"Pain & Gain," a dark action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, muscled to the top of weekend box office charts with an estimated $20 million in U.S. and Canadian tickets sales.
The movie about bodybuilders on a crime spree knocked Tom Cruise's sci-fi thriller "Oblivion" into second place. The post-apocalyptic drama pulled in $17.4 million, according to studio estimates... » more
Your cellphone may get service in some subway tunnels sooner than you thought.
A pilot program to test AT&T and T-Mobile service along the A/C/E line between 14th and 23rd streets is set to start in late May, an official with Transit Wireless told amNewYork in an interview on Thursday. It aims to test methods of covering “short-run” tunnels, those shorter than half a mile.
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The Big Wedding 1 star Directed by Justin Zackham Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried Rated R
There's a moment early on in "The Big Wedding" that perfectly sums up the movie. Robert De Niro's character is staring out his living room window with a pair of binoculars. His long-term girlfriend and his ex-wife,... » more
George W. Bush basked in warm praise — and some ribbing — during a ceremony dedicating his library Thursday.
President Bill Clinton teased Bush about the paintings that Bush, a novice artist, has produced in recent years, including self-portraits in the shower and the bathtub.
Clinton said he considered asking Bush to do a similar painting of him, but thought better of it.
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A group of Upper East Siders have banded together to fight the city’s plan to build a waste transfer station on East 91st Street.
The group, Pledge 2 Protect, says the trash station has no place in a heavily crowded residential area.
While the station is planned for the tony Upper East Side, critics say it will also impact residents living in the Stanley M. Isaacs Houses & Holmes... » more
The Smith-9th Street station in Brooklyn is set to open Friday after a two-year renovation project.
Trains will start serving commuters at the Gowanus stop, which sits atop the 79-year-old Culver Viaduct, at 11 a.m. The station upgrades, which the MTA had said would cost $275.5 million, were part of the ongoing renovation of the viaduct.
Station reconstruction includes new lighting,... » more
Google recently announced the specifications of the inaugural version of Glass, the company’s augmented reality glasses technology, where information gets beamed directly into your point of view.
The tech blogosphere is focused on the specifications, like the 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recording, and 12 gigabytes of storage.
However, the ultimate success of Google Glass may be dictated... » more
Fleet Week may be canceled, but Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Thursday she still wants sailors on the town to be celebrated and honored in NYC.
Maloney said the city could have used the economic boost Fleet Week brings after devastating events such as Superstorm Sandy. The city estimated that the festivities generate $20 million.
“It generates a big shot in the arm,” she said. “We’ve had... » more
Photographer Sante D’Orazio supercedes the title of fashion photographer. Best known for his nude photos of Pamela Anderson, Sante, as those in the know call him, began his career with Andy Warhol, has a TASCHEN book, “Barely Private,” and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Interview, Allure and Vanity Fair.
Not only has he photographed some of the world’s most iconic models, but... » more
Pippin 3.5 stars
“Pippin,” which premiered on Broadway in 1972 and went on to play nearly 2,000 performances (and has since been seen at nearly every high school in America), was one of the few remaining classic musicals that had yet to receive the Broadway revival treatment.
With an extremely catchy pop score by Stephen Schwartz and original staging by the incomparable Bob Fosse, “Pippin”... » more