Puerto Rican pride is being celebrated this weekend. The popular 116th Street festival kicked off the celebrations on Saturday.
There are 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis, a life threatening disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
There is no vaccine or drug that prevents or treats the virus and there is no way to test for it. The CDC said that tests are being developed and that therapy can treat some symptoms.
On Sunday, thousands of people will walk through Manhattan to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.
Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor Wednesday morning, the start of the week.
In 2013, the event drew some 30,000 walkers who participated to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to raise money for prevention and treatment.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he would work with Gov. Andrew Cuomo if a bid is planned, he has previously expressed little interest in hosting the Olympics.
When the parade is held June 8, every float rolling down Fifth Avenue will be required to display a cultural theme. A community food drive is also being organized as part of the festivities and more money has been set aside for scholarships.
A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.
The president will be in the Tri-State area on Wednesday as part of a push for more infrastructure spending.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.
New NY Bridge spokesman Brian Conybeare has been touring schools across the Hudson Valley to talk about the project. A recent presentation was recently held at Ossining High School.
Joshua Garcia, a father of three, said other commuters took out their cellphones to take pictures of the incident.
The school revoked the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority’s registration Wednesday and ordered it out of its campus house by May 15.
The “human chandelier” stunt, in which performers hang by their hair from a suspended apparatus, won’t be performed. Eight acrobats and a ground worker were injured in an accident Sunday.
Fans around the Tri-State area have donned their jersey’s and applied their face paint for a night of hard hitting NFL action.
The parade, held every year since 1929, honors Italian Americans’ contributions to New York City and draws around million spectators and 35,000 marchers.