Michael Bloomberg will make his final commencement speech as mayor at Cooper Union's graduation ceremony this May.
The president for the Greenwich Village engineering and art school said Bloomberg was his top choice for its 154th ceremony because of his promotion of science and innovation during his years in office.
"His record and vision provide an example for our graduates who want... » more
It was the house in which Bruce Springsteen crafted several of the songs on his breakthrough album. Now, it can be yours for just $350,000.
The Long Branch, N.J. home where Springsteen penned his classic song "Born to Run," as well as other songs on the album of the same name, is up for sale, according to published reports.
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom abode is close to the... » more
Really Really 3 stars
"Really Really," the debut play from 27-year-old actor Paul Downs Colaizzo, is contrived, plot-heavy and didactic.
But it also offers absolutely provocative, urgent and vigorous drama. This is the kind of play that will stick with you for days, requiring you to analyze every scene.
It also has the potential to appeal to a young audience of theatergoers... » more
De Niro Who knew that Robert De Niro wanted to direct a musical? According to Showbiz411, he plans to adapt "A Bronx Tale," Chazz Palminteri's one-man show that De Niro directed as a movie, into a Broadway musical. Also attached to the project are producer Tommy Mottola and composer David Bryan.
LaBeouf drops out of Baldwin's 'Orphans' The producers of the new Broadway play "Orphans,"... » more
Businesses looking to rebound from Superstorm Sandy will have a little less hassle rebuilding.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an executive order Thursday that eliminated various construction fees for stores that were in the hardest hit areas of the Oct. 29 storm.
Businesses will still have to fill out the necessary paperwork for things such as construction permits, plumbing, and business... » more
The clock is ticking for financial relief for Superstorm Sandy victims.
The deadline for the U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster relief loans is Feb. 27.
The low-interest loans can help pay for property damage and other financial burdens caused by the Oct. 29 storm that battered the city.
The SBA has doled out more than one billion dollars for 15,216 applicants so far.... » more
Inescapable 2 stars Written and directed by Rubba Nadda Starring Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson Not Rated
Some five years after Liam Neeson rampaged through Europe in "Taken," displaying his "particular set of skills" on a relentless mission to rescue his kidnapped daughter, knockoff "Inescapable" arrives in theaters.
Writer-director Rubba... » more
New Yorkers will soon be bumping into fewer hot dog stands while navigating the city's busy sidewalks.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Thursday that the full City Council will pass bills next week that change the rules for street vendors.
Among the five bills set for approval is one that restricts vendors from setting up within 20 feet of residential building entrances... » more
Superstorm Sandy didn't keep travelers at home, as traffic at all four area airports was up 3.3% last year compared to 2011, according to the Port Authority.
Passenger traffic at the airports grew at four times the national average, for a total of 109.4 million fliers, which nearly matched the 2007 record of 110 million.
Kennedy Airport hit an all-time high with 49.3 million passengers... » more
Tweets from the Theater District and Times Square are in more languages than anywhere else in the city, according to a new study.
Analyzing more than 8.5 million New York tweets since 2010, a group of British researchers mapped the city's tweets by language, and, unsurprisingly, English came out on top by a huge margin.
The second-most tweeted language is Spanish, followed by Portuguese,... » more