Alex Silverman

Buildings Department Revokes License For Contractor With Over $600,000 In FinesThe buildings department said work could could be stopped at more than 400 jobs until a new general contractor can be found.
Bill Providing Medical Help For 9/11 Responders Set To Expire At MidnightFederal officials responsible for administering the program warn that by February the program will start to face challenges
911 Operators' Lawsuit Against NYPD, City Granted Class-Action StatusA group sued two years ago, accusing the NYPD of forcing them to work 16- and even 24-hour shifts with barely any breaks.
Excitement Over Pope's Visit Builds In Queens' Little ArgentinaIn a slice of Queens they call Little Argentina, people are buzzing about Pope Francis' visit.
Cuomo Aide Shot Before West Indian Day Parade Is DeadAn aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has died nine days after he was shot in the crossfire between two gangs in the hours before the West Indian Day parade.
Cuomo, Christie Ask Obama To Pay For Half Of 'Fair' Plan For Hudson TunnelIn a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say their states, along with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, would cover the rest of the project.
'Jaws' The Alligator Caught In Flushing Meadows Corona ParkThe NYPD had been on the lookout for the alligator after several reported sightings near Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
History Of Papal Visits To New York CityIt took 20 centuries for a pope to set foot in the United States, and since then New York City has become a popular stop for papal visits.
East Village Businesses Team Up, Create Root Beer Float To Help CharitiesThey envision an Avenue A Collaboration that grows beyond Percy's and Mikey Likes It, but for the time being they say they'll choose a different local organization every month or two.
Giuliani: De Blasio Policies Have Created Homeless CrisisIn an op-ed piece for the New York Post, Giuliani wrote that the homeless need to be "dealt with through intervention rather than denial."
NYPD Reports Lowest Summer Shootings, Murders In 20 YearsDeputy Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday there were 82 murders and 345 shootings in the city between June 1 and Aug, 31.
Chair For Pope Francis' Mass Arrives At Madison Square GardenThe chair Pope Francis will use during Mass later this month in New York City has arrived at Madison Square Garden.