Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City died from congestive heart failure around 2 a.m. on Friday at New York Presbyterian Medical Center.
Two window washers were trapped near the top of the 46-story Hearst Tower — the architectural marvel of midtown Manhattan and currently home to a lot of awe-struck fashion magazine editors — after their scaffolding broke in half Wednesday afternoon. Emergency responders worked from the roof and inside the building save their lives.
Fashion people are getting diarrhea from eating too much kale, the leafy green vegetable that is allegedly trendy because it has lots of vitamins but actually trendy because it allows people to chew things without ingesting many calories.
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Lots of people know about how Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine or how Pepsi was the hip drink in the 1960s. Few realize that Coke marketed assiduously to whites, while Pepsi hired a "negro markets" department.
Police invaded and evacuated two floors in a four-story apartment building in Hell's Kitchen after neighbors complained that a man was cooking meth on the third floor.
The lady who attacked a Hindu man on the subway for no apparent reason other than the fact that he was brown says she probably wouldn't have attacked the man if she was high that day.
Of all the places in the New York City government to find corruption, you'd never guess it would be the school bus system. But according to The New York Times, it's full of it.
The newly crowned Miss America loves New York and lives in Brooklyn. But does that mean Brooklyn is in love with its new Miss America?
A crowded commuter boat slammed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday morning, possibly injuring as many as 57 people.
The awful stories of two recent New York City subway deaths have sparked sad tales of the victims and their murderers, but have mostly ignored another another unlucky participant: the driver of the train who had to watch someone die.
While Morgan Gliedman was resting, the tabloids were busy uncovering her and her boyfriend's drug-riddled past and starting to explain away a terror plot as the concoctions of "well-to-do junkies."
Morgan Gliedman is the stuff of New York Times wedding announcements. Except that today she's the subject of New York Post pulp for her alleged bomb-making skills.
Commuters can rest a little easier as New York police said Saturday they believe they have the woman recently who pushed a man onto the subway tracks for no apparent reason.
Because it just means you're exactly like everyone else. The problem with Apple theft in New York City is so bad it's having an effect on the overall crime rate for New York City.
For the second time this month, a man in New York City has been murdered when a total stranger pushed him off a subway station platform and in front of a moving train.
Michael Bloomberg's got a lot going on. He's the mayor of New York City. He owns 90 percent of the wickedly profitable media company that bears his name. He's number 10 on the Forbes 500 list. Can't he just quit while he's ahead?
This story is not just a story about a man and the person who pushed him to his death on the tracks of the subway. There are reverberations from that tragic incident that will continue to run through our minds for days, weeks, and maybe months.
The video might win your heart for one kind of appeal: Jay-Z Tells Old Lady Next to Him on the Subway That He's Famous. But once finding out that the "old lady" is one Ellen Grossman, the whole thing ads a whole new layer.
Politicos have been wringing their hands for months now, waiting to hear what Hillary Clinton will do after her stint as Secretary of State ends next month. Now we know one thing she won't do: Run for mayor of New York City.
Parents are paying tutors to do their precious offspring's work for them! Clearly, this is against the rules. But it's happening anyway.
It may be a small — or, rather, nonexistent — number, but it's a heartening statistic: there were no shootings, stabbings, slashings, or murders in New York City between around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night and 11:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, the NYPD said.
As inspectors finish up their post-Sandy assessments, we're reminded again of the overall effects Sandy had on New York.
Hold on. Take a breath. And let's just remember that the New York Marathon organizers, the New York Road Runners, didn't actually cause Hurricane Sandy or burn people's houses down. And that the worst thing they did really didn't affect anyone but themselves.
As many of us transition back to our sort-of normal post-hurricane lives, there is reflection upon what we learned, not just about natural disasters and helping others in a time of need, but also about hurricane weight gain and ... hurricane love.
It can't be debated that the musical Annie is a saccharine show. But with Annie back on Broadway this season, critics and commenters are reminded how remarkably relevant the titular character's optimism is be in a nation and a city reeling from hardship.
Both the New York Post and the Daily News grudgingly put our latest storm—the one that brought 4.7 inches of snow to Central Park last night—on their front pages, and there's indeed a lot of actual snow all over the streets of New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Brrr-Grrr.
It wasn't very difficult to figure out, but New York City's tabloids figured out that yesterday's nor' easter was really just the worst. And one of them figured throwing some breasts at you might make you stop complaining and feel better.
The post-Sandy challenges aren't over by any means, even while a literal light at the end of the tunnel has appeared for more than a few with the reinstating of power in most of downtown Manhattan. A more metaphorical light is in the way a lot of New Yorkers have dealt with the natural disaster and its aftermath.
When you cancel a marathon, like the New York City Marathon on Friday, you're left with a bunch of bottled water, generators, mylar blankets, and lots of energy-giving foods like apples and peanuts. But instead of sending them to the Rockaways or Staten Island, much of those supplies sat unused at the finish line Sunday.
There was a marathon in New York on Sunday. Come hell or high water, these people wanted to run. And run they did.
Filmmaker Casey Neistiat and former professional hockey player Sean Avery drove out to Staten Island on Saturday and captured some disturbing footage of what it's like out there.
Things are going particularly well for the MTA: the subway is about 80 percent restored and more lines are opening up by the hour.
We watched in horror when a crane atop the tallest and most expensive residential building in Manhattan buckled over some 70+ stories in the air Monday. On Saturday, the building's developer, Extell, will begin the sky-high task of securing this dangling behemoth.
Sandy came, ravaged New York City, and then left us with the following question: How can we better prepare the city for future storms?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised that government tankers are here and ready to help with the area's gas shortage and the mess that it's brought.
Let's hope that we can't call it this for very long, but for the moment, the neighborhood-name coinage that appears to be Sandy's legacy to New Yorkers is "SoPo."
Yesterday I was reminded by a friend of how "nice" people in the city became following another disaster, albeit a very different one, with far more deaths—after 9/11, she said, people were just nice to each other for almost a year. How long would we be nice to each other after Sandy? Are we being nice to each other as we speak?
As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy enters its fourth day, the world is becoming painfully aware that New York's oft-neglected borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced the New York City Marathon would go ahead this weekend. But with some parts of the city still in desperate need of attention, the decision to go ahead with the race is increasingly coming under fire.
Let's all sit down for this: The National Weather Service is predicting more weather of the extreme variety. A Nor'easter is "possible for Mid-Atlantic/New England states by Election Day into next Thursday," per the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of College Park, Maryland.
Apparently, there are going to be a few people living in New York who won't be getting power back until the end of the month. The scarier part: ConEd won't tell us who.
With cell service snarled and power still out in downtown Manhattan, a lot of people are turning to an ancient friend: The pay phone.
This morning limited subway service and a bus bridge opened up to New York's commuters, in an attempt to fix some of yesterday's traffic woes. So, how's it working out? Better than yesterday, but not by much.
Remember "Très Brooklyn"? All that and those who dine upon it, it seems, may have been left in a lurch—like the rest of us—by Sandy.
Each passing minute on Manhattan brings New Yorkers that much closer to restored power, running water and Internet. It also represents thousands of dollars in lost economic activity for the city, thousands that are quickly turning into millions.
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