The Big Apple will have to find another festival to turn up to this year. Rolling Loud New York has been cancelled.


The food company Aramark is under fire after students at a school in New York spoke out about being served chicken, waffles and watermelon on the first day of Black History Month. The principal of Nyack Middle School wrote a letter to parents apologizing for the incident, and a spokesperson from Aramark issued a public statement of apology shortly afterward.

NYPD is suspending an officer for getting into an altercation with a young Black Staten Island girl, prompting the mayor to respond as well.

George Santos, a Long Island, N.Y. Republican who just was elected to a U.S. House of Representatives seat, admits to lying on his résumé.

Double Dutch jump rope is more than just a neighborhood game. A new profile notes that it was integral to the birth and growth of Hip-Hop culture.

AMIRI found itself trending after a man wearing the designer shirt was seen on surveillance video was stabbed after a bodega altercation.

Retail chains in the Big Apple apparently need to step their security up. A shoplifting ring is accused with taking almost $4 million dollars worth of merchandise.

The New York State Senate voted to approve a bill that would limit prosecutors' usage of rap lyrics in criminal trials as evidence. The bill would require them to only use the lyrics if they are deemed “literal, rather than figurative or fictional”.


The New York Police Department has named Frank James, a 62-year-old with ties to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as their main suspect in the brutal shooting attack on a subway train in Brooklyn that injured 29 people on Tuesday morning as a result of their ongoing investigation. They also cited James' posts on social media which included comments about NYC Mayor Adams and crime on the subways along with items of interest found at the scene and a vehicle James allegedly used.

New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin resigned from his position on Tuesday after pleading not guilty in a federal courtroom to charges of bribery and wire fraud among other offenses brought against him. He had surrendered to FBI agents earlier in the day who undertook the action based on their investigation into his affairs which began last November.

According to a new report, it appears that the rash of five violent shootings is connected, and has left two dead with a potential sixth victim also lumped into the ongoing investigation.


On Sunday, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul stated that she will lift the indoor mask mandate for schools statewide on March 2nd. She cited the downward trend of COVID-19 transmission as a factor in the decision. The directive does allow for parents and guardians to still send children to schools with masks.