Thursday Sep 4
Students Head Back to School as Mayor Launches Pre-K Expansion
New York City students streamed back to school Thursday morning, brimming with jitters and excitement - and with many more 4-year-olds in the mix. Thursday marked the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio 's expanded pre-K program, which aims to bring 53,000 kids into full-day preschool seats this fall.
Building With 144 New Pre-K Seats Unfinished Days Before School Starts
The school providing the most full-day pre-K seats in its district is still under construction as crews work "around the clock" with just days to go before opening, according to the headmaster.
New York Daily News
August 13: Robin Williams, NASCAR and internet service
Brooklyn: I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Williams. Years ago when he was a struggling comic, he would entertain the crowd in front of the New York Public Library by mimicking passersby by walking next to them, copying each one's stride and actions without saying a word.
Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Grand Central Parkway, Police Say
A woman died when a motorcycle she was riding on lost control and crashed on the Grand Central Parkway in East Elmhurst early Tuesday, killing her and seriously injuring the driver, authorities said.