New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in
New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, and one death, in 2021. The rare disease comes from exposure to rats. Three of the people infected were experiencing homelessness. To help drive down the city's rat problem, a volunteer group of dog-owners go rat hunting on Friday nights.
What makes a "real" New Yorker is constantly up for debate. Does a so-called native New Yorker, born and bred in the five boroughs count? What about someone who has lived here for five, ten or twenty years? Does living in seventeen very bad apartments over the course of a decade make you a New Yorker or does crying on the subway once a season submit your status?
That subway map New Yorkers have been using for the last 40 years may be retired soon. The MTA just introduced a new map to nine subway stations—including Times Square, Grand Central and the Fulton Transit Center—in hopes of introducing it gradually to straphangers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
New York City has some of the best architecture and urban design in the world. Now, everyone has a chance to see some of the most iconic buildings and locations in the five boroughs with Open House New York. "Open House New York is a civic organization that is nearly 20 years old," said Pamela Puchalski, the Executive Director of Open House New York.
Kyrie Irving does good off the court but is impossible to root for on the court. 1. I believe that Kyrie Irving is a good person. I believe that Kyrie Irving is a bad teammate. Or, more specifically, he’s just a bad employee.
Winter after the New Year is one of the best times of year to enjoy New York City. Seriously. There’s deals to be had, there’s finally some elbow space on sidewalks in SoHo and Greenwich Village and calendars are filled nightly with must-see cultural events in every borough.
Honey, you shrunk yourself? It's possible, thanks to a new interactive pop-up opening this Friday, October 15 at Chelsea Market. Through February 14, 2022, New Yorkers can visit Dopl to take a 3D full body scan and receive a true-to-life 3D miniature of themselves.
For some in the Bronx, the borough hit hardest by the coronavirus, mistrust may win out over jobs and even home Deysia Padilla’s family thought she was at work. Instead, she spent last Thursday afternoon unloading a mound of orange and pink baby socks in a sunny South Bronx laundromat – one-by one, in all their three-inch glory.
Coney Island in motion: Stunning portraits show New Yorkers captured unaware at the city's storied beach where photographer hid camera under the water until the last possible moment
Photographer Peter Kayafas chronicled Coney Island for decades. He was part of the Polar Bear Club, which takes plunges in the winter ocean at the seaside, in 1990 and then returned for its summer seasons The Brooklyn beach has long lured photographers with its attractions and characters, and Kayafas took images while in the water.
Gov. Hochul enjoys big lead over likely Democratic opponents, 77% of N.Y. voters don’t want Cuomo to run: Marist poll
ALBANY — Gov. Hochul is the “early frontrunner” among Democrats likely seeking to unseat her next year, according to a new Marist poll released Tuesday. The survey found that Hochul, in office for less than two months after replacing disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has broad support among most New Yorkers and would come out on top in a hypothetical Democratic primary in 2022 — even if her predecessor jumped in the race.
It started in bed one morning when I realised I hadn’t had an original thought for months. I needed someone to make me wake up For some reason it takes me two and a half hours to email my life coach. I write “email life coach guy” on my to-do list.
Masked superheroes fight COVID! New York Comic Con returns after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic
The convention's 2020 show was originally scheduled for October 8–11 but was canceled and replaced with a virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic The convention requires all attendees ages 12 and up to provide proof of full vaccination in order to enter Autograph seekers could pay as much as $100 to get signatures from or photos with the likes of William Shatner, Hayden Christensen, David Harbour, John Cena, George Takei and the cast of The Boys
Caught On Camera: NYPD Transit Officer Chases Down Teenager Accused Of Stealing Cell Phone On Subway
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD transit officer was caught on camera chasing after a teenager accused of stealing a cell phone on a subway in Brooklyn. The officer was on a train with his body camera rolling when the 15-year-old suspect started running Thursday afternoon. “You guys are f#€kin' fast!”#WATCH as a teen who snatched a phone from a straphanger tries to bolt from @NYPDtransit cops.
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday issued a warning to drivers about a text messaging phishing scheme. According to the DMV, illegitimate text messages are asking New Yorkers to verify their driver’s license information and to validate their COVID-19 vaccination status.
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — "The Sopranos" actress Edie Falco is urging New Yorkers to help put an end to the horse carriage industry in Central Park. Falco, 58, joined teamed up with the group New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Stress (NYCLASS) for a new PSA calling on the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban “cruel and deadly horse carriages.”
The days may be getting shorter (ugh), but that just means we have to rely on creative New Yorkers to get lit. Or at least, light up our evenings to make us forget about the too-early sunsets. The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is returning for the 2021 season with three major events that will help illuminate the cold season!
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD released crime statistics for September, showing overall murder and shooting incidents are down compared to last year. Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the department’s effort, but doubled down on his claims that the courts need to do more.
The largest public library system in the country is no longer charging late fees — and is clearing the books for those with outstanding debts. The New York Public Library said Tuesday the change would be effective immediately, in hopes that the new policy will encourage increased use of its collections and create a “more equitable system that does not disproportionately impact high-need communities.”
Young people and low income communities set to benefit from removal of fees New Yorkers will no longer be fined for returning books and other materials beyond their due date after the biggest library system in America announced changes to its return policy. Anthony W Marx, president of New York Public Library, said in statement on Tuesday that the previous system of library fines was “antiquated” and acted as “barely an incentive” after the rules were announced.