Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

NEW YORK (AP) — With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies. New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed exasperation on the "Pod Save America" podcast l...

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic race for president could be getting another candidate. The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has been considering a run for months and is expected to announce a decisio...

NYC mayor announces Iowa trip ahead of expected 2020 entry

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is announcing travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidenti...

Longtime NYC prosecutor, former judge Richard Brown dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City prosecutor and judge whose 40-plus years in criminal justice stretched from the gritty "Mean Streets" era of the 1970s to today's opioid crisis has died at the age of 8...

NYC makes calls from jail free, 1st major US city to do so

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is now providing free phone calls from jails, making it the first major U.S. city to eliminate fees for inmate calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. ...

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent deca...

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places,...

New York City mayor tests chilly waters for presidential run

NEW YORK (AP) — At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out in a crowd. But does he have any shot of standing out in the packed field of potential Democra...

Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage plane that went from flying passengers in the 1950s to running drugs in the 1970s visited Times Square on Saturday before its next transformation into a cocktail lounge at th...

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction's owners broad rights ...

Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal official who appeared at Michael Cohen's congressional testimony to counter Cohen's assertion that President Donald Trump is a racist has spent the past month bunking with ...

Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

NEW YORK (AP) — A pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week at New York's Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that's up for an Oscar. The film d...

Federal official to spend month in NYC public housing

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal housing official in New York is temporarily moving into public housing to get an up-close look at the city's troubled system. Lynne Patton, the New Yo...

Lawyers: New York City inmates stuck in freezing cells

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of inmates at a federal jail in New York City have spent days in cold, dark cells amid frigid weather and without access to visitors or email, attorneys for the inmates said F...

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles J. Hynes, a former prosecutor who tried to bring order to Brooklyn's wild streets during an era of racial strife and rampant crime, has died. He was 83. Hynes...