UPDATED 7:42 p.m.: Before Monday many never heard of Jason Collins, but today he just might be the most influential player in sports.
Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, became the first active major male American athlete in a team sport to come out of the closet.
Almost immediately after Collins' Sports Illustrated essay hit the Web Monday, LGBT groups and supporters praised the 34-year-old... » more
This is how entrenched and notorious the culture of “pay to play” has become in New York politics.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounted a meeting he had with George Venizelos, the FBI’s top official in the region, to discuss expanding their already determined efforts to put dishonest officials behind bars. “And I can tell you that he shares my view that corruption should be the absolute top... » more
Ah, Fleet Week. It's brought millions of dollars into our city with a fun tradition for service people and New Yorkers alike. The flood of good-looking people who serve the country pouring into our city is something I've always enjoyed.
I would never jeopardize my relationship with my husband because I have a thing for people in uniform, of course . . . but I still like to look at people in... » more
Gabrielle Douglas In “Raising the Bar,” Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas provides an inside look into her day-to-day world, from being a normal teenage girl and hanging out with friends and family, to walking the red carpet and training for the Olympics. Douglas will be discussing the book at Barnes & Noble at the Citigroup Center on Wednesday afternoon. (Wednesday,... » more
A 19-year-old Bronx woman was charged Sunday with throwing her dead baby down her building's trash chute after cops made the discovery Saturday night, according to officials.
Ariel Devonish-Francis, of West Farms Road, allegedly told staff at the Albert Einstein University Hospital that she threw the body down after giving birth, according to published reports. Officials determined the... » more
One World Trade Center is about to become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Crews are set Monday to raise the final two sections of the skyscraper’s 408-foot spire, bringing it to its final height of 1,776 feet, according to officials.
Construction on the stainless steel spire began in December, when pieces of it started coming into the city from New Jersey and Canada.
The... » more
Jane Lynch eating dinner at Casa Nonna in Hell’s Kitchen
Richard Kind walking near 79th Street and Central Park West with a little boy holding baseball equipment
Solange DJing and partying at W Hotels' DO NOT DISTURB Boiler Room event held at the Times Square hotel's EWOW Suite ... » more
The recovery from Superstorm Sandy's wrath six months ago has produced successes offset by frustrations for the hardest hit areas of New York City.
Coney Island's iconic Cyclone has opened. Most of the South Street Seaport has not.
Hundreds of homes are gone or in such disarray that they won't be back until long after the summer is over.
Businesses remain boarded up and owners... » more
Leonardo DiCaprio may be trying to kick his smoking habit, but he can't go for very long without an electronic cigarette.
During Sunday's 30-minute news conference for his upcoming flick "The Great Gatsby," the Hollywood heavyhitter was spotted puffing away on an e-cig.
Between answering questions from the media, the 38-year-old surreptitiously took some drags.
DiCaprio... » more
As the leader of My Morning Jacket, Jim James has been known for extended Southern rock jams.
Over the past few years, James has added elements of soul, R&B and electro-funk to the band’s sound.
Those influences have come even more to the forefront on James’ first solo album, “Regions of Light and Sound of God.”
amNewYork chatted with him as he got ready to launch a nationwide... » more