Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]
Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas.
De Blasio said it's incumbent on New York to play "a lead role in recruiting and supporting medical professionals" because the city and state are home to so many top-rated hospitals and medical schools.
The initiative is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Cuomo administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the state's poor and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.
Forty more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens are getting cellphone and Wi-Fi service.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the service extension Thursday.
It will add service at 29 more subway stations in Queens and 11 in Manhattan.
Wi-Fi and cellphone service are already available at dozens of stations, mainly in Manhattan. Service is scheduled to be available in all underground stations by 2017.
The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.
Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are announcing increased security across their two states.
The measures are being taken in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas.
Cuomo said Wednesday they are not linked to a specific threat targeting the New York City region.
The governors appeared at 7 World Trade Center to sign a bistate memorandum of understanding. They say it will lead to further cooperation between the two states' law enforcement agencies.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party.