A new class of 243 subway cops has already been busy -- each nabbed at least one criminal in their first 13 days on the job.
"They're going to be put to good use," said Chief Joseph Fox, who oversees the underground force, at an MTA transit committee meeting Monday.
The influx of new officers, added by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly because of a rise in subway crime, brings... » more
The army has recommended that several charges -- including negligent homicide -- be brought against one of eight soldiers charged in connection with the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen.
An army investigator suggested that Spc. Ryan Offutt, 32, be sent to a court martial on 11 of the 12 charges he faced. The investigator did not recommend pushing manslaughter charges, the most serious offense, an... » more
Punchy ‘Real Steel’ a ton of fun At first glance, “Real Steel” seems like a generic sci-fi flick looking to capitalize on the success of the “Transformers” films. But just a few minutes into the robot-boxing film, you’ve already seen more heart and wit than all three “Transformers” flicks combined. While the story is predictable, Hugh Jackman is as likable as ever, and the action is seriously intense... » more
'Clear Heart, Full Eyes' Craig Finn 3 stars
For his solo debut, Craig Finn of the Hold Steady takes a pause from championing the down-and-out heroes of the nation's mealy middle to slow down and focus on what got them there in the first place. "All my days stretch out before me/And my nights just go to hell" he sings on opener "Apollo Bay," marking with minor-key uneasiness... » more
In the five and half years since indie-rock band the Long Winters released its last album, lead singer and songwriter John Roderick has become known as much for tweeting as for performing.
Roderick, 43, has amassed more than 15,000 Twitter followers thanks to his humorous takes on everything from music to parenthood to the absurdities of daily life.
He also hosts a weekly podcast, "Roderick... » more
Bizarre Foods America 3 stars
Andrew Zimmern, the affable, eat-it-all host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," has traveled the globe in search of unusual cuisine to sate his prodigious hunger for truly outlandish food, chowing down on anything from eight-legged creepy-crawlies to four-legged friends (and everything in between).
For the new season, the chef is ditching his passport... » more
Eighth Annual Artivist Film Festival Head up to Columbia University this Wednesday and Thursday to see films depicting the Artivist Film Festival's mission: raising awareness regarding humanity, animals and the environment through informative and inspiring films. The festival ends its tour this week with an international roster of short and feature-length films as well as panel discussions. (Wednesday... » more
David M. Childs is the chairman of the Municipal Art Society and trustee of the National Housing Partnership Foundation. He is behind the design of One World Trade Center, the centerpiece of commercial development at Ground Zero. He lives on the Upper East Side.
What would you most like to see accomplished in NYC? There is an absolutely critical need for improved infrastructure in our mass... » more
Not all young New Yorkers are struggling to get by.
From a Harvard Business School dropout to a couple that took entrepreneurship to the extreme, these twenty-something New Yorkers transformed college frustrations, money woes and Craigslist ads into million-dollar businesses.
Some told amNewYork their quick successes were unexpected.
"I thought maybe I'd write novels, but... » more
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The Giants' victory over the 49ers last night sent fans into a tizzy as the team heads to Super Bowl XLVI to play the New England Patriots, whom they beat for their last title four years ago.
"In Eli we trust!" yelled Mark Owen, 47, of Newark, N.J. "There were times during the season when I thought it was over ... But tonight just shows... » more