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Flaco has become one of New York City's most beloved characters, lounging in courtyards and on fire escapes. But it can be easy to forget that his freedom is the result of an unsolved crime.
H. Sinno, former lead singer of the pioneering Lebanese rock band Mashrou' Leila, pairs their own history with that of the Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur in their new opera.
New York City joined other localities this week in pledging to buy up and forgive residents' unpaid medical bills. The trend started in Cook County, Ill., and is spreading around the country.
Mayor Eric Adams may yet veto it, but if the bill becomes law, it will ban most uses of solitary confinement beyond four hours in New York City jails.
After decades of plastic garbage bags stacked daily on New York City's sidewalks (and the rats they attract), officials hope to solve this issue just like other U.S. cities have already: garbage bins.
Yusef Salaam was one of five Black and Latino teens who were wrongly imprisoned for raping a jogger in 1989 before their convictions were overturned in 2002.
An opera about civil rights leader Malcolm X opens Friday — nearly 40 years after X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X premiered. The creative team says its message feels more relevant than ever.
It's a tree-lighting tradition dating back to the 1930s and this year's tree will arrive in New York City on Nov. 11. The Norway spruce is 80 to 85 years old, weighs 12 tons and is about 80 feet tall.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has used AI for robocalls in Mandarin, Yiddish, and other languages he doesn't speak IRL. NPR's Scott Simon ponders the downsides of this.
Over 100,000 migrants have sought shelter in New York City in the last year or so. Some are pregnant women fleeing violence and poverty. NPR followed the daily lives of three women.
New York City has been housing migrants in makeshift shelters throughout the city. In some areas, it has led to protests and court challenges.
The operator of a Bronx day care and a relative are facing drug charges after a 1-year-old boy died and three other children became dangerously ill.
Fewer than half of older adults who need mental health care or treatment for substance abuse get it. Many therapists don't feel qualified to treat older people, and insurance coverage is spotty, too.