After nearly a week of delays, the space shuttle Enterprise will arrive at Kennedy Airport on Friday afternoon to begin its permanent residence in the city.
The Enterprise, which was built in the mid-1970s as a prototype for NASA's shuttle program, will spend a short while at the airport as its undocked from the 747 jet it will fly in on. It will then be barged up the Hudson River to its home... » more
A month after poetry was brought back to subways, it's being added to city taxis.
Beginning Thursday, passengers will see a silent 15-second animation of poems on TV screens in cabs, officials announced Thursday. The animations will run once every 12 minutes.
The poems are picked by Poetry in Motion, the popular subway literary program run by the Poetry Society of America that the MTA... » more
John Edwards' defense team tried to show Thursday that Edwards was not seeking to skirt campaign finance laws, but to avoid the wrath of this wife, the now deceased Elizabeth Edwards, by using ex-Edwards aide Andrew Young and his wife to funnel money to Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter.
In Young's fourth day on the stand in the conspiracy case involving more than $725,000 of allegedly illegal... » more
Another city education employee has been arrested on sex abuse charges, police said Thursday.
Hany Abdalla, a teacher's aide at P.S. 84 in the Upper West Side, was arrested Wednesday at 5 p.m. and accused of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. According to published reports, Abdalla allegedly inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl and also made her touch him.... » more
Former Brooklyn state Senator Carl Kruger was sentenced to seven years in prison in Manhattan federal court on Thursday for taking more than a $1 million in bribes. Kruger, 62, resigned from office amid a swirl of scandal and ultimately pleaded guilty to corruption charges in December.
Kruger's gynecologist companion and co-conspirator Dr. Michael Turano, 50, was expected to be sentenced later... » more
Pete Fornatale - the pioneering New York DJ known for his role championing new and lesser-known artists - died Thursday at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Fornatale, who was 66, suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and had been in intensive care since, according to the Daily News.
He was a Bronx native, first known for his 1964 Fordham radio show "Campus Caravan." He spent his... » more
Guess what, world?
Despite what the tabloids want you think, it seems Jennifer Aniston isn't sitting at home wearing head-to-toe black and blowing through boxes of tissues while watching "Lifetime" movies because her ex-hubby Brad Pitt popped the question to his longtime paramour Angelina Jolie. In fact, the 43-year-old really isn't all that interested, according to Us Weekly.
"She... » more
Saturday's White House correspondents dinner, the annual affair held yearly to honor journalists, will be packed with boldfaced names as various media organizations are permitted to bring star power to their tables in the Washington Hilton ballroom.
People magazine will be hosting Josh Hutcherson, "Dancing With the Stars" hottie and latin actor William Levy, Diane Keaton and Arnold... » more
OK, Nicki Minaj fanatics, you can all take a deep breath: The Barbz queen is back on Twitter.
After a hiatus that lasted barely over a week, Minaj reemerged on the social media site Wednesday.
"Salutes the nation of Pinkslam* *hugs the barbz* *kisses the barbz*"the Super Bass singer wrote, in her first tweet back.
Interestingly, a week off Twitter can really do some damage:... » more
It appeared as though Vice President Joe Biden committed his 9,365,478th gaffe Thursday. During a speech about foreign policy, the veep said something he'd probably like to take back.
... » more