Three men have been arrested and three more are being sought in the ransom kidnapping of a Woodside accountant who was held in a Long Island City warehouse for 32 days as his tormenters allegedly burned him with acid, punched out his teeth, beat him and threatened to cut off his fingers.
Pedro Portugal, 52, was abducted from Jackson Heights April 18 and taken to a warehouse at 38-09 43rd Ave.... » more
Titles mean a lot in business, but for Samantha Marcus Yanks, who holds a lot of titles, such as editor-in-chief of Hamptons magazine, editor-at-large of Gotham magazine and executive fashion director for all of Niche Media, the titles mean a whole lot of fun. Born and raised in New York City, Yanks has a beautiful family, her own jewelry line and a toy line. At Niche Media, Yanks celebrates and... » more
The NFL dominated Forbes’ list of the highest-paid coaches in American sports in a report released Wednesday. Eight of the top 10 call the shots of football teams, including Giants coach Tom Coughlin at No. 8. The other two on the list are from the NBA. Here’s the full top 10.
1. Sean Payton -- New Orleans Saints -- $8 million 2. Bill Belichick -- New England Patriots -- $7.5 million 3. Andy... » more
A pharmacy in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn was a one-stop shop for a stunning array of illegal drugs and guns and also the source of a Medicaid fraud that attempted to bilk the system for $9,000 in phony prescriptions, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney.
Five people, three of them employees of Malik Pharmacy at 2981 Fulton St., were arrested Monday as a result of the six-month investigation.... » more
The Master Builder 3 stars
Andrei Belgrader’s new production of Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 tragedy “The Master Builder,” which stars John Turturro and is now playing at Brooklyn Academy of Music, manages to make a difficult, highly symbolic, rarely staged play feel fresh, focused, sinister and unapologetically erotic.
Halvard Solness (Turturro), a middle-aged architect who fears he will soon... » more
Keaton flick Although the St. James Theatre on 44th Street is vacant, its marquee is advertising “Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” which was adapted by, directed by and stars Riggan Thomson, who actually looks a lot like Michael Keaton. Well, it actually is Keaton, and the sign is just being used as part of the filming of “Birdman,” in which Keaton plays a film actor... » more
While a rebuilt World Trade Center site nears its debut as one of the world's most important and iconic business districts, a critical controversy is brewing. How much security is too much?
The tower at 4 World Trade Center should be finished this year, its 72 floors filled mostly with offices and a smattering of retail. And 1 World Trade Center should open in 2014 with 104 floors of office... » more
Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton is planning a televised benefit to raise money for victims of the massive tornado that swept through Moore, Oklahoma, this week, music magazine Billboard reported Wednesday.
"The Voice" judge Shelton, a native of Ada, Oklahoma, which is 75 miles northwest of Moore, said he would have more information on the NBC concert in the next 24 hours.
"I'm... » more
Oh my God, he's running.
Even after a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows more people are against his candidacy than for it. Even after the Clintons said they won't endorse him.
And, worst of all, even after Weiner said it's "possible" that more of his sexting photos are still out in cyberspace, and other women may come forward.
Forgive me, Anthony, but... » more
The Hangover Part III 2 stars Directed by Todd Phillips Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms Rated R
After the disastrous “The Hangover Part II,” which effectively remade the original film beat by beat, fans will be relieved to learn that the final movie in the Wolfpack trilogy at least attempts to create a new storyline.
Unfortunately, there’s not much to what is little... » more