Ghost the Musical 2 stars
The pottery wheel has been carried over. Same goes for the hit song "Unchained Melody," which is sung countless times. But that hardly helps "Ghost the Musical," a faithful but unmoving and overblown adaptation of the 1990 Patrick Swayze-Demi Moore romantic fantasy that has become an iconic chick flick.
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The Lyons 3 stars
Linda Lavin could have come to Broadway earlier this season in either "Other Desert Cities" (she was in the Off-Broadway cast) or "Follies" (she was in the Washington, D.C., cast).
Surprisingly, she turned down both shows to star in Nicky Silver's biting family drama "The Lyons," which premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in the... » more
'Blunderbuss' Jack White 3.5 stars
Jack White works best when someone can bounce the best of his musical ideas back at him.
That explains his impressive run of collaborators of the past decade from White Stripe Meg White to Dead Weather's Alison Mosshart to the country royalty of Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson. For "Blunderbuss," White's first solo album, he may be working... » more
Legislation creating the city's first-ever permit system for intercity buses was announced by state lawmakers Monday.
Under the deal, the city's Department of Transportation would be granted the power to create a new bus permit system that would allow it to set regulations, including designated pick up and drop-off locations, for the dozens of low-cost bus carriers that operate throughout... » more
A father and son accused of pimping vulnerable women they branded with tattoos - in once case with a bar code - were the heads of major sex trafficking ring, according to the Manhattan District Attorney, which announced Monday it had indicted the pair for sex trafficking, promoting prostitution and money laundering earlier this month. Six livery cab drivers accused of promoting prostituntion in... » more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated his predecessor, former Gov. David Paterson, to the MTA's board Monday.
If approved by the state Senate, Paterson would take over for Nancy Shevell, Paul McCartney's new wife.
"Governor Paterson has dedicated his life to working for the people of this state and I am excited that he will continue his public service at the MTA," Cuomo said in a statement.
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With two tuneup games left in the regular season, the Knicks will soon turn their focus to shaking up the East in the playoffs. But after an unpredictable season (to say the least), the Knicks' first-round series may be brief if these three questions aren't answered affirmatively:
1. Can Amar'e dominate? Amar'e Stoudemire has endured a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, with point (17.6) and... » more
Former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was part of a high-speed caravan down the Garden State Parkway last month - with state troopers acting as his offensive line, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Monday.
Citing complaints from other motorists, the report said about 25 luxury cars were escorted by two police cars at the front and back with emergency lights flashing.
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An MTA board member thinks the city should have a separate prosecutor handling crimes that take place on the subway.
Responding to an increase in underground crime this year, some of which is being blamed on repeat offenders, board member Charles Moerdler said Gov. Andrew Cuomo should appoint a special prosecutor to oversee all cases against alleged subway criminals. He suggested the city... » more
New York City is already home to more students than any other city - and over the next 25 years, major universities will expand by at least 320 acres within the five boroughs.
Monday, the city announced that a New York University tech campus will open in Brooklyn in 2017, the latest in a long list of major expansions by local universities.
Other plans include NYU's expansion in Greenwich... » more