The MTA said the Metro-North Railroad expects its New Haven line to return to half capacity today after a power failure last week caused delays for tens of thousands of commuters, and two senators have called for a probe into how the power failure happened.
Metro-North President Howard Permut said full service will likely be restored by Oct. 8, after ConEd has completed its repairs and the... » more
A partygoer was critically injured and more than 30 of his friends were stranded on an East Village roof after the building's stairwell collapsed early Sunday morning.
The unidentified man fell through four half-landings after he left the rooftop party at 159 East Second Ave. around 1:25 a.m., the fire department said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in critical condition... » more
Bill Clinton said his wife is more primed for a presidential race than she was in 2008 - if she chooses to run, that is.
In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Bill said Hillary has learned from her loss to then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, when he admitted that Obama "had a better grassroots organization in many states."
"The next one will be better," Bill... » more
Chris Matthews dishes on new book, 'Tip and the Gipper'
The host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" will be talking about his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked," an inside look at the political relationship between then-Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill and former President Ronald Reagan. Matthews, who served as a top aide to the speaker, saw up... » more
The sequel to "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" devoured the weekend box office competition.
The animated 3D "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," which tells the story of monster-sized fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers that come to life as "foodimals," earned $35 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, easily beating... » more
Katie Holmes and Alicia Keys were busy gals this weekend!
On Saturday, both ladies were at the massive Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, where Keys performed and Holmes spoke about her support of the benefit concert's mission: to help end extreme poverty.
After the show, Holmes, Keys and the songstress' hubby, Swizz Beatz, all headed over to the grand opening of TAO Downtown.
With... » more
Why establish a special state court system for suspected prostitutes? Start with the fact that many sex workers were forced into their careers at horrifically young ages by human traffickers and other criminals who profited big-time from their servitude. And understand that with well-placed help, many of these victims could rebuild their lives.
In an investment that's wise, necessary and humane,... » more
Graduate school is demanding for anyone, but for those who've taken time off between undergrad and grad, it comes with some unique challenges. We polled six New York-area students who've gone back to school for an advanced degree after working for a few years to find out their biggest surprises, hurdles and pieces of advice for anyone considering a return to student life.
YASMINE GALVEZ (pictured... » more
Cops are still on the hunt for the suspect who messed with the wrong mom in Fort Tyron Park last week.
The NYPD released a sketch Saturday night of the 35-year-old man who is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and was wearing a blue thermal shirt and blue jeans during the incident around 9 a.m. Friday at the park's bike path near the Henry Hudson Parkway.
He allegedly approached... » more
Overnight service for the N, Q, and R lines in Manhattan this week will be suspended as part of the MTA's Fastrack repair program.
From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday night to Friday morning, the N train will run in Queens and Brooklyn only, while the Q train will be rerouted to the Sixth Avenue D line in Manhattan, with the F train station at 57th Street as the last stop. Meanwhile, the R train... » more