Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's support for affordable housing is critical to New York City's future, but not just because it would mean stable rents and mortgages for low- and moderate-income families.
It is also a critical tool to help homeless people get back on their feet and to save the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families in need of stable, long-term housing.
Survivors... » more
Police are searching for six people who assaulted a man near the Christopher Street PATH station on Sunday.
An unidentified 44-year-old New Jersey man was beaten around 6:30 a.m. Sunday by three men and three women near the station's entrance on Greenwich Street, officials said.
The group chased the man from the turnstiles to the outside of the station, where they punched and kicked... » more
A species of cockroach native to Japan that can withstand the city's brutal winters has been discovered at the High Line, and some New Yorkers are already squirming about the pest.
"If they can live in the cold, this is going to get worse. We already have them in the subways, apartments, sewers and streets," said Augusto Garcia, 19, a Bronx resident.
"I am kind of afraid... » more
There's just one more thing Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't want you to have before he leaves office -- those plastic foam containers that keep your takeout toasty warm and your coffee piping hot.
He probably won't get his way. His bill to ban plastic foam containers has been watered down in City Council.
Still, it's a welcome step forward.
Plastic foam food containers are a problem... » more
In a few weeks, he will vacate the office he's held for 12 years. Term limits have finally caught up with him. Although he must be given credit for many notable accomplishments, more than a few people will be glad to see him go.
Yes, it's time to say goodbye to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Growing up, Markowitz never had it easy. He dragged himself to night classes at... » more
Let it snow!
The city is expected to get up to four inches of snow Tuesday, beginning right in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "The snow will become steadier and heavier as the morning continues," he said... » more
Adam Sandler is making way too much moolah for the film flops he's been starring in lately.
The funnyman is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, according to a new report in Forbes magazine, because he's been raking in $15 million-plus movie paychecks even though many of his recent projects, like "Jack and Jill" and "That's My Boy," have performed oh-so-poorly at the box... » more
'Fast & Furious 6'
It's hard to talk about a movie like "Fast & Furious 6" without first discussing the tragic death of its star, Paul Walker. Tragic is the right word, and we'll just add that a portion of the sales of DVD, Blu-ray and digital copies of this film will go to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. That said, the latest installment of the action series builds on... » more
Ciaté Mini Mani Month
For the nail polish-obsessed, what better way to count down the days until Christmas than on fingers and toes? The limited edition Christmas advent calendar is packed with manicure goodies and festive colors like play date, pepperminty and amazing gracie. $58; at Sephora, 597 Fifth Ave., 212-980-6534
Arbonne Pampermint Foot Care Gift Set
The busybody... » more
There's one single rule in the brutal knockout game: An attacker aims to render a victim unconscious with a single sucker punch.
With attacks from Milwaukee to Paterson to New York City -- where at least 10 people have been victimized -- the so-called knockout game has become the latest fear-inducing news story in our city. Several deaths also have been linked to it nationwide, according to... » more