While a rebuilt World Trade Center site nears its debut as one of the world's most important and iconic business districts, a critical controversy is brewing. How much security is too much?
The tower at 4 World Trade Center should be finished this year, its 72 floors filled mostly with offices and a smattering of retail. And 1 World Trade Center should open in 2014 with 104 floors of office... » more
Oh my God, he's running.
Even after a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows more people are against his candidacy than for it. Even after the Clintons said they won't endorse him.
And, worst of all, even after Weiner said it's "possible" that more of his sexting photos are still out in cyberspace, and other women may come forward.
Forgive me, Anthony, but... » more
Anthony Weiner has stopped beating around the bush about his political future.
Two years after resigning from Congress in a lewd photo scandal, the former U.S. Representative announced in a video message early on Wednesday he is running for mayor.
"I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I also learned some tough lessons," Weiner said in the video.... » more
"Sesame Street" trash cans, the Ninja Turtles' lair and Miss Piggy's exquisite wardrobe will have a new home in Astoria next year.
The Museum of the Moving Image announced Tuesday that the Jim Henson family will donate 400 puppets, costumes, props and other memorabilia to the Queens museum for a special gallery.
Henson's daughter Cheryl said her father was always fond of the... » more
Members of preservation and community groups will take to the streets Wednesday to show support for a 100-year-old East Village church at risk of being demolished.
The rally will be held at 6 p.m. at Mary Help of Christians Church at 436 E. 12th St., a lot developer Doug Steiner bought to turn into new apartments and ground-floor retail.
Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society... » more
Hours after the city rallied against the killing of a gay man in Greenwich Village, three gay men were attacked in two separate incidents in lower Manhattan, the NYPD said.
Party promoter Dan Contarino was attacked near Avenue D and Fourth Street by Roman Gornell, 39, according to the NYPD, after the two had drinks in the area. They began discussing Contarino's sexuality, and Gornell first... » more
A Long Island art dealer accused of selling knock-off paintings was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors for dodging taxes on the deals.
Glafira Rosales, 56, was in federal court on charges of evading taxes on $12.5 million of income from selling allegedly bogus art to two Manhattan galleries between 2006 and 2008.
Rosales is accused of selling about a dozen pieces, several of... » more
When the City Council recently proposed raising the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and restricting retail displays of cigarettes, less attention was paid to a third proposal -- the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill. It would crack down on trafficking in untaxed cigarettes and unlicensed tobacco sellers, as well as tobacco-company discounts aimed at luring new smokers.
Even though it hasn't... » more
The Yankees are taking a swing at soccer as the sport returns to the five boroughs.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that the Yankees will be a minority owner of the league's 20th team, along with Manchester City Football Club.
The New York City Football Club is set to begin play in 2015.
A source close to the deal said the fee to join the league would be $100 million.
"They... » more
Think Manhattan is a hot place to live?
You have no idea.
As many as 1,000 extra weather-generated deaths a year may occur in the borough by the 2080s under the worst case global warming scenario, according to a new joint study by the Columbia University Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health.
"The critical message is that no matter how you feel about global... » more