Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Last summer, the city’s parks were flush with maintenance crews as New Yorkers streamed into green spaces after a long pandemic winter. The parks department was able to hire about 3,500 workers, their salaries paid with a one-time injection of federal COVID-19 relief funds, to pick up litter and protect greenery amid another spring awakening … Read more

Busy summer of elections ahead for New York

Summer can often be a quiet period for New York politics. That won’t be the case in 2022. Between scheduled elections, a confusing ongoing legal battle over redistricting and congressional vacancies, there will be many consequential political contests filling the summer months. The latest wrench thrown was US Rep. Tom Reed’s sudden resignation from Congress … Read more

How abortion laws could change in New York

Democratic elected officials in New York have signaled they will take action to enhance the state’s current abortion laws after the release of a draft ruling at the US Supreme Court that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. If the court does rule and issue the opinion that became public this week, … Read more

States and cities where employers must share salary ranges when hiring

In December, New York City Council passed a bill that will require employers to post the salary range for all job openings, promotions and transfer opportunities. When the law is set to go into effect in April, the city will join the growing ranks of states and cities passing salary transparency laws nationwide. The movement … Read more

Insurance coverage for undocumented New Yorkers requested

Expanding health insurance coverage to undocumented New Yorkers has won support from a broad coalition of political pundits, business lobbyists and immigrant rights advocates as state lawmakers are debating whether to include it in the state budget due next week. The issue of extending health insurance to undocumented people in the state has gone largely … Read more

Tom Grennan tells fans he’s ‘everything is fine’ after New York attack

British singer Tom Grennan has reassured his fans that he was ‘everything is fine’ and was just in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ following an apparently “unprovoked” attack early thursday morning after a show in New York. The 26-year-old artist – looking tired and wearing a cap and hoodie – posted a video … Read more

New York’s hospitality and tourism have a long road to recovery: study

New York’s world fame hotel and tourism sector has a strong ascent to bounce back to its pre-pandemic glory days – with hotel business travel revenue expected to be 55% lower in the Big Apple market this year compared to 2019, new analysis from the sobering industry. The American Hotel & Lodging Association and Kalibri … Read more

Apple Retail union organizers want workers to be paid at least $30 an hour

Customers walk past an Apple logo inside an Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City. lucas jackson | Reuters Workers hoping to organize a union to Apples The Grand Central Terminal store wants workers to be paid at least $30 an hour, according to a website of the group, Fruit Stand Workers … Read more

Foster + Partners Unveils Design for New JPMorgan Chase New York Headquarters

Foster + Partners Unveils Design for New JPMorgan Chase New York Headquarters © dbox / Foster + Partners Share Share Facebook Twitter pinterest WhatsApp To post Or Foster + Partners has unveiled the design for a new skyscraper at 270 Park Avenue that will house JPMorgan Chase’s New York Headquarter. The 60-story tower is … Read more

Brooklyn subway bombing suspect sentenced to detention without bail

NEW YORK (AP) – The man accused of open fire on a crowded subway train in Brooklyn was sentenced to detention without bail as prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that he terrified the entire city of New York. Frank James, 62, spoke only to answer “yes” to standard questions during the brief proceeding in … Read more