Jane Lynch eating dinner at Casa Nonna in Hell’s Kitchen
Richard Kind walking near 79th Street and Central Park West with a little boy holding baseball equipment
Solange DJing and partying at W Hotels' DO NOT DISTURB Boiler Room event held at the Times Square hotel's EWOW Suite ... » more
The recovery from Superstorm Sandy's wrath six months ago has produced successes offset by frustrations for the hardest hit areas of New York City.
Coney Island's iconic Cyclone has opened. Most of the South Street Seaport has not.
Hundreds of homes are gone or in such disarray that they won't be back until long after the summer is over.
Businesses remain boarded up and owners... » more
Two state polls will be pushing Albany to follow the Big Apple's suit in its fight against youth smoking.
State Sen. Diane Savino and state Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal introduced bills in their respective legislative bodies Friday that would make the City Council's proposal that would raise the smoking age to 21 go beyond the five boroughs.
Savino, a Staten Island representative who... » more
A group of Upper East Siders have banded together to fight the city’s plan to build a waste transfer station on East 91st Street.
The group, Pledge 2 Protect, says the trash station has no place in a heavily crowded residential area.
While the station is planned for the tony Upper East Side, critics say it will also impact residents living in the Stanley M. Isaacs Houses & Holmes... » more
The Smith-9th Street station in Brooklyn is set to open Friday after a two-year renovation project.
Trains will start serving commuters at the Gowanus stop, which sits atop the 79-year-old Culver Viaduct, at 11 a.m. The station upgrades, which the MTA had said would cost $275.5 million, were part of the ongoing renovation of the viaduct.
Station reconstruction includes new lighting,... » more
Fleet Week may be canceled, but Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Thursday she still wants sailors on the town to be celebrated and honored in NYC.
Maloney said the city could have used the economic boost Fleet Week brings after devastating events such as Superstorm Sandy. The city estimated that the festivities generate $20 million.
“It generates a big shot in the arm,” she said. “We’ve had... » more
Sometimes it helps to be lucky.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev decided on the spur of the moment, after their photos were released to the world as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, to drive to New York and detonate five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker device in Times Square.
The result... » more
'It's not a tattoo kind of neighborhood," said the owner, explaining why Greene Tattoo parlor would be moving from Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill to somewhere in Williamsburg.
I don't have any tattoos. And I viewed with some amusement the parade of hipsters that used to crowd outside Greene Tattoo, smoking. But I'm sad to see that tattoo parlor leave our street -- priced out after just... » more
Former President Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter, as he started tweeting Wednesday night under the handle @billclinton.
The ex-prez learned the ropes earlier this month during an appearance on "The Colbert Report." Stephen Colbert helped Clinton set up a fake account under a ridiculous user name, explaining that “@presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken,... » more
New Yorkers no longer have to trash iced-coffee cups, empty shampoo bottles, coat hangers and food containers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the city has expanded its recycling program to include hard plastics, amounting to more than 50,000 tons of waste a year that would otherwise sit in a landfill. The expansion took effect Wednesday.
"There is no more worrying... » more