For 27 years, New Yorkers of all kinds have carried around a thin card of yellow plastic that grants entry to the city’s underground arteries. But if plans go according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority and its longtime contractor, the Cubic Corporation, the MetroCard will go the way of the token by 2023. In fact, […]
Crowds of people filtered into Brooklyn L-train stations on Saturday afternoon amid the line’s planned slowdown. Despite fears of a snarled transit mess, the anticipated moment arrived with minor issues beyond what was expected: slowed service and crowded train cars. The MTA finally implemented the highly anticipated plan to fix the L train Canarsie tunnel […]
As the city council polishes up a piece of legislation that would ban “cashless” retail, an early adopter of card- and app-only transactions has indicated it will be reversing course. The fast-casual eatery Sweetgreen announced in a blog post on Thursday it would transition away from its cashless policy, which its stores adopted two years […]
Candles, flowers and collective grief after the deadly attacks that killed more than 350 people on the island
New York City is finally going after its worst greenhouse-gas emitters: big buildings. In legislation approved by an overwhelming majority of the city council on Thursday, owners of building over 25,000 square feet will be required to meet increasingly-stringent emissions targets that will be phased in beginning 2024. The bill has been touted by its […]
On Friday, a group of Sudanese Americans gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York, calling for U.N. condemnation of military rule, and civilian government now.
This year’s Pulitzer Prize awards focused on the ways the world has become increasingly perilous, especially for journalists. The award for Public Service went to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its reporting on the Parkland shooting, and the Breaking News award went to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for its coverage of the Tree of Life […]
Yemeni American bodega owners and other Muslim groups in New York called for a boycott of the New York Post on Saturday, accusing it of provoking hatred against Ilhan Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota who is Somali American and Muslim. “We refuse to be buyers and sellers of hate,” said Dr. Debbie Almontaser, board […]
A measles outbreak has largely been concentrated in the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. They are split about how to proceed.
Fines threatened for unvaccinated Williamsburgers
City legislators worry job seekers might get penalized for using cannabis, when it may end up being legalized down the road