With the fantasy playoffs almost here, this is now the time when all of the hard work assembling a roster can pay off. However, this is also when the competition will begin to get tougher, now that the weaker teams have been weeded out of contention.
This means that higher upside players with less consistency like Chris Johnson (RB, Titans), C.J. Spiller (RB, Bills), Jamaal Charles (RB, Chiefs)... » more
Apple has fired the software manager in charge of the company's much-maligned maps app it debuted in September, after the app drew an enormous backlash due to its perceived shortcomings, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.
Richard Williamson, head of Apple's mapping team, was let go by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, according to sources who declined to give their names because the information... » more
The relentless beats that come from the speakers of any device playing "Out of the Black," the new album by German EDM artist Boys Noize, seem a universe away from those associated with Feist or the Black Eyed Peas.
Noize, a DJ and producer, might be best known for his reworkings of favorites from the aforementioned artists as well as tracks by Michael Jackson and more. amNY caught... » more
President Barack Obama gave his seal of approval Tuesday to a controversial energy pipeline that Mayor Michael Bloomberg says would help New York get back on its feet following the Superstorm.
Under the New York City Natural Gas Enhancement Act, the city go ahead with plans to build the pipe that runs through Brooklyn and Queens and connects with a line that runs along off the Rockaways coast.
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Love him or hate him, you simply can't ignore America's Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Whether he's dropping a platinum album like this summer's "Believe" or headlining a worldwide tour, Bieber Fever is a trend that, for better or worse, is here to stay. (Or at least until England's One Direction supplants him in America.)
The Timberlake-in-training, 18, is in town Wednesday... » more
For several years in the 1970s and '80s, Graham Parker seemed to be on the verge of hitting it big.
Yet despite a rabid fan base and critical acclaim, his soul-influenced rock never quite entered the mainstream.
Now he's getting another chance. Parker, 62, reunited his band the Rumour for "Three Chords Good," their first album together in over 30 years. Now, they're on tour.
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New York City neighborhoods hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy suffered big crime increases in the past month - more than double last year's rate in some places - driven by a dramatic spike in burglaries, according to police data.
The latest NYPD report of citywide crime for the four-week period ending Nov. 25 showed a surge in property crimes in parts of the Rockaways, Brooklyn and Staten Island... » more
City leaders introduced a bill Tuesday that would protect pregnant New Yorkers from discrimination and unfair treatment by the bosses.
Although the law forbids employers from firing, demoting or taking any actions on expecting mothers, City Council members and activists say bosses don't adhere to the rules.
Pregnancy-related discrimination cases increased by 35% in the past decade, according... » more
A 19-year-old man jumped to his death from a suspension cable tower on the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning, landing in the back of The River Café.
The well-known eatery has been closed since it flooded during superstorm Sandy.
The FDNY and NYPD, including aviation units and the Harbor Patrol, arrived at the tower on the Brooklyn side of the span at 7:25 a.m. and blocked off both vehicle... » more
Looking for a great gift for the man in your life? Whether you're shopping for your significant other, father, brother or friend, amNewYork has you covered this holiday season.
Whale bookends (above) Kindle? Nah! Nook? Nope! For the guy who kicks it "old-schol" by displaying his reads, these cast-iron bookends are the perfect bookshelf accessory. $69; at A&G Merch, 111 N. Sixth... » more