The last few years have been pretty rough on poor ol' Nokia.
Once the world's largest smartphone vendor, Nokia began this year in the number-10 position, falling hard from the salad days of low-end feature phones. After hitching its wagon to Microsoft, the handset maker began manufacturing solid devices that were hamstrung by an underdeveloped and undersupported mobile OS, causing them to... » more
Are condo boards as powerful as co-op boards? Are they as difficult when it comes to renovations and sublets?
Though condo boards and co-op boards each operate as the captain of their respective ships, there is a significant mismatch of power, say our experts.
Let's start with what the two types of boards have in common. Both are elected and tasked with following the building's rules... » more
Z100 & Coca-Cola’s All-Access Lounge
Z100’s Jingle Ball, the radio station’s annual celebrity-packed concert, will take place Friday at Madison Square Garden, but you can help kick off festivities for FREE at Z100 and Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge. Scope out performances from Austin Mahone, Paramore, Travie McCoy and more, and listen to tunes as you peruse interactive displays. (Friday,... » more
The Bronx skated to a hard-fought victory this week when the City Council voted to transform the hulking Kingsbridge Armory -- empty for the last 17 years -- into a national ice sports center with nine skating rinks and a 5,000-seat hockey arena.
We hope it moves the Bronx renaissance into high gear.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the Kingsbridge National Ice Center will provide the Bronx... » more
Once the textile and fashion hub of New York City, the Garment District is now changing rapidly as more businesses from industries outside of fashion are moving in.
From advertising agencies and architecture firms to creative workspaces, tech, graphic design and lighting companies, the Garment District is now saturated with a new kind of creative buzz.
It is one which Garment District... » more
Stanley Tucci has turned up in so many big movies lately -- everything from "The Hunger Games" series to the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- that it's a pleasure to see him return to his theatrical roots in "Some Velvet Morning," the new film from Neil LaBute that is available on VOD and iTunes and opening at the Village East tomorrow.
A two-hander... » more
If you're planning on getting your artificial tan, be prepared for changes.
The city's Health Dept. unanimously voted Wednesday to regulate tanning salons and shops. Under the regulation, that goes into effect in six months, stores will have to bar customers under 17, require users to use protective goggles and make store owners post signage near the artificial tanning beds about about the... » more
Parents who want to put their toddlers in pre school will have to make sure their kids get their shots first.
The health department approved a measure Wednesday that mandates that any child under 5 must get the flu vaccine if they want to enroll in a day care program. Health Commissioner Thomas Farely said one out of four city kids contract the virus, which is harsher for them due their weak... » more
The recent derailment of a Manhattan-bound passenger train that killed four people and injured more than 70 appears to have been caused by fatigue. The engineer has said he slipped into "a daze" and neglected to apply the brakes as the train approached a curve at deadly speed.
To sleep researchers, this sounds like an episode of "microsleep," commonly referred to as "highway... » more
A year later and Superstorm Sandy still haunts the MTA, as Sandy-related problems nabbed three of the 10 worst transit events in 2013,said a new reports from commuter-advocacy group Straphangers Campaign.
Budgets overrun, reconstruction projects and residual day-to-day problems from Sandy were Nos. 2, 3 4 on the Campaign's yearly list, which also highlighted "grim and dreary" subway... » more