Did you know that Community Education Council elections are going on right now? Do you know what a Community Education Council is and how its members are elected?
No? You're not alone. Information about the councils is maddeningly opaque.
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg established mayoral control over the city's schools early in his first term, he dissolved the local school boards, which... » more
New York City has a reputation for being rude. Every so often a new survey will be published naming New York as the rudest city in the country.
My reaction to stories like this is just rolling my eyes, though that might be interpreted as rude. Whatever. I disagree with these surveys. New York City isn't rude -- it's just that people from everywhere else are sensitive.
New Yorkers walk... » more
Justin Bieber was bum-rushed by a fan onstage at a concert in Dubai Sunday night, after the Canadian superstar was two hours late in performing for the second night in a row.
The fan ran onstage while Bieber was sitting at a piano and touched him on the back, and security quickly following, ripping the fan away from Bieber and dragging the person backstage. The piano was flipped over... » more
The developers behind the Barclays Center will be holding a drive to support a sick retired member of New York's Finest.
Steve Bonano, who's the head of security at the Brooklyn arena, has a rare 9/11-related blood cancer, so Forest City Ratner will host a bone marrow drive at 345 Jay St. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Interested visitors can head to the location between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to... » more
Netflix? Why bother when you can catch a flick on the town.
Movie theaters have been popping up across New York in droves over the past few years, and the latest is set to break ground Tuesday when the city's first "all documentary, all the time" theater, the DCTV cinema, begins construction.
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others will... » more
Celeb sightings: Jon Hamm eating dinner at Boulud Sud, Jessica Biel shopping for bread in Union Square
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt having dinner at Boulud Sud
Jessica Biel picking up a quinoa salad, guacamole sandwich and a loaf of fig-and-walnut bread at Breads Bakery in Union Square
Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel taking in "Kinky Boots" on Broadway, then eating dinner at Orso... » more
Chris Brown didn't ring in his 24th birthday with on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna, but he did have another lady close by: ex Karrueche Tran.
Brown celebrated on Friday night at Los Angeles hot spot the Emerson Theatre, partying with a large entourage of pals, a partygoer told us. In addition to friends, our spy said the singer was "surrounded" by beautiful women -- including Tran --... » more
Stop the presses: Lindsay Lohan says she likes ecstasy more than cocaine.
The troubled starlet, who entered rehab on Friday, opened up to Piers Morgan in an interview in the Daily Mail Sunday and revealed she has done cocaine in her early 20s but hasn't touched it since.
"Everyone thinks I've done it so many times. But I've only done it maybe four or five times in my life,"... » more
The N and R lines will be closed on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn each night this week as part of the MTA's Fast Track repair program.
From 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on weeknights from Monday night to Friday morning, the Fourth Avenue N and R stations will be closed from 95th to 36th streets. At 36th Street, the N train will be rerouted over the D track to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
There... » more
Some big names in music are proving they're Boston Strong.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 7 at 10 a.m. for a benefit concert featuring Beantown natives Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and Boston, plus other acts including James Taylor, Carole King and Jimmy Buffett. The show is scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, with tickets ranging from $35 to $285.
The concert, dubbed... » more