Government Shutdown - NBC New York

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 12:20 AM EST

Furloughed? Bon Jovi Wants to Help With a Free Lunch

Furloughed? Bon Jovi Wants to Help With a Free Lunch

A New Jersey-based “community restaurant” owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife will serve a free meal to furloughed federal workers on Monday.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:04 AM EST

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:37 PM EST

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 07:11 PM EST

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 04:22 PM EST

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

Transportation Security Administration screeners at U.S. airports are facing their first missed paychecks as an impasse between President Donald Trump and lawmakers over funding for a new barriers at the U.S....

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Child Found Safe After Vehicle Stolen in Brooklyn
Child Found Safe After Vehicle Stolen in Brooklyn

A 6-year-old boy was found safe Monday afternoon after the vehicle he was sitting in was stolen in Brooklyn.

Robber Who Stole $60K in Slew of NYC Thefts Arrested: NYPD
Robber Who Stole $60K in Slew of NYC Thefts Arrested: NYPD

The man who authorities say is responsible for a slew of armed robberies in which he and an accomplice pulled a gun on their victims has been arrested, according to police

'Totally Devastated:" NJ Ride That Killed Girl, 10, Shut Down
'Totally Devastated:" NJ Ride That Killed Girl, 10, Shut Down

The owner of an amusement park ride from which a girl fell and died Saturday in southern New Jersey said he and his employees are "totally devastated" as the investigation continues into what went wrong.

2 Teens Die in Fiery Crash When Porsche Falls From Overpass
2 Teens Die in Fiery Crash When Porsche Falls From Overpass

A fiery car crash on railroad tracks in Rockland County Sunday afternoon killed two people, including a high school student, injured another and suspended the NJ Transit rail service into Monday morning.

Ex-National Security Council Official Testifying to Congress
Ex-National Security Council Official Testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the...

Look, Up in The Sky! Personal Flight Machine Demos in NJ
Look, Up in The Sky! Personal Flight Machine Demos in NJ

It’s a bird! It’s plane! No – it’s a personal human flight machine!