The NYPD gave New Yorkers a more transparent look into the city’s crime over the weekend when the department released its new interactive data map. The online graphic, at maps.nyc.gov/crime, provides new insight into the safety of some communities.
The mayor’s office yesterday said the city is on track to have a record low number of murders this year. But the map, which displays data from... » more
The additions of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the Baseball Hall of Fame by its expansion era committee were each no-brainers. The three are the winningest managers of their era (1973-present), with only fellow Hall of Famers Connie Mack and John McGraw ahead of them on the all-time list.
Of course, there’s more to measuring a manager’s success than total regular-season victories.... » more
Police are searching for six people who assaulted a man near the Christopher Street PATH station on Sunday.
An unidentified 44-year-old New Jersey man was beaten around 6:30 a.m. Sunday by three men and three women near the station's entrance on Greenwich Street, officials said.
The group chased the man from the turnstiles to the outside of the station, where they punched and kicked... » more
A species of cockroach native to Japan that can withstand the city's brutal winters has been discovered at the High Line, and some New Yorkers are already squirming about the pest.
"If they can live in the cold, this is going to get worse. We already have them in the subways, apartments, sewers and streets," said Augusto Garcia, 19, a Bronx resident.
"I am kind of afraid... » more
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 problem... » 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