Brighton Beach Reels After Three ISIS-Related Arrests

Residents of the Brooklyn community seemed rattled the day after three arrests connected to the terrorist group.

An Illegal Conversion, and the Tenants Pay the Price

Without warning, residents of 249 Norman Avenue had to leave their homes due to perilous conditions.


Video: A New York City Winter on Wheels

For Monica Bartley and other people who use a wheelchair, winter presents even greater challenges to getting around the city.

Anti-Islamaphobia Protest Targets the Press

Muslims protest coverage of two incidents by CNN and Fox

Cops and Citizens: A New York Conversation

NY City Lens reporters asked New Yorkers what might be done to ease tensions and help heal a rift between the police and their city.

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What to Do With a Problem Like NYCHA: Infographic

The city and state plan to pump millions into NYCHA so the agency, the city’s “worst landlord,” can fix existing problems.

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New Housing Might Mess Up the No. 7 Line

Part of the Manhattan skyline can be seen as a Flushing-bound 7 train arrives at Queensboro Plaza station after limited subway service was restored following a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the Queens borough of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a snowstorm-related New York City area travel ban is lifted, except for Suffolk County on Long Island. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Sunnyside Yard, the site of the mayor’s plan to build more affordable housing, is stirring fears in the community.

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Keeping Bengali Alive in a New Home

On Feb. 21, the community commemorated the day Bengalis fought for the right to speak their language.

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A Bronx Precinct Salutes a 10-Year-Old Girl from Texas

New York cops tip their hats to Savannah Solis, who sent 200 thank you notes to officers after two cops were shot.

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Must a Zoroastrian Date Only Zoroastrians?

Dwindling numbers add to the pressure young members of this religion feel to marry inside the community.

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Did Rudy Giuliani Lose His City? Maybe

The former mayor has stirred controversy with his comments about President Obama—and many New Yorkers aren’t pleased.

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Are Fancy Hotels a Tipping Point for Williamsburg?

The Yotel chain has plans for a new facility in the heart of Williamsburg. And more hotels are on the way.

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A Rocky Reception for a New Sex Policy

Columbia Students wonder how a brief program—including workshops and art projects— can change a culture.

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A Food Pantry Plans to Go Mobile

Rising hunger in New York City is causing a West Side food pantry to devise ways to reach more people in need.

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Schooling New York City’s Cops

A little known program of the NYPD helps the department’s police officers pursue a higher education.

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The Venezuelans Are Coming

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As the economy of their home country falters, more of them are moving to New York City

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Brooklynites Debate Whether to Legalize Pot

Occupy Weed Street, an activist group makes its case for pot, arguing it’ll be good for the economy.

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A New Housing Focus: the LGBT Elderly

An economically stressed group faces one of their toughest battles yet: to find a place to live.

Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night!

At the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary broadcast, fans gathered to cheer, gawk and take selfies.

Singles Celebrate Valentine’s Day Too

From a beer bash on a rooftop to a DJ-dance party at a gym, singles weren’t alone on the holiday that celebrates love.

Times Square: A Romantic Destination?

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A non-profit group promoted the locale as the ideal place for a date, a proposal, and even a wedding.

Swimming for the Homeless in the Bronx

The borough’s Polar Bear Club took an icy dip to raise awareness of how cold it can get for those without a place to live.

Valentine’s Day Isn’t Only About Romance

February 14 brought flowers and chocolate like usual but some New Yorkers took a different approach to the holiday.