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DANGEROUS NY Plant Causes Blindness, Spreading Across State

Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

The giant hogweed is a stunning plant--reaching up to 12 feet tall with flowers as big as umbrellas-- but it's also dangerous. Its sap can cause thir...

WATCH: Trailer For 'DAMN!' Jimmy McMillan Documentary

Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

We first heard about the Jimmy McMillan documentary, DAMN!, back in December when Fantastic Relationship Filmmaking got Kickstarter funding to finish ...

DSK Accuser Sues NY Post For Prostitute Report

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media

NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) - The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued the New York Post and five ...

The Dirtiest Beaches In NYC

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach water quality report yesterday and found water at a total of 134 beaches in the five b...

East Village Bar Owner Dies After Canal Street Bike Accident

dnainfo.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The owner of a popular East Village bar died Sunday, less than a week after being struck while riding his bike on Canal Street. Ray De...

CityTime Crime Is Mayor Bloomberg's Shame

Dan Collins | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If you think New York is the city that never sleeps, think again. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stolen or wasted from beneath the mayor's slumbering nose by a project intended to improve the city's payroll system.

Special Election Set To Fill Weiner's Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set special elections for former Rep. Anthony Weiner's congressional seat and six vacant seats in the ...

Cuomo Announces Prison Closures

Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will close seven state prisons, camps and work release facilities to save money in a tight New York budget and because of th...

Splash! NYC Swimming Pools OPEN

Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

New York City public swimming pools opened yesterday and today's shaping up to be the perfect summer day for taking a dip. New Yorkers can cool of...

WATCH: Driver Speeds Around Manhattan In 27 Minutes

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Speed racer Alex Roy turned some heads in 2001 for claiming to drive around Manhattan in 27 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 144 mph over the 24.48 m...

Giuliani Breaks Promise To Preside Over Gay Friends Wedding

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani famously crashed at a gay couple's luxurious midtown Manhattan apartment when his own marriage fell apart in 2001--and then...

'Summer Streets' Will Take Over 7 Miles Of Manhattan Roads

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

Once again, the New York City Department of Transportation will clear seven miles of Manhattan streets this August on three consecutive Saturdays for ...

How Mayor Bloomberg's Projects Evade City Review

nytimes.com | DAVID W. CHEN and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

It has never been easy for a mayor to get things done in New York City, where every government proposal must navigate a thicket of community groups, p...

Battery Park Will Fly 3,000 Flags For 9/11 Anniversary

dnainfo.com | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

FINANCIAL DISTRICT -- Three thousand flags bearing the names of 9/11 victims will go on display in Battery Park this September. Called the NYC Memori...

Pee-Yew! MTA Looking To Solve Trash Troubles

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

The MTA has had some trouble taking out the trash recently and Transit President Thomas Prendergast is fed up. Prendergast claims subway constructi...

Got An Idea For A NYC App? There's A Contest For That

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

New York City's BigApps competition officially invited the public last week to submit 140 character ideas for new software applications in an effort t...

A Homeless Man's Project To Ask A Million People For A Dollar

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

A New York panhandler, often seen around Union Square, is on a unique mission, The Local East Village reports today. Chris Coon, 29, who has two k...

'Guys and Dolls' in the South Bronx: Learning to See the (Real) Value of Arts Education

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

This year's rehearsal process served up an especially overwhelming array of challenges and behind-the-scenes mayhem, all intensified by the parallel unfolding of my second pregnancy.

After One Month Of NYC Smoking Ban, Only One Ticket Issued

Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

A month after New York City banned smoking in public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, a New York Daily News photographer remains the city's only ...

So Who's Not A Fan Of The Marriage Equality Bill?

Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

While gay marriage supporters enjoyed an especially jubilant pride parade in New York this weekend, proposing to their partners and dancing in the str...

WATCH: Celebrations Of Gay Marriage Bill Outside New York's Stonewall Inn

Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

When news broke that New York would be the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, New Yorkers flooded the streets in jubilation. More than 40 years ...

WATCH: Reactions At The Stonewall Inn The Moment It Passed

Posted 08.25.2011 | New York

It was good to be a New Yorker Friday. As the Senate debated the same sex marriage bill in Albany, those who support gay rights and same sex marri...

WOW: Intense Footage Of NYPD Saving Woman Jumper

Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

Police saved a woman at the last second from jumping off the building at One Essex Street in the Lower East Side today. Detective Madelyn McTague, of ...

Albany Shocks World by Bringing Gay Marriage to New York

Dan Collins | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Good Lord, how often is it the New York state legislature makes you proud? The GOP-controlled Senate approved gay marriage.

Rape Suspect Made News In The 90's As Missing Boy

AP | By CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A 23-year-old man accused of raping an upstate New York girl was the subject of a missing child case that received national attention ...