The NFL’s annual all-star game will have a whole new look this season, after Wednesday’s news that the Pro Bowl rosters will now be decided by a fantasy-style draft. The new plan scraps the old AFC vs. NFC format with the hope of revitalizing one of the least interesting all-star formats in major professional sports. So, will the Pro Bowl be better than any of the other all-star games with the latest... » more
Once known as “New York’s Playground,” Rockaway Beach is on track to reclaim that title — but in a new way.
The Queens neighborhood that housed the former, famous Rockaways’ Playland amusement park might be without a Coney Island-like scene, but a different one is taking hold where trendy restaurants, beach-side bungalows and boutique motels add vibrancy to the seaside community.
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‘Behind the Candelabra’ Steven Soderbergh’s last film before his retirement provides an intimate look into the private and public life of flamboyant Las Vegas performer Liberace. Starring Michael Douglas, below, as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thor- son, biopic “Behind the Candelabra” documents the couple’s tumultuous six-year love affair. Catch one of two FREE screenings at Lincoln... » more
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Forget The Avengers. There’s a new superhero team in town, courtesy of “Saturday Night Live” star and future “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” writer Michael Shoemaker.
“The Awesomes” — which streams exclusively on Hulu.com starting today — were once the premier hero team around. Then their leader, Mr. Awesome, announced his retirement.... » more
Lady Gaga had a “huge breakage” and “giant craters” in her right hip that forced the singer to cancel about two dozen concerts this year and undergo surgery.
Her tour promoter said in February that the “Born This Way” singer was treated for a labral tear in her right hip.
“My injury was actually a lot worse. ... I had a broken hip,” Lady Gaga told Women’s Wear Daily.
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Booming DUMBO is about to become even bigger — Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday approved plans to build a residential building and parkland area at John Street, expanding the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“New parkland and residential development at John Street will allow the park to grow and continue to thrive as one of the highlights of our city’s new green waterfront,” Bloomberg said in astatement.
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The Union Square area has been dubbed “Silicon Alley” and Brooklyn has its own tech hub in its naval yards. But now lower Manhattan is getting in on the digital action.
With about 600 tech firms in lower Manhattan, startups and creative businesses are heading south of Canal Street while the finance sector recedes in the area it has historically dominated, as detailed in a Bloomberg News report... » more
"'I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,' he told me. 'It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.' No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. 'It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.'"
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New York became the eighth state to officially ban the shark fin trade. Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that would offer some protection to the estimated 73 million sharks killed for their fins each year, according to a press release.
Outside of Asia, New York is one of the largest markets for shark fins and a popular port of entry on the East Coast. In the United States,... » more
Actress Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday completed her 90-day stint in a rehabilitation facility to comply with court-ordered treatment for a reckless driving charge, but still faces more than year of weekly therapy sessions, a Los Angeles judge said.
Lohan, 27, whose once promising Hollywood career has been upended by legal woes and erratic behavior, now must complete 15 months of therapy and 30... » more