Sep 15, 2013 — Caught in the line of fire by police officers, two women were shot near crowded Times Square in Manhattan last night. They were wounded as police struggled to deal with a man who was behaving erratically. The man had "simulated" firing a gun at police; he was not found to have a weapon.
Jul 22, 2013 — In the unregulated heyday before Prohibition, distilleries in New York produced whiskey, gin, rum and other spirits. Then the industry was all but wiped out for the next 80 years. But state laws regulating distilling have been loosened and now dozens of new distilleries have sprung up.
Jul 7, 2013 — After resigning as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, Eliot Spitzer is returning to politics to run for the city's office of comptroller, he told the New York Times.
Jun 27, 2013 — This summer, New York City is expanding food waste recycling into more neighborhoods, with an eye toward eventually making the program mandatory. Officials are hoping the changes will help improve on the city's dismal recycling rate, which remains stuck at 15 percent.
Jun 8, 2013 — In terms of Puerto Rican Day parades, New York City's event still takes the cake with its millions of parade watchers. Despite a steady population drop, the city is still home to the largest Puerto Rican community in the United States — and you'll find it by the flags.
May 21, 2013 — People who use Airbnb, the web company that pairs travelers with residents who rent out their homes on a short-term basis, are breaking New York City's laws, according to an administrative law judge. The vacation rental business was found to run afoul of the city's occupancy code.
Apr 2, 2013 — The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
Mar 21, 2013 — An fresh investigation into the 1990 murder of a New York rabbi has resulted in the freedom of the man convicted of the crime. Prosecutors supported David Ranta's release, saying serious doubt had been cast on his guilt.
Mar 1, 2013 — When it opened, its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family's daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.
Jan 15, 2013 — If you didn't know any better, you might think that even if new gun control proposals from President Obama become stalled in Washington's gridlock, the states will rush in to fill the void. A few states might, but don't expect a national trend.