A police manhunt for an accused teen chain snatcher shut down train service on the West Side Monday morning.
Vincens Vuktilaj, 18, was on the loose for about five hours after he escaped custody before being arrested again in the afternoon, police said.
He was in cuffs being led out of his Saint Nicholas Avenue apartment in Harlem at 10:15 a.m. when he pushed past a detective and disappeared... » more
We've never liked term limits, but as it happens, we don't have to. Federal prosecutors are doing the job for us. The latest official to land in trouble is Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson, an ex-leader of the Senate Democratic caucus, who's accused of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements.
His rendezvous with infamy was expected after the feds revealed last week... » more
Designers Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Zac Posen getting in some pre-Met Gala pampering at Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa
Kristin Chenoweth shopping for a new bed at Hästens Madison Avenue Boutique
Russell Simmons celebrating Cinco de Mayo by having margaritas and wings with pals at The Windsor
Brooke Shields, wearing a pink lace skirt and denim shirt, having lunch with daughter... » more
Plagued by drama since before it opened, Broadway's "Orphans" is slated to close six weeks early.
Producers announced May 6 that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, May 19 for a total of 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The show was originally scheduled to run until June 30. According to The New York Times,... » more
The skeleton of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus came to the United States as smuggled contraband, but will return to its origins in Mongolia for its people to enjoy. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Homeland Security officials Monday returned the dinosaur’s nearly complete skeleton to Mongolia at a ceremony near the United Nations.
The Tyrannosaurus bataar, a smaller cousin to North America’s... » more
Did you know that Community Education Council elections are going on right now? Do you know what a Community Education Council is and how its members are elected?
No? You're not alone. Information about the councils is maddeningly opaque.
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg established mayoral control over the city's schools early in his first term, he dissolved the local school boards, which... » more
New York City has a reputation for being rude. Every so often a new survey will be published naming New York as the rudest city in the country.
My reaction to stories like this is just rolling my eyes, though that might be interpreted as rude. Whatever. I disagree with these surveys. New York City isn't rude -- it's just that people from everywhere else are sensitive.
New Yorkers walk... » more
Justin Bieber was bum-rushed by a fan onstage at a concert in Dubai Sunday night, after the Canadian superstar was two hours late in performing for the second night in a row.
The fan ran onstage while Bieber was sitting at a piano and touched him on the back, and security quickly following, ripping the fan away from Bieber and dragging the person backstage. The piano was flipped over... » more
The developers behind the Barclays Center will be holding a drive to support a sick retired member of New York's Finest.
Steve Bonano, who's the head of security at the Brooklyn arena, has a rare 9/11-related blood cancer, so Forest City Ratner will host a bone marrow drive at 345 Jay St. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Interested visitors can head to the location between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to... » more
Netflix? Why bother when you can catch a flick on the town.
Movie theaters have been popping up across New York in droves over the past few years, and the latest is set to break ground Tuesday when the city's first "all documentary, all the time" theater, the DCTV cinema, begins construction.
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others will... » more