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.

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.