With the MTA set to disrupt service on the R and G trains this summer, transit-rider advocates are calling on the transportation agency to come with better commuting alternatives.
The Riders Alliance joined elected officials outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday to push for more trains, bus service restorations and bicycling options for straphangers whose commutes will be bungled from... » more
Paula Deen's endorsement deals continue to drop in the wake of her confession to using racial slurs, as Target, Home Depot and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk all cut ties with the celebrity chef Thursday.
The companies join Wal-Mart, Caesars Entertainment and Smithfield Foods, as well as the Food Network, as partners that have distanced themselves from the chef after she said last week during... » more
Madonna and beau Brahim Zaibat eating dinner and sipping red wine at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban seeing “Lucky Guy” on Broadway
Sofia Vergara holding hands with fiance Nick Loeb while having dinner at A Voce
Megan Hilty and Ireland Baldwin stopping by John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Event celebrating Blonde Appreciation Month, held at Time Warner Center... » more
A couple of weeks ago, I took part in one of my all-time favorite New York activities - I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.
And I noticed something that’s become extremely common, at least here in the Big Apple - tourists really like taking pictures and shooting videos with iPads. I see it on the subway, in restaurants, at the museum, and just about everywhere else.
This is just one... » more
“During this fight, I've seen a lot of changing, in the way you feel about me, and in the way I feel about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess that's better than twenty million. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.” - ocky Balboa in “Rocky IV,” after winning the Cold War by KO
When you last saw me 'round... » more
Most New Yorkers are sharp. They are savvy. They . . . have no idea who is running for mayor.
You read that right. According to a recent poll by The New York Observer, the majority of New Yorkers -- 55 percent -- can't name a single candidate. Not one.
When it came to face recognition, a slight majority did recognize one candidate. Can you guess who? You got it: Anthony... » more
Although neither the Knicks nor Nets will draft high enough to add a top prospect in this month's draft, both New York teams have an opportunity to acquire a solid rotational player with the potential to develop into a starter in the near future. These are some of their options.
Nets (No. 22 pick)
Gorgui Dieng C, Louisville Dieng (6-foot-11, 230 pounds) is a limited offensive threat... » more
When Nerlens Noel and Alex Len met at Barclays Center last fall, Noel's Kentucky team got the better of Len's Maryland squad.
Whether they like it or not, they're matched up again, as both are the apparent favorites to be chosen first overall in the NBA draft tonight in Brooklyn. And no matter who goes No. 1, they could find their names linked for years to come.
"[I'm] definitely... » more
The Heat 2.5 stars Directed by Paul Feig Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Rated R
"The Heat" features one of those classic cinematic battles, in which likable actors give their all in an attempt to overcome a plot that leaves a lot to be desired.
If the world just had to have another buddy cop comedy, casting Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as the leads is certainly... » more
Museum Hours 3.5 stars Directed by Jem Cohen Starring Bobby Sommer, Mary Margaret O'Hara Not Rated Playing at Lincoln Plaza and IFC Center
"Museum Hours" is centered on a kind guard at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Art Museum, who befriends a Canadian visitor in town because her cousin has fallen deathly ill.
That's the pretext for a movie that explores what constitutes a work... » more