| Feb 3, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Cathie Black, the new New York City schools chancellor is under fire again. This time, it's for how she spoke to parents and others at the end of a five-and-a-half hour public hearing on Tuesday over the closing of schools.
"I can't speak if you're...
| Dec 30, 2010
How's this for a slice of irony?
Mario Batali, dressed in a suit, no orange Crocs in sight, is seated at a gleaming restaurant counter in a Manhattan eatery, haranguing a chef who works for him: "In a down economy, green doesn't play," Batali insists...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Officials for the New York City public school system released report cards Thursday, awarding each school a letter grade based largely on how well students performed on state math and English exams.
This year, 25 percent of schools received A's, 35...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 3:02 PM
Business leaders, residents and lawmakers are nearing a compromise to limit the number of noisy helicopters that crowd the skies over New York Harbor.
The city's Economic Development Corporation has confirmed it is crafting an Air Tour Management Plan. A...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 8:14 AM
Five New York City firefighters were injured battling a two-alarm blaze in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn Thursday morning.
According to fire officials, the blaze broke out at 4:30 a.m. on the second floor at 192 Concord Street.
| Mar 8, 2010
When it comes to dining like a Gotham insider, you probably know all about food trucks and the secret speakeasies. But what about pop-up restaurants?
Born of the flailing economy, pop-up restaurants arrived on the New York scene a little more than a year...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 2:40 AM
After a heated, raucous meeting Tuesday that lasted nearly 11 hours, the Panel for Educational Policy finally voted at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to close 19 New York City schools.
Almost 350 speakers addressed the panel at Brooklyn Technical High School in...
| Jun 23, 2009
A building partially collapsed in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters arrived at 103 Patchen Avenue near Monroe Street at about 7:15am in response to a call about debris falling off the building. The debris came from the partial collapse of an...
| Jun 22, 2009
A four-story building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn now sits as a pile of rubble after it collapsed yesterday. Now the building next to it is set to be demolished.
The building at 493 Myrtle Avenue collapsed Sunday afternoon just before 2pm...
| Jun 21, 2009
New York City firefighters were on the scene of a building collapse Sunday afternoon in Fort Greene. The four-story structure at 493 Myrtle Avenue housed a bar and a restaurant called "Vesper." Fire officials say the building collapsed around 2 p.m. it...
| May 21, 2009
Jail officers say New York City has agreed to scrub down a part of the Rikers Island jail complex. Ten inmates in the complex have confirmed cases of swine flu.
The city Correction Officers' Benevolent Association says officials laid out the plan for the...