New York City Council holds hearing on façade inspections

Leaders of the New York City Department of Buildings testified before the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Building on Monday in the aftermath of two recent deadly accidents where falling debris off building façades killed two pedestrians walking on the sidewalk. 

Cleanup begins after 5-alarm fire rips through historic building in Chinatown

On the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, a historic building in Chinatown that Mayor De Blasio called “a pillar to the Chinatown community” was ripped apart by a 5-alarm fire. Now, city officials are saying the organizations that called the building their home will once again have space there after it is rebuilt and restored.

Chase hikes Sapphire Reserve fee

JPMorgan Chase has raised the annual fee for the Sapphire Reserve, the bank's premium and popular rewards credit card. The fee is now $550, an increase of $100. The bank is offering some new perks to appease and attract cardholders.

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating against New Yorkers who lack bank accounts and credit cards.

NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years

The man who earned the unlikely nickname “Train Daddy” as chief of New York City’s beleaguered transit agency announced Thursday that he was taking himself out of service, resigning after two years of trying to improve the Big Apple’s often frustrating subway and bus systems.