It’s Christmas time in the city! The season is known for holiday staples like the tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
A Long Island “scam artist” has agreed to close up shop after authorities said he charged desperate customers to facilitate kidney donations, a violation of state and federal law.
City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn attacked rival Bill de Blasio on Sunday, after a newspaper report claimed he met with a “slumlord” on Staten Island.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art dismissed as “a total fiction” claims in a published report that the museum bases pay for its cashiers on how much money they bring in despite its policy of only demanding a suggested donation.
Under the proposal, defense contractors that make financial or in-kind donations to help rebuild elementary or secondary schools affected by violent or traumatic events would receive preference for Department of Defense contracts.
Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.
While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.
Upon seeing the heartbreaking devastation play out on his television screen, Tim Occhipinti, a Hoboken councilman, started making calls. Eventually he reached a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma City.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which is overseeing more than $11 million, postponed public hearings with the victims’ families planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.
A bike expo was held Friday and Saturday in advance of the Five Boro Bike Tour, and plenty of people were making a point of showing support for Boston.
A New Jersey mother was charged this week with lying to multiple people and saying her son had cancer – including the 9-year-old boy himself.
Danielle Stevens said there are no profits gained from the sale of the B Strong bracelets, with 65 percent of all sales going to The One Fund Boston.
A lawyer is suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art, claiming the institution is purposely misleading people about how much they have to pay to get in.
The families directly affected by the Newtown tragedy had the first pick of the donations.