There's just one more thing Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't want you to have before he leaves office -- those plastic foam containers that keep your takeout toasty warm and your coffee piping hot.
He probably won't get his way. His bill to ban plastic foam containers has been watered down in City Council.
Still, it's a welcome step forward.
Plastic foam food containers are a... » more
In a few weeks, he will vacate the office he's held for 12 years. Term limits have finally caught up with him. Although he must be given credit for many notable accomplishments, more than a few people will be glad to see him go.
Yes, it's time to say goodbye to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Growing up, Markowitz never had it easy. He dragged himself to night classes at... » more
Let it snow!
The city is expected to get up to four inches of snow Tuesday, beginning right in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "The snow will become steadier and heavier as the morning continues," he said... » more
President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and their wives shared Air Force One on Monday on a flight to South Africa, where they will be joined by two other former presidents at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela.
The rare gathering is a sign of the respect Mandela - who died on Thursday at age 95 - held among both political parties in the United States.
As... » more
Shopping this holiday season for a woman who's ultra-chic?
From a fashion-forward pair of leopard-print gloves to a Christmas ornament fashioned after Bergdorf Goodman's famed Linda Fargo, here's what to buy the stylish gal in your life without breaking the bank .... » more
Forget five golden rings – ’tis the season of funk. So declares the Cali connection of DJ/ producer Damon Riddick (aka Dâm-Funk) and Snoop Lion -- billed here as Snoopzilla -- who team up here for a selection of cosmic, George Clinton-worshipping cuts of classic, trunk-rattling West Coast funk, complete with hand-drawn jacket art that cries out "1992." From the sternum-shaking,... » more
Fordham University’s WFUV has been a mainstay on the New York radio dial for more than 65 years. These days, the non-commercial station is one of the only places to hear up-and-coming singer-songwriters and indie rockers.
Tuesday, some of those artists, including jazzy folk-rocker Iron & Wine, new wave legend Nick Lowe and southwestern duo Calexico, will take part in the ninth annual Holiday... » more
A soft-spoken man with a Stonewall Jackson beard, singer-songwriter Sam Beam has spent the past decade recording as Iron and Wine, blossoming along the way from bare acoustic numbers into fully realized arrangements that draw from musical traditions both near and far. Tuesday evening, Beam, backed by frequent collaborators Calexico, will headline a lyrical army of fellow artists and songwriters... » more
Adam Sandler is making way too much moolah for the film flops he's been starring in lately.
The funnyman is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, according to a new report in Forbes magazine, because he's been raking in $15 million-plus movie paychecks even though many of his recent projects, like "Jack and Jill" and "That's My Boy," have performed oh-so-poorly at the box... » more
'Fast & Furious 6'
It's hard to talk about a movie like "Fast & Furious 6" without first discussing the tragic death of its star, Paul Walker. Tragic is the right word, and we'll just add that a portion of the sales of DVD, Blu-ray and digital copies of this film will go to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. That said, the latest installment of the action series builds on... » more