The problem with cashless restaurants

A 2015 study found 360,000 households in New York City did not have access to a credit card.

New York judge allows lawsuit against Trump Foundation to move forward

The judge rejected the Trumps' claim that the lawsuit was biased and politically motivated.

Twitter bans far-right activist Laura Loomer for Islamophobic tweet

The tweet in question referred to Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar as “anti-Jewish” and referred to Muslim women as “abused and forced to wear the hijab.”

Obama visits a food bank, Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago: Here’s how politicians are spending Thanksgiving

Barack Obama surprises a food bank and President Donald Trump golfs.

Stories That Pay Off: The desperate and hilarious ways cities begged for Amazon HQ

Not everyone is happy about the new Amazon headquarters.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Barack Obama and 10 other politicians who worked at restaurants

Flipping burgers, waiting tables, even losing a finger — here are the politicians who previously worked in food service.

All the dramatic ways cities begged for the Amazon headquarters deal

It's been a long, painful journey to HQ2.

Pedro Hernandez speaks out against bail system that kept him in jail for a year

Pedro Hernandez gives his first formal interview since a human rights organization bailed him out from jail on Rikers Island to spur action on bail reform.

Progressive challenger Alessandra Biaggi defeats Richard Ribustello in New York state Senate race

"I hope to continue to be a voice that speaks truth to power, not in an abstract way but in a very real way," Biaggi said in October.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, had been all but guaranteed victory in deep-blue New York.

Taiwanese food is finally having a moment in New York City’s crowded restaurant scene

Three new restaurants showcase the best of Taiwanese cuisine: beef noodle soup, oyster omelette, stinky tofu and more.

Trial begins to determine whether Trump administration can ask about citizenship on the 2020 census

A nationwide study showed the question will be a "major barrier" to census participation, which could affect federal funding to states and cities and how congressional districts are drawn.

At Japanese restaurant Zauo, diners “fish” for their own dinner

The lobsters, along with rockfish and flounder, are caught using a hook rod, not unlike a claw crane at an arcade, intended to simulate fishing.

Spring 2019 fashion month was the most diverse ever — but Europe’s body diversity problem lingers

54 plus-size models up from 30 last season might seem like progress, but that still only equates to 0.73% of total castings.

‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski’s restaurant offers a healthy twist on Polish foods he ate as a kid

"The cabbage rolls are a Polish staple that I’ve evolved, swapping rice for grated cauliflower and opting for ground turkey instead of pork."

Now that China won’t take Americans’ plastic waste, the U.S. is in the midst of a trash crisis

Cities all over the country are experiencing rising costs and are considering dropping plastic-recycling programs altogether.

After bringing down New York’s “intolerable” Democrats, Alessandra Biaggi plans her next moves

Alessandra Biaggi ran an insurgent campaign. On Sept. 13, she defeated long-term incumbent and IDC head Jeff Klein to become the Democratic candidate for New York state Senate District 34.

Harvey Weinstein was reportedly spotted at Babbo, the restaurant partly owned by Mario Batali

The restaurant confirmed to Eater that Weinstein, or someone representing him, made a 10:30 p.m. reservation for six guests on Wednesday night at Babbo.

Racist dog whistles from Republicans haven’t sunk black progressive Antonio Delgado’s campaign

Although the race for New York's 19th Congressional District is still considered a toss-up, a recent AARP poll found that Delgado is currently ahead among older voters.

GOP megadonor who called Obama a “Muslim nigger” also gave money to New York Rep. Claudia Tenney

Tenney has thus far not addressed the controversy.

A “Yelp for noise” exists to help you find the quietest bars and restaurants in your city

Because sometimes you actually want to have a conversation over dinner and drinks without screaming.

NYFW spring/summer 2019 was the most inclusive across race, size, gender and age — ever

Perhaps the biggest news: Nearly 45% of runway appearances were by nonwhite models.

New York City cab drivers face depression and debt amid increased competition from Uber and Lyft

Six New York City taxicab drivers have died by suicide in recent months, sparking protests and rallies aimed at protecting drivers' wages against competition from apps like Uber and Lyft.

Adult summer camp: Where adventure meets boozy debauchery and grown-ups can feel like kids again

These weekend getaways were made for anyone who needs a break from daily routine — and wants to spend it in the great outdoors.

Will the year of the woman continue? What to watch for in this week’s primaries

Primary season officially ends on Thursday.

This Week in Politics: Voters will choose Cuomo or Nixon, and Kavanaugh could be confirmed

The 2018 primary elections will come to an end this week while Congress moves forward on spending bills and Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Meet Joshua Applestone, the man who wants to sell you steak from a vending machine

Ground meats and cold cuts from a vending machine may be coming your way soon.

Update: 10 Emirates flight passengers tested positive for the flu

The flight arrived at JFK and was taken to a staging area, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Port Authority Police awaited its arrival.

Key moments from the ugly debate between Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon met for their first and only debate Wednesday night.

The environmental impact of the Trump Tower: How green is the president’s New York home?

Luxury buildings aren't great for the environment, but New York's Trump Tower is particularly terrible.