President Obama's visiting New Britain, Connecticut tomorrow to continue his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Bill de Blasio's journey to Albany marks a key date in his young mayoralty, as he heads to the capital to make a late push for his signature pre-kindergarten plan amid a backdrop of a protest organized by well-financed charter school advocates.
Temperatures continue to be low even in March as winter looms in New York City, but spring is just a few weeks away. Here's a list of events and activities to look forward to. [Timeout NY]
Today, partly cloudy with a high of 30, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 22. [Full Forecast]
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Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing putting after-school programs for middle school students in every district school that doesn't have them.
State conservation officials are calling for New Yorkers to clean their bird feeders, noting that about this time last year they confirmed bacterial infections in common redpolls that frequented feeders across 13 counties.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is overseeing a hearing in Washington, D.C. on ways to improve rail safety in light of recent incidents in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The Kingsbridge Armory has sat silently at the corner of Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue for more than a decade.
The New York City Council has passed expanded paid sick days legislation.
The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.
The bill will be the first that de Blasio, a Democrat, signs into law. He said Wednesday that the council "made history" with the legislation.
Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.