It's safe to say that over the past few years, bacon has become more than a standard breakfast side dish - it's become a pop culture phenomenon, known as much for its rabid cult following as its salty, briny, fatty attributes. If you're part of bacon's foodie fan base, pay attention.
On June 23 the First Annual Bacon Bash will take place in midtown and will feature local restaurants - including... » more
'Goon' Seann William Scott laces up his skates for the new hockey comedy "Goon," co-written by Jay Baruchel (who also stars) and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad"). After knocking out a hockey goon in the stands at a minor league game, bouncer Doug Glatt (Scott) is signed to the team where he makes a quick impression with his fists and his ability to take hits. He moves up the ranks... » more
Singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus' band Tune-Yards is one of the most unlikely success stories of last year.
Driven by electronic beats, vocal loops, ukulele and horns, the group's second album, "Whokill," combines Afrobeat, indie rock, dance music, folk and jazz into something unique.
As if the group's music weren't thought-provoking enough, Garbus' lyrics tackle issues ranging... » more
Who said science can't be fun?
The World Science Festival takes over New York City today, and no matter how poorly you did in your high school chemistry class, there's certainly an event that will pique your interest, from beer tastings to comedy to robots (and really, who doesn't love robots?).
amNewYork looks at a few events you might want to check out:
'Icarus at the Edge of... » more
The state is temporarily backing off its smoking ban in parks and beaches and will not issue citations while it tries to get the ban formally recognized, but smoking in all city-run parks and beaches is still banned.
The smoking restrictions in the state-run areas were announced in April, and smokers who refused to comply could face a citation for disorderly conduct. But the smokers' rights... » more
After flirting with a run at the White House, Donald Trump has been vaulted back into the political spotlight after reiterating his belief that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Trump has long been an advocate for the "birther" cause, and claimed credit when Obama released his birth certificate last spring. Tuesday, he reinforced his position, saying in an... » more
Public Advocate and likely 2013 mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants to put the breaks on the city's outer-borough taxi plan.
de Blasio, who has opposed legalizing street hails for livery drivers outside Manhattan, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have let the City Council come up with a plan to improve service in the other boroughs.
Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo brokered a deal with... » more
The episode of cannibalism on Miami's MacArthur Causeway on Saturday may have been the result of an LSD-like drug known as "bath salts," an emergency room physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital told The Miami Herald.
"Cocaine-induced psychosis" could also explain why Rudy Eugene, 31, continued to eat the face of another man despite police orders to stop, a police source... » more
A Brooklyn woman who police say was drunk and speeding when she plowed a Mercedes-Benz convertible into a Long Island home on Monday had a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Sophia Anderson, 21, of Bushwick, pleaded not guilty Tuesdayto charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding and not having proof of insurance.
A breath-analysis on... » more
A woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing her young daughter in the back of the head, police said.
The unidentified 9-year-old girl was in "critical but stable" condition at Jamaica Hospital last night, according to a police spokesman. Her mother, whom officials did not immediately identify, was also treated for an undisclosed reason. The NYPD spokesman was unsure when... » more