The city's campaign finance board is set to release a new app that puts election transparency in the palm of New Yorkers hands.
The app, which doesn't have a release date yet, includes a function that would allow candidates to collect small campaign donations via credit card and streamline their filing process.
Another feature provides voters with financial information about the candidates... » more
The Statue of Liberty will reopen on July 4, welcoming for the first time since superstorm Sandy the tired, the poor, the huddled masses of eager tourists, yearning to visit one of the world's great emblems of freedom. That's the good news. But a basic problem demands a fix before the ferries start churning again.
The feds want to implement a new security plan with the reopening that could... » more
'There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office not wealth receives the slightest consideration," wrote early-20th century American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
This is still true. Yet every year, funding for all three of New York City's library systems -- New York (Manhattan,... » more
Ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik, a former nominee for homeland security chief, started home confinement Tuesday , after being released from a Maryland federal prison.
Kerik, 57, was welcomed back at his palatial Franklin Lakes, N.J. home Tuesday afternoon to a party for about 20 guests, and enjoyed eats catered from The Brownstone, a banquet hall owned by Kerik's friends Caroline and... » more
President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strolled along a Jersey Shore boardwalk like old friends Tuesday, a political odd couple just hanging out together.
The two men had the common purpose of promoting the recovery of the shore from Superstorm Sandy, but that didn't mean they couldn't have some fun.
When it came time to throw a football through a hanging tire at the... » more
Amanda Bynes is about to get off scot-free - according to Amanda Bynes.
The tail-spinning former Nickelodeon star tweeted Tuesday that her attorney is going to get the "case dropped" after she was arrested last week for allegedly throwing a foot-long bong out the window of her midtown apartment.
"My lawyer is getting my case dropped!" Bynes tweeted Tuesday, adding... » more
Beyoncé’s body may be “Bootylicious,” but it isn’t up for grabs.
The gorgeous songstress had a fan escorted out of her Copenhagen concert on Monday night after he smacked her left butt cheek from his spot in the front row.
As seen in a video that has now gone viral, a male audience member slapped Beyoncé’s behind while she was performing her hit “Irreplaceable,” taking aim after the... » more
Kelly Osbourne sure isn’t afraid to get personal!
In the July issue of Cosmopolitan, the outspoken 28-year-old talks about her one, ummmm, big qualm about starting a family in the future.
“I do want babies, but I don’t want a great big vagina,” quipped the sharp-tongued Osbourne.
The E! “Fashion Police” co-host also dished on her boyfriend, chef Matthew Mosshart, saying: “Every... » more
Erin Fetherston and Gabe Saporta walked down the aisle in style this holiday weekend.
The fashion designer and Cobra Starship singer tied the knot in Barbados on Sunday, a rep for Fetherston confirmed yesterday. Fetherston, of course, wore her own design.
The couple of two years got engaged about five months ago.
Images of the wedding are slated to appear in Martha Stewart Weddings’... » more
Cuba Gooding Jr. hanging out at The Windsor in the West Village
Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com ... » more