Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature Thursday that allows users to send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company sought to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications. The new Instagram Direct feature allows users to send a photo or video to a single person or up to 15 people, and to have real-time text...Read more »
With less than a month left before he hands the keys of City Hall over to Bill de Blasio, Mayor Michael Bloomberg looked back at his 12-year tenure Thursday and touted the ways he enhanced the city.
Speaking at the Association for a Better New York's breakfast at the Brooklyn Marriott, the mayor predicted New Yorkers will be living better for a long time due to his efforts on various fronts....Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Wednesday announced that he picked a veteran in city government with transportation experience to be his first deputy mayor and oversee day-to-day operations.
Anthony Shorris' long resume includes stints as director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, director of NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and...Read more »
One year after their first strike action, some city fast food workers are today expected to again walk off their jobs in a continued push for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation.
New York is one of now 100 cities participating in the push to goad fast food companies to hike pay and improve the working conditions for cashiers, cooks, food prep workers and supervisors.
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As thefts of Apple products rise in New York, the NYPD and the City Council are thinking differently to curb the surge.
During a hearing of the council's Consumer Affairs Committee Monday, the NYPD said there were 16,000 thefts of Apple products last year, accounting for 14% of all crimes in the city in 2012.
To curb the trend, the council is mulling a bill that would mandate that all...Read more »
With trains as crowded as ever and commuting by car a nightmare, one group yesterday called for the city to let New Yorkers take to the seas.
Metropolitan Waterway Alliance's Roland Lewis, in a meeting with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, touted the city's "God-given waterway" as a travel alternative in transit-starved neighborhoods and during an emergency on the...Read more »
Wednesday's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" owes a big debt to Carlos Danger's online chats.
The long-running NBC police drama will feature the series' detectives investigating a case of a mayoral candidate who gets caught in a lewd online scandal.
In the episode, "October Surprise," a candidate who goes by the pseudonym "Enrique Trouble"...Read more »
With many applications due before the end of the year, high school seniors are deep in the throes of the college application process.
But with annual tuition and fees at an all-time high, according to CollegeBoard's Trends in College Pricing 2012 report, averaging $8,655 for public in-state and $29,056 for private nonprofit institutions, finding some funding to help foot the bill is just as...Read more »
The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal...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 »