Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie's auction house raised $38.8 million through a charity art auction and donations, Christie’s said on Monday, with proceeds to benefit environmental and conservation causes.
The 33 works in The 11th Hour Auction organized by the star of the new film “The Great Gatsby” sold for $31.74 million on Monday evening and set 13 records for artists including Carol Bove,... » more
The beautiful and some might say mutant-looking fiddlehead fern is a culinary symbol of spring.
With a flavor reminicscent of nutty asparagus, the young, unfurled fern is a delicacy, particularly in the Northeast.
It grows along riverbeds and is harvested in May and early June.
And, like all vegetables, especially those eaten in season, fiddleheads are good for you. They're loaded... » more
The Big Apple is well known for tourist attractions like the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim Museum and the Statue of Liberty. Visitors will line up for hours to see the sights.
But NYC is also becoming known as a hamburger destination. Whether from guide books, TV shows, the hushed whispers of hotel concierges or from other tourists, out-of-towners know about our beef patties, and are... » more
It’s Bike to Work Week, National Bike Month and with the arrival of warm weather and bike share right around the corner, New Yorkers in every borough are either dusting off their bikes and putting air in their tires or considering jumping onto a Citi bike.
Many New Yorkers are die-hard cyclists and a few if them shared some of their safety tips with amNewYork.
John Swan Manager,Siggy’s... » more
"Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader will be leaving the U.S. late night sketch comedy show following its upcoming season finale, the comedian's publicist said on Tuesday.
Hader, an eight-year veteran of the NBC show, is best known for his impressions of smug game show hosts, actor Al Pacino and Stefon, a gay TV journalist known for recommending over-the-top night clubs on the show's... » more
Beyoncé Tuesday added fuel to the rumors that she’s carrying her second child, as the superstar had to cancel a concert in Belgium citing “exhaustion and dehydration,” according to her reps and the concert venue.
Queen Bey, 31, is in Europe for her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Concert venue Sportpaleis added that the singer was “awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision”... » more
Broadcasting pioneer Barbara Walters may be stepping out of the spotlight but “I’m not walking into the sunset,” she assured “The View’s” audience Monday.
In a carefully planned and scripted adieu, Walters, 83, said she will bow out from television appearances starting next year while continuing as co-executive producer of the ABC morning show, which she helped create.
However, Walters... » more
The Department of Justice secretly seized two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press journalists after the newswire broke news of a foiled terror plot in Yemen, the AP reported Monday.
The agency's CEO, Gary Pruitt, called the seizure a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, writing that there "can be no possible justification... » more
The city Department of Transportation has opened up the bottleneck that causes traffic jams near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Expanded access ramps to and from the Brooklyn Bridge and the FDR Drive opened within the past 10 days, giving drivers two traffic lanes instead of one, officials announced Monday.
The lone lane on each side of the FDR Drive was a choke point that snarled traffic as cars... » more
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who began her career in the 1950s by becoming the only woman ever to win the grand prize on "The $64,000 Question" game show and went on to become the nation's first television psychologist, died yesterday in New York at the age of 85, her publicist announced Monday.
Born Diane Bauer, Brothers was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and an alumna of Cornell... » more