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
Stop the presses: Lindsay Lohan says she likes ecstasy more than cocaine.
The troubled starlet, who entered rehab on Friday, opened up to Piers Morgan in an interview in the Daily Mail Sunday and revealed she has done cocaine in her early 20s but hasn't touched it since.
"Everyone thinks I've done it so many times. But I've only done it maybe four or five times in my life,"... » more
Just in case you needed a reminder, yesterday's verdicts against two former associates of City Comptroller John Liu are dramatic evidence that New York's tidal wave of public corruption continues to roll.
The prosecution said that Jia Hou, a campaign treasurer in Liu's successful 2009 bid for the comptroller's office, and Xing Wu Pan, a fundraiser in that effort, used straw donors to raise... » more
Great news: We can get cellphone and Wi-Fi service at 30 subway stations, and before you know it, at all of them. And ever greater news: We may one day be able to use our cells in subway tunnels, too!
What's that? Not such great news?
"I'm happy that I can reach my clients here," said Tatiana, an East Harlem social worker who sat on the bench beside me at the 86th Street C... » more
Frank Sinatra must have been referring to a well-known Queens neighborhood when he urged listeners to direct their feet to the sunny side of the street. And he was probably in on a really good real estate tip.
Sunnyside, the quaint and affordable neighborhood in western Queens, is situated in a prime location just minutes from Manhattan, but seems like a world away.
Ask the locals, they’ll... » more
Solange eating lunch with two gents at STK Midtown
Alicia Keys walking out of the 240 W. 35th St. office building
Harvey Fierstein having dinner with two others at Ruby Foo’s in Times Square on Tuesday, the same day his musical with Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots,” scored 13 Tony noms
Katharine McPhee buying a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans at Earnest Sewn’s Meatpacking District... » more
Miley Cyrus just can’t escape the “Is she or isn’t she marrying fiance Liam Hemsworth?” talk. And in May’s V Magazine, the 20-year-old starlet revealed info about her famous relationship — and a whole lot more in some photos too risque too run in amNewYork.
“I'm not home with my boyfriend all the time,” she told the mag in an interview conducted at the end of February. “We work. Every week... » more
Lindsay Lohan is going to be one fashionable rehabber.
Scheduled to enter court-mandated rehab in New York Thursday, the 26-year-old starlet was busy this week prepping to hit the road ... with a ton of clothes and accessories in tow.
The always-in-trouble actress posted a photo on Instagram (which she later deleted) of herself surrounded by suitcases, trunks, laundry bags and piles... » more
Randi Weingarten, who heads the American Federation of Teachers, has called for a moratorium on consequences from the Common Core curriculum exams that 450,000 New York City public school students took last month.
She says she wants to decouple the tests from decisions that could hurt students, teachers and schools. "Put the brakes on the stakes," Weingarten said in an address this week to... » more
A historic midtown edifice is undergoing a makeover to bring back its past.
Crews began the $10 million restoration of the former Astor Trust Company building at 501 Fifth Ave. in March and aim to return it to its original 20th century look.
When the Astor family opened the bank in 1916, it sported a limestone facade, but 50 years later, the owners covered the front with black granite.
The... » more