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Prospect Park's magnolia trees are budding in December....

A budding magnolia tree in Prospect Park in December 2022. “It’s unusual,” one expert on hardy woody plants tells Gothamist, “but...

Murders, shootings down in NYC since 2021, but other crimes...

NYPD sections off the scene of a shooting where shots were fired from a car that was driving on the Lower East Side on February 16th....

New survey highlights NYC Asian voices that favor school...

The findings aim to counter a ‘wedge’ issue seen as dividing Asian Americans and Black and Latino Americans. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: The guy who invented the modern bulletproof...

Because he was also a salesman, here are your end-of-day links: Astoria pool hall lives to see another day, Eric Adams' favorite restaurateurs...

Federal judge in NY tosses key charges in Brian Benjamin...

Most of the serious charges against Brian Benjamin were dropped Monday. The case that threw state politics into a tailspin has been...

Police investigate Staten Island BB gun shooting as possible...

NYPD logo on a car The suspect, who police say was driving a black Ford Mustang with no plates, has not been identified. [ more ›...

Early Addition: Chris Christie's niece bit a deputy while...

Because she also reportedly asked a passenger she thought was Latino if they were smuggling cocaine, here are your early links: SNAP...

NYC kills ‘Internet Master Plan’ for universal, public...

The Internet Master Plan’s creators calculated that about 1.5 million people, disproportionately the poorest New Yorkers, lacked both...

‘Voters should not be disregarded’: Alvin Bragg reflects...

Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg. Bragg touched on gun violence, Mayor Eric Adams’ mental health plan, the Trump Organization...

EPA cleanup of Brooklyn’s toxic Newtown Creek Superfund...

The Newtown Creek is a 3.8 mile long tributary of the East River, flowing along the border between Brooklyn and Queens in New York...

Man critically injured in gunfight with cops near Yankee...

Police said the shootout began when officers responded to a report of a stolen car in the Bronx. [ more › ]

More NJ homes are owned by institutions, report finds....

A state report finds institutional investors are buying up homes in many New Jersey communities, making it harder for families and...

Queens greenthumbs lament loss of hundreds of trees for...

Some 260 trees are being cut down to make way for an expansion of the Long Island Expressway. Screenshots from Google Maps in Bayside,...

New School and part-time faculty union to meet with mediator

Part-time faculty at The New School are on strike after the union was unable to reach a new tentative contract with the university....

At the NYBG Holiday Train Show, magic is passed along through...

Replicas of the Hell Gate and George Washington bridges soar overhead in the New York Botanical Garden's 31st annual Holiday Train...

Is the NYPD ready for new role in dealing with people in...

Members of the NYPD will play a leading role in the administration's new policy to forcibly take people believed to have mental illness...