The Bloomberg administration Monday was talking trash — the food kind, that is. The city will expand a pilot program to increase composting of food waste, which the mayor in this year’s State of the City address called the “final recycling frontier.”
Bloomberg said the success of composting initiatives in Staten Island homes and about 90 public schools led his administration to grow the food... » more
Charlie Sheen has put Selma Blair square in his crosshairs, claiming he fired his "Anger Management" co-star after she bad-mouthed him to the show's head honchos.
Sheen, 47, went on a rampage after learning of Blair's alleged powwow with the show's executives, during which she complained that Sheen is always late and has a "shoddy work ethic," according to TMZ.com.
Sheen was furious... » more
In a conference call Monday, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said first baseman Mark Teixeira is likely to find himself on the disabled list for the second time this year.
“I think giving him the extra week will make a lot more sense,” Cashman said. Teixeira left Saturday’s game against the Angels after reinjuring his right wrist. He is hitting .151 with three homers in 15 games. ... » more
Longtime Mets closer John Franco may not be taking the mound for the Amazin’s anymore, but the four-time All-Star remains an active member of the baseball community.
On July 13, Franco will join his fellow New Yorkers in the All-Star 5K & Fun Run Benefiting Superstorm Sandy Relief. Franco, who grew up in Bensonhurst, says that he is honored by the opportunity to give back to the community.
“I... » more
In honor of Wednesday’s O Music Awards — which celebrate “the best in digital music” — rocker Andrew W.K. resolved to drum for 24 hours straight in the Times Square Oakley store.
W.K, a New York resident, is counting on drawing strength from the Times Square setting, which he called “one of the main apexes of energy in the entire world,” and the adrenaline of playing with guest drummers that... » more
Governors Island administrators said last week's implosion of one of its oldest buildings was a Big Bang of sorts, signifying the start of a new era for the island.
The 30-acre section of the island that was once off-limits to civilians will be transformed into a new, modern $250 million park that's set to open for the public next summer, and there's more on the way.
And the excitement... » more
From 1941 to 1981, the Dodgers faced off against the Yankees in 11 World Series. But oddly enough, the team that once called Brooklyn home hasn’t visited either Yankee Stadium since winning the title-clinching Game 6 of the 1981 World Series; this despite the institution of interleague play in 1997.
Tonight, the Dodgers become the final franchise to visit the Bronx since interleague play began.
Tommy... » more
Since the U.S. economic recovery began, the Federal Reserve has emerged as the biggest power player on Wall Street, with investors hanging on to every comment made by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his team.
How powerful is the Fed? After recent comments from Bernanke that his agency might soon start to taper its easy-money policies over the next few months as the recovery continues, the stock... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the latest statistics for the city's graduation rate Monday and found that more students are getting their high school diploma.
The four-year graduation rate for students in 2012 was 64.7%, which is more than 18% higher than the 46.5% rate in 2005. Bloomberg credited the Department of Education's enhanced academic plan... » more
New York's mayoral candidates have paid surprisingly little attention to one issue that really sets the Big Apple apart: an extraordinarily heavy tax burden.
No other big city in the country imposes such a broad array of taxes at such high levels, piling its own levies on top of those collected by Albany. For example, corporations pay a combined rate of 17.5 percent on net income allocated... » more