New Yorkers no longer have to trash iced-coffee cups, empty shampoo bottles, coat hangers and food containers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the city has expanded its recycling program to include hard plastics, amounting to more than 50,000 tons of waste a year that would otherwise sit in a landfill. The expansion took effect Wednesday.
"There is no more worrying... » more
It seems “American Idol” execs aren’t all that “Obsessed” with Mariah Carey. Sources told TMZ.com that Fox executives have approached Jennifer Lopez about returning to the show and replacing Carey as judge.
Lopez was a judge on the program for two seasons, but quit last July amid contract negotiations. Carey filled her spot.
This season has been disappointing for the show. In March,... » more
To anyone who has felt or will feel slighted by my priorities at this time of year, I apologize.
I’ve skipped parties and burned vacation days. I’ve flat-out told people that I will never be able to make other plans with them the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each April.
The NFL draft comes first.
See, I’ve been attending the draft since I was in college. That first year,... » more
Time is running out on the Rangers, who sit in eighth place and are one point ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg in the Eastern Conference.
If the postseason is going to return to the Garden, the Rangers need one of the following: two points however they can get them over their last two games or a regulation loss by the Jets in their final game Thursday night.
The Rangers missed out on a... » more
The imminent departure of Matthew Goldstein as chancellor of the City University of New York raises an urgent question: Who's going to push America's largest urban university -- and its 270,000 degree-seeking students -- on to the next level?
Who will make CUNY a world-class institution that can take the city's most promising young minds and mold them into tomorrow's best thinkers and innovators... » more
If you’re eager to see “Star Trek” on the big screen, you don’t need to wait until May for “Into Darkness” — you can check out one of the franchise’s finest moments in theaters tonight.
“The Best of Both Worlds,” which joins the two-episode story line from “Star Trek: Next Generation,” is also out on Blu-ray Tuesday (in addition to the Blu-ray of season three of “Next Generation.”)
The... » more
Something's going to be missing from New York City this spring: sailors.
Because of federal budget cuts, the Navy's annual Fleet Week soiree in the city has been canned for this year, officials said Wednesday.
The weeklong revelry costs the Navy between $7 million and $10 million, as ships dock all over the city, men and women in dress white uniforms flood the streets and civilians can... » more
I struggle to do something other New Yorkers may take for granted -- hail a yellow taxi in my own neighborhood. As a black man, I'm often bypassed by yellow cabs in Harlem, only to see the driver stop a block away to pick up my white neighbors.
Soon there'll be an app for that.
On Tuesday, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice dismissed a lawsuit brought by livery cabdrivers that attempted... » more
NYC cartoonist Lucy Knisley grew up with a mother who was a chef, so its not surprising that her sophomore graphic novel would be a foodie treat.
“I’ve grown up among a family preoccupied with food,” she says. “I’m delighted that I can make comics — my favorite medium of storytelling — to celebrate food, my favorite topic.”
“Relish” is one part a graphic memoir of her life, but it also... » more
The best part of living in Red Hook, according to a long-term resident, is “that it takes 20 minutes to walk from my house down the block to get my morning coffee.”
The worst part is that it takes 20 minutes to make the walk. Since everyone knows each other, local errands require a string of greetings and conversations along the way.
In this nabe, isolated from the rest of the borough... » more