Nearly a third of Americans think hipsters should have to pay a special tax just "because they are so annoying," according to a new poll -- but some New Yorkers think the lifestyle is just fine.
Even worse, only 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the tight pants-wearing, PBR-swilling, indie music-listening folks, according to Public Policy Polling.
When questioned... » more
New York cancer survivors are praising Angelina Jolie for telling the world that she had a mastectomy to avoid getting breast cancer, while other women are giving new thought to their risks and family history.
"She took the power away from cancer," said Jamie Pleva-Nickerson, 33, a brokerage service manager in Manhattan who lives in Somers, N.Y.
Pleva-Nickerson discovered she... » 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 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
New Yorkers could soon shop for pricier goodies at their local newsstand.
The City Council proposed a bill Monday that would increase the maximum price for selling individual products at newsstands from $5 to $10.
There are only 300 licensed newsstands in the city, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the legislation would give owners an edge because they can sell more go-to... » more
On the stairway leading out of the Fulton Street station, in the financial heart of the richest nation in the world, a tiny woman lay under a heap of blankets.
My husband and I walked past her with our 7-year-old son, Ivan.
"Maybe she's dead," Ivan said calmly.
Something about her motionless form, and the incomprehensible stillness of a body lying in such an uncomfortable position... » more
The State Department Monday recognized the NYPD's work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake three years ago.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly received the first U.S. Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Overseas Criminal Justice Assistance in a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Since 2010, the NYPD have deployed officers to the nation to help train and mentor... » more
Hundreds of New Yorkers Monday met down at the Big Yellow Joint.
A real-life replica of the famous Bluth Company Banana Stand from the TV show "Arrested Development" sprang up across from Radio City Music Hall yesterday, giving out free frozen, chocolate-dipped bananas to fans gearing up for the debut of the show's fourth season on Netflix later this month.
"We've... » more