The MTA is quietly continuing a test program aimed at cutting down on trash by removing garbage cans from subway stations.
The agency took away the bins in two stations -- the Flushing/Main Street No. 7 station and the 8th Street N/R station -- in October for a two-month trial.
But the pilot is still ongoing, and transit sources said they plan to extend it through at least... » more
Demi Moore was rushed to a hospital Monday night, possibly for substance abuse treatment, according to a report.
Paramedics responded to a 911 call at Moore's Los Angeles home around 10:45 p.m. and rushed her to a hospital, TMZ.com reported.
Moore's rep declined to comment on the incident, but told amNewYork in a statement: "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has... » more
With fans still on cloud nine over the Giants trip to the Super Bowl, some are turning to resellers to snag tickets to the game - and they're obviously not coming cheap.
If you're among the diehards planning to make the trip, you're going to dig deep into your savings for entry to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the cheapest ticket about $2,250, according to data from TiqIQ.com, which... » more
Fans of "Top Chef" need no introduction to Dale Talde, the Chicago-born Filipino chef who wowed judges with his baby back ribs and tofu "steak" (marinated in beef fat, natch).
Now he's partnered with Thistle Hill Tavern's David Massoni and John Bush to wow Brooklynites with a casual Asian-American restaurant and bar appropriately called Talde.
Local ingredients... » more
Apple is rumored to be planning the release of a completely redesigned iPhone this fall, according to tech blog BGR. The new iPhone is said to feature an aluminum back plate replacing the old glass one, plus a plastic or rubber bezel connecting the glass face to the back plate.... » more
Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has sold his West Side condo for a "significant profit" after snapping it up less than a year ago for $5.5 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but A-Rod reportedly put the 3,600-square-foot four-bedroom apartment on the market for $8 million in October.... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the thumbs up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal in Albany on Tuesday, a sign he's willing to cozy up to the top pol's plans and overlook past disagreements.
Bloomberg is on board with key issues, such as reforming the public employee pension system, which would allow workers to pick a 401(k)-type plan, and change how teachers are evaluated in schools. The... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast the NYPD's use of a controversial video on Muslim extremism as "terrible judgment" Tuesday.
The documentary, "The Third Jihad," was shown from October through December 2010 at training seminars in Brooklyn, according to documents obtained by the Brennan Center for Justice through a Freedom of Information request. More than 1,480 officers may... » more
It must be the high altitude, but celebs at the Sundance Film Festival have been forgetting their belongings left and right.
A source told us that Laura Prepon lost her sunglasses after putting them on top of her car and forgetting to retrieve them before she drove off. Unable to go sans shades, she stopped by the Solstice Sunglass Boutique for a replacement Tommy Hilfiger pair.
Another... » more
Awards season is upon us, and nominations for the biggest show of them all - the Academy Awards - were announced yesterday, with Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leading the pack with 11 nominations. Hollywood heavyweights (and friends) George Clooney and Brad Pitt did well, each nabbing two noms, but perhaps the the biggest surprise was Melissa McCarthy scoring a supporting actress nom for her role in... » more