A Long Island art dealer accused of selling knock-off paintings was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors for dodging taxes on the deals.
Glafira Rosales, 56, was in federal court on charges of evading taxes on $12.5 million of income from selling allegedly bogus art to two Manhattan galleries between 2006 and 2008.
Rosales is accused of selling about a dozen pieces, several of... » more
When the City Council recently proposed raising the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and restricting retail displays of cigarettes, less attention was paid to a third proposal -- the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill. It would crack down on trafficking in untaxed cigarettes and unlicensed tobacco sellers, as well as tobacco-company discounts aimed at luring new smokers.
Even though it hasn't... » more
On a memorable day 11 years ago, grateful Oklahomans donated a red and white rescue truck to the New York City Fire Department, purchased with money donated by schoolkids and adults. Called the Spirit of Oklahoma, the truck was the Sooner State's way of thanking the FDNY for its help in 1995 with search and recovery work after a terrorist bomb claimed 168 lives in Oklahoma City.
But reflecting... » more
The Yankees are taking a swing at soccer as the sport returns to the five boroughs.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that the Yankees will be a minority owner of the league's 20th team, along with Manchester City Football Club.
The New York City Football Club is set to begin play in 2015.
A source close to the deal said the fee to join the league would be $100 million.
"They... » more
Think Manhattan is a hot place to live?
You have no idea.
As many as 1,000 extra weather-generated deaths a year may occur in the borough by the 2080s under the worst case global warming scenario, according to a new joint study by the Columbia University Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health.
"The critical message is that no matter how you feel about global... » more
In the Greenburgh practice facility shared by both the Knicks and Rangers, the players for the Liberty are deep into spring training.
Fan favorites Cappie Pondexter and Leilani Mitchell are engaged in an intense half-court game under the watchful eye of coach and retired Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer.
While the women try out new plays, a group of men practice for a pending scrimmage... » more
Orr Shtuhl’s recently published love letter to mixed drinks, “An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails,” is a beautiful compendium on mixed libations. The history of 50 classic cocktails is told alongside illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber and, of course, the recipes.
“A good cocktail has the intrigue of a drama,” Shtuhl writes.
The Serious Eats columnist and Brooklyn resident told us about... » more
Behind the Candelabra 3 stars
There’s a telling moment in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra,” where Liberace (Michael Douglas) stands in front of an audience in an enormous fur coat and glittery bullfighter costume. He tells the story of one of his first concerts, when he wore a conventional black tuxedo and practically blended in with the piano, or so he felt. The tale ends with... » more
An NYPD captain who is a commander in the Department's leadership bureau was arraigned Tuesday on an array of domestic violence charges in Brooklyn Criminal Court before being released on his own recognizance.
Daniel Sosnowik, 49, of the Flatlands, Brooklyn, was arrested after his wife complained that Sosnowik pushed her into a doorway, wedged her in between the doorway and the wall,... » more
The string of savage hate crimes in New York City, culminating with the death of Marc Carson in Greenwich Village early Saturday morning, has New York's gay community reassessing its assumption of "safe places."
Gay people come from all over the world to enjoy the non-judgmental embrace of NYC, and nowhere is seen as more accepting than Greenwich Village, a home for the bohemian,... » more