BEST PLACE TO SEE ANCIENT ARTIFACTS
Discovery Times Square 226 W. 44th St., 866-987-9692, discoverytsx.com While the current exhibit is about spies and "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" returns on Nov. 3, this exhibition space often holds incredible historical showcases, covering everything from China's Terracotta Warriors to the Dead Sea Scrolls and, our favorite, Leonardo da Vinci's... » more
'Seeking A Friend For the End of the World' Steve Carell has a habit of making indies in between big budget flicks. Here he gives a solid performance (as does co-star Keira Knightley). "Seeking A Friend ..." just misses hitting a satisfactory level of relevance. It has charm (and thankfully, the ending is no cop out), but the film is mostly just a generic road trip rom-com. (DVD, $29.98;... » more
The manhunt for an ex-convict who authorities said fatally shot a Nassau County police officer during a traffic stop ended Tuesday evening with his capture, according to reports.
Darrell Fuller, 33, was found along 175th Street and 111th Avenue and appeared to have two gunshot wounds, News 4 New York reported, citing sources.
A huge manhunt had been launched for the "cold-blooded"... » more
Just about anyone under the age of 30 who watched cartoons as a child knows the voice of Rob Paulsen, if not his name or face.
The venerable voice actor, who landed his first major gig as Raphael on the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon series during the 1980s, has returned to his reptilian roots to lend his vocal talents to Nickelodeon's newest incarnation of TMNT,... » more
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is going on display Wednesday at the Museum of Modern Art.
The famous painting is one of four original versions made by Munch, and is being loaned to the museum by a private collector through April. It was sold at Sotheby's in May for nearly $120 million, a record for a piece of auctioned art.
"The Scream," which was created in 1895, is being shown with other... » more
After seven weeks of NFL action, we're approaching the start of the playoff push for fantasy leagues. At this point in the year, one of the most important things you can do is to find greater consistency and upside from the running back position.
So far this year, it has been hard to find consistency beyond guys like Ray Rice (Ravens), Adrian Peterson (Vikings), Alfred Morris (Redskins) and... » more
The city has sued a "major operator" of illegal hotels allegedly running short-term room rentals out of 50 Manhattan and Brooklyn residential buildings, officials said Tuesday.
The suit, filed in State Supreme Court, claims that Smart Apartments converted residential rooms into short-term hotels for tourists, violating fire safety laws and consumer protection guidelines. The city... » more
Three women are trying to break a subway-riding record while gaining support for a petition to stave off next year's fare hike.
"This subway challenge has nothing to do with sandwiches," said Stefanie Gray, 24, a transit advocate for Transportation Alternatives who intends to ride every subway line in less than 22 hours, 52 minutes and 36 seconds (the 2010 Guinness World's Record).
While... » more
Jonathan Stewart, 25, who was arrested for violently sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman seeking peace and quiet in Hudson River Park in the early hours of Sept. 22, was indicted Tuesday.
"Every time a sexual assault occurs in a public place, like a park, it destroys the delicate sense of safety that allows neighbors and visitors to appreciate the space without fear," DA Cyrus R. Vance... » more
Pole dancers might be athletic and artistic but their performances don't qualify for tax-exempt status under New York law, a state court ruled Tuesday.
The owners of Nite Moves, an Albany strip club, sought to have pole dancing and private lap dances qualified as tax exempt because revenue collected from "dramatic or musical arts performances" isn't taxable under state law.
But the Court... » more