Score one for teachers.
State legislators voted Thursday to limit access to teacher evaluations to parents only, giving teachers unions one of their biggest political victories of the past two years.
The bill - championed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo - means only the parents and guardians of students will get to see teacher evaluations.
The state plans to post the evaluation information... » more
The Rangers will take on the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to open the next NHL season on October 12 in L.A., the league announced Thursday. The Blueshirts hope to rebound after suffering a disappointing playoff loss to the rival Devils this year.
These are five can't-miss Rangers games for the 2012-13 season: -- Nov. 1 - Home-opener against the Dallas Stars
-- Nov. 4 - First... » more
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2.5 stars Directed by Lorene Scafaria Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley Rated R
Two nice, lonely people meet and fall in love in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," a dramedy set against the apocalypse. While the cognitive dissonance in this tricky movie can be overwhelming, writer-director Lorene Scafaria and stars Steve... » more
As You Like It 2.5 stars
Earlier this week, the Public Theater held a one-night presentation of "Romeo & Juliet" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park with an extremely starry cast led by Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Christopher Walken.
Since it was a benefit gala, tickets started at $1,500.
Contrary to tradition, the Public did not dole out any free tickets.... » more
'Porgy' Audra McDonald, who recently won her fifth Tony for her acclaimed performance in "Porgy and Bess," has missed numerous performances since December due to vocal strain and illness. The show's producers announced Wednesday that her understudy, Alicia Hall Moran, will now play Bess at all Wednesday night performances.
Mike Tyson's one-man show set for Broadway Mike Tyson's one-man... » more
Nine pairs of fornicating turtle fossils have been found in Germany, frozen in time while having sex some 50 million years ago, according to a recent study published in Biology Letters.
The turtle couples, discovered in Germany's Messel Pit, are the first vertebrate fossils found in this extreme case of coitus interruptus. They apparently died mid-intercourse after entering waters poisoned... » more
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade - the annual over-the-top ocean-themed extravaganza - returns with what's sure to be a cavalcade of sparkly, skimpy and seriously spectacular costumes. (Sat., 2 p.m., FREE, starting at W. 21st St. and Surf Ave., coneyisland.com)
Photoville is a celebration of all things photography - with exhibitions, lectures, nighttime projects (plus food trucks... » more
It's official: "Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin and "Sex & the City" star Kristin Davis are a couple.
Following rumors that the two were dating, Sorkin, 51, and Davis, 47, made their public debut at the red-carpet premiere of Sorkin's new HBO show on Wednesday night.
The couple looked pretty cozy on the carpet, posing together with their arms around each other... » more
Alec Baldwin played nice with photographers at Wednesday night's premiere after-party for Woody Allen's flick, "To Rome With Love."
Baldwin - who got into a major scuffle with two Daily News photographers on Tuesday - was on his best behavior at the bash at Casa Lever, partygoers told amNewYork.
Plus, he posed for several photos with his fiancee, yoga teacher Hilaria Thomas.
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A baby boy is on the way for lovebirds... » more