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 New York City college student accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group and Osama bin Laden, and feared being known as the "Looney Tunes Terrorist" if his glasses fell off and he couldn't shoot straight, federal prosecutors said.
Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of people shared how psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants. Denver voters approved a similar measure for people 21 and older last month.
"Following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech 12 years ago, professor and poet Nikki Giovanni delivered a stirring address that included a simple truth.
'No one deserves a tragedy.'
It is a mantra that bears repeating in Virginia Beach and across a commonwealth that on Friday witnessed yet another senseless act of violence," writes The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board.
The city has released a letter in which the suspect in Friday's mass shooting resigned from his nine-year post hours before killing 12 and injuring four.
"I want to officially put in my (2) weeks' notice to vacant (sic) my position of Engineer III with the City of Virginia Beach," DeWayne Craddock, a public utilities engineer, wrote May 31. The city redacted the exact time he sent the email.