"Wall Street" villain Gordon Gekko has turned informer.
Michael Douglas - star of Oliver Stone's 1987 classic - is appearing in a new FBI public service announcement warning against the dangers of insider trading.
"In the movie 'Wall Street I played Gordon Gekko, a greedy corporate executive who cheated to profit while innocent investors lost their savings," Douglas... » more
Midtown West is set to become the city's hospitality hot spot, accounting for nearly 60% of new hotel rooms slated to be added to the city this year, The Real Deal reported. In Manhattan, 2,501 new hotel rooms will become available in 2012, according to data culled by the site, and 1,459 of those will be in in Midtown West. ... » more
An MTA board member is pushing some outside-the-box ideas to reverse the trend of dwindling bus ridership.
Charles Moerdler suggested during a transit committee hearing Monday that the MTA should use smaller buses where demand is lower and give commuters a break if they use the bus during off-peak hours.
"We've got to try to think of the idea of providing, maybe, a discounted fare... » more
Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has offered to pay $15 a share to take his company private. Cole said in a letter to shareholders - of which he is the biggest, owning 47% of common stock - that he feared that earnings have trumped innovation. ... » more
A bill that would require city data to be made more accessible to the public online is expected to sail through the council's technology committee Tuesday.
The legislation, co-sponsored by Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-Upper West Side), aims to make more city databases available on a single web portal, including information about permits and violations kept by agencies.
The bill "represents... » more
As lead singer of Brooklyn's the Hold Steady, Craig Finn is known for writing anthemic songs about young people getting drunk, hooking up and finding salvation, whether in religion or rock 'n' roll.
On his first solo album, "Clear Heart, Full Eyes," the 40-year-old Finn is focusing on much darker subject matter, including loneliness, isolation and depression.
amNewYork spoke... » more
Ruth book signing She may remind you of your granny, but by now you should know that Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a "sexpert" - aka an expert on sex - if ever there was one. Stop by Barnes & Noble tomorrow to see her discuss her latest book, "Sexually Speaking: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Sexual Health." You might learn a few things. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes &... » more
Luis "Baby" Ortiz, the man accused of trying to gun down a Brooklyn cop last month, pleaded not guilty in the shooting Monday.
Ortiz, 21, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting officer Kevin Brennan in the head as he responded to a call of shots fired at an East Williamsburg housing complex on Jan. 31. Brennan, 29, was released from the hospital earlier this month,... » more
An obscure White House grant helped pay for the NYPD to spy on Muslim neighborhoods, according to a report Monday, prodding city and state officials to again defend the department's controversial tactics.
Since 9/11, the Bush and Obama administrations have approved $135 million to the New York and New Jersey region through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, or HIDTA, according... » more
This article has been updated since its original publication.
Cat got your vote?
Springfield, Va., feline Hank has jumped into the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Virginia Democrat Jim Webb, running as an Independent against former Virginia governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D).
Known only as Hank, the purring politician is 9 years old – or 53 by cat standards... » more