- NYC enacts ban on plastic foam containers Updated: Jul-01-15 12:24 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect.
- At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo Updated: Jun-30-15 8:17 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.
- United Nations secretary general to obtain NYC ID card Updated: Jun-30-15 1:46 pm
NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is becoming the proud owner of a New York City municipal identification card.
- Brooklyn marine terminal is reactivated as shipping hub Updated: Jun-29-15 3:22 pm
NEW YORK - City, state and federal officials say a New York City marine terminal is reopening as a shipping hub.
- Cuomo officiates gay couple's wedding, his first Updated: Jun-28-15 1:59 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.
- New plaque marks spot of Wall Street slave market Updated: Jun-27-15 4:01 pm
NEW YORK - New York City officials have dedicated a plaque marking the site of an 18th-century slave market on Wall Street.
- NY legislators score tax breaks, rent controls in overtime Updated: Jun-27-15 10:08 am
ALBANY, New York - As the 2015 legislative session ended in overtime last week, many New York lawmakers claimed at least partial victory for their constituents with rent controls and property tax breaks.
- Celebrations begin in NYC after US same-sex marriage ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 1:49 am
NEW YORK - From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
- NYC City Council votes to adopt $78.5 billion budget Updated: Jun-26-15 5:35 pm
NEW YORK - The New York City Council voted to adopt the city's $78.5 billion budget agreement Friday, moving to expand services for the less fortunate and begin the process of expanding the nation's largest police force.
- NYPD launches new community policing plans Updated: Jun-25-15 9:04 pm
NEW YORK - The New York City Police Department unveiled a new policing strategy Thursday meant to keep crime low while also improving the at-times strained relationship between officers and the communities they serve.
- Cuomo doesn't deny criticizing NYC mayor's approach Updated: Jun-25-15 7:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't denying he's the unnamed administration official quoted criticizing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's as taking politically oriented and unrealistic positions in Albany.
- Hoping to build trust, NYPD details new approach to policing Updated: Jun-23-15 6:53 pm
NEW YORK - New York City police officials provided the first in-depth look Tuesday at a new policing strategy they say will put more beat cops in neighborhood precincts to improve the relationship between officers and the communities they serve.
- New York leaders reach agreement on rent regs for 2M tenants Updated: Jun-23-15 6:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached broad agreement Tuesday on extending New York City rent controls for more than 2 million tenants and providing $1.3 billion for property tax rebates targeting upstate and Long Island homeowners.
- NY to hire 1,300 police officers as part of $78.5B budget Updated: Jun-23-15 12:12 am
NEW YORK - New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring - and even exceeding - a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initial objections.
- NYC: Settlement in principle in Muslim surveillance lawsuit Updated: Jun-22-15 8:22 pm
NEW YORK - The city has reached the outlines of a settlement with Muslims who challenged police surveillance as an unconstitutional and stigmatizing intrusion on their religious rights, a court filing says.
- Feds, NYC reach deal to curb violence in Rikers Island jails Updated: Jun-22-15 6:25 pm
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for injured inmates have reached an agreement with the city to curb widespread violence and other problems that have plagued the Rikers Island jail system for years, according to court papers filed Monday.
- De Blasio, church leaders, rally in NYC for shooting victims Updated: Jun-20-15 5:34 pm
NEW YORK - Several hundred strong marched in a light rain Saturday from a church in Queens to a nearby park in stalwart opposition to the violence that took nine lives at a South Carolina Bible study and, once again, stirred a national debate over racism and guns.
- Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.
- NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue Updated: Jun-18-15 11:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension.
- Police officer slashed, suspect shot dead outside NYC subway Updated: Jun-18-15 5:59 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man on Thursday after the officer was slashed in the neck while trying to stop the man from assaulting an elderly woman, authorities said.
- NYC's Bill de Blasio to skip US Conference of Mayors meeting Updated: Jun-18-15 12:35 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) won't be traveling to the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting this weekend.
- NY authorities charge Brooklyn landlord in evictions case Updated: Jun-17-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - Authorities brought criminal charges Wednesday against a landlord they say drove tenants out of rent-regulated apartments by doing construction and demolition at his building and shutting off the heat.
- Bloomberg Philanthropies gives $100M to Cornell NYC campus Updated: Jun-16-15 3:35 pm
NEW YORK - Announcing a $100 million donation, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined his successor Tuesday to break ground for Cornell University's new high-tech campus in New York City.
- NYC residents express outrage after rent regulations expire Updated: Jun-16-15 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - Lynda Williams woke up Tuesday in her Brooklyn apartment of 34 years wondering about her future there, after the state's decades-old rent regulations expired overnight.
- New York rent regulations for 2 million tenants expire Updated: Jun-16-15 12:08 am
ALBANY, New York - A law affecting rents paid by 2 million New York City tenants expired late Monday as state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on extending it before a midnight deadline.