The first game ever played at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center will be an Islanders preseason game against the Devils on Oct. 2, the team announced Tuesday.
The new arena and future home of the Nets, will officially open Sept. 28 with a Jay-Z concert, followed four days later with the Islanders' game, the first-ever NHL match-up in the borough.
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The MTA's new "Late-Night Map" -- the agency's latest attempt to help straphangers navigate a plethora of overnight service changes -- has a few problems that are leaving some riders scratching their head.
The errors include subway connections to the Atlantic Terminal and the Hunters Point Long Island Rail Road stations - which do not have overnight service - and markings for other... » more
A Staten Island cop was charged Monday with grand larceny after allegedly swiping two iPads from the car of a person he was arresting, police said Tuesday.
Anthony Rivera, 39, who worked out of the South Shore precinct, also faces charges of criminal possession of stolen property and official misconduct.
Rivera allegedly stole the goods from a car parked near a Target shopping center... » more
Starting Wednesday, straphangers can refill monthly and weekly MetroCards.
As previously reported in amNewYork, it's the first time riders can reuse an unlimited-ride card. Riders can also store an extra week or month on their card.
Half of riders currently buy monthly and weekly transit passes.
Next year, the cash-strapped agency plans to charge riders that don't reuse old cards... » more
Mindy Kaling may be leaving "The Office" for her own sitcom.
According to Wetpaint Entertainment, Fox has picked up a pilot for a show starring Kaling as a "Bridget Jones-esque OB/GYN" trying to balance her personal and professional lives. Kaling will also be executive producer.
Rumors floated last week that Rainn Wilson's character on "The Office" may get... » more
This is definitely not a good use of an iPad (or any other mobile device). This video - which has more than 1 million hits on YouTube - shows two brothers fighting over the tablet. We'd say "ow" to how it ends, but this is probably more staged than your average reality show.
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The battle at the line of scrimmage will be key when the Patriots' offense is on the field in Super Bowl XLVI. Tom Brady is usually one of the most poised quarterbacks in the league, but as the Giants have shown, he can be harassed into making mistakes under the type of pressure Big Blue is sure to bring Sunday.
Giants defensive line The Giants' line was responsible for 411/2 of the team's... » more
'To Kill a Mockingbird' Any time you get the opportunity to behold Gregory Peck in his stunning portrayal of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a reason to smile. The classic adaptation of the Harper Lee novel makes its Blu-ray debut with this 50th Anniversary Edition - packed with extra features - and if you don't have this film in your collection yet, now's a good time to rectify that.... » more
'Born to Die' Lana Del Rey 2 stars
Much has already been written of pop chanteuse Lana Del Rey, whose untested stardom is of the unique sort that inspires some and irks many - but with only two tracks to go on, it's been hard to make an informed decision (though her shaky "Saturday Night Live" performance did her critical reception no favors). With her languorous, smoky-eyed Nancy... » more
Russian Transport 3 stars
Although Janeane Garofalo does her best to fake her way through her role in Erika Sheffer's new play "Russian Transport," in which she plays Diana, an overprotective Jewish mother who often breaks into Russian and speaks with a thick accent, you can immediately tell that she doesn't actually speak the language.
This intense, even gripping melodrama explores... » more