You might not want Santa to bring these toys this year.
More than a dozen "treacherous toys" -- including three that tested positive for toxic substances -- were found on store shelves throughout the city, according to a report released yesterday by Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for new federal rules to ban... » more
Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet and jazz singer Tierney Sutton present a holiday music concert
Stop by Brookfield Place Monday afternoon for a special concert, celebrating the music of the holidays, from Hanukkah to India's Diwali to 16th century English carols. Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton teams with two-time Grammy-winning band Turtle Island Quartet for this harmonious celebration of... » more
There are many Stephen Sondheim fans, including myself, who would do pretty much anything for the chance to meet and chat with the 83-year-old, internationally worshipped songwriter and pick his brain about his musicals.
For those unable to score such a rare opportunity, at least there's "Six by Sondheim," a comprehensive, very satisfying HBO documentary that, through extensive archival... » more
Getting all the crime information about your neighborhood down to your block is now a click away.
The city Sunday launched an interactive crime map giving users access to information on reported crimes.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the map, found at maps.nyc.gov/crime, is the next evolution for the NYPD's transparency with New Yorkers who want to know how safe the streets are.... » more
"Downton Abbey" fans can warm up while sipping tea at Highclere Castle on their lunch break this week.
Servers donning period garb will be giving away free tea and biscuits around town in a mobile truck inspired by the PBS show ahead of its Jan. 5 season premiere.
The truck will be serving snacks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day but Thursday, when it will be open from noon... » more
Cops shot a man Saturday night in Bushwick after they say he struck a police car and an officer with a wooden cane.
Two officers were patrolingnear the Myrtle Avenue J station around 10:30 p.m. when they saw Dairon Bledsoe allegedly hit their patrol car with a wooden cane.
When the cops told the 27-year-old to stop, he fled but one of the officers chased him, police said.
The officer... » more
Men may seem like they're easy to shop for -- just grab any ol' tie or pair of slippers -- but finding something meaningful may take a while.
Here are our suggestions on holiday gifts for men. Some tap into personal interests while others are simply a bit unconventional, but all will show you put a little thought into your guy's present.
Whether your golfer... » more
Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
Protesting workers said they do more than... » more
Fordham is among the final 16 teams vying for the FCS crown after subduing Sacred Heart last Saturday, 37-27, at home.
Next up for the Rams is a matchup with tough Towson Saturday in Maryland.
Fordham (12-1) will need another big game out of quarterback Michael Nebrich (3,986 passing yards, 481 rushing yards, 40 total touchdowns). The Rams have not lost a game which Nebrich started this... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio drove home two vital points Thursday with his savvy appointment of Bill Bratton to a return engagement as the city's police commissioner.
First, he signaled to doubters that he believes a strong public safety record is key to the city's future -- and that without it, New York cannot fully thrive.
Second, he showed he's not necessarily the ideologue some New... » more