An inmate on a floating jail barge across the East River from Rikers Island died Wednesday after an apparent medical emergency. Eleven city inmates have died so far this year.
Unvaccinated students in the New York City Public Schools will face different rules starting Sept. 27 when it comes to COVID testing and quarantining.
New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex has been troubled by years of neglect and now has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic.
Following an inspection of Rikers Island by local and state leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he would use emergency orders to make “intense changes” at the jail.
Just 65% of city workers are vaccinated, with less than half of workers at the Department of Sanitation, the Department of Correction and NYCHA vaccinated.
In a significant reversal, the number of murders and shootings were down across the city compared to one year ago, announced city officials Tuesday.
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday he won't support the early release of inmates from Rikers Island due to staffing shortage.
New York City will develop a new evacuation plan and an alert system for basement apartment residents to get them to evacuate during potential flooding incidents.
Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy all declared a state of emergency as historic flash floods overtook Brooklyn, Queens, and parts of the NYC subway.
All New York City public school teachers and other staffers will have to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said Monday.
New York City's public schools will require COVID-19 vaccinations for student athletes and coaches participating in “high-risk” sports
The City Council wants illegal dirt bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs off New York City streets. They're pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to do more.
The report says that the city had a supply of N-95 masks that had already expired years earlier and found dysfunction and no city-wide plan for dealing with a pandemic.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a native of Buffalo, ventured downstate, in part, to build up her name and face recognition given that she is running for governor in 2022.
A slew of new guidance was released Thursday to help safely reopen New York's public and Catholic schools, as the debate over whether there should still be a remote option continues.
New York City's 300-plus cooling centers are open, some with extended hours. In a new partnership this year, all Petco stores in the city are open as cooling centers for New Yorkers and their pets.
Mayor Bill de Blasio wasn't letting Gov. Andrew Cuomo go quietly, saying he should never run for office again following his resignation announcement.
Outdoor dining structures have become a fixture on NYC's streets, but the transit workers union is taking issue with some of them, saying they're blocking bus lanes.
New York state is leaving it up to individual districts to set their own rules, locally. New Jersey, on the other hand, will implement a mask mandate statewide.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the $100 vaccine incentive and mandates are working. Over the past week, 80,000 New Yorkers got their first dose.