The MTA is expanding a pilot program this weekend to cut down on trash in subway stations by removing garbage cans, amNewYork has learned.
The agency will take away all bins from eight stations -- two from each borough the subway system serves -- on Sunday, officials confirmed Wednesday. The Eighth Street N/R station and Flushing-Main Street No. 7 stop, which have been can-less since October,... » more
Not since the movie "Seven" has a box been such a source of chills.
In the new horror film "The Possession," Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays a divorced dad who purchases an unusual box for his daughter at a yard sale. It turns out that the box holds a Dybbuk, an evil spirit that tries to possess the young girl.
Oddly enough, the movie is based on a true story that originated... » more
Get ready for a whole new season of laughs on "Saturday Night Live."
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is slated to host the season premiere of "SNL" on Sept. 15, NBC announced Wednesday. The musical guest will be Frank Ocean.
Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take his second turn as host on Sept. 22, with musical guest Mumford & Sons, and James... » more
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he has no problems with the state looking into his controversial settlement that was made against Assemblyman Vito Lopez for a sexual harassment case.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, Albany's watchdog, should fully investigate the charges against Lopez, 71.
Although the governor declined to comment whether the JCOPE... » more
Occupy Wall Street plans to grab headlines on its one-year anniversary, Sept. 17, as the culmination of three days of protests will peak with a rally at the New York Stock Exchange.
Attention to the group has been on the decline ever since the NYPD shut down its home base at Zuccotti Park last November, but OWS hopes to use the anniversary to rally support.
"In the days and weeks... » more
The 6-year-old horse that got loosenear Central Park earlier this month got a new home Wednesday.
Oreo, who had minor injuries after toppling over and crashing into several cars during a carriage ride two weeks ago as he was being led into the park, was brought to Blue Star Equiculture, a retirement farm in Palmer, Mass., officials said.
"He's great. He's walking around, he's playing,... » more
Most New Yorkers are pretty unoriginal when it comes to naming their kids.
There were more than 600 baby girls named Isabella last year and more than 800 Jaydens last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday, the third consecutive year those names topped the city's list of most popular baby names.
Bloomberg gave early birthday gifts -- a "Made in NY" T-shirt and an... » more
FLevi Aron had no words of remorse Wednesday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for abducting and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky after the boy got lost on his way home from camp in Boro Park last summer.
"No," mumbled Aron, handcuffed and dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit.
The sentence -- consecutive terms of 25 years for murder and 15 years for kidnapping --... » more
Celebrity hair stylist Oscar Blandi loves exercise just as much as he loves gorgeous hair.
An avid sportsman, his regular workout routine consists of hour-long sweat sessions four or five days a week. Give him a nice day, and he'll take it outdoors for a run or bike ride, then hit the gym for weight training and stretching. Blandi, whose clients include Kelly Ripa and Jennifer Garner, also... » more
Daniel Craig makes a fine James Bond, but when it comes to 007s, there's Sean Connery and then there's everyone else.
With Craig's "Skyfall" slated for release this November, the IFC Center is offering a refresher course in the joys of Connery, Sean Connery, in case anyone has forgotten just how perfect the icon was in his most iconic role.
"James Bond No. 1: Sean Connery's... » more