UPDATED 8:10 P.M.: There might be an answer as to why Mayor Michael Bloomberg was MIA for most of the day in the aftermath of the Metro-North trail derailment.
As first responders were on scene around 7:30 a.m. at Sunday’s Metro-North derailment that killed four people and injured more than 60, Bloomberg was teeing off at a luxury resort in Bermuda, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Kriss Kringle has been downsized, and not in a Chris Christie way.
After more than a century of bringing comfort and joy to the streets of New York, Sidewalk Santas have been given the boot by the Volunteers of America.
"The program was just not the most effective way of raising money," vice president Rachel Weinstein has said. Those willing to stand on a freezing cold street corner... » more
Now the question is why?
Why did a Sunday morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal roar into one of the system's most challenging curves at 82 miles per hour -- at a place where the Hudson River lies hard to the right, the Harlem River looms straight ahead and the speed limit is 30 mph?
Monday National Transportation Safety Board investigators provided disturbing... » more
The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.
The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,... » more
It could be weeks before investigators can conclusively determine the cause of the Saturday car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, the star's friend and business partner, according to source at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
On Monday, the Department announced that while it was continuing to solicit information about the fiery crash that... » more
In yet another bad sign for the print industry, New York Magazine announced yesterday that it will decrease its publishing to biweekly in March 2014.
New York Media will go from publishing 42 issues annually to 30 in 2014, and 29 every year after that.
In a statement, the company said each issue will have roughly 20% more content, including more visuals, a revamped fashion section called... » more
ABC's beloved weatherman is heading to sunnier pastures.
Sam Champion is set to join The Weather Channel as a morning show anchor and managing editor for the network, after 25 years working for ABC and more than 1,800 weather forecasts for "Good Morning America," The Weather Channel said yesterday.
ikChampion, 52, will make the switch in early 2014, and will anchor a new morning... » more
Many moms and dads are not-so-secretly hoping that their gay sons and lesbian daughters will "put a ring on it" this holiday season.
Welcome to equality: the land where families and friends think nothing of urging you to the altar and inquiring about your reproductive intentions.
Gay New Yorkers who felt "demoralized by the lack of respect are finally blooming and blossoming,"... » more
When soul and jazz-influenced singer-songwriter Matthew E. White put together the group that recorded his debut album, "Big Inner," he wasn't just looking to form a band. He was trying to build a community.
He did exactly that, partnering with his fellow musicians to create Spacebomb Records, a label and recording studio with house band, in his hometown of Richmond, Va.
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While still not as good as the "X-Men"-proper films -- especially "First Class" -- this sequel to the spinoff is mighty fun thanks to Hugh Jackman, who is always enjoyable in the role of Logan, aka The Wolverine, the mutant with healing powers and metal claws coming out of his hand. This film has Logan in Japan where he loses something very important and... » more