The Big Apple was certainly a different place in 2003.
Getting a taxi meant you had to have enough cash on hand, navigating the streets meant you actually had to unfold a paper map and more commuters had their headphones in CD players than iPods or iPhones.
Although most of the big news events of that year took place before amNewYork hit the streets on Oct 10, these moments stand out...Read more »
Tomorrow has been put on hold.
A State Supreme Court judge Tuesday struck down the mayor's plans to update the city's taxi fleet with fancy Nissan minivans equipped with 21st century tech, a panoramic see-through roof and indoor lights.
Judge Shlomo S. Hagler sided with the Greater New York Taxi Association -- a group of medallion owners who sued the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission...Read more »
A report released Thursday on the New York City-area's poor road conditions will give drivers a case of road range and have mechanics cheering in their garages.
The Washington-based TRIP released its report, Bumpy Roads Ahead, that said 51% of the metropolitan area's major roads are in poor condition, costing drivers $673 a year in vehicle maintenance, additional fuel cost and depreciation.
"It...Read more »
The man suspected of going on a stabbing spree with a pair of scissors in Riverside Park on Tuesday on was still being evaluated in the hospital, according to cops, but most of his victims are recovering, authorities said.
Julius Graham, 43, was charged by police late Tuesday night with criminal assault and weapons possession for his alleged spree that injured five parkgoers including a 2-year-old...Read more »
The fat lady has belted her last note at the New York City Opera.
The nearly 70-year-old institution announced Tuesday that its Kickstarter campaign to save the rest of its season had failed and it would have to cancel its productions immediately.
"Today, the board and management will begin the necessary financial and operational steps to wind down the company including initiating...Read more »
The Rangers enter the 2013-14 campaign with a new coach and virtually the same group of players from last season's sixth-place conference finish. Alain Vigneault replaces the volatile John Tortorella and will have to implement a new style of play, while always answering for the ever-high expectations that come with coaching in New York. Here are three keys to the Rangers' season, which begins Thursday...Read more »
New York is once again the center of the cinematic world starting Friday night, as the lights go down, the curtains peel back and the 51st edition of the New York Film Festival unspools at Lincoln Center.
Kicking off with the world premiere of “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, and featuring first-ever showings of Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” with Joaquin...Read more »
City Comptroller John Liu Wednesday chided New York City Transit for how long repairs to critical escalator and elevator problems take.
The review looked at seven of these "Type A" defects and found that the wait for repairs ranged from less than a day up to 126 days.
"We found that NYCT needs to improve its response time" to fix the most serious defects, Liu...Read more »
The Islanders won't be calling Barclays Center their home until the 2015-16 season, but Brooklyn puck fans will get their first taste on Saturday when the team hosts the Devils for a preseason game at the arena.
The game will be the first major league hockey game in Brooklyn in the borough's history, and the excitement is already buzzing. More than 11,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's...Read more »
A 30-year transportation industry veteran who was in charge of the subway system during Superstorm Sandy was named president of New York City Transit Wednesday.
Carmen Bianco, 61, had been acting president of NYC Transit since April, replacing Thomas Prendergast, who was made interim director of the MTA before becoming its CEO and chairman.
Bianco, who had previously served as senior...Read more »