"Girls" creator Lena Dunham is working on a second NYC-based comedy with HBO.
Dunham and her "Girls" producer Jenni Konner are teaming up for a series called "All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go," according to Deadline.com. The show -- yet to be officially announced by HBO -- is based on Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich’s memoir of the same... » more
So you're having friends over to watch the game. Here are some tips to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
1. Booze is important Always get one more bottle or one more case than you think you'll need. Trust us, your friends will thank you for it.
2. People need a place to sit Round up as many seats, benches, low-to-the-ground tables and bean bag chairs as you can find. Sitting on... » more
A group of striking school bus drivers may start losing their benefits for taking part in the two-week work stoppage.
Neil Strahl, the president of the Staten Island-based school bus company Pioneer Transporation Corp., sent a letter to his drivers and matrons warning them if they don't return to work by Friday morning, they'd lose their health benefits.
Carolyn Daly, a spokeswoman for... » more
Bullet to the Head 2 stars Directed by Walter Hill Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater Rated R
In "Bullet to the Head," Sylvester Stallone gets his first non-"Expendables," "Rocky" or "Rambo" starring role in a theatrical release since 2001. Arriving in theaters between Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand"... » more
First the New York Times, then the Wall Street Journal — this week both outlets were infiltration by alleged Chinese hacking groups, but hacking news organizations is anythign but a new trend.
Passwords and other data were stolen from both newspaper, but they were lucky enough to have their websites left unscathed.
“They could have wreaked havoc on our systems," said Marc Frons,... » more
Updated 6:57 p.m. Beyoncé may have lip-synced at the presidential inauguration last week, but she won't be making that mistake twice.
The songstress, who said she sang along with a prerecorded track at Obama's ceremony, said she is "well-rehearsed" to perform at the Super Bowl's halftime show - and that the vocals will be live, and all her own.
"I will absolutely be singing... » more
Koch 3.5 stars Documentary by Neil Barsky
However you feel about Ed Koch and his 12 years in City Hall, there's no question that he's among the most influential people to ever serve as mayor of New York.
When Koch was elected in 1977, the city was at its lowest point, having gone through a crime-infested decade of near bankruptcy and overarching urban decay. By 1989, when he lost out... » more
The cost to own Manhattan real estate surged over the last nine years as new homes popped up, a real estate report found.
The average sales price for a Manhattan home was $1,417,080 in 2012, a 66% increase from 2003, when it was about $850,000, according to a Douglas Elliman report.
The prices hit their peak at $1.6 million in 2008, before the economy fell.
Although Manhattan experienced... » more
It's a dog-eat-dog world: Labrador retrievers were named the most popular dog breed for the 22nd year in a row by the American Kennel Club. German shepherds were second and golden retrievers reclaimed the third-most popular title from beagles this year.
The club notes this trend demonstrates bigger breeds are making a stand against their pint-size counterparts. America's Most Popular DOG BREEDS
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Despite the cold weather, many New Yorkers struggle with a climate equal to the Sahara in their apartments.
This is a common problem when residents can't control their heat, which many buildings put on full blast to make sure no one is freezing.
Aja Heinlein, for example, lives in a small three-bedroom on the fourth floor of an East Village building that emits steam heat.
"My... » more