City officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs, in order to mark an important moment in history, Mayor de Blasio said as his administration faces claims of First Amendment violations for refusing to green light other proposals.
Mayor Bill de Blasio dug in Monday and defended his school reopening plan after critics — including Andrew Gov. Cuomo — blasted it as little more than an outline that left gaping questions about the new academic year unanswered. State officials required all districts to submit a report detailing their
New York City’s outdoor dining program, born out of the coronavirus crisis, will return next year whether or not there’s a resurgence of the killer bug — and the city is also looking at extending the program this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. De Blasio, speaking during his
A female driver in a pick-up truck struck an 11-year-old boy on a scooter on Long Island — then fled, leaving the seriously injured child in the street, police said Monday. The hit-and-run suspect was in an older model, two-door, red pick-up when she struck the victim around 3:30 p.m.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impose a severe economic toll on New York City’s eateries and pubs – with 83 percent of establishments saying they’re unable to make their full July rent and 37 percent unable to pay at all, a survey released Monday reveals. The NYC Hospitality Alliance poll
A man was gunned down overnight in the Bronx, one of 19 people — including several teens — shot across the city on a bloody Sunday, cops confirmed early Monday. The unidentified man was blasted in the chest and arm on East 179th Street near Hughes Avenue in Belmont around
Temporary flood barriers are being set up in Lower Manhattan in preparation for a possible storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to dump several inches of wind-swept rain on the Big Apple, Mayor de Blasio said Monday. “We are not taking any chances at all,” Hizzoner said.
The University of Pennsylvania recently received $3 million from a company reportedly owned by a Chinese Communist Party-linked businessman, according to a report. The Philadelphia school’s spokesman Stephen McCarthy told the Washington Free Beacon the cash came from a Chinese citizen named Xin Zhou, who McCarthy said was a “large
The city has yet to clean up splotches of paint thrown on the Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower a week after the vandal struck — with New Yorkers blaming “pathetic” Mayor Bill de Blasio who “wavers on the flavor of the month.” Mark-David Hutt, 31, of
Microsoft is continuing its march toward refocusing its Cortana digital assistant on productivity scenarios. Today, July 31, Microsoft is going public with dates for phasing out more consumer-focused entertainment and smart-home features. According to the announcement on a Microsoft Support web page, noticed by Android Police, the corporate is making a shift in