There's an aerosol, a former colleague once joked, that certain politicians unwittingly spray on themselves each morning. It acts as a shield against press coverage, making anything they do or say instantly unmemorable to reporters. She called it anti-publicity spray, and New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson has been using it for years.
OK, maybe it isn't real, but it may as well... » more
Evan Rachel Wood and British actor Jamie Bell welcomed their first child, a boy, Wood's spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Wood, 25, best known for her role in 2008's "The Wrestler" and the 2003 coming-of-age drama "Thirteen," announced in January that she was expecting a child with Bell, who she married last October.
"Evan you are my warrior!" Bell wrote on Twitter... » more
A 17-year-old Queens woman remained in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital last night after being repeatedly stabbed in the back and torso Monday, the NYPD said.
Natasha Martinez was walking on 85th Street in Queens around 11:30 p.m. Monday when she was stabbed in the torso, arms, kidneys and elsewhere, police said. She was returning home from her job at a McDonald’s, according to published... » more
Rockaway residents still struggling from the effects of superstorm Sandy will have a free outlet that can serve their medical needs.
Doctors of the World USA, a nonprofit that helps bring affordable health care to needy communities, signed a lease Tuesday at 2-30 Beach 102nd St., to create a clinic for the peninsula's residents.
The clinic is set to open in the next few months and offer... » more
'Hey, girl!" "Ain't that pretty!" "Smile for me, baby!"
The chorus of leers, whistles and lewd remarks is all too familiar to women of every age, shape, size and color as they make their way in the city.
The indignity of street harassment isn't a focus of the mayor's race or the mainstream press, but it's a real quality of life issue -- particularly for women... » more
The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said Tuesday after analyzing the train's data recording devices.
The eight-car train had slowed from 119 mph to 95 mph just before it derailed on a curve where the speed limit is 50 mph, according to the... » more
The soda companies won round two in their fight to stop the Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on big soda, but like any prizefighter, hizzoner isn't throwing in the towel.
On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court's appellate division unanimously upheld the March ruling of state Supreme Court Justice Milton A. Tingling that struck down the city's proposed ban on large sugary drinks.
The four-judge... » more
It can be hard to relax in this city. Taxicabs, sirens, long workdays, commutes. When do you get a break? And who has time to exercise and meditate? If you're looking for ways to chill out while working out, here are five exercises that combine relaxing meditation and an intense workout.
Yoga Fight Club
Probably the only yoga class with burpees, Yoga Fight Club mixes meditation, Vinyasa... » more
Watermelon is most often enjoyed sliced and diced — and that’s a wonderful way to do it — but there are more than a few other ways to savor the sweet summertime snack. Celebrating National Watermelon Day on Aug. 3, these city bars and restaurants are serving soups, salads, cocktails and more — sans seeds.
And if you really want to go all out in your obvious displays of love for summer’s best... » more
The last thing on most people's minds before jumping into a body of water -- whether it's a pool, a river or the ocean -- is the eyes.
But you should be careful, says Dr. Richard A. Norden, an eye care specialist and ophthalmologist based in Ridgewood, N.J.
The bacteria levels of the water you're jumping into may be high, and when it comes to pools, too much -- or too little -- chlorine,... » more