Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, died on Monday at age 74 , the group's manager said.
Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany, following a battle with bile duct cancer, the band said in a statement.... » more
Last month, the Partnership for New York City published the NYC Jobs Blueprint, which lays out what city leaders must do to create a full-employment economy. One key: The government must protect and leverage the city's assets, including the anchor institutions that define our global brand and power our key industries.
Madison Square Garden is one of those assets, contributing more than $500... » more
The city's largest union threw its weight behind Democrat Bill de Blasio's run for mayor Monday.
George Gresham, the president of 1199 SEIU, which represents 200,000 hospital and health care workers, said the city's public advocate had the strongest vision for creating jobs among all of the candidates.
"Bill is not afraid to say that too many New Yorkers are being left behind and ignored... » more
Before the city's public school students begin their summer break, they're going to get one additional lesson about tolerance.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced Monday that he sent a memo to all city principals advising them to create and implement anti-hate lesson plans by the end of the school year.
Walcott, who made the announcement with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,... » more
Pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift won the big prizes on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, which also honored legendary performers Madonna and Prince.
Bieber, who was named top male artist, also performed at the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He also took home Billboard's first Milestone Award, chosen by fans, for musical innovation and ingenuity.
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You ever get the feeling that you're being watched? Because you are.
If you're outside your home, and in a public area, chances are there's a camera pointed at you -- watching you window shop and pick your nose.
Most businesses and many apartment buildings have security cameras. Combine their footage with NYPD security cameras and you can track your whole day's travels.
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Council Speaker Christine Quinn last week announced a plan to double -- from $5 to $10 -- the price cap on items that can be sold at sidewalk newsstands.
Her proclamation amazed more than a few New Yorkers: Who knew that streetcorner newsstand owners have to petition the City Council to sell a useful $10 umbrella -- instead of the water-soluble $4 version -- here in the heart of global capitalism?
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Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
About 30,000 rail commuters per day are affected by the service disruption.... » more
While the Knicks’ 2012-13 season was easily the team’s most successful campaign in more than a decade, the fact remains that it fell well short of a championship or even a conference finals berth against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Surely, they’ll be in the thick of things again next season, but expect a few tweaks to the roster. Here’s a few early predictions for the Knicks’ offseason.
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