A SoHo community group wants to get rid of the Citi Bike station in their neighborhood.
The SoHo Alliance filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction that would remove the bike station at Petrosino Square near Lafayette and Kenmare streets.
The group says it has asked the Department of Transportation to search for a new location so that the appearance of the square, which is used... » more
The House Intelligence Committee held a decidedly friendly hearing this week to let the National Security Agency do some explaining about its secret surveillance of phone and email traffic, a proceeding blithely dismissed by an American Civil Liberties Union official as "a PR stunt" and not a fact-finding mission.
Most New York City residents -- whether they're comfortable with the... » more
Three people were hospitalized and one other was injured after an allegedly drunken driver careened across a crowded sidewalk on Second Avenue Wednesday, officials said.
Shaun Martin, 32, of Bayside, was arrested and charged with a DWI, DWAI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and refusal to take a breath test after the crash around 6:30 a.m., when he blew down Second Avenue in... » more
On the day last week that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $20-billion plan to protect our shoreline against the ravages of climate change, my brother and I headed out to sunny Rockaway Beach.
Cruising by long stretches of missing boardwalk destroyed by superstorm Sandy, we found three beach entry-point "islands." Following some surfers down to one at Beach 86th Street, we came... » more
No one thinks the New York City public school system's 64.7 percent high school graduation rate is a cause for celebration. But when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that achievement this week for the Class of 2012, school reformers in every part of every borough felt a powerful sense of relief.
That's because members of the Class of 2012 were the city's first to get their diplomas without... » more
The city updated its hurricane plan Tuesday that includes a bigger evacuation map and a new way to warn New Yorkers.
The Office of Emergency Management ditched its letter zone system with a number system that includes an additional 600,000 residents than the previous map in new locations such as southern Queens and Brooklyn.
The map is available for download at the nyc.gov and there... » more
Lil Wayne insists that he didn’t really mean to stomp all over the American flag during a video shoot, despite evidence to the contrary.
While filming a music video for the song “God Bless Amerika,” the 30-year-old raps in front of an American flag that drops to the ground, at which point he walks all over Old Glory for the better part of a minute.
But the New Orleans-based rapper swears... » more
Stars came out in droves on Monday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of rap mogul Jay-Z's 40/40 Club.
Jay's gorgeous wife Beyoncé, funnyman Chris Rock and songstress Kylie Minogue were all on hand, as were a slew of New York athletes, including Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Victor Cruz. Partygoers also spotted Jay-Z sipping Armand de Brignac champagne with Yankees slugger Robinson... » more
You've heard of "Jock Jams," right? There's a reason those dance-music compilations were so popular. They got the party started right -- and quickly -- but they were also upbeat and fun to listen to, making what many dreaded, namely exercise, a bit easier.
While the songs may have changed somewhat, (despite the '90s musical renaissance), the point of kicking out the jams in workouts... » more
Charlie Sheen has put Selma Blair square in his crosshairs, claiming he fired his "Anger Management" co-star after she bad-mouthed him to the show's head honchos.
Sheen, 47, went on a rampage after learning of Blair's alleged powwow with the show's executives, during which she complained that Sheen is always late and has a "shoddy work ethic," according to TMZ.com.
Sheen was furious... » more