It was a historic day Wednesday for the cause of same-sex marriage, but the movement still has a long way to go.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, assuring that same-sex couples wed in states where it is legal will no longer be denied important federal benefits available to other married people.
That's a monumental marker... » more
The MTA's new chief sure has a heavy lift ahead of him.
Newly approved CEO Tom Prendergast is filling a position that was vacant for six months, taking the reins of an agency still reeling from Superstorm Sandy and dealing with questions about how it's going to pay for system improvements.
"Making sure the resources are there to do the necessary work is a big part of what Tom's... » more
She went to Washington and changed the lives of gay couples all across the country. Edith Windsor, an 84-year-old New Yorker, cemented her place in history as a gay rights icon Wednesday after she successfully sued the United States over the Defense of Marriage Act, bringing an end to the 1996 law that denied same-sex married couples the legal rights and benefits of marriage.
Windsor,... » more
Oprah, the queen of daytime television (and magazines, cable, etc.) regains her throne as No. 1 among the world’s most powerful celebrity capitalists.
After two years at No. 2, the 59-year-old media power player heads Forbes’ 14th Annual Celebrity 100 List for a fifth time, ousting last year’s No. 1, Jennifer Lopez, who has fallen to No. 12. Pop icons and list vets Lady Gaga... » more
Ne-Yo bowling and shooting pool with friends at Frames Bowling & Billiards Lounge in midtown
Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas having a two-hour lunch with another pal at VERO Restaurant & Wine Bar in midtown
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Like 60 percent of all family caregivers, I juggle both a job and caregiving duties. My mother -- who was always loving, giving, active and independent -- has advanced Alzheimer's disease and has become completely dependent.
Fortunately, she has been lovingly and capably cared for by the same home care worker I hired through an agency five years ago. I credit this person 100 percent with the... » more
Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival South Street Seaport will be hoppin’ this weekend as the Village Voice’s 4Knot Music Festival takes over Piers 16 and 17. Psych-folk musicians Kurt Vile & The Violators will headline this year’s celebration, which also features two stages of music, including bands like White Lung, Marine Stern and many others. So, make it an afternoon and check out some... » more
Female fighters have long been left out of the official boxing industry.
Their sport was even banned in some states and countries. June 23 marked the anniversary of Title IX, legislation that was passed in 1972 which, among other things, prohibited sports programs from excluding participants based on gender.
In the late 1970s, women started getting boxing licenses in a handful of states... » more
Updated 4:13 p.m.: Aaron Hernandez, a 23-year-old rising star with the Patriots, was charged with murder and let go by the team Wednesday, another blot on the NFL’s tightly protected image.
Hernandez was charged in a Massachusetts court with one count of murder and five weapons violations in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Michael Fee, a lawyer for the Patriots tight end,... » more
Crunch fitness manager Rachel Reddish recently led a fitness and health class with students from St. Ignatius School, a private, tuition-free middle school in Hunts Point in the Bronx. The objective? To teach the female students about healthy living and to show them some exercises.
According to William Coker, Crunch’s East Coast regional director of fitness, Crunch has hosted such events before,... » more