Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was joined by NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday afternoon to call on Congress to pass gun control measures including universal background checks.
Girls whose families were wiped out by Hurricane Sandy can still party in style, thanks to a New York City charity that has collected more than 1,000 prom dresses for the storm’s victims.
A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.
Bright, colorful and sometimes wacky hats sat atop the heads of adults and children as everyone mingled and checked out the homemade creations.
Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula after celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful.
Hoboken City Councilman Ravi Bhalla said the city council will be looking at short-term remedies as well as long-term capital infrastructure improvements.
A gun buyback in Brooklyn sponsored by the NYPD held on Saturday netted 115 weapons, including an assault rifle.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group said New Jersey is far behind the curve in submitting mental health records for the purchase of background checks for gun purchases.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.
Bloomberg said he has no intention of announcing who he’s backing, leaving the door open to possibly change his mind before November.
Bloomberg also blasted the state legislature for tacking on a surcharge to New York City speeding tickets and taking the revenue but failing to vote for speed cameras.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday there are about 500,000 fewer smokers in the city than there were a decade ago and about 10,000 fewer deaths linked to smoking during that period.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
Researchers at NYU are asking for toenail clippings from some resident of Garfield, N.J., to determine whether they have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic hexavalent chromium from a since-shuttered factory.
Residents of Rockaway Beach descended on City Hall in Lower Manhattan Saturday, demanding that their beaches be rebuilt right now.