It was as easy as riding a bike.
I have an annual membership to Citi Bike, so I was able to take a bike out for an inaugural spin Monday. (Everyone can start taking them out on Sunday.) There’s a docking station right outside amNewYork’s office and all I had to do was plug my “key” in, pull the bike out and hop on. The bike is a bit clunky, and those of us used to biking will inevitably get... » more
There's one New Yorker who thinks the Citi Bike program is a "road to somewhere."
David Byrne, founding member of the Talking Heads, was one of the 15,000 annual members who signed up for the program and was on hand for its kickoff news conference at the Brooklyn Bridge Monday.
The rocker and bike enthusiast said he plans on using the service frequently from his Chelsea pad.
"It'll... » more
A thief got a head start on the launch of the Citi Bike program by riding off with a blue set of wheels.
Police said an unidentified woman stole a Citi Bike on Sunday around 6 p.m. as the bicycles were being unloaded off trucks at Second Avenue and 25th Street.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the bike had been recovered.
"And it wasn't ours, it was owned by the private... » more
An abandoned SUV at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge shut down traffic in both directions during the evening commute Monday.
Cops allowed traffic back on the bridge at 7 p.m. after a police bomb squad searched the vehicle, which had no license plates, in the right lane of the Manhattan-bound side, that was spotted at 5:15 p.m., the NYPD said.
Live video from WCBS/2 showed an officer fully... » more
Amanda Bynes' wild Memorial Day weekend raged on Monday, as the starlet went on a bizarre Twitter rant saying she will file a handful of lawsuits and turn to a career of rapping.
In two tirades, Bynes, 27, made clear she thought the NYPD was in the wrong when they arrested her Thursday for allegedly smoking pot in her 47th Street-apartment building's lobby and throwing a foot-long bong out... » more
A shooting outside an East Flatbush club in the early morning hours of Memorial Day left a man dead and a woman injured, police said.
A 31-year-old man was shot several times in the torso outside of Tracks Cafe on Ralph Avenue at about 2:15 a.m. Monday after bouncers emptied the club of partygoers. The 26-year-old woman was shot once in the left knee. Cops said the two did not know each other.... » more
LuAnn de Lesseps is thisclose to signing on for the upcoming sixth season of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” reportedly holding out for a bigger payday.
“We are this close to settling my contract so it’s all very positive — I have a very good relationship with Bravo and so I think it’s going to work out,” she told us at the Miracle House Gala at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in... » more
Bobby Flay eating lobster and soft-serve ice cream with fellow “Iron Chef” Michael Symon at Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton
Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, having French onion soup at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton ... » more
Brit Marling has a thing for creative collectives.
The actress’ latest collaboration with director Zal Batmanglij, the thriller, “The East,” reunites the pair after their Sundance hit, “Sound of My Voice,” and their unique partnership hasn’t lost its momentum as they make the jump to studio films.
Marling pulls double duty on Batmanglij’s latest feature, cowriting the script with the... » more
It is tempting, perhaps even redundant, to paint the indie-pop community as one grand “Portlandia” parody, rife with print dresses, thick glasses and reticent souls. But like any seemingly insular genre, from death metal to krautrock, its relative obscurity is what binds the like-minded — turning strangers into friends in ways unknowable to listeners of, say, Jay-Z.
Now in its seventh year,... » more