There's no business more fickle than show business, so there's no greater testament to the career of director William Friedkin than the simple fact that he's still going strong in his fifth decade in Hollywood.
The Oscar winner has had a unique, star-crossed run since he got his filmmaking start in 1965. The 76-year-old has made indelible classics ("The French Connection," "The... » more
H&H Bagels, the famously fragrant emporium of carbs and cream cheese that left fans bummed after closing its last location on the West Side in January, will rise again.
A lease was recently signed for a new 1,800-square-foot H&H Bagels at 125 Fulton St., near Nassau St., confirmed James Famularo, managing director for New York Commercial Real Estate Services.
H&H's new owner, Randy... » more
In its final season at Radio City Music Hall, Cirque Du Soleil's "Zarkana" galvanizes theatergoers with its beautiful scenes of acrobats and elaborate sets.
With the ubiqutous face of Zark, the top-hatted magician at the center of the show and a focus of the show's advertising, it doesn't take much to lure in fans for this 90-minute feast for the eyes.
In the first half of... » more
When they had their chance to speak up Tuesday, opponents of the mayor's supersized soda ban largely held their peace.
All but four of the 64 participants who signed up for Tuesday's public hearing at the Department of Health's offices were elected officials or representatives of groups.
The ban, which would go into effect next March if approved, would prohibit the sale of sodas larger... » more
Construction will soon begin on the final installment of the High Line after the third section was donated to the city, officials announced Tuesday.
CSX Transportation, which had previously given the city its old elevated railway below West 30th Street, signed over the final stretch of its abandoned track space, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday. The addition h will let the public park... » more
A former Queens assemblyman was busted Tuesday by the FBI for allegedly taking an $80,000 bribe -- delivered to him in fruit basket in a Queens lumber yard.
Jimmy Meng, the first Asian elected to statewide office in New York, was arrested by federal agents who caught him allegedly taking the cash from one of their informants.
Federal investigators say the 68-year-old told the informant... » more
Since same-sex marriage was legalized in the state last year, thousands of gay New Yorkers have said "I do," and their historic nups have been a financial boon to the Big Apple.
Between all the flowers, cakes and catering, same-sex marriages have brought the city an estimated $259 million in economic impact greatly beating estimates, according to a study by the city tourism agency,... » more
Christian Bale and his wife spent two hours touring the Aurora Medical Center in Colorado Tuesday, meeting many of the victims of Friday's shooting, the Denver Post reported.
Bale had asked the hospital to keep his visit a secret, however several victims and hospital staff began spreading the word on social media.
Carey Rottman, who was shot in the leg, posted pictures on his Facebook... » more
Cops are talking to at least two people in connection with a gunfight this weekend that left a 4-year-old boy dead in a Bronx playground, officials said Tuesday.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Tuesday that a teen who acknowledged he fired a gun during the fatal shootout was being questioned, but told cops he was defending himself.
"We are speaking to a 17-year-old... » more
Iconic character actor Sherman Hemsley was found dead in his El Paso home at the age of 74, police said Tuesday.
Hemsley, who played the ambitious and comically conniving African American dry cleaning magnate George Jefferson from 1975-85 on "The Jeffersons," appeared to have died of natural causes, police said. Producer Norman Lear created the George Jefferson role - which Hemsley... » more