A growing field of candidates for the mayor's seat, city offices and a slew of City Council seats, combined with an election cycle that's up in the air, will ensure that next year's political scene is jam-packed.
For the first time in 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and about 20 council members won't seek re-election because of term limits.
"Every so often the stars align in such... » more
The fall television season is typically where the best new shows debut, and, for the most part, it is still pretty early to know what will be airing. But that doesn't mean we're doomed to a few months of awful television. In fact, there are quite a few big stars (Kevin Bacon, Anthony Edwards) doing some curious shows, not to mention a new series from writer/producer David E. Kelley ("Boston... » more
To try and predict how a year in music will unfold is nearly impossible. Any prognosticator who claims to have predicted that "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style" would be the two biggest songs of 2012 is lying. But one can look at the release calendar and figure out some of the albums that will leave fans either excited or disappointed.
Here are 10 releases due out over... » more
New York saw its share of highs (Giants' Super Bowl victory, return of major pro sports to Brooklyn) and lows (Jets quarterback mess, canceled New York City Marathon), and there's bound to be more of the same in the new year. Here's something for sports fans to look forward to each month in 2013.
JAN. 7 Unbeaten Notre Dame aims for its first title since 1988 when it takes on defending champion... » more
The New York City real estate market will continue to improve in the new year, experts estimate, as interest rates remain low and new properties hit the market.
Rental prices inflated in 2012, as an underwhelming number of new buildings went up, forcing many residents to stay put and creating less available space for new renters.
This trend is expected to continue in 2013, experts said.... » more
As is usually the case in Hollywood, 2013 will offer lots of sequels. Many big franchises are getting new installments next year. But that doesn't mean Hollywood is solely in the retread business. In 2013, we'll be getting some familiar friends back in the form of yet another Superman, an old-time Western hero and young lady with a bow. But we'll also get to see a classic literary work on the big... » more
Whether you're looking for a new all-ages musical adapted from a classic children's book or a pair of shows about an NYC mayor and a Texas governor, 2013 will feature plenty of exciting theater offerings:
1. MATILDA This inventive musical adaptation of the well-known children's story about an intelligent young girl who takes on a television-obsessed family and a monstrous headmistress received... » more
2012 was abuzz with entertainment news stories, and we expect 2013 to have its fair share of media mayhem, too. With a royal baby on the way, Lindsay Lohan not expected to calm down any time soon and Kim Kardashian's love life, could we expect anything less?
The royal baby becomes the biggest entertainment news story of the year. When Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in 2011, the world... » more
With thousands of books released every year, it's hard to reduce it to a short list of tomes that will interest a wide group of people. And since we're highlighting just six books, it became even more difficult. But we here at amNewYork have dug through the upcoming titles and found some books that we think will appeal a broad spectrum of readers.
'The Fifth Assassin' Brad Meltzer... » more
It may be a wild ride for the next MTA chief.
With MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota leaving his post at the end of the month as he considers a run for mayor, his yet-to-named successor will have to steer the agency through some big changes scheduled for 2013. Here is a look at what's planned for next year:
Finding a successor Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already started a nationwide search for someone... » more