There won't be any Wallendas "flying" around two of New York's greatest icons, the top cop said Monday.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly shot down the idea of Nik Wallenda tightrope walking between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building, a day after the high-flying daredevil walked across the Grand Canyon on a two-inch thick cable.
After completing the walk, Wallenda... » more
Central Park’s Great Lawn is up for sale — virtually, for now.
The Central Park Conservancy beginning Tuesday will let park goers chip in $10 to get a virtual square foot of the 400,000 square-foot Great Lawn. The money raised will go toward the park’s daily maintenance, and contributors get to design and care for their cartoony virtual plot of grass.
Among the first spots on the Great... » more
It’s been obvious in the past few months that expectations about the Federal Reserve’s intentions on the future of its easy-money policies have been a bigger influence on the stock market than any other economic data.
That was made clear again last week when U.S. stocks plunged after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that his agency might scale back its asset-purchase program if the labor... » more
Fans of Dr. Oz are getting more of their favorite celeb health guru: Hearst is teaming up with the Emmy Award-winning doctor to publish a new lifestyle magazine geared toward women.
The magazine will offer fresh content with an optimistic attitude, addressing the physical and emotional well-being of women, including content centered on food, beauty, news, travel and finances, according to... » more
Who needs a compass when you’ve got an eight-foot map to tell you where to go in the city?
By August, there will be 100 outdoor map kiosks throughout the city, four of which are already up in Chinatown, the city transportation department announced Monday.
The eight-and-a-half foot WalkNYC stations include a large map of the streets near the kiosk as well as information about the approximate... » more
Mariah Carey is using her killer vocal chops for good.
The ex-“American Idol” judge is slated to perform at the MLB All-Star Charity Concert, benefiting Superstorm Sandy relief, on July 13 at Central Park, MLB announced Monday. Carey will appear with the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are free (MLB is making a $1-million donation to Sandy relief) starting Wednesday by visiting allstargame.com/concert.... » more
Paula Deen has got some serious explaining to do — and she’ll do it in a very public forum this week.
The chef, who recently admitted during a discrimination lawsuit that she’s used the N-word in the past, is scheduled to appear on the “Today” show Wednesday, “Today” host Matt Lauer said on air Monday.
Deen was slated to appear on the NBC morning show last week to talk about the racist... » more
Kendall Jenner seeing “Sleep No More” at the McKittrick Hotel
Josh Henderson partying at HiLo Bar & Club in the Meatpacking District
LuAnn DeLesseps having crabcakes and champagne with beau Jacques Azoulay and his mother at Chez Josephine
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'You didn't come on any field trips this year," my first-grader observed at dinner the other night, sending pangs of guilt and sadness through my heart.
In my defense, I did chaperone one field trip back in the fall -- too long ago for a 7-year-old to remember now that we've come to the end of the school year. But last year I was one of those public school mothers who volunteered constantly... » more
Suddenly, everybody wants a piece of the NYPD. So Monday Mayor Michael Bloomberg swooped into police headquarters to stand his ground with a backup of law enforcement heavies -- including former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
The mayor is upset in particular about two City Council bills that could undermine the department's effectiveness. The council should listen to his warnings.... » more