Ready or not, santas are coming to town.
Amid uproar from some officials, the annual SantaCon celebration is set for Saturday at a location somewhere in the five boroughs.
It's expected to draw thousands of New Yorkers decked out in their original variations of the iconic red suit.
Some elected officials said that past SantaCons turned into out of control parties on the streets,... » more
The city is smitten with Citi Bike, according to new data from the Department of Transportation.
Citi Bike rentals made up about a third of all bicycle traffic in service areas on an average day in August, accounting for about 33,000 trips daily, according to data released Thursday from the DOT.
Overall, New Yorkers and vistors made about 113,000 bike trips daily in August in Citi Bike... » more
The Jets' slim playoff hopes are still alive, but they've got their work cut out for them on Sunday in Carolina. Gang Green (6-7) can get back to .500 with a win, but the Panthers (9-4) are still fighting to lock up an NFC playoff spot. Here are three things that need to go right in order for the Jets to upset Carolina.
Dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton is on track for... » more
Saving Mr. Banks Directed by John Lee Hancock Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell Rated PG
"Saving Mr. Banks" is an amiable but profoundly confused bit of corporate propaganda. That's to be expected, given that it's a Disney movie about Walt Disney essentially browbeating the reluctant P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the creator of "Mary Poppins," into consenting... » more
For years auditors have groused that the Port Authority is a patronage pit hard-wired with dysfunction.
They have a point: Exhibit A is the controversy raging in New Jersey over the possible use of George Washington Bridge lane closures as a weapon of political retaliation.
Here's what we know: On Sept. 9, the first day of school, the authority suddenly closed two of Fort Lee's three... » more
Elected officials from all over New York gathered at City Hall Thursday to call on the federal government to follow the Empire State's lead on gun control.
With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre Saturday, several state and city leaders said it was clear that the rest of the country was lagging behind when it came to gun safety.
Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed... » more
American Hustle Directed by David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Rated R
My goodness, a lot happens during "American Hustle," David O. Russell's live-wire late '70s/early '80s- style show loosely based on the FBI Abscam operation.
The camera dances and darts, pushes in and pulls away, as stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley... » more
Some Velvet Morning Directed by Neil LaBute Starring Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve Not Rated
"Some Velvet Morning" is essentially a hybrid of cinema and theater, joining the tradition of conversation-centric movies such as "My Dinner with Andre."
There's a camera, two actors and a script, with the greatest visual embellishment consisting of the contrast between a character's... » more
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are taking their final curtain call as husband and wife.
The actors, who met while starring in the original Broadway production of "Rent," have separated after 10 years of marriage, they confirmed on Thursday.
"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," a rep for the actress told amNewYork on Thursday. "Their... » more
UPDATED 12/11/12, 7:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family are moving to Gracie Mansion, trading the modest Park Slope row house where they share one bathroom for the opulent Yorkville mayoral residence and its eight bathrooms.
While some Brooklynties who shared pizza slices and barbs with the family over the years say the de Blasios will be missed, Manhattanites welcomed their... » more