Taxi Medallion Holders Drowning In Debt May Soon Get Major Relief Under Proposed Refinancing LawTaxi medallions were once a luxury most livery drivers wanted, but thanks to rideshare apps like Uber, medallions are worth a lot less - leaving many owners drowning in debt.
Report: City-Appointed Panel Seeking Bailout To Help Taxi Drivers Struggling To Pay Medallion LoansThe city-issued permits, many of which were sold at artificially inflated prices, allow them to own cabs.
Tri-State Lawmakers Set To Visit ICE Detention Center In Elizabeth, N.J.The Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility currently houses about 300 immigrant detainees.
New York Rep. Gregory Meeks Suffers Minor Heart AttackThe 62-year-old said he hopes his experience can heighten awareness about heart disease and the importance of knowing the signs of a heart episode.
New York Cosmos To Play Against Cuba's National Team In HavanaTeam chairman Seamus O'Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba's national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.
Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy RepaymentsA proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.
Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner's DeathSix members of New York's congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month's police custody death of Eric Garner.
AP: Rep. Charles Rangel Holds Off Challenge To Win Congressional PrimaryWith 100 percent of the vote counted in unofficial results, Rangel led Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent, a difference of fewer than 2,000 votes.
Student Loan Rates Double Without Congress' ActionSubsidized Stafford loans, which account for roughly a quarter of all direct federal borrowing, went from 3.4 percent interest to 6.8 percent interest on Monday.
N.Y. Congresspeople: Possible Relief Ahead For Sandy Victims' Insurance RatesThere might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.
Furious & Fuming: Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner's decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.
Volunteers Spend Thanksgiving Serving Sandy VictimsFor many victims of Superstorm Sandy, this Thanksgiving has a whole new meaning.