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Q&A With Julie Menin, NYC Media and Entertainment Commissioner

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment )
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment )

“New York City is the creative capital of the world. There’s no better city to be involved in the media and entertainment world,” according to...

  • Paralyzed police officer Steven McDonald receives applause from members of the New York City Police Department as he arrives for funeral services at Seaford, N.Y., for slain officer Edward Byrne, in this file photo. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver)

    Paralyzed New York Detective Who Became Voice for Peace Dies

    NEW YORK—New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed by a teenage gunman’s bullet in 1986 but publicly forgave the shooter and became... Read more

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    Cellphone, Wi-Fi Coverage Goes Live at NYC Subway Stations

    NEW YORK—Cellphone and Wi-Fi coverage is now being provided for commuters at each of New York City’s many underground subway stations, one year ahead of... Read more

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    NYC Has Fewest Shootings Ever Last Year

    NEW YORK—New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides. According to data released... Read more

  • An injured passenger, after a Long Island Rail Road commuter train either hit something or derailed, is taken from the Atlantic Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Over 100 Suffer Minor Injuries in NYC Train Accident

    NEW YORK—New York City authorities say more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at... Read more

  • NYPD police car stands parked in Times Square.(lazyllama/Shutterstock)

    New York Product Tester Mistakenly Delivers Pounds of Weed

    VALATIE, N.Y.—A product tester from upstate New York was surprised to find last month that a delivery she thought contained more items to review turned... Read more

  • Highway Patrol Officer Joseph Goss. (Video Screenshot/YouTube)

    Officer Dives Into Moving Car When Driver Can’t Stop

    MANORVILLE, N.Y.—A Long Island police officer says he dove through an open window of a slow-moving car with a toddler in the back seat when... Read more

  • In this file photo, Andrew M. Cuomo, work continues on the Second Avenue subway station at 72nd Street in New York. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of New York Gov. Cuomo via AP)

    New Subway Line, Awaited Since the 1920s, Is Set to Roll

    NEW YORK—It’s been an on-again, off-again, “believe it when you see it” project since the Jazz Age. Construction started 45 years ago. But New Yorkers’... Read more

  • In this photo provided by New York City Police Department Special Operations, a whale spouts water as it swims in the East River in New York. The whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan's upper East Side, close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives, during a patrol by officers in a police boat. (New York City Police Department via AP)

    Police: Whale Spotted Swimming in New York City’s East River

    NEW YORK—Officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat have spotted a whale in the East River. The New York Police Department’s special... Read more

  • A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, on Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Garbage Trucks to Block Possible Times Square Truck Attacks

    NEW YORK—Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials... Read more

  • A Sikh man wearing a turban listens as Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks to release the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) new uniform and appearance rules at the MPD headquarters in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2012. MPD became the first major police department in the US to proactively allow Sikh Americans to serve as full-time officers while keeping their articles of faith. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

    NYPD to Allow Sikhs to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up... Read more

  • Trump Tower stands along 5th Avenue in Manhattan as police stand guard outside 
following an earlier protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in front of the building on March 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Street Closures Around Trump Tower Reduced to Help Local Businesses

    NEW YORK—Manhattan businesses hit by the street closures and tight security around Trump Tower finally received good news. The block of 56th Street between 5th... Read more

  • FORT LEE, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City (R), and Fort Lee, New Jersey on December 17, 2013. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has had to fend off allegations in a scandal involving the bridge. In September, two of Christie's top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lanes on the bridge shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Some Democrats have said that the move was political revenge against the town's mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie for reelection. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    Deadly Crash Delays Traffic on George Washington Bridge

    A fatal crash in New York City snarled traffic, nearly shutting it down altogether, on the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, according... Read more

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    NYPD Suspends Officer Who Posted Photo of Handcuffed Family

    NEW YORK—The New York City Police Department has suspended the officer who posted a photo on social media of a handcuffed Brooklyn family with the... Read more

  • Troy Ave performs at "Christmas in Brooklyn" at the Barclays Center in New York's Brooklyn borough, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

    New York Rapper Shot, Wounded Sitting in Car at Intersection

    NEW YORK—Authorities say rapper Troy Ave has been shot while sitting in his car at a Brooklyn intersection. Attorney Scott Lemon says his client, whose... Read more

  • In this Dec. 12, 2016 photo, Tim Jaccard sits in front of snapshots of some of the children who were safely relinquished under a "Safe Haven" program he started 17 years ago, in Wantagh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Tragedy Drives Man to Give ‘Haven’ to Thousands of Babies

    LEVITTOWN, N.Y.—To untold numbers of children, he’s simply Uncle Tim. Nearly 3,300 babies across the country who otherwise might have been abandoned and perhaps died... Read more

  • Vehicles slow at a toll booth at the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee, New Jersey on Dec. 17, 2013. ( John Moore/Getty Images)

    Cuomo: All MTA Bridges to Be Cashless by End of 2017

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “cashless” automated tolls booths on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region will be completed by... Read more

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