The Queens-Midtown Tunnel is set to open Monday for regular traffic flow for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, the MTA said Sunday.
From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., three lanes will be open into Manhattan.
"With this change, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel has been fully restored to pre-Sandy service," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
The superstorm knocked out the overhead lighting... » more
Update, 5:08 p.m.: Salvatore Perrone, 63, was arrested in connection with the three slayings after being questioned by the NYPD. He has reportedly be charged with three counts of murder, according to ABC.
Ballistics tests on a gun seized by New York City police from the duffel bag of a roving clothing merchant show a match with bullets that killed three Brooklyn store... » more
I've never understood why major Off-Broadway companies always rush to open major productions right before Thanksgiving. Since Broadway producers are doing the exact same thing, many of these Off-Broadway shows receive little or no exposure. This week's theater review space is dedicated to the many Off-Broadway shows I've been waiting to cover.
Richard Nelson, who previously... » more
Rust and Bone 3.5 stars Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts Rated R In French with English subtitles
Jacques Audiard’s powerful “Rust and Bone” achieves an improbable feat, turning Katy Perry’s “Firework” into an anthem of personal triumph.
It’s a strangely perfect song for this Antibes-set romance and its moving portrait of two wounded souls forming... » more
Hitchock 4 Stars Directed by Sacha Gervasi Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel Rated PG-13
To watch Anthony Hopkins play Alfred Hitchcock in "Hitchcock" is to experience an onscreen transformation that's so complete, so comprehensive, it's as if the real person has been revived. This is Daniel Day-Lewis territory.
But Sacha Gervasi's... » more
Things change quickly in the NFL, as you never know when an injury will hit (see Rob Gronkowski) or a young player will emerge (see Colin Kaepernick). While your core starting lineup is likely set at this point in the season, finding and riding the young players aiming to seize a late season opportunity could make the difference between eventual victory and defeat. Currently, the quarterback... » more
It’s that time of year. Families are gathering for Thanksgiving dinner, shoppers are gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the Giants are struggling in November. It won’t get any easier for Big Blue as they return from their bye week to host the Green Bay Packers, winners of five straight games. Here are some keys to the clash of division leaders. Double check Rodgers Packers... » more
Strange as it may sound, the Jets are very much alive in the playoff hunt at 4-6 and coming off a 27-13 victory at the St. Louis Rams. No, they’re not in the driver’s seat, but a victory against the New England Patriots on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium will help. Here’s what they’ll have to do on Thanksgiving to stay in the postseason race. No Gronk, no problem Tight end... » more
Sesame Street lost one of its mainstays Tuesday, as the voice and puppeteer of Elmo resigned amid new allegations that he had sex with an underage boy.
Kevin Clash, 52, who had voiced Elmo since the 1980s, was hit with a $5 million lawsuit from Cecil Singleton Tuesday claiming that the two met in 1993 in a gay chat room when Singleton was 15, then had a sexual relationship.
The suit... » more
The federal government doled out $11 million in aid to New York businesses hurt by the storm and city officials are pushing other store owners to apply for help.
On Tuesday, Karen G. Mills, administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration and some New York officials toured small businesses in the Financial District and talked one-on-one with owners.
"This is a long recovery... » more