Take a peek into the 'World' of director Roger Corman The legendary B-movie producer and director ("Little Shop of Horrors") is the focus of a new doc, "Corman's World," which features interviews with some of the folks whose careers he helped launch, including Martin Scorsese. (DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)
'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' This film... » more
A JetBlue flight from JFK airport to Las Vegas was diverted yesterday after the flight's captain had a meltdown, running up and down the aisle yelling incoherently and pounding on the cockpit's door before passengers subdued him.
The plane landed in Amarillo, Texas, around 10 a.m., and the unidentified pilot was removed by ambulance for medical evaluation, according to the FAA. The passengers... » more
Community members in the West Village aren't lovin' the fistfights that have besieged the McDonald's on West 3rd Street and are calling for a boycott of the location until it cleans up its act.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn helped to pass out fliers with members of Community Board 2 and the Bleecker Area Merchants and Residents Association on Monday, demanding that the fast-food restaurant... » more
The MTA is planning on fitting a lot more buses with surveillance cameras.
The agency’s bus committee recommended buying 1,150 bus cameras in addition to the 426 that the MTA previously purchased. Nearly 300 are already recording bus routes.
NYC Transit president Tom Prendergast said video surveillance onboard buses is “vital" to "maintain a transit network that is as safe... » more
A popular 89-year-old owner of a Queens supermarket was found dead in his Corona home yesterday morning with his hands in flexible handcuffs, and severe head injuries.
Police identified the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS workers, as Demaso Llano of 95-19 43rd Ave.
Friends told the Daily News that Llano had been in Atlantic City over the weekend, returning home around... » more
Thieves looking to snag iPhones and other electronics on the subway have been increasingly targeting sleeping straphangers, according to transit officials.
NYPD transit bureau chief Joseph Fox told the MTA's transit committee Monday that thefts involving sleeping riders made up nearly a third of all grand larcenies in the subway system last month, up from 17% last year.
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The MTA is may replace some of the aging cars in the subway fleet.
The agency’s transit and finance committees recommended a proposal Monday to buy 300 new subway cars to replace the old R32 and R42 cars, which are more than 40 years old. The cars chug along on the C line and make up about a quarter of J and Z line trains.
The C trains rank among the worst in the system, and break down... » more
Amid a new report that unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin had attacked his killer before he was fatally shot, several Albany lawmakers Monday wore hoodies in solidarity, while Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out against the use of illegal guns.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Martin, 17, punched George Zimmerman, knocked him down and then slammed his head repeatedly into the sidewalk, according... » more
"Boyfriend" is PERFECT ... or at least Twitter thinks so.
Justin Bieber dropped his new single "Boyfriend" Monday morning just before midnight, and the Internet hasn't stopped freaking out since.
The Biebs seems to be channeling boy band vet Justin Timberlake in his latest single off his upcoming third full-length album, "Believe."
Produced by Mike Posner, the track is full of... » more
The NYPD yesterday released video of the man who allegedly started a fight on the L train Friday night that left a college student dead.
Joshua Basin, 20, of Howard Beach, was struck and killed by a train Friday after a fight allegedly started by the suspect spilled onto the track in the Bedford Avenue station on the L train.
The unidentified suspect pull himself onto the platform before... » more