Members of the public can now view the top submissions to "Aim for the Sky: Competition to Re-Imagine the Buffalo Skyway Corridor," which challenged the nation's top urban designers, economists, planners and architects to reimagine the four-mile stretch of lakefront.
The second span of the Kosciuszko Bridge will open to traffic before rush hour early on Thursday morning, carrying commuters from Queens into Brooklyn four years ahead of schedule. The state has already partnered with a Brooklyn park conservancy to turn a seven-mile stretch of land underneath the new bridge in Greenpoint into a multi-purpose public park and cultural center.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority board approved a controversial and hastily wrought reorganization plan on Wednesday that could cut as many as 2,700 jobs and save MTA as much as $530 million annually over the next three years — but the speed with which it was developed, limited public input, the fact that it’s not exactly complete and fears that planned consolidation will wrest control from popular NYC Transit President Andy Byford and other MTA division heads has many concerned.
A power outage on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City on Saturday evening lasted a little more than five hours — trapping people in subways and elevators, thwarting theatre-goers on Broadway, dimming the lights in Times Square and leaving drivers without traffic signals from 72nd Street to the West 40s, and from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.
A judge appointed a special prosecutor Wednesday to investigate a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.
A man killed during a scuffle Sunday with a romantic rival in the stairwell of a Bronx building was Lawrence Leathers, a Grammy-winning jazz drummer who has played in venues all over the world, cops and a relative said Monday.
Just as scientists are starting to understand the life forms and landscape of the ocean, they are also coming to grips with the threat of mass extinctions, speakers said at a marine biodiversity forum last week.
The forum, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, featured French scientific leaders and their American counterparts from the San Diego area. They addressed the marine issues raised in an international report on global biodiversity released earlier this month, arguing that conservation is just as important as stabilizing the climate.
According to the report, 30 percent of reef-forming corals are threatened, 33 percent of fisheries are over-fished, 33 percent of marine mammals are threatened, and 55 percent of the ocean is subject to industrial fishing.
That has profound implications for coastal communities such as San Diego, which depend on the ocean for food, tourism, recreation and biotechnology.
Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state.
Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds (2,040 kilograms) of harvested marijuana, state and federal prosecutors said at a news conference. Officers raided 247 homes and eight businesses and arrested 42 people in Denver and seven nearby counties.
Texas authorities on Friday denied withholding a cellphone video of Sandra Bland's confrontational traffic stop, responding to a Democratic legislator's heated questions about why the 39-second clip never publicly surfaced until now.
Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from outside Chicago, had used her phone in 2015 to briefly film a white state trooper as he drew a stun gun and yelled "I will light you up!" while ordering her out of the car. She was dead three days later, hanging in her jail cell outside Houston. Her death was ruled a suicide.