Ready or not, santas are coming to town.
Amid uproar from some officials, the annual SantaCon celebration is set for Saturday at a location somewhere in the five boroughs.
It's expected to draw thousands of New Yorkers decked out in their original variations of the iconic red suit.
Some elected officials said that past SantaCons turned into out of control parties on the streets,...Read more »
The city is smitten with Citi Bike, according to new data from the Department of Transportation.
Citi Bike rentals made up about a third of all bicycle traffic in service areas on an average day in August, accounting for about 33,000 trips daily, according to data released Thursday from the DOT.
Overall, New Yorkers and vistors made about 113,000 bike trips daily in August in Citi Bike...Read more »
Elected officials from all over New York gathered at City Hall Thursday to call on the federal government to follow the Empire State's lead on gun control.
With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre Saturday, several state and city leaders said it was clear that the rest of the country was lagging behind when it came to gun safety.
Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed...Read more »
Volvo Trucks' commercial featuring Jean Claude Van Damme's "Epic Split" video is at 59.6 million views and counting on YouTube.
But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't the most interesting piece of advertising in 2013.
That title belongs to Microsoft's Scroogled campaign, which aims to turn the tide of public opinion against Google in the style of classic Washington D.C....Read more »
UPDATED 12/11/12, 7:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family are moving to Gracie Mansion, trading the modest Park Slope row house where they share one bathroom for the opulent Yorkville mayoral residence and its eight bathrooms.
While some Brooklynties who shared pizza slices and barbs with the family over the years say the de Blasios will be missed, Manhattanites welcomed their...Read more »
Are condo boards as powerful as co-op boards? Are they as difficult when it comes to renovations and sublets?
Though condo boards and co-op boards each operate as the captain of their respective ships, there is a significant mismatch of power, say our experts.
Let's start with what the two types of boards have in common. Both are elected and tasked with following the building's rules...Read more »
If you're planning on getting your artificial tan, be prepared for changes.
The city's Health Dept. unanimously voted Wednesday to regulate tanning salons and shops. Under the regulation, that goes into effect in six months, stores will have to bar customers under 17, require users to use protective goggles and make store owners post signage near the artificial tanning beds about about the...Read more »
Parents who want to put their toddlers in preschool will have to make sure their kids get their shots first.
The health department approved a measure Wednesday that mandates that any child under 5 must get the flu vaccine if they want to enroll in a daycare program. Health Commissioner Thomas Farely said one out of four city kids contract the virus, which is harsher for them due to their weak...Read more »
A year later and Superstorm Sandy still haunts the MTA, as Sandy-related problems nabbed three of the 10 worst transit events in 2013, said a new report from commuter-advocacy group Straphangers Campaign.
Budgets overrun, reconstruction projects and residual day-to-day problems from Sandy were Nos. 2, 3 4 on the Campaign's yearly list, which also highlighted "grim and dreary" subway...Read more »
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
The Argentine pontiff - who, as archbishop of Buenos Aires was known as the slum cardinal for his visits to the poor and penchant for subway travel - beat...Read more »