It's no secret that Williamsburg, Park Slope, the Village and the Upper West and East sides of Manhattan seem to be the perennial go-to spots for apartment hunters. But there are plenty of other neighborhoods around the city that are a little below the radar and worthy of equal attention.
We spoke with real estate experts from across the five boroughs to put together a list of up-and-comers,... » more
Stefanie Gray's failed attempt to set the world record of riding every subway line mirrored the frustrating, time-gobbling obstacle course many straphangers say they encounter every day.
A bevy of delays, evacuations and unannounced cancellations (see sidebar below) prevented Gray and her two companions, Meredith Sladek, 28, from Stapleton, S.I. and Stevie Summerise, 27, from Kensington,... » more
Is it possible that the rowdy roots-rock band Deer Tick is growing up?
On Saturday, the Rhode Island band, which is known for songs like "Let's All Go to the Bar," is taking its act to Carnegie Hall as part of an evening of music hosted by its singer, John McCauley.
Along with his band Deer Tick, he will be joined by his other band, Diamond Rugs, Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim... » more
Brooklyn's sports game is getting another boost, as the Islanders are set to make the Barclays Center their new home, officials said Wednesday.
The team, currently based at Nassau County's rundown Nassau Coliseum, will start playing at the brand new Brooklyn arena in 2015, and is signed on for a 25-year commitment.
"Hello, Brooklyn!" Wang said when he announced the move in... » more
He ponders quintessential questions, like who the adults are in the house, and how does Uncle Jessie's hair stay so perfect.
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Tunisian authorities arrested a 28-year-old suspect Wednesday in connection with the terrorist attack that killed a U.S. diplomat in Libya, according to a report.
An official for Tunisian Interior Ministry told The Associated Press that Ali Harzi was "in the hands of justice."
The official said Harzi is linked to the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that claimed the life of Christopher... » more
Just because celebrities are dead doesn't mean they still can't make a few extra bucks.
Forbes Magazine released a list Wednesday of the top deceased stars who earned money last year from residuals from their work, patents or other post mortem financial means.
1. Liz Taylor, $210 Million
2. Michael Jackson, $145 Million
3. Elvis Presley, $55 Million
4. Charles Schulz,... » more
The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, according to a source.
The team is planning to make a "major announcement" Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the team said on its website.
Those expected to attend the event are Islanders owner Charles Wang, Barclays Center majority owner and developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NHL commissioner... » more
After dating for two months, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria have broken up, Sanchez's representative told Us Weekly.
"Mark adores and respects Eva," the rep said. "It really was about scheduling more than anything else. They will remain close friends."
Us said the duo's different schedules and lifestyles contributed... » more
Two teenage brothers have been arrested for allegedly murdering a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who vanished while riding her bike over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.
Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said the unidentified 15- and 17-year-old boys are accused of murdering Autumn Pasquale before dumping her body in a recycling bin. She was found Monday night.
"Autumn was lured... » more