Subjects of the Dutch colony of Nieuw-Amsterdam, arise! After 33 years as your benevolent overseer, your queen has forsaken you.
1:55 p.m. | Updated Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called on Tuesday for Consolidated Edison to freeze extra bonuses paid to senior executives for their response to Hurricane Sandy, other storms and a monthlong lockout of 8,000 workers last year.
On the “New York Street” of the Universal Studios back lot in Universal City, Calif., while filming the finale of ABC’s “Revenge,” the assistant director, Johnny Haddad, called out to his 130 background actors:
One minute, sunshine and spring blossoms were the only things descending from the sky, the next moment it was ashes, soot and fire-hose water cascading from the first roof-deck fire of the year in Lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s campaign for stricter gun regulation might have been, well, gun shy about recruiting one of his predecessors, John Purroy Mitchel.
Here’s a sweet little piece of animal news: a sickly beaver found three weeks ago along the East River was nursed back to health and released Sunday in the city by a animal-rescue group based on Long Island.
3:08 p.m. | Updated Welcome to the Big City Book Club. Our live discussion about “Great Fortune,” by Daniel Okrent, will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern time in the comments section below, but you can post your thoughts and questions anytime.
On a recent Monday morning, I rush to the post office on Roosevelt Island to send a birthday card to a friend in Argentina.