New York City News

Gone Fission: Controversial Nuke Plant Near New York City Shuts Down

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Indian Point will permanently stop producing nuclear power Friday, capping a decades-long battle over a key source of electricity in the heart of New York City’s suburbs that opponents have called a threat to millions living …

Police and National Guard React to Unruly Protests in Four States

Post-election tensions spawned clashes between police and demonstrators in Minneapolis, Portland, Ore., Seattle and New York City Wednesday and Thursday. In Minneapolis, law enforcement officers arrested more than 600 demonstrators who marched onto an interstate in Minneapolis Wednesday night protesting …

NYC Crime Spike Is Last Straw Pushing Anxious Residents to Flee

A recent crime spike, including a surge of shootings, is giving some New Yorkers another reason to leave. That’s especially true for newer arrivals, who’ve only known a city where the murder rate has plunged over the past 30 years, …

Nor’easter Steering Toward New York City With Flooding Rainfall

A nor’easter barreling up the East Coast is aiming to soak the New York metro region starting around 4 p.m. today, whipping coastal areas with high winds and dropping a wet blanket on the baseball playoff game between the Yankees …

Thousands Left in the Dark During NYC Power Outage

NEW YORK — On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed …

Companies See New York as Scooter Haven; NYC Says Not So Fast

Four companies — Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Bird Rides Inc. and Lime — are aggressively lobbying in New York to legalize electric scooters, considered both perilous play-rides of the well-off and one of many alternative transportation solutions. They’re pouring …

NYC Leaves Billions in Sandy Aid Unspent, Adding to Risks

New York City has only spent 54% of the $14.7 billion in already-approved U.S. funds for recovery and storm-protection following 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, according to city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The unspent money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the …

New York City, Union Settle Suit Over ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

New York City has reached a settlement with the Transport Workers Union regarding a lawsuit over the mayor’s recently implemented “Vision Zero” program that aims to eliminate all pedestrian deaths. TWU Local 100 had filed suit claiming a provision in …

New York City Sees 25% Drop in Tickets to Bicyclists

New York City bicyclists are getting fewer tickets. The drop comes as biking safety is in a spotlight. The New York Post reported Monday that about 32,500 tickets have been issued to cyclists from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30. That’s …

New York City Sandy Home Repair Effort Making Progress

A program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following an overhaul, and is aiming to count up to 1,000 construction starts and 1,500 reimbursement checks by the end of the year, New York City …