Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
Protesting workers said they do more than... » more
Fordham is among the final 16 teams vying for the FCS crown after subduing Sacred Heart last Saturday, 37-27, at home.
Next up for the Rams is a matchup with tough Towson Saturday in Maryland.
Fordham (12-1) will need another big game out of quarterback Michael Nebrich (3,986 passing yards, 481 rushing yards, 40 total touchdowns). The Rams have not lost a game which Nebrich started this... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio drove home two vital points Thursday with his savvy appointment of Bill Bratton to a return engagement as the city's police commissioner.
First, he signaled to doubters that he believes a strong public safety record is key to the city's future -- and that without it, New York cannot fully thrive.
Second, he showed he's not necessarily the ideologue some New... » more
Paulie Malignaggi has known Zab Judah for nearly half of his life. They're friends, and they respect each other.
But that won't stop either Brooklyn-bred boxer from throwing down in the 12-round main event of Saturday's fight card at the Barclays Center, which airs at 8 p.m. on Showtime, in an unofficial battle to be king of Kings County. The bout will be contested at welterweight.
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The fantasy playoffs have started for many of you. Here are some players worth starting and sitting in Week 14.
Nick Foles (QB, Eagles) He has put up stunning numbers thus far and now is a legitimate QB1.
Andre Brown (RB, Giants) As long as he stays healthy, he should be in your lineup.
Kendall Wright (WR, Titans) This reception machine has a matchup in which his team... » more
The Jets (5-7) are in free fall, having lost three in a row. A loss to the Raiders (4-8) at home on Sunday surely dooms their playoff chances. Here's a look at what they must do to avoid another loss.
Get Geno on track
Rookie Geno Smith is running out of time to turn it around. People have all but forgotten his Monday night heroics in Atlanta two months ago and are stewing over his 38.2%... » more
The Giants (5-7) look to make it six wins in their past seven as they visit the Chargers (5-7) in San Diego on Sunday. Here are three keys to the matchup.
Justin Tuck (4.0 sacks) and the Giants pass rush finally put it all together last week against the Redskins. But Robert Griffin III has been more prone to sacks this season than Chargers QB Philip Rivers. Rivers has... » more
With an ironclad commitment to human equality and a magnetic talent for leadership, Nelson Mandela helped crush South Africa's apartheid laws and lead his country through a stunning transition.
An irrepressible force for justice, he died Thursday in South Africa at age 95. The former South African president was hospitalized on June 8 for a lung infection. He was taken home to Johannesburg... » more
The winter months mean two things: lots of Oscar-bait films from the likes of Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, and lots of … shall we say, lower-quality films (or, at best, guilty pleasures) in the first two months of the new year, such as a Frankenstein flick from the makers of “Underworld.”
Here are 58 new films that you might want to check out during this winter season:
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With less than a month left before he hands the keys of City Hall over to Bill de Blasio, Mayor Michael Bloomberg looked back at his 12-year tenure Thursday and touted the ways he enhanced the city.
Speaking at the Association for a Better New York's breakfast at the Brooklyn Marriott, the mayor predicted New Yorkers will be living better for a long time due to his efforts on various fronts.... » more