The body of James Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack in Rome last week, was flown out of Italy Sunday on a flight bound for New York, Rome airport authorities said.
Gandolfini, best known for his leading role in the Emmy-winning "The Sopranos," was found dead in his Rome hotel late on Wednesday.
The actor's body left Rome's Fiumicino airport at around noon on a private flight, an... » more
With the school year’s end fast approaching, so begins the “Summer Slide.”
While the term may conjure images of a hot new dance a la the Harlem Shake, and while it is all the rage with the kids these days, don’t expect to see viral videos on YouTube about it. It’s far more serious than that.
Students of any age who are no longer engaged in consistent scholastic activities can lose academic... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council came together Sunday to announce that it came to an agreement over next year's budget.
The $70 billion spending plan, the final one in the Bloomberg's tenure, doesn't raise taxes for New Yorkers and won't cut major services.
In fact, the plan gives a boom to NYCHA and post Sandy recovery improvements to the hardest hit areas in the city.
"We... » more
In his quest to turn New York into a green, environmentally correct bubble, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested implementing a citywide composting plan.
Did I say plan? I meant requirement.
After an initial voluntary phase, within a few years everyone in the city may be required to separate garbage for composting or face fines. It's like recycling, but with rotting food.
Encouraging... » more
The State Legislature wrapped up its session last week with a measure certain to warm the heart of every Luddite in the city who likes faxes better than email attachments and has yet to master the art of voice mail retrieval.
Lawmakers passed legislation that will allow the city's hapless Board of Elections to ignore its new $95-million electronic voting system, in use since 2010, and go back... » more
This month, Katz’s Deli celebrated 125 years of piling pastrami high on the Lower East Side. The deli is New York City’s oldest in operation and part of a group of institutions that still do what they do best since the days when horse-drawn carriages shuttled people through unpaved streets.
These are businesses, venues and community mainstays that have survived, if with few interruptions,... » more
Lauren Moffatt: June 25, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 214 W. 29th St. (#1503), btwn Seventh and Eighth aves. Tops, skirts and swim are $90; sweaters are $130 and dresses are $140.
HONOR: June 25-27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 48 W. 25th St. (12th Fl.), btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., 646-912-9643. Women’s clothing is up to 75% off.
Diane von Furstenberg: June 25-27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; June 28,... » more
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden kept people guessing about his whereabouts and plans on Sunday after fleeing Hong Kong for Moscow.
Snowden, who is wanted by Washington after leaking details about U.S. surveillance, stayed out of sight after the plane he was believed to be on landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
A source at the Russian airline Aeroflot said... » more
Here’s a little show biz secret: Want to make a good movie? Hire Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave.
That’s an obvious point, really, but it’s a truism proved by “Unfinished Song,” a movie now playing at the Paris Theater wherein Stamp and Redgrave play a married couple facing a crisis. Marion (Redgrave) is dying with cancer; Arthur (Stamp) is curmudgeonly and deeply unhappy. The former finds... » more
Colgate and Stacy Keibler work to break Guinness World Record with ‘A Wish for a Swish’ event Here’s your chance to make the record books — and for a good cause, to boot. Join the Colgate company and actress Stacy Keibler in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people using mouthwash simultaneously. For every participant who attends, Colgate will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, while... » more