New York City marks International Women's Day with march

Mar 9, 2015

New York City marks International Women's Day with march

Men and women from around the world gathered Sunday at the United Nations to mark International Women’s Day with a march to Times Square, joining voices globally demanding gender equity. About 1,000 people convened at the U.N. headquarters to speak up for the gender ...

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed ...

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Dec 30, 2014

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Simmering tensions between New York City’s police force and its top official boiled over again into public view Monday as boos greeted the mayor during an officer swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during Saturday’s funeral for ...

Dec 29, 2014

NYC police boss says less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, New York City’s police commissioner called for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue” to defuse the tension between police officers and the minority communities ...

NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

Dec 22, 2014

NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

New York City’s subways — the biggest U.S. mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of moving parts are ...

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Jul 18, 2014

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch’s longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. Although ...