NY House Map Is Approved, Causing Chaos for Democrats

NY House Map Is Approved, Causing Chaos for Democrats

A state court formally approved New York’s new congressional map late Friday, ratifying a slate of House districts drawn by a neutral expert that could pave the way for Democratic losses this fall and force some of the party’s most prominent incumbents to face off in primary matches. The map, approved just before a midnight … Read more

What to do in NYC this weekend to beat the heat

What to do in NYC this weekend to beat the heat

Summer sears the city early this year. Temperatures are expected to hit over 90 on Saturday and Sunday – part of a heat wave that will strike the Northeast and Deep South. Typically, Central Park is around 72 in May, according to CNN. But there’s no reason New Yorkers can’t take the heat. In addition … Read more

The History of NYC’s Holland Tunnel

The History of NYC’s Holland Tunnel

Taking the PATH train or hopping a ferry are arguably the easiest forms of transportation that Hudson County residents can use to get into NYC for a workday commute or a weekend visit. A trip through the Holland Tunnel requires paying the toll, difficult parking on the other side, heavy traffic with no right turns … Read more

Times Square Rampage Victims Recount 2017 Attack – NBC New York

Times Square Rampage Victims Recount 2017 Attack – NBC New York

For some survivors, the sounds are a part of what still haunts them. People screaming. Car tires screeching. An engine revving. It was “like somebody just floored it. “It was so loud,” Jyll Elsman told a jury on a recent day in a Manhattan courtroom. “That is the last thing I remember before everything went … Read more

Cancers of the uterus finally headed to list of 9/11 illnesses – boon to female first responders, downtown NYC residents – New York Daily News

Cancers of the uterus finally headed to list of 9/11 illnesses – boon to female first responders, downtown NYC residents – New York Daily News

After being ignored for two decades, cancers of the uterus are expected to be added to a list of 9/11-related health conditions – bringing a measure of equality to women who breathed the toxic soup that hung over Ground Zero. But the news did little to comfort Con Edison retiree Cheryl Hall, who worked at … Read more

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Whether bracing for a severe storm or coping with the shock of a terrorist attack, New Yorkers rely on immediate aid from the city’s well-known first responders – and the NYC Emergency Management agency. Part of the city’s team of dedicated first responders, NYC Emergency Management staffers and volunteers not only work at disaster scenes, … Read more