The New York City Board of Health has voted unanimously to require all city children in licensed preschools or day-care centers to get the flu vaccine.
The regulation becomes effective next month and will be required for some 150,000 kids. The measure applies to children ages 6 months to almost 5 years, and mandates that kids receive flu shots by Dec. 31 of any year.
To be clear, I am... » more
A probe into the 911 system on the day an SUV fatally struck 4-year-old Ariel Russo says human error and not technical problems caused a delay in response time, a city report said Thursday.
Russo was killed June 4 when a driver lost control and slammed into the child and her grandmother at West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue at 8:15 a.m.
The Department of Investigation report said... » more
The City Council voted overwhelmingly Thursday to include electronic cigarettes in the city’s ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, parks and other public places.
“E-cigarettes threaten — in my opinion — to undermine enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act, and because many of the e-cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes and be used just like them, they can lead to confusion or confrontation,”... » more
"The Wolf of Wall Street" depicts a boiler-room culture in which brokers bilk customers of hundreds of millions of dollars and then launder their ill-gotten gains to buy mansions, Ferraris, yachts, personal aircraft, hookers and pharmacopoeias of recreational drugs.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the pathologically corrupt rogue trader Jordan Belfort in the film, said in a Manhattan news conference... » more
The acclaimed Chicago production of Eugene O’Neill’s five-hour, 18-character drama “The Iceman Cometh” starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, which many thought would transfer to Broadway last year, will play a six-week run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. The show is widely expected to transfer to Broadway immediately after the BAM run.
LeKae withdraws from 'Motown' after diagnosis... » more
Target said hackers have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visited its stores during the first three weeks of the holiday season in the second-largest such breach reported by a U.S. retailer.
The hackers worked at unprecedented speed, carrying out their operation from the day before Thanksgiving to this past Sunday, 19 days that are the heart of the crucial... » more
If you read my review of the Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, then you know that I'm a terrible parent to my electronics gear.
My Apple iPhone 4S really suffered under my terrible caretaking skills, having been dropped (with no case, of course) more times than I'd like to remember, and it even found itself under running water a couple of times.
But it stuck... » more
It had been a long day of classes at Pratt Institute and the Queens-bound G train was packed. I took the only vacant seat; it was across from a shrieking child in his stroller. His mother stared intently at her iPhone.
I'm certain my fellow commuters were thinking the same thing I was: "Lady, please do something, your kid is killing us." Then the mother surprised us. She turned the... » more
Kelly Killoren Bensimon chats with Montauk resident Helen Ficalora about the appeal of men's jewelry:
Jewelry designer and Montauk native Helen Ficalora is inspired by the rhythms of the natural world. Hand- crafted and cast in gold, her work has heirloom quality and collectibility. Each necklace and medallion tells a personal story and ranges in price from $125 to $1,800. With her SoHo men’s... » more
The most damning revelation from a review of the National Security Agency's metadata programs released Wednesday is that collecting records of nearly all the phone calls made in the United States in the last five years was not essential to prevent terrorist attacks.
A federal judge reached a similar conclusion earlier this week in a case challenging the constitutionality of the vast data sweep.... » more