First Brian McCann, then Jacoby Ellsbury, and now Kelly Johnson. It might be best if Yankee fans paid their respects to the No. 24 uniform because it looks like Robinson Cano won’t be coming back to the Bronx.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Not when you factor in just how long a deal Cano wants at his age, 31.
Throw the absurd $300 million figure Cano reportedly was chasing. Even...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating...Read more »
Alarmed over a string of accidents on the Metro-North Railroad, including the one on Sunday that killed four passengers, federal officials ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately establish a system that would let employees report potentially dangerous conditions without fear of punishment.
In a sternly-worded letter, Joseph C. Szabo, chief of the Federal Railroad Administration,...Read more »
Higher taxes for wealthy New Yorkers? Higher taxes on booze? A commuter tax?
These are some of the suggestions that the city's Independent Budget Office offered Wednesday as part of its Budget Options report, which provides ideas on how to balance the city's finances.
Although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will inherit a balanced budget from Michael Bloomberg, IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein...Read more »
Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors...Read more »
Quick show of hands: How many of you actually used Ping?
In case you don't recall, Ping was Apple's valiant effort to enter the world of social media by way of a music recommendation service through iTunes. And the reason you might not remember it is because it never caught on, went largely unsupported, and closed two years later as a colossal failure.
It's been over a year since Ping's...Read more »
The Central Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills is a prime location for anyone seeking a respite outside Manhattan while staying close enough to return in less than a half hour.
Forest Hills is juxtaposed with quiet streets decorated with well-maintained single-family homes and row houses, and bustling blocks with high-rises and busy restaurants. This diversity of architectural styles matched...Read more »
An autopsy will be performed today on a 67-year-old man believed to have fallen down an elevator shaft to his death at 331 Park Ave. South.
The man, whose identity was being withheld pending notification of relatives, was believed to be the super of the vacant 12-story building, according to news reports.
The FDNY and NYPD responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, and found the...Read more »
One year after their first strike action, some city fast food workers are today expected to again walk off their jobs in a continued push for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation.
New York is one of now 100 cities participating in the push to goad fast food companies to hike pay and improve the working conditions for cashiers, cooks, food prep workers and supervisors.
"I...Read more »
Lady Gaga's official closing of the iconic Roseland Ballroom after 95 years in April marks the final nail in the coffin for New York's once-storied live music scene.
Those of a certain age will fondly remember the New Music Seminars of the late '80s held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, which captured the Big Apple's club scene in all its pomp. European journalists such as myself would...Read more »