The MTA won't impose additional fare hikes or service cuts to cover the nearly $5 billion needed to rebuild its network after Superstorm Sandy, chief Joe Lhota said yesterday.
During an MTA board meeting, Lhota said he had "an enormous amount of confidence" that FEMA would cover 75% or more of the $4.75 billion in infrastructure damage caused by the Oct. 29 storm.
The MTA also has about... » more
As the Jets' season continues imploding, fans are apparently pretty desperate to get rid of their tickets.
Tickets for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals were being offered for as little as $17 on StubHub.com Wednesday.
This will be the second-to-last home game for Gang Green this season. On Thanksgiving, the New England Patriots embarrassed the Jets 49-19, likely eliminating... » more
There was a zebra on the lam on Staten Island Wednesday, as a 4-month-old critter named Razzi fled his pen with his pony pal, Casper.
The pair of four-legged trotters reportedly escaped from the yard they call home on Victory Boulevard around 9:20 a.m. and pranced down the road to the amusement of onlookers, one of whom recorded a video of them that went viral.
Giovanni Schirripa, 31,... » more
Charlie Sheen ripped into "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre again, saying that he was responsible for the "meltdown" of Angus T. Jones, who called his own show "filth."
"I dare anyone to spend 10 years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami," Sheen said, according to TMZ.com.... » more
The declining homicide rate in New York City continues a trend this month that has surprised and puzzled legal experts and criminologists, who once believed killings couldn't slide any lower than they did in 2009 when the number fell below 500.
As of Tuesday, there were 369 homicides this year, compared with 474 by the same point in 2011, a drop of just over 22 percent. In 2011, homicides... » more
Get ready to "dancey dance," because the stars of the children's television show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" are performing at Madison Square Garden this weekend.
Scott Schultz, one of the creators of the award-winning program, said to expect a true spectacle from the "Get the Sillies Out" concert.
"We wanted a big, extravagant event, with LED screens, confetti,... » more
Stressing Gotham's economic importance to the U.S., Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Washington D.C. Wednesday to make a plea for more money to cover the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in New York City.
The mayor spent most of the day meeting with top members of the House and Senate, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor andHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to see if they can get... » more
The multitalented Dave Hill hosts a show at the Upright Citizens Brigade, performs standup, acts and plays in several indie rock bands.
He also wrote a book, contributes to The New York Times and NPR's "This American Life" and has performed comedy shows in prisons.
Thursday night, Hill presents "The Dave Hill Explosion" at UCB. He spoke with amNY.
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Handcuffed to her bed and wearing a blue hair net, the nanny charged with murder in last month's brutal stabbing of two young children in her care pleaded not guilty Wednesday at hospital arraignment in Manhattan.
Yoselyn A. Ortega, 50, who appeared alert but frail, did not speak during the 10-minute arraignment in her room at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where... » more
The Rangers, owned by publicly traded Madison Square Garden Company, are the NHL's second most valuable franchise, according to an annual survey released by Forbes Wednesday.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, No. 1 on the list, are the first team to be worth $1 billion. Despite zero playoff appearances since 2004, Toronto tops the list for the seventh consecutive year.
The NHL's 30 teams are... » more