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Video: Rat Terrorizes Commuters on NYC Subway

Video: Rat Terrorizes Commuters on NYC Subway

"Rat on the train! Rat on the train!"

A viral video finds a stowaway rat terrifying New Yorkers riding the subway during their morning commute. Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival To Begin Paying Its Interns

Tribeca Film Festival To Begin Paying Its Interns

'Interns.' No, wait. 'Volunteers.' Er, 'crew members.'

Following a $45 million acquisition by Madison Square Garden Co, the Tribeca Film Festival will start paying the hundreds of interns who make it happen. Read More »

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

Kept trying to break in during daylight

CNN producers Yon Pomrenze and Connor Fieldman Boals kept trying to get into the WTC in broad daylight, even after being caught multiple times by authorities. Read More »

Humorous Signs Make The Day Better For NYC Subway Conductors

Humorous Signs Make The Day Better For NYC Subway Conductors

Yosef Lerner wanted conductors to know they are seen as human

A NYC creative director and his partner embarked on an experiment to recognize subway drivers. The end result was a lot of happy faces and a video of the tale. Read More »

NYC Teenager Creates A 'Silver Lining' For Sandy Survivors (Video)

NYC Teenager Creates A 'Silver Lining' For Sandy Survivors (Video)

Ariel Creamer was named 'White House Champion of Change' in April

What began as a small effort ended up helping hundreds in Ariel Creamer's hard-hit community of Rockaway, Queens, and inspiring students across the country. Read More »

Thunderdome News Team Weathers Sandy: Bonds In First Real Trial

Thunderdome News Team Weathers Sandy: Bonds In First Real Trial

Editor thought she'd left hurricanes in her Southern past. She was wrong.

Digital First Media was in its downtown Manhattan offices for just two months when Sandy came to town forcing a new team to learn quickly how to work together. Read More »

Hotel Security Guard Accused Of Starting Fires To Lighten Workload

Mariano Barbosa is alleged to have started fires at upscale Manhattan hotels.

Wouldn't you like an easier workload? New York hotel security guard Mariano Barbosa has been accused of starting fires to cut his workday short. Read More »

NYC Law Bans Discrimination Against The Unemployed

NYC Law Bans Discrimination Against The Unemployed

NEW YORK - The nation's most far-reaching effort to stop employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants has become law in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto. It makes New York the fourth place in the country with some form of a law against... Read More »

Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Do you remember that kid that sat across from you in Psych 101, who always cheated on exams and made up excuses about not turning in his papers? Don't be surprised if he shows up in the next cubicle, or in the executive suite at your company, and is just as deceitful. According to a new study from the... Read More »

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »

Anthony Harper, NYC Firefighter, Says He Was Mistreated Because He's Vegetarian

Anthony Harper, NYC Firefighter, Says He Was Mistreated Because He's Vegetarian

Employees have been victims of all kinds of discrimination -- sex, race, religion, age, weight. But a New York City firefighter, Anthony Harper, is alleging that he was ostracized by his co-workers because of his diet: He's a vegetarian. Read More »

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District. But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »

Can I Lose My Job Because Of Hurricane Sandy?

Can I Lose My Job Because Of Hurricane Sandy?

If your workplace is closed or destroyed due to a natural disaster, get in touch with your supervisor to find out what is happening and any plans to reopen. Read More »

Sandy's Unsung Heroes: 'Unwatering Team' Drains New York's Tunnels

Sandy's Unsung Heroes: 'Unwatering Team' Drains New York's Tunnels

Their job title sounds like a linguistic, and even practical, impossibility: They are the "unwatering" team. Their assignment: Drain the water from New York City after Hurricane Sandy drowned the East Coast. Read More »

NYC-Area Workers Face Daunting Commute, After Hurricane Sandy

NYC-Area Workers Face Daunting Commute, After Hurricane Sandy

Tens of thousands of Americans still aren't going to work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the largest tropical storm ever known to make landfall in the Northeast. Many have no work to go to -- with all the businesses in lower Manhattan still without electricity. But for those determined to get to the office... Read More »

Mayor Bloomberg Urges City Employees To Get Back To Work, Despite Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg Urges City Employees To Get Back To Work, Despite Sandy

New York City schools will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday and public transport will be suspended for at least the rest of the work week, as the city begins cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, the most damaging natural disaster to hit the city in over a century. But New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... Read More »

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

"Much of my job is like being a therapist," says a Manhattan-based nutritionist of her practice. Read More »

County Worker Mark Johnson Wins $50,000 Steve Martin Award, Chance To Play Banjo On 'Letterman'

County Worker Mark Johnson Wins $50,000 Steve Martin Award, Chance To Play Banjo On 'Letterman'

A job reviewing storm and flood maps for the local county government office is hardly the... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Is It Crazy To Turn Down A Job Interview?

My Unemployed Life: Is It Crazy To Turn Down A Job Interview?

Am I crazy? I get the feeling that some people think that I am. I was called for a job interview. I turned it down. The job was located in downtown New York City, near the new World Trade Center. I was aware of this when I applied for it; but a woman I know at the company told me that they'd been allowing... Read More »

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