Last week's Senate rejection of expanded background checks for gun purchases reminds us of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's true legacy.
Whatever you think of our mayor, it's undeniable that he's been a strong voice -- too often, the only voice -- taking on the National Rifle Association in the battle for gun sanity.
The mayor wasted no time responding to the Senate's gutless vote. "This is... » more
Yellow cabs just got a whole lot greener.
Six all-electric Nissan LEAF taxi cabs hit the streets Monday, with each car saving drivers $17,500 a year in gas costs, according to TLC Commissioner David Yassky.
The new cars were introduced as part of a pilot program as a way to gauge the possibility of an all electric fleet. More will be on the way in October.
The cabs "will help... » more
We are right in the thick of another corporate earnings season, and this week, the spotlight is on technology icon Apple, which reports results for its fiscal second quarter Tuesday.
Once the brightest star in the U.S. stock market, Apple saw shares slide more than 40% from an all-time high in September of last year, with Wall Street disappointed that products like the iPhone 5 have not been... » more
Every spring and summer, Inwood Hill Park, at the tippy top of Manhattan, is taken over by adult softball leagues. Think Little League, with the corporate-sponsored team names and uniforms, but instead of kids it's grown men who don't seem to work during regular business hours. Many teams come from other neighborhoods just to use the park.
I don't mind that adult softball leagues use the... » more
Style starts from within, says fashion and beauty expert Bobbie Thomas.
And she should know. The uber-popular style editor of NBC’s “Today” show started her career as a rape crisis counselor and has an educational background in psychology. And with her new book, “The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow,” she is discussing the link between looking good... » more
Two New York bigshots, one restaurant.
Jay-Z and Jake Gyllenhaal both ate dinner — but at separate tables — at Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone’s recently opened Village restaurant Carbone on Thursday night, a fellow diner told us.
Jay-Z, sans wife Beyoncé, dined with a group of people and stayed until at least 1 a.m., and Gyllenhaal also ate a late meal, the restaurant-goer said. ... » more
Just eight days after giving birth to her second child, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman looked seriously svelte at her bridal show in the Big Apple on Friday.
After a stream of wedding gown-wearing models strutted their stuff at the show, held at a studio in Chelsea, 37-year-old Chapman rocked the runway in a long-sleeved black lace dress and open-toed heels, waving to... » more
It was an old-fashioned glam gals’ night out in NYC on Thursday.
Tiffany & Co. threw a Jazz Age-themed bash that attracted gorgeous A-list guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel and Carey Mulligan, who stars in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film version of “The Great Gatsby.” Also there were Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer... » more
For decades, horse-drawn carriages have been lined up around Central Park ready to take tourists and New Yorkers through one of the most magnificent places on Earth, Central Park.
But what looks like a wonderfully romantic experience is in fact one of the largest instances of animal cruelty in the city and is an antiquated form of tourism. That's why NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable... » more
If you get to the bottom of any fight in New York City, it's always about the real estate, right? We compete for a seat on the bus and for subway standing room. Pedestrians struggle for crosswalk space against a fuming, pushing phalanx of taxicabs and trucks. Pretty it ain't.
But food-truck vendors have it worse. They're engaged in an endless two-front battle for space -- competing with motorists... » more