The city lifted the starting gates for its long-awaited bike share program Monday, and there were plenty of Big Apple pedal pushers at the starting line.
After activating the 6,000 bikes at racks scattered throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn Monday, eager members enjoyed the warm Memorial Day weather and said paying the $95 membership fee was worth it.
"It's really awesome,"... » more
The Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania have long been a popular tourist destination. The area dates back to the early 20th century as a place for vacationers, and boasts grand hotels, casinos, resorts and B&B’s.
With roughly 170 miles of waterways (including the Delaware River, Lehigh River and Lackawaxen River), the Delaware State Forest, seven state parks and a national park... » more
Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ If you’re itching for some theater this week, check out FREE performances of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” presented by the New York Classical Theatre. The troupe brings its acting chops to Central Park again this week through June 23, then the show moves to make its Brooklyn debut at Prospect Park. But don’t expect the usual sit-down theater performances from this company,... » more
‘Slow Summits’ The Pastels 3 stars
The first album in 16 years from the Glaswegian twee-pop icons has the rosy-gold feel of a late summer afternoon, with a chill chasing the fading day, and a night full of possibilities yet to come. A mix of pensive ballads, such as the immaculately arranged “Kicking Leaves,” and unexpectedly buoyant numbers like the breakaway single “Check My Heart,” the... » more
Veterans who lose out on their property tax exemptions may find a late Memorial Day present in legislation proposed by several City Council members.
As the law stands now, veteran homeowners who move within the city and fail to file an "exemption application" by March 15 may not claim the exemption until July 1 of the following year, meaning that the service member can wait as long... » more
President Barack Obama paid tribute on Monday to fallen men and women of the U.S. armed services during a Memorial Day ceremony in which he reminded Americans that the country was still at war.
During a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery, the resting ground for many military casualties, Obama noted in remarks to visitors that next year would mark the last Memorial Day of the U.S.... » more
An East Harlem teen was arraigned Sunday after allegedly striking a prominent gay activist..
Manuel Riquelme, 19, was walking with a group of youths around 3 a.m. Saturday when he hollered a gay slur at Eugene Lovendusky, a founder of Queer Uprising, who was outside 350 West 42nd St. with his boyfriend and another friend, the NYPD said.
When Lovendusky, 28, of Queens, told Riquelme not... » more
‘Beetlejuice’ This cartoon is no ordinary film-inspired adaptation. This toon was executive produced by the film’s director Tim Burton, who brought his unique sensibilities to this work, which ran four seasons. Best part? You don’t need to say “Beetlejuice” three times to get it. (Complete, DVD, $99.99; Season One, $19.93)
TV on DVD ‘Covert Affairs: Season Three’ (DVD, $39.98) ‘Longmire: The... » more
The speed demons of "Fast & Furious 6" raced ahead of the hard-partying "Hangover" gang in a battle between two male-oriented movie franchises, setting up the car chase sequel for a big holiday weekend win at U.S. and Canadian box offices.
"Fast & Furious 6" rang up an estimated $98.5 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through Sunday and was... » more
Chris Brown shot down rumors Monday that he caused a minor fender-bender last week that has turned into a hit-and-run investigation.
Brown, 24, allegedly ran into a Mercedes while driving his Range Rover on May 21 in California, according to TMZ.com. As he and the Mercedes driver assessed the damage, Brown allegedly gave fake insurance info to the woman he rear-ended and he flat-out refused... » more