Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.
De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.
It happened just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday inside the 1253 Deli on Castle Hill Avenue in Parkchester.
The incident took place on 57th Street between 11th & 12th Avenues.
More subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.
A man is dead after being shot late Monday afternoon in a public housing development in Alphabet City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the New York Post ridiculous for an article in which the newspaper reported that police officers think the training in wake of the Eric Garner case is not realistic and pretty silly.
In what has been described as one of the biggest corruption crackdowns in years, city investigators and local prosecutors plan to issue bribery charges against charge 50 building inspectors and contractors, according to a published report.
There is still a residual smell from the fire on Kent Ave near the scene of a Brooklyn warehouse fire that burned for 5 days.
The plan is erect 48-foot-wide electronic billboards all along the Long Island Expressway and near Roosevelt Field mall.
Police say 29-year-old Maria Contreras had sex with a 14-year-old boy in her Bronx home last November.
Four people were hospitalized in the Wednesday morning incident.
Officials say 15 people remain hospitalized after a Metro-North train smashed into an SUV stopped on the tracks in Valhalla, killing five train riders and the car’s driver.
According to fire department officials, carbon monoxide levels started to rise and the buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
Bitter cold temperatures and ice caused some early morning delays for rail commuters across the Tri-State area on Tuesday.