Apple's other NBA representative, the Nets, came in fifth with a value of $780 million.
The Dolan family owns controlling interests in...Read more »
The ferry that brings Rockaway and south Brooklyn to Manhattan will continue riding the waves, but at a higher fare for passengers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday said the Rockaway ferry service will cost $3.50 a ride, from $2 previously, and operate until May, with an option to extend it until August. The city's Economic Development Corp. will also solicit proposals from ferry operators to...Read more »
Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to stay indoors later Tuesday and get off the roads as a bone-chillingly cold coastal storm was forecast to dump up to a foot of snow on New York City.
But de Blasio said he was keeping schools open for now, but after-school programs were canceled. Express subway trains will be switched to local service after the evening rush hour, and the mayor asked...Read more »
Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” the book that started a movement, was the most frequently checked-out nonfiction book in 2013 by patrons of the New York Public Library.
“Gone Girl,” a thriller by Gillian Flynn, was the top circulating fiction title, according to the library’s list, which was released Tuesday.
Other top spots for fiction include “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling, the...Read more »
Port Authority airports broke overall passenger records last year with 111.6 million fliers, the agency said Monday.
The last traveler record set for the Port Authority came in 2007, before the recession.
That year saw 1.5 million fewer fliers than 2013.
Port Authority-operated airports broke individual records of their own in 2013.
Kennedy Airport had a record 50 million...Read more »
The latest idea gaining steam to improve outerborough transit is a 19th century mode of transportation.
With the two-year-old East River Ferry beating ridership expectations, the New York City Economic Development Corp. identified five promising new routes and stops for commuter ferries in a recent 115-page report on the viability of a citywide ferry network.
Aside from the...Read more »
The polar vortex that swept through the city this week not only broke temperature records at Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, but also led to some of its worst delays, according to a watchdog group.
The Global Gateway Alliance, reported Thursday that between Jan. 4 and Jan. 7, the three area airports saw a combined 5,100 delays in flights, leading the nation during that period. New...Read more »
Kicking off his re-election year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered a State of the State address Wednesday built on familiar themes: cutting business taxes, investing in infrastructure, and passing ethics laws and a “women’s agenda” that includes strengthening abortion rights.
The Democrat proposed a $2 billion education bond act to be used to upgrade school technology and help fund infrastructure...Read more »
A state judge Tuesday blocked part of NYU’s $6 billion Greenwich Village expansion plan for using park land without state approval.
State Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills ruled that parcels of land the city had argued is mapped for streets had long been treated as Parks Department property by officials and locals.
The judge noted that NYU can get approval from the state legislature to...Read more »
The MTA is altering service on New York City Transit and commuter rail lines for New Year's Eve celebrations.
To get to the annual end-of-year bash at Times Square, the MTA said to avoid taking trains directly to the 42nd Street station, which will have exits closed off during the annual ball drop. The MTA is urging riders to walk from stations at 57th Street or Columbus Circle to Times Square.
There...Read more »