Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]
Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]
New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot.
The letters went out to about 1 million voters this week ahead of Tuesday's election. It represents a get-out-the-vote tactic that is being used increasingly around the country by both parties.
The letters note that "who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas.
De Blasio said it's incumbent on New York to play "a lead role in recruiting and supporting medical professionals" because the city and state are home to so many top-rated hospitals and medical schools.
The initiative is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists.
Halloween’s on Friday, which means New Yorkers have just a week left to visit the city’s numerous haunted houses. No, I don’t mean the Dakota, but purpose-built haunted houses charging admission to scare your pants off. The most interesting one would be old New York-themed Nightmare New York, but Blood Manor is popular and Blackout caters to the more extreme customers.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Cuomo administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the state's poor and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.