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Hundreds of spectators along the banks of Newtown Creek watched the remains of the old Kosciuszko Bridge come down in a controlled explosion Sunday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined city and state officials on the Brooklyn side to watch the implosion just after 8 a.m.
Two US representatives want nonconsensual condom removal — known as “stealthing” — to be classified as rape and are pushing for a hearing to learn more about the practice and its repercussions.
Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna, from California, and Carolyn Maloney, from New York, sent a letter Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee asking its members to address the issue.
UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — A project to revitalize a two-block stretch of the East River Esplanade broke ground Monday, city officials announced.
The Kosciuszko Bridge collapsed in a cloud of smoke with a thunderous bang early Sunday morning.
The 78-year-old bridge was felled at 8 a.m. exactly when hundreds of small charges that had been placed on its joints were detonated.
Gravity then went to work and the bridge collapsed in a smokey show watched by Gov. Cuomo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Department of
House Democrats introduced a motion Monday to force a vote on the bipartisan Dream Act, legislation that would provide a permanent solution to allow between 1.2 million and 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in the United States legally.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats are pushing a bill to reform the way banks charge overdraft fees, but recognizing that Republicans are unlikely to take up the legislation, they are hoping Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray could address the issue without Congress.
It will likely be more than a decade, at least, before the Second Avenue Subway stretches north of 96th Street. But the MTA is giving Harlem residents a peek at what someday could be. NY1's Jose Martinez filed the following report.
To the Editor:
Nicholas Kristof’s Sept. 7 column, “Google and Sex Traffickers,” sheds light on a critical issue: lobbying efforts to defeat “legislation that would crack down on websites that promote sex trafficking.”
Geographically, Roosevelt Island is not a part of the borough, but the official opening of the Cornell Tech campus Wednesday is a very big deal for Long Island City, Astoria and other neighborhoods in western Queens.
Improving our country’s roads, bridges, tunnels and rail systems is a basic function of our government that has traditionally been supported by both parties. By investing in infrastructure, we not only repair deteriorating bridges, roads and tunnels, but also strengthen our communities and speed up commerce.