The campaign manager who helped to guide Anthony Weiner's bid for New York City mayor resigned over the weekend, a spokeswoman said on Sunday, as the Democratic former Congressman grapples with slumping poll numbers and fresh revelations of his sexually charged Internet activity.
Danny Kedem, 31, who joined Weiner's long-shot campaign in early spring, helped to manage day-to-day political... » more
If you’re a baseball fan who remembers the days when Jacob Ruppert owned the Yankees, you’re likely near your 80th birthday or well past it.
And regardless of age, you also likely didn’t head upstate to Cooperstown yesterday when he was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with two players who passed away around the time Ruppert did, in 1939.
And who can... » more
Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers thinks the Nets could challenge the two-time defending champion Heat for a spot in the NBA Finals now that they’ve acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston.
“For a lot of reasons I want them to do well, they could knock off Miami,” Rivers told The Boston Globe.
Rivers, who is gearing up to coach the Clippers next season, said it will be “strange”... » more
Crime is down in New York City and our tourism industry is richer for it. But the hustlers, sharpies and connivers who make a living exploiting the naiveté of outsiders have developed an ingenious array of strategies — many of which fly under the radar of law enforcement — to part tourists from their money.
The more than 50 million travelers who visit the Big Apple each year are gulled in... » more
Derek Jeter shouldn't have to worry about aggravating his quadriceps injury if he continues to take home run trots like the one he took in his first at-bat Sunday.
Playing in his first game since July 11 -- and just his second this season -- Jeter sent the first pitch he saw over the right-center field wall for a solo homer at Yankee Stadium.
It was the Yankees' first home run since... » more
NYPD has a photo of a man suspected of groping a woman at the Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Queens last week.
The man, described as six-feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, is accused of grabbing a 32-year-old woman's backside as she walked out of the Jackson Heights station elevator on July 17 shortly before 7:30 p.m.
The suspect, seen on surveillance photo, has a scar or skin condition... » more
The City Council and NYPD may differ on certain police issues, but they appear to be on the same page when it comes to gun buybacks.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined her colleagues Sunday to announce the creation of a citywide program -- conducted with the NYPD, district attorney offices and community groups -- that will accept weapons in exchange for cash.
The announcement... » more
Paul Schrader is no stranger to controversial movies, having scripted “Taxi Driver” and “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and directed the erotic horror flick “Cat People,” among others.
But “The Canyons” is in a class by itself. Written by Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”) and directed by Schrader, the mostly Kickstarter-funded movie stars Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen.
The... » more
A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewelry and watches worth a reported $53 million from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes yesterday, police and judicial sources said.
A man wearing gloves, with his face hidden by a scarf, burst into the hotel in the late morning and demanded to be handed several bags containing jewels and diamond-encrusted watches.
"Everything happened very... » more
A firefighter has been busted for allegedly peddling oxycodone behind a Barnes & Noble in Staten Island on Saturday.
Christopher Lynaugh, 40, was slapped with a 30-day suspension by the FDNY after getting arrested at the New Springville bookstore's parking lot around 6:15 p.m. Off-duty at the time, Lynaugh was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for criminal sale and possession of... » more